Do you ever feel that the perfect day would be one were you accomplished all of your plans? The days that I have meticulously planned for us are often remarkable failures, yet this doesn't mean I should stop planning altogether. What are the metrics to measure a life well-lived? What are the metrics to measure a day with accomplishment?
While looking at my husband's resume we worked on adding specific metrics to each of his "accomplishments". That is what people want to see. That is what shows progress and it makes sense. I don't think we should stop doing that.
But on a day like today when it's raining outside and when I know that there are things that need to get done like the laundry that's been sitting in the dryer for 2 days or the dishes sitting clean in the dishwasher but not in the cupboards ready to go, or when my son just wants me to sit on the floor and make car sounds with him-- I don't know the metrics of this, I don't know the accomplishment.
What would Jesus have on his resume.
-Made a blind man see.
Or would it have been the quietest moments
When he was kneeling and great drops of blood fell from every pore
the one where he did everything that we couldn't do for ourselves
the one that means more than anything that ever will happen in the universe or eternity.
When I think about that accomplishment, and how quiet it was, it helps me to see the importance of the accomplishments that can't be measured. The importance of something that doesn't belong on a resume, the accomplishments without the metrics.
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