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Time to Reflect, Time to Find Inspiration

Happy MONDAY! TGIM! MONDAYS QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Most people today rarely step outside their comfort zones. We are living progressively sheltered, sterile, temperature-controlled, overfed, under challenged, safety-netted lives. And it’s limiting the degree to which we experience our ‘one wild and precious life,’ as poet Mary Oliver put it. But a radical new body of evidence shows that people are at their best—physically harder, mentally tougher, and spiritually sounder—after experiencing the same discomforts our early ancestors were exposed to every day. Scientists are finding that certain discomforts protect us from physical and psychological problems like obesity, heart disease, cancers, diabetes, depression, and anxiety, and even more fundamental issues like feeling a lack of meaning and purpose.” ~ Michael Easter from The Comfort Crisis MONDAYS THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Did you know that the chances of you being alive are like one in one trillion? Some say that number is way too low. However, that does not deny the fact that life is a precious gift. Life is a miracle. It really is. Some quotes from Michael Easter and the Comfort Crisis come to mind...

Michael also encourages us to think about the sheer miracle of being alive.

He tells us: “One scientist calculated the numbers and found that a person’s odds of being alive are 1 in 10 to the 2,685,000 power. The scientist explains that these odds are the same as having a group of 2 million people each roll a trillion-sided die and every roll landing on the same number. Like 550,343,279,007.”

I got goosebumps typing that as my mind EXPLODED.

Then he tells us: “This figure also doesn’t factor in my luck of being born in a developed country in a recent time. Even about a century ago, for example, between 30 and 40 percent of European children died before turning 5. That’s why in 1900 the average life expectancy in the world was 31. Now the world’s average life expectancy is 72.”

Yep. Our universe is incomprehensibly vast and we’re extraordinarily blessed to be alive.

It’s 11:59 and 33 seconds on December 31st and the clock is ticking.

Tell me...

What is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life of yours?

Day 1. ALL IN. Let’s go, Hero!

What are your goals and plans for the new year? As you think about your goals and life in 2023, I offer up this song and video: Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day [OFFICIAL VIDEO] From Coach Matt MONDAY AFFIRMATIONS: 1) I am powerful. 2) I am blessed to be alive. 3) This life is a gift. 4) This breathe is a gift. 5) Being alive is truly a miracle. 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!


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