WISDOM FROM A BEAR: TODAY IS MY "FAVORITE" DAY!

I read some words of wisdom from one of our children’s classics— Winnie-the-Pooh!  Yes, I know you are probably thinking that I have not fully awakened to a new week, but the truth is that there is some wisdom from Pooh!.  He asks Piglet,  “What day is it?”  It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.  “My favorite day” said Pooh. 

Have you noticed how some days you simply live waiting for the next day?  You are not fully participating in the day and are wishing for it to be over.  I wonder how much we miss of life because we don’t seize the day we are currently living in?  For example, your baby is born and you can’t wait to hear how they will sound when they talk! When that is accomplished you want them to crawl, walk, run, go to school, become independent, go to university, get married, have children, and the list goes on.  Sometimes we live our lives just waiting for tomorrow.  That is why I love the wisdom of Pooh when he says with such enthusiasm that today is his 'favorite day.'

Jesus was wise when He encouraged us to live this day, engage it, and not to worry about tomorrow.  So how do we make the most of this day?

Don’t live in the past:  Yesterday is gone.  You can’t get it back so get over your failures and move into this day.

Don’t live with regrets:  Living with regrets will not make today enjoyable.  The only thing you can do about those regrets is making sure that you live today to the full.

Don’t live in the future:  Seize this day—it could be your last day!  We just never know do we?

Don’t live with hurt:  We all know what it feels like to be betrayed, hurt, criticized, but it doesn’t help to bring those hurts into a new day because then it won’t be your favorite day.  Let go of those hurts so you can engage this day.

Don’t live for yourself:  If you want today to be your ‘favorite’ day then live for others and for God.

My prayer for you, is that this day will be your ‘favorite’ day.  I trust that it be filled with serendipity's and joy.  God’s grace and peace be your portion today!

I am and always will be,

Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,

Carol