Wisdom for a Rainy Monday or Anyday 4


On a rainy, dreary Monday morning, I thought I’d share this bit of wisdom I overheard while waiting on a bus recently.  (I’m attempting to clean up all most of the papers on my desk so I can find some notes I lost.)  In the process I found the following that I’d written on a scrap of paper.)  I wrote this down as I was hearing it.  Profanity included because that’s how it was delivered.



“I don’t know how you wake up in the morning and be evil.   (The guy who said it had spoken to a woman who rebuffed him.) You ought to be happy when you wake up.  When I wake up in the morning, I’m a happy motherf****r ‘cause I woke up.  Some people don’t wake up.  They wake up dead.  When I wake up, I’m happy ‘cause I woke up.  I got people who love me and even if I didn’t, I love my motherf***ing self.”


I couldn’t have delivered this message more powerfully – so here you go – my Monday ray of sunshine!

About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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4 thoughts on “Wisdom for a Rainy Monday or Anyday

  • Cheryl

    I like, “Wake up dead.” Actually I wake up grateful but not necessarily in a good mood. I’m just not a morning person. I saw two side-by-by side cartoons. One picture shows a guy getting out of bed with the caption, “Good God, morning.” The other picture had the caption, “Good, God. Morning.” What a difference punctuation (and outlook) makes!

  • Carolyn

    You are so right, the message is simple, powerful, and succinctly stated. I say, “Thank You” each and every morning and throughout the day. And the brother is right, Love begins with the love and appreciation of one’s self.