Category Archives: Inspiration

Motivational Monday: The key to happiness

MM: gratitude

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Happiness is defined as a state of well-being and

Motivational Monday: Let the light shine

MM- shadow

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson We all know the common phrase, Without a shadow of a doubt, often referring to the court room or overthrowing a ref’s call

Motivational Monday: Live now, what others will only live in the future

MM Live now

Don’t let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries,that way of thinking will have changed.  Live now what others will only live in the future. –

Motivational Monday: Harness the Power of the Universe


The Universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. -Shakti Gawain I was reading through my old journal and was reminded of how much fear and doubt I had before taking our trip.  I doubted the idea, doubted leaving

Motivational Monday: A Fresh Start

MM: New Start

Since being back in the States I have noticed how much noise is out there about how hard Mondays are to get through.  I happen to LOVE Mondays, which is part of the reason we started Motivational Monday.  For me

Motivational Monday: Nothing is too good to be true

MM: nothing is too good to be true

Realize that nothing is too good to be true.  – Kobi Yamada I was talking with one of my best friends the other day and he is having the most amazing year.  He has a job that he is passionate about,

Motivational Monday: Be Kind

MM: Be Kind

Be kind- everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  –John Watson The past week or so has brought notes or conversations with readers about how much they love motivational monday, specifically because it has been a challenging year for

Motivational Monday: Don’t be realistic

MM: wild horses to ride

  One of the saddest lines in the world is, “Oh come now – be realistic.” The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard

Motivational Monday: Service

MM: service

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb to agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul

Motivational Monday: Forgiveness

MM: forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. – Lewis B Smedes Do you have someone you need to forgive?  Is there a past situation that is eating away at your peace?  Do