Every morning my five-year-old wakes up and runs, no pounds, his way to his door; he runs to me (no matter where I am), and shouts: “Good morning, mom!”

I wish, that I had this type of celebratory feeling upon waking up each day.

It got me thinking this morning (after a week of being sick and in bed), that I should try, at least try to adapt to my surroundings in this circumstance and try to be more like him upon waking up and starting my day.

Wouldn’t that be something. To greet the day instead of having it greet me for once?

I am not a morning person. It takes all the self-talk, prayer, and coffee that I can stomach to even get up early enough to do my devotions, get my kid ready for school, and to do this blog. And even though I love it all, in the early morning, sometimes it can feel like a struggle.

Do you ever have things that you love to do…things you even get excited about that feel like a struggle sometimes? Things that you end up doing “anyways?”

You know what? All of those “anyways” add up to something. Something meaningful and I’m glad I trudge on and do these things every day anyways. Part of my routine may get hectic sometimes, or even boring, but trudging on is worth it. Keeping a positive and well-balanced routine help me to keep balanced too. And Amen to that!

After a week of being sick and getting “off of” my schedule, I feel depleted instead of rested and it is because of all of those days I missed jumping up out of bed, speaking with the Lord and doing my blogs that I feel this way. It really made a difference and the work of putting my all into it really has shown me that blogging is doing something “good” not just for me, but maybe for others too. Doing my daily devotionals has made my soul whole.

Do you do things each day that are good for your soul?

The last thing I ever want to do is to lose my balance so from now on I am keeping my son in mind when I hop out of bed and greet the day. It could have a larger impact on my daily morning routines and how I begin the day, may just influence how the day goes overall. With a good attitude I can become a brighter, fresher me and the me that I give to the world is my gift.

I hope you feel the same in that you get excited to rise and begin your day as there are so many reasons to be thankful. I am thankful for you. Thanks so much for reading. God bless you.

“To those who by patient persistence in well-doing seek glory and honor and immortality, He will give eternal life.” Romans 2:7

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