My Usual Get Up!

Good morning Chile,

Now, I don’t think it’s going to be even close to morning time when you receive this. But it is morning time for me right now on the West Coast. It’s 8:27 a.m. here. Which makes it 11:27 a.m. back home. (East Coast.) So, GOOD MORNING!!

Today, I am going to share with you what my typical morning looks like. Now, it may not go in this order every morning, but you get what I’m saying. Remember, I have a two year old, so it ain’t never no telling.

So, I get up every morning about 6-7:30 a.m. I say 6 o’clock because I will get up with Husbae, and then 7:30 a.m. because that is Naomi’s new thing since we have moved into our house. Which it’s cool for me. I give her little morning goods (Milk or orange juice and a banana or crackers.) Once I get baby doll straight, I start my little morning routine.

Before I turn on my television, I read my Jesus Calling book. I love that book! My Aunt gave it to me for Christmas. That short, but so sweet message every morning really can uplift your spirits at the start of your day. That’s the reason why I like to read it as soon as I wake up! Some mornings I’m able to read my books before I even stepped out of bed. And some mornings…

The main purpose is to read that book before, I get on social media, talk on the phone, or turn on the TV. I make it a point to feed my spirit and let Gods promises be a constant reminder, because you never know what the day will hold.
Rob and me, met an amazing family back in November. Instantly friends that become family right. You could just feel it. You know, the type of people who you meet, and you feel like you’ve known them forever. Despite all the fake and the frauds in the world, there is still good people in it. Believe that! We’ll my friend, her husband is no longer here with us. And it is not one single day, that I do not think about her, or those babies. I literally pray out loud, at any given moment, for God to give her comfort beyond her own understandings. As long as I live, she will be one of the first people I think about every day. Her strength keeps me in check. I was upset last week about something for a moment. See, I can’t even remember what it was. That’s how you know it was dumb. In the mist of me being mad. She texted me. And in the text message, she was laughing. Instantly! Instantly! I shaped up. I felt embarrassed to even be tripping about something that isn’t even rememberable. I instantly got it all the way together. Here she is, texting me, trying to keep it together, best she knows how, and I’m tripping FOR WHAT!!??

Point I am trying to make here is this. Start your morning in the right mind set. Have your heart in the right spirit before officially starting your day. Say a quick prayer! Oh, a difference it makes. I’m not watering down what you’re going through. But let’s be honest, some folks are tripping over nothing at all. While it’s some people out here, who will be heart broken for the rest of their lives. And we tripping over small things. Things that make no never mind. Things that add up to, and subtract from, but only equals, nothingness.

Life is hard man. If ya live in this world, rich or poor, up or down, in and out. It’s going to be problems.

It’s someone praying for the things you have right now though, and you tripping over nothing.

My friend, she thinks I’m crazy, funny. So, if she heard me say this, she would say, ‘What April. What are you talking about.’ I can hear her now. Ha-ha. But she will always be that conscious on my shoulder. In a good way. She is a reminder of real life for me. (God bless her heart.) What happened to her, is what happens on TV, even when you know it happens every day in real life. If I can’t believe it happened. Can you imagine how she feels? Jesus. One of the worse things possible happened to her.

So, every morning, I wake up, I read my Jesus Calling book, I inhale it and I trust it! I trust Him. You never know what pain today will bring. Why wake up with yesterdays mess in ya mind or in ya heart. Folk gone (No typo.) be folks. Some people just don’t know any better. Some know, and don’t want to do better. Either way, don’t allow other peoples mess and handicaps, get you all twisted and railed up!

Listen, all I’m trying to say is be thankful! Be thankful.

‘When you focus on what you don’t have, or on situations that displease you, your mind also becomes darkened. You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and countless other gifts from Me. You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until that is “fixed.”‘

Don’t be that person…^^^^^^

I’m Just Saying…