11 May 2009

A new week, with new aspirations...







I love Mondays~  Don't get me wrong, I don't love seeing the weekend end, but I do love the possibilities that Monday brings.  It is like a fresh start every week.  Each Monday I take stock of what I still have sitting on my "to do" list and that goes at the top of my new list for the week.  I then look at what has inspired me over the weekend and try and add a few things that I can do to give me a sense of growth, or accomplishment, or improvement.  Sometimes they are indoor things (especially when the weather refuses to behave in a spring-like manner). Sometimes, there are things in the gardens that need work.  Sometimes there are run-around errands.  And sometimes, I need to encourage myself to simply slow down, enjoy the here and now, and, perhaps, just sit with one of my boys, enjoying their company.  Once in a great while, my handsome husband and I book a "date night", which I always look forward to.  After we do take the time to spend an evening focusing on just us, we always wonder why we don't do it more often.  

So, I am off to start my day, and will be back later, in search of more inspiration from each of you!

Have a lovely week my friends,
xo

13 comments:

sherry lee said...

Beautiful thoughts...I love Monday as well for all that the week might hold.

Kristin said...

You are AWESOME! I love this and might try to put it into practice myself. Thank you for "inspiring" much!

Happy Monday to you!

Poke Salad Annie said...

wonderful thoughts indeed! i don't usually feel quite so hopeful on mondays, but for some reason, this week i do. perhaps you've had a small part in that. thanks!

Sarah said...

I love Mondays too...fresh starts, new lists, a little bit of quiet around the house...
Love your blog!

Silke said...

What a great way to start your new weeks. I, too, love the promise of Mondays...:)

Mamaoftwins said...

I love your attitude about Mondays. I get so overwhelmed so easily and I wonder to myself "why"? I think I'll try today to look at Mondays through your eyes and see what I come up with. Thanks for the encouraging words :)

FrenchBlue said...

we are the same! i love mondays too! a day to begin our steps to create what the week-end gifts inspired us to do...

Debra said...

You always have a fresh, up-beat way of looking at things. I too love Mondays~ the house is very quiet, I can plan out my week, get things done and look at the possibilites for the week ahead. My husband leaves tomorrow for two weeks- so lots of projects on my list.

blondiensc said...

I like this monday morning mantra! So inspiring and so perfect! I have to admit I don't like Mondays, it means that start of a new work week, however, I do like your spin on it and I think I need to change my attitude! thank you!

Lissa said...

LOVE THIS!! But you MUST know that your blog is one that inspires me the most! Happy Monday!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Lovely to stop by for a visit via French Blue. You have a wonderful blog and I like Mondays too. You can never tell how the week will go on Monday, or can you? Hope your week is great.

~ ennui ~ said...

i like the "slowing down a bit" & "enjoying the here and now".....so true.

Anne Marie said...

it's very nice to meet you...
and a Happy (belated) Mother's Day!