Motivational Monday

Labor Day 2015

Sometimes four day work weeks seem the longest… To help you through this Labor Day week, I am giving you three “Motivational Monday” quotes each day.

“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.” –Unknown

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” –Samuel Johnson

“Big things often have small beginnings.” –Unknown



Motivational Monday (August 17, 2015)

“If a train doesn’t stop at your station, it’s not your train.” –Marianne Williamson

“Do not feed the fears.” –Unknown

“Searching is half the fun: life is more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.” –Jimmy Buffett

Motivational Monday (July 20, 2015)

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that.” –Unknown

“If you are scared, just be scarier than whatever is scaring you.” –Thumper

“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.” –Unknown

Motivational Monday (June 29, 2015)

“Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.” – Herbert Gesser

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was and the present worse than it is.” –Unknown

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

Motivational Monday (Songs Part 5)


“Beautiful” – Christina Agularia

I am beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can’t bring me down.
I am beautiful in every single way.


“The Fighter” – Gym Class Heroes

Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter


“A Good Day to Run” – Darryl Worley

Wide open down a two-lane highway
It’s about time that some things went my way
Throwing troubles out to the wind and
I’m praying that they never catch up again
I’m gonna say my worrying days are done
And this looks like a good day to run


“Beautiful Soul” – Jesse McCartney

I don’t want another pretty face
I don’t want just anyone to hold
I don’t want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

-Dance Day, Friday-

“Do Wah Diddy Diddy” – Manfred Mann

There she was just walkin’ down the street
Singin’, “Do wah diddy, diddy, dum diddy do”
Snappin’ her fingers and shufflin’ her feet
Singin’, “Do wah diddy diddy, dum diddy do”

Motivational Monday (Songs Part 4)


“I Was Here” – Lady Antebellum

I wanna do something that matters
Say something different
Something that sets the whole world on its ear
I wanna do something better
With the time I’ve been given
And I wanna try
To touch a few hearts in this life
Leave nothing less
Than something that says “I was here”


“Living and Living Well” – George Strait

There’s a difference in living and living well
You can’t have it all all by yourself
Something’s always missing
‘Til you share it with someone else
There’s a difference in living and living well


“9 to 5” – Dolly Parton

In the same boat with a lot of your friends
Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in
And the tide’s gonna turn
And it’s all gonna roll you away


“The Climb” – Miley Cyrus

“There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side
It’s the climb”



“Hello, My Name Is” – Matthew West

Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King

Motivational Monday (Songs Part 3)


“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.



“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



“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


“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



“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’.

Motivational Monday (Songs Part 2)


“Breath In, Breath Out, Move On” – Jimmy Buffett

“I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On”


“I Don’t Wanna Be” – Gavin DeGraw

“I’m tired of looking ’round rooms
Wondering what I’ve got to do
Or who I’m supposed to be
I don’t want to be anything other than me”



“One Day At A Time” – Jeremy Camp

“One day at a time I will walk this road I’ve traveled so far
One day at a time well I know I will carry on
One day at a time I can see you took my life this far
One day at a time I will take this faith along”


“Firework” – Katy Perry

“You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July
‘Cause, baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth”


“MmmBop” – Hanson
(I do not see how anyone can listen to this song and not start dancing,
even if we never really knew the lyrics. This is my feel good song.)

“So hold on the ones who really care
In the end they’ll be the only ones there”