Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.. – Philippians 4: 6 (NIV)
Mondays as the start of the work week is not one that I routinely leap from my bed and face cheerfully. With Comet and Dexter however, the slightest indication that I am waking, is cause for celebration. They have me timed to the moment, and know at what point in my routine their morning walk is coming. Today I adjusted it slightly. I did not pour coffee, nor dawdle over some morning email as I have marching orders, in between my routine walk, and work commute — I was volunteered to feed our friend’s dog this morning. ( The Missus was running late and had to get in by a specific time to her job to get some work completed.) I really do not mind, though it might not be as genial for the dog Cash. You see, her dog requires a measured dose of medication when it gets breakfast or supper. Needless to say, I follow instructions well, and put the food and medication out. But Cash is a skittish creature. I did not find him where I expected. And he was not willing to be encouraged by me while his person was away. His loss.
After the close of a fiscal Quarter, and the day prior to THE national holiday, I know today will be a time to catch up on paperwork. So these small favors are no big deal. I wonder if Cash will have eaten his breakfast with his anxiety medication mixed in. At least he has opportunity. I will perform the same tasks in reverse after my evening commute.
I will volunteer myself tomorrow for holiday routine. Barbecue, couch fluffing, and an evening concert with friends concluded by fireworks. I do not expect to be anxious about anything.