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!
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!
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.
Great wisdom! And simple too.
Straight to the point and powerful! By the way, I’m reading this on a rainy Wednesday. : )