Monday, August 24, 2009

Making Your Home Sing - Fresh Starts

Making your home sing Mondays

Today is the first day of school! I love the fresh start the first day of school offers: new clothes, new book bag, new school supplies and a fresh approach for the day's routine. No sleeping late, but up early and moving ahead with purpose.

Of course today started well because we were so prepared! I got up first, got myself prepared for the day with a quiet time, coffee (of course), exercise and preparing for the day ahead. I payed close attention to the clock and stayed busy getting things done - lunch packed, supplies ready to go, supper planned to prepare for the day.

It was a reminder to me that my morning routine sets the tone for the family's day. If I wake up late and then try to rush everyone to where they need to be, the day will not end up good. If I purposefully plan and use my time wisely so that I am not rushed, but relaxed and encouraging, it will be a blessing for everyone for the day.

Now, the newness of the school routine will wear off quickly this week, but I plan to keep the lessons learned on how my morning routine and outlook effects those around me and keep my home singing!

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance...Proverbs 15:13


  1. We had our first week at school last week and it was my son's first ever week at primary school. It was great to get back into a routine again, as he had one from nursery. I did find it hard to motivate myself though. There is more on my post about this!!! Love that verse you quoted.
    Love Collette xxx

  2. Sounds like a great plan! My days go much better when I get up and get going. Praying you can keep up the good start!

  3. That is always such a difficult thing for me because I am such a night person, and not at all a morning person. I do realize though that I need to change my pattern because it makes such a different in my day when I wake up early... it changes everything.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment. Hope to see you back there soon.

    Blessings to you my new friend!

  4. This really ministered to ME!!!! I'm so glad you shared, because that is exactly what I need to do!! Thank you so much!!

  5. I totally agree. I know that if I feel rushed, that I will rush everyone else and stress them out. But if I am calm and unhurried, the morning goes better.

    Our homeschooling is starting next week, so this is our last week of summer fun! Next week it's back to the schedule!

    Have a lovely day and thank you for reminding us that our attitudes and actions affect all those around us, and thank you for linking up today!

  6. Oh..and I love this verse! I'm going to use it for my FAcebook status!!

    And I'm following your blog now. :)

  7. How right you are about Mom setting the attitude for the family! I have certainly noticed that when I am rushed and harried, my girls pick up on that attitude and begin reacting that way toward one another. The more I can prepare ahead of time, the better! Thanks for the reminder and encouraging words!

  8. Although I don't have anyone going off to school (sigh) this year...I love the season - and any chance for "a fresh beginning"! Feels great - fall, itself, does that for me! I'm looking forward to it! Glad your day/week started so well!


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