Last week, in my Happy New Year post, I did some brainstorming about the topics I’m going to cover each day of the week.

I can definitely say that after such a relaxing, peaceful, hot-cocoa, warm-chicken-soup, cozy, comforting, free-spirited, soft-pillow, snowed-in, yet heartbreaking weekend, Motivation Monday is always needed.

Mondays aren’t always easy, and a weekend doesn’t always turn out as planned. As some of my Facebook friends may already know, I was hit by some sad news this past Saturday morning. A cousin of mine passed away.

What boggles my mind is that the night before—or actually, very early Saturday a.m.—he appeared in my dream. In the dream we laughed, watched movies, and enjoyed each other’s company. When I woke up from the dream I was restless. I couldn’t understand why I had a dream about him out of the blue. I dozed off and woke up again around eight o’clock. While scrolling through Facebook, I came across his little sister’s post. The first thing that caught my eye, as social media has trained us so well to see, was the crying emoji, next to the words ‘lost’, and lastly ‘my only brother.’

That right there told me all I needed to know. This great soul had visited me right before leaving this earth. Throughout that entire Saturday I kept asking myself, “Why? How? A heart attack? So young?”

Anyway, I’m getting too emotional, and that’s not what today’s post is about. The point of me sharing this grief story is to say that sometimes sad, and even devastating things happen in our lives. At those times we need an extra push. My extra push was knowing that I can turn to Motivation Monday to uplift my spirits. We can’t give up, and we can’t give in, because our actions determine who we are not only in this life.

As cliche as it may sound, we don’t know the hour or second that we will have to leave this earth. Until then, we have to keep going.

Each day I give the gift of themes in poem form, as poetry is defined as something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty. For there is beauty in the strength of each day.


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Motivation Monday

A red and bold day.

An uplifting, take-action day.

 A day that calls to the spirit of leadership.

A day that promotes ambition and determination.

 A day that delivers a quote, positive video, or hopeful news headline.

Motivation Monday yells through loss and tragedy,

“Although it feels like our efforts are in danger of being deleted

 we can and will fight back stronger, wiser, and louder!

So that when we are long gone our efforts will still live on!”