I woke up preoccupied. It was Monday morning, and I felt tired before the week even began.
I had a book deadline looming, and I couldn’t figure out how I was going to get all the words in before it was time. So, as I started making the coffee, I was already engineering my day — and my week — like a game of Tetris. I was working on optimizing every minute, to get maximum productivity.
There was no white space. My heart sank knowing there wasn’t going to be much — if any at all — space to breathe.
The day just started, but the whole week ahead already felt old. I felt old.
The sun was shining. The sky was blue. It was such a pretty day really, as I looked outside, over the kitchen sink.
I saw the beauty, but you know what? I didn’t feel the beauty that was right in front of me.
Have you ever had a morning like that — when the morning is still young — but you look at the week ahead and you already feel weighed down and tired before an hour of the new day has even been lived?
Well, there I stood, like a wilting willow, in front of the coffee maker. It seemed like even the coffee wasn’t cooperating, taking a long time to percolate, drip, and help me out!
I climbed upstairs to get out of my PJs to start the day. My coffee will be done when I get back. I wanted to multitask. Maximize and be efficient, right?
Can you imagine how upset and bewildered I was when I came back downstairs to find a pot of clear water sitting in the coffeepot staring back at me!?
I checked the power cord. That was plugged. What?… (to be continued)
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I have missed you, Bonnie. It’s so good to hear from you again. I’m so glad you took the time for whitespace and felt refreshed, renewed, and energized. I’m not so pressed for time as you are, but I’m starting to realize how essential those times are. I’m trying to just be the beloved instead of thinking I need to do more and be more. Blessings and hugs to you!