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.
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.
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?