Soak Your Mind in Good thoughts

Happy MONDAY! TGIM!

MONDAYS QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.”`- Marcus Aurelius

MONDAYS THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is a story that I have heard about circus elephants. And it goes something like this. When the baby elephant is first being trained they often tie its tail to a stake in the ground. The young baby elephant doesn’t have enough strength to break away from the rope tied around it. It doesn’t have enough strength to pull the rope and the stake out of the ground. It learns that it has to stay in place and can not break away. As the elephant grows older and is much more powerful it still does not try to break away. By the time the elephant is full-grown it totally has the strength to break away. But it still doesn’t try. Aren’t we kind of like that some days? We hold onto the things and the thoughts of the past thinking that we can’t do this thing or that thing. And that’s baloney. You can do anything you put your mind to. That’s where the quote of the day comes in. Soak your mind in good thoughts! I heard this recently and I was like WOW! I have to send that out to all my Matt’s Motivational Monday members. Because wow that kind of just hit me hard. If you think of a piece of cloth, and you want to dye it. You have to keep putting it in the dye over and over and over again. And each time you dye it the color gets stronger. How much more so should we do that with our minds? Let’s soak up some good thoughts today. Good thoughts. Maybe like the affirmations below. MONDAYS AFFIRMATIONS: 1) There is nothing wrong with me. 2) I accept myself exactly the way I am. 3) I am full of energy and zest. 4) I am courageous. Share the Matt’s Motivational Monday love: 1) Support Matt’s Motivational Monday here 2) Or share this e-mail with a friend who might need some motivation or encouragement this day!