Good Evening, God!
My wonderful husband Kit has this very month retired from running the Honolulu Marathon. He says he is switching over to running half marathons (13.2 miles). And so, God, it is a New Year for me — a New Era?
I am THANKFUL for Kit’s not running marathons! I am also thankful for slowly realizing that I did not instantly relax when Kit announced he wasn’t running the Honolulu Marathon.
It took me a while to notice that fact because my conscious mind was oblivious to the reality that my Body was still feeling stressed. It seems that my body is in the Habit of feeling stressed from mid-November to the Monday after the marathon. And my mind is in the habit of not noticing.
It is the old anniversary body-memory thing. Our bodies do remember! So, I now know that I need to comfort my body before and during Anniversaries.
But HOW to comfort my dear body? Hmm, saying that had me go online to find articles on How to Comfort Myself. And I found this one.
The article said that one way is to imagine that I have a bigger wiser self . . . and then ask it to talk out loud to my frightened anxious self. I like that idea! Then I thought, hey, I could imagine that You were joining in and agreeing with my bigger self. I like that idea even better!
We all need comfort, God! And I am quite certain that You long to provide comfort. Comfort and hope and love and peace and loving kindness and so forth. So, I love the idea of having my “Big” self join with You in speaking — out loud — words of comfort and love.
Now THAT will really be blessing myself. Blessing myself so I can let Your love and blessings seep through me!
Guess, I’d best go do it!