I've learned more than I could have imagined from my weekly Meatless Monday posts. My family and I have eaten new foods and learned how flavorful herbs and vegetables can be. I still intend to observe Meatless Mondays and continue to share recipes, but weekly posts are on hiatus until I become inspired instead of obligated.
In its place, I'm introducing Monday Mantras. I found the definition below from Wikipedia.
A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation" (cf. spiritual transformation). Its use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra.[
For me mantras manifest in many forms. Some days one word can motivate me, whereas other days it maybe lyrics, a quote or phrase that I repeat to encourage myself. I'm introducing a weekly mantra to focus the week in a direction of positivity. I would love for suggestions of mantras that inspire you.
This week's mantra is: Choose Happiness.
I love to wear the above necklace from The Rusted Chain. As I move throughout my day, the beads make a gentle sound as they bounce off each other. I feel the weight of the words on my chest and remember to think before I make decisions.
There are many times when life doesn't go as planned and I can choose to be frustrated, angry or sad. When I am reminded to choose happiness, I search out the good in the moment and strive to learn.
Have you found the good, in bad situations? Do you use mantras in your daily life?