Pray ….. Do you ever get stuck in a rut or feel like everyday seems to be just like the one before? I know lately I’ve been feeling this way. I wake up, have my coffee, do my morning workout, feed the dogs, go to work and well you know blah, blah, blah!
Those feelings of blah can really suck the life right out of you and before you know it you find yourself frustrated, agitated and somehow in this funk of whoa is me!
I’m going to be honest with you …I was there this past week and it wasn’t pretty!! 😯 but after throwing myself at Gods feet and asking for help, grace and mercy I began to see things in a different perspective all thanks to my dogs.
Most of my friends have children and I constantly hear them saying that they learn so many life lessons from them and I’ve always loved how children can take a seemingly complex adult problem and give you the brutally honest answer in the simplest form that leaves you thinking well….Duh!
Now my “kids” can’t talk except in the form of a bark, whimper or growl but I do learn from them everyday. In this case they helped me gain some perspective in how God wants me to see each day.
Let me introduce you to Buck (black) and Chuck (Red) . They are as different as night and day but they have one thing in common….they love me!
Stinkers they are but they are my little buddies.
The God lesson I walked away learning from these two is this….
Chuck has taught me that even though his day is pretty much the exact same thing everyday it doesn’t matter. You wake up wagging your tail ferociously and eagerly ready to start the day by lavishing your master with kisses, high fives and joyous jumping around! It doesn’t matter that his day is going to be pretty much like the day before he’s just ecstatic that it’s a new day and he gets to share it with me come what may!
Buck being the senior and a lot more laid back has taught me that like me he’s a little too content in being swaddled underneath his blankets and actually needs some coaxing to come out and face the day but once he emerges he becomes my little shadow. I think the sweetest thing I learn from him is that he doesn’t even care about eating he just wants to be with me and he even has to make sure I’m watching him eat before he will even start!
Such sweet fur babies and here is my take on this perspective….
Unlike the pressures I place on myself God simply wants me to get up excited everyday to just be in His presence and to be eager to face a brand new day. He also wants me to follow Him so close that I desire His attention more than I want anything else…even if it is food.
Perspective is essential and it doesn’t take much to make you realize how blessed you are and how we should cherish and seize everyday before us knowing He loves us and wants the best for us!
Eat…. It’s August…It’s HOT and well all I really want to eat right now are salads. Salads in my opinion are just the perfect Summer time staple. I know most people tire of them but I don’t think I do. The beauty of salads are you can you throw just about anything in them you want and with all the fabulous freshness of Summer you can go wild!!
What’s your favorite salad combo?
Laugh…. I spend way too much time on Pinterest looking under the “Humor” section but this pic caught my eye and every time I see I laugh.
Sweat…. If I’m honest and I’m gonna be here I don’t wake up every morning , throw the blankets back and jump up ready to get sweaty. This is how it actually is most mornings….
Right now I’m having a love hate relationship with Shaun T. 😯 He’s a great motivator and I’m loving this program.
The results are showing and the greatest thing is that you get it done in 25 minutes! Who doesn’t want that? If you’ve not checked it out yet or interested send me a message or just click the Beachbody link on my page. It’s on SALE so it would be a great time to give it a try!
It’s almost the weekend! Hang in there!
P.S My little friend Guinea is still doing great with Chalean Extreme! We do measurements and total weight loss tomorrow so stay tuned…………