A friend of mine once said you cannot eat ice cream and be angry at the same time. So every time he gets upset or is tempted to blow off his top, he goes away and buys an ice cream for himself. Sometimes, he also buys one for the object of his upset and they both end up laughing, over ice cream.
When temperatures are rising in your head, why don’t you pause for a moment and head off to buy yourself some ice cream. It can help. Love yourself today.
Pearls of Truth:
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” (James 1:19-20)
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)
“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” (Proverbs 16:32)
I know this advice sounds funny! But when you’re feeling emotionally unwell, all you want to do is sulk in your old t-shirt and pajamas and hide under the covers. I feel you. But you must help yourself.
A long, nice bath or hot shower can help comfort your heart. Let the stress or the tears flow with the water.
Light a candle and pray. Tomorrow will be a better day.
Pearl of Truth
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)