I have been in the “I just can’t wait” mood today.
I was driving back home from the dentist office and it was snowing. I was sliding on the road and I became frustrated. UGH. Not again. Last week the same thing happened to me; I slid and hit a curb then slowly hit a pole. I ended being stuck in the middle of the road until some angel of a man pulled me with his truck to safety.
“I just can’t wait to get an SUV!”
“I just can’t wait for hubs to graduate!”
“I just can’t wait to have our own house!”
“I just can’t wait to have babies!”
This mood made me discontent with my present. My present isn’t bad; just in that moment I felt pity for myself. I wanted to fast forward my life to 14 months from now. As if in 14 months my happiness will be fulfilled.
“I’ll be happy when (fill in the blank).”
I have a good life. I have a job I love, a warm place to sleep at night, a vehicle that takes me places, a supportive husband, friends in this new land… what more do I need?
In my moment of frustration, I disregarded every blessing I have.
The moment is now. (“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24)
I can hope and dream, but don’t take the present for granted. Today is a gift, that’s why they call it the present. 🙂
Find joy in everyday. When I graduated college, my aunt told me “You’ll make more money, you’ll spend more money. Life is about the time you spend with the people you love.”
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, far he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5