I wake up. My eyes focusing on the ceiling above the bed. For a couple seconds the fog of sleep clings to me, then I think of the day ahead and smile wide. My arms reach up above my head as I execute a big stretch, then I roll to my left. I brush soft hair back from the face of the woman sleeping next to me, then I give her cheek a kiss. Her mouth twitches upwards in the start of her own smile, but she remains sleeping.
I roll back to my left and sit upright, with my hands pressed against the mattress. My head is bowed for a moment in prayer. Lord, give me your strength. Help me to give my all today. To think the right thoughts, say the proper things, to remember why I’m here. Guide my steps and keep me walking the right path. Thank you for all the amazing blessings you’ve given me. Amen.
I stand up and head to the bathroom. Several large glasses of water and one icy cold shower later I was am wide awake and ready for the day. I start some coffee, then grabbed my shoes and my Bible. Outside it is cool, but not too cold. The sun is still down below the hills. I start out at a brisk pace, heading up to the top of the hill. There I sit down at the base of a large tree, facing the direction of sunrise, and start to read.
It gets brighter, and I look up to watch the sunrise. What a beautiful day.
I walk around my property a little longer, getting my thoughts in order for the day, and thinking of the many projects I still had to get down around the place. Down at the bottom of the hill I can see my house, nestled comfortably into the green landscape. Well constructed, well taken care off, and radiating an inviting aura of hospitality. Just looking at the place, and thinking of the memories I am making there, is enough to make me smile.
Back inside I grab a cup of coffee and sit down to start on my first project of the day. A book that I’d been working at for a long time. It is finally coming together, and I’m getting close to completing it now. For the next several hours I write, completely absorbed in the task at hand and not noticing the time passing.
I finally sit back, and sigh contentedly. Done. Then I feel warm hands settle onto my shoulders.
“Good Morning, babe.” Says my beautiful wife, kissing my cheek and smiling. “How is the writing going?”
I stand and put my arms around her waist. “I finished it.”
She smiles up at me. “I’m so proud of you. You’ve been working so hard on this book.”
She gets quiet for a moment. “I have something to tell you.”
My heart jumps and it must have shown on my face.
“Silly.” She says, laughing at the look on my face. “It’s not something bad! It’s something amazing! We’re having another baby.”
I stand there absorbing the news. I am wearing a huge, silly grin, and at the same time tears are streaming down my face. “I’m so happy. So blessed. I love you.”
The rest of the day is spent with my gorgeous, pregnant wife and my beautiful toddlers. One boy, and one girl. I am so blessed.
Now it’s your turn. Think about what would be your perfect day. Write it down! Remember, if you don’t know what you want then you’ll never know when you have it.