Sulking is an art.


Or, at least, I have the ability to make it one.  If I want, I can even make such an event complete with an assortment of all of my favorite comfort foods from Junior Mints to Sour Patch Kids.  Of course, such delicacies don’t need the occasional sulking for consumption.  For real.

There are times we have all the reason in the world to sulk.  To feel sorry for ourselves.  Because, let’s face it.  Sometimes, life is just plain unfair. 

The key is not to stay there.

No matter how bad the circumstances appear.

Most of you know my story.  I was pregnant with John Henry with a realization that I was about to be a single mom.  On top of the pain, I had a few of those sulking parties.  My dad has always had this charming way of dropping bits of wisdom here and there.  He let me sulk.  But, he wouldn’t let me settle into my pity.  I will never forget the moment when he said, “Dusty, someone has walked out on his spouse today.  And, she has no one.  Look at what you have.”

I could go on and on with stories of people – friends – who made life better for me. 

A lot of love surrounded me.  And, I had this remarkable hope because of the One.

Feel free to sulk every once in a while.  And, if you’re having Mayfield’s Moose Tracks ice-cream or chocolate in any form, invite me to join you.  {I’m also available for the occasional chips and queso.}

But don’t stay there.

Eventually, you’ve got to look at what you have.

And, if the King is living inside of you, you have it all.

And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?  My only hope is in you.  Psalm 39:7

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Filed under disappointment, divorce, life, Spiritual Journey

7 responses to “Sulking is an art.

  1. Brenda

    What a way to start my day. THANKS!

  2. You make my heart smile! 🙂

  3. Judy

    And, today someone will read your blog and know they are NOT alone. And, to someone will read your blog and look at what they HAVE and not what they lost. lOVE THIS ONE!

  4. Shelley

    Great blog Dusty. Lord knows we all find ourselves in situations that are very unfair, but something your Dad said to me once always stuck with me. “You can let it make you bitter or you can let it make you better”. Words to live by.

  5. Great blog Dusty! I loved one time, I was in a black hole, and a lady told me, “You don’t have to have faith for this….I will have the faith for you”. It took a big load off of me, (burn out, depression) God is so faithful and merciful, that He carries us, strengthens us, provides. I have some praise reports to take to Prayer group tonight, it is amazing, how God showed me, how He is listening to our cries to help.
    ps. I love the sulking part, I too have sulked, when hurt, comfort food was made for times like that. ha ha!) God made the person who made them, ahem! ilu

  6. Meant to say, I was one time in a black hole, ha ha, brain was on pause. lol

  7. Boy do you and I need to sit down and have a long girls chat. 🙂

    Isn’t it nice to be thankful even when you are down? Life can always be worse.

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