Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New footing

It's been sober in blogland lately. Our hearts are all heavy with the devastation in Haiti, and then for some the news of a friend who's lost a husband, and then another family who has a lost a child...two things I can't even imagine. Life is full of the unexpected. We never know when it will be our turn to experience this kind of pain and the thought would be overwhelming if we didn't have the assurance of God's grace and mercy during those times.

When I hear of tragedy in other's lives, not only does it make me want to DO fix it, it makes me reevaluate my own blessings. I feel a little guilty talking about this when there are so many hurting, but can I just give a praise report? As many of you know I struggle with seasonal depression, and in the past it has really affected my life. There were many days where it was all I could do to drag myself out of bed, to put one foot forward, to do laundry etc... I had no energy and no internal compass for happiness.

I'm not sure how or why, but I feel the cloud lifting. I have felt sooo happy inside for the past few weeks. I know that many have been praying for me, so I know it's the Lord 100%. We have also been blessed with many sunny days here and that always makes a difference. I have completely changed my eating and in the process I'm finally seeing the pounds melt away:) I have two very exciting trips to look forward to this winter, and lastly I feel like I have gained control over my thoughts. I am taking them captive so to speak. It's so weird to feel joy in the Winter, this is almost unknown to me. So thank you for listening, for letting me spill over with joy. I am so grateful.

Have a blessed day.

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