February 27, 2023

Monday Motivation: 27 February

Got the Monday blues? Reclaim the day and set the tone for the entire week with these helpful, motivational tidbits:

“Living is using time given to you. You cannot recall lost time” – Driftveil NPC, “Pokemon Black and White”

27 February marks a special day in history – National Pokemon Day!

Specifically, it celebrates the creation of the “Pokemon” franchise! Created in Japan in 1995, “Pokemon” sees humans capturing the eponymous creatures (short for “Pocket Monsters”), training them and having them battle each other for sport. Encompassing video games, comics, anime and movies, it’s not surprising that the franchise contains hidden pearls of wisdom such as this particular quote.

We are blessed to be alive. We have the means to create, to explore and to experience new things. We are able to give and receive a variety of things – love, kindness, generosity and compassion. It is up to you to do with these tools what you will so that you can live a life of fulfilment (and help others do the same). If you leave it too late, you will feel regret for a long time.

“Sometimes friends have to go away, but a part of them stays behind with you” – Ash Ketchum, “Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker”

People come and go, but there are those who stick around through thick, thin and everything in-between. Friends are your kindred souls, the family that you’ve chosen to join on your life’s journey. They’re the people you learn from AND lean on when you need them the most. 

Whether these friendships are brief or they last a lifetime, the people that helped enriched you will be with you forever in some form or another, and that makes living all the worthwhile.

“The important thing is not how long you live. It’s what you accomplish with your life” – Grovyle, “Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky”

Most of us wish to live forever, but immortality does not necessarily equate to happiness. It’s the ability to enjoy what life has to offer, enjoying the things that mean the most to you while you still can, that matters more in the long run. Focus on quality rather than quantity so that you feel more content and accomplished!

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