I am supposed to be writing you to encourage you, and I am telling you something that has a negative tone to it. However, I am not telling you about my little guilt complex to say you should feel that way. On the contrary, my negativity is a peace annihilator. Negative thoughts afflict us. These negative thoughts pull us down, sucking away the feelings of accomplishment we have for the good things we do.
My Negative to Positive Thought
I feel guilty because sat in the recliner today, and I did not pick up the clutter in the living room.
I could not have walked around the house today without aggravating my hip and joint pain--sometimes, I just have to give it a rest.
I did do important things today. Here are some of them: alternated ice and heat on my hip and back; checked my emails and answered those that needed an answer; talked to my husband, talked on the telephone with 2 granddaughters and 1 daughter; made a salad for lunch; made a short grocery list for my husband; cooked a vegetable for supper and reheated another one, which I mashed and enhanced with spices; shredded chicken into smaller pieces and mixed with rice (for our dog who was sick yesterday); I prayed about writing a devotional (what to write) and did some web surfing on scriptures for inspiration; and I am writing my blog. And I haven't even listed the small things I needed to do; because most people go through their day, not noting the necessity of seemingly inconsequential actions, which are actually important. I did all these things, and I felt like I had wasted my day. That is the lie my mind told me. I saw the clutter and I did not recognize the lie--not until I had written it down, did I completely realize the bologna I was swallowing earlier.