Monday, September 12, 2016
One Day at a Time
never cease to be amazed at the myriad of thoughts that seem to crowd my mind, when I step into the morning shower. It is almost as though, as my pores open up, so do the deepest thoughts of my soul.
Well, one morning, just before showering, I remembered something I had heard from one of my favorite health presenters on Amazing Discoveries. He had said that if you wanted to get some fairly quick energy, the first thing in the morning, you should shower with water as hot as you could bear (being careful not to burn your skin), then rinse off with the coldest water available. After rinsing off, towel briskly, bringing the blood to the surface of the skin; then you should make a loose fist and tap yourself in the chest, right in the cleavage 30 times.
Well, trying to be somewhat of a health nut, I decided to try it. What did I have to lose? Although the thought of the cold water seemed to chill me more than the actual did, I was determined to try it. So into the shower I go, on comes the really hot water; I cool it down just a bit and take a refreshing bath. Boy, did it feel good! Then I began to shift the temperature and sure enough, the chill bumps rose to the surface. I gritted my teeth; danced around a little bit beneath it, being sure to cover the entire surface of my skin. Off goes the water, out comes the towel with the brisk dry off and the 30 taps.
However, as I danced beneath the cold water, I seriously questioned myself, as to whether or not I could continue this routine on a daily basis. And what is supposed to happen when it gets freezing cold in winter, what would I do then? The thought sent and even colder shiver down my already freezing body.
But as quickly as the dreaded thought sought to settle into my mind, yet another thought took its place. “Don’t worry about what might happen tomorrow, or the next day, or when wintertime sets in; just do what you need to do today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” Wow, I breathed a sigh of relief. I knew it to be true; for that is exactly what the Scriptures say in the book of Matthew 6:34. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” King James Version
Again, “Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Common English Bible (CEB) - Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible
Amazing! I thought. “You know you know better Virginia; start acting like it”. I am pleased to report that I’ve been doing this little routine for about two weeks; I still don’t welcome the cold water, but I’ve stopped dancing in it. I just turn slowly in the shower until I am completely covered; turn off the water and exit. Taking it one day at a time certainly helps, plus it keeps me from being counterproductive. I’m learning; and have become even more determined to continue learning these little life lessons.