Do it anyway

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered;
        Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
        Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies;
        Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you;
        Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight;
        Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous;
        Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten;
        Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it may never be enough;
        Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God;
        It was never between you and them anyway.

— Mother Teresa

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sometimes in life you don’t want to do things but you have to do things anyway.  

For example, sometimes working out is hard.  Do it anyway
Sometimes loving other people is hard.  Do it anyway.
Sometimes working on yourself is hard.  Do it anyway.  
Sometimes being a parent is hard.  Do it the best you can and do it anyway.

Sometimes eating healthy can be a challenge.  Plan your meals.  Follow the plan and do your best.  Do it anyway.  

Sometimes life is not going to work out the way you want it to.  Don’t give up and do it anyway.  Get up the next day and give it your best shot.  Make changes and get help when you need it.  

If at first you don’t succeed.  Try, try, again.  

You have love and light inside of you.  
You are worth it.  
Take the next best step in your life and let’s have a great Monday.   

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

1) Feel the fear and do it anyway
2) I am so grateful for my life and all its blessings.

3) I love and accept myself just the way I am.

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The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you.

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: 
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you.  Your voice, your vision, your mind, your story, your vision.  So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: This past weekend (over Labor Day) I volunteered to be a weekend camp counselor for Kingdom Kamp at Cathedral Oaks near Wiemar, Texas.  Kingdom Kamp is a weekend camp experience for adults with disabilities.  I drove up there on Friday afternoon and gathered with the other counselors for the weekend.  On Saturday the campers arrived.  We went swimming and hung out and did some arts and crafts.  On Saturday night I helped be the MC with the talent show.  Sunday we got up and did church and then had swimming again and Sunday night is the dance.  I got to DJ the dance and that is super fun because the campers arrive ready to dance the night away.  Monday we ate breakfast and then had a closing ceremony and the campers left.   


Kingdom Kamp is a very rewarding weekend.  As I left, my soul felt a sense of peace.  My soul felt a deep sense of peace and calm.  When was the last time you cared for your soul?  

Caring for your soul is important.  

What are some things you do regularly, monthly, quarterly or yearly to care for your soul? 

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

1) I love and believe in myself unconditionally, I have limitless confidence in my abilities
2) I let go of my worries and stress
3) I attract wonderful people into my life

Hope

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.  
~Barbara Kingsolver

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Here are some things that I hope for you on this amazing Monday.

1) I hope that you start off your day in an amazing way with maybe some meditation or exercise or both!
2) I hope that you get some high fives or hugs or both. 
3) I hope that you are doing well.
4) I hope that you are living true to yourself.
5) I hope that you can listen to some really good music, maybe your favorite song and are inspired or are in a better mood afterward.
6) I hope you have a great day.
7) I hope that you can find peace and happiness day.
8) I hope that you can list 5 things you are thankful for today.
9) I hope that you can find the courage to do the things in your life that you want to do.
10) I hope that you eat a lot of good healthy foods today.

I hope that if you have a bad day that tomorrow it will be a little better. 

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

1) Hope will always be my closest companion.
2) The light at the end of my tunnel is my new beginning. 
3) I am headed in the right direction.

Practice kindness…

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Practice kindness and compassion.  You never know what someone else is going through or has been through.  


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  This week my kids will start back to school.  I wonder what kind of things they will be learning about.  Then I wonder what life is teaching me right now. 

The quote of the day today seems good for any time of the year.  Perhaps parents are experiencing more stress as their child enters a new school year.  Or maybe they are glad that they will be entering school again after a long summer break.  But whatever they are feeling having kindness and compassion for other’s is a good response. 


This Monday just keep in mind you never know what someone else is going through.  You don’t know what is on their mind.  So maybe a little kindness and compassion could go a long way for the person in front of you on the highway, or the person in line at the grocery store, or the person you pass on the street corner.

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY:

1) Be weird, be silly, and just be you.  Don’t worry about what other people think of you.  
2) I am strong and I am confident and I am kind. 
3) I will do 3 acts of kindness of kind today

Smile….

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: You’ve got 86,400 seconds today! Have you used one to smile? 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: My initial thought for this post was just to reflect on the 86,400 seconds that you get every day.  I could write a whole post on that.

And then I just read an article about my favorite subject – running, and how smiling while you run could improve your performance by up to 2.5%.

So this quote above seemed to make perfect sense to me to include today.  And the article below is a reflection on the 86,400 seconds you are given each day.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/heidi-allen/how-are-you-using-86400-d_b_10458052.html

So today I hope that you can find the energy to smile.  I hope that you can use your time wisely.  And I hope that you have an awesome Monday!

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY:

1) My smile is contagious
2) I spread positive energy to others with the power of my smile
3) My smile is one of my best features 

The Sun…

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: 
“The sun shows up every morning, no matter how bad you’ve been the night before. It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders—the saved and the heathens alike. You can hide from the sun, but it won’t take you personally. It’ll never, ever punish you for hiding. You can stay in the dark for years or decades, and when you finally step outside, it’ll be there.”
~ Glennon Doyle

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  I stumbled upon this quote this week and I thought it was pretty good and worth sharing. What do you think?

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

1) Each morning I open my eyes to the light of a new day with feelings of joy and wonder. I experience life with renewed vigor and optimism.
2) Every day is a new day, new hope, and new opportunity.
3) The morning shines upon everyone the same. Its beauty is for rich or poor alike. You are not less than anyone else in the eyes of the morning.

Things you can control…

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: I can’t control everything…but one thing I can control is my attitude and I am going to make it sure it’s a good one! 


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

I was thinking again today about some basic things you can do and control in your life.  I am sure there is more to add to this list, but read this article below for some good information on some things you can actually control in your life.  


https://greatist.com/grow/what-you-can-control-for-happiness-success

For instance, you can control what you put into your body.  You can control what you eat.  You can control what you spend your money on.  You can control your exercise routine and you can control how much sleep you get. 

These are some basic things you can do to have a good attitude and live a healthy life. 

Do you agree or disagree with the things in the article?  What would you add to the list?  Let me know.  I would love to hear from you.

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

1) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
2) Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.
3) I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends