TGIM – Happy Memorial Day!

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Life is an adventure – go live it!

Find your purpose and run towards it with all that you have!  Attack the day with vigor and enthusiasm.  Tell yourself you are amazing and you can accomplish amazing things!

Life can be an adventure if you believe in the beauty of your dreams.  Do not give up on those dreams that are inside of you and that you can not stop thinking about.

Be grateful that you get to live another day.  Today is a great day to be alive.

Now go out there and go after what is yours in the universe.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  How are you going to show up in the world today?

Think of one small step you can take today to accomplish your goal or dream.  Go do that one thing today. We only get to live so many tomorrows.  The time will pass in the same way whether you are pursuing something amazing or not.

Go live today’s adventure that is waiting for you and go become the person you were intended to be.

Happy Memorial Day!

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

1. I am a unique child of this world.
2. I have as much brightness to offer the world as the next person.
3. I matter and what I have to offer this world also matters.

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You are amazing just the way you are!

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is something really amazing about you.. Your unique ideas and thoughts that you bring to this world. Your smile, your laugh.. It’s you and you are valuable, worthy and cherished..”
― Rachel Hamilton

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You are amazing.  You are wonderfully made.  You are special.

The life you are living today is a total gift.

Today you have the power to choose.  And if you are reading this right now, you made a choice to check your email and open up this one.

And then for the rest of this day you will have the power to make many other amazing choices.

You can choose to feed your body healthy foods.  You can choose to give your body the exercise it needs.  You can choose a positive and fun attitude today even if things do not go your way.  You can choose to be yourself and live a life of purpose and meaning.

You are an amazing human being.
You are unique and there is not another human like you. You have unique gifts and life experiences. No one else has fingerprints like you.  You are special.

So on this amazing Monday I hope you can see yourself as the awesome, amazing, lovely, talented and gifted person that you are.  Because if you do that, then the world will be just a little better place today because you know you have worth.  And then you can treat others like they have worth too.  And you can spread love around to other people you see today.

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

I am my truest self and that is enough.
My true self is inherently beautiful.
I deeply accept my wonderful and unique self.

TGIM and Happy Monday!

 

~ Everyone dies, but not everybody lives ~

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Everybody dies, but not everybody lives ~ (possibly from the film Braveheart – William Wallace) 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: https://greatist.com/live/most-common-regrets

This thought from the day comes from the above link:

Summarized here are the top 5 regrets of the dying:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

“This was the most common regret of all,” Ware writes. “When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.”

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

“All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

“Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks, and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved.”

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content.”

As in some other blog posts I have written – I ask you again on this brand new day of the week – on this Monday I ask you:

What really makes me feel happy and alive?

Go do that thing.  Because what this world needs is more people who are fully alive.

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 

May you find peace within.

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

Ending quote: “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

 

Happy Monday – TGIM – 05-07-2018

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is something about the mental act of thanksgiving that seems to carry the human mind far beyond the region of doubt into the clear atmosphere of faith and trust, where “all things are possible.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: This quote of the day comes from a meditation called Gratitude meditation.  I cycle through it maybe once a week and it comes from a meditation app I highly recommend called Insight Timer.  If you would like to listen to it you can do so here:

https://insighttimer.com/glendacedarleaf/guided-meditations/gratitude-meditation-7?_branch_match_id=309349669465523694

It has been found that people who have a daily gratitude practice:

1) Consistently experience more positive emotions
2) Feel more alert, energetic, enthused and alive
3) Sleep better
4) Have lower blood pressure
5) Are more likely to accomplish personal goals.
6) Are more likely to exercise and stick with a self-improvement program like losing weight.

And who would not want any or all of those benefits?

I invite you to give this gratitude meditation a try.  I also suggest starting a gratitude journal where you write down 3 things you are grateful for every day.  Tell someone else three things that you appreciate about them.  And let’s have a great Monday!

AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY:

1) I am thankful for every situation in my life.
2) I am thankful for the wonderful nature around me and the chance to live in this incredible world.
3) I am thankful to my body for allowing me to live a healthy and zestful life

BONUS: Comment and list three things you are thankful for TODAY 🙂