Well, Its Monday, and I with the way this one started, I definitely can relate to Garfield. Last night, we came home to the realization that what was left of the homework was just a tad bit ( try 4 hours tab bit) more then what we were led to believe was left. Add on top of that a production issue at the ol’ office, the guy that might be able to fix it sleeping in bed 5 time zones ahead and a body that just wanted to go to sleep and what you have is a Monday morning that no one wanted to see arrive! So at 2am I was still awake, trying to figure out how to make a HP Laser Jet print duplex with Windows 7. (Which I did figure out – finally!)
So it was only natural that this morning I climbed back into the comfy bed 3 different times before finally deciding that that would not do, and I had to take on the day.
Actually, it was during these “snooze” periods that I pondered my options. I could use the excuse that I am tired, that I was up late, to make the day miserable on those around me. I could choose to hate the day, to be grouchy and to take my temporary discomfort out on the world. OR, I could choose to look at my blessings. I have Windows7, a Color Laser Printer, and the brain to be able to fix it. I had friends to help me with the production problem at work, and I knew that my Irish friend would tackle this issue with gusto when he arose. And I am blessed with a smart child, that, despite his procrastination (which he genetically acquired from me I think), has numerous talents and incredible creativity. So I sprang from my bed, make breakfast for the boys, and hit the road for a little 3 mile run, realizing the gift that contentment really is.
6But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (New International Version)
So with that I say Bring It Monday.