Monday, May 5, 2014

Slap someone in the face....nicely of course.

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up...1 Thessalonians 5:11

It's Monday. Some of us love it, some of us hate it.
I like it for the sake of routine and a fresh start.
I don't like it because the relaxed open feeling of the weekend is over. and Jeff is back at work.
I like life better when he's around.

I've seen so many "Empowering women" phrases and sayings lately on Facebook, instagram..etc.
And it has me thinking.....
While it's all good and true, and we should be empowering and encouraging one another as women,
I think sometimes we don't do it in the right way.

Sometimes us moms, wives, business women, single women...etc...
we just need a nice, kind and encouraging little slap in the face.
Not the sympathizing negative, proverbial..."I know exactly what you mean" when we complain.

Now, sometimes it's okay to sympathize...but overall, instead of complaining together,
(which honestly can be much more fun at times ;), why not a big...You Can Do It!

I know when I'm having a bad day, a busy day, a day that I don't think I'm going to make it through..
it feels good to be encouraged..someone telling me to pick up the pieces and move ahead and onward.
Someone telling me I can do it. That life is not ending, I just need to snap out of it, relax and focus.

No matter what life hands us today..
Huge laundry piles {mine are big enough to open a ski resort up on!}
a mountain of unwashed dishes, floors with enough crumbs to feed a small village,
papers piled high on your desk, deadlines needing to be met,
kids that need to be taught, bills that need to get paid,
or something as silly as just trying to fit in a shower!....

SLAP! You Can Do It!

Get up off the couch! Get off Facebook! Get Moving!
Organize! Prioritize! Stay focused!
(relax and know that shower IS coming. You won't have dirty hair forever, I promise. ;)

Be Empowering! Be Encouraging!

If we start to feel sorry for ourselves, let's shift the focus.
I'm {still} learning that pity parties are lonely parties. No one wants to attend mine or yours!
Especially our kids. They shouldn't even be invited!
{Yet I continue to host them from time to time...especially in my head!
and those can be the worst ...unhealthy, negative thoughts all alone in your head! Yikes.}

Pray. Pray people!
When we call out to God, He can show Himself powerful and mighty in our lives.
In both big and small things.

Today I'm talking about the small things.
Monday sorts of things. The everyday first world problem things. The things we can control.

So here's me (kindly) slapping you in the face....Don't be a whiny baby, get moving!
You Can Do It!
...or just do as much as you can and be content with whatever accomplishments you make today.

Happy new week to you.


  1. I'm always tired on Mondays. It's laundry day around here. So I get a bit of things done and just kinds relax the rest of the day. Have a good MONday Liz!!

  2. That verse is so good. We certainly looked to that as a family. Encouragement! Good words. Have a great can do it!

  3. I never like Mondays. So I give you permission to give me a kind slap of get going, every Monday. I usually need it. Loved this post!!