Monday, September 8, 2008

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself" Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you ever had one of those days, when everything just feels right with the world? I am lucky enough to be having one of those today! I cannot really even tell you why I am having this overwhelming feeling of contentment. (I did my check-book first thing this morning--and that does not usually result in the sort of feeling I am experiencing today!) Despite my deficit in the check register, I was still filled with this calming peace!! Maybe it was the sweet text I got from my husband this morning--totally out of the blue--but so comforting to know someone out there thinks I am wonderful--he ignores all evidence to the contrary!!
Maybe it is the sweet smell of fall in the air--to drive into town with the window rolled down gave me such happiness today!!
Perhaps it is because I remembered all my errands before I returned home--I almost forgot one--and a still, small voice reminded me to stop at Pioneer Party right as I was passing!
I came home and accomplished something that had been on my " to do" list for so long--it brought tears to my eyes when I finally finished!
I prepared dinner while my children were still at school--I marveled at my kitchen stocked full of all the things I need, plus so much more!! Dinner is waiting in the fridge--and because of busy schedules, that is more comforting than many of you could possibly know!!!
I made cookies for my children--which they could smell as they came through the door--their excitement made me feel like a good mom!!
As I accomplished all that was required of me today, I was surrounded by beautiful music--and the thoughts of good neighbors and friends made me feel far more blessed than I rightfully deserve. ( but I will take it anyway!)
Certainly everything about my life is the same as it was yesterday--crazy,busy,and hectic--but for today at least my Heavenly Father is seeing fit to bless me with a tremendous ability to see my life for what it is--far from perfect, but, Oh, so blessed!!
( I kid you not--as soon as I finished typing this--cassidy came in and told me the car was making a funny noise--my battery is dead--Heavenly Father must have a sense of humor!!)


Melanie said...

Just reading about your day, made me feel happy! Thanks! I love days like that and you deserve lots of them! (Though I'm sorry about the battery...I hope it didn't ruin your day!)

Danielle and Fam said...

That's funny about the battery...Just testing you I guess! I am craving one of those days so bad, I'm pretty sure that it has to do with my attitude though. You've inspired me!

Mindi B said...

You deserve a day of complete contentment! I think that is the Lord's way of letting us know how much He loves us and cares for us. Whenever I have a hard day, I remember that one day of contentment and it makes everything okay. (Good luck with the car!)

The Blomquist Bunch said...

It's funny how reading about someone else's good day makes me feel happy, too! Great job writing it all down and giving the awesome day the fame and glory it deserves!! Made me feel happy---and it made me remember my own feelings like that. Thanks for the pick-me-up, lady! (battery, schmattery . . . )

Paul and Natalie McB said...

sniffle sniffle... thanks jaime! I'm going to do everything I possibly can to enjoy my life today! And, perhaps I will read this first thing in the morning EVERY day:) Can you guys move here and be our neighbors again? We can't afford Utah!

Terry said...

I pray that you will have days like the one you described and know that at least this time my prayer was answered. When I got the mail today there was an unexpected package from my daughter and grandchildren and I also realized how blessed I am, even when I'm longing for the day when I can be closer to my family. You are everything to me.

lisa said...

I am so happy that you had such a wonderful day. It is a blessing when we feel that all is right in the world!