Monday, April 7, 2014

Motivation for your Monday: Choices

So, on my continued venture of trying to inspire others to not only LOVE Monday's ~ but to celebrate them, I bring to you another post. Late.. but it is still Monday!

First let me say, that the reason this post is later than the time I normally post is indeed a result of my own participation in what I am about to share. Second, let me say I am sorry if it comes out all jumbled ~ as I hope to explain a bit more further down this post.

There are three questions that you can ask yourself to discover a love for Monday! (Really, any and every day of the week, not just Monday!)

1. What is important to you?
What is that thing that is ultimately driving you to do what you do day in and day out. Most of the people who read this blog are homemakers (Both that either work at home or outside the home, as well as some who are returning to college for yet one more degree.) or those who are striving to be living a more purposeful life. So, again let's ask. What is important to you? For me it's easy. I want to enjoy every single day of  my life and bring everyone I can along for the ride. Has it always been easy?! Nope. If I had to list some of the things that are important to me they would look like this:
  • A strong healthy relationship in Christ
  • A strong healthy marriage
  • Healthy and well able children who will function as adults when they are grown
  • To encourage women to embrace and LOVE the life they have been given ~ even in the hard times
  • To use my gift of teaching

2. Where can you free up a few minutes?
So many of us can say "I'm too busy for that". Well guess what!? This is one of my biggest pet peeves. We all have the same 24 hours in a day ~ it's just how we spend it that is so different. Sure, I can say that I am too busy too ~ but it is only because I am selective with how I spend my time. Lately, I have even stopped getting on the computer in the mornings as regular as I once did ~ even just last week. Why? Because one day last week I strapped on my fitbit, had my "to do list" that I had prepared the night before, and got started doing some things that needed to be done first ~ before I sat down to do what I wanted to do. I do not want to be one of those people who sit around and say "I wish I had", no thanks! I am 40 and I have done that far too long! I guess you can say I had an epiphany or a wild hair up my rear! Needless to say, for me it was that moment that God used to say "see child. You did have a few extra minutes!"

3. What holds you back from loving Mondays as much as any other day of the week?
Is it because society tells you to? Is it because Monday has always gotten a bad rap? I am learning each and every week to allow Monday to be just as wonderful as any other day. Guess what!? It really truly is a choice in itself. I choose to allow Monday's to be the gift they were intended to be, just as much as Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

So... are YOU going to choose to continue in mainstream thinking feeling like Mondays are cursed, or are you going to embrace this beautiful start to a new week for the gift that it is?

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