Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Have you heard of the practice of “grounding?” It involves doing activities that “ground” or connect you with the electrical currents of the earth. There is evidence to suggest this can give positive benefits to your body. Some people simply walk around barefoot in the grass while others use grounding equipment. I’ve never practiced it purposefully, but this made me think about other ways I recognize I’m grounded.
As I watched the sunset at my home one evening, I was reminded that it grounds me. Not in the sense that walking barefoot in the grass does, but deep in my spirit. I’m reminded there is a Creator who is all-powerful and a lover of beauty that I am connected with. That grounds me. I am reminded that the world doesn’t revolve around me. That grounds me. I am reminded there is evening and there is morning – a new beginning – and that grounds me.
Other beautiful experiences also ground me. The laughter of my children and grandchildren reminds me of the joy of life. The birds chirping in the early mornings remind me that if the Lord cares for each one of them, how much more he cares for me. Reading and focusing upon Scripture, how to love God and love others is foundational! It grounds me.
These “groundings” are beneficial to my body, but also my spirit. What about you? What grounds you? Walks in nature or standing by the ocean as the waves lap at your feet? Being in the majestic mountains? Or, having everyone in your family sitting at the table together sharing your day with one another?
This week, let’s think about what “grounds” us as we move through our ordinary everyday lives. And then…make the time and the opportunity to do it! Get grounded! Live the way you want to be remembered!