Today was, by all accounts, an uneventful day. My wife and I woke up at 6am. Got up at 6:15. Made breakfast. Prayed together. She went to her place of work, I went to mine. We worked all morning, got lunch together (sushi), I went back to my job, she went home. I got home soon after 4:30, and we both proceeded to take a much needed nap. We made dinner, ate, then went to the gym. Stopped by the store on our way home, showered and went to bed.
An uneventful day. But isn’t that most days? Annie Dillard wrote, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
One might look at a day like the one above and think, “What a boring, uneventful day.” But it wasn’t. It was a day spent doing the things that are important to us. Waking up together. Spending time together. Praying together. Working our jobs, providing for our small family. Taking care of our bodies. These are the small things that, over the course of many years, make up a life.
Cherish the uneventful days. Make them mean something. Give them long term purpose. And finally, go easy on yourself. Heed the words of the wisest man to ever live; “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil.” (NIV, Ecc. 2:24a).