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Motivation Mondays: Tips For June

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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


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


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



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


Motivation Mondays: Tips For June & Juneteeth Day
Motivation Mondays: Tips For June & Juneteeth Day

Tips For June: – Stay informed and catch up on facts and figures. Did you know that June is also the month we celebrate Juneteenth Day? Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Liberation Day, is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. Use the following hashtags to share it on Twitter #JuneteenthDay #juneteenth2020 #juneteenth
READ: The History and Meaning of Juneteenth




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.

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


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  • I can’t believe that it’s already midyear. It’s crazy how time flies. I’m glad though that for most of the things that I need to accomplish, I have been doing pretty well.

  • June is the first month of a summer break and it is so nice to spend this days with more time, activities and adventures with our loved ones and friends. Aside from that I also consider this month as a perfect time for me to revisit my 2019 goals.

  • Such beautiful pictures and poetry (one can never go wrong with an Emily Dickinson poem). I love the idea of reevaluating goals and making time for some reflection and gratitude in June, especially as it marks the halfway point of the year.

  • June means we are halfway through the year and great to look back and create plan of action for the next half of the year

  • aaah Summer, its definitely my favourite time of the year. unfortunately I live innAustralia and its the end of autumn here… enjoy the flowers! 🙂

  • A fresh season is a great time to revisit old goals and set new ones! Summer is my fave season! The sun always perks me up!

  • My fave month of the year is June. It’s also my birth month, June 19 to be exact. I wishing you all a happy June. Hopefully it will be a great month for everyone.

  • Cannot believe it is already June and half way through the year! Crazy! Such a beautiful poem that reflects the month of june

  • I think June is the perfect time to reflect on the past months of the current year. We are halfway done with 2019 and what have we accomplished so far? I need to re-assess my life goals today. This post is a great reminder.

  • I think the best thing any of us can do in June is take full advantage of Juneteenth. It’s important to remain grateful for what we have in our lives.

  • Thanks for the Monday motivation tips! Definitely going to jump back into my workout routine.

  • June is one of my favorite months! It really kicks off the summer and gets the vacation desires going! Happy summer!

  • That’s very true. June is a good month to get back into exercise. I hope the weather improves so I can get more power walks in.

  • I love the month of June. Here in the Northeast, the cold weather tends to hang around longer than most places, so, when June arrives, it signals the beginning of warmer temperatures and more time outside.

  • I know for myself I need to revisit my goals for 2019, especially since the year is halfway over. I can honestly say that I’m pretty proud of myself, I’ve accomplished some of my goals and so it’s time to set new ones. There is still a lot I want to accomplish and I’m definitely grateful for the all the amazing things that have occurred.

  • Very great content! Motivation Monday alone should get me through Motivation Tuesday thru Sunday!

  • All those wonderful poems and yet June’s weather is yet to cooperate. At least I have my June birthday to look forward to.

  • There’s so much to get excited for in June. We have officially entered Summer Break here in Florida.

  • June is a great time to revisit goals for the year. We’re at the half-way mark. Excited to continue to crush them.

  • Thank you for this Awesome June motivation. I love it especially starting my daily exercise again. Cheers!

  • I love the month of June. My oldest’s birthday is today, so it has always been a month of celebrating him. Plus, it’s summer and we love summer days together when they aren’t in school and we can go to the pool and vacation.

  • Reading your article is relaxing and motivating. Looking forward to your next sharing,

  • I love June and the summer season. It is the time where there are many flowers bloom and perfect for beach getaway 🙂

  • the year is halfway over and this is where people panic about hitting goals…but its also an opportunity to keep going or to start over if you made a mistake…

  • We are already in our halfway of this year. Let us start our June with positivity. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips to make our month even better.

  • Whats great about a June is you get a chance to accomplish what you couldn’t in the previous months. I hope this month will bring us lots of great opportunities.

  • June is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities and make plans for vacation travel!

  • I love all these tips for June! I especially love how you mention revisiting the goals we set for the beginning of the year, great idea!

  • June is one of my favourite months of the year… I love the summertime! I have been looking at my goals for the year and have taken steps towards reaching them over the last couple of days, so am feeling pretty positive right now!

  • Really beautiful poems! And a perfect motivation starter for the month of June. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • June is such a wonderful month full of promise of this to do for the summer! I really enjoyed the poems!

  • I like what you said about June being the halfway of the year so a good time to reflect on where I am at with my goals… it looks like a mixed bag right now!

  • There is a June by Emily Dickinson….that is exactly what I needed for my very slow start to the month, June!

  • June is defintiely a pause month for me where i reflect on the things ive done in the past 6 months. And a month of restrategizing to make my rest of the year productive.

  • June is spring time and it’s the time to restart again with your goals. It’s fun to see the beauty of the nature blooms while you also grow as human being.

  • I love June! It’s our wedding month, and we’re celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary this year. 🙂

  • I agree with you, June is the perfect month to reflect on the past few months and consider what you want to change for the future!

  • Such beautiful poems you’ve shared today. I needed the motivation to get up on getting cracking on my June to do list.

  • I am enjoying all of the flowers in June. I am growing a few and just enjoy sitting on my patio smelling them and enjoying the beauty.

  • I can’t believe that it is already June! I love this time of year when all the flowers are blooming and the evenings are light.

  • wonderful tips for june! as we are officially over half way thru with 2019, i think it’s a great time to reflect on our achievements and all that 🙂

  • O yes I still can’t believe June is here and it’s summer time. Sure am coming back for some tips.

  • To read these lines always give a nice moments. I usually read it twice to get more understanding.

  • I would need to revisit my goals for the year. It’s already mid-year and I have not cross checked most of them yet. Time to so that I get get more done and be more productive even as we approach the second half.

  • I am SO ready for June and Summer to begin. No big plans other than a trip to Chicago, but I aim to make the most of the back garden, pool, and beautiful California weater!

  • I always love reading your post where I find the greatest inspirations and the most beautiful poems. I love this quote: “Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” M. F. K. Fisher

  • Can’t believe that we’re halfway through the year already. I am reviewing my goals and editing them as I go along.

  • June is indeed Jazzy June. A Memory Of June by Claude McKay is such a beautiful poem.

  • Such a nice poem about June..😊 Such an exciting month. I would definitely revisit my goals for the year.

  • Nice tips on how to enjoy the month of June. Time flew so fast. We should enjoy each day we have.

  • It’s wedding month again. I love this month so much, even if festival month ends, the classes starts anyway, busy kids are on its way. 😊

  • It is hard to believe we are in June already, I am so ready for the summer season to start and enjoy warm sunny days out x

  • As this article suggests, I’m going to revisit my goals during the month of June. This will help greatly!

  • I am so excited for the possiblities of the month of June! Kids are out of school and we don’t have a schedule. I hope you have a successful month!

  • I love reading from you, very interesting poems and quite enjoyable as well. Thanks

  • I love your tips! June is one of my favorite months. I have a lot on my agenda!

  • The memory of June poem is so beautiful and accurate. Can’t wait to see what June has in store!

  • It is not a secret that I love reading your Monday motivation posts! This one is awesome as usual. Thanks a lot.

  • I love June. It’s one of my favorite months because the weather is just right and I can relax and plan for fall.

  • I love June, as it’s when the weather tends to break toward warm but not sweltering. It’s one of the best months for outdoors and blooming flowers, as shown in your post!!

  • Your tips for June and sharp and on point. It’s my favorite month, it is so full of joy and fun!

  • Thank you for always reminding us with all these tips! Will definitely revisit may 2019 goals!

  • A much needed dose of positivity that I didn’t know I needed. Thank you for this.

  • This post makes me want to start writing poetry again! Thank you for bringing back a passion of mine!

  • I love how this post is just so positive and uplifting. It’s necessary for people to be reminded that new beginnings are always a possibilty.

  • June is always a really busy month for me, that I prefer to stay busy. I’m always ready for a vacation after though.

  • I love this post and I can really say time flies so fast. Summer break is already here it means no need to wake up early to prepare things for kids going to the school. Aside from that I will be having a lot of time spending time with them and also a lot of time for myself and time to revisit my 2019 goals.

  • Your blog has a lot of beautiful thoughts and ideas. Thank you for sharing the lovely poetry.

  • Gratitude is such an important thing in life. Finding things to be gratified for is important. And taking time to smell the flowers and appreciate the small things is also very important for a reboot.

  • You are right june is a great time to revisit goals for the year! Lovely, inspiring post – Happy JUNE!

  • I can’t believe June is here and it’s summer time. The year keeps going faster. Am just Grateful for everything.

  • I love June because it is starting of Summer & a lot of sunshine! My favorite part is going to a beach with family!

  • This post is really informative and positive in its own way. Motivation is such a beautiful thing.

  • Such a nice poem.. I love the month of June. Actually all of the months, it all has its different exciting events and days..

  • We often set goals in January and June is a great time to revisit them; make changes and get remotivated if necessary.

  • Always looking for more motivation because Mondays are the worst! Thanks for sharing!

  • June is such a happy month, full of joy and hope. at least to me. your tips sound awesome!

  • June always reminds me of a refresh since it is spring time and everything is starting to really bloom after winter.

  • enjoyed my read & gained motivation & inspiring vibes from this sharing. Thanks for sharing this! cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  • you always pick the most amazing poems to accompany your posts. can’t wait to see what you select to share next 👊

  • June is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s the first month of the summer season and I liked the reminder to revisit goals and progress toward achieving our goals.

  • In May and June Switzerland is covered by flowers. Get in the summer looking for the perfume of the season is a fantastic motivations for it.

  • Nice tips.Summer is started, I do gardening in it. I love the poems you have shared here.

  • June is a distracted month for me since it is too hot where I stay and so I need lot of motivation. Thanks for sharing

  • I really enjoyed the poems that you added to this article. For me, June is all about Gratitude. We survived the flood (#NebraskaStrong) and are continuing to work on rebuilding. We are so grateful for the things we still have and the ability to rebuild.

  • Honestly, I hate summer.. I don’t like the heat.. I dislike sweating..What I love about summer is the flowers that blooms.. Beautiful colors around.. Everything is so alive.. Here in Philippines, summer starts by March… June here is the start of rainy season – which I really like.

  • everyone is waiting for summer.. I am not a fan of summer but i go out with some friends.. Beach is always our destination. This year we want to make a difference . We are looking for a sunflower garden to visit.. It’s a wonderful world we have.

  • What beautiful writings, summer inspires to live life, after strong and sad winters. June is definitely a month to celebrate life!

  • I love the tip to look back and reflect on the year and goals. Great photos for June, it really shows off all the blooming and brightness of the month.

  • June is the perfect beginning of summertime and yes gratitude in June is going to be a goal of mine

  • Great motivational post especially reminding us of goals we have set. Really enjoyed the poems too 😊

  • June is a busy season here in the Philippines – the start of school year, though school vacation is ended but still a lovely month to meet new friends!

  • It is always a joy to see someone sharing a poem by Emily Dickinson, one of my favourites poet. She has such insight into life – and death. I’ve read a lot of Macniece and I can never quite decide whether I like his poetry or not but I rather like June Thunder. I suppose the idea of washing away the preconceptions and hangups of the past appeals to me.

  • June is month that we’ve desire. This is that time of the year where we get to see many flowers and how they bloom. And the time for family outing is inevitable.

  • June is a great month and always be thankful for all blessings and chances lovely this post today.

  • Thanks for this great reminder. Stopping to smell the flowers is so important. There is beauty all around us and sometimes we just pass it by with our busy lives.

  • Love reading your posts more so the comments underneath.. Is really a good freshener after a hard day.. 🙂

  • I love how you always include a poem as well as dates for us to remember! Thanks for being so uplifting!


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  • what an inspiring post that is well written which have given me the encouragement that I need to keep going on my journey with my blog. And how my summer in june is going to turn out to be.

  • My goals for June are just to enjoy the here and now. I have some fun vacations coming up but I need to live for today too.

  • These all serve as great motivation to make June the best month ever. Thank you for including poems from so many great writers.

  • June is my favourite month. Nature is at its best
    and as you rightly wrote: it is the best time to pause and smell the flowers

  • Thanks for always providing a great deal of inspiration and opportunities to think!

  • Summer is indeed here, at least where I am. Today it hit 101 F! Time to get the summer clothes out, get the BBQ going and plan some pool days!

  • Winter is my least favorite season, so going into June makes me excited. Love the collection of poetry especially there is june when corn is cut.

  • June in Sydney is packed with fun festivals, gigs and other interesting events! June is really one of my favourite time of the year here!

  • What a great way to celebrate the month of June. I am inspired to make the most of the month.

  • June is one of my favorite month. Summer season already start and I have more time to spend with my kids. Every one is so excited for summer activities. SO I always make sure that we have the best memories during this Month,

  • June is my favorite month of the year. I am a big fan of ushering in summer, and of celebrating a loved one who has a birthday right now too! You’re right about revisiting goals and exercise as well. What better time to make sure goals are up and going than mid-year!!

  • Those are very touching poems about June, especially the one by Emily Dickinson. Reading your articles always leaves me feeling motivated and grateful.

  • Ahh, yes! It’s time to revisit goals for this year and assess if I’ve reached any or I will need to set new ones.

  • I love the poem We Real Cool! I heard it for the first time in my 11th grade English class

  • We can take time to smell the flowers in June, yes. I need to do that and its something I would love to do. I been working way too hard this year.

  • In our workplace, June is the last month of our fiscal year. It’s a great time to allow yourself to create things you might not normally create — or make progress in directions you wouldn’t otherwise prioritize. Next month will be another year for us, New chance and new projects to work for.

  • I’m hoping my June will start seeing glimpses of summer soon. Rain and cold so far but us Brits never give up hope. While I wait for the birds and the sun to return I’ll indulge in some wine and cheese as per M. F. K. Fisher!

  • In my part of the world, the month of June ushers in the rainy season. I am excited to hear the raindrops again and to see the plants come alive after a long, hot and dry summer. June makes me reflect on the first half of the year that has passed by so quickly. I have come to know that I am off-track again, healthwise, but I will do my best to be healthier towards the end of this year.

  • I love summer! These are some great stories and poems about this glorious season!

  • This is so wonderful, June is really a fabulous month to enjoy. I am loving the change in weather here in NH.

  • We all need to take time and appreciate this beautiful earth we live in. We take it for granted and abuse it. We need to be more considerate.

  • This are definitely great tips for June but also for the year. Would always have this at hand.

  • I love summer and making the most of these beautiful days! The end of the school year is so crazy and then there is some relief in summertime from the busy school year schedule.

  • What a beautiful poem that was. June has been a real wash out over here in the UK and I am struggling with my mental health as a result. I suffer with SAD so need all the inspiration I can get – thank you!

  • I love June myself! It feels so cheery and light, not too hot and not cold. The days are longer and I feel happier. 🙂

  • Thank you for the reminders and tips! Love the poem by Louis Macneice that you shared. It’s really beautiful.

  • June is my birth month and I love being a summer child. As the middle of the year, June is a great month indeed to rethink about the plans we’ve made in January.

  • Love the use of poetry to inspire motivation; I’m a big fan of Brooks and Dickinson! And poetry is just an overlooked genre so I love how your selections reflect renewal and fresh starts of the summer season.

  • I love the poems so beautifully written and bear such an important message. June was a great month for me and I hope August will be as well

  • The brightness of summer really brings so much smiles to many. For some, it’s always time for adventure and exploring the outdoors; and even exercising. I love that you’ve mentioned about revisiting our goals for the year.

  • June here in Australia is the beginning of winter (totally opposite!). It is my first time to experience winter, and you couldn’t blame me if I go crazy for winter fashion now 🙂

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