Friday, July 22, 2011

A Change in Attitude


I awoke feeling as grey as the day looked outside my bedroom window this morning. I still had the sinus headache that's been weighing me down for the past few days. My sweet hubby's neck and arm are still hurting him even though he's been going to the chiropractor for the past three weeks.  And if hubby's not happy, I'm not happy.

I wanted to wallow in my "depths of despair," as Anne of Green Gables would put it.

Anne Shirley: Can't you even imagine you're in the depths of despair?
Marilla Cuthbert: No I cannot. To despair is to turn your back on God. 
 
Marilla had the real answer didn't she?
 
Looking for inspiration, I made myself a cup of herbal tea, and pulled out my Bible and it fell open to the same verses that gave me clear instructions just a month ago:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
                 Proverbs 3: 5-8

My spirit was already lifted just by reading these words and breathing a prayer for help with my mully grubs.
Making up my mind to change my attitude I decided to get outside for a walk.
I gave myself a BIG smile in the mirror as I walked by.
I went outside and gave my little dog a sweet pat on the head and she rewarded me with such affection.
I set off up the road on my walk and guess what? 
The sun came out!
Mr. Sun was quite the bright and happy companion and I was cheered up immensely.

After coming home, I gave little Maggie another pat on the head and came inside and fixed myself a cup of juicy, sweet strawberries and a glass of ice water.

This was just the prescription I needed for my day.
I now have a smile on my face and another one in my heart.
And something else,
my headache is gone!

I wish you a very happy weekend!

~ Sherry ~





11 comments:

  1. Such simple things ca bring mounds of joy & sunshine ...

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Happy PS ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  2. Glad you found a way to cheer yourself up, and get rid of your headache! I've been having sinus trouble too for the last few days, so I know how it can make even a sunny day grey!

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  3. It is bad enough one of you hurting, but terrible both at the same time. Trust things are better today.

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  4. A sunny day and a lovely walk are the best medicine for the doldrums. Hubby came home today with strawberries, pears, nectarines, plums, pineapple, dates ... we have enough fruit to open our own stand. Ha! Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  5. We have had more rain and storms here in Alabama this summer, haven't we, Sherry! *crazy* summer, and it can get you down, for sure!

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  6. Sweet post and sweet outlook! :)

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  7. I wonder if you are affected by the changes in the barometric pressure? I really think that can trigger headaches. I'm glad yours has passed. Happy weekend! : )

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  8. Sherry, you have put a smile in my heart today! God is so faithful! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

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  9. Hi Sherry, I get sinus headaches too, and they are miserable..ugh..glad yours is better and glad your weekend is off to a better start!

    Barb

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  10. I sure you enjoyed your weekend with full of fun and joy. I read it from starting to end and I noticed that your writing skill is such a best and better than other writers. Good to share with us.

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  11. I needed to read this although I am very late visiting you! I was whining because we have a bad tire and Firestone I am sure is ripping us off because it is Sunday! Then my little kitchen oscillating fan bite the dust! whaa...whaa.... I have to remember not to despair. Because Gos is good. He is really really good! Thaks for lifting me up! I suffer from sinus too and allergies and all the junk that goes along with my V.P. shunt inside my silly head! Migraine headaches. Old age. Whine! Whine Whine! Love to you! Anne

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I'm so happy you're leaving me a comment! ~ Sherry