The Truth about Joy on a Rainy Monday Morning

Truth time.

The facts of this morning in my corner of the world:

  1. It’s raining….and has been raining for many days in Virginia.
  2. It’s Monday morning….enough said.
  3. I slept poorly last night, with many upsetting dreams.
  4. I want to eat toast and jam, but am trying to avoid sugar for ankle issues.

So….with these circumstances seemingly stacked against joy, I am trying my best to find very little things that bring joy. So far this morning:

  1. Warm Irish tea in a big mug.
  2. My favorite ever-present morning omelette.
  3. I made myself get on the exercise bike, reluctantly. But now I feel better.:)
  4. Singing some music, loudly. The two that made me feel the best this morning….”Amen (Reborn)” by for King and Country…..and “Happy Together” by The Turtles.
  5. Writing this blog. Always helps me feel better.

.”Then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.” – Leviticus 26:4

I am always happy to hear from any of you, your little ways to capture joy on a rainy Monday morning. Love to all of you, Lisa

**In case you would like to sing along also….

I Think I Can, I Think I Can

Another Monday, another new week to try to be healthy.  It is constantly amazing to me how lazy I can become after one short weekend of fun.  So in order to inspire myself (and encourage you also! 🙂 ) , I have found some great quotes to motivate us both!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  – Phillippians 4:13

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“I think I can, I think I can…” – The Little Engine Who Could

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“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”  – Irish proverb

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May God fill you with amazing energy and motivation today to do whatever it is you need to do!  Slainte, Lisa

The Beauty of Slow and Steady

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I love the tortoise in the “Tortoise and the Hare.”  He never gives up…he believes in his little turtle heart that if he doesn’t stop and just proceeds at his slow and steady pace, he has a chance at beating that egotistical rabbit.  You all know the story….rabbit snoozes, overconfident; and that persistent turtle claims the gold medal.  🙂

I have recently begun working out after a long period of not doing so.  Muscles that have lain dormant for probably all of my adult life are now screaming to life, causing me to have to rest a day between workouts in order to go back and do it again.  But I know I need to be a tortoise, to be slow and steady and persistent.  My body will adjust eventually, right?  haha  I realized last night that just a little bit each time is key; trying not to overdo it and paying later is crucial.  And now I’m going to say it, the wonderful phrase you’ve all been waiting for….”Slow and steady wins the race.”  Pray for me that I will be a good little turtle.  😉  Slainte, Lisa