My day always starts best when it begins with two things: exercise--usually in the form of a nice run with one of my canine friends--and some time with God. I took this picture last year after a wonderfully crisp morning run. I hadn't had much exercise in a while and I so desperately needed the endorphins that exercise gives. When I finished running and returned home my spirit was as light as a feather and I spent some time on the front porch watching the sun rise and reading the Word.
It totally changed the rest of my day and I had more energy, love, and capability than I'd had in a while! One daily devotional I really enjoy right now is Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It's quick but touching; it's written in first person as if Jesus is talking personally to you. I am also beginning a new Bible study called Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore. It's one of her older studies (1998-ish) and I'm working through it over the course of ten weeks with a group of moms that has children at the school our kids attend. I always love Beth Moore studies and I'm sure this one which involves studying the Fruit of the Spirit will be great.
When I need workout inspiration, I turn to Pinterest. It is inspiring to see others' tips and ideas, and for me personally it keeps me from getting in a rut of doing the same old thing. One of my favorite pins is Your Best Butt!
So today is off to a good start...let's see if I can go accomplish a shower :)