Good Tuesday morning! So, let me open this blog post like this. Yesterday when hubbs and I took Maxi for a walk, we stopped by to grab the mail, as we always do after our walk. The mailman had just gotten there, so we could only get the mail from the weekend. I remember thinking… I’ll just go grab it in the morning on our morning walk. Fast forward to this morning.
I’ve done my absolute best to establish a routine. My mom always tells me its better to have a routine. This is SO true especially when you are in business for yourself. For those days when you’re slammed and have tons of work, and completely the opposite, you’ll be glad you have a routine. I say this, because my routine looks like this:
- 6:30am // wake up, roll around a few minutes, get up and let maxie out of his bed
- love on maxie, open up the blinds and soak in the sunshine and city views
- make my bed
- make french press coffee and let it sit
- feed maxi and take my meds
- get coffee ready and dive into my daily devotional
- enjoooooooy coffee
- read 15-20 minutes of said book i’m reading ( right now its The Martha Rules – highly recommend! )
- 730am ish // get dressed and take max for a 20-30 minute walk ( sun is risen by now and i’m bundled up )
- 8am ish // make breakfast – which is usually 2 eggs, kale and another veggie sautéed in
- 815 ish // sit down and prep blog post for the day
- 9am // check email, start work day
So, by 9 am, I’ve already completed some of my to-dos: making my bed, spend time with Jesus, learn, and blogged. That’s 4 things I would have not accomplished on a regular day if I didn’t have a plan. This really helps me, a lot. And not to mention, the first time I look at my phone is when I sit down to work. Fill your morning FIRST with scripture, and the rest of the day just falls into place. Sooooo… what I’ve learned? I’m getting there, bare with me.
This morning, I took max for our walk and then headed up to check the mail, since I had planned on doing that last night. I even remember thinking… sooner or later I’ll have to get something fun… ( not bills ). Right? Then I opened the box, to see one handwritten letter. That’s it.
I immediately smiled, knowing my sweet sister’s handwriting that I knew it was from her. The image at the top said “If you knew how much I miss you… ” and the inside read : “You’d be back by now.” And then she writes, “BUT REALLY, MOVE BACK HOME.” ( and yea, it was in caps! ) She wrote some other super sweet stuff between us, and I just started getting teary. Its totally what I needed this morning. She captures my heart in so many ways that I can’t explain yall. She’s my litter sister, but she’s so wise. So smart and so very mature. She’s my best friend.
It’s interesting how handwritten letters speak for themselves. She didn’t have to call me, to tell me this in a text or anything… she wrote it. And letters are the way to my heart yall. It said exactly what she needed to say, and exactly what I needed to hear. So thank you Carli ( hopefully you are reading this ) for sending such a sweet card ( with an owl of course! ) – you made my day. I’m so thankful for you and I love you like crazy. 🙂
My challenge to you is to write that handwritten card ( or letter ). Nothing speaks more volumes than your best friend or long lost friend seeing your actual handwriting, in their hands. Just do it. Take five minutes, it could change your life in ways you don’t imagine. Since hubbs and I moved to Atlanta, GA in September ( he moved in March ) we’ve had a really, really tough time. We can’t catch a break. Life here is just so completely different and we figured out really quickly. Its not that we don’t like Buckhead ( where we live ) or our beautiful ( tiny ) condo, or the people, or this lifestyle. Its that our family isn’t here. We’re almost four hours away. And the communications we get are… “come back home.” We’ll make it there soon guys, we promise. So, please, say a prayer for us. Its tougher than you think to live so far from family, when they write letters that speak for themselves.