Wednesday- the mountain or the molehill in the middle of the week.
Let’s face it, by Wednesday we are either sailing through life with our victory flag billowing in the wind or the flag is at half-mast and we are dragging ourselves up a Mt. Doom without oxygen, mourning, cape draped across our shoulders, just waiting for this week to die and be done. I have lived at both sides of this coin and often jumped from either side at various moments of the day- that’s why I decided to revive my posts entitled “Wisdom for Wednesday”, not just for you the reader, but for me the post-it-note, randomly- organized writer. (All you need is gorgeous multi-colored post it notes and a fine tip sharpie to be a writer, right?).
When writing a chapter for a book, I haul out a huge cork board and dig in my desk drawers for the sticky- notes of all shapes and sizes. I write topics for the chapter on the sticky- notes and arrange them on the board. Then I rearrange them. Then I rearrange them again. It’s colorful, useful, a great brainstorming activity and it saves a great many painful rewrites.
What does this have to do with wisdom? WELL, I was thinking, wouldn’t it be awesome if we could posty-note our brains? We have all these random thoughts swirling around up there that have us either singing upon the mountains in Austria -“The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music” or starving for breath on Mt. Doom in our mourning cape while listening to Lord of the Rings “Gollum’s song”.
How about we pick a positive posty-note (literally) for the rest of the week so we can sing our lungs out on the mountain top? Those thoughts are in there, right? Just waiting to be let out on the canvas of our life? They cannot come into being unless we birth them. We must push past the negative grooves ingrained in our gray matter, grab your pick axe and rope and climb out of there, grab a posty-note- a pretty one, lime green, vibrant orange, turquoise and write this down:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Write it on three, four, five, ten posty notes and post them all over the house.
- on the fridge
- bathroom mirror
- above the sink
- above the stove
- in the laundry room
- in the fridge
- put it in your kid’s schoolbooks
- in their backpacks