Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oh, no. June 15, 2010.

Father Moses asked Father Sylvanus, "Can a man lay a new foundation every day?" The old man said, "If he works hard, he can lay a new foundation at every moment."

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Have you ever had one of those days when you have to be at work early but your alarm doesn’t go off and your shower drain is plugged and there is a stain on the pants you were going to wear and you spill the milk and you’re out of coffee and you get out to the car to find a ticket because you forgot about alternate-side parking and your engine light goes on which could mean a $1,000 repair and there is an accident on the expressway and you finally get to work and download your e-mail to find a note from your boss that he needs to “talk to you about something” and you realize you deleted the project you worked on all day yesterday and the school calls and says your kid just threw up in art class and …

It really does seem at times that life conspires against us because things happen in threes (or fours or fives). And the more you say “I can’t handle one more thing,” the more likely it seems that some additional problem will occur. And we say, “It’s been a terrible day!” But the day doesn’t have to begin when you first wake up. It can “begin” at any time. And after that, you just might have a fine day. Don’t like the way the day is going so far? Start it again.

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