Yesterday I was suddenly awakened by a bad dream. I can’t recall exactly what happened, but whatever it was literally forced me into an attitude of prayer and meditation. I laid on my bed and reflected on my thoughts, my actions, and my understanding of the actions of others. I prayed that God would help me to see the intention in others instead of my perception of them. I reflected on situations in my life where I believed a friend would be there for me, but they weren’t. I reflected on times in my life where a guy said one thing, but his actions were completely different. Yes, I can be mad at those individuals, but I can also ask God for the ability to see people for who they are and their intentions in my life!
I sat there in a relaxed state: no phone, no tv, no kids, no work — just me peacefully in my bed for about 20 minutes, focused on my intentions and the intentions of others. Then I realized it’s MONDAY. I planned to meditate for Meditation Mondays and I was already DOING it. Yassssss!!! I actually felt at peace; I was completely ready to start my day and that’s what I did –well, until I didn’t. The boys had spent the night at my parents the night before, so I had to pick them up, bring them clothes, get them dressed, and take them to school. I did that perfectly until we got to school. The boys unbuckle their seatbelts and race to see who can give me a kiss faster. I thank them and say, “Grab your bags so you can go in!” Then Cameron says, “Mom we don’t have bags!” What?!? How could I?!!
Me: “Cameron, I forgot your bags!!” (And their lunch. I didn’t even pack lunches! 🤦🏽♀️)
Cameron: “It’s okay Mommy. It’s fine, really!”
Me: “Aww you’re so sweet baby!” (No it’s not okay. Now I have to drop you off, go home, pack lunches, and come back. How could I forget this?!? Ohh emm gee! I was so relaxed that I forgot I had responsibilities! Lol)
Although I ended up in my minor slip up (lol), I’m still so excited that I set a goal two weeks ago for Meditation Mondays and I’m already doing it naturally!!
As my friend Kara would say, “Now, let’s be clear!” I meditated and I had a BUSY, but great day. Yet when I got home, the LAST thing I wanted to write about was Meditation Monday! So you know what I did? I didn’t write about it and that’s okay too! All this to say: set goals and follow them, but if you miss a deadline, don’t beat yourself up about it! Brush yourself off and try again and again and again!
I’d like to leave you with a video I came across late last night and it fits pretty well. Live life with no regrets and fall in love with yourself!
I’m learning more and more every day how important it is to love and treat myself. Meditation Monday is just a friendly reminder at the beginning of every week that it’s okay to take time for ME! What did you do for Meditation Monday? Did you take any time just for YOU? I hope so!
Until next time…