I've been fighting feelings of dread lately. The wind has been whipping around the house making the siding creak and growl. It's been grey and rainy...cold. As much as I want to embrace all that fall is I struggle. Fall leads to Winter and therein lies the rub. I need color. I HAVE to have color and there isn't any for months. I have to literally fight feelings of wanting to run away. It's that bad.
So I was complaining to my mom the other day, looking for sympathy or compassion or something and she said and I quote...suck it up! What??? That's not what I expected from my momma. She said it's a season, it's part of life and you just need to deal with it. Well geesh I know that, but I want to wallow and feel sorry for myself. Where's the love?? But you know what...she was dishing love. Giving it to me straight, and she's 100% right. If I look at these next few months in a positive way and not dread it, my attitude will adjust too.
I'm making a list right now of the things I like about Fall and Winter and I'm going to try really hard to embrace the season that's coming and not DREAD it. So who's with me...anyone?;) I think this can also apply to other areas. Are you struggling with a job that you hate or going through a storm that seems never ending? Let's "suck it up" together and trust that the Lord will help us make it through;) Okay so here's my list:
1. I can pull out my hats and scarves:)
2. I can light my fireplace.
3. I don't have to shave my legs;)
4. Thanksgiving is coming and I get to go home.
5. When it snows it's sparkly and I love that.
6. Comfort Food
That's all I got for now. I'm sure it will grow. Feel free to help me out if you think of some good stuff.
Have a blessed day.