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Love Those Mondays

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    I have a love-hate relationship with my Facebook feed on Monday mornings. I love seeing all the photos of what friends and families did over the weekend, but also find myself too easily swayed by the “I hate Monday”- type comments I occasionally get from some less-than-sunny posters.
    Recently though, a Facebook friend’s inspirational post changed my entire attitude toward what sometimes can be the roughest morning of the week in our house (I still have a teenager at home!).
    The post read “I love Mondays: 1. A fresh start.  2. The chance to set a new tone for the week– “and the definition I loved best” –3. A great day to be alive.”
        Sometimes I think we all forget the simple gift of another day, and another chance to make a fresh start. I’m grateful to my friend for the reminder.
        In fact, I printed out that message, and I’m posting it on our fridge at home. If you’d like a copy, shoot me an email.
        Speaking of fresh starts, how close are you to retirement? A few years away? Already there? Made it a lifestyle?
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