“LIVING THE YAY! LIFE!”
Mondays can be rough. The early alarm, that not so easy transition from the weekend to the weekday and the fact that you just want a little more face time with your pillow.
Motivation can be slow to appear. Unless someone forgot to put the garbage cans on the curb. Then there’s the bounding out of bed at the noise from the sanitation truck rolling down the street.
But that’s a harsh start. Especially since I wake to the sounds of ocean waves (my alarm, not the beach, but maybe someday) and my husband’s alarm is a harp.
We make an attempt at the Zen thing.
Well, this weekend I stumbled across a line of fun, colorful magnets from Rachelle Reichly’s company called Yay! Life!
The magnets cheer on an attitude of motivation and gratitude and it all started with a pie. I’m sure a lot of great ideas started with pie, right?
I mean whose to say Benjamin Franklin didn’t eat a slice of mincemeat pie before heading out to discover electricity?
Anyway Rachelle made a pie and when her husband saw it he said, “Yay. Pie.” Inspiration struck (like Franklin’s lightning) and the couple thought:
“This is what life is all about – gratitude and enjoying life. Everyone has a YAY! THING! that is as unique as they are.”
And so now they sell Yay! magnets for most anything, from Alaska to Zombies.
And books–double Yay!
Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach
For my Monday motivation, I’m starting with a Yay! Coffee! Iced, because it’s getting warmer outside. Another Yay!
Add in a memory of a fun weekend: Yay! Mother’s Day!
And I’ve got my inspiration, my keyboard–Yay! Writing!
“Your idea of bliss is to wake up on a Monday morning knowing you haven’t a single engagement for the entire week. You are cradled in a white paper cocoon tied up with typewriter ribbon.”
Well, here’s a reason to get moving:
Look closer. Um, Yay! Boat?
Tell me, what is your Yay! thing for today?