Motivation

Motivational Monday (April 13, 2015)

“Every positive thought propels you in the right direction.” –Unknown

“You cannot be inspiring unless you are inspired.” –Mary Christensen

“Be brave. Even if you are not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.” –Unknown

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Motivational Monday (Songs Part 3)

-Monday-

“I Hold On” – Dierks Bentley

To the things I believe in
My faith, your love, our freedom
To the things I can count on
To keep me going strong
Yeah, I hold on, I hold on.

 

-Tuesday-

“Hakuna Matata” – (The Lion King)
Hakuna Matata, what a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata, ain’t no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days
It’s our problem free philosophy, Hakuna Matata

 

-Wednesday-

“Shinin’ on Me” – Jerrod Niemann
Today the sun is shinin’ on me
Sitting with my feet in the breeze
Ain’t sweating the little things
And who knows what tomorrow is gonna bring
But today, the sun, shinin’ on me

-Thursday-

“Let It Go” – Idina Menzel (The Frozen Song)
The past is in the past!
Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go

 

-Friday-

“Live Like You Were Dying” – Tim McGraw
And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I’ve been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin’.

“Unbroken” Motivational Monday

One of the quotes I shared in last week’s motivational Monday collection really stuck with me, “Life is good, sometimes I forget that.” It was hammered home again after a whirl wind movie tour (three movies in two days) last week.

The quote resurfaced in my head as I was walking back to my car after seeing “Unbroken” (which I highly recommend; the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is on my reading list for this year). Sometimes I think my life is tough, and I know at times my life has been very tough, yet my worst day is nothing compared to anything portrayed in the film based on the story of Louis Zamperini’s life. I have lost a kidney, relationships, and loved ones; I have questioned God when he has made me wait and I haven’t been able to see the path he has for me, but I need to remember life could be always worse. Louis’ story is one of survival, resilience and forgiveness. When life gets me down I hope to remember not only could it be worse, but that others already have it worse than me.

With all that said, my motivational quotes for this week (from this film) are:

 “However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness.”

“A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”

“If I can take it, I can make it.”

“Never give up. No matter what.”