As I sit here thinking about my day, I’m struggling to find something clever to write about. I type a little then I delete, and again, type a little then delete. I prayed for God to give me the words yet I still kept doing the same thing… type, delete, type delete. I think the Lord just wants me to simply give a praise report but let’s just see where this goes (LOL). I want you all to know that as I sit here in my living room typing this I am filled with joy and awe over the day I had. Nothing extraordinary happened and I’m not sitting here grinning from ear to ear or jumping around doing a happy dance. No, I didn’t win the lotto or get a new car or a house. I didn’t just find out some exciting news or anything of that sort. I just simply feel at peace right where I am. My day was far from perfect and of course, I had the usual hangry fits, grumbling thoughts, self-doubt, facing my financial hardships and yada yada, but guess what? I just handled them as if I knew how to (haha)! Instead of letting my negative emotions be in control, I decided to take control of them today. When I noticed that I was feeling a way that I knew I would hate myself for later I just prayed extra hard and God did what he does best, he helped me. I was able to quickly identify with my negative emotions, understand what was triggering them, and then immediately give those things over to him. In return he gave me a sense of calmness and a better understanding of myself; what I can change, work on, and/or do differently moving forward. I’m starting to learn that it is so helpful to take a second to evaluate yourself and seek to understand what’s making you feel defeated and then look for or even create ways to overcome. Now, I know that there are times where there isn’t much we can do to change or better a situation as it may be something that is totally out of our control, but what we can control is our response. I think that God wants us to respond with child-like trust and faith in his ability to move mountains, big or small. He FREELY offers us his help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When I say FREELY, I mean FREEly. This means we are not required to work for it, sign a contract, or opt-in to some kind of offer. His help is 100% FREE to all of us under any and every circumstance with no conditions. All we have to do is accept it! Until tomorrow, stay blessed and unhindered!