Your job isn’t to provide for the family, to do the laundry, cooking, and cleaning, run errands, care for your kids or your parents, coordinate schedules, respond to emails, or attend meetings/sporting events/concerts.
Your job is to squeeze as much enjoyment out of the day as possible.
Despite runny noses, winter layers, and tiredness. Regardless of deadlines, headlines, or grocery lines. Even days filled with terrible news and shit circumstances can have enjoyable moments.
Look for them. Find your own happy. Stop waiting for a good day to find you. Newsflash: It found you ages ago and is waiting for you? To notice.
Like the cardinal that sat on a limb outside and watched as I made the bed.
And the sweet little 2.5 year old voice that said, “Bless you mommy,” when I sneezed.
And when said 2.5 year old made a hilarious noise that made me laugh out loud (pictured).
And that I got the moment captured in a picture.
And me being able to write this while Miller entertains himself.
A sign at my brother and sister in law’s house says, “Today is a good day for a good day.” Indeed, it is. Especially if you make it one.