I had this quote run through my head all day today. And truth be told--today I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I felt 'irritated&need space'. After a little exercise, many prayers and little blessings and major effort--l was able to regroup, especially as a mother.
I do have bad days and I have good days. Fortunately, with the help of my Lord I was able to turn my pre-assumed "bad" day into a genuine, deep--to the point of where I felt my heart bursting at the seams--wonderful kind of day. I put my phone away& enjoyed every mannerism, every dance move, every song sung, every silly joke, every silly face, every giggle, every cute intonation, every mispronounced word, every question, every magic trick, every ingredient spilled and concoction created, every teaching moment, every snuggle, squeeze, kiss, hug--essentially every ounce of energy and every spark of LIGHT. My children, they are a pure beam of light that duplicates the Saviors light. I couldn't help but hold them a little tighter, express my love a little deeper and consume my precious time. Today I felt contagious happiness.
I'm sad to say that I dont take advantage of my every second everyday--again, I'm human. Truthfully some days are just flat out rotten! But guess what, that is OKAY! I can honestly say that at the end of all MY hard days (that I created) I stare at my sleeping children with tears in my eyes thinking about how I failed those precious souls for the day. They are pure. They are sinless. And they deserve nothing but the best. Those nights give me a chance to re-valuate and repent. The sweet thing is that we always have tomorrow to do better. But, I do want to make EVERY DAY COUNT...prayer, scripture, song and sweet words-- it can change the natural man within the day, hour, minute. I don't want to sleep it off when I can choose to change my attitude. And today, today was a success. Today was pure enjoyment. Today I want to mark it in the books that I can push the bad days away and make them spectacular. It's hard but worth it! No happiness comes in a grander scheme than in moments when I enjoy my time with my loved ones, so much so that I can mark that day as, "counted" ❤️