thoughts in the middle of a storm
The prompt at Sharing Our Stories has been tugging at me. In an act of obedience, I am taking the time to write a response.
Everyone you meet, everyone you scroll past on social media, everyone who is walking on this big rock of a planet has a storm brewing, a storm raging, or a storm calming around them. It is true for you. It is true for me.
When this happens, what are some of the thoughts that roll through my mind?
- I should buy some Swedish Fish.
- Jesus, I need you.
- I need a walk.
- I don’t have time for one more thing.
- I wish I had some red licorice.
- Good things happen to me and through me.
- I don’t know why I”m exhausted.
- Washing the laundry is a nice gift to my future self.
- I hope I don’t forget to do that thing.
- Black jelly beans make me feel better.
- Maybe Jas wants to go for a walk.
- I am so far behind.
- I have enough energy to order a grocery pickup.
- I can smile.
- I should laugh.
- I wonder if Sam ate all of the chocolate.
- I would feel better if I do my yoga routine.
- God loves me.
- A list will help me get all of the things done so I can hold it together for a few more days.
- Keep. It. Together.
- Do the right thing.
- Treat people right.
- Win the day.
- Don’t go back to bed once the alarm goes off.
- I should do my best and God can do the rest.
- Who ate all of the peachy rings?
- Put on lotion.
- Put on lipstick.
- It’s okay to be still.
- It’s okay to watch the sunset.
- It’s okay to stare at the stars.
- Chopping vegetables will make me feel better.
- Dinner together is worth the effort to cook.
- Remember, I love to cook.
- Just because I feel it, doesn’t make it true.
- I am loved.
- I am okay.
- I should make cookies or cake or pie…and give some away.
- I should write a letter to a friend.
- I need a hug.
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