Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jumping Out of Bed


“The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom.”

   Anonymous

Or out of bed, as the case may be. Yesterday the funniest thing happened to me.

I went to bed Sunday night with my alarm set for 6:15 AM. When it went off, I was in such a deep sleep that I turned it off, rolled over and fell back asleep. Awhile later, I woke up to check the clock and it said 7:20! I literally jumped out of bed, as we leave to take Lila to school at 7:50. She was still sleeping since I didn’t get her up and we’d have to rush out the door.

I made my way to the kitchen and noticed that it was still pretty dark for 7:20. As I approached the clock on the oven, it read 6:23, as did the microwave clock.

Somehow my alarm clock advanced an hour in the middle of the night! My husband promises he didn’t pull a prank on me. Although, I have my doubts: he gives me a hard time because I always set the clocks five minutes fast to help keep me on time, and says that one day he’s going to change it on me to mess me up. Haha.

I always struggle to get up on time, I’m a night owl but know that I should try to become a morning person. The clock advancing an hour really did the trick! I truly believe God has a sense of humor and I have a feeling that He was up to something. ;)

So, instead of frantically rushing to get everyone ready, I made a chai latte and read my Bible before anyone else was up. It was just the sweet inspiration I needed to keep striving for this early quiet time every day. Not to mention, that I felt productive the rest of the day.

So today, I got up early enough to have my quiet time and write this post.

I’m also trying to get to bed earlier so that I can get up earlier. It’s so hard to do, but I know it’s a discipline I need to have in my life. Even if it means that I don’t get something done in the evening because I’m going to bed early/on time, it’s okay. Because I’ve realized that taking care of myself enables me to better take care of others. Would you agree?

Happy Tuesday, friends!

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