Monday Motivation: Inspirational Quotes from Strong Men and Women

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Mondays can be tough, so how can you start the week off on the right foot? You just need a little bit of motivation!  We are starting an ongoing series to provide Monday Motivation that will help you approach each new week with excitement and purpose. We’ll share quotes that move us and inspiring stories from our incredible 3-Day family.

This week, in honor of one of the most quoted speakers of the last century, we are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a list of quotes that we love. These come from strong women who have all made notable contributions to their fields, and have some serious knowledge on strength, passion and love. Let their words pump up your morning, day and week.

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It’s a brand-new Monday – Let’s get out there and make the most of it!

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” – Tory Burch

“Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” – Helen Keller

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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”– Maya Angelou

“Light tomorrow with today.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way.” – Victoria Justice

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“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.”  – Ingrid Bergman

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge

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What are some of your favorite quotes that help you hit the ground running (or walking!) on Monday mornings?

I Carry Your Heart on the 3-Day

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2017!

As we start another year of walking, fundraising and fighting breast cancer, it’s important to take this transitional time to look back—and look forward.

Last year, we had more than 6,500 walkers and 1,800 crew members at our seven walks. We had countless first-time walkers and even more returning veterans who walked 60 miles in sun and rain, up hills and through city streets.

All of this, every step and night spent in a pink tent, all is going towards a common purpose. It’s all adding up to one huge impact that will help Komen reach their Bold Goal: to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026.

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It’s important to always keep that goal in mind. It’s also important to keep those affected by breast cancer in your hearts. Survivors, families, friends, and especially those who have been lost.

A few years ago, we created a video of walkers who took part in the 3-Day in memory of a loved one lost. They carry the memory of those people in their hearts. They told us their stories, and read passages from the famous E.E. Cummings poem, [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]. It’s a powerful message to never forget why we walk.

 

I know I personally am honored to be the 3-Day’s Senior Social Media Coordinator this year! I am new to the 3-Day team, but I am thrilled to be working with such an amazing community. Your dedication, positive attitude and support of each other are at the heart of our cause. Each and every one of you are the reason I love my job!

I am looking forward to getting to know and connecting with all of you throughout this season and whole year. Whether this is your first walk or you are a seasoned veteran, I am here to answer your questions, help you achieve your fundraising goals, and share all your accomplishments with our online community. Follow along with our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube to catch all our great posts leading up to, during and after the 3-Day!

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Until I can meet you at one of the upcoming 2017 3-Days, I know you all will be carrying love in your hearts, just as I carry it in mine. You will be carrying the love of those who walk alongside you, who walked before you, and in whose memory you walk.

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done

by only me is your doing,my darling)

                                                      i fear

no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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12 Things to Say to the Person You Want to Walk With You

Right now, all over the country, 3-Day participants are busy recruiting friends and family members to their teams. We’ve shared some great tips in other blog posts (here, here and here) about how to talk someone into walking with you, but for today, we’re offering a few short easy phrases that might just be the perfect thing to say. Try some of them or all of them on the person you want to walk with you!

  1. “Our team would be so much more fabulous with you on it!”2015_3DAY_SEAsun_EDB  (589)
  2. “Talking with you is one of my favorite things to do, and I would love 3 solid, uninterrupted days of it.”
  3. “Please. Pretty please!”
  4. “Have I told you how great you look in pink?”2015_3DAY_SDfri_EDB  (367)
  5. “It would mean so much to me if you were by my side.”
  6. “I promise to give you foot massages whenever you need them.”
  7. “We are going to have an insane amount of fun.”2015_3DAY_SDfri_EDB  (609)
  8. “I’ll help you with fundraising and training. You won’t be alone!”
  9. “There’s no one else I’d rather share a tiny pink tent with.”
  10. “I want us to walk together in honor of [someone you both know who has been affected by breast cancer].”2015_3DAY_DFWsun_EDB (530)
  11. “Your plane ticket won’t cost you anything!”*
  12. “The 3-Day will change your life. I promise.”2015_3DAY_SEAsun_EDB  (1038)

What else could you say? If you’ve been successful with building your team, tell us what recruitment strategies worked for you!

 

*That’s right! First-time walkers who sign up for the 3-Day by March 24 with the code BYB16 will receive a free plane ticket to travel to their 3-Day destination. Details can be found at The3Day.org/Bestie

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