Magnificent Monday to you! Of course by now you all know that Monday is my favorite day of the week! I luv it because its the beginning of a brand new week and a chance to forgive any mis-steps that we have experienced over the past week!
How are you starting your week off? I encourage you to begin by being good to yourself! Luv yourself! Tell yourself something good about yourself! So many of us go through our day with a negative attitude about ourselves. We tell our friends and co-workers how great they are but seldom do we express that same luv for ourselves.
So today, Monday, make it a point to be good to yourself! Find something wonderful about yourself and remind yourself of that fact all day today. Remind yourself of your goodness! Remind yourself of your intelligence! Remind yourself of your kindness to others! Remind yourself of your divinity! Remind yourself of your magnificence!
While browsing through my first website that I started over a year ago, I ran across this post. Its always been important to me that as women, we know who we are! I get a lot of women who ask me: well, who am I?! This is what I had posted to answer that question!
Who you are:
You were created on purpose, for a purpose and with a purpose!
You are valuable!
You are worthy!
You are highly favored!
You are God’s ultimate creation!
When God created you He truly saved the best for last!
You are unique and there is no one like you!
You are powerful-yes you!
You are gifted and talented!
You are capable!
You are powerful!
You are deserving!
You are gorgeous, fabulous even!
You influence and change lives and therefore change the world!
You are the carrier’s of life!
The world would have you believe that you are are none of these things But the world is wrong! KNOW who you are!!
A virtuous woman, Who can find her? For her worth is far above rubies!
Its Monday again; my favorite day of the week!! Its my new beginning and a day for a fresh start.
I got to bed late last night and overslept this morning. I missed the Sunrise which is my favorite part of the day. Instead of waking up the Sun smiling at me and to birds singing and trees rustling, I awoke to the sound of my blackberry chiming! I heard the noise of many cars and trucks driving by and voices of people. ARG! This is not how I want to start my morning!
I was tempted to immediately check that blackberry to see what those urgent messages were! My mind quickly turned to thoughts of concern for all the things that I have scheduled today: meetings with strategists, fundraising meetings, my bank account, my light and gas bill that is due, am I going to renew my lease and how much money I am going to need to do all of the things I need to do…you get the picture. See, I began to worry! Oh yes, even I get to a place of worry sometimes especially when I wake up late and don’t make time to sit in silence.
So that is exactly what I did…made time to sit in silence an just be! I locked my door so that my children don’t come barging in, ignored that chiming blackberry and tuned out the world. I turned to the things that I do to quiet my mind: meditation, prayer and writing. This is my DESSERT and I had to make time to eat it first instead of jumping right into my day.
As I sat and turned my attention to my heartbeat, the worries that I had previously had began to fade away. the familiar peace that I know so well came back and the words ” BE STILL AND KNOW” filled me! I focused on these words and as I sat I meditated on them. As I breathed in I mentally said them! As I breathed out I mentally said them! I held on to them and I knew that this was the Divine telling me that there is nothing to worry about!
Although I let go of being a religious person a long time ago, I still love the Bible. The wisdom that it contains guides me. The words Be Still and Know… are from Psalms 46:10. This is the message that I want to give to you today: When you are tempted to worry just be still and know! Know what you ask? Know that you are loved and that everything you need you already have. Know that everything will always be alright and if things seem to not be going your way KNOW that the Divine has a much better plan for you! Something better than you had ever imagined!
So take time this Monday to be still. Find a place where you can go to just sit quietly and listen. Be grateful for this day and for all the opportunities that are disguised as challenges that will present themselves to you today! I call them opportunities for growth! Instead of looking at them as problems, change your perspective and see them as opportunities! This is your time to evolve! this is your time to grow! This is your time to BE STILL AND KNOW that everything will be alright!