The 48 hour delayed fatigue from Monday’s treatment hit me HARD yesterday. Have you ever been so tired that you felt like crying…but even that seemed to take too much energy? That was my day. And the worst part of it was that it was a wonderfully COOL day and I could have gotten so much done. And when you feel overtired, negative thoughts creep in and loom large.
But today is better, and I did get out to weed a few areas in the flower gardens. My cat ‘Willow’ was with me. She’s looks like a princess, but I do believe in her own mind she is a mountain lion!
She started stalking something under the lilac bush. So I had to check it out, to make sure it wasn’t a fledgling bird. Nope. She was creeping up on a 4′ pine snake! As I approached, she started to bat at it as it slithered away. I scooped her up saying, “Don’t you be paying attention to those snakes!” In the house she went. I went back out and looked him in the eye, and told him to just move on OUT of here. He did. And I finished weeding.
I wish I was so tough on my thoughts. Those negative things that slither in unannounced. Unwelcome. They have to be from the enemy. All lies. “DON’T you be paying them any attention!”
If we can capture our thoughts, and turn them around… peace returns.
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think on such things. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
And remember…. that when there are raindrops in your life…. they can become tomorrow’s flowers.