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Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

03/06/2019
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“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” James Russell Lowell

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Tips For June: June is the first month of the summer season and a great time to revisit the goals we set for the year. It is also the perfect season to start that exercise routine we skipped and get ready for all the wonderful colors and trips summer can bring. June always puts a smile on my face because it reminds me of the warm and colorful blooms to come after months of freezing temperatures, snowfall, and minimal color in nature. As the wildlife around me start to come out of hibernation, and the shoots from perennials planted many seasons ago poke their heads to the top of the soil, I breathe a sigh of relief and thank my Creator for the return of life.  Yes, it is an experience worthy of comment, especially if you have lived through a terrible winter season. Come back later for a few tips to help you enjoy the month and beyond.

 

A Memory Of June Claude McKay
When June comes dancing o’er the death of May,
With scarlet roses tinting her green breast,
And mating thrushes ushering in her day,
And Earth on tiptoe for her golden guest,

I always see the evening when we met–
The first of June baptized in tender rain–
And walked home through the wide streets, gleaming wet,
Arms locked, our warm flesh pulsing with love’s pain.

I always see the cheerful little room,
And in the corner, fresh and white, the bed,
Sweet scented with a delicate perfume,
Wherein for one night only we were wed;

Where in the starlit stillness we lay mute,
And heard the whispering showers all night long,
And your brown burning body was a lute
Whereon my passion played his fevered song.

When June comes dancing o’er the death of May,
With scarlet roses staining her fair feet,
My soul takes leave of me to sing all day
A love so fugitive and so complete. via poemhunter.com

 

We Real Cool BY GWENDOLYN BROOKS
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon. via poetryfoundation.org

 

 

“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” M. F. K. Fisher

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

 

Tips For June: – Take time to smell the flowers, revisit your goals for 2019, get fit for the languid days of summer, plant some seeds, celebrate Juneteenth, and share your gratitude for all the good in your life. What would you add to this? “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” Stay tuned as I gather more to come soon!

 

There Is A June When Corn Is Cut by Emily Dickinson
There is a June when Corn is cut
And Roses in the Seed—
A Summer briefer than the first
But tenderer indeed

As should a Face supposed the Grave’s
Emerge a single Noon
In the Vermilion that it wore
Affect us, and return—

Two Seasons, it is said, exist—
The Summer of the Just,
And this of Ours, diversified
With Prospect, and with Frost—

May not our Second with its First
So infinite compare
That We but recollect the one
The other to prefer? via poemhunter.com

 

 

The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for MAR – APR 2019 are:

MAY

05/01   –  01 MAY Day, Holocaust Remembrance, National Mental Health Awareness month
05/05  –   05 Cinco de Mayo, 06, Ramadan starts, 07 National Teacher Day
05/12 –   12 Mother’s Day, 18 Armed Forces Day
05/19   –  19 Mental Health Awareness month
05/26 –    27 Memorial Day, 30 World MS Day

 

JUN

06/01   –  01 SUMMER
06/09  –   TBD
06/16 –   TBD
06/23   –  TBD
06/30 –    TBD

 

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Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

Tips For June:Start the summer with zip and zeal and add a dose of gratitude to the mix.

 

June Thunder by Louis Macneice via poemhunter.com
The Junes were free and full, driving through tiny
Roads, the mudguards brushing the cowparsley,
Through fields of mustard and under boldly embattled
Mays and chestnuts

Or between beeches verdurous and voluptuous
Or where broom and gorse beflagged the chalkland–
All the flare and gusto of the unenduring
Joys of a season

Now returned but I note as more appropriate
To the maturer mood impending thunder
With an indigo sky and the garden hushed except for
The treetops moving.

Then the curtains in my room blow suddenly inward,
The shrubbery rustles, birds fly heavily homeward,
The white flowers fade to nothing on the trees and rain comes
Down like a dropscene.

Now there comes catharsis, the cleansing downpour
Breaking the blossoms of our overdated fancies
Our old sentimentality and whimsicality
Loves of the morning.

Blackness at half-past eight, the night’s precursor,
Clouds like falling masonry and lightning’s lavish
Annunciation, the sword of the mad archangel
Flashed from the scabbard.

If only you would come and dare the crystal
Rampart of the rain and the bottomless moat of thunder,
If only now you would come I should be happy
Now if now only.

 

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Positive Motivation Tip:  Start the summer with zip and zeal and add a dose of gratitude to the mix.

Motivation Mondays is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
Email address: You may email or share your post as a comment and I will add it to the round-up of related posts. email it to: contact(@)mirthandmotivation(.)com
Category tag: – Share your post using Motivation Mondays
Twitter hashtag: – Use this on Twitter #MotvnM
Dedicated Page: There is a dedicated page for Motivation Mondays. It has the same instructions and will include other helpful tools and a link to the round-up
Facebook Page: MotivationOnMondays Join our page and add your post and/or any motivational piece you think will be helpful to others.
Facebook Community: We have a Facebook community forum to compliment the page. It serves as another way to share uplifting posts and thoughts. Please join in and add your voice.

Badge: – I created a fun badge using PicMonkey’s free photo editing tools. You can create your own, use WordPress’ integrated tool on your blog or you are welcome to use mine. (see dedicated page)
Tag: – Motivation Mondays
Hashtag: – #MotvnM

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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    10/06/2019 9:22 am

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