Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
How are you using your time each day? The past several days have felt repetitive, but there have also been small moments of pure joy. Our kids are coming to understand that school is not going to happen for a long time, and they are also deeply missing their Bible class. However we are also watching them use their imaginations more, learn new dances and songs, they are witnessing the importance of family dinner time, and our favorite moment of each day is hearing the simple moments for which they are thankful.
Because each day is a gift from God, I do not want to wake each morning feeling like I am living the same monotonous routine. Leah and I decided to make a list of things we could do to embrace the quarantine and social distancing more positively until we can return to normalcy.
Here is our list:
Read a new book
Start a new painting
Complete a puzzle
Finish a quilting project
Memorize a favorite passage of scripture
Read through the Gospels
Cook a new recipe
Hike at Oak Mountain, teach kids to ride bikes
Help kiddos with handwriting and letter recognition
Bake cookies, brownies and pies
Send cards to friends
Clean out closets, plant flowers
Watch favorite movies with kids
Plan a family vacation
Dance parties with the kids
Play a board game, draw with sidewalk chalk
Doodle or watercolor for fun, make crafts with kids
Our list could go on and on. Sitting down and thinking of ways we could use our time each day has made the idea of being stuck at home more exciting. We get to spend time with our kids. We get to spend more time together. So today I will repeat Psalm 118: 24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”