“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today”—Matthew 6:34 (NRSV).
Ugh! What a mess. Was this an indication of what the rest of my day would entail? A tiny pinhole in a quart of milk had leaked overnight, leaving a small lake of white in the top door shelf of my refrigerator. After relocating the rest of the shelf’s contents, I placed the milk jug on my kitchen cabinet and then carefully removed the plastic bin holding its milky residue and dumped it in the sink.
Of course, I left a trail of milk on the floor. After pouring the remaining milk into a glass pitcher, I began cleaning up the mess. Thank goodness my kitchen floor needed to be mopped anyway.
Disposing of the empty jug, I then finished preparing my breakfast of cereal, topped with my usual fare of blueberries. My morning routine was off, leaving me addled and I did something “stupid.” I poured orange juice on my cereal. Frustrated, and not wanting to waste food, I added milk to the bowl. It made for an unusual tasting, but interesting meal.
Don’t Let Trouble Rule Your Day
Sometimes things happen. We spill milk, but we shouldn’t cry over it. Just like we can’t change the past, we can’t put the milk back into the leaky carton or the toothpaste back in the tube.
While I didn’t let the incident ruin my day, I was definitely aggravated. I’d allowed what happened to take my focus off my breakfast preparations. Hence, my weird-tasting cereal that morning.
Later, I was able to laugh and share my crazy morning with friends. Of course, they could relate. We’ve all had mornings like this. We can either let it shape our attitude for the day and leave us wishing we could just go back to bed or we can choose to see life through the eyes of Jesus.
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SOURCE: Assist News