Happy MONDAY! TGIM! QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Stop worrying and start living” ~ Dale Carnegie. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I was listening to this youtube video the other day and it has some great stuff to say. It’s kind of long, but even listening to the first couple of minutes is really good. The video is here: START WITH GOD | 1 Hour Powerful Motivation – Inspirational & Motivational Video Some of the things the video says in the first 10-15 minutes are things like this: Worrying proves that you don’t believe God can take care of you. Worry is faith in fear. Worry is a polluted stream that flows through your brain draining hope and optimism. Worry is believing in your own personal defeat and despair. Even the Bible has something to say about this. Matthew 6:25-34 NIV “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Fear not. Believe in the power of your dreams. Believe in yourself. Believe that you are making the right choices. Believe that things are going to work out for you. Believe that you are doing your best. Believe in God. Trust that He has the best in mind for you. Let’s stop worrying and start living. From Coach Matt AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 1) I will stop worrying and start living. 2) I am my own unique self: special, creative, and wonderful. 3) My potential is unlimited. 4) I am capable, competent, and in the perfect place. 5) I am centered and focused. I feel more secure each day. 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!