“For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your
― حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Magnificent Monday to you all. I know by now that those of you who follow this blog and my writings have embraced Monday as a day to set the tone for the kind of week that you would like to have. I know that YOU look to Monday as a new beginning; a day to start all over and create a great week for yourselves.
But in light of everything that has happened in this country in the past week I can imagine how difficult it is for some of us to create happiness and peace for and within ourselves when it seems that the world has gone crazy. But creating happiness and peace for and within ourselves is precisely what this world needs each of us to do right now. For it is only when each of us is at peace with ourselves that we can be at peace with the world.
Feeling guilty for experiencing happiness and peace at a time like this is not what’s going to bring peace to our hurting world. It’s only when each of us cultivates peace, joy and happiness within ourselves that we can begin to spread peace throughout the world. So start where you are and take this most Magnificent Monday to BE and spread peace, luv and joy…and dessert!