Friday, September 05, 2008

Seeking Divine Intervention

Here's an item of a sort that I usually hesitate to speak of:

Last night I decided to ask God to help me take better care of myself, and to ask often. This change I'm after has to do with small daily practices like not having coconut popsicles (only) for dinner, skipping exercise, and generally runnng short on sleep.

The decision in itself relaxed me, which is large. That alone is a serious benefit.

I'm very curious to see how it goes from here.

I write about this, not because I think it's a bold move, but because I have to take a deep breath in order to say it aloud here. And maybe there's good reason for that. I'm not sure. But I thought I'd test the hesitation.

Making declarations of goals public usually helps to make them happen. We'll see.




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4 comments:

mamie said...

Peggy, maybe it's not the total "Let Go and Let God" that people in recovery say, but it's sharing the responsibility. For me, giving up control feels scary, and I don't always trust that the Person I'm giving it to will do it right! Um, like I want it done. So partnering allows me to still feel a little in charge. But with Wlll Power Backup.

Good luck with it.

Peggy Payne said...

Good approach, Mamie. I think I'm doing something like that, simply because I wouldn't know how to go the whole way.

So far so good. This morning I called my eye doctor to see about what has been bothering my eyes for six weeks. She saw me immediately, and it wasn't what I thought at all. And now I have a prescription that'll solve the problem in a few days.

So I'm pleased.

Debra W said...

Peggy, I am really glad to hear that you are wanting to take better care of yourself. Too many things can cause illness, so if we can try to stay on top of things, then we might be able to avoid certain illnesses. Good for you for going to the eye doc. I am happy that the problem was something that was easily correctable! Maybe that was God's way of letting you know that taking better care of yourself is a really great idea!

Big hugs,
Debbie

Peggy Payne said...

Thanks, Debbie. I know you know about being careful of health and energy.