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Saturday

It's pretty early for a Saturday. The truth be told, I've been up for quite awhile already and it's not just because my cat hacked up a furball this morning while I was content to rest. You see, it's NaNoWriMo. You can click on the little widget on the top of the left sidebar to learn more. But the short of it is that it's National Novel Writing Month and I've accepted the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. When I went to bed on October 31st, I had no concept of a fictional novel in my head. When I woke up early on the first and thought to myself, "Should I do this?", The first thing that came to mind was "Never be lazy." So I dragged myself out of bed and started writing. I got my word count for the day plus a bit more. I tried to add to the number later that day, but it just didn't happen. The next morning, got up and did it again. Same thing today. It's been kind of amazing to sit down and write for about an hour or so to start my day and have that sense of accomplishment. I knew that I was free for the rest of the day to serve others as they needed. It's a lot different than other years that I've tried. I've been poor at managing my time to say the least.
I wonder how much more I could have accomplished this year if I had been a better time manager, but then I have to remember all the things that I did accomplish.

I've managed to run (not lately mind you, we've switched to indoor soccer for the winter), changed my diet for the better, lost a lot of weight as well as some medical issues, kept a relatively clean house, added another cat to the family, been on multiple trips through out the year, including a road trip, not to mention millions of other tiny things that have got done all because of one piece of scripture. It's amazing what God can do with you, you just get out of bed and say "Okay, what next?"

But that's not to say that I haven't had my bad days, days where all I've wanted to do was stay in bed and have the world just go away. It's not to say that I've said yes every time something was offered to me. I've said no plenty. I still have a ton of areas that I can reduce my laziness. It's just exciting that God has given me another opportunity to not be lazy and I've said yes. I could have stayed in bed the past three mornings, and I would have been well rested, but I think ultimately, that rest was less important than the inspiration that he gave me for my day instead.

So what can you give up today in the hopes of gaining something even better?

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