Monday Morning Message | Don’t Save it for a Special Occasion

Ever know someone who, no matter the day of the week, or reason to be out and about, is just totally put together? Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store, a stop by the post office, or an important meeting, they take a little time to ensure that they meet the world in the best possible way? I sure have. Not that I begrudge anyone the good comfort of sweatpants and hoodies on a cold winter day! It does, however, remind me of the adage not to save your good clothes (or good china, or good anything) just for a special occasion. Every day has the opportunity to be a special occasion.  The way you dress, speak, and embrace each face the world has a lot to do with how the world returns the favor.

Greet it with an expectation of abundance, an eye for finding the silver linings, and a joyful spirit, and you’re more likely than not find more and more of those things. Don your “Scrooge” hat and adopt the bah-humbug-ing, and you’re likely not going to find a lot of “peace on earth” in your days. This week adopt the thought that every day is a special occasion. Don’t wait for the just the big holidays to break out the good stuff. Celebrate every day like it’s a gift, and you’ll surely find even more to celebrate!

Something to Think About 
Find at least one way every day this week to put some festivity into your moments.

Weekly Challenge
Dress for success every day this week – wherever you are headed! While you’re at it – spread a little good cheer. Reach out to at least ten past clients and tell them thank you and how very much they are appreciated, not only during this holiday season but all year around.

Words of Wisdom
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift. Mary Manin Morrissey

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach

I’ll buy a special occasion dress even if I don’t know when or where I’ll wear it. Mary Helen Bowers

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach

The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts. Marianne Williamson

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