‘Have a great day!’ is a trite expression for me. I used it in every intervention group I saw and used to say it always to my children before they took their short walk to the babysitter each day. It was always my way of saying good- bye and it would cheer me if anyone ever remembered to say ‘you too mom’ back to me.
This year my beloved friend DeWanna chided me.
“Don’t say, “Have a great day, Nanc…say instead, Make it a great Day. We are always in control of our own attitudes.”
Perspective, is what my friend DeWanna has . She worked in our school system for many years and has technically retired to do missionary work with her husband all over the globe. She’s done many long-term substitute jobs to help fund their trips, and is now back to do a job at the end of our school year. I do miss her in big and small ways when she isn’t with us.
Today her morning thought of the day was this….
“This is our Father’s world, Nancy, I am right in the spot today where he wants me to be…I am so sure of it.”
I looked at her and said, “I’m sure of it too….I’m just so glad you said that to me!” Just when I need her, she is here; God places her near.
Just an aside: Since I was a little girl I’ve loved the hymn, This is my Father’s World and it was pretty awesome to me reminded of it this morning after Easter Sunday. When I was young, I know that I thought mostly about the beauty of our natural world. Now it mean so much more. It is stanza 3 that really makes me think.
This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!
Here is an artist that I love, singing it. Make it a great day, slicers !