Happy Monday TORQUE Tribe! I know Monday’s usually get a bad rep, but let’s try and change that! Today I am happy to introduce you to, Mantra Monday’s. Like many of you, I am a lover of Mantra Bands. (You can pick up your favorite ones at the studio!) There are just SO many good ones to pick from, but it’s time to make our own. Time to build our own collections of Mantra’s. What are the things that THIS tribe wears on our sleeves? What do we want to be known for? Who are we when no one is watching? Sometimes these “mantras” come into our lives when we least expect it. They hit you and then you find yourself living by them. They slowly start to become your everything, they become you.
For those of you who don’t know me that well, I am an Elementary Education major at Penn State. So, I do a lot of reading (picture books mainly, if I’m being honest), but this past week I had to read the book Wonder. It was amazing! (10/10 from this future teacher!) But as I was reading, this one quote really resonated with me. It was short. It was sweet. But it was powerful. It stated, “ Your deeds are your monuments”. Let that sink in for a second. When I read it, it took me back. At first, I was shocked by two things. The first being that something this powerful was in a children's book. The second being that it meant so much to me. That something intended for a completely different audience impacted me. That’s when it hit me. Even when things aren’t meant for you, they still impact you. In that moment, I was reminded of my favorite mantra, one that I live by; everything happens for a reason. I was supposed to read this page. It was supposed to make an imprint on my heart. But why? I didn’t know yet. Fast forward a couple days and I’m in spin class on Sunday morning (Jess, girl you killed it!). We were almost to the end of class and she said that bettering ourselves has an impact that sometimes we lose sight of. That while we are bettering ourselves, we are also bettering the people we surround ourselves with. It’s a domino effect. Our deeds, our actions, they impact people. They leave lasting impressions. They define who you are and what you stand for. This is your life. Each and everyday you get to chose who you are to the world. Be someone who rises above. Be someone who shows love. Be someone who makes an impact.
So, give this Monday a chance. Show it some love. I challenge you this week, to dig a little deeper. Find what makes your heart happy. Try and make your deeds ones that reflect who you are on the inside. All of you, no matter where you are in life, need to believe that deep down inside of you, you are capable of only beautiful things. So, go out there and spread love and compassion through actions. Be someone to someone this week. Show them that TORQUE love you all contain. And before you know it, all of those actions will become a beautiful monument, YOU!
As always, sending love and good vibes to you all, wherever you may be!
P.S. check out this song for that last little push to go out and make an impact!