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Organizing the Inside – Day 213 Lord, I Need An Outlet!

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

I’m not talking about the designer shoe outlet, but an outlet as a way of expressing yourself. Although shoe shopping can be rather therapeutic, we’ll avoid that kind of therapy since it has some built-in pit falls.

Take time to create something new.
So discover your “something” if you don’t already know what it is. If you love singing, then learn a new song. If you love drawing, then sketch a new picture. If planning, plan a party.  If you love dancing, take a class and learn a new move or two; but take time to create something that’s never been in the earth before. Your writings, your sketches, or your dance floor moves are something uniquely created, and will bless you and perhaps someone else. Taking classes and trying something different will expand your skill set and enhance your life by bringing much-needed relief from the usual daily “to do” lists.

Learn to laugh a bit too.
I know it’s hard sometimes to find a really funny movie that doesn’t have an R-rating or higher. You can often find older movies that are rather benign. Christian comedy is another option to get away from some of the stress and crack-your-side. Laughter is a bit like getting fiber in your diet, sometimes you forget how much you need it, but once you get it, you sure feel a lot lighter. When the troops are acting weird, and you need to lift everyone’s energy, tell a really funny joke. Laughter tends to take your mind off of the stress and pressures of the day. It’s an expression of joy, and joyful people are so great to be around. Sometimes life can get pretty complex with all the responsibilities we have, and taking time to enjoy the simpler things can really brighten your day.