Wake up to the sweet melodies of Monday, a Monday so rich with memories of a weekend that was so breathtaking and filled with rich aromas of a time that was well spent. Keep those memories flowing and allow them to get you through today and through the rest of the week. Mondays always seem so difficult to get through because we try to squeeze so much into the weekend. We can make Mondays sweeter by reminiscing in the memories of the past two days and escaping in plans for the next weekends to come. But don't get too lost daydreaming about the next weekend to come, try to focus on your task today, and getting all your work accomplished so that when the next weekend rolls around you can focus on enjoying it and escaping into another dimension.
Those of us who work, look forward to the weekends. We see it as a time to escape, a time to be free to enjoy all the pleasures this life offers. We work so hard and we are so deserving of the time away from the hustles and bustles of this life. Working affords you the ability to enjoy your weekend, so put in your hard days work today so that your tomorrow...your weekend will be all that much more sweeter.
You are blessed and highly favored. You were given life to live long on this earth. It is your life's journey to touch lives and change lives. You were created to make a difference....to make an impact on the lives of all you meet. You were crafted in the image of God, He molded you and ingrained you with the touch of His Hands. Though your journey may seem rough at times, the sweet moments make the rough times seem null and void. The hands of God is up on you and He is carrying you and will continue to carry you until you have accomplished every purpose you were created for. Be joyful in each moment...good or bad.
You know you are destined for greatness, from the day you were born. You have held your own and continue to do so, without wavering. Continue to hold your head high and carry on. Don't doubt yourself or your purpose. Never allow anyone to confuse you or convince you of stepping from the path that God has laid out for you. Don't be fearful because you are not alone. Continue to be faithful and press on. Through strength, prayer and perseverance, you will succeed on your journey. Be strong and confident in who you are and know that you belong to the Creator.
There is beauty inside all of us waiting to be revealed. We often look at a person's outer appearance and judge them, or we may judge them based on their behavior. Regardless of what we look like or how we behave, we all have goodness within us. We are what we are because of our experiences, and if that person we reveal ourselves to be seems uninviting that does not mean that is all there is to us. Some people have been through some terrible ordeal, and in order to protect themselves they create an outer shield that is visible to the public. But deep inside, is a warm and loving person. It is unfortunate that we are often judged by how we look, or even the fact that first impressions are everlasting. Everyone deserves a chance to redeem themselves, everyone deserves a second chance.
We must refrain from passing judgement on each other. We must seek to understand, get to know a person before deciding their fate. I know we are all patient with ourselves and we want others to be patient with us. We must also do the same for others. We all have beauty within us, regardless of our past and regardless of our appearances. Get to know the beautiful person that resides inside a person. Don't dismiss because you don't like what you see. Change a life, and you will change yours.
Don't allow yourself to fall trap to society and its standards. You will never measure up to what society's definition of who you should be. When you think you are close, they will change the definition again. The fact is, we are all human and we were all created in the same manner. We all have a common factor, we come from God, and therefore if we want to measure up to someone's standard, it should be God's. He created us. He gave us life by blowing air into our nostrils and He set us free to make our own choices. He never gave power of us over to another human being. He wanted us to be there for each other. To love one another and forgive each other. Don't allow anyone to dictate your life. We all make mistakes and we all fall short of God's glory. He can forgive us and redeem us.
Let us not judge each other, but look for the best in each other. Let us forgive often. Let us leave the judgement to God because He alone is perfect, and He sees us when we are good and when we are bad. Live your life your way, not hurting anyone. Seek to grow from what you have learned. Spread love and kindness, and share your knowledge. Keep a smile on your face and be of good cheer.
We give so much of ourselves each day without a break. While our purpose on this earth is to serve each other, it is imperative that we take the needed time out to refresh our minds, nourish our bodies, and feed our souls spiritually. We need to do this so that we can better provide the needed service to our brothers and sisters. Sometimes we have to pull back and re-group. We cannot expect to give our best when we don't take the time to re-energize. Many of us put more than 8 working hours in a day; some of us work so hard that it interferes with our resting time. It is imperative that we slow down and take life moment by moment. Our lives are to be enjoyed and not just spent working constantly.
If you cannot find time to rest, you should take a look at every aspect of your life and see where you can make adjustments. In order for us to be productive and operating at a %100, we must be getting our needed rest. Not getting your needed rest, will ultimately result in a complete break-down of your entire being. We cannot have it all, but we can certainly enjoy this life. It is blissful regardless of what you have or don't have. Slow down a little today and breathe. Give yourself authorization to take life one day at a time.
There is truth to the above phrase, "knowledge is power". While you don't have to know everything and will not know everything, it is still important to learn as much as you can. When you are knowledgeable, you are more capable of helping yourself. With knowledge comes wisdom and understanding. Having the Knowledge not only helps you, but it allows you to help others. You can educate others with what you have learned. Why settle when you don't have to. If the opportunity arise for you to further educate yourself, grab a hold of it and pursue it with a passion. Don't limit yourself by telling yourself that you know what you need to know.
If you are trying to make an impact or you are trying to go places, educate yourself about the steps you wish to take. We all want to make a difference in the right way, and we want to make a difference knowing what we are talking about. Have a dream about getting your Bachelors or Masters Degree? Go for it. Now is the time, while you are still contemplating it. When you are done achieving those, go for the Doctorate. Why settle when you don't have to. Learn as much as you can about your field. Have a passion? Develop it into something great, by learning all aspects of it. Yes, you can become powerful with the knowledge you have attained and you can change lives in the process.
The truth is, we can always do more than what we are currently doing. We could also be much farther than where we are. Why are we where we are? It is possible that we decide that we are comfortable here. Or we may be lacking the motivation it takes to go farther. Maybe we just don't care...we just want to settle. If where you currently are is where you want to be, it is okay. But if you find yourself searching for something more, for something greater, I have to tell you it is within reach. When one is thirsty, they continuously search for that which will quench their thirst. When you are thirsty, there is no sitting still. You will climb the highest mountain if necessary to find that spring flowing with crystal clear water.
Today, if you are thirsting for more, the well is overflowing with more than enough water to quench your thirst. Don't give up. Keep trying. Keep walking the path to water, because eventually you will arrive at that brook that will quench your thirst. Someone who is experiencing a great thirst, has something tremendous to give to the world. That thirst will never be quench until that gift has been given. When we have something of great importance to give, we handle it with care until we can fully deliver it. Don't stop now, keep going...your journey awaits you and so does the lives you will impact.
We have made it to another Monday. Monday is a tough day for many of us, because it is the first work day after the weekend. Many of us are still on weekend mode on this day, and we wish our bodies was where our minds were. Yes, it takes a while for us to get settled into Monday. With a little coffee in hand, we slowly begin the trek of beating the Monday blues. Start your Mondays off right by incorporating a daily devotional routine. When you rise in morning, start by saying a prayer. It does not have to be anything over the top. Follow-up your prayer by reading a scripture. Continue on this path by including some inspirational music as you journey to work, and while you are at work, do the same. This will uplift you and help you to get through all the days of the week.
You don't have to fear Monday and the long days that follow. When you keep your mind occupied on the right things, you will have no time to worry about the long work week ahead. When you are focused with the right thoughts, negativity will have no room to occupy your mind. Stay positive and be in control of your thoughts.
I believe knowledge is something we gain through our life