Monday, December 22, 2008

Finding Peace by Angie Ledbetter

By doze id stopped up add I catt top steezing. I've ude up two boxes of tittue alweady. *honk*

Okay, enough of my sad talking-with-a-bad-cold voice. It's been years since I've been sick, so I guess it was bound to happen. I mean, I did get out for a bit (finally) to do some Christmas shopping, and the germs were probably all waiting to pounce on me. I'll live, and when I fully recover my senses, I know I'm going to appreciate being able to breathe, taste, smell and hear again.

Along with my little waltz with Mr. Cold, I've also had to face some mightily unpleasant personal stuff in the last few days. I'm not sharing details, just take it from me -- it was worse than a triple cold with a trip to the dentist on top. It hasn't been a pleasant few days.

In spite of all that, I went to my "happy place," which happens to be located within my favorite church. There I prayed earnestly for help with the issue, and also in thanksgiving for a prayer request answered for a friend. I closed my watery eyes, blew my nose quietly and let the sanctified environment seep into my inner temple of turmoil. Within mere minutes, a warm glowing peace descended. As cliched as it sounds even to me who experienced it, I knew all would be well. I knew. And I was/am grateful.

However you seek your peace, serenity and comfort in bad situations, may it never allude you.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Turning it over and letting it go. It works wonders. Have had to do it a lot lately.
Oren

Kathryn Magendie said...

Wish I'd been there with you.

Angie Ledbetter said...

You're right Oren. Gotta let it go and not try to get it back. Hard sometimes for people used to taking care of their own "bidness." Prayers/hugs to you.

Thanks, Kat, but I'd hate to share this nasty cold. But on a bright note, I just moved my dentist appointment to next week. Ah, reprieve. :)

Ami said...

Hope you're feeling better. I love that moment of peace that comes, even without an answer or action, when we relax in our problems and hand them over. Unfortunately, I don't always remember to go to that place and seem to prefer struggling with the situation. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ami, thanks. The handing over is hard to do, but gets easier with practice. :)

Barbara Quinn said...

This too shall pass. That phrase has helped me a lot. It's hard to believe, but it will. I hope things settle down soon and that your moments of peace stretch out into minutes and hours. A hug of comfort and a wish to ease the pain.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks much, Barb. Feeling maybe a little bit better now.

Small Footprints said...

In Spanish there is a phrase: "no hay mal que por bien no venga" which loosely translated means: Nothing bad ever happens without something good following it. I hope your something good comes quickly!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Patresa Hartman said...

so glad you were able to find that pocket of peace in the middle of the ickiness. much healing to you, ms angie.

Linda said...

Aw...feel better soon, Angie. I know that the cold will pass with time, and I'm sure you're on the right track with all the rest. God bless.....always....

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks so much, Small. Whata lovely saying.

Appreciate you, Patresa.

Linda, it really did pass quickly. Thanks!

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