Mondays can be a little painful to move from the weekend back to work mode, so I want to share a motivational item every Monday to kick start our week. It’s not necessarily going to be about living on one income, although I hope more often than not that it will tie in with that theme. This is motivation in the form of a quote, a story, a video, or an article or book that I’ve read that will maybe give you something to think about, enjoy, and get us going on a Monday, especially on those rainy Mondays.
I find that I don’t get a lot of time to read these days so finishing a book can take a bit of time. I’m really enjoying this book though. It feels like Elizabeth Gilbert is talking directly to you which makes reading it quite easy.
I love the passage above that I came across on Page 174. I’m sure all of us can relate to always feeling the need to please others when we are young, especially family and friends, co-workers, teachers and employers. I remember when my husband turned 50, he said that he felt like he just didn’t care what anyone thought of him anymore and he told me that I would eventually get to that feeling as well. At 53 now, I can say I do feel that way. I know I have my family and very close friends who love me as I am. I don’t need to worry what people I don’t even know think about me. It is so true that nobody is thinking about you anyway – everyone has their own battles and adventures to go through in life and they don’t have time to focus on you. That last sentence “nobody was ever thinking about you, anyhow” is liberating in itself.