Hormones, Texts, and a Bad Mood…

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I was irritable from the moment a hormonal night sweat woke me up soaking wet. I was hot. I was cold. I was soaked in sweat. To say I was not happy is a great understatement.

I ripped off my night shirt and climbed back into bed.

After our morning ritual, my loving husband did his best to pacify my prickly position…. It didn’t work.

“Perhaps a good workout will straighten my attitude,” I thought. I had already tried the “trick” of expressing gratitude and thankfulness and it didn’t work. It was almost like I didn’t want to be happy… I wanted to be pissed off.

Going out to spread my complete lack of joy, I headed to the Y for a morning workout. Usually this workout flips any “wrong side of the bed” attitude, largely because part of my workout routine is to quote scripture as I climb 600 flights of stairs.

I’m happy to report that my mood was wonderfully changed, but not because of the workout or the mind being washed in scripture.

I want to let you know what helped to change my attitude because I desire for you to do the same to someone else. I had forgotten, and maybe you have too, the power of a good word, an encouraging word, a positive word.

Or in this case… a positive text…. or two… or 11…

I hopped off the Stair-Master and checked my phone…

11 new text messages…

all from the same person…

each one listing another reason why they loved me.

Overwhelming joy was the result. My heart was SMILING. My poor hormonal attitude had been trumped by love.

You, my friend, (and I), have the power to do the same for someone else today (and everyday). You can aid in transforming another’s attitude with a positive encouraging text… or 11!!! (I chose to send back 7 texts, because 7 is the number of completion).

Jesus told us to “one another one another.” We are to Love one another (John 13:34), encourage one another (Hebrews 3:13), carry one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), help one another (1 Thessalonians 5:14), correct one another (Matthew 18:15), and forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32).

Therefore, I “one-another” you to do the “one-another” that was done to me, and that I, in turn, “one-another’ed” back. And enjoy the Joy of knowing you just might make someone’s day.