Monday Morning Wake-Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration & Direction for the Week Ahead
Celebrate, and Have Fun!
Good morning! Wow, this is a fun week! Today is the Chinese New Year, and tomorrow is Mardi Gras! According to the Chinese calendar, this is the year of the monkey. The years of the monkey are 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016. Were you born in one of those years?
The monkey is a clever animal and is usually compared to a smart person. The general image of people born in the year of the monkey includes being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They’re lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. And their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life.
Are you wishing you were born in the year of the monkey? Don’t worry… you don’t have to be born in one of those years to be any or all of those things. Those traits are in you; sometimes you just need to work to bring them out.
Make it a great day!
Something to Think About
We each have our own definition of smart or clever, gentle or honest. Maybe you admire those who are intellectually smart, or maybe you’re attracted to those who are street smart. We each bring something to the table. It’s what you walk away with that counts.
Take a few minutes from your busy day to think of someone who is smart, someone who is clever, someone who is gentle and someone who is honest. Surprise each one with a phone call to share the impact they’ve had in your life.
Words of Wisdom
“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager
“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” –Noël Coward
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”– Albert Einstein
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” – George Washington
“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.” – Alan Moore