My, how time flies! I have not been in this work space in ever so long, but it’s still waiting here for me, isn’t it? I was performing in a melodrama. As follows, there is always this sort of shock afterwords, “Now, what did I do before this melodrama came into my life?” The worst things to be doing backstage on the last performance are thinking about how it is the last performance. I continually imagined the lines being said on stage rolling off the edge of a cliff and sinking off forever. Don’t think thoughts like, ” We’ll never again have this same beautiful group again.” “This is the last time she will ever say that line.” or even, “Why can’t we perform ten more times!” (*gasp*, changed my mind on that one.). Ahh, yes I’ll admit-I thought them all. (Oops!) But this is really not what I began this post to write about.
The last few days of melodrama were hectic; one of the first things I lost was sleep. I came home at night exhausted and every time I had to tell myself to just go to sleep and stop thinking. How many times do we let ourselves think things were a life and death situation when really we just needed to clear our minds and look at it with fresh eyes? Obviously, this is not always the case, but there are times when I let myself fall into a puddle when really I just needed to go outside or drink some water.
Most often I need sleep to clear my head. (I talked about sleep here.) Things that seem huge before I fall asleep often shrink after a good night’s rest.
My family gets grumpy if we don’t have enough food to eat, or no breakfast. Eating healthy meals at the right times often prevents things from looking larger than they really are.
I have many memories my mom saying, “Get your coat, we’ll go for a walk.”. Just some physical exercise can brighten things considerably. It takes your mind away for just enough time and gets the endorphins going.
So often, it’s not as bad as it seems. Look on the bright side, and if you can’t find one wait a while and maybe the sun will come around. Be strong, dear heart, and don’t forget to breathe.
My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9