It may not sound overly exciting, but I got a few things done tonight. I paid a couple of bills and finally got around to my 2015 Federal Tax Returns. For some reason, I put my taxes off, and when I do get around to them, they really aren’t so bad.
Here’s my take on the day.
The morning and evening commute? Not my favorite.
Having a job to commute to and from? Totally worth it.
Having to pay bills? Not so much fun.
Not having to write checks and lick stamps and remember to put them in the mailbox in the morning? Win.
Having the money to pay the bills and not having to worry about it? Priceless.
Having my taxes done and over with until 2017? If I weren’t so tired, I might break into a happy dance. Maybe I’ll settle for a happy nap instead.
Perspective is my new mantra. It’s all about perspective.
I could complain about how sore my feet are from the journey or I can choose to sing along the way. I choose singing over complaining. It’s better for you.
Choosing to see the blessings instead of the burden isn’t always easy, but it is most definitely alway worth it. If you look for God’s gifts in the every day minutiae, you end up seeing God there. You see God’s hand everywhere you turn.
If you look for joy, you find it. If you look for bitterness, you find that, too. You really do find what you’re looking for in the long run.
All that to say that the most important part of this Thursday is that I’m still here, therefore God must have a reason for me being here. I will celebrate another day of life successfully lived.
I say that qualifies as mission accomplished, don’t you?