"We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.” - Mother Teresa
I began this Monday morning with a 3 mile run. There's nothing quite like waking up on a Monday morning, and giving it a good kick in the pants with a run. It's sometimes hard to face Mondays, with all the work that awaits me. It's challenging to run my own business, to find that work-life balance, to not feel overwhelmed sometimes. So usually on Mondays (and often on Sunday evenings), I plan out my day to motivate myself. I read Scripture. I have a fulfilling, productive morning so I'm prepared to get a good start to my week.
And with that thought, I've decided to start a new series through September: Rundays Mondays. Something good, fun, & inspiring. Uplifting quotes, activities, books, blogs, songs. Anything that motivates me... like running! (Hence the cheesy name : Rundays Mondays.) For me, for you, for whomever wants to read along. Because we all could use a little boost on Mondays, right?
It's easy to hit the road running on Mondays, to do do do my to do list, to go a little crazy with all that's on my plate. But I was amazed at the beauty around me on this morning's run, and I needed that quiet place this morning. I needed the strength of the Lord to continue through this day, through this week. That quote by Mother Teresa hit me between the eyes : It's not about doing doing doing all the time. We sometimes need silence.
So today my first Monday challenge is this : Do something to quiet yourself. To take in nature. To be thankful. Read the quote at the top of this blogpost again. Practice that kind of silence.
What makes your Mondays more inspired?