Sunday, February 28, 2010

Being Well

"Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."* Being well starts with being content. One has to learn that no matter what is going on, to be okay with it. That does not mean one has to like it, just be at peace with what's happening. Part of this can also pausing, and taking the time and energy to find the good in everything. For example, if you're in an area paralyzed by snow, you can use that work time and use it to spend more time with your family making wonderful memories playing in the snow. A friend, that worked for hotel reservations, once got a complaint call from a newlywed couple because it was raining and that wasn't the weather predicted. She calmly told them to put on their swimsuits and go play in the rain. They were a little stunned by this, but the friend later got a call from them saying they had played in the rain, and it was the best part of their honeymoon! Taking time to find a way to be okay with the negative can make all the difference! The Holy Bible says, "for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:..Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have." (Phillipians 4:11b; Hebrews 13:5a NKJV) So, the next time something makes you angry, sad, upsets, anxious, or at peace and be well! Love Beau

*"It Is Well" - Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873; .Music: Ville du Havre, Philip P. Bliss, 1876