Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hydrate & Motivate: Set yourself up for success!

     Need a simple yet profound way to start your day?  Drink a bottle of water, & write a few items in your gratitude journal!  It starts your day with a SMILE!  We all know the importance of hydration, especially during these hot summer months.  Proper water intake awakens your body to it's fullest potential.  This will start your metabolism with a boost!  Not just thinking about but writing down a few blessings each day can really change your life!  Your perspective on life will prosper & your mood will be elevated.  Open your eyes up to the beauty in front of you & celebrate it!  Everyone around you will take notice & benefit from your catching smile.  It's simple too!  Just keep a pen & paper beside your bed & put out a fresh bottle of water the night before.  Your mind & body will be glad you did!  We only live once, choose healthy & thankful, & you choose happy!
After all, this is the way God designed us!

3 John 1:2 "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper & be in health, 
even as thy soul prospereth."

Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, 
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; 
if there be any virtue, & if there be any praise, think on these things."

"A faithful man shall abound with blessings"  Proverbs 28:20

A peek inside my pages:
     Notice it's definitely not my best handwriting but they are my heart's thoughts!  Some are very general (Bible verses, salvation, Youth Services, birthdays, flowers, health, happiness) while others are more specific & detailed (Psalm 37, Clay's laugh, Granny's recovering health, tomato sandwiches, bright starry nights)!  What I also love is that I can look back & remember Graham sitting in his high chair entertaining us by making all his silly faces without saying a word, remember how exciting it was building Nathan's dream shop, or remember how prayers have been answered!  Count it all JOY!

  It’s habits that can imprison you and it’s habits that can free you.
But  when thanks to God becomes a habit —  so joy in God becomes your life.  ~Ann Voskamp

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful motivator. I love this. I use to do a gratitude journal for a long time. But I let it slip. I need to get back to doing it. I just may tomorrow...or today. Thanks.