Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

Experience one beautiful thing a day. However small. However trivial. Read a poem. Play a favorite song. Laugh with a friend. Gaze at the sky just before the sun’s final tumble toward night. Watch a classic movie. Eat a slice of lemon drizzle cake. Whatever. Just give yourself one simple reminder that the world is full of wonders. Even if we are at a point in life where we can’t appreciate things, it sometimes helps to remember there are things in this world to enjoy, when we are ready.

—  Matt Haig, with “One Beautiful Thing” in “The Comfort Book” (Penguin Life, July 6, 2021)


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  1. Beautiful. I took it as well last night … 😊

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  2. wonderful to remember and beautiful advice

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  3. Beautiful outlook shared

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  4. Matt Haig is terrific – and writes from experience…and you and the moon? Perfect.

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  5. Only one beautiful thing a day?
    Have a happy week
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. Love, love, love this passage, and well, you know how I feel about the moon. Happy Monday, pal. This post has started my day on a magical note…..❤️

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  7. A lovely capture and nice reminder to start the week. Thanks DK

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  8. The beauty is always there our job is to make ourselves available for it. I am experiencing this more and more every day. Thank you for the wake-up call.

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wise, soothing, very much needed words … “Just give yourself one simple reminder that the world is full of wonders. Even if we are at a point in life where we can’t appreciate things, it sometimes helps to remember there are things in this world to enjoy, when we are ready.” — Matt Haig, with “One Beautiful Thing” in “The Comfort Book” (Penguin Life, July 6, 2021).

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  10. Here we are again, back to the “Positivity Journal.”

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  11. couldn’t agree more – and I love your moon photos!

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  12. Love this one. Stared into the sky this afternoon and noticed a sort of rainbow in the clouds…minutes later, gone.

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