What I’m Up To This Weekend

Doing dishes,

Sweeping floors,

Keeping up with laundry.

Although these everyday things hold no joy right now. Not that mundane household chores are ever a supreme source of joy, but usually I can take some satisfaction in them.

Avoiding foods with serotonin in preparation for my carcinoid test on Monday,

Giving my kids an extra hug every now and then,

Trying to think positive thoughts,

Forcing myself to go to a NYE party tonight even though I’d rather curl up in a ball and sleep till the test results come in.

During a stressful time in my past, I received a great little piece of advice, “Just do the next thing.”

That about sums up my life right now. Taking life one moment at a time, trying not to think too far ahead.

Here’s hoping 2007 is full of hope and promise — for our family and yours.

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I’ll leave you with this, my favorite passage of Scripture, the one I always cling to in times of anxiety, from the letter to the Philippians, chapter 4:

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.

Happy New Year!  Wishing you a blessed 2007.

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9 Responses

  1. I’m thinking of you. Please keep us updated! “Do the next thing” is good advice, but I’m sure it’s easier said than done. 😀

  2. what can I say…I wish I could bear some of your anxiety. I would in a heartbeat.If you need me there, I can be there in 34 1/2 minutes.Love you.

  3. Thanks, all of you. Your concerned words mean more than you know. My anxiety has lessened somewhat. I guess I’ve realized the futility of worrying. I’m hoping to complete my test today and turn it in tomorrow. Then it’s more waiting. I’ll keep you posted.

  4. I’m thinking of you.I know all will go well.You and the family have a blessed New Year!Much joy and happiness to you all!

  5. Happy New Year! May you and yours find much love and laughter in the new year. Ashley

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