Did you ever have one of those days when you felt like you were walking the road of life totally alone and misunderstood?
It's been one of those days when nothing has gone quit right. I'm really not feeling sorry for myself or about the day, for God has been good to me. This day just made me very sad and weary. I feel isolated and quite alone, and just want to curl up in a fetal position and sleep for a week.
And it amazed me at the folks who contributed to this mood. Friends, boss, work, even family all got into the act at one point or another. Surely hope that I don't make people feel this way. I am making a note to myself to try to be a better person and think before I open my big fat mouth or assume I know a situation when I am actually clueless. Or to ignore people, make them feel invisible by my actions or make fun of them because they are not my idea of perfection or beauty. To ask people around me how they are feeling and to actually listen.
Have you stopped to think about the person sitting next to you right now? What have they been through today? Did you add to their burden or did you make it lighter? Did you think about anyone other than yourself today? Do you care?
And mostly, what do you think your Creator would think of you this moment, if it were your last and how you went about using this simple, quiet, precious day of life you were given?
If you are allowed to wake tomorrow, what will you change?
© Joyce (Tidwell) Burns, ChynaMoon Creations, Chyna Moon Press, 1997-2013