I LOVE Mondays. I generally will hit the ground running, setting a productive tone for my week.

Tuesdays are kind of “meh..” for me. Usually, I am waiting for a thumbs up from others regarding action steps I am waiting to take.

Wednesdays make me do a double take! Wednesdays are the days of the week that are kind of like being halfway through the popcorn bucket at the movies, for me. Popcorn is my all-time favorite snack. LOTS of butter, no added shakes of salt. So, it’s hard to resist. I hit the ground running on consuming that popcorn when my hind end hits the theater seat.

When I reach in and realize I am reaching pretty far into that bucket, I’m always surprised. HOW did I eat THAT much popcorn so fast? I peer into the bucket and verify that I have indeed reached the middle. It’s HALF GONE! And, I typically think I should slow down the rate at which I am consuming my favorite snack – or else it will all be gone before the movie ends. I need to make sure I make that second half last. Also, the butter never gets past the halfway mark of the bucket.

It’s an energy and focus thing for me. Today is Wednesday. I can’t believe how much of my week is already gone and I still have so much to do. But, my “popcorn” is running low! My energy needs to last until Friday. My focus must stay concentrated on the things I am doing.

I get caught up in the “but, LIFE is happening!” thoughts. But, GOD.

One way I have learned to stay focused and not to exert ALL my energy when I hit the ground running on Monday is to keep a Scripture Calendar pinned on the wall next to my desk. I have set reminders, daily, at times I am typically at an energy lull. Those reminders point me to a time-out for myself and to look at a calendar that has a scripture and a topic assigned to each day of the month.

I’ve set it as the photo for this blog post because it’s been such a great tool for me.

Grab a screen shot and check your popcorn level! The second half of your bucket absolutely can last for the rest of this movie when God is your butter. Be sure you layer that butter in, as that popcorn bucket is filled. Then, you will have butter all the way to the credits.

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