I want to share with you this month my thoughts on something all to common to all of us, STRESS. It is constant and relentless in today’s society. It seems like we never have enough time for keeping up with work, money, kids, activities, bills, dinners, chores, etc. It just never stops. Stress and anxiety can get the best of all of us, it certainly has me at times in my 52 years of life.
But something happened to me after dealing with a particularly stressful time in my life not to long ago, I read a simple bible verse. Just one single verse that I plucked from the sky on a cloudy Monday morning in Oklahoma sitting on my couch feeling stressed out. It literally changed my thought pattern about stress and I instantly felt better, not alone, that things were not that bad for me, and to stop feeling sorry for myself. Yes, stress and anxiety even happens to a successful person like myself.
The bible verse was Proverbs 12:25, “ An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” I immediately asked some long time friends how THEY were, how THEIR families were doing and I offered up some kind words. I felt so much better. By being kind to people, even people you don’t like or agree with, you can start to feel better too. This simple act, kindness, can help you manage all of the stress and anxiety you will have in life. Try it and then take your dog for a walk, you will feel better.
Love to all,