I had a cranky morning today.  I didn’t want to get up because I was tired so I ended up rushing around the house like a maniac trying to get everything done and still make it to work at a reasonable time.  In hindsight, this was probably not worth the extra 20 minutes of sleep.  I will try to remember this tomorrow since this is not an atypical unfolding of events in our house. 

Anyways, I can sometimes let the “small stuff” get to me, and I became pretty aggravated when my iron leaked water all over my dress shirt and I had to go searching for something else to wear, which is a challenge in and of itself since the laundry situation at my house is pretty grim.  Just to give you an idea of how grim, you should know that I had to go and find clean towels in the dryer this morning so that my husband and I could shower because the linen closet was empty.  Then, the Keurig decided to brew a dwarf-sized coffee for no reason at all.  When I tried to make a new cup, the stubborn machine brewed yet another dopey coffee.  “Awesome,” I thought to myself, sarcastically.  I surrendered, added a little cream and sugar and drank it in a matter of seconds. 

I was really annoyed and kind of in a bad mood and then as I was checking my Facebook page, I came across a post from a young mom who I know which instantly brought tears to my eyes and made my heart ache.  This young mother of an adorable 1 year old boy, just learned that her dear friend, who is also the father of her child, has died.  I cannot imagine the pain she is feeling and I am sad for a young child who will never get to know his father.  Quickly, I realized how lucky I am to have had the morning that I had. 

Every so often, I am reminded of my blessings and how precious life really is.  Everything can change in an instant and you never know what lies ahead. 

I’m going to give my family some extra snuggles tonight and thank my lucky stars for another wonderful day. I am sharing this story so all of you can do the same.   As our own Kate Street would say, every day is magic.

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