Bethany and Amber
The Best Day Ever could be any day. Days should only be judged by that day, not collective days, but each one as it goes. Each day is different; each day starts new, each day given by God to do what we need to do.
Time well spent for many different reasons makes the Best Day Ever. The day your daughter or son was born, a grandchild, a marriage, graduation, retirement, a new home, or career. These are all causes for celebration; the Best Day Ever.
And then there are other uneventful days, laundry, dishes, pumping gas, answering e-mails, picking up kids from school, homeschooling, feeding the dog, petting the cat, walking/cycling/driving to work, answering the phone, waiting on an elevator, buying a coffee, making a to do list. Then, there are these days…the ones we try to forget or hold on to for one reason or another, the break up, lost job, spilled your coffee on your new shirt, bad report from the doctor, sad news from back home, an old friend passes, a loved one loses their battle with an illness, your boss isn’t happy with your progress, your child was bullied at school, someone was rude to you, you can’t kick a bad habit, the battery in your car died in the parking lot, you struggle to pay a bill, you’re lonely; the Best Day Ever?
Every day will not be, by our definition, the Best Day Ever, but every day is a day that we hope to find beauty in the ugly. That would be the Best Day Ever; when we are finally able to be content with whatever the day throws at us because we have hope, we have perseverance, fight, calm, peace that passes understanding, patience, and the knowledge that every day is the Best Day Ever because we are here. We can take any day and choose to use it for good. The Best Day Ever is when we grasp Philippians 4 and say, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
God blesses our eyes to see the beauty in the days where there seems to be none. It’s against our nature. It’s a struggle for us, but when we begin to see the simple beauty in a day, lessons to be learned, and use our hard times as experiences that shape us and make us what we need to be for Him, that is the Best Day Ever.