Monday, July 18, 2011
In order for a change to be most beneficial it has to be on the level of a lifestyle change. It seems that anything can throw the process into a tailspin. I am helping my daughters through some life changes of their own. My lifestyle change in my eating habits was definitely affected. It is our tradition to get together at my house and cook all of the family favorites when one of us is going through a crisis.
Well, I cooked so much food on Sunday it was utterly ridiculous. But, no one wanted to eat. So that means that this tradition has to change. So what did we do? We went to my daughters' house and redecorated. We expended some energy and as the house was rearranged, emotions were affected for the better. So the new "normal" for my family will be to go to where our loved one is, and help them feel better by cleaning, redirecting, making small positive changes in their environment.
That's one of the most healthy and emotionally satisfying changes I have come across in a while. It also helped to consider key scriptural texts like Ps. 73: 25,26, Isaiah 43:10 and other like these. They were a tremendous help.
I'm glad we're making this change. It's one for the better.