Lessons from Cinco de Mayo
Good day sisters and brothers…those who are boldly going as few places as possible and living to tell the tale!
I know, Cinco De Mayo was yesterday…it’s lesson? As it goes with a taco--it's okay to fall apart.
This is an incredibly challenging time. We know the marching orders to help us win this daily battle we wage with an unseen, deadly enemy. Get out of bed, make your bed (advice from Heather), get dressed (eventually), settle into some kind of routine, eat healthy food, take a walk around the block or your own back yard or your own living room – just move around! OK? Accomplish at least one thing – a crossword puzzle, declutter a closet or a drawer. Reach out to one other person with a card, text, phone call, FB post, email. At least give a shout out to the mail carrier from your front porch. Set aside at least 5 minutes to pray, meditate, or simply breathe slowly and deeply and try not to think happy thoughts. Get a good night’s rest. Eat a bowl of ice cream while watching your favorite tv show (advice from me).
But even if we do all of those things, there will be those times of the day when we want to go loco-taco and fall apart. We just feel like crying – and we should. We never expected this. We were never emotionally prepared for this. It will be OK. Be gentle with yourself: As it goes with a taco – it’s okay to fall apart.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. (Ps. 34:18) The more broken you feel, the closer the Lord is – lean on God. Pastor Michael
(I give credit for the falling apart taco saying to whoever does the website for the church I served in Arlington, VA.)
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