The other day, I woke up at about 5:30am to use the loo, and for reasons that seemed smart at the time, I decided not to flip the light switch on. I went about my business in the dark, and because things are always positioned the same way, I washed my hands and automatically went for the hand lotion (stored in one of those jars with the pumps). I pressed the pump, and was already on my way out of the bathroom as I clasped my palms together expecting the soothing feeling of moisture permeating through all three layers of my skin. Instead I got what felt like rough sandpaper. I thought nothing of it, just went back and kept pumping, thinking I maybe wasn’t pressing hard enough. But still nothing, just dry hands. I have to blame this on being in a sleep fog, because it took about 5 or so more pumps before wisdom set in.
By the time I decided it was worth expending a little more energy to flip the light switch on, I had created a monstrous mess. It was everywhere!!! Lotion all over the mirror, counter top, toothbrush stands, wall, my makeup. Just everywhere!! I honestly wasn’t sure how to feel in the moment, or which I felt first, the urge to scream, cry or laugh. My eyes were still heavily coated with sleep and I really just wanted to glide back into bed and pretend it was all a dream. It’s too early for this I thought. ARGH!! Can I just pretend not to have common sense for now and act brand new in the morning when being asked 21 questions? I mean I could give a rather convincing speech about how we were visited by lotion fairies. But yea… I ended up expending waaaaaaaaaay more energy than I cared to. I was very much in my feelings, and particularly bitter as I cleaned my mess when all of a sudden I remembered the hubby was sound asleep and I felt a new wave of anger at his audacity! Ya it all makes no sense, considering it wasn’t his fault, but still (lol). Anyways in the midst of my melodramatic meltdown I caught a glance of myself in the mirror and proceeded to do a stare down with myself…then I gathered a bit more sense and just shook my head, in a salty mix of amusement and annoyance. I can’t explain any of this! hahaha
Are you wondering where I am going with this? Buckle up, ‘cuz this may knock your socks off. Hahaha just kiddn’. Maybe. Not really. Anyways, let’s not get sidetracked. You know I always have to bring it back to God’s word right? Well, this whole kerfuffle reminded me of Psalm 119:130, the entrance of your word gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. Are your socks still on? Hahaha! Don’t mind me. But yea, like I was saying, save yourself the trouble. Do not walk around in darkness, making and stumbling over poor decisions/choices, avoidable mishaps or mistakes and hidden traps, only to have to waste precious time stressing on how to fix it instead of being a whole entire mood, i.e. EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING! Which is basically a cool way of saying chillin’, calm, resting or at peace. It is worth investing the time and doling out the extra energy to flip through the pages of your Bible, or listen to a sermon/podcast, or read a favourite devotional or read a word (bible) based book. Oh so many options! His word is daily bread…and it provides valuable, right on the money principles for living everyday life. Trust me when I say that it is worth it to have wisdom, which could very easily translate into not pissing outside of the boundaries of the toilet bowl (not me of course…🤷🏽♀️) and splashing lotion all over the mirror like party streamers, as a return on investment. But fret not, for with God there is always an abundance of grace, even for our ‘oopsie’ moments – my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness \2 Corinthians 12:9\.
PS:- This happened this past Saturday y’all so it was an unplanned early start to my day🤦🏽♀️
Happy MonYAY! 💕