For those days when life weighs you down

Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

The WordPress Photo Challenge Task: This week, share a photo of something marked by its weight — or its air of weightlessness. Show us gravity at its most unforgiving, or most generous. Bricks or feathers. A collapsed ruin or a plane taking off. A heavy piece of old furniture or the flying buttresses of a cathedral. Keep in mind that weight doesn’t even have to be physical: emotions and memories can weigh on us (or lift our spirits) at least as much as real objects.

My Take: Living in a Caribbean island I immediately thought of swimming in our endless blue clear sea as being the ultimate example of weightlessness but then I thought about my life, especially on those days when I am weighed down by decisions and deadlines and drama. Why? Because those days are hard. That’s when I want to give up, to curl up in bed under the covers and let the world go by without me but on the other hand, that’s exactly the time when the prayers, worship and fellowship at my church lift me ‘weightlessly’ up to an amazing place high above whatever’s going on – and for me at the end of the day, it truly is the best place to be.

Can you relate? What lifts you up when you feel most down and out? Would love to hear from you and thanks for visiting 🙂



One of my favourite weight-lifting songs …

… and one of my favourite weight-lifting bible verses

“Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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