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)!