Yesterday, Was One Of THOSE Days…
Hi All…How are You? Good day? Crazy day? Challenging day? One of THOSE days?
You KNOW the kind of day.
OK, so mine was purple, and yours was ORANGE.
They are all different… I mean, what we each deal with varies, but is Still significant to us.
It’s taken a while, but I’ve learned, that regardless of the day, we still have Total Control…Choice…in our story. If we Want, we can go spiraling down, or we can choose Not to.
They say, having a plan in the event of a fire, a physical attack, an accident…is wise. I mean, everyone knows that if you hurt your ankle, you run for the ice bag.
Then why don’t we then ALSO have a plan for when one of THOSE days, happens?
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Maybe it’s not a plan thats written down on paper, but it’s something that you’ve decided and eventually practiced enough times, that it finally comes Naturally.
Looking back…here is what I did yesterday. It worked, but it will probably look totally different on my next THOSE day…
1.Read a Psalm
3.Send two special friends a short text that says: SCREAM!!!!!!!!! Use LOTS of exclamation points because they need to see your drama ; )
5. Call your sister (spouse, cousin, mother, best friend)…hopefully, the love of your life. She already understands your grief and will apply a salve like NO ONE ELSE KNOWS HOW TO…
6.Turn on Baroque…or jazz or the loudest rock, whatever feels good in the background. Wow, Pandora radio can do that for you.
7. Package up your first 2017 Art Exchange treats to send to the wonderful new people in your life. You DO have wonderful new people in your life, right? If not, do the work to get some…today!
8.Spend time writing them notes from your heart. After all, they will be spending lots of time with their precious hands, making something from their hearts, for You.
Make Yourself Do The Hard Stuff And You Will Grow
9. Send your sons (children or someone close) a simple text that says, I’m thinking of you, I love you, I bless you, I’m proud of you…I enjoyed saying ALL of that : )
10. Cook something. Plant something. Groom your dog. Take a walk. Watch a movie. Anything that will remind you that you are on a road. Imagining a life without challenges is unrealistic. It’s all about What We Do When We Have One Of THOSE Days.
I don’t always do it right, but I’m guessing that I’m getting it a little bit better…because I have a plan.
Psalm 37:33 Hope in the Lord and keep His way. He will exalt you to inherit the land.
“You pray in your distress AND in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your Joy”~ Kahlil Gibran
I’m so happy that you’ve joined me here at Hastypearl…
Planning ON, Together !
Best, Laura aka HASTYPEARL