I am amazed at how much stuff we have to do. I remember as a kid sitting on the couch in the middle of the morning saying, “I’m board. There’s nothing to do around here.” I would be so excited when summer was coming to a close and school was about to start. Of course I made sure that no one knew that about me, but it was true. I just wanted something to do. Now it seems that there’s not enough hours in the day. Here’s the strange thing. If I’m not careful and purposeful I can work all day and not really accomplish anything. I find myself tired and unfulfilled.
A wise person once said, “Live everyday on purpose.” I have tried to take that thought to heart. I have come to understand and appreciate that everyday we have is truly a gift from the Father of lights and should not be wasted. We are so good at becoming “busybodies.” Running here and running there; and after all the running we really haven’t gone anywhere. I say life is to short. What did you do today? Did the day count? Was there purpose and meaning? Did the World change because you got up this morning? We do have that power you know. We have the opportunity to change the world simply because we are in it. It’s 10:30 at night and I have been running errands all day long for my family: Shopping, cleaning, mailing, filing. I even went to the DPS and scheduled a time for I first born to take her driving test next week. And with all that, I still didn’t clean off my todo list. But that’s O.K. because I have tomorrow, or I don’t. That’s not my call.
Today was an odd day for me, because in the mist of all my business I really didn’t interact with people that much today. Scott and I had a conversation about Revelation and the men that write about it. (One of the highlights of my day by the way.) Other than that I didn’t talk much. I went to several stores doing what I had to do. I was in a sea of people, but just kind of doing my own thing. I called Kim several times today (because I miss her like crazy.) But for the most part it was just me. The ironic thing is today is my day off. I don’t know; maybe for a minister that’s what a day off means. I don’t have very many of those to be honest with you. I must say except for the 2 hours it took me to change the spark plug in my motorcycle, I had a pretty relaxing day.
One of the things on my todo list was to clean the downstairs bathroom. I think I will knock that out real quick and then enjoy it by take a nice hot bath. If that sounds feminine to you, You don’t understand the therapeutic nature of a long hot bath and you’re missing out. I might even top it off with bubbles, because I like bubbles. I have to be ready to change the world tomorrow.