We had a beaut of a storm last evening! I can’t remember the last time there was one that was so frightening. Of course, all day long, we had been warned by the weather people that we were in for a shellacking, but I’m so used to these dire predictions that I hardly pay attention anymore. They’ve never happened, so I became a skeptic. Well, that was before we got pummeled!
By 5:30, it began to get cloudy, and by 6:00, it was as dark as night. I had no lights on, and my husband said it looked bad. We watched the TV, and the Emergency Broadcast broke in, saying a tornado was headed our way! Yikes! I told my husband he should go to the basement, and I would take cover in the powder room. He didn’t go, though. After the sky darkened, the wind started, and my husband was begging our Japanese Maple to stay standing. Then, we had non-stop lightning and thunder amidst the downpours. Need I say it, I was petrified! Then the lights flickered, and I mentally recalled where the flashlights and candles were. After a few brownouts, we lost the cable connection. However, that was it. No more wind, no more lightning, no more thunder, no more rain, and the blackness began to lift. The cable rebooted, and we saw on the weather map, that the storm had gone past us. Hurray! We made it. This morning, my husband went around picking up sticks, but we had no real damage. Today is gorgeous!!
I know I’ve mentioned before that my mind really is a bully over my body. If I allow it to have control, I pretty much know that I won’t be able to do a thing. If my mind says that my legs can’t move, they can’t, even though, physically, they can. When my mind says that the steps are too difficult, then they become that way. If my mind says that my bladder is spazzing, then I’d better hightail it to the loo! In actuality, none of these is really happening, but if I let my mind convince me they are, then my body just fails.
Yesterday, I felt fine physically (or as fine as I’m able to be.) Then, I let my mind take over, and I began to have problems. The sorcerer said that I couldn’t get up from my chair, and darned if I didn’t struggle to stand. It kept happening over and over, and it ended up being a physically draining day. I’ve found that a good solution is to think about something entirely different, and I can overcome that evil mind. If the negative thoughts start to invade, I may think of a recipe, in detail, and before you know it, I’m accomplishing my original task. So far today, I’m winning. So, I just have to continue doing it, and I should have a good day. I hope it’s true because I want to take advantage of the good weather and go shopping. We’ll see how it goes.