The day begins with overcast clouds with a heavy mist hanging around where you can’t quite get a grasp as to what the day’s weather will be. We wake each morning, whether refreshed or still exhausted, we really have no way of knowing how our day will work out either. As we refresh ourselves with our morning routines, prepare for our day’s encounters, we are also setting the tone for how we will approach what life will throw at us.
This morning, the first thing on our agenda was to call the college (ref: my previous post “Curve Ball in life” on Saturday), to see what was actually financially due for the spring semester. Apparently we were not the only concerned family, as they were receiving calls from numerous others, as they quickly discovered that something caused everyone’s grants and scholarships to kick out. As I shared this with my daughter, her face was illuminated with joy, which was soon followed by the sun breaking free from the clouds. It was as if God reached in and wrapped His arms around her so that He could participate in her happiness.
After having a good morning at her job of helping our elderly neighbor, and a few other things going quite well for her this morning, to have this news so quickly followed by the breaking out with sunshine, she exclaimed “It’s going to be a GREAT day!!”.
Sometimes in life we encounter situations that cause us to panic. When we step back, take a moment to settle our thoughts and then ask questions, we will very often discover that the issue was non-deserving of our initial response. The panic we all encounter, depending on our circumstances, is a result of our guard of protection deflecting the unknown of what we are about to encounter.
I still panic from time to time, but what I have learned to do is to actually take time to walk away when necessary, or take the time to think about it before confronting. It was nice to see that my daughter, despite her concern, was able to enjoy the rest of her weekend. And, as we made the necessary phone call to have things clarified, I was able to watch her to experience the worry that initially consumed her, to actually turn out fine.
May your worries be few so that your burden is light. It’s going to be a great day!!