|I'm still not used to the "new" Marina though.|
Many of you with small children may, like me, be a frequent watcher of "Nick Jr." If you are, you may be familiar with The Fresh Beat Band.
Now, you may think I have lost my ever-loving mind... but let me argue with you some of the positive traits of The Fresh Beat Band for us grown-ups:
- No one is ever mean to anyone else in Fresh Beat Land.
- If you have a problem, you sing a song about working it out ("There's no problem we can't solve if we put our heads together and get involved...") and it's all good.
- They all wake up every morning excited about their day and what's ahead.
- At the end of the day, they sing a song about how great it was ("We had a great day...")
So, I present to you the song I sing to my son when he's not really excited about getting out of bed. I think it's applicable to all of us who think "Oh no, it's Monday. Again. Yawn."
If that didn't get you motivated, I have a few quotes here to get you going with a smile today:
"If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people." ~Timothy Leary
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know." ~ William Saroyan
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy
"I don't know if the optimists or the pessimists are right. But the optimists are going to get something done." ~Craig Venter
So I hope these thoughts will help get you in the mood to go out there and make today a *great day*...