Sometimes when things get good, after being bad for such a long time, I’m unable to admit when things are actually fine. It’s like my mind has already started planning for the next storm, knowing that it could come any day, and it won’t let me live in the reality that everything IS okay.
My mind won’t let me be great. It’s just waiting for things to go crazy. Waiting for my ship to start taking on water again, so that I’ll have to fight, again, in order not to drown. The ultimate mental sabotage.
DOES ANYONE ELSE DO THAT?
It’s a real battle. So much so, that some days I’m exhausted from just trying to stay prepared mentally. But why put so much effort in preparing for the worst when God has already built me, and us, to withstand any storm?
I’ve come to the realization that I have to remind myself daily that it IS okay to be happy, content, calm, relaxed and optimistic, even though I don’t, and won’t, know what tomorrow may bring.
Some lessons in life must be retaught on a daily basis—this is definitely one of them.
GET OUT OF YOUR PANIC ROOM
When you’ve had so many storms back-to-back, you should be happy to have a day of calmness. You made it through! But if you can’t see that because your worried about the next blast to coming through, you need to realized that your mind is playing tricks on you; holding you/us hostage in panic mode.
Today, I’m commanding (yes commanding) us all to enjoy our moments of calmness and “smooth sailing”. Let’s not allow ourselves to get so wrapped up in the “what ifs” that we miss the fact that we’ve made it through a crisis, obstacle, misstep, disappointment, failure, and so on. Take things day-by-day and enjoy not having to weather a storm. We are blessed to have those days along with the rough ones.
It’s so easy to get lost in running around obstacles and jumping over hurdles that we don’t notice when we can actually just take a walk and enjoy the scenery. Let’s recognize the good and easy times.
Take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy the sun.
The next storm may be right around the corner but for today, let’s bathe in the sunlight!