Friday, January 22, 2010

The Chat Pack - Cheer Up!

What?  It's Friday already?  I haven't posted anything in a week.  And I call myself a blogger?  How do y'all put up with me?

Well, anyways... let's get on with the question, shall we?  I'm pulling the card out of the Chat Pack, and it says...

Whenever you are having a bad day, what is the best thing you can do to help cheer yourself up?

Good question for a moody girl, eh?  {wink}  It's true.  I can be moody, and there are a lot of days that I wake up feeling like I have a cloud hanging over my head.  My family thinks I identify most with Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh's mopey donkey friend. 

When mornings start like that I have to get right to praying.  I need to get God's priorities and His truth at the forefront of my thoughts, and prayer is what helps me do that.  As I talk to Him, He starts helping me align my will with His will.  When I remember His care for me and that He is sovereign, it brings comfort and lifts my spirits.

In the last week or so, I've also found that expressing praise and thanksgiving to the Lord helps lift my mood, too.  I've been reading and studying through Nancy Leigh DeMoss' book Choosing Gratitude, and as I've purposely put gratitude into practice it is changing my perspective.  I'm excited about how God is working through that and the possibilities for change that are on the horizon.

Singing is also a mood lifter.  It's not my first response because singing is hard when you've got the blues, but choosing to sing when you don't feel like it is a sacrifice of praise that God is pleased with.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy  ~ Psalm 107:1-2

So what do YOU do to cheer yourself up?

1 comment:

  1. Eat or drink something that has lots of sugar in it!! : ) Seriously, I do that and it helps almost instantly. Cleaning helps get my mind off of stuff. I always sing and listen to music.

    Sometimes I don't do any of that because I am just too low. BUT if I could get myself to, It would help a ton!


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