that’s enough for today

 

that's enough

the innocence of a child…
the unknowing wittiness of a toddler…
the truth spoken.
I was watching my friends’ little peanut the other day.

We had been reading books (and by that I mean the same book)
having a dance party with the Wiggles
scattering plastic food everywhere
assembling a floor puzzle only to destroy it and reassemble it…
yep…she’s 2.
Then we sat down at the table to use her “computer”
and very abruptly and in an as-a-matter-of-fact way, she turned it off,
closed the lid, pushed it to the back of the table, and declared that that was “enough for today”.
Ok, perhaps the sentence wasn’t complete, but I knew what she was saying.

My little poofy-haired friend has great wisdom.

I am wondering how many times I need to tell myself (or listen to God whispering), “that’s enough for today”?
that’s enough…
complaining
whining
talking negatively to myself
thinking I’m not equipped
picking apart the not-so-lovely parts of my day
focusing on the greater-than-life schedule that is looming…

that’s enough for today.

“but…”
the anxiety starts to bubble and simmer
“what about…”
the unfairness of life begins to blanket
“what if…”
the unknown becomes the focus

that’s enough for today.

it’s time to refocus
it’s time to become aware
it’s time to breathe deeply
it’s time to trust

that’s enough for today.

“…I always have more than enough.  He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where he restores and revives my life.
Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have!
So why would I fear the future?
For I am being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love.” – Psalm 23 (select verses from The Passion translation)

that’s enough for today.

God is enough for today.
grace is enough for today.

 

 

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