Choose Life

Before anyone freaks out and worries if I am suicidal, let me put your mind at ease. I am actually more homicidal, but that’s beside the point. 

If you have been following along, you will know I kinda hit the wall, as in a big ol’ splat upon said wall. I feel like I am coming out of the pit. Can I get a hallelujah from my readers? Now you will not need Prozac to read along! A simple phrase came to mind this weekend. I am sharing it with you in case you find yourself in a big ol’ pit one day. 

Choose life. Sounds simple and very Hallmark-y but I think there is more to this statement than meets the eye. I admit I have been caving lately. I have been in full HIBERNATION mode. If I am honest, it has been something I have needed. I am an extrovert but being so drained, the people part of me just shut down. 

As I am coming out of hibernation, I realized the need for life-giving activities. It’s fine to rest but I have to choose my rest wisely because let’s face it, trolling Facebook isn’t all the restful, now is it? This weekend, I had a few choices about what to do with my time. I chose life-giving choices without really even thinking about it. Later, as I was reflecting on my weekend, I felt much happier and able to cope with life. Duh. Such a good reminder and revelation for me. 

Here’s my list of life-giving activities (not in any particular order): 

  1. Grab a camera and create. 
  2. Hike/bike/run in nature. 
  3. Hanky-panky with Bean. 
  4. Nap. 
  5. Hanging with my man-cubs. 
  6. Getting lost in a good book. 
  7. Searching for beauty in every day life. 
  8. Music. 
Make your own list!  Yes, I am the Bossy Cow-Headed blogger. For those who are wondering, these are deeply spiritual activities, ways in which I connect with my Creator. They bring me much joy and contentment. Your list will be different and that’s okay. As I said, do it. Your soul with thank you. I’m off to search for beauty in my mundane life. 

What are some of your ways you choose life? 

A.W. Tozer said, “Question: What is the chief End of Man? Answer: Man’s chief End is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

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