“I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.” – Lewis Carol ( Alice in Wonderland)
“Enjoy Life. Take it all in, the good and the bad. Don’t look back. Just live.” – Tiffany Hodge
There are some days that we start out okay and somewhere along the way our emotional energy fades away. This can be due to a variety things such as unexpected interruptions that throw us off our schedule. By the way…Interruptions aren’t always intruders, they are some times the part of a different plan the Good Lord has for us that day. In the life and ministry of Jesus, He often saw interruptions as opportunities to stop and help and encourage someone. Our “To- Do List” of things should not keep us from being kind to others.
Another destructive attitude is focusing on what we “don’t have” in our lives right now instead of being thankful for what we “do have” at the present time. Don’t spend your day just worrying obsessively about how bad you feel, instead let go of the bitterness by specifically thinking of the blessings you have today. The Bible encourages us to do just that: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) .
Taking mini-breaks, take a short walk, get up from that chair and stretch, go outside to get a breath of fresh air. At home, put down that TV remote, get up and do a little something physical . Instead of justing sitting around overwhelmed at what needs to be done, work on one mini- home project that takes thirty minutes or less to complete. Write that note, email or text to say thank you or to encourage someone. Then after that, do something else that is helpful and recharges your mind.
Remember, This is the day the Lord has made… don’t waste it! Do your part to Rejoice and be Glad in it!