It would be very easy for me to look back over my day and definitely find moments of mayhem and chaos. Oh, yes, I could. Traveling to an orthodontist appointment over an hour away in the morning rush hour on a rainy Monday….mayhem, my friends.
Coming home to a toddler who was not happy that momma kissed him good morning and then disappeared for one too many hours.
Mice on Monday. I don’t know about you but this would most assuredly guarantee a bit of mayhem and madness. The soybean fields were harvested. Little critters are looking for new, cozy homes. Let it be known, my little rodents, my home is not it. Country living has the dark side.
Totally missing your exit and not realizing it until you are about twelve miles past it. Yes. It qualifies for Mayhem Monday.
But! But, but, but……at the end of the day, I look back and I can’t focus on those not so happy moments. It was a much longer day than planned due to rain, traffic, accidents, and missed exits. But! We had safe travels. The accidents we saw while driving all appeared to be minor. So very thankful!!
Those cranky little kiddos? I’m the mom who got to hold and rock and cuddle with them. The day will come that they won’t mind not seeing me all day.
That missed exit? I learned a new way home. Now I know.
I’m not trying to be a Pollyanna. But….shouldn’t we look for the small mercies and little joys in the midst of the mayhem? In the midst of the mundane?
What small mercies and little joys can you give Him praise for today?