Despite the fact that I can usually bounce out of bed bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to conquer my day, I am not immune to occasionally feeling sluggish on Mondays. Today definitely was not one of those Mondays. I woke up peacefully sans alarm clock at 5am and started week 4 of my Couch Potato to 5K program. Then I ate a bowl of sugar free oatmeal with a hearty heaping of flax seeds and a glass of 1% milk. No, I have not lost my mind and I’m not dieting. But I feel so much better when I eat clean and healthy, so if I’m not at a restaurant or cooking for a special occasion, that’s what I plan to do.
Was there time for yoga and a virtual church service before the pitter patter of young feet? There was! Would you believe me if I said I did all of this without a single drop of coffee? I kid you not….the pot that pumps the caffeinated lifeblood into our veins met its tragic demise yesterday. Between my mother and me I give it another hour at most before we’re speeding to Target to make a purchase for the most essential home furnishing other than the bathtub.
Methinks I’m running on natural energy– unbridled passion and enthusiasm!!– because I renewed Cocktails With Hemingway for another year last night.
Endless thanks to my friend, Julia, who shared with me the Church of the Larger Fellowship. It’s a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls– meaning it’s all online. Live services occur at 8pm ET on Sundays and 9am ET and 1:30pm ET on Mondays. Beyond the website offers a wealth of information and opportunities to participate. What an incredible supplement to my ‘in person’ spiritual community at Neshoba. Even if you do not identify as a UU [or have no idea what that is]… I encourage you watch this afternoon’s service if you are able or check out some of the previous ones if you are not. Consider it a way to enhance your current beliefs without detracting from any particular religion. I assure you there is no crusade to promote our UU agenda found here either.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,