I had a dream (okay, a nightmare) last night that the water heater burst and we had hot water flooding the upstairs. In my dream we were all sitting on the floor playing a board game, very Norman Rockwell like, when I saw smoke rising from the floor boards. My husband pulled back the throw rug to find water buckling the wood.
I am not a person who dreams very often or at least I don't usually remember them, so waking up with this vivid memory has me thinking about what my dream was trying to tell me.
I started thinking about my life feeling pretty settled (in a good way) right now and realized that I don't trust the calm. Given the changes in the last year, the ups and downs of this season in my life must have me waiting for the proverbial other shoe to fall or water heater to burst.
I don't like living that way because it squanders the time of peace with worry about the future.
"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today" Matthew 6:34
So today, I'm going make a conscious decision to appreciate the calmness of life right now and if (and when) trouble comes I'll deal with it then. Today I'm heading back up to my craft studio, closing the door and sewing the day away.