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Wine Before Gym

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The God of the universe will always respond as
you take one step forward
towards the light.

Here’s what this means for me:  God  is my source of light. I keep moving in the direction where it’s bright. Moving toward God’s light means I am doing the right thing for the highest good for myself and others.

The other day I was in a “not-feelin’-it” mood.  All I wanted to do was stay under the covers, and listen to the rain outside my bedroom window. I wanted to allow the day to run its course.

“God, find favor in me. I ask for lots of energy today. I have endless errands to do for others.”
I said this out loud to the ceiling. It is a habit I have had since I was five  years old. I  glance up and imagine my Lord who oversees my whole existence is suspended mysteriously above me on the ceiling.

Throughout the day, I kept telling myself “pay it forward.” Then I remembered
a post in FB from a couple with a very sick ten-year-old son name Bubby.
He has seizures and is in a wheelchair. His birthday is February 11th. His mom asked what he wanted for his birthday.
“Stickers,” he announced.
When I read this story, my mind said, “Wow, his parents must have a barrel load of patience and love.”

His parents went on to say, “He loves getting stuff in the mail. So, if you want to give our son
stickers for his birthday, we set up a PO Box for him.”

This sparked my  brainwaves to travel in the right direction.
God desires for us to do the right thing.
Right away I decided to go to Bartell’s and buy stickers for this little boy. I put
the stickers in an envelope and dropped it in the mail.

But, I was still not feeling energetic. So, I kept moving towards the light.
I asked myself, “Where do I think it will be the brightest?”

I crawl to my gym, which is located inside a hotel.
Entering the main lobby I see a table set up for wine
tasting. There are crackers, salami, and cheese to nibble on, too.

“Really God? You know I can’t pass up wine tasting.
Alright you got me, this is looking bright.” I say.

There’s nothing that will put a smile on my face faster than a wine tasting event just before
heading to the gym and getting on the treadmill.

Munching on my crackers and salami. I realize that
God knew what would make me happy. This treat is
my kind of happiness.

The wine tasting event definitely elevated my spirit to a higher level.
After five small sips of Pinot Noir, I marched upstairs to my gym. I did my one-hour workout
and got my endorphin fix. All was well in my world.

When you are having a “not-feelin’-it” day, do something genuine for others.
Then  keep your eyes open for the blessings in front of you.

Doing a good deed for someone is walking towards the light.

Dear God,

Thank you for blessing me with your light.
Without it, my world would be as dark as midnight.

Bless all the children like Bubby  who are quite sick with no cure in sight.
Bring healing in these childrens’ lives,
Bring hope in the lives of their parents and understanding
that you will never give us more than what we can handle.



Author: lolaguerrero

50 something, mother of two, married, grandson named Napoleon. Love to go to the gym, watch films, act, write, jog, walk 10 miles with my husband, wine and travel. I"m a double tall, NF latte with half a pump of mocha with whip cream.

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