It’s cold and dreary today. The temperature’s just north of freezing, and there’s drizzle.
In an unusual twist, however, I slept nine hours last night.
In a row.
(Look out world.)
I never know quite what to expect on the backside of a rough week. Saturday morning could arrive all kinds of grumpy and disheveled. Or maybe humbled and weary, but grateful.
This morning, I feel a little like the Cat in the Hat; I pick up all the things that are down … the cake, the rake, and the gown. A week’s worth of dishevelment awaits all around me. But I wander here and there throughout our home, setting things to rights, not in the least bit resentful – surprisingly – of the dishes once again left in the sink or the two-week high mounds of laundry in varying states of dirty, clean-but-not-folded, or folded-but-not-put-away.
Because in this Saturday’s clarity, I understand: It’s all temporary.
The tough week. The busy. The shifting priorities. The dishes. Even the cold and drizzle.
Because like our ever-changing New England weather, what’s here today will likely be gone tomorrow. And who knows? Tomorrow may arrive sunny with scattered resentment. Or windy with a chance of anxiety.
But that’s for tomorrow to resolve. And it, too, will pass.
Today, I understand that eventually my laundered and folded shirts will nest again in my dresser. If not today, then tomorrow or the day after. Soon.
Today, I pleasure in the smoothing of sheets and the sorting of mail.
Today, my hope remains undaunted by tomorrow’s forecast.
Because this Saturday morning’s arrived hopeful and expectant.
There’s a whole new day out there just waiting to be lived, and it’s only, and just barely 8 a.m.