Happy Valentines Day – lots of love to all of you who take the time to read this blog. It’s fun for me and I hope you get something out of it. I truly love and appreciate all of you readers and your comments.
Now think about your week. What if each day had a purpose and a plan? I was thinking about that as I sat down to jot a few ideas for today. Let me take you through my thoughts for today and then you make your own.
M – Monday – Map out your week. Take some time to plan, think, and pray.
T – Tuesday – Tackle your big projects early and the little ones as your energy wanes.
W – Wednesday – Worth: give worth and encouragement to people today. Focus out.
T – Thursday – Throw out useless things. Give things away and say NO to something.
F – Friday – Freedom: celebrate your freedom to choose your story and your path.
S – Saturday – Salute your accomplishments. Celebrate a little and reward yourself.
S – Sunday – Summarize what God is doing in your life, the blessings, the struggles, the joys the sorrows. What are you learning from all of this? How will that propel you forward for the week ahead?
Think about the pace of your week and think about the things that make you healthier. Consider the foods you eat, the exercise you participate in, the sleep you need, and the hours you work. Make sure you have time to play in the midst of all of this. Make your own chart of the week – make it fun. When Jesus said the Great Commandment was, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” He also said the second part was important too, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Many of us don’t love ourselves as we should. We don’t appreciate others until we realize that God wants us to know we are loved and that we need to love and appreciate who we are and take care of ourselves. It is when we realize positive self-love that we are freed to love selflessly. We give from the overflow of love we have received and actualize it in our own life.
“We love because God loved us first.” 1 John 4:19