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H is for halt and hallelujah…

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There are times in life when nothing seems to go right.
No matter what you do or say it is wrong.
Days when you just want to give up.

These are the times when you need to stop.
Stop talking, stop running around, stop worrying.
Just stop doing whatever it is you are trying to do.

Take a breath, stretch, sit, get comfortable.
Let your mind wander, daydream, take a nap.
Let the world do its thing without you for awhile.

Then get up, look around and see that the world didn’t end.
Birds are singing, cats purring, dogs wagging tails, people still being people.
The only thing that is different is you.

You are calm, rested, relaxed, thinking clearly, sure and sassy.
Whatever the problem was may still be hanging around.
That’s okay, you can handle it.

Stand tall, look up, be in control.
Be confident and courageous, sure and strong.
Shout hallelujah and begin again!

Be someone who knows when to halt and when to shout hallelujah.


17 thoughts on “H is for halt and hallelujah…

      1. I listen to a smooth jazz station out of Georgia programmed by our Bose app the most. I like the oldies from the ’60s and ’70s and Motown music with Smokey Robinson being my favorite. I listen to relaxdaily on YouTube to sleep at night… 🙂

  1. So much wisdom in this simple lesson! We can get so wrapped up in knots from stress, and it becomes debilitating. A break from thinking about it will help us recharge and refocus and be ready to try a new approach. Sadly, this little secret isn’t often taught in our society, and it makes all the difference if we can learn to do it. Praying makes a big difference in helping us to find our way again too!

    1. Prayer is the best way to find our way. Often my daydreaming leads to prayer. Funny how that works for me. I have a friend who listening to music leads to prayer and problem solving and another who goes for a run to prepare for prayer. I say hallelujah to whatever works!

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