Well, here we are. Another Monday. If you struggle to get out of bed, like most, take heart. Even Marcus Aurelius needed to give himself a pep talk.
You don’t even need that today. Today, you get to lounge around in your pajamas. This Monday is a holiday because some guy did something a million years ago. Does it even impact my life? Well, I get a holiday…
But, of course, today isn’t just another banker’s holiday. Many have the day off thanks to the achievements of great, historic figure. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you don’t know who he is, open your Facebook. I’m sure someone has posted something about him. (Also, who hasn’t heard of MLK?)
So, as you enjoy your day off, take a moment and pause your relaxation to thank Dr. King for his accomplishments and perhaps take the time to read some of his speeches or writings. Much like the words from our founding fathers, I don’t think his have become any less relevant as time marches on.
If nothing else, perhaps they will inspire you to greatness today (or, at the very least, let you enjoy the pleasure of a Monday outside of the office [that should, hopefully, motivate you to get out of bed]).