Thursday, May 23, 2013

Recipe for Success.

Recipe for the perfect (weekday)morning:
  • Waking up 2 minutes before my alarm.
  • A mind-clearing, focusing, sunrise run.
  • Some good tunes.
  • Jesus Calling.
  • Prayer time. Constantly.  Necessary.
  • Darby's sleepy face.
  • A good cup of coffee. Make it a grande.
  • An already packed bag and lunch. You know what's helpful for this? Having groceries.
  • A "good morning" text. :)
  • A smile and a positive outlook.  Challenge accepted.
  • Planning for the future...which usually leads to daydreaming, maps, and making plans that God is probably laughing at...
Recipe for the perfect (week)day:
  • A good attitude. Yup, it's a choice.
  • A few surprises.
  • Living my faith out loud.
  • My outlook calendar. Organization is key.
  • Post-it notes.
  • Protein Shakes.
  • More good tunes.
  • Productivity.
  • My co-workers.
  • Direction from The Big Man Upstairs.
  • A night to look forward to.
  • A bike ride.
  • Smoothies.
  • My to do list.
  • A walk with the Darbster.
  • The dog park.
  • Vitamin D.
  • The driving range.
  • Pre-packed snacks that make an on-the-go life easy.
  • My soccer girls. Their giggles, random comments, love for copying my every move, and questions about boys and life itself.
  • Apples and peanut butter.
  • Random texts and e-mails from the boy.
  • Nap time. As an adult. Real thing.
  • Trying to love everyone like Jesus.  Challenge accepted.
  • Prayers for direction in every decision, for faith in every situation, for patience in every instance, and love and comfort in every second.
Recipe for the perfect (week)night:
  • Dinner in the crockpot.
  • Playing cards or games.
  • Reading a good book.
  • Having free time.
  • Outdoor activities.
  • Spending time with the boy.
  • Popcorn and M&M's.
  • Playing catch.
  • Phone convo's with people I love.
  • Pinterest.
  • Going for a walk on the trails.
  • Wind down time.
  • Ice Cream Dates.
  • Outdoor Concerts.
  • I Cubs games.
  • The feeling of crawling into a bed and letting my joints decompress.
  • Clean Sheets.
  • Prayers of thanks.

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