“On s’étonne trop de ce qu’on voit rarement et pas assez de ce qu’on voit tous les jours.”Madame de Genlis
This one little phrase seems to be popping into my mind a lot.
“When this is all over, I will…”
“When this is all over, I can’t wait to…”
I can’t wait to dig my toes in the sand on the beach. I can’t wait to explore a new city. Heck, I can’t wait to eat at a restaurant.
Yet, in dreaming of when this is all over, I completely forget the now.
I forget the joy I feel from seeing my colleagues again. I forget the fun it is (even if it is now daunting) to walk around town and stand in line at the boulangerie. I forget how much I enjoy window shopping.
I hope and pray I never lose the appreciation of the now. I’ve written before about taking things for granted, but I feel now more than ever that I am realizing what a scary mindset that can be.
This is my life. The days are passing and I am in this situation, whether I like it or not. Maybe I’ll be able to take a hint from Solomon.
“When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider this:
God has made the one
as well as the other.” Ecclesiastes 7:14
I hope that despite your current situation (or perhaps just in the midst of your current situation), you too can find peace.
As always, I extend this offer that never expires. If you would like to talk, send me a quick email. I have created a weekly prayer list that I would love to add you too.