Silencing The Excuses

It would be so easy to go back to bed this morning. If I crawled back into the bed right now, I could sleep for another two hours before time to get ready for work. While it is tempting, I am not going to give into my temptations when I’m sleepy. Before my alarm sounded this morning, I had already set intentions for my day. Going back to bed was not part of my plan. I will not trade the immediate satisfaction of a little more sleep for my dreams. When I set my alarm, I did so for a reason. This is the only time of this day that I can fit in an hour to write, while everyone else is asleep, and the house is quiet. If I don’t write it now, then it won’t get written. I know this from experience.

If it’s important to us we will find a way, if not we will find an excuse. Have you ever heard that expression? It’s so true. The force guiding us has to be stronger than the one trying to stop us. On the mornings, when I really want to go back to bed, when I don’t feel like exercising, and when I don’t have a thought for a blog, I have to think about why I do this. When I get a clear picture in my mind of why I do it, then I can summon the strength to take the next step. 

Our flesh is weak. It always wants to take the easier path, but God gave us the power of choice. Today, I choose to chase my dreams. Today, I choose good health. I will not put off my goals and dreams for another day. 

Today is a new day. Today is the start of a new week. Let’s make it great! We can surrender our bad thoughts and set our intentions for the day. Today can be anything that we decide for it to be. If we decide to have a great day, then we can have a great day. This morning as I was yawing and rubbing my eyes, I thought of the song my niece loves. Once a few lines of the hot dog song ran through my head, I was ready to jump up and receive my brand new day. 

Love and blessings, 


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