Today is Day #2 of the challenge by, The Brave Love Blog.
To be honest, I thought this would be the easiest writing prompt. As, I thought on and off during the day yesterday about what my ideal day would be, I came up with several different scenarios. I loved each one and they were all different. So, which one do I choose to write about? If I write about one of my ideal days, does that mean the other ones aren’t my ideal days now? This was tougher than I thought!
I made a vow to love each day that I’m given and live it to the fullest. Granted, I do have some days that seem wasted by just doing nothing. There are days where I don’t want to see anyone or be around people. Isn’t that sad? Do you ever feel that way? I hope I’m not the only one. Then it seems once I get over that, I’m back in the game, ready for anything.
This is an example of my “ideal day.”
It all begins with my home! I love home and I’ve spent a lifetime making my home a place of peace, rest, comfort and beauty. At least I try. I love cleaning, I know, strange, but I do. I love that feeling of accomplishment and being on top of things, knowing what needs fixing, touching up, decorating, etc. When my family or friends come for a visit, I love to make them feel at home. This took me many years to get to that point as I had never felt comfortable having people in my home. I have been around some pretty pretentious people in my life and I knew what they said about others, so I always had a feeling they thought that of me. I then came to the conclusion, I can only be who I am. If what I am and have isn’t good enough, there isn’t anything I can do about it, so why worry. That changed my world when I got that through my head.
My ideal day always involves beginning my day in quiet time with the Lord. I read my Bible and spend time in prayer. That is the perfect way to start my day.
Each day holds things to do and accomplish. I don’t want a full schedule. I get a bit flustered if I have a full schedule and just running from thing to thing. I choose carefully what I do each day outside of my home. I try to have a purpose for everything I do.
An ideal day would always include words of affirmation from those that I love. (even strangers) I have discovered that I thrive on affirmation. I love getting notes, calls, emails and yes even flowers that say, I love you or I’m thinking of you, you are doing a good job! I’ll take that over diamonds………maybe! 😉 You can say I love you, you are doing a good job with diamonds, right? Not too long ago, I received the sweetest surprise. Someone wanted to look at our house because they were building a house and wanted some ideas, etc. My husband and I walked them through our house and we visited for just a few minutes. The next day, I received a beautiful vase of purple tulips! I couldn’t believe it….now that is a sweet gesture. I’m always amazed at people’s kindness. I take notes and try to do the same….and….I fail many times….but, I’m still trying!
I like to end the day at home with my husband. Going to dinner and then walking in the evenings is a perfect way to end the day for me. (throw in a Hallmark movie and I’m good) My husband would say, having dinner at home and then walking. I’m working on that one. This is my ideal day, right?
When I lay my head on my pillow at night and close my eyes and tell God thank you for a beautiful day, I have comfort in knowing that everything I did, said and thought, only brought honor and glory to my Savior!
This would be a perfect ideal day for me!
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my thoughts;” Psalm 139:23