Your Body follows your Head

“Your body follows your head,” the basketball coach said.

Playing Basketball

And just like that, a light bulb went on in my head.

Because it just makes sense. Because it is so true in much more than basketball. It’s true in the whole of my life.

Because when my head is filled with visions of Twizzlers and potato chips and pizza and gallons of ice cream, that is certainly where my hands and mouth and my entire body are going to go.

And when my head is filled  with the awareness of need all around me, the physical heart within my chest starts to hurt and it is somehow woven to the heart of my soul, and together they lead my hands and wallet and time and I choose to make a difference wherever I can.

And when my head is filled with self-righteousness and petty stupidity, I find my body all tangled up.

And when my head lets itself wallow in self-pity, my body starts to wither.

And when my head allows itself to dip in anxiety, my body quickly tries to shut down….

And the heart of my soul, it is somehow woven in the midst of it all, and it responds to my head just as well. And I am reminded of a very wise man who said that “as a man thinks, so he is.”

I think I need to think about what I am thinking about.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

#751 The sun shining after the rain 

#752 Old friends coming for dinner tonight 

#753 A date to go see my daughter in Virginia 

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG,  Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on SundayInspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday, Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word,

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5 comments

  1. So true…. we are what we think about. I think at one time or another we have all been caught up in our own self pity and our heads lead us into sadness and anxiety and many other debilitating emotions. Looking at your blessings within a storm is one of the biggest achievements we can accomplish in life. It changes everything 🙂 Thanks for these key reminders to stay on the path with God….

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  2. So very true and a great reminder today. Going to think much wiser today for having read this…. “as a man thinks, so he is”. I was your neighbor at Making Your Home Sing today.
    Have a wonderful Monday!
    Joanne

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  3. To make a difference, wherever I am. Right now in my home. Thanks for the encouragement and boost today.

    Thanks for joining the momma melody. We would love to have you join us again. Anything mom, from vacation pics, encouraging words, to recipes. I jot some notes on Mondays, but it’s a come whenever you can kind of party. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-momma-for-today.html

    Be blessed bunches,
    Sarah

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