For nearly as long as I can remember, I’ve denied the concept of Mondays being something to dread. However, today my deniability fell short and I almost let it get to me. My morning started much, much, later than intended. Stress keeps creeping up on me and causing sleep to come at a higher price. Seeing that I didn’t go to sleep until around 6am, I suppose waking up at 12pm is only to be expected. Anyways, it makes me feel lazy.
As soon as I woke up, I had to rush to get ready for an orthodontist appointment.
From this appointment, I learned something very interesting-
Just because you’re punctual doesn’t mean others are.
As I walked through the door, ready with my new Liz Claiborne dress and punctual-person hair style, I noticed the waiting room was over-flowing. Frustration doesn’t even begin to explain what I was feeling. So far, I really haven’t had a cheerful experience with my braces, so this was just the rotten cherry on top. (Although, I will say I’m extremely thankful to have the resources to attend such appointments). Any-who, after two and a half hours, they found out I shouldn’t have even been there. But, since I was, they went ahead and shoved a piece of plastic between my “6 and 7″ (my last tooth on the bottom right and the one before it).
After this, I opted out of going to two dance classes to grab a bite at Dakine’s and work on some school at the local Starbucks. Along with studying, I checked the status of my account on Upwork… Supposedly, they are not currently accepting the work of people under 18. Grrr… Oh well. I need extra cash, so I’ll figure out how to make it some other way. It’s a journey
While the widely feared Monday had been besting me for the majority of my day, I found it in me to find back! On my way to my dance class, I was caught off-guard by how intense the sunset was. While the color was blinding, and somewhat dangerous, it was breathtaking! I absolutely adore the skies in Florida. This, interestingly enough, broke through that ickiness I had been feeling.
Constantly, I’m shocked by how such little things can turn an entire day around. I suppose it just takes a moment to stop and decide to let some happy in. In moments like these, though, I’m reminded of how people are always saying God speaks to them. I, on the other hand, never have really experienced that. Definitely, though, there is an overwhelming sense of Him. I actually found a verse that nearly addresses how I feel.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” -Ecclesiastes 3:11
This verse is especially accurate because it’s true, I can’t fathom it to the full extent that alot of people can. I try, though, and I guess that’s worth something. I think my relationship with God is, in a way, special (as is everyones) because it’s not out of a need for something. Christianity is an interest along with a lifestyle, for me, I guess.
Now, I’m curled up with the girls watching yet another round of “The Princess Bride.” V didn’t want to do anything else, so I’ll take the time with her- even if it means watching the movie over again. On days like this, moments like these make them worth it.
Until next time, I am off to go enjoy these adorable snuggles from the littles!