It was a Wednesday morning. Don't ask me when, but somewhere over the years, Wednesdays had earned the badge of 'Worst Day of the Week' for me. It just seemed that whatever could go wrong on this dreaded day, did go wrong. A bad day at work, a sickness in the family, car trouble; Wednesdays were out to get me...or so I thought.
This one particular Wednesday morning, I sat up in my bed after my 5 a.m. alarm woke me from a deep sleep. With a sigh, I put my bare feet onto the hardwood floors, shuffling my feet from side to side, feeling for my slippers.
"Dear God, I don't want to go to work today!" I muttered to myself.
I grabbed my iPhone and made my way to the kitchen to make a very strong cup of coffee. While my coffee was brewing, I leaned against the kitchen cabinet and started scrolling through my Instagram feed. I noticed that I had a message so I opened it. It was a quote.
"Today, I will not stress over things I can't control."
It was a beautiful, simple quote surrounded by soft, floral artwork.
All of a sudden, I felt a smile come across my face. I put my phone down on the cabinet and poured myself a mug of freshly brewed coffee. After a few heavenly sips, I grabbed my phone and read the quote once more.
I couldn't believe how something so simple, resonated with me in such a deep, and meaningful way. This day had barely started and based on past Wednesdays, I had already made up in my mind that it was going to be devoid of peace and joy. How very sad. But then I came across a simple quote that had popped up in my Instagram messages, reminding me that my peace and joy can be found in embracing my present, instead of dreading what may or may not happen in the next minute, or hour; loving the aroma of my coffee, the quietness and stillness of the house, while my family sleeps, and appreciating this gift of 'me time' on this Wednesday morning, where I can build myself up through words of encouragement. I don't know what my day will bring, but a simple, meaningful quote reminded me that I can face whatever this day holds with a positive mindset and tenacious optimism.
I don't have to get that pit in my stomach every time the phone rings, expecting bad news. I don't have to ask God to 'get me through' a day that I was blessed to wake up to see. I can choose how I will react to every situation, and I can expect to have an amazing day! I want this for you as well. I don't know if there is a day of the week that challenges you, but I hope that my experience from a heart-felt quote, restores your faith in the power of hopeful expectation.
Have a phenomenal day,