Yeah, it was a good day. It was also a Monday. No, those two are not always mutually exclusive. Sometimes you have to decide in your mind that you choose what kind of day you will have by your attitude going into it and how you respond rather than react to the day’s events.
Was it my best day ever? No. I’ve had better. Was it the worst? By far no.
But it was a day filled with new mercies and fresh grace. It was a day covered in hesed, my new favorite word that basically means deserving nothing and receiving everything from God.
I had sunshine, good music in my car, a fairly smooth commute to and from work, a good hike with a friend, and the joy of waking up for one more day. Those are what constitutes a good day in my book these days.
It’s not about having everything you want that money can buy. It’s about having everything that money can’t buy– what you can never put a dollar amount on, what can’t be bought or sold.
“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known” (Garrison Keillor).