Dark gray skies + damp cold drizzles = a dreary day. It’s easy to sink into dreary day doldrums (especially when tucked under warm blankies) … how to get out? (of bed?! and the doldrums!?)
I don’t know about you, but sometimes dreary days drag me down. down. down. A week or so ago we had a spate of dreary, cold days. Dragging droopy spirits into the car, i set off for necessary errand rounds.
Yes, i prayed in the morning (the usual) asking God for grace, peace, wisdom, and JOY (also included the daily request for holy hilarity)… but still, dreary day doldrums have a way of seeping in …
Unless we use SPIRITUAL JUMPER CABLES. For my international buddies (& non-auto savvy friends), jumper cables can revive a dead car battery (when plugged into another power source,) So whilst driving about, this idea jumped me – we need spiritual jumper cables to fight the dreary day doldrums.
….as a new Ladysmith Black Mambazo CD blasted out the most amazing rendition of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, my spirits grooved up & up… i couldn’t stop singing (@ the grocery store, the check out gal said how much she like the song, too : )
(Click here for a YouTube version – you can hear the audio of LBM with China Black)
There are, of course, other forms of spirit-lifting jumper cables. This afternoon (another DREARY COLD YUCKY DAY) my Mama & i decided to actively fight the doldrums by bundling out to the Mad About Chocolate Shop for some amazing European deliciously dark hot chocolate.
sigh. it worked(!)
grace, peace & doldrums busters
Virginia : )
p.s. photos brought to you by Virginia’s new iPhone – her antique cell phone has now retired… & these are the 1st pics (drum roll) from the new phone!!! kinda cool!