I am really struggling with this. Last week I could already see the positive effect that finding things to be thankful for would have on me. But, when I feel down in the dumps it is just soooo hard to look on the bright side. Why is that? I've been wondering if I need to start taking my happy pills again. I haven't taken them for about 3 months. Also, I still havent' been running as much as I would like. Turns out, it's harder that I thought to get back into it after taking a break. Especially getting up early in the morning. But I need to do it.
So, today, I was again feeling dumpy, so I called my sister, in OK. She is an amaxing person. She has 3 beautiful, wonderful children. Lives far away from all of her family and friends, because he husband is in the military and was stationed there. She is also pregnant with twins, and her house just flooded a couple weeks ago....while her husband was out of town. And she is also so upbeat and positive.
But, I call her and whine and complain to her, even though I feel like a loser doing it. And she listens. And even though she is my baby sister, and I should be the wise one in the relationship, she also has the best advice to give me.
Today, she told me in essence that I need to swallow my pride, and get down on my knees and pray for help. Because nobody can go through this hard life alone. Nobody. We need the Lord in all things.
She is such a wise and admiral person.
She told me a great way to remind yourself to say prayers everyday. Just make it a goal that every time you make your bed, say your prayers. So, if you forget to make your bed, the unmade bed will be there to remind you that you still need to say your prayers.
I like that. I make my bed everyday first thing when I get up. I need to start saying my personal prayers when I do that, too.
So, today I'm thankful for two things. I'm grateful for my wonderful sisters. I have 2 sisters, and 6 awesome sisters-in-law, who I dearly love, and appreciate.
Also, I'm grateful for prayer. For a loving Heavenly Father who is just waiting to hear from us, who wants to talk to us, and help us, if we just humble ourselves and come to Him in prayer.