Tips are a common part of life. Whether we sit down at a restaurant, visit a coffee shop, get our car washed, or have any sort of cleaning staff, whether at work or home, we are greeted with that “How much should I tip?” moment. […]
Gratitude is a big word with a lot of layers to it. It is almost overwhelming to think about because, in many ways, it might be one of the most important words in the world. It literally has the power to change your life… and the lives of those around you. Think about it… when you are focused on being grateful, you cannot be focused on the negative. It’s impossible. So, immediately you shift yourself into a healthy, positive, and joy-filled space. When you show gratitude or appreciation to someone else, you immediately do the same for them. It’s that simple. But sometimes we forget. We shift from an attitude of appreciation to an attitude of expectation and entitlement. We get too busy and don’t stop to acknowledge and appreciate one another. But it’s time for this to stop; so, this month it’s time to get grateful. It’s time to appreciate. It’s time to be kind. And, it’s time to challenge yourself to change the way you think and to understand and utilize this amazing “super power” that you have. Gratitude matters.
“Won’t you be my neighbor?” was a question Frederick McFeely Rogers asked on every single one of his 895 television episodes of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” It was so pure and acknowledged the joy of connecting and befriending those in our community. But, today is a […]
How many times have you said to someone, “Let’s grab lunch?” Of those times, how many times did you actually go to lunch? For most of us, it is not until we bump into that person again that we actually acknowledge never having had lunch. […]
We all lead busy lives — tons of commitments, work, kids, exercise, doctor appointments, sleep (if we are so lucky), and more. Then we get to spend our weekends fitting in all of the errands that didn’t get done Monday through Friday. This treadmill is […]
If you are like most people, there is a good chance you have that one particular phone call hanging over your head that you never made. You know the one… maybe you missed someone’s birthday and feel bad about it. Or maybe someone left you […]
In the 1870’s, when Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone, the world changed forever… we were given the ability to connect like never before. Then came computers, cell phones, the Internet, email, and now smart phones. And, in a fairly short amount of time, Alexander Graham Bell’s earth-shattering invention has almost become obsolete. Today, you might be feeling that the world is over-connected; but, if that’s the case, then why do so many people still feel so alone, isolated, and completely dis-connected? We believe it’s because the nature of our connectedness has changed. We’ve lost focus on creating a genuine connection with real “friends.” Instead, we mass share information that really doesn’t matter and tends to be more destructive than constructive. Conversations are rarely face-to-face exchanges anymore… and definitely not very one-to-one. Instead it’s easier to just email, text, or tweet. Who wants to talk anymore? Well, we do. It’s time to talk. It’s time for some real, genuine, positive connection. Being connected matters.
Monday, October 6 – MAKE THAT CALL
Monday, October 13 – GET INVOLVED
Monday, October 20 – SCHEDULE A LUNCH
Monday, October 27 – KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR
“You Matter” is more than just something we say around the offices here at Every Monday Matters. It’s the phrase with which we approach each day, each monthly theme, and each interaction with each other. Realizing you matter, and showing others how much they matter, […]
There is a lot going wrong in the world today. You can’t log on to your computer, turn on the TV, or check your Google news feed without getting some sort of bad news. It’s easy to get discouraged. But it’s in those tough moments […]
There are so many ways we can take it this week. Does this mean that we should appreciate it when someone is appreciative? Does it mean that we should be more appreciative of ourselves, others, and the world around us? Does it mean that sometimes […]