Introducing #MugMondays

I’m starting a new little series today. I’m dubbing it #MugMondays. 

It’s kind of funny how many mug pictures are floating around social media these days. You’ve got the trendy coffee date shop pic with the sweet latte art, the lazy morning home-brewed mug pic featuring your derpy PJ’s and of course, the classic “Coffee and the Word” pics. 

I know they’re borderline cheesy and repetitive but I LOVE (really deeply appreciate) a good coffee Instagram. They are somehow inspiring/aesthetically pleasing/comforting to me in a weird way. Probably because I’m a don’t-talk-to-me-unless-I’ve-had-my-coffee kind of morning person. But also cause they cuuuute. I don’t know.

So (because I love them) #MugMondays will feature a mug shot (hehe) and a quick couple of paragraphs on something that matters. I’m not entirely sure what it will be yet, but I can assure you it won’t be shallow. This year I want to start every week with purpose and a time of re-centering on what’s really important. 

When I was in high school, I hated Sunday nights. I hated Sunday nights because I REALLY hated Monday mornings. I would drag myself out of bed angry at the world for being sound asleep while I had to get up and force down some toast and drive to school. I was rushed, angsty and pretty wretched. But somehow, in the past three years of college I have fallen in love with mornings. I think it’s the best time of day and I think it’s an incredibly important time for setting the tone for each day. 

So I guess I’m okay with Monday mornings now. But I have some rules for them.

I refuse to wake up and start stressing about everything that has to get done this week. 

I refuse to let myself become so wrapped up in my day-to-day school/work schedule that I miss important moments where God is speaking to me or showing me something. 

I refuse to see Monday mornings as a time of dreading the week to come, but instead as a time to be thankful for the life I’ve been given and focus on what really matters. 

So I hope in the coming Mondays, these few paragraphs will bring you back to center - to what is wonderful in life and what is truly important.