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MOTIVATION

31 January 2013

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loved these vintage inspired wedding shoes!
You know those days.  The days where all you want to do is roll back over in bed, bundle up in blankets and sleep the day away.  Today is one of those days.  We have snow, and lots of it.  I guess while we've had some white days already, that this is the real "winter stuff"  that Michigan is made of.  When its in the teens (with windchills in the single digits) outside its so hard to get motivated and be productive.  

Sometimes its extra hard for me to get going because of the exhaustion caused by lupus.  Other times I think its just this grey, cold weather that makes it that much worse trying to get things done. Today, as I write this, its already snowed about 6-8 inches.  The roads are ice and snow covered and its SLOW moving on the interstate, but I am going to go outside, scrape off my car, warm it up, pack up bella and we are going to make the hour drive into Grand Rapids so I can meet with a potential client.  And I know that just as soon as I go and put real pants on (and maybe even a bra. I don't know. Let's not get ahead of ourselves) that I will instantly feel motivated and ready to take on the day.

Sometimes its that first step thats the hardest. --Getting out of the warm bed.  Brushing your  hair.  Making the call. Whatever it is, we all experience that sometimes.  I find that a lot of time this is the way we behave spiritually as well. Like when we have let something that needs to be brought before God go a little too long without addressing it, it just makes it harder to take care of it.  When we have a sin in our lives that we have kind of ignored, it tends to recede in a way that we can accept it and make excuses for it.  It's like rolling over in bed in a way, but pretending its not there doesn't make it go away.

So, today I'm facing things, even when I don't really feel like it.  And I am examining some things on my heart to make sure I am taking just as much care with my spiritual life as I am with my business obligations.
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13 comments:

  1. Thinking of you. I know what you mean about the motiviation especially at this time of year. I've just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia after years of pain and exhaustion and I know how difficult it can be to get going. We had two weeks of snow and ice recently and it made it so much worse. I hope today isn't too difficult, I need to take your example and address things spiritually also, I'm sure it will lift a weight off us both :)

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  2. I know that feeling, when the tiredness is like a weight pulling you down into the bed. And the feeling that every little thing you do to get out of the bad, is an achievement, even if it's a small one. Hope your day worked well, and getting up and facing it all was worth it :)

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  3. I have been having one of those weeks. My bed just seems to be screaming at me to stay, but darn it my Chloe girl has to pee! Love her, as she is my reason to get out of bed, baby steps right?

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  4. I have POTS and can definitely relate to that feeling!

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  5. i really did not want to get out of bed this morning. but then i saw your photo of snow on instagram and figured if you could get out of bed in that weather, i could out of bed in decent weather.

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  6. Hi Ashley! Yes, tis very true about sins! They become sanitized by our not looking at them and dealing with them closely, immediately! Thanks for the reminder and witness!x

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  7. Good luck and be safe out there!! That first step is definitely ALWAYS the hardest, but it's great that you were able to make that today! I hope your meeting goes spectacular!

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  8. Those shoes are simply amazing. I am pretty sure if I had 6 inches outside my door I would roll over and wait for spring! Good luck.

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  9. Pretty picture as always! And I totally love this. Just got to scrape off the dirt or snow (or sin!) and move forward. Great motivation for this Thursday. Bundle up!!

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  10. If it snowed here, the city would shut down, even for only an inch. I can't imagine 6. I hope the drive was safe and the client meeting was a success!

    xoxo

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  11. Loved this post. I was diagnosed with Endometriosis last summer and the fatigue that comes with it is terrible. The cold weather definitely doesn't help with starting the day, but you're right, the first step is always the hardest. Hope you're feeling better!

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  12. I had several days like that in the beginning of the year because of my allergies, oh my goodness they were horrible! Hope your able to overcome this feeling, you seem to be a very talented photographer and that reason alone is enough to get up and photograph this beautiful life :)

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  13. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes our need for physical motivation can mirror our need for spiritual motivation. It's so true!

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