Which leads me to feeling like this:
Which causes me to have no more
energy than this:
And then my wonderful new exercise program which I talked about here had to be cut short because my big toe joints (where they connect to the feet) just can't take jogging and walking daily.
My left foot is mighty sore and I was and still am a bit bummed about it. I jogged some but mostly I walked fast. Here are my lovely feet (ignore the bad polish):
Actually, the blahs have been lasting for a few days. There is a part of me that wants to slap myself silly telling myself to knock it off. I have a great life. My children are all doing well. My husband is doing well. My garden is doing well and I actually really, really enjoy weeding (which I know is pretty amazing for weeding is often seen as a necessary evil). We have food in the cupboards. Our AC is working well. We have water. I have a couple of bags of my favorite coffee and have a few good books to read. There's no reason blahs should take over my brain.
Everyone can get hit with the blahs. Jesus might have even felt the blahs. They are just feelings. Nothing more. Nothing less.
I don't know why I am affected so much by the heat and why my big toe joints are degenerating. But neither of these facts are surprising to me. I already knew these things. I've known them for years. X-rays have told me about the toe joints, and my own body has told me summer after summer that heat is not my friend.
I guess it is what you do with the blahs that give them or deflate them of power.
Do you let them stop you from doing what you know you need to do? Do you let them condemn you? Do you lash out at others who love you? Who live with you?
Or do you just keep on keeping on?
Do you continue to do the daily tasks you need to do to help life continue on for those you love?
I chose the latter. Plus, I read a lot of scripture. While reading scripture it doesn't always feel like it's helping, but it's strong medicine -- the kind that works deep in the bones. The effects aren't felt immediately, but they will be felt and when they are, they will be lasting.
"Dear friend, listen well to my words;
tune your ears to my voice.
Keep my message in plain view at all times.
Concentrate! Learn it by heart!
Those who discover these words live, really live;
body and soul, they’re bursting with health." Proverbs 4:20-22