Most Thursdays, at 4pm, I take my children and my nephew to our local library for "Big Kids Club". For one whole hour, I get a break from mamahood and the kids get a story, snack, and craft time. It's delicious. This past Thursday they had a guest educator come in to talk to the children about other cultures and their customs. She had several tables set up, representing food, games, and clothing from various countries. The kids had a blast dressing up, learning new games, and feeding me fake tacos. Kids get so much joy out of the smallest of things. We should all take more time out of our oh so important schedules to pretend, and maybe dream. Today after I pick up my children from school (and after they've finished up their lovely mountain of homework) we will play. I think I'm in the mood for a fake veggie burger with a side of chocolate milkshake.
I've decided to start this blog series for a couple of reasons. 1) People really hate on Monday; and 2) We could all use some inspiration.
As my 8 year old friends and I used to say back in the day, "it's a free country." Life is what you make it. The Man may do many things you don't agree with, but no one but you can make the decision to stick with something you hate for the rest of your life. We have options. We make choices and our choices become our lives. At the ripe age of 18, we are given the freedom to compose our own lives. We blaze our own trails and build our own futures. If you hate Monday, or any day of the week for that matter, your hatred stems from a negative association. Monday is your punching bag. It's psychological. If you dread what lies before you, set a plan into action and CHOOSE to CHANGE IT. Don't let excuses rule your life. Stay positive, be patient, keep your goals on the front burner, and you will see your dreams into fruition... I promise. Now quit your whinin and get to steppin.
That being said, my point isn't really to try and change your view of Monday. That's a come to jesus moment that you have to have with yourself. I'm simply doing this in the hopes that I may create a momentary diversion from the stress that Monday brings. There are so many influential people around us creating and doing. Whether it be a person, a place, an object, or something as abstract as a idea, I'm seeking out all things beautifying in the hopes that I, along with you, will remember that inspiration is all around us. We just have to open our eyes to see it.
For more daily stimulation, please visit my dear friend Rea Frey's amazing blog: The Balanced Life. Rea is an extremely motivating writer and lives the life she advises. She is one of the most inspiring people I know and I'm incredibly grateful to have her in my life.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? If you have something important to say and would like to be featured on "Inspire Me Mondays", please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would LOVE to hear from you and so would everyone else!