Category: i love Mondays

Monday Inspiration from a Journal Entry from 2013

Hi people!Happy new week.

monday inspirationI was looking through my old things last week, and I found a few of the diaries I have kept in the past. If you know me, you know that I love to write a lot. I write about the simplest things and my diaries are filled with little notes, to God, to myself, to my family and to my friends. I even found one where I wrote to my future baby (the one I already have now). It was a weird conerstaion I tell you.

As I went throuh the diaries, I found one from 2013 and started going through it. I usually do this from time to time, and am always surpised to see how my life and way of thinking has changed over the years. Anyway, in this 2013 diary, I found only a few entries, but the major one was in January. It was a similar period to what we are going through now, but the contents were completely different. It was a letter to God, dated January 2013. In this letter, I delved into some of the things I was going through in my life. I had just discovered I was pregnant, but things were not looking so good.

I wrote:january 2013“Hi, its Monday and am still in the house. It’s almost 11 a.m. and I’ve not even taken a shower…..I don’t have a job….Am scared that I will turn into a resentful, dependent housewife who brings nothing to the table. Am scared that my life is going down the drain. I am currently not seeing any solution that I can put in motion. I feel helpless.”

That was the first part of the diary entry. After spewing all my problems on paper, I continued to the next part:

“I want to feel good. I want to feel motivated and driven. I want to feel excited. I want something to do. I want a job. Something am good at. I want something that will earn me good money. I want my bills paid on time. I want to come home happy, satisfied and that I did a great job.”

After this part, I went ahead to finish off the entry by saying:

“There are so many things am thankful for. Am alive and well and pregnant. Am so grateful.”

As I read through this journal entry a few days ago, tears started welling up in my eyes. I went through all those things I said I wanted so badly and discovered that God had given me everythng I asked for and more.

Now in January 2016, almost 3 years after writing this prayer, things are so much more different. Actually, I got a job that March, after writing my prayer in January. Though I left that job after I had my baby boy, I found even something better to do.I actually go home feeling happy and satisfied, just like I prayed for.

Of course, there are so many more things I want, but this journal entry written way back in 2013 is an indication that my life has changed, my prayers have been answered and that even my bigger dreams can be accomplished.

I am challenging you today, and myself too.

Write out a letter to God today and outline all the issues you are going through. Go ahead and write out the things that you want, how you want your life to shape up. Then, say a prayer of gratitude, because your prayers are already answered.

Am living testimony.

Now I go off to write a new journal entry and ask for the things I want…(that list might include a few things you want too, such as a house and more peace of mind and heart), then I will stand and watch as God answers my prayers.

Have a lovely week good people!

I want to cheer you up

So this weekend was cool, nothing much to do except laundry!
Got that done on Saturday and then just kind of went along with the swing of life.
I was saddened by the news of the killings in Connecticut, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
Though far away, am praying for all the affected families and the human race as a whole.
Moving on, since most of you are experiencing winter right now, I thought I would just offer some contrast.
I wanted to share pictures of the green environment and the beautiful sunshine around these parts.
The clear blue skies are also pretty!
These are some of the little things we forget to appreciate!
Be thankful for what you have!
I hope these pictures cheer someone up and make their day a little bit easier.

I took some of these in my mom-in-laws garden. #love the pawpaws. Cant wait for them to be ready.
I wish you all a lovely week ahead and live your life, don’t wait for tomorrow!

I Love Mondays & A weekend Update

I think I’ve said this several times over here and I have to say it again, I love Mondays.
I do.
I know its weird and kind of out of tune with the rest of the world but I think Mondays are kind of cool. Don’t get me wrong, I love my weekends a lot. In fact, they are the reason that I love Mondays.
Let me break it down for you with this weekend as an example:
Saturday:
Woke up at 7.30. Showered and did all the usual all the morning shenanigans. Reported to the business by 8.30 am. Worked until 2.00p.m. Went home, did the laundry, cleaned the house and did the dishes. Was through by 5.30 p.m. There was a power outage, therefore couldn’t do nothing much except take a nap, fill some crosswords before preparing dinner. Slept at around 11.00 p.m.

Sunday:
Woke up at around 10.00 am. (yeah, I love to sleep in on Sundays). Went to the salon to get my hair done. I had an occasion to attend in the afternoon and I was there up until 6.00 p.m. Went home, cooked dinner, watched some TV and was asleep by 11.00.

Monday:
Woke up at 6.45 a.m. (did not go for my morning run, sorry). And here I am, writing this post at work.
Looking at my weekend, one might come up with a conclusion that I did not do much. But, I love it this way. I love that I get to rest on weekends. I love that I can take naps in the afternoon and just lounge around the house.
This is what helps me wake up easy and well-rested on Mondays. I feel calm and I can face the day after a good weekend!
I so hope that your Monday is going well and wish you a fabulous week ahead!
Tell me about your weekend!