“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” -Unknown
“When you don’t feel like doing anything, just do something.” – Lisa Lyons, on a sleepy Monday morning 😉
Yes, it’s Monday. And regardless of how I feel, how tired I am, etc……this is the only chance I have to live this day. So I am writing, and looking out my kitchen window. The sun is very bright. Good thing. Yesterday’s snow is melting, yet glistening. Good thing. I have a warm house and had food for my breakfast, and lots of good Irish tea. Good thing.
Thanks be to God, who puts up with my tired, unmotivated self, and lets me begin to see something good and true in the day. Very good thing.
However you are feeling this morning, be kind to yourself. And I am praying that your day goes as smoothly as it can, that you have good tea at your disposal, and a fair view to look upon. Also, that tonight’s sleep will be better than the last. 🙂 Love, Lisa
When I feel stuck, confused, hurt, sad, unmotivated….I like to come up with a plan. An action plan. It makes me feel a modicum of control in sometimes uncontrollable situations. It gives me a purpose and a drive to get moving.
What do I do when there is no action plan to be had or found? I have felt that way lately in various situations. Sometimes the problems seem too big or too complicated.
I have been thinking about the verse in Micah 6:8:
“He has showed you, O man, what is good and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
And what Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-39:
“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ “
Love God. Love the people I come in contact with. Be just. Be merciful. Walk humbly with God.
These sound like really good action plans to me. Or action prayers, because I am weak. But He is strong.
It’s no small thing! And I might say, from experience, much easier when you’re a child rather than a….well…..more advanced age. 😉 Quick update: Since my ankle fusion revision and tendon transfer surgery in January, I’m out of the boot, back in tennis shoes, and working really hard every day to get my heel back down where it should be, and to get this rusty body to adapt to all the changes. It’s been a long recovery with many months still to go, but I knew that going into it. But isn’t it funny how it seems so much longer when you’re actually in it? God is keeping me going, though. 🙂 And for that I am thankful.
Some quotes that amazingly seem to apply to other situations as well.
“If you can’t walk, be the bird.” ~Lisa Lyons (but I have to say, I haven’t made it off the ground yet.. haha)
“My leg hasn’t fallen off yet.” ~Lisa Lyons (after the “How are you doing?” question and should be said with heavy sarcasm for full effect)
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” ~Abraham Lincoln
Thanks for listening….I appreciate all of my readers, and sincerely pray that you are blessed today. Slainte, Lisa
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
“I think I can, I think I can…” – The Little Engine Who Could
“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” – Irish proverb
May God fill you with amazing energy and motivation today to do whatever it is you need to do! Slainte, Lisa