THIS WEEK: SET AN INTENTION

This is a very special day. It’s the last Monday of not just the year, but also the decade. It is also the final week of what has been a very hope-filled month. So as much as we want to look back and celebrate the […]

THIS WEEK: BELIEVE IT’S POSSIBLE

There is a fine line between hope and belief. It’s almost as if they require a little bit of a reality check… but not too much of one. For example, hoping that millions of dollars will fall from the sky might not be so realistic. […]

THIS WEEK: START A LEGACY

The idea of leaving a legacy has an interesting way of placing it, almost as if an event, as something that happens sometime in the far distant future. In other words, we don’t need to worry about our legacy today. But this couldn’t be further […]

THIS WEEK: PRACTICE POSITIVITY

As much as we like to pride ourselves on being upbeat, positive, and optimistic people, it is a strange truth that bad news seems to spread quicker than good news. There is also a reason why the evening news rarely allocates time for uplifting and […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS HOPEFUL

It’s often said that when all else fails, we always have hope. But is that how we really want to accept the idea of hope? That it’s the last thing remaining after every other option has failed? In some sense that might be true, but this idea completely ignores the true importance and power of hope. For hope isn’t last, it’s first. Hope is the thing that gets us out of bed in the morning. Hope is the thing that inspires us and makes us believe that anything is possible. When we were young, we hoped to be astronauts, firefighters, doctors, professional athletes; and this hope is what drove us to believe we could do it. Our hope was limitless and abundant. But what about now? What does hope mean to you? What does hope feel and look like to you? Is hope still alive and well in you or have life experiences dampened or smothered it a little bit? Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” It doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it matters that we remain hopeful for something better, something bigger, something bolder. Especially with easy access to news and world events that chip away at our aspirations, it is important to surround ourselves and create pathways for hope. So, what do you hope for… for yourself? For others? For your community? For the world? It’s time to be hopeful and hope for the best. Being hopeful matters.      

THIS WEEK: ASK, WHY NOT?

We have our good friend Socrates to share for something. It’s the question, “Why?” We call it the “Socratic Method,” which has been the foundation for all logic and philosophy in the western world for the last 2,500 years. Well, we thought it’s time to […]

THIS WEEK: Believe in Others

We are powerful beings in many ways. Our words, our actions, our thoughts affect not only our own lives, but also the lives of those around us. Sure, we believe this at Every Monday Matters, but we are not so convinced that everyone embraces just […]

THIS WEEK: FLIP THE SCRIPT

We all have “that” person in our life. You know the one whose glass is always half empty. They can’t help but see the outcome as always being a bad one and there is rarely any hope for anything exciting or good. Not even miracles […]

THIS WEEK: JUST TRUST

We do it with friends, significant others, colleagues, other drivers on the road, pilots, the chef at the restaurant, and the waiter who takes our credit cards. It’s called, “Trust.” It’s something we actually do freely when we are younger. We trust everything until we […]