My wife is afraid of heights!
Because of her vertigo,
this picture of a person
walking a high wire
would stress her out
even if the line was straight!
The Empire State Building…
St. Paul’s Cathedral in London…
Niagara Falls Lookout…
Vast Restaurant here in OKC…
These are all real-life experiences
that have put Cheryl into a panic.
However, when she has both feet planted on terra firma,
Cheryl is contagiously calm!
Whether it is a second-grade classroom
with 28 sugar-infused 8-year-olds
or a disastrous fire
caused by her husband… (keep reading!)
my wife has the super-power to bring
a sense of calm to the most chaotic settings.
Other people seem to live life at 210 degrees!
If water boils at 212 degrees,
some people go through life
simmering just below the boiling point.
And it doesn’t take much to put them over the top.
The least little wobble in the universe sets them off.
You work with some of these people.
Some of these people are in your family tree!
Their anxiety and stress drives you nuts
and destroys the equilibrium of everyone
within a 7-mile radius!
Here’s the point of today’s blog:
YOU may be the contagious calm
that holds your workplace, your family,
your little part of the world together!
As Max Lucado says in his book, Anxious For Nothing,
“The contagiously calm person is the one
who reminds others, ‘God is in control.’
This is the executive who tells the company,
‘Let’s all do our part; we’ll be okay.’
This is the leader who sees the challenge,
acknowledges it and observes,
‘These are tough times, but we’ll get through them.’”
There’s not enough time to tell the whole story,
but I almost burned down our church!
Thankfully, there was more smoke than fire
but still, our Fellowship Hall was ruined
and we had a huge 50th Anniversary scheduled
to take place just four days later!
I was paralyzed! Total 100% 218-degree explosion!
Guess who it was who came in
with her contagiously calm spirit
and mapped out all the details
of moving the anniversary celebration
from the Fellowship Hall to the Front Patio?
Some of YOU have the superpower of this
contagiously calm spirit.
Thank you for all you do
to hold your family together
when the toxins hit the fan!
Thanks for all you do
to hold things together at work
when everything is falling apart!
People watch you every day!
They have come to rely on you!
You bring a calmness
that turns down the temperature.
You bring peace to our world!
Who is the Contagiously Calm person in your life?
Who do you rely on to turn down the temperature?
Maybe today would be a great day to say THANKS!
I don’t know about you but I’m buying flowers for Cheryl on my way home.
I invite you to use this form to share your prayer request with me.