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The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
    His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
    his mercies begin afresh each morning.
Lamentations 3:22-23 from the Bible

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s mercies are new every day.  That means you get a new chance to start over every day.  Every day is a new day.  The verse quoted above says that God’s mercies begin afresh each morning. 

I am more of what you would call a morning person.  I get up early, start my day early, and well then go to bed early.  I like to get in a good workout in the morning and if I am not doing that, a good meditation session is in order to start my day right.  To set up myself for success these are my morning habits. 

Here is another quote to consider: “You only have control over three things in your life –  the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, & the actions you take.” ― Jack Canfield

What can you accomplish on this new day?

I would love to hear what you are up to and how you are doing. 

Hit reply and let me know. 

Happy Monday! TGIM! 

From Matt


1) I am living this day with joy as I remember God’s mercies are new every morning. 

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The sun shows up every morning…


“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?


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.

Go For it!




Embrace this today. Be thankful you are alive today. Cherish the precious gift of today.

This day and this week is an amazing time to be alive in human history.

This week you will face challenges.  Step up to those challenges because you already have everything you need inside of you to conquer them!

This week there will be joyful moments of celebration.  Times of victories and of things going right in your life!  Celebrate those times with joyful steps!

This week things may not go the way you thought or planned and you might get angry, mad, or sad.  In those times take a deep breathe.  Ask for help.  Let it go and go with the flow.  Go for a walk and step it up outside.  Those sad and unplanned moments of your day will pass just like the amazing and joyful ones will.

This week is going to be a great week.  I can not wait to see what happens.

So put your best steps forward and go for it.  Go for the gold!


1) I will go for it today!
2) When things don’t go as I have planned, I will remember to count my blessings.
3) I am amazing. 
4) I am loved. 
5) I am special. 

Today you are you…


“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. Shout aloud, I am glad to be what I am. Thank goodness I’m not a ham, or a clam, or a dusty old jar of gooseberry jam. I am what I am, what a great thing to be. If I say so myself, happy everyday to me!”

― Dr. Seuss

I am excited about the adventure that awaits you in this new day.

You can enter this day unafraid.
You can shine your own light into the darkness.
You can chose to show up today and honor this day with what you have been given.

Today you have been given life and can be courageous and step into the life that you have been called to live.
Today is going to be a really awesome and amazing day because you can chose to have a great day no matter what happens.
Your attitude about today or this moment can make a difference.

Step into this day with joy.
Step into this day with love.
Step into this day with peace.
Step into this day with a smile on your face.

Today is a gift, go celebrate it today!

Thank God it’s Monday!


I allow myself to be who I am without judgment.
2) I listen to my intuition and trust my inner guide.
3) I accept my emotions and let them serve their purpose

Do it anyway



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.   


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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150 minutes a week


QUOTE OF THE DAY: Adults need 150 minutes of exercise according to the MAYO clinic and the American Heart Association.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Are you getting 150 minutes of exercise a week? Are you part of the 22% percent of Americans who are getting that amount of exercise a week? 

I am an active person and tend to log 150 minutes of exercise a week.  I hope that you can do that to.  In fact this week I challenge you to get in that much exercise this week.

Use these affirmations below to help you get out there and exercise.


  • I am motivated to exercise daily.
  • My body and mind feel great because I exercise routinely.
  • I look forward to my daily exercise time.
  • I love to exercise.
  • I find it easy to stick with a fitness routine.
  • I make time to take care of myself, so I can stay healthy and strong.
  • I am important and worthy of staying healthy.
  • Exercising is fun, and I’m good at it.
  • I am naturally inclined to stay fit and move my body.
  • I am fit and trim.
  • Exercise is a habit for me.
  • I am flexible.
  • I have vast amounts of energy and enjoy expending it through physical activity.
  • My mood is stable and happy due to my daily exercise.
  • Exercising is easy and enjoyable for me.



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. 


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.




“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.”

— Kevin Welch

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Today’s thought for the day comes from a couple of paragraphs from a book I am reading called, “When the game is over it all goes back in the box.” by John Ortberg. 

In it, he talks about the following.  “You arrived on this planet one day without being consulted ahead of time.  Ready or not here you came.  You did not get to vote on your parents, your birthplace, your family order, or your DNA.  All of these were chosen for you.  You were made the bearer of a human soul, created in the image of God, destined for eternal existence. 

You may be very happy about having entered the world, or you may feel that your life is a crushing burden.  But you should know this: God is very pleased that you exist.  He “knit you together in your mother’s womb.” That year when you were born is one of his favorite years. 

We don’t have much say about when we will die.  This is part of what gives life its urgent value.  We have one shot at it. 

That brings us to the great question:  What are you going to do with your dash?  What will you do with the turns you get to play the game?  That little dash is yours to spend: to shape character, to give allegiance, to chose hope or cynicism, to seize initiative or resign to passivity; to grow or stagnate, to be known or to hide.  

And now – ready or not – you have been given a turn.  The bell has sounded.  It’s your race now.  What will you do with your dash?”

Happy Monday! TGIM!  Let’s make the most of that DASH today and every day!

From Matt


1) I will make the most of this day.
2) Today is a special day that is like no other day that has ever been made.
3) This is the day that the Lord has made let us be glad and rejoice in it. 

You have greatness within you.


QUOTE OF THE DAY: You have greatness within you
~Les Brown


I hope you are a little excited about today because I am.

It is a brand spanking new super fresh day and a great fresh start to your week and to your life today.  It’s Monday!

For instance, you do not know what this day holds for you.  Do you?  Can you predict the future of how many more days you will live on this planet?  Last time I checked I did not know anyone who knew exactly how many more days they had.  So this day and this moment is all we have right?  Are you with me?

So today STEP into your most authentic self and be your most awesome self.  Be who you were born to be.

Enjoy the day.

Keep on doing your thing and exercising and winning in life.

You have greatness within you!


1) I have greatness within me.
2) I give to those around me.
3) I am becoming the best that I can be.

The journey…


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — LAO TZU

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Have you ever thought about an impossible task before you and been paralyzed by fear?  Sometimes you just need to take the next best step toward that goal or task.  There is always a way or a step in the right direction. 

I would like to highlight my friend’s blog that has a little to do with this subject.  Click here to read it and be inspired. 

Happy Monday!  Let’s put our best foot forward and take some positive steps in the right direction in the journey of our lives. 


I rejoice in the journey that is before me.  
2) I am divinely guided and supported in my journey. 
3) The possibilities of my journey are endless.