At the beginning of the year I subscribed to receive a thoughtful quote each week from Erin Loechner.
Each quote would act as a springboard for journaling prompts, circumspection and reflection, and responses to consider.
These emails slipping into my inbox every Monday morning have been a highlight of 2020 for me. I print them out as they arrive, punching them with a three-hole punch and assembling them in a yellow cloth binder.
This week’s resonated with me in the best way.
“The day before she’d died, the three of them were in the hospital room, and her grandmother had said, “What I wouldn’t give for one more June day.” She wanted to talk with her friends on the porch, eat a bowl of raspberries with whipped cream on top, grill out, stay up late playing cards with the two of them. And the weather would be warm, not hot. Big cloud, blue sky weather. Lena had excused herself, went to get tea, and hoped that at the end of her own life, she would only want one more good, but not special, day.” ~ Megan Giddings
Is there a better definition or description for delighting in Every Good Day?
The grand and amazing and extraordinary are magnificent. No question about it.
But the most of our days are spent in the ordinary good. And as we know, our moments make our days. Our days become our lives.
One more good day looks like homemade banana splits. Chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. Washing silks from sweet corn ears.
It’s in freshly laundered bed sheets and cozy lamplight. Popping in a favorite movie for the sixty-eighth time. Bubble baths and books to savor.
Sending cake to the neighbor or frosting celebration cupcakes. It’s in hydrangeas clipped from the bush and hash browns for breakfast. Texting videos to Grandma and pulling postcards from the mailbox.
And sometimes the good in every good day simply comes from the victory of fighting to seek the gratitude and delight in it.
Right now? Me? I’m thinking that bowl of raspberries with whipped cream on top sounds pretty near perfect.
You? What’s in your Every Good Day today?