How Do You, “UNCLOUD” your day?

The gruel and grind of work can cause the heart to despair.  Can I get a witness?  Monday comes and many of us want to cry.  Don’t get me wrong. The Bible says, “Money answers all problems.”  So, it’s good to have a job.  At least with a little money I can solve a few problems. But Lord give me strength. The demands of work, the evaluations, the short lunch breaks? “There ought to be a law.” But in the state of Tennessee there are no collective bargaining rights.  Oh, well.

I know. Grumbling doesn’t change a thing. So to avoid complaining and assuage my grief,  I think about my aunts and uncles who picked cotton down in the Mississippi Delta.  The plantation owner would weigh the cotton and then report that my aunts and uncles owed him money.  Coming from a history like that–teaching school, working in the hospital, driving a bus, delivering mail, working security and fixing hair doesn’t seem so bad.

What do you THINK ABOUT or DO to “uncloud” your day and encourage yourself to keep on pushing?

Write back soon!   ALICE FAYE

Three Black Cotton Pickers

 

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6 thoughts on “How Do You, “UNCLOUD” your day?

  1. I work behind a desk — and no matter how much energy and positivity I start the day with, by 3pm I’m usually running low, and just trying to make it to the finish line. Employing tricks — such as listening to rousing music in the headphones, constantly gulping water, timing myself on tasks, switching between projects, or just leaving my cubicle for a few minutes of fresh air — can give me a boost and keep me alert.

    If I want to stay away from the temptations of coffee, vending machine snacks, and other unhealthy work habits, it’s important that I 1) get some righteous sleep the night before, 2) NOT skip breakfast, and 3) make sure I eat lunch at a decent hour — but make it light, not too heavy. I find that all these habits can have a profound effect on my ability to keep a positive outlook on the day, and stay mentally “uncloudy.”

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  2. I’m from the Mississippi Delta and I saw first hand how the cotton field worked on both sides as a great great granddaughter of a cotton producing farmer and as a cotton chopper and I have learned to work smarter, not harder, and your day will be enlightened.

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