Day 15 . Finding The Good

When you have two young kids (or any kids for that matter) running errands has to be carefully calculated.

Yesterday I had two stops to make: Picking up milk from our milk share drop off and stopping by the bank. I timed it perfectly for both kids naptimes. I had snacks & drinks just in case. It was all set up to be a perfect, quick outing.

So I thought.

Then, I waited at the milk drop off for 15 minutes before I checked online and saw they were switching it to Tuesday this week.

Then, my toddler refused to take her nap and chucked her snack bowl a crossed the car spilling the contents everywhere.

Then just before I pulled into the bank, the baby woke up from his nap.

Then there were 4 people in line for the tube-thingy at the bank, knowing both kids would be screaming for the 10-30 minutes I waited, I drove home.

I had accomplished nothing. Wasted over an hour of our day. And now I had two cranky kids. Nothing went right. And I felt a migraine coming on.

Then I noticed this view driving home.
And I realized, God designed a pretty freaking beautiful world.

And all of a sudden it didn't matter that my trip was a failure. I was just enjoying the beauty that fall brings. Enjoying God's artwork.

Yes, I lost an hour of my day. But didn't lose any more hours dwelling on it.

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"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

Philippians 4:12

God Bless!