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I bought a pair of sand shoes the other day.  I haven’t had sand shoes for ages and decided that I needed a pair to get walking in and they were cheap from ALDI.


I normally wear a pair of Birkenstock scuffs around the house during the summer and nearly everywhere I go so my feet are not used to be confined, unless I am outside in the garden wearing my boots.

You know I talked about wearing my apron in the morning when I first get up and how motivated this makes me feel. If you didn’t read about “When I Wear My Apron” click here.

Well I think I have just found another reasonably cheap motivational product.  It’s my sand shoes.

I got up this morning at 5.20 am because we were travelling to view a turkey operation. I don’t normally get up that early, but up I got and got dressed and put on my sand shoes.  They felt great. My feet felt cushioned and comfortable and ready to go.

I was amazed at how motivated they made me feel, I felt like going for a walk and getting into my work.  If it’s that easy to get going in the morning I am going to wear my sand shoes every day, I’ll put them on before I put on my apron.

I am not a walk around the house in my pj’s type of person.  I get up and get dressed, this is the first step in motivating myself to get going.

I am definitely not a morning person but I am trying to turn my days around, early to bed and then early to rise.

These scriptures encourage me also.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Proverbs  31:15 She also rises while it is yet night,  and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants.

I’m all about getting motivated this year, that would be one of my No 1 goals for the year. I am not putting my motivation over my relationship with God, I feel they both work together.  If I am motivated to get up and get going in the morning then I have more time for my quiet time, prayer and Bible reading.


I really hope to achieve this goal this year.

What gets you motivated in the morning??? What tools do you use???