“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
~Proverbs 17:22

I was just about to turn off the lights and settle down for the night when a nagging thought popped into my mind. I did my best to push it aside, but it insisted on staying. I pulled the covers up and snuggled down into the soft warmth of the blankets, determined not to let the thought ruin my bedtime. I tossed and turned, trying my best to fall asleep. No matter what I did, the thought kept me awake.

“God, I’m stuck in my head tonight and I need some help,” I prayed.

“Count your blessings and give thanks,” God whispered.

One by one, I said them out loud, filling my dark room with the higher vibration of gratitude and love. My nagging thought that was so insistent faded away. In its place were thoughts of all the I love and the things I love the most. I pressed them to my heart, turned over, and fell into a deep and peaceful sleep.

What we focus our thoughts on determines the quality of our lives (and apparently, our sleep!). Think good thoughts.

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