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Feeling Energized!

I'm feeling God's love and feeling energized today. It's a great feeling this morning. I told you a couple of weeks ago that I'm back. And I'm feeling that energy this morning. I read my 2 daily devotions and did 2 dance exercises this morning. Hubby was off all last week, so I took that time to refresh myself as well. Apparently, I needed some down time. Who knew? I got some much needed healing from Cleo's death last week. I had to let her go to stop her pain, and I forgive myself for not being able to do more to help her. There was nothing else to do but end her suffering. She wasn't going to bounce back from the last setback; it was obvious. Letting her go was the only humane thing to do. God said, "Trust me." So, I did. The vet didn't try to talk us out of the decision and cleared her late afternoon calendar so we wouldn't have to wait and Cleo would finally have peace. 


Image courtesy of  Michelle McEwen via Unsplash

I finished my free Beautiful Beatitudes book a couple of weeks ago, and I'm ready to get back to work on the longer book I've been working on since the beginning of this year (2023) - but look for other smaller books along the way as there are many in my head. And last week, I spent some time finding a couple of books about "walking away" that I mention in my Beatitudes book. Feel free to drop by, on Goodreads, and read the sections I highlight as I read these books. Having read through half of the first book, Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa TerKeurst, I understand why I feel healthier and better for God's work after walking away from a toxic relationship nearly a year ago. Once again, He said, "Trust me," and I did.

So, the healthier me has accepted the hard decisions that had to be made. I've forgiven myself for letting go of our sweet, but suffering, Cleo - and a relationship that was slowly killing me and preventing me from doing my work for God. 

Thank you for being along on this journey. I hope you're able to overcome whatever is making you feel unhealthy today. Forgive yourself, listen for God to speak, react in a positive way (dance it out, walk it out, craft it out, pray it out). Trust God. Focus on His goodness. It will all work out. Every experience is growth potential, an exercise in trust and understanding, a path that leads to helping others. Tears aren't an expression of weakness. They're part of the emotions we feel, that we give to God if we are too overwhelmed. As I said in Beautiful Beatitudes, "Not a single tear we shed is in vain." There's often pain in progress. The more painful, though, the more beautiful the outcome it seems. It may not be pleasant. It may be uncomfortable. All of it , however, is to make you a better person for God's cause. He's trying to make champions out of us - not sore losers who are always angry, stomping our feet, settling scores,  playing the blame game, shouting, "Why me?" Trusting God is so much easier and doesn't take nearly as much energy as anger does. So, instead of planning someone's doom, read what Jesus teaches us, study it, live it, learn trust, be healthier. 


May God bless you and keep you in His loving care,



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