Whats on the Menu?
Our family loves going there.
He had new menu boards made this year,, and I love them.
I stopped by the other day - before the Grand Opening for the Season to see the boards.. to see what was on his menu for this year.
Sundaes, Shakes, Flurries, Smoothies, Cones, Pretzels,, etc... and as I stood there reading those boards, I thought about all of the choices that there were. A lot to choose from, for sure!
On my ride home, I began to think about my day and all of the different choices I face. I was surprised when I layed all of the choices out before me. In fact, a lot of what I choose for the day begins before I even set my feet on the floor.
Hmmmm... Whats on the Menu today?
~Making my new middle name Cranky or Sunshine??
~Socks or no socks? ( Wish the weather didn't always determine this one)
~Letting the kiddos stay in their jammies all day? Ha!
~Making the beds - or letting laziness rule?
~Going out or staying in?
~Potty training or setting the idea on a shelf for another day..( I CANNOT keep doing that)
~Making the beloved carrot juice or rolling out the spread - french toast, eggs, etc.
~Obsessing over the mountain of laundry ( 6 loads a day keeps us going) or saving it for 12 loads tomorrow...( BTW - this is not a good idea - I have tried it)
~Writing that thank-you note, or just hoping that the person will just know I was thankful.
~Jumping on the treadmill or writing a new epic in the Story of Procrastination
~Combing the tangles out of my little girls Shirley Temples ( one by one),.. or re-washing it for an easier comb - through (This is a toss-up - she hates baths!)
~Pushing my children on the swing-set, or hoping that they can learn to play without me. ( Been there - done that - not again)
~Homeschooling a full-day or letting the kids do their normal work-load ( I really get into their subjects and often we end up schooling toooo long.)
~Smiling through the mishaps - or using my "not- so -nice voice" - (ohhh,, if this choice wasn't so hard!)
~Make the home-made chicken soup or choose this night for spaghetti - the easy meal for 11 people. ( Besides - why would I choose to de-bone a chicken.. when I have a choice?)
~Assign all my children to a task so that I can sit leisurely by and watch the house fall into order..( Oh,, sorry.. this was something that I thought would BE A nice choice on the menu some day.. just dreaming...another post I guess.)
What's on the Menu in your day? My Menu, of course is different from yours.
Here's what I am thinking -
What I choose, sets the course of my day.
My attitudes. My examples.
And guess what...I sometimes - make the absolute wrong choices. And I know that I am.
Because it is easy.
BUT- I reap what I sow.
I want my choices to be purposed with excellence -for the Lord and my family.
Whats on the Menu today? -
*Sunshine is my middle name.
*My little Shirley Temple will get her locks combed through one-by one.
*The beds got made.
*No jammies past 9 here!
*Home-made chicken soup tonight!
*3 Loads of Laundry and Counting.
*No treadmill today- wise choice, believe me!
*Potty Training 101 in motion!
*Definitely chose to smile through the mishaps - sore throat prevents a not - so - nice voice -( lol- just kidding!)
*Thank you note in the mail!
*Lighter work-load for kids - just said "NO School today!"
**OH- and juicer broke - so that settled it - Homemade Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast! WITH Whipped Cream, of course!
( This is a new Menu Item!)
Wonder what I will choose off the MENU tomorrow?