My mind, that is. I woke up this morning and my mind began to think. It probably shouldn’t have done that, and I tried to distract it, but IT insisted on going down a bad road. It began to think about some pain of some loved ones, and how hard it is being to find food that fits Landon’s newly discovered and severe food allergies; it wondered around the up coming China trip and packing for it; it teased with the idea of not doing school today (it is our last day till after Christmas); it stressed over the meals for next week, including Thanksgiving here at our house; it dwelt on the MANY things that need to be done before I leave and stressed over finances.
I quickly felt that I was about to loose it.
So I took control of it and told it to shush, sit down follow the schedule for the day. FIRST - have Bible with the children. “It” consented reluctantly. Still fighting my silent battle with my mind after Bible I told it to play some school games with the children. It didn’t want to...”To bad” I told it. So I began a school game with one of the children, and it slowly started to relax and enjoy itself a little. Before long, it came around to “my” way of thinking and we played a spelling game with the older ones. It even offered some helpful suggestions for the little ones to play.
And before we knew it, we, my mind and I, felt that we just might make it through this busy time. I just hope it continues to stay focused on the most important things...GOD and loving my family!!