I woke up this morning and thought: “It’s Monday and life sucks.”
I had a pretty rough weekend. Retched is what I would call it. And Monday didn’t get started off any better. After tossing and turning all night with back pain and a virus that has been hanging on for two weeks, I overslept, still had to shuffle the kids around to where they needed to be and managed to make it to work about 10 minutes late. It is a Monday that feels like a Monday.
I usually start off my mornings with a cup of coffee but since coffee recently has been bugging my throat, I decided to start off with a cup of water so that I can also down my prescription.
I head to the water cooler, fill up my cup and push the lever back to stop the water from coming out of the cooler. Except it doesn’t.
My cup is overflowing. I grab another cup so that the water doesn’t start running all over the floor, as I try to maneuver the lever. The next cup runs over and I grab another one while I simultaneously looking around for early 2000s Ashton Kutcher to jump from behind the copier and yell “You’ve been punk’d!”
You know those moments when you have to look around and say “seriously life, this is what you’re going to be like right now?”
And of course, the cooler is starting off at “full.” Five water cooler cups later and I’m grabbing the trashcan when a coworker responds to my cries for help. Two more coworkers later and finally the flood is under control.
In everything, I try to find the lesson, if nothing other than to reassure myself that I’m not just a dork that can’t operate a water cooler. I’m still trying to sort through the lesson of today, but one thing I know is that I have everything I need, and most of the time more than I have room for. So instead of the Monday motivation that I planned for today, I’m going to leave you to think today about the fact that no matter what you’re going through, you already have more than you need to get through it.
Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.