Finding peace in the middle of chaos

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I am grateful for my little piece of country in the middle of the trailerhood where I find a source of simplicity when my mind is overwhelmed with complicated burdens, and nothing is in my control. Sunshine and open spaces have a positive effect on the mind, body and soul when the burdens become too much to bear. I grasp to Jeremiah 29:11, reminding me that something good has to come through these troubled waters. Its challenging to think that out of the billions of people in the world, the Lord would have a specific plan for my life.

My health is failing me and it may cost me my livelihood. I spend my hours off work researching ways that I may convince my body to begin healing itself. Perhaps I need to consider yoga. My career is extremely physical, and this week the left side of my body became weak. I pray that overtime, and through hard work, I may regain enough strength to return to work. My soul is searching for little blessings during this time. It’s time to turn my worries into prayers, which I have not been great with lately.

Sitting on my deck with coffee overlooking the field while the neighbors are making their lawns look pretty makes me happy. Summer is such a precious time. People just seem happier. Perhaps its the sun, but I think it is the exercise that yard work provides. Nothing is more satisfying that sun-kissed skin, sore muscles and seeing the fruit of your labor.

The mind is a beautiful thing. We have the ability to change our mood and perspective by choosing to think positive. Today, I am needing to remind myself to think positive when I feel the stress and anxiety filling the dark cloud of emotions. I pray everything works out, but if it doesn’t, I will cross that bridge when its built.

Get out and enjoy some sunshine today!

-Rambling Ceejay

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