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Monday Motivation – let’s get back into the groove.

It has been quite a while since our last Monday Motivation, compliments of Marianne Curtis, but I’d say it’s high time to get back into the swing of things. Life has been throwing plenty of lemons in my direction, so a few inspirational words seem like a great reminder that there is always something positive to be gained from any situation.

Are you really that positive, or is it fake? My answer is simple: I truly believe it is way easier to live with a smile on your face than to spend one extra second of this precious life consumed with negative emotions. The only way we will ever reach our full potential is to shed the negativity.”

Hell, maybe we should go for a double-whammy twofer of Monday Motivation to really get our minds ticking. Enjoy:

“So here is the blueprint for success and happiness in life: When you get knocked down, stand back up. When you get knocked again, stand up again. And just when you think you can’t stand back up, smile, wipe the sweat off and stand up with just a little more authority in your step.”


Monday Motivation – Get outta that funk!

Marianne’s weekly inspirational quote really struck a chord with me. Unfortunately, I’m the one in the funk – but I reckon that an afternoon lunch and pina coladas with my lady climber pal Ashley will pick me right up. That, and a little road trip for one to do a bit of soul searching.

“Pick someone up this week. If they are being negative, or in a funk, be the positive energy they need to pull them out of it. At that point, you are truly living. It’s when we get outside ourselves that life becomes a beautiful thing.” – Marianne Curtis


If you find yourself in a funk like mine, you need to get yourself out of your negative environment and discover what is going to make (and keep) you happy. You know what my advice will always be: GET OUTSIDE! Whether you’re climbing or sunbathing, fresh air and nature will always cure your blues. Enjoy your spring break, readers!

Monday Motivation – inspiring words by L. Sepe and bumble bee photography

Today’s uplifting quote comes from one of the most beautiful ladies to ever grace the planet, Lauren Sepe. This girl has a captivating spirit that seeks out all the beauty in the world around her, which means you’d do well to follow her word.

To compliment her wise words, enjoy a lovely pair of shots I took this weekend at Railroad Square Art Park. Spring is officially upon us, and the bugs are lovin’ it.

“The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice! If we regularly deposit encouraging thoughts in our minds, bite our lips before we begin to complain and shoot down that harmless negative thought, we will find that there is much to rejoice about. The best things in life are unexpected because there were no expectations. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference… Make your optimism come true!” – Lauren Sepe
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Monday Motivation – What are you thankful for?

Monday mornings are a love-hate event for me each week. That first half hour of being awake is always so difficult, and yet once I’m awake and out of bed, I am 100% ready to tackle the day.

Here’s a little Monday Motivation to get your gears grinding:

Start every morning with the following: “I am thankful for…”
I promise that your days will be just a little bit brighter.
– Marianne Curtis

What are you thankful for? On this damp morning, I am thankful for hot tea, and the chocolate parfait that Niko left in my fridge – and that Climbing Club is tonight!

Monday Motivation: Lady Luck!

Good morning, and good Monday! The weather may be dreary and our pant bottoms may be soggy, but our determination shall not waver during this second week of classes – or first, for all you lucky university kids with crazy winter schedules. Here’s your weekly dose of Monday Motivation to get the inspiration flowing as we charge towards another week of productivity and positivity!

“The funny thing about Lady Luck is that she likes to hang out with those who tend to work the hardest. The harder we work the ‘luckier’ we get. Let’s be great this week.”

Thank you Marianne Curtis, for supplying us with yet another wonderful quote to jump-start our week.

Monday Motivation – First of 2011!

Happy Monday, folks! It’s been a bright and early day for me, heading to Florida State University campus at 8:00 AM to escort Niko to his transfer orientation and visiting a slew of advisors. After three and a half years of hard work and studying, I have earned myself a breezy semester with only two classes before my spring graduation! I’ll be taking Spanish II and Intro to Hospitality – other than that, my life will revolve around writing, photography and working towards full-time employment at my job. Here’s a little Monday Motivation to get everyone aboard my train of positive vibes:

“Goals and resolutions are important in 2011. However, just remember that our success will ultimately turn on our ability to make continuous good decisions on the smaller things in life. In other words, each moment matters, so stay present.” – Marianne Curtis

Get ready to tackle the spring semester, students. Everyone else, have a beautiful week and remember to stay present in each little moment.

Monday Motivation – Be Positive!

The past week has flown by in a flurry of travel articles, holiday dinners and failed climbing expeditions. The update flow has slowed to a meek trickle, but that will all be history once 2011 comes. I hereby declare an oath of daily updates, no exceptions. Will I keep true to this promise? Only the new year can tell. Here’s your weekly dose of Monday Motivation, be positive!

“There is nothing in this world that a positive attitude cannot make a whole lot better. It’s contagious, so just start…the rest will take care of itself.” – Marianne Curtis

I really connected with today’s quote by the lovely Marianne Curtis. It reminds us that any situation can be taken in either a positive or negative light; your perception is entirely up to you. Yes, my highly anticipated climbing trip to Tennessee did get snowed out, and yes, I could be very bitter about it while flipping through photos taken by friends who did get to go climbing. Instead, however, I’m relishing in the fact that I didn’t have to camp outside in below freezing temperatures, and now have a few extra hundred dollars to drop on a new camera. Look on the bright side, folks!

Happy Monday, everyone!

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