Monthly Archives: June 2014

June Vocabulary Words

One of the goals on my 2014 manifesto was to learn a new vocabulary word each day. With the help of daily emails and the Facebook page from Dictionary.com, this goal is super easy to accomplish. These are the words for June:

*All of the images and information are copied directly from the dictionary.com  Facebook page.

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Your Dreams can come True – Motivational Monday!

Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Today I’m letting Disney take the reigns –

The following is from Disney.com:

Disney is great at a lot of things: nostalgia, adventure, churros; we could go on. But Disney is especially great at inspiring us to go after our dreams. What is a dream? Well, as we all know, it’s a wish your heart makes. For us dreams aren’t just the stuff of nighttime sigh-sessions in which we gaze out of our windows longingly, they’re also important goals that we strive to make come true Here are some things we keep in mind every day, while on our trains to dream-come-true-ville. It’s a real place. We swear.

“If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.”
disney on dreaming - cinderella
Cinderella had it right. Never stop believing. That’s one of the main things we always take away from Disney movies. Giving up isn’t an option.

 

“They say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.”
disney on dreaming - aurora, sleeping beauty
We are both glad and slightly scared about this one. We still have recurring dreams that we failed High School French and didn’t graduate. So we’re gonna go ahead and say that this only applies to the good dreams. The really special ones.

 

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell.”
disney on dreaming - belle, beauty and the beast
Sometimes you have a glimmer of a dream without even recognizing it as one. Maybe the dream is as simple as finding somewhere you belong, or finding something that gives you purpose. Whatever the case may be, your dream is worth pursing.

 

“For the first time in forever, I’m getting what I’m dreaming of. A chance to change my lonely world, a chance to find true love.”
disney on dreaming - anna, frozen
Dreaming can be as simple as allowing yourself to hope. Once you do that, anything is possible.

 

“I’ve been looking out a window for eighteen years dreaming of what it might feel like when those lanterns rise in the sky.”
disney on dreaming - rapunzel, flynn rider, tangled
There’s no limit to the amount of dreams you can pursue. Already made one dream come true? Then find a new one.

 

“I have often dreamed of a far off place, where a great, warm welcome will be waiting for me.”
disney on dreaming - hercules
Hercules’ dream isn’t for diamonds or a mansion, it’s simply to find where he belongs (everyone else now has that song stuck in their head too, right?). Dreams don’t have to seem unattainable to be worthwhile.

 

“Just because I cannot see it doesn’t mean I can’t believe it!”
disney on dreaming - jack skellington, the nightmare before christmas
This is a great reminder from the Pumpkin King that your dream can live in your heart for as long as it needs too. Don’t give up on it, even if takes a while to come true.

 

“But dreams do come true. And maybe something wonderful will happen.”
disney on dreaming - giselle, enchanted
We feel like while Giselle isn’t an expert at navigating New York, she’s a pro when it comes to dreaming big. If you don’t allow yourself to have the dream in the first place, how can the dream come true in the end?

 

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
disney on dreaming - walt disney
Walt, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

 

Happy Monday! Pursue your dream- as long as it’s legal- you can do anything!

 

Make today an Adventure – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Every day can have moments that make that day memorable. From the small to big things, every decision we make and the attitude we have toward things matters. Take a different route to work, turn up your music, go for a summer evening walk or dress up for no reason.

Remember that time when you drove four hours just to visit a friend? Or what about that Saturday when you went to the farmers’ market and bought too much pasta? No? Start making memories, y’all. Happy Monday!

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Today is the Right Day – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” This quote from the Dalai Lama is meant to inspire one into action to make the most of today. Like they say, today is all we have. We are not promised tomorrow, so go out and love, believe, do and mostly live. Today is your day to live your life to the fullest!

 

May Vocabulary Words

One of the goals on my 2014 manifesto was to learn a new vocabulary word each day. With the help of daily emails and the Facebook page from Dictionary.com, this goal is super easy to accomplish. Although I’m a bit late posting, these are the words for May:

*All of the images and information are copied directly from the dictionary.com  Facebook page.

Allow Yourself – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Allow Yourself
by Catherine Pulsifer, © 2009

Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big

Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can

Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter

Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward

Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed

Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence

Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you.

Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas.

Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return

Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you.

Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier.

Catherine’s words can hold true every day. Never hold yourself back, or allow other’s opinions to define you. You are in charge of your own happy, and your own path today and every day. Happy Monday, go get em’!

 

Still I Rise – Motivational Monday!

Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Still I Rise.

R.I.P. Maya Angelou- your words will inspire generations to come.