There I was cleaning and worried about how I am going to get everything done, I felt a huge stress coming over me and I was already tried before I got into the work. My other huge stress was nobody was helping me, it was as if everyone depended on me and yet nobody was willing to help do anything. I heard all the stories about I need to do this or that, but not one person was willing to clean the house. I even heard a couple kids argue about their demands, that was it I could not take any more. I said forget this stuff….
Well guess what it was time to drive one son to his final soccer game for the season and the game was over an hour away. At first I fussed, but then I just listened to some music and drove. As I sat on the sidelines watching the game there were these two ladies complaining about the craziest stuff. I had to move my chair to get away from them. Then I got into the game and enjoyed watching the boys play a good game. That kind of relaxed me and took my mind off my own issues.
When we finally got back home, I could feel the stress coming on me again. This time I had to fix something else so I just completed that job and said I really have had it. Then I got into this deep conversation about dealing with stress. Later I went in to watch something on TV and sure enough someone was calling about praying for me. I said fine, I am going to bed. I went to sleep and couldn’t help but dream about all my stress and issues. I woke up and said what do I really want to focus on issues or joy? That wasn’t a hard decision, so I jumped out of bed and took action on joy and love and that day turned out so much better. The house still is not cleaned, but I will deal with what I can and all those guest can enjoy the time or go around the house looking to see if I cleaned it. I am just going to focus on the joy and love.
Much Joy and Love to you and yours.