Our Mood is a Choice

About six weeks ago, I sent a letter to a show called “Returning The Favor” which is a documentary about someone who is doing some good and making a difference.  For the past ten years our daughter and her husband have gone around giving away over one-half million pairs of new shoes to children who have none or old or hand-me-downs.  Our son-in-law is a grief counselor and is called to disaster areas to help out.

Out of thousands of letters, mine was chosen so this past month has been a little stressful.  This past week my brother and his wife and my niece and others joined us in a surprise event where the documentary was filmed while giving out new shoes to kiddos.  They were later given 1,000 pairs of awesome shoes and 10,000 pairs of wonderful socks along with a $25,000 check.  This morning, I could barely get out of bed and felt emotionally drained.  The first thought I had was one of “let down” similar to after Christmas feelings.  Within ten minutes, I recognized this as a world belief that we will come down after such a “high” period.  I refuted this erroneous thought and turned wholeheartedly to God where I read in 1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”

That is exactly what I did and was so grateful I had experienced such love and giving this week.  We do not have to buy into any such belief ever!  It was so freeing to discover that and make it real for me.

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