Well, it would appear that I am here once again, ready to apologize for my lack of consistency in blogging. As always, life (with two small children!) has gotten in the way and I’ve taken an unplanned hiatus. But this weekend, I attended a retreat where one of the presenters, the amazing and awe-inspiring Donna Johnson of Arbonne fame, encouraged us to wake up “just a little bit earlier” and spend some time on ourselves in the morning.
She gave us some suggestions of things to do in these extra minutes: read, pray, meditate, have gratitude. She didn’t say write, but I’m pretty sure it was implied. What she also didn’t say were things like, “clean up the kitchen” or “organize the cubbies.” Though these are things that need to be done and I certainly debated doing this morning, I sat down instead to say a prayer and to write. Even though I can hear my son starting to wake upstairs. Even though the bathroom needs to be swept. Even though I haven’t made a lunch for today. These things will get done, and so I’m going to take a few minutes. Some time for me. I even made a cup of tea.
I hope today that you can take some time for yourself to pause. Reflect. Read. Write. Pray. Be grateful. And then do it again tomorrow.