The prompt today is “move,” which I could take into multiple directions.
Today was somewhat of a challenge. I was not feeling well…from a chronic condition that I deal with often. It can impact my life and my mood as it does inhibit my activities without warning. I was feeling sorry for myself.
In a funk…this is not how I wanted to spend my Saturday. I was sitting up in bed with Baylor playing Iowa State on the flatscreen TV and said, “Enough of this!” My first step was to MOVE…get up and make my body perpendicular to the floor. I took a shower and changed into clean comfy clothes.
I landed on the porch swing with my Bible, a book, and my journal. I purposefully kept it quiet: no music playing with my phone or background tv white noise. The music of the rustling leaves blowing in the wind and the titmice challenging each other at the bird feeder were my acoustical pleasures.
I still was well off my game physically…but even just small movement made a difference. Movement to change my environment, to change my focus, and to lift my mood.
Thinking about this in a practical way, I asked myself, “How can I apply this daily?” Our environment is powerful and can greatly affect our mood. Small movement toward change can make a significant difference. Get up and turn off the noise. Make a move to separate from the commercial to the natural. Go over and pick up something encouraging to change to move your mental focus.
Make a move, today...