Mindful Monday, Mostly

Tonight I feel like heaving a big sigh, folding my arms across my chest, and saying, “I don’t want to and you can’t make me!”

Must be Sunday night.

I don’t, I don’t, I don’t want to start this work week.  Let me stuff my head under the pillow and wail.

I’ve had a hard time with Sunday nights ever since I was a little girl.  Back then, I think it was the transition from unstructured play over the weekend to the strict school day schedule.

As an adult I don’t always have quite the same transition challenge; in fact, I often look forward to the start of a fresh, new week with all its inherent possibilities.

But not tonight.  Tonight concludes a gruelingly emotional two days out of town and I’m whipped.  Tomorrow, I have to put all that away and be a focused professional.  Late tomorrow afternoon, I’ll board an airplane for another 48 hours away from home, this time for work.

I know I’m not the only one who pushes herself through workdays.  I‘ve done it many times before, but this time it seems like a huge mountain to climb.  To have any kind of motivation, I think I’m going to need rather large helpings of inspiration.  The following quotes are a start and I’m desperate for others if you have them to share.

Along with the quotes I’m saying a prayer this week for all those souls out there who struggle mightily for peace and serenity in the midst of turmoil.  Somehow we find the strength to “walk on, with hope in our hearts,” as the old song goes, but damn, it sure is hard sometimes.

Go easy this week and do your best to B Well & Present (I’ll do my best too),

Beth

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
— Henry Ward Beecher

Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.
— Dan Millman

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Faith is putting all your eggs in God’s basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. – Ramona C. Carroll

It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.–Madeleine L’Engle

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Beth,

    Love the quotes. Mondays can be hard days. I know I enjoy unstructured time as well, and when I was teaching, Mondays were a quieter day for all of us to regroup and get ready to take on the week. Some weeks are more challenging than others. Good luck with your week!

    • Beth Wilson says:

      Thanks, Cathy! And here we are, perched on the edge of falling into another Monday and this week I’m ready because I love, love, love, feeling grateful during this Thanksgiving Week. All the best to you and your this week!

      B Well,
      Beth

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