An Autumn eve.
The beautiful weather is about to leave us as the clouds push in and the rains are expected. I'm watching the birdfeeders outside the window and it's a busy place as the seasonal birds fly through our area on to their next stop in preparing for winter. We just read that the red-headed woodpecker is near extinction so seeing one feasting at the suet right now is wonderful. Then, just below the feeders, the squirrels are getting every parcel of seed that drops to the ground. Everything is just busy, busy, busy. : )
We have our own busy-ness don't we? There is always that Sunday feeling whether we work outside the home or in. Instead of thinking of Sunday as the beginning of the week, we tend to think of it as the end. And the end of the week reminds us that we need to change gears and get back in to work mode whether we're ready or not. Some ways to ease into Monday might be:
*using this evening to make your daily lists - write down everything you want/need to accomplish throughout the week - write down all the appointments - remind yourself of the responsibilities you have.
*using this evening to prepare everything for the morning - set the breakfast table, think of what you're going to wear and get the whole outfit together, throw a load of laundry in to get a start on it, do you need to defrost anything for tomorrow's meal?
*giving yourself a facial and bath so you feel good, clean, and relaxed.
*going to bed early and take a good book with you - an uplifting one so that you can get sleepy AND have good thoughts.
*praying - be thankful first for the day that has past - pray for those you know and love - pray for protection through the night.
Then when Monday does come:
*get up early and read the Bible - meditate on it, write notes about the passage, really think about it.
*pray again - this time for gratitude that you made it through the night - again for those you love and care about - for the day ahead.
*care about yourself - put your best forward - care about how you look - be pretty - be feminine and dress accordingly.
*care for the people under your care - help them to become the best they can be - exhibit the fruit of the Spirit with them whether that's in your home or your co-workers outside the home.
*take care of everything God has given you - don't get discouraged, be content, and just do your best.
The days, weeks, and months fly by so as women in our homes we need to seize the time. We need to be organized and ready. We need to keep the home-fires burning whether it's for a large growing family, or empty-nesters, or you!
God bless you as you get ready for another week!!!! : )