As I sat down to write this, I made the mistake of having the news on. The new chicken sandwich from Popeye's just made an encore appearance and some crazy incident between two people waiting in line just made the news. I turned it off. I now listen to worship music and my mind, soul and heart feels better.
What do you give your attention to? This isn't a lecture on avoiding social media, your phones, the television or movies. I really just want to say that whatever gets the most of us is what fill us. What we start our day with typically dictates the way it will unfold.
As a child, I remember a needlepoint saying hanging in my Aunt Wa Wee's home ( how much do you love her name?)....
A DAY HEMMED IN PRAYER SELDOM UNRAVELS
I didn't realize the truth in that then as much as I do now. If we start our day in prayer, worship and thanksgiving, we are certainly not guaranteed a day without some trials but we are more equipped with peace and knowledge to go slay the day in a way that otherwise starting out staring at what everyone else's life looks like in comparison to yours doesn't.
Honor yourself by honoring Him and see how your day can feel a little less unraveled.
Keeping it real. Keeping it simple.