Motivate Me Monday

Here is it Sunday evening and I am feeling "un-motivated". I am staring at the blank screen. It is taunting me. I have nothing to write about regarding motivation. I am at a blank.

Troy looks at me and asks what is wrong. I told him I was going to write my "Motivate Me Monday" post but, I have no motivation. Nothing feels motivating right now.

He asks me, "So, why do you do everything you do day in and day out?"

"Umm...because that's what I have to do?!"

"Not true Diann. You don't HAVE to do any of the things you do each and every day."

"Well, if I don't, who will?"

"Doesn't matter. The point is YOU don't have to do them. But, you do. Why?"

"Because it is expected of me."

"Nobody expects you to do anything. The only person who expects you to do anything, is you. So, once again, why do you do what you do each day?" drives me crazy when he makes me actually think things through! How dare he! LOL

So, I think. And think.

I guess the bottom line is, I do the things I do each day because I do them for the people I love. It makes me happy when my family is taken care of in one way or another. Whoa! Wait a sec. Back up. I guess I do the things I do because deep down inside of me, they are the things that make ME happy ultimately. Okay, now we are getting somewhere.

But, what really motivates me to do these things? it's not like I do the dishes and clean the kitchen up and a supervisor comes in and says, "Great job! Take a break. This will be noted on your preformance report later in the year!" Or when I am doing a multitasking day of laundry, listing on Ebay, singing with the Little princess and cooking dinner, nobody comes rushing in to tell me that I just got a raise because of all the extra work I do.

I didn't get married until I was 36 years old. By that point I was a successful Designer and had about 15 years of management under my belt. I was used to being credited with jobs well done. I was used to being compensated for my time and hard work. I was used to being able to delegate projects and assignments out to others. I had a project with a start, a middle and an end result.

So, what motivates me each and every day now that I don't have those "measuring sticks" any more?

The knowledge that Troy loves me more each and everyday. Regardless of how many things we go through, we do it together. He has complete trust, faith and belief in me. He knows and counts on my strength. And he thinks I am beautiful!

I have a little girl who looks at me as if I can do anything in the world. I can solve any dilemma, cure any pain, fix any hurt. Knows I will always be there for her. I am her safety and security. And ...she thinks I'm beautiful! LOL

And I have myself. I have discovered that my courage and strength go way beyond where I thought they did. I now realize I can handle the toughest job in the world, being a mom. I have grit. I have honesty. I have generosity. I am multi-talented. I am confusing. I am odd. I see things in a different light. I am spiritual. And I think I am beautiful! :)

So, I guess those are the things that motivate me.

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  1. How true of so many "moms" I LOVE this post!
    Yes, in the end it is us that are the ones happy and they don't "expect" us to do these things, but isn't it wonderful when at the end of the day we know that we have served with and in Love! Being a mom and wife truly is the best and most important thing job there is!

    thanks for the motivation and honesty :)


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