Muscle Memory and Remembering
I'll second that neck problem, Charity! Too many years spent at the keyboard takes its toll. But we're both glad to have been here anyway, aren't we? Completely track with you--it feels unnatural to stand up straight and drag my shoulders down. Loved going for a walk with you! Loved the sweet photo of you with your mother!
Only a week late - just screeching in before the next WR drops! I loved this - can SO relate re: back and neck issues, and that's fascinating how you link muscle memory to the story of Israel. Personally, in terms of reminders, I have increasingly looked to the beauty of icons (Orthodox and others) and have started following a few modern icon artists on Instagram, who work in the traditional style. I am finding often stops me in my scroll and brings me back to God.
I use jewelry to turn my attention towards God and remind myself of His goodness. Specifically, rings engraved with phrases from verses, or that are in the shape of a cross or a nail. My sister likes supporting Christian apparel businesses, and has drawn people's attention, compliments and curiosity to the verses on her shirts. It's encouraging that the Israelites were encouraged to use physical reminders to prompt obedience and gratefulness long ago.