I love taking my dog for walks. It's a win-win for both our exercise needs. In the winter, though, my ears get sooo cold. And, for some reason, I almost always forget to put my headband on before we start our walks. Then, by the third loop around our neighborhood circle, I start getting irritated by how I'm feeling and my ears start stinging. It's then that I remember my headband.
I can start my days like that, too. I get movin' on whatever the agenda is and forget to reach for the things I'm going to need to help keep me warm and smiling through the day.
Like -- taking a quiet moment to look up. Then, taking an extra few moments to give thanks to the One I'm looking up at. And, then maybe even read a Word of encouragement from that same Someone who's looking back at me.
He knows just the headband I'm going to need to help keep me warm and protected that day.