Prepping for “How Was Your Day?”

Within a half an hour I heard it twice. First it was my man on the phone, calling me on his way home from work. How was your day? he said.

Nothing spectacular.

Well, it’s not always specatular, he said.

Then it was my dearest friend and neighbor wondering if I had any Ro-Tel tomatoes, which I did not. How was your day? she said.

Good. Not amazing but a good day.

She said, Just a Tuesday.

Yeah, just a Tuesday. 

What makes the day special? 

This morning I packed my boy a lunch with homemade food and a sliced pear.

Kissed my husband goodbye for work.

Held up a hand to stop snide comments flying from one student to another.

Patiently waited my turn at the photocopier.

Went to the grocery store with my husband’s food list.

Is that a good day?

Paul tells us to have the same attitude as Jesus, who made himself nothing and took the nature of a servant. (Philippians 2:5,7) A good day for him was seeing to the needs of other people. It’s what he set out to do.

What will you say when they ask, "How was your day?"  -christyfitzwater.com

We know when we flip our shoes off many hours from now someone is bound to ask how the day went. If we’ve had the same attitude as Jesus through all the ups and downs of the day, our response should be all about people and what we were able to do for them.

Are our hearts ready to live for that kind of answer?


  1. Thanks for the reminder, the many reminders recently, to look to God’s word for how we define good things, successful things, purposeful things, rather than looking to the world.
    “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise…the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Cor 1:27

    1. PS I’ve been meaning to thank you for the beautiful pictures; they strengthen me by making me fight jealousy. 🙂

      1. Well, I always feel like a horrible photographer, so I appreciate the compliment. Sorry to flaunt my beautiful Rockies!

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