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November 3, 2014

As I sat at my desk this morning, all too familiar with this week looming ahead — the endless events, the early mornings, the late nights, the no time to cook so spending money on Mexican Caesar salads from Chop’t — I made a mental note that I had already created the negativity in my mind. I had already told myself “November 3rd? That week will suck. November 7th everything will finally be back to normal, but until then, I will just complain my days away because I deserve it.”

It’s November 3rd. And, while internalizing my thoughts about this week, I decided to make a change. So I took a post-it note and a pen and I wrote “no complaining”, underlined twice, and stuck that note right on my computer so there was no missing it, no pretending it wasn’t there. And when a co-worker started venting about someone else or some insane situation, I nodded my head and looked at that post-it, reassuring myself that this week is not just hard for me, it’s hard for everyone I work with.

And my life is not hard when compared to countless others. So stop complaining.

And Mondays don’t suck. Mondays are awesome. Really, Mondays are awesome.


I hope you had a terrific day.


One Comment leave one →
  1. sara s permalink
    November 4, 2014 10:17 am

    oh I like that quote.

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