We sat in our living room and watched the weather last night for at least an hour. Oh, we were talking and reading at the same time, but essentially we just watched the storm on the radar screen get closer and closer to our area. Sat and listened as the reporter in Lone Grove described the tornado touching the ground. Sat and prayed that we weren’t next. Sat and thanked God when we weren’t.
We like to think we are in control of our lives. It’s a lie we tell ourselves so we can go about our days without going insane. But I know this morning that I am sitting here by the grace of God. Tornados and floods and fires and earthquakes are just reminders that nature rules the earth, not us. There is a plan and system in place that is much bigger and greater than our little plans. If you think seriously about how truly small and fragile our lives are it will either make you want to sit down and do nothing, or make each moment of your life count. I choose to do the latter. If I’m here for this day or just part of it, I want it to be a good one!
So here are my little plans for the day:
I’m going to try a new way to get my three lowest students to understand their alphabet sounds.
I’m going to contact three people and tell them I love them.
I’m going to do what I can to stay healthy.
I’m going to be thankful for whatever happens today, because I’m here to experience it.
I’m going to go see my friend’s new grandbaby, scheduled for arrival at 9:30 this morning!
Have a great day!!