Day 9: Call A Friend: Proverbs 18:24b-There exists a friend sticking closer than a brother.
A true friend is a priceless treasure. Being a true friend is just as important. Friends know who we are and where we've been and where we'd like to be. Just as important, they give us what we often cannot give ourselves-perspective and honesty.
When you're having trouble seeing straight, or you just need someone to listen, let a friend help you. Give her a call, send her an E-mail, get together for tea or coffee. Talk you heart out and let her work hr magic.
Let her be the mirror that reflects your true thoughts, feelings and specialness. You may not agree with everything she says, but reflect on it and take to heart that this person loves you and wants the best for you.
Day 8: Know your Bounds: I started a list of the things that cause me stress. I realized that they are silly things that don't mean a thing. Or, they are things that I have no control over.
Most of them are things that I worry about that might happen, but probably never will. Others were things that are just day to day happenings like dirty dishes that need to be washed or the yard that needs to be mowed. Or, when my DH tells me the same story 5 times. Or worrying about having enough money to pay the bills that week.
Making this list really helped me put things in perspective. So what if there are chores to be done, they eventually get done. So what, if my DH tells me the same story over and over, let him. I will be there one day myself. And, just because bad things have happened to me in the past doesn't mean they are going to happen again tomorrow! And, I know that God promises me that if I put his Kingdom first in my life he will add all the things I need to survive, and he has done that for me time and again without fail!