I made this initial image last Lenten season while I was navigating my way through a Bible Study. It was amazing if you are interested find it here: Looking for Lovely – Bible Study Book: Collecting the Moments that Matter
This morning in my 365 Devotional: Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are the idea of treasure was presented to me again.
Morning’s can be difficult. When you have children to wrangle and get ready for school. Wake them up, feed them, get backpacks ready to go, lunches packed and water bottles filled. Leaves a lot of room for frustration and meltdowns.
What I have found that really helps me combat the morning blues, is waking up early for some me time. I am intentional about what I do in the morning to wake me up and bring calm to my day from the get go. I pray to God for all that I am thankful for right away, sometimes before I even open up my eyes. I make coffee!! I get in at least 1 cup before the kids wake up. Depending on my mood after that, I either write, read or catch up on a show I have recorded. These are my The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You.
It took quite a few years of rough mornings for me to figure this routine out for myself. Maybe sharing it can help some other mama’s. I know that not everyone is a morning person like myself. Though, perhaps after some thoughtful consideration you decide to be. You decide that dedicating some time for yourself in the morning, to “wake-up” will help the rest of your day run smoother. Ultimately, showing what you treasure. Yourself and patience that you can show to your children!