Hello Monday

11 May

I woke up to the sound of rain and distant thunder. I was bundled up comfortably under my blankets. My room was dark, telling me it was pretty early in the morning. There wasn’t a sound throughout the whole house.

It was still.


I thought to myself, “15 more minutes, then I’ll get up.” I then reached over to grab my phone to double check on the time…. 9:15 am…Oh no!!! I jumped out of bed and ran upstairs to wake the kids up.

This is not how I wanted to start my week.

Coffee! Yes, that’s what I need.

Then this happens:


Instead of adding the scoops of coffee where it belongs, I added it to the water! It wouldn’t have been that big of a deal if it were a regular coffee pot, because I would’ve just poured the water out, rinsed the pot, and started over.

Easy, right?


I have a double coffee pot that makes k-cups and a full pot of coffee. Cleaning it wasn’t difficult, just annoying because all I wanted was a cup of coffee!

Seriously, how difficult is it to make a pot of coffee!?!?!?

You’ll see….


…yeah, I put the coffee filter in without realizing I never put the coffee filter holder back in!

At this point, all I could do was laugh at myself. (even though I wanted to crawl back in bed and start this day all over again!)

After a quick clean up, I tried for the third time to make my pot of coffee so I can Finally start my day!

You’re wondering how it went, right?

You’re wondering if I poured  creamer in the water section instead of water, right?

You’re wondering if I pushed start without putting the pot in its spot and coffee was splashing everywhere, right?

Well, do I have some good news for you….It was a success!


My little coffee incident got me thinking….

We’ve all had crazy Monday morning experiences. Some worse than others. In my case, it was easy to laugh at. But maybe some of you woke up to something a little more serious. Maybe your Mother’s Day weekend didn’t go as well as you would’ve liked. Maybe you’re having marital issues. Maybe you have a sick loved one. Maybe there’s more money going out then coming in.

I can go on and on but…

Can I encourage you, dear friend?

Regardless of what your situation may be, big or small, we can’t lose sight that God is bigger than our circumstance.

He knows & see’s your struggle.

He see’s how hard you’re trying to keep it together.

He knows that everything in you wants to quit, but you’re holding onto faith.

He see’s every single tear that you have cried.

You might be thinking that I couldn’t possibly understand whatever it is that might be weighing heavy on your heart.

But I can.

I’m in the middle of a trial myself, so I’m most definitely talking to myself here, too.

My little coffee issue very well could’ve been the icing on the cake for me, considering what this last week was like.


But I chose to laugh.

I chose to take a deep breath and try again..and again…. And again!

I chose NOT to look at it with a negative eye.

Friend, we choose how we handle the trials of life.

Don’t be hard on yourself if you didn’t respond correctly to something that went wrong today. Instead, take a deep breath, say a quick prayer, and try again.

It doesn’t matter how your Monday morning started. It matters how you finish.

I’m cheering you on, my friend. You can do it…Finish strong!



4 Responses to “Hello Monday”

  1. lisa gauna May 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    I Love this!!!!!!!! You had me at he sees every tear you’ve cried 😢…. Love u friend thanks for your encouragement!!!

  2. Veronjca May 11, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Thank you for sharing Geneva!

    I loved it!!

    I agree that in life, it truly is like a cup that is filled half way. You have the choice to see that cup as a half empty cup or a half full cup. That decision in itself will be a deciding factor on how you view life in general.

    Whether you are having an awesome life or are going through trials, you know that you can always count on me:).

  3. Lissi May 13, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Hey lady! I finally got around to reading the blog. Thanks for those encouraging words. My Monday was great, but I sure had a terrible Tuesday. 😦 I’m glad that in the midst of our funk, God is still gracious enough to pull us out of the muck and mire, wipe us off and say, “here. Try again”. Happy Wednesday!

  4. Rose Villa June 23, 2015 at 3:28 am #

    OMG! My friend!!! When u said u blogged I had no idea like this lol!! Man this was a much needed word from God it’s so hard sometimes and I feel like I screw up all the time!! And why and who am I that God is mindful of me?? Woahh super encouraging! Praying for u!! I wish u were closer lol!!

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