I am a father of two. A 7 year old little girl and a 4 year old boy. For the past 2 years I have heard a phrase repeated several times in my house, or in the car, or at bed time that I’ve commented about, smiled at, and laughed out lout at. The phrase… “This is the best day ever!”
What a simple set of words that describe a profound attitude. Was it really the best day? Probably not to us… Did we do something so spectacular to deserve such a proud praise? Probably not…. So why the big deal? Why the exaggeration? Why the praise!
The answer lies in attitude. My kids don’t always live out this attitude. Some days are gloom and doom, some days are filled with not feeling well, and some days are very normal. However, when they get to engage in something (even the smallest thing) that makes them feel unique, special, valued, successful, epic, and ultimately alive – they express this attitude and burst with this phrase – “THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!”
I’m convinced that my kids are teaching me the essential attitude of Life! If only I allowed the smallest of things to give me a sense of value, success, and uniqueness. If only I received a thrill of excitement at some activity that what seem to be just a hair above the norm. If only I could view my life with a child like faith and be thankful for the provision, love, blessing, grace God gives me everyday – I would burst forth with this simple phrase “God… This is the Best Day Ever!”.
How could this essential attitude change your life? Think about it…
“Count your blessing, name them one by one… Count your many blessings, see what God has done…”