Monday Motivation: 21 August
Got the Monday blues? Reclaim the day and set the tone for the entire week with these helpful, motivational tidbits: every day it’s always somebody’s birthday, which is why we’re breaking out the best birthday quotes to celebrate the special day, as well as to help you get motivated!
“Your birthday is the first day of another 365-day journey. Be the shining thread in the beautiful tapestry of the world to make this year the best ever. Enjoy the ride.”
As the quote suggests, the world is a tapestry of different colours and shapes, and we are all threads that help keep it together (so long we don’t intentionally try to unravel it); although we may seem small, we all – including you – have an important part to play in it. And although you may think you’re frayed or worn out at one or both ends, you still have the strength to endure, grow and make a positive impact not just by another year, but for many years to come.
“Don’t get all weird about getting older! Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!”
Birthdays are a cause for celebration. But for some people, it means being another year older. They may feel distanced from their youth, as well as from their past; as a result, they dwell upon their present and future with melancholy and perhaps some regret.
Don’t let anyone – least of all yourself – get you down as you get older: rather, take this time to reflect upon your life, upon the achievements you’ve accomplished, the goals you’ve fulfilled, and the blessings you’ve been gifted with. Be proud of every step you have taken to get to this point in your life.
And remember: whatever impact (big or small) you’ve made on your loved ones and/or the world at large, it is appreciated and will continue to be.
“Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.”
Our pasts are filled with glory days and dark days in equal measure, all of which have been beneficial in building up the person you have become thus far.
Now that you’ve reflected on your life, it’s time to look to the future. It is never clear what the future has in store for you, but it’s important to keep nurturing yourself, to maintain a positive attitude, and to keep your head held high and your eyes ahead on your next set of goals so that you can become the next best version of yourself.
Happy birthday, and many more blessings and cake to you!