Motivate Me Monday

I recently found a blog called Like a warm cup of coffee. I can't remember how I stumbled upon it but, I liked the title so, I read. Sarah Mae is the author of this blog and she has a weekly post called "Motivate Me Monday". I started reading some of her recent MMM posts along with a few other bloggers who posted.

It made me think about my motivation. How do we get motivation? What are the triggers that actually motivate us?

I seem to be permanently on "overdrive" lately. I have a gazillion "things" going on all at once. When I look at my mental list of all the things, projects, chores, commitment's I have going on, one things really stands out. I forget the most important commitments I have. Myself and my family.

As women, we wear so many hats. We are the glue of our family. We take care of keeping every one's life going. We have so many things we take care of that often, we overlook the quality of the time we spend with our family or ourselves.

I look at my "chore list of to-do's" everyday and feel it all weighing me down. So, I forgo things like relaxing. Just enjoying a moment or two gets replaced with, "While I have a free minute I need to throw in a load of laundry, dust the end tables, take something out of the freezer for dinner and just wipe down the bathroom real quick." So, we never really take "just that moment".

The worst part, is we NEVER get done with all the things we have to do everyday. It just is not physically possible. Yet, everyday, as women, we still in the back of our minds think, "today will be the day I get it all done."

In our quest to get it all done, we miss out on all the "moments" that will never come back to visit us. The laundry will be back everyday. The dirty dishes will be back everyday. Dinner will be back everyday. But, your daughter discovering she can roll down the grassy little hill or notice the ducks approaching her on the grass with amazement are gone, forever.

So, today we worked in the yard. Trying to get things cleaned up and ready for some more planting. My husband and I could have finished it all today. But, instead we watched a little girl roll down the grassy little hill by herself and squeal with giggles. We saw huge eyes light up as ducks came waddling over to her. And we got about 1/3 of the work done we had hope to get done today.

We had many "moments" and we will have them forever. And that is what really motivates me. :)


  1. I'm reading a book called "The Power of Teachable Moments". I don't want to miss any :). Thanks for reminding us to take time to enjoy those precious "moments"!

    My Motivate Me Monday post is up at .

  2. This is such a good reminder, I want to enjoy moments not just a list that's been completed.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. go girl...way to be motivated by the "moments" of life and not the million things that won't all get done. You're so right! Happy MMM!

  4. Thank you ladies! I think I had one of those "mental slaps upside the head" moments where I thought,"what am I going to remember next week? 'Oh! Remember that cool load of laundry I did last Monday?' or 'Remember that silly bright smile of a beautiful little girl?". It became a no-brainer at that moment! LOL

  5. "cool laundry", lol. that's a great way to look at what's really important!

    thanks for the motivating reminders!

  6. You are so right. How many times I have felt like I failed in all the tasks before me. I am blessed now as I look back at all I have accomplished.

    Tänia of Faith Prints & Christian Bloggers


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