Mug-spiration Monday *Vol. 15*

Monday, October 12, 2015

It's Monday again, and the hustle and bustle of life is back in full-swing. School buses are running, traffic is heavy, and Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks are packed at 7 A.M.

Chances are, most of us are right in the middle of the activity. Whether we stop for coffee, get stuck behind a line of traffic, or work from home, we tend to fly around like crazy people on Monday. We stress ourselves out before the beginning of the week has barely begun, and we decide it's going to be a bad day before we even give it a chance.

We say things like "It's definitely a Monday...", or "Is it Saturday yet?". What we really mean is, "I have an excuse for my bad attitude- I had to get out of bed".
And how sad is that? What does it say about our lives that waking up early and going to work is the universal symbol of misery?

We have jobs, we have a roof over our heads, we have friends and family, and we have a purpose.

I take care of a sweet baby. I have the opportunity to be a blessing to her and her family. And I have this blog- a place where I write in hopes of encouraging my readers each day. Not to mention, I have a wonderful husband, family, and friends, and I have a Savior who holds me in the palm of His hand, regardless of my daily failures. I don't need to wonder what I need to wake up for. I have everything to wake up for!

What about you? What blessings do you have? What talents and skills do you posses? Chances are, you have a lot to wake up for too. So get up and live for those things. Live life with joy because of all the things that your life is about.

Be inspired by your own life. Be inspired by the God who is giving you each breath. Be inspired by each new moment you have to be a blessing. And use it!

Mug-spiration Monday Inspiration

Creative Motivation- Interesting take on indecisiveness.

Spiritual Motivation- Thank God for the "No's".

Health Motivation- You've always been beautiful!

Career Motivation- Sometimes we have to suck it up for a while.

I hope you all have a very blessed Monday, and a very blessed week!


  1. I find myself annoyed when people talk about how busy and tired they are and yet I do it too! I have so much to be grateful for and just because I had to be up at 3:30 for work isn't reason enough to complain. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. Haha. Yep. I say one thing and do another, which is why we have to keep fighting that side of ourselves.

  2. You're so right Kristin, we get so caught up in complaining about what we don't have or wishing our lives were better when we fail to realize how truly blessed we really are. Sometimes I just have to be still and thank God for all the little things he's blessed me with. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thanks, Autumn :)
      It's so easy to get in that mode, which is why we have to fight.

  3. "Sometimes we have to suck it up for a while." It's like you wrote this for me lol

    I definitely needed to read this post. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational message.

    1. haha. I'm glad it helped! I need to "suck it up" a lot more than I do ;)