There are some days when my spirit, my energy, and my inspiration feel as uninspired as that lonely left sock without a mate who perpetually ends up in the bottom of the laundry bin. You know what I’m talking about, right? That’s motherhood for you — laundry unites us all. 😉
But I’m tired of feeling tired and lackluster about motherhood. The constant nag for freedom, less responsibility, or a little less whine is a drain on the soul — my lack of contentment and gratitude is killing my motherhood.
Don’t misunderstand me … I’m all about mamas’ getting the rest (both physically and emotionally) they need. I’m not ditching the intentional rest I need in order to be a better wife, mother, and friend.
But I am ditching the unthankfulness I’ve allowed to seep into my heart; goodbye discontentment and sour attitudes. I promise, I won’t miss you.
Instead, I’m saying hello to being a more present woman. Hello to inspiring the best mother, wife, and friend within me is my goal and choosing that route is inspiring itself!
Tell me about you — how do you inspire the best woman, wife, mother, and friend within you? What ways do you pursue being intentional in your life? Leave me a comment below or on my Instagram. I’d love to hear from you!
Part of digging into and discovering delight is practicing being thankful; when we see that life is more full than empty we’re able to delight more in the Lord and His gifts. Each Sunday, I plan to post quick, journal type entry of the following week’s blessings and moments worth being thankful over. It’s a simple, fun way for me to recognize and verbally give thanks for the many good things God brings our way.
This week I am rejoicing over and giving thanks for:
Waking up to snow Valentine’s Day
Celebrating my parent’s 29th wedding anniversary on February 14th (isn’t that cute?) 🙂
Having my Beloved Man surprise me with a beautiful, white orchid Valentine’s night
Two long-distance phone calls with very sweet friends
Going on a date with my Darling Man to one of our favorite pizza places downtown
Teaching p.e. on a sunny, warm day! 🙂
Working through hard things and growing closer together as a couple
Splurging with my man and buying a bogo pizza from Imos (we really like pizza) 😉
Meeting with the principal of the school and discovering areas of strength and areas I need to grow in as a teacher and finding fun ways to bring literature into the student’s creative hands!
Happy over my sister-in-law’s birthday — so thankful for her!
Celebrating my sister and brother-in-law’s finding a very cute rental! Woo-hoo!!
Coffee and movie with a very sweet friend.
What blessings and delights found you this week? Do you find giving thanks easy or something you need to train yourself in? Hoping you find the beauty in giving thanks!