A late evening at work. Heading down to the ground floor lobby. Walking towards the front door, absent-mindedly. Ooops. Almost crashed on the glass doors. They didn’t open automatically! I forgot. It’s after-office hours. Where’s the button to open the doors? Oh, there you are. The bright green button. How could I miss you, dear bright green button?
Stepping out towards a crisp spring evening. I wrapped my coat closer to me. There’s still a lot of people in the city. It seems many are also just making their way home.
I headed towards the long escalators that lead to the bowels of the underground train station.
Then I recalled the events of the day. I can feel my brow crease into a frown. What a day! Then, a smile came to my lips as I replayed some conversations. Then a bubble of laughter started to form in my belly and before the escalator finished its travel downwards, a tinkle of laughter had escaped my lips. Sometimes, in spite of the challenges around me, I just have to smile and laugh a little.
I hurried up the steps to the platform, as I saw a train pull away. Oh, oh, oh. Sigh. Another ten minutes to wait for the next one. I’m hungry and tired. So I slumped on an empty bench.
Then a song came to mind and the memory of seeing my child perform the song in front of many. And the song touches something in my soul and I feel my shoulders lift a little. I can’t help but tap my foot to the music that’s in my head. Sometimes, in spite of the challenges around me, I just have to tap to the music. (Check out ‘Wake‘ by Young and Free)
Through the challenges of my days, I am thankful. Because each day, and even through each night, I remember that I am blessed and I am loved. So things may not look too good around me, but sometimes I just have to twirl.
Your beauty and love chase after meevery day of my life.I’m back home in the house of Godfor the rest of my life.
Psalm 23:6 (The Bible, The Message Version)
I do have many reasons to twirl these days. I am surrounded by a wonderful, supportive bunch of people!