The start of sacrifice and reflection.
I’ll be honest – last year I skipped this part of the holiday.
I ignored it and coddled myself by saying I was “too busy.”
I understand what a load of crock that was.
So – this year, I’m giving up my snooze button.
It is one of the most selfish and hurtful things I do to myself.
I sleep. Always. As much as I can.
I stopped getting up and reading my Bible.
I stopped getting up and clearing my head.
I stopped getting up and working out.
I stopped getting up and making my hardworking husband breakfast and lunch.
I just slept. Overslept, actually.
And then I rushed.
And then I was cranky.
And so I am giving up my snooze button. So that I can be better prepared for my day.
So I can be more patient with others.
So I can be more loving to my friends and coworkers and strangers.
So I can get my workouts done first thing.
So I can feel accomplished.
So I can show my love for my husband through little actions.
5am doesn’t seem so bad anymore…