Monday Motivation: Your Create Beauty

OK, so it isn’t Monday. But, better late than never, right?

Plus, this post is inspired by my birthday, which is today. Don’t worry people — this post isn’t going to celebrate my life because who would that be fun for, besides my mom and dad?

A birthday is a day for friends and family to celebrate the life and being of one person. But, it dawned on me today, why don’t we focus our energy externally and celebrate strangers — the person sitting across from you on the bus, the person walking down the street, the person in front of you in line at Starbucks?

Many Monday Motivations focus on how to be internally resilient. This Monday Motivation is to make the world a more beautiful place. And, you have the ability to make stranger’s world a brighter place.

Do you remember the last time someone complimented you? How did you feel after you received that compliment? That feeling is unforgettable.

As a birthday present to me, I challenge you to make someone’s day. Do something you normally wouldn’t do. Get out of your comfort zone. I’m sure you’ll find it’s exhilarating.

I’d call this a self-less good deed, but I’m always reminded of the Friends episode where Phoebe tries to prove to Joey there’s such a thing as a self-less good deed.

But, in the end, beauty is created by you — your attitude, your behavior, your actions — it’s all up to you.

Make the world a more beautiful place!

Monday Motivation: You Create Beauty

No matter what, some days you don’t want to get out of bed. Today was one of those days for me.

Far too much work this weekend and not enough sleep. What’s more, my sister dragged me to a sky aerobics class (an aerobic workout infused with trampolines) first thing this morning. I had very little coffee and a bad attitude but, once I decided to get over it my mental negativity, I immediately started to enjoy this new experience. I welcomed new challenges.

Our physical abilities are, typically, not what hold us back in life. But rather, it’s out mental abilities and that includes your attitude.

Instead of acknowledging what you cannot do, address what you can do and how far you’ve come. And, like last’s monday’s motivation, be better than the person you were yesterday.

Strive for positivity, seek a challenge and see the beauty in every one of your attempts.

You hold the power to define what beauty is.

Happy Monday!