When your insides are mush and your brain is short-circuited…
…it is never a good thing for a police officer to follow you and turn when you turn, and then turn when you turn again, and stare at your eyes looking at him in the rearview mirror. It just makes your insides feel more like mush, even if you are obeying every traffic law known to mankind.
…it is always a good thing to receive random text messages and emails from people in your circle who don’t expect a response but just want to say, “Hey, thinking about you and praying for you.”
…it is never a good thing to wait too long to go to the bathroom.
…it is always a good thing to have your bosses buy lunch and treat you and your Dad to breakfast, just because.
…it is never a good thing to forego devotions and that quietness, that “walk in the garden alone.”
…it is always a good thing to cross something off the list of things to do, whether you do them or whether you decide they just aren’t important enough in the grand scheme of 2017 to do.
…it is never a good thing to say “yes” to things out of guilt.
…it is always a good thing to sit on the front porch at dusk and marvel at fireflies.
…it is never a good thing to make decisions when you are emotional.
…it is always a good thing to curl up with a dog and take a nap.
…it is never a good thing to have a squeaky shoe or drive a car without AC in 95 degree heat or smell cabbage cooking on the stove or discover a humongo spider in the bathroom.
…it is always a good thing to meet Flossie at Chick-Fil-A and have her treat you to ice cream – “It’s my pleasure.”