Mug-spiration Monday *Vol. 7*

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whew! If ever I needed to be reminded of my own Monday Mantra, it's today, yesterday, and all this week!

A friend, my mother and father-in-law, and I got quite a bit of packing done this weekend, but there's still a lot to go... I seriously have way too much stuff! So, this week, I work 9 hours a day, then come home and pack every night. Wednesday there won't be any packing because we are having our last Bible study. Then, Friday, as soon as I get off of work, I'll come home to load up the moving truck. Saturday morning we will leave for Charlotte. We will unpack the truck with the help of some wonderful friends, and then we will head back to Waynesville for a wedding. Then, the next morning, we will leave for a six hour drive to the beach so we can attend my Nana's 70th birthday party. Honestly, I am so overwhelmed I cannot see straight.

But, as I have said before, when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, or just plain grumpy, we must remember what we are thankful for!

1. God has provided an adorable house that meets all our needs in Charlotte.

2. Taylor has all his school books and they didn't cost that much.

3. Our church, family, and friends have all rallied behind us and helped us with this move in every way they have been able.

4. My husband and I get to embark on this adventure together. What a blessing!

There are about a ba-jillion other things to be thankful for, but those stick out to me at the moment. And when I think about those things, it's a little harder to stay grumpy and freak out. It'll all be ok.  I'll just take one day at a time. Or, better yet, as Kimmy Schmidt puts it:

You can handle anything for 10 seconds. So when you are doing something tough, just count to ten. Then start with a new ten seconds, until you've completed your task (paraphrased, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

So, without further ado, here are a few mug-spirational posts to get your Monday off to a fantastic start:

Health Inspiration: These look fantastic!

Spiritual Inspiration: Greater Joy.

Creative Inspiration: You can never use it up.

Work Inspiration: Work hard, succeed big!

Are you motivated for the day? Or are you struggling? Find joy in the Lord if you are His child. What can you do differently to change your state of mind?


  1. Good luck on the move! I hope everything goes well.

  2. Love this post, Kristin! I'm really excited for you and your husband's adventure to Charlotte.

    Today I am feeling both motivated and lazy! Is that even a thing? My husband and I still have so much to do to get settled in our apartment.

  3. Thanks, Summer!
    And yes, that is definitely a thing!
    Aren't you glad you get to use the "hubby" word now? :p

  4. Good luck on your move. We've moved every few years during our 27 year military career. Look at it as a grand adventure and the stress will seem less

    1. Thank you! I appreciate that. I will try to look at it that way.

  5. I LOVE this 10 second mantra and think that I will have plenty of opportunities to practice it ;). Sounds like you have a lot of good things going on right now. Enjoy the crazy!

    1. Haha! Yep, it's a good one!
      And I'm trying to kinda, but the crazy is getting to me a bit right now.