My life seems to be a mess lately. There are so many things that claim my time – accompanying for music programs and festivals, gardening, church doings, my job driving foster children all over the state, my dirty house, laundry and ironing, (yes, I still iron!), writing, keeping food on the table (I can’t claim this as cooking all the time). And there are forces at work that will change my life very soon, but I can’t talk about them yet, so sometimes I feel as if I’m on a merry-go-round that accelerates with each rotation.
Yesterday was a long day of rehearsals for a music concert followed by an evening concert. I was really tired by the end of it. But it was a short night, and I was really feeling my sleep deprivation as I hit the road at 4 AM today to pick up a foster child. When I got home at 10 AM, it was hot enough that I knew my tender garden plants would suffer if I didn’t water before I logged in a few more hours of sleep. So I drug the garden hose around our yard. The last place I water each day is the sweet potato bed that sits in front of the clematis by my front steps. I was barely going through the motions when I noticed that the clematis had bloomed for the first time this year. I love these deep purple flowers, and take great joy in seeing them open each spring. This was my special blessing today. (There were others, too, but this was extra special.)
In the beginning, it was sometimes hard to spot these blessings. But the more I worked at it, the easier it got, and soon I found there are usually more than just one each day. What will tomorrow’s blessing be? I have no idea. But I’ll carry its energy, its beauty, and its love with me all day, and that blessing will help balance my crazy, upside down life.
What is your blessing today? OR are you the blessing for someone else’s day today?