Mug-spiration Monday *Volume 5*

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hello, beautiful people! It's Monday. it's summer, and it's a brand new week.
Yesterday, my pastor gave a really good sermon, I sang with the musicians, and we had a nice evening with my in-laws after that.

Did you have a good weekend? I hope so. I hope it was sweet, restful, and fun. I hope you experienced relaxation, peace, and grace. But what if you didn't? What if you had a hard, tiring, emotional weekend, with very little peace? If that's you, I'm sorry. But you know what? You don't have to stay there. You never have to stay there. Dust yourself off. It's Monday- a new day, a new week, a new opportunity, and a new chance to seek God, to focus on Him, to embrace the good, and let go of the bad. Be inspired to start afresh.

Did someone hurt you this weekend? Did you lose a loved-one? Did you fail at something you had put all your time and energy into? It's ok! It really is.
This week, choose to forgive. Choose to thank God for the time you had with the one you lost. Use your failure to propel you into a time of success- whether it be trying again, or deciding to do something new. You can do it.

You can't change your yesterday, but you can choose to make today exceptional!

To inspire your week, here are a few Mug-spirational Monday links for you. I hope they encourage you and get you going in the right direction.

Mug-spiration Monday- Inspirations for your week.

Spiritual Inspiration- Your life is a permanent sermon. It is essential that you put your trust in God.

Health Inspiration- Consume things packed with nutrition, and know that your body can do more than you think. Just keep working on it.

Work Inspiration- Whether you are working your dream-job or a grunt-job, work your hardest always.

Creative Inspiration- Don't hide your talents. Use them!

I hope you have been officially inspired! You don't have to be perfect to do well or to enjoy life (thank God!). You just have to take one day at a time, starting fresh, and being very present in that new day!

Happy Monday, everyone!

How was your weekend? Are you feeling drained? Will it be a challenge to be positive today, or are you feeling awesome?

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey


  1. This is such a wonderful way to start the week! Those health and work posts sound awesome. I'm going to go check them out!

  2. I love your little inspirational tips! What a wonderful post to start my Monday! Thank you :D

    1. Thanks, Mandi! This has honestly become a very important part of my week. Every time I get grumpy on Monday, I think back to what I've written. haha.

  3. Thank you for this post. I like thinking about having control over what happens today, regardless of what yesterday was like.

  4. Yes I have definitely been inspired! I like the name of your series. It's a great reminder to let go of the past and start every day with a clean slate. I love it. :)

    1. Thank you! That is so good to hear! And thanks! I got really excited when I thought of it. haha