Saturday, December 3, 2011

What Is Your Story of Today?

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

As I was reading the sentence, "What is your story of what happened today?"  my mind dropped a couple words and I read it as, "What is your story of today?"

What is your story of today?

I like that.  A lot.  In fact, I think that is a perfect question to ask. 
To others and to ourselves.
It gives a chance to not only tell what happened but to tell about how we feel.
A chance to tell how we lived the day that God has given.
It's a different twist on the standard "How are you today?" "Fine" exchange that we engage in without conscious thought.

What is your story of today?

It makes me, and hopefully those that I may ask, stop and think for a moment.
For the stories of our days are made up of 86,400 seconds (if I did my math correctly!), and
those seconds are filled with both beauty and ugliness, sadness and happiness, boredom and excitement, chaos and calm.

What is your story of today?

The question gives those of us who love to write a perfect starting point to sort out the
86,400 seconds,
1,440 minutes, and
24 hours
of our day.

And in the sifting and sorting, may we learn to be more mindful, more present, more aware.
It's so easy, especially during this busy season, to rush through our day.
To scrawl our stories so quickly that no one, including us, can read it.
It's a blur of flourishes, run-on sentences, flashes of genius, sentence fragments, and misspellings.
But without our awareness, it remains a mystery to both us and others.

What is your story of today?

I think I may adopt this question...and I may add another.
"Who is writing my story? Me or those around me?
But that...that is a question for another day...another post...another time.

What is your story of today?

That's enough for now.

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  1. wow that will make memore present! i like that question alot as well xxx

  2. "Who is writing my story? Me or those around me?
    But that...that is a question for another day...another post...another time. Kristi, an important question. So important to live life more aware, more mindful, more present. Important question to ponder, my friend.

  3. OH, I like that question too. I think it is important to remember that we are all writing our own stories, and although we can't change the things that have happened to us, any one of us can start today and change what we are doing, or where we end up.

  4. It's so true. Every single day we have a story. I think the type of story we have, depends on us. How we choose to live our lives. We are the authors. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. This is powerful. Last night, on the phone, my son asked, "So, what happened today?"
    "Nothing much."
    Wasn't thinking very well, was I?
    And the question, who is writing my story? Much food for thought there, thank you!

  6. Yesterday I was sidelined by a snowstorm. No rushing around to anywhere for me. And it was a beautiful interruption.

  7. Wow! Talk about God speaking through others! Today, I heard a sermon about making sure your story is deeply rooted in truth (The Word of God) and not accepting the lies that make up the story others try to write for you.
    Your question forces us to consciously think about the story our life is telling everyday, and I love that.

  8. My story today is that it's been good to be in worship with my brothers and sisters in Christ! I love how every day is the day the Lord has made and we can rejoice in every one of them.

  9. I think about this all the time. How he has already written down the story of my life and how every day is a new page. Thanks for visiting me today, it is great to meet you!

  10. hi kristi, just popping in again to say thanks for your lovely comment and the reminder to rejoice in each day. sometimes that is a discipline, when so many days bring pain and illness with them. still, life is a gift, and He is still good.

  11. It is so nice to meet you Kristi. Thanks for stopping by!
    I love your post. I've been trying to slow myself in recent days - to savor the moments.

  12. This reminds me of the "dash" poem, which calls on us to "live the dash" -- that little line on our tombstones between our birthdates and death dates. How are we going to live the dash, the years between?

    We answer that question when we consider how we live our "story of today."

    Thoughtful post here; thank you.

  13. What a great question! I want to ask my husband this when he comes home.

  14. Merry Christmas Kristi. Peace and joy to you and your family.

  15. Merry Christmas, Kristi! Best wishes for you and your family!

  16. happy new year.. greeting from Malaysia =)


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