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Monday, December 29, 2008

What do you do...

when you're overwhelmed? As for me, I make lists. Lots of them. Sometimes I even make a list of the lists I need to make. Crazy, huh? It soothes me. I'm really not sure why it helps, but it at least feels like it does.

I was sitting at lunch today with my parents (and my children, of course) and my mom looked at me and said, "What's going on? It looks as though your brain is about to explode!" She was SO right. I have so many things I need to do this week - take kids to the doctor, take myself to the doctor, make some lists, more laundry than anyone can imagine, housework, make some more lists, get my van fixed (if it can be), and so much more. Not to mention that much of the things on my list require money - ugh.

I'm also completely overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness of the people around me. My family has been blessed this Christmas from so many different directions in ways we never could have expected. I think I'm most overwhelmed by it because I know we really don't deserve all this kindness - but know that it's God's way of blessing us. It always amazed me how God constantly is telling me how much He loves me through all kinds of ways. God is so good.

I suppose I will go back to my lists now - I'm hoping that my brain will not explode before I finish them :)

What do you do when you're overwhelmed??


Charly said...

I shut down... That's really a bad thing, but I can't help it. However, it takes A LOT to get me overwhelmed. My area of study in college made me that way. Hang in there!

Lynelle, Joe and Jairus said...

I am a list maker too. But sometimes I just need to cry -- if it is really overwhelming..or sleep. I always think clearer when I have had a good nights sleep! :)