Monday, 10 June 2013

Motivational Monday #18


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday one and all. Go forth and live happy weeks.
Motivational Monday

Today's quote from here is one I try to live by.

When you feel grateful, you feel less jealous of what other people have, less greedy for more, and satisfied with what your life already offers you. Satisfaction is peaceful and happy and that's the mindset I aim to have the majority of the time. 

It's beyond easy to wake up and grumble. It's too early, you have to commute to work or school, you have too much to do, it's cold, it's hot, you're hair isn't working with you (I feel that pain), your payday is far off in the distance, the list goes on. 

Instead, why not wake up and mentally run through the things you are grateful for? Have you woken up next to a loved one? Are you lucky to be in employment when so many are striving for jobs? Are you working towards a qualification that will only better your life? Is your hair really that bad? Are you lucky enough to have plenty of hairbands and products to help tame it's wild ways? 

Think about it. Are things really that bad or do you actually have a heck of a lot going for you? When you start looking at things in this light, life feels a LOT better. 

I'm grateful that I live a life where I can make my own goals and have the freedom to try and achieve them. What are you grateful for today?



Toodlepip!

xx

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73 comments:

  1. I'm going to try and do this each day, think about how lucky I am. Love your motvational Mondays! x

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  2. Quotes like this really out everything in perspective! Sometimes- especialy ona. Monday we are all so stressed and tired we all forget juat how lucky we are! I really love the motivational monday posts and look foward to them!

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  3. I love these Monday posts. I am an optimistic person and I try to see the good in every situation. But I do have days when all seems dark.
    You Monday Posts keep me happy and grateful for all that I have.
    Have a lovely week!
    Hugs from Romania *:

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  4. I love motivational Mondays, they really give me something to think about for the week! x

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  5. Really good post, Louise. I'm so lucky to have a family who love and support me no matter what I do :)

    Rachel is Elsewhere

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  6. Love!

    Carina xx
    http://www.carstina.com/

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  7. I love this one!

    I agree....it's always best to start your day off thinking positively :)

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  8. Love this! You are the best to share this amazing motivational monday with us! :)

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  9. I'm going to try this in the morning, I always moan about something.

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  10. I try and do this every day. It's so easy to get bogged down in the small stuff when really life is pretty darn good!

    Lottie x

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Louise, you're so inspirational. I've also started a motivational monday series on my blog because of you :) let's all spread the love!

    http://missnise.blogspot.com/2013/06/motivational-monday-1.html

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  12. Love the quote! Your motivational mondays are awesome :)
    Great post!

    x Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  13. This is such good advice!:-)
    - From Annie ToadRoad
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  14. i always think that if my day has a great start, the rest of my day will be great too so i absolutely agree with this quote! there's nothing like a boost of happiness in the morning (especially as it's monday) to get you through a long day of work whether you're at school or have a full time job.

    Sarah
    xoxo

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  15. This is definitely my new favorite motivational monday, i often think i have it bad when i really don't and i need to think about how good i have it and how some people can't have what i take for granted.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this Louise! And it's so so true! xxx



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  17. I always look forward to your posts on monday! I do really love them and think about your advice <3

    xxx

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  18. Love this motivational monday! Need start thinking more like this and less negatively!

    Millie xx
    smudgesofthoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. aw this cheered me up a lot this morning!x

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  20. Great post :) I will definitely wak up with a different perspective each morning x

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  21. I love your motivational monday posts!
    It's so inspiring and makes me think twice about my behaviour :)

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  22. I am grateful for my home. My home includes everything I love and cherish. I have two 'homes' one is at Uni (which I have just moved out of and will be moving into my next one in Sept) and my other is at home with my family. They are both roofs over my head and both hold so much inside.

    One enables me to grow academically (and of course socially sometimes!) and the other is everything to me.

    Thanks Louise, you've brightened my day once again.

    Em x

    Emilia Grace / Beauty Blog

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  23. I love this quote! It's always good to start off thinking positively!

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    Jamie ♥

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  24. really needed this one this morning .... im normally a really happy positive person but for some reason lately im not the jolly person im normally am and for the first time in 6 years i have been dreading to go to work.

    But you know what your right some people dont have a job and a loved one to wake up to every morning so i think i need a big kick in the backside.

    Carrieanne xx

    http://imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. What a lovely sentiment. I'm grateful for all that I have been able to achieve and for being able to start a new chapter in my life xxx

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  26. Hi Louise! I've been waiting for this day to come quickly, just to read your Motivational Monday post =)

    You are so right about the job, 3 years ago when I used to have a job, was lazy and couldn't be asked to work. Now I am regretting it as don't have a job and desperately want one. Once I get one, i'll promise to myself that I will wake up and go to work happily.

    Have a lovely day Louise.

    louisadays

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  27. Really love this! Definitely going to try every day to think of everything I have going for me and being grateful for it instead of the opposite :)

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  28. Your such a positive person, I love it. It can be so easy to forget how lucky we are and let other things get the better of us. When it comes down to it, health, happiness and the people we enjoy the company of are most important.

    http://amyadorebeaute.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Love this quote! Many a day I wake up and start moaning, this is a lovely little reminder to stay positive! xx

    Leanne | Seeking Serendipity

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  30. going to start this week off with a grateful heart :)

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for this Louise :). I really needed this! I absolutely despise my job and I'm constantly down on myself for how 'crappy' my life is, but really it isn't half bad. I'm fortunate enough to be working towards a degree and therefore won't be stuck in this miserable job forever. I'm fortunate enough to be going on my third holiday in under a year, in just a few weeks and I have an incredibly loving boyfriend, family and group of friends. Life ain't half bad when you think about it! Take care, Michaela xoxo

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  32. I love these posts Louise. So inspirational and motivational.

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  33. Thank you. These posts make me love mondays

    xxxx

    http://blueeyedb.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Such a sweet little post that has really done what it says on the tin, this week! Thank you Louise xxx

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  35. You're such an inspiring person! What fantastic advice that I definitely need reminding of today.

    Thank you.
    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  36. These quotes are always amazing and they really cheer up my Mondays! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  37. I love motivational mondays, they always make me smile and be thankful for what I have! :) xx

    http://dellalovesnutella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Something that I think everybody should live by, but sometimes its hard to loose sight of whats right and how things should be thought about.
    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. youre amazing
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  40. i love this post alot!
    Louise you really inspire me to be a better person!xx

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  41. Just the pick me up I needed this morning!! <3
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  42. I'm grateful for muy friend and family. Corny? Yes, but very true. I'm also grateful for my make up x

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  43. Love a good motivational Monday post

    Its so easy to forget about the things we have when we are wanting more

    L&C XX

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.com/

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  44. This is wonderful advice Louise! Now I am not only starting this morning with a grateful heart, but also this week :)

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  45. your motivational monday posts definitely improve my life...since I started to read them (post no.1 :) ) I feel like my life isn't always that bad, it is even very very nice and I look forward to every new monday post :)
    I'm grateful for the summer that has finally started, the sun that finally shines, grateful for my friends who feel happy to have fnished school, and I'm grateful to have a lovely familiy :)

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  46. Louise, this may sound over the top, but thanks to you I am starting to love my life the way it is so I can make the best of it. xx :D

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. Thank you for this Louise - I read all your motivational monday posts but this really struck a chord with me x

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  49. I love reading you motivational monday posts they really do make me feel so happy :)
    You right it so easy to think of the negatives but there are so many things to be happy about in life.
    Nicole x

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  50. You are my inspiration

    Love from Poland

    My beauty blog :

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  51. Great post !! So true :) xxx

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  52. All your motivational monday posts are just wonderful. They make me feel encouraged while also motivated (ha ha) to live my life to the best that I can. This quote is so true and I love what you said about waking up and thinking "it's too early" because I always struggle with that and I'm so not a morning person. But thinking of what I'm grateful for while it may not make me love going to morning practice I know it will help me feel more encouraged and in a better mood!
    xx Amber
    lovely-notions.blogspot.com

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  54. these posts are so beautiful xx

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  55. I love your motivational Mondays, I always look forward to them

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  56. After having the worst of Mondays, I'm so glad I have the best parents ever to cheer me up even if they are in another country entirely. Family's so important to catch you and give you the strenght you need, even if it is only to manage to get through a day you just want to spend in your bed crying and throwing stuff.

    Thanks again and again for this series!
    xx

    kazetime.blogspot.com

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  57. awh I love this blog! It's really inspirational and really pretty...I love the photos, too :)Your daughter is really cute...awh! Will be reading more of your awesome blogs in the future :)

    I'm new to blogging and would love some sprinklerinos to check out my blog :)


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  58. Very motivational quote! I love your Motivational Mondays posts.

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  59. Love motivational mondays!! :)
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  60. All motivational Mondays are inspiring but this particular post really reminded me to be positive and find all the good things in life, even on a Monday! :) Thanks Louise <3

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  61. I love this series! Always gives me something to look forward to on a Monday! You're really inspiration Louise! It's always good to try and stay positive and think about how lucky you are compared to someone who might not be as lucky!!
    xoxo

    http://hannmaree.blogspot.com

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  62. I'm grateful to have wonderful friends and family :)

    please check out my new blog :) http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  63. I try to remember this everyday. Even though I do not like my job, I am grateful that I have one. I was listing off things that I AM grateful for on my way to work just this morning! Great reminder!

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  64. Oh my god, this is probably my favorite motivational monday you've done so far. I often forget how much I have going for me, and this really put things in perspective! Love you and your blog!

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  65. so, so, so true.

    I always seem to be having to have seriously early morning starts so obviously I'm pretty much in this state of mind EVERY morning. I think next time I'll take your advice and think of the positives though. Amazing as always. Amy xx.

    http://noiseinwonderland.blogspot.com.au/

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  66. I love this <3
    a very important reminder!
    I'm so grateful for some much :)

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  67. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  68. I'm grateful for everything I have in my life. Thank you for sharing this Lou!

    Zoe // The Caribbean Flower

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  69. Awesome post! you are so inspirational!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  70. Such an amazing quote. Really opened my eyes to everything that I have around me xxx

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  71. I absolutely love this! It is so true... we go through life most of the time wanting more, not realising how much amazing things are infront of our eyes! I wish i could always see that more... this quote is staying with me xx

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