This month, I have been trying to keep my wits. My summer jobs have me running all over. I’ve been working on staying focused and joyful, even when the world around me has been the opposite.
I know I’m stating the obvious. Life is hard, y’all.
It’s downright hard to stay positive when every day something really bad happens. Lately, it’s been horrible. My heart’s been heavy – so much that it hurts. I’ve been angry. Anti-social, even. People are becoming hopeless. That’s a terrible feeling. I almost got to that level of despair.
When it’s been too much, I’ve shut down my social media. Seriously. I’ve logged off. Silenced my phone. Not answered texts right away. I’ve prayed, took naps, watched TV (which I rarely commit to), listened to music. People call it “self-care”. I believe in it. It works. Because if we don’t find ways to take care of ourselves, who else will? No one.
But deep down, I’m still hopeful. I don’t know how, but I still believe that good will shine through. People will understand how to treat themselves and others better. Kindness and love will pull us out from the darkness. Finding happiness in the small things.
Here’s a few Scriptures that have helped me this month:
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. – Psalm 31:24
I hope you’re doing alright. What are ways that you’ve been taking care of yourself in the summer months? Or those low moments?
Sending hugs and love.