It's amazing what a little fresh air and a good talk with a friend will do for ya. I blogged a while back about how hard it is to keep my closet clean and I think the same theory applies in this case. It takes discipline, a little bit at a time and... we need to seriously cut ourselves some slack occasionally.
There's a radio term called FILO - "First in Last out"- tagging the station's call letters at the beginning and end of your breaks. My friend reminded me this morning that God needs to be at the beginning AND the end of our thoughts, events, situations, and frustrations. See for me, like I mentioned before, I get to thinking about this I have to do, how I'm going to do it, when and how it's going to coordinate with that, how I feel about it, who said what and why about it, so on and so forth... and by the time I think to pray about it and hand it over, I've already exhausted myself and want to cry. (I promise I'm not crazy, I'm just a planner and a thinker.)
I'm still processing this... and though it's nothing drastic, there's a lot of change on the horizon that has me more contemplative than usual! So here's whats helped so far in the process: 1. talking about it 2. handing it off to You Know Who 3. getting outside 4. remembering all the beautiful things I have to be grateful for 5. and repeat
Thanks for sharing your "Hey, I know what you're feeling!" It's the best!