So Thankful!

So thankful for this community!! Yesterday, I shared with my Y group a personal struggle that I am having. It was a rough day! Generally, I am ruled by my emotions and my emotions were on overdrive. As I was on my way to my team meeting, I called my husband and told him that I just didn’t feel like going. I was hoping that he would give me permission to turn around and go home to sulk. He didn’t. I showed up at my team meeting feeling drained, frustrated, defeated, deflated, and generally yucky inside. But, here’s where it gets good…after seeing everyone and participating in our group exercise, I felt 10,000% better. The exercise felt good, the fellowship felt good, then when I got home and saw the encouraging words my teammates had written to me, that felt good too. (See the pattern in my word choices? Ugh! Too many feels.) My original plan had been to give my family cereal for supper, but instead, I stopped at the store on my way home from the Y and bought veggies for a quick salad and some meat I could quickly broil. It’s amazing the positive energy that flows through God’s people and the calming and cleansing effect that exercise has on my emotions. I realized once again that I am not alone. We make this journey together. I cannot be thankful enough.

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up. Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10

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