TGIF!! 🙌🙌 Oh. Wait. It’s Thursday 😬😆 I know I’m not alone in merging all my days together! Life is a bit of a blur right now, what month is it…?
I am switching it up this morning and having tea on the porch instead of coffee, mostly because I didn’t pre-grind my beans yesterday and I’m keeping the baby asleep at all costs this morning 😅
My oldest is with Nana so my middle girl and I are enjoying the morning; me with my bible and her with her water toys.
I got this mug at Target this week, because frankly I needed the reminder. So many people are operating out of fear, lack of control, anxiety, and it manifests pretty frequently as anger. The world is full of anger right now. Some if its justified! Some isn’t worth the energy.
When people in public are cruel, when it feels like all the joy and laughter has been sapped out of the air, I need this reminder to see the good. Assume the best in people. See the darling little things, the tiny moments that can keep us all from spiraling into a space that’s not healthy. Look for the small delights.
Our thought life affects our behavior, how we treat others, how we make choices. If we are consumed by negative thoughts and fear we act out of that place rather than love or even kindness.
Scripture has so much to offer on thought life; taking our thoughts captive (we can’t control what pops in our brain but we have the choice to entertain it); dwelling on things that are pure, honorable, and lovely. Renewing our minds, guarding our hearts. Don’t be weighed down by the cares of the world. “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Here’s your reminder (and mine!) to let go of the weight of the world, to seek joy and peace. Look for the good in the world, the kind people, the sweet moments. We certainly don’t need to go searching for the bad – it’s everywhere. We DO need to have boundaries with how we let it affect us though. Don’t assume everyone is out to get you, don’t lose sight of the beauty all around because you keep staring at the awful. Take charge of your thought life!
Happy Friday Eve friends, let’s live as victors, not victims.