Good Morning, God!
Yesterday afternoon I saw a storm front approaching. For the previous hour or two I had been glancing out the window and thinking how strange the sky looked — the air seemed somehow thicker than usual. Then I looked out and saw THIS!
I confess, God, as I peered at it, I was expecting to see a funnel extending down. So while I watched the lightening and heard the thunder — I downloaded a Weather Alert app!
Alerts are so important, God! Alerts help us respond to immediate problems — like this cloud!
Ah, but Problems that creep up on us slowly — like being overweight and out-of-shape — don’t give us Clear Alerts.
Yes, OF COURSE! That is why You gave us Minds as well as Instincts. So we CAN plan ahead and Set Alerts. Plan and Observe and Evaluate. Analyze and Extrapolate. Sheesh! If only it were that easy, God. My Mind’s Reason and My Body’s Instincts live together in an uneasy “cease fire” truce — sort of like North and South Korea.
I acknowledge, God, having been duly ALERTED to my need to exercise more and eat less. And to Eat Less, More Slowly. Alerted! Warned! Thankfully, I even know HOW to help myself! I can use the Insight Timer App — the one with the beautiful bowl sounds — to Time my Exercise Routines — and to Time and SlowDown my Meal Times.
You say, I really need to Slow Down my Whole Life? Yes, SlowDown! Slow Down and make truly Cooperative and Supportive Peace within me?
Aah, SLOW! Glorious Slow! Thank You, God, for these five lovely days of SLOW! Please Help me USE them!