So, today is Wednesday, and Wednesday has become my favorite day of the week. Why? (you ask, cuz you’re curious like that) Because it’s my day to write, and I find great joy in writing.
This morning as I’m buzzing along, singing with the music blasting (favorite pastime), I spot a couple of birds playing in the highway. I’m approaching them quickly, and they aren’t acting like they are going to be smart little birdies and fly away before they get a violent “kiss” by the bumper of my car.
I do what any good-hearted person would do, I beep my horn. (I drive a Civic, so it’s definitely a ‘beep.’) Only, the birdies don’t move. Panic ensues until I realize as I get closer that they aren’t birdies at all. It’s a small branch with a few leaves.
Ooops ~ silly me!!
Though you may not be someone that has honked at leaves in the highway, my guess is that you have over reacted to a situation that you perceived as ‘life-threatening’ (or somewhere along those lines) only to find that you OVER reacted.
Why do we do that? WHY do we choose ‘drama?’ What would happen if we just slowed down a bit, took a deep breath and PRAYED (prior to ‘reacting’): “What is the Truth of this, Lord?”
What would happen if we chose PEACE over PANIC?
“Where is your FAITH?” is what I hear when I choose panic over peace and, then I promptly follow it up with the Homer Simpson forehead smack, “Doh!” It seems so obvious, so simple. Yet, I’m human.
What are you panicking over today?