Elysha's World

Elysha's World

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Who Needs Sheep?

This past month hasn’t been an easy one for me. Problems keep arising, and sometimes it feels like there is no end in sight. Questions keep coming, and prayers feel like there is no one listening. 
However through this storm I’ve found myself. The person I found wasn’t quite who I was expecting. Usually when things go wrong, I am beside myself. I cannot function. I’m crippled with the “what if” questions and I’m usually doing it all on my own. 

I frequently pray for health, yet I got sick. I’m grateful every day for my car, yet it broke down. This time around however I was surrounded by friends and family. I didn’t freak out, in fact I was so calm, that I surprised myself. It’s amazing how when there are crazy things going on around us we can feel peace. I never really had time to worry, because people always showed up at the right time. I didn’t even ask them to. The Lord never left me alone, he gave me comfort. 
On Sunday I decided to clean up my room a little bit, and put on a CD by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I didn’t know most of the songs, but liked the feel of the music. Half way through the CD a song came on that I recognized. It’s one of my favorite songs from the musical “White Christmas.”

The song is called “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep.” I love the idea of this song. If you can’t sleep and you are stressed, just try thinking of all the good things in your life instead of the bad. It’s easy to lay awake at night and worry about life, but if you force yourself to look for the good, it can make all the difference. 

I found this cute quote online. This is what I do at night, but I’d never looked at it quite like this before. It helped me put things in perspective. Here is a clip of the song from the movie “White Christmas.”