Happy MONDAY! TGIM! QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let’s live this day as if everything was a miracle. The human body is a miracle. The way our eyes see color is a miracle. The fact that we have life and exist today is a miracle. The sounds we hear with our ears are a miracle and the delicious food we can taste with our mouths is a miracle. Every breath is a miracle. A hug is a miracle. Human touch is a miracle. I could go on but you get the idea right? Here are some guided meditations on Insight Timer I have been enjoying. Affirmations For An Abundant Life – Noami Goodlet You Are the Beloved – Maria Gullo So, on this amazing Monday, on this cherished gift of a Monday, let’s be kind to others. Let’s see the miracles all around us every day. I know life is a mix of good and bad and sometimes ugly. Let’s choose to see the good in life. And acknowledge the other stuff too. Today is another amazing opportunity to change someone else’s life. Today is a great day to lead others into the life you want to live by example. Life is so short. Let’s find time to meditate, to exercise, to take care of ourselves and our bodies and keep sharing the love to other people. Let’s be the way-showers and the love-givers in this world. Monday let’s do this day with joy! And one final thought for the day from Brian Johnson via Optimize Me: Today I want to focus on some wisdom from Robert Emmons (the world’s leading researcher on the science of gratitude) and his great book Gratitude Works! He tells us: “I believe that gratitude is the best approach to life. When life is going well, it allows us to celebrate and magnify the goodness. When life is going badly, it provides a perspective by which we can view life in its entirety and not be overwhelmed by temporary experiences. And this is what grateful people do. They have learned to transform adversity into opportunity no matter what happens, to see existence itself as a gift.” Gratitude. When life is going well, it helps us AMPLIFY the awesome. When life isn’t going so well, it helps us gain perspective to navigate the temporary adversity. In all scenarios, it helps us “see existence itself as a gift.” AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 1) I am open to miracles in my life 2) I am open to love 3) I am open to transformation Share the Matt’s Motivational Monday love: 1) Support Matt’s Motivational Monday here 2) Or share this with a friend who might need some motivation or encouragement this day!