Saturday, March 28, 2020

Joy on purpose.

"We made a choice to do joy on purpose. Not in spite of life's sorrows. But because of them." 

~Katherine Center

It's a constant head game to keep the bad thoughts away.
I am choosing to fight the gloom with positivity.  
I glob on to stories about potential treatments, stories of flattening the curve, 
stories of people encouraging people and stories of charity toward others.

I nearly had a panic attack yesterday at Target.
My heart was racing and I was afraid my breath was short and I darted away from anyone I saw.  
I'm a chicken.  It's true.  

I applaud the medical workers who walk into a 'burning building' day after day.
God bless you all.

But I do come home and breathe...
I listen to another doctor on youtube on how to be safe.
I read another article on how it is contracted....
and I pray for the people on my bathroom wall list and the prayer goes on and on from there.

My mind is set.
I will choose joy.

Encourage one another,

p.s. thank you for the quote Jep


  1. Donna Dear Friend, You are not the only one fighting to keep bad thoughts at bay. Another overcast and soggy day here this morning and I wanted to stomp my feet in frustration for not getting to go on our early morning walk. And, then I sat down and saw that someone sent us a video of the Nashville Studio Singers doing a virtual cell phone choir singing It Is Well With My Soul and it turned me around. We are warm and out of the weather, we have food, we live in a free country, we have love! Deep breaths and turning to prayers of thanksgiving. It is Well With My Soul...and you are very welcome for the quote. Glad you liked it!
    love and prayers for all, jep

  2. Anonymous11:18 PM

    Donna, I also had a a fearful morning today with concern about COVID and whether family members would be safe from it. But then in the afternoon, while cutting out pieces of fabric for a quilt, I listened to a Youtube video by Max Lucado, "Why Are You Afraid?" It turned my day, and my heart, around. The pandemic isn't a surprise to God. He knows about it, and he has my life, and the lives of all those I love, in His hands. Nothing will happen that isn't His will and I can rest in that and quit being fearful. The video was made in 2012, and yet it spoke to me today and to what I was feeling. I totally understand your experience in Target, because I had the same feelings this morning. This pandemic is something none of us has had to live through before, it is an unknown. May our faith be increased in it, not shaken.

    Debbie Z.

    1. Thank you very much Debbie. I will go look for that video.


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