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Monday, April 16, 2012

Some of my best thinking ....

I do some of my best thinking on my treadmill. How about you? Do you find you have a quiet time in your day to stop and think? The truth is I am not stopping to think. This is the one time of my day that I can run off that energy that I’ve stored up all night as I slept. I love it. It’s my “me” time. Sometimes I blare some hot tunes, and other times I just want to power walk with my mind in full gear to think. That’s what I did this morning.  What do you do each day for yourself?
This morning I came up with an idea of how to make Jesus “real” to my girls and plan to test it out in the next day or two. The Lord also gave me an idea to cheer up my grandma and bring her a little happiness. Recently she was in the hospital and is now home, but still in a lot of pain. She’s a real trooper and gives her all for the Lord.
Kanaga House Bed & Breakfast
Just in case you are looking for a way to carve out five minutes, let me leave you with some suggestions. Hope this helps!
Take five minutes to “hide out” in the bathroom stall at work. Close your eyes and think on your favorite scriptures. Smile. Remember His love for you is beyond your wildest imagination. YOU are the apple of His eye. 
Instead of walking to a co-workers office down the hallway, walk the same distance outside in the fresh Spring air. Breathe it deep into your lungs. Thank the Creator for the beauty all around you.
Remind yourself of a far flung fantasy that gives you hope and happiness. Skip through a parking lot to your car. 
Swing by a bakery or ice cream shop or candy store. Eat dessert before dinner! Go to the library and listen to a book on tape, the symphony or check out a hilarious video or joke book. Laughing is good for your soul. 
Whatever you decide to do, do it today. Don't wait. Surprise yourself with a little "me" time right now. You'll be happy you did! 

1 comment:

  1. What a great reminder, thanks Tammy! Although, if I'm being honest, I'm quite jealous that you can think clearly on the treadmill. I find myself thinking, "Ugh, I'm running, I'm running, I'm running" :-)