Find goodness in the everyday mundane. I think this where some of the best inspiration comes from – those unsung moments. You know the ones. They take you by surprise. They offer unexpected hope. They breathe into you and cause you to inhale a deep, cleansing breath. Sometimes we don’t have to look for the goodness. It just shows up. A sparkle of joy shines like a diamond in the rough of the day.
I found such beauty in the ordinary, everyday, mundane yesterday. It was a black wall, beginning to blossom with words of life, courage, and empowerment. A co-worker came and hustled three of us outside. She was so excited.
Failed New Year’s resolutions lay recklessly on the whim of this-time-next-year.
Maybe you’ve been there too. I’ll do this or that this year. Whatever it is we claim to pledge to do, our resolve to do that whatever-it-it may wane leaving us off worse than we were before.
Do we ever get them done?
I find myself saying it again. “This time next year I will…” (fill in the many blanks for your life). I think this must be what the bible means when it talks about don’t say you’ll do this or that because you don’t know what the future holds. Are we really invested? Are we really going to do it? Did we really ever count the cost? The only way to tell is in the living day by day – that’s how you know you are accomplishing the goal or the resolution.