What keeps you tethered to Earth? What keeps you grounded? I’m not talking gravity here… I wanna know what keeps you sane?
Life gets nuts sometimes, doesn’t it? I was in Wal-Mart today and overheard some guy on his cell phone saying something like “yeah, that’s really stressful.”
This was even more ironic because they are remodeling our Wal-Mart and stuff is NOT where it’s supposed to be and I was already kinda stressed out about that! They literally have isles of canned goods and cookies and juice and whatever else out in the middle of the store. Sorry, I digress… (Also, before moving on… I had Avery with me since she’s got croup and didn’t go to school today! So that added to the “stress” of grocery shopping.)
Anyway – that man on the phone got me thinking, isn’t everyone stressed about something most of the time? If you think about it – which I know I’m guilty of often only thinking about myself – other people’s lives are just as hard as, and sometimes harder, than my own. I mean really, I’ve got it pretty good.
Yes, it stinks that sometimes the kids get sick and no one gets enough sleep. Yes, I think it’s hard when I don’t get the time to myself that I think I want or when I have to pick up the same toys over and over again, or when the kids don’t obey, or when I’m totally sick of doing laundry and feel like I might go nuts! But when I step back from that and really look at what I have in my life – I’ve got it really, really good! And I’m very thankful for all that I have!
But even though my life is great (and it really is great!!!), some days just aren’t as good as others and I need a little something to help keep me grounded. Sometimes it’s as simple as a cup of flavored coffee (a little comfort!), or a funny YouTube video (a good laugh!), or the reminder of a promise of God’s faithfulness that I see on an index card I wrote! Other times it takes a bit more - like a hug from my Man! Or a call to a friend or on the really hard days a good cry and a nice warm shower!
So I wanna know is what is it that gets you through those hard days? And when I say hard, it can be as simple as waking up on the wrong side of the bed that morning and not having a good day or for some the bad days come with much more serious stresses… sickness, money troubles, job issues… whatever it may be… I am asking you to share the thing that helps you make it through the day with your sanity!
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Thanks for sharing!