Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Roller Coaster of Emotions!

It's amazing how quickly emotions can roller coaster!  I have run the whole gamut today.  I started off the day grumpy and tired (not a morning person!). Talking to a co-worker this morning about the upcoming women's conference made me excited!  I spent my creative writing class outside in the beautiful weather today, which gave me a great dose of vitamin D and made me feel very warm and fuzzy.  Just a short walk down the hall and a conversation with a student led me to disappointment and frustration.

As I hopped in my car (my little Mazda miata), I knew it was just too nice of a day to drive home with the top up.  The warm wind whipping through my hair was wonderful (alliteration lesson today) and I felt rejuvenated, but as soon as I got home, I remembered my lack of slumber the night before and I became sleepy!  I tried a nap, but I ended up watching the goats from my bedroom window.  I thought I heard one crying and took off running outside, but again - disappointment - when I realized it was the cow next door.

I did manage to get myself up to paint some boards I had promised Jerry I would finish for him.  That sense of accomplishment was nice!  Dinner with friends tonight was awesome!  I left feeling loved and included.  Then I came home and spent time on the phone with one of my kids who got cut from a team today (disappointment) and another who was being - well - a teenager (frustrated)!  I am ending the night with an issue that I cannot resolve (helpless).

I may not have gotten much exercise today, but I feel like I have been up and down a thousand hills of emotion.  Circumstances and people can turn my mood in an instant, and I have to work really hard not to react to those stimuli.  It is so hard, in times like these, to remember that God is in control.  I don't have to let my emotions control me, instead it have to remember that God has it all under control!  

Before I go to sleep and allow all of these wild weeds of emotions to take root in my mind, I am going to uproot them and PREPLANT as Philippians 4:8 tells me.

Finally, brothers and sisters, 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 about such things. Philippians 4:8


I can control what I choose to think about. I choose to get off of the roller coaster! Good night (peaceful)!

1 comment:

  1. Wendy.. I loved this.. so true about so many of our days. Thanks for the redirection.Deanna Hawkins