Monday Motivation

Monday motivation: Find the gift in today

Need a positive thought to start the week? Yeah, me too! A bit of Monday motivation is never a bad thing in my book.

I’ve enjoyed collecting quotes for years — inspirational quotes, book quotes, motivational quotes. And what better time to share one than a Monday morning, especially when it’s paired with a Bible verse to help anchor it?

“Every day is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” How many times have you heard that? Probably too many to count, like me. What I like about today’s quote is that it acknowledges our responsibility in accepting that gift.

“Untie the ribbons.” A gift is useless until we open it for ourselves. Most of us don’t hesitate to rip through the paper and ribbons of a gift someone hands us. But the intangible gift that’s given to us each morning? That can be easier to overlook in the midst of all the other things of the day.

I also like the reminder that each day has its own gifts. No two days are the same but they all have gifts waiting for us, if we’ll just look for them.

This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Psalm 118:24