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Make TODAY the DAY!



Dr. Cliff Arnall was enlisted by UK-based Sky Travel to determine the gloomiest day of the year, using mathematical calculations to establish what is now known as Blue Monday. Sky Travel designated the third Monday as the most depressing day of the year, a day when the cold of winter takes hold, individuals grapple with post-Christmas debt, and New Year resolutions are broken.


On days such as this, when the weather was bleak and chilly, the students of Hillside Park Elementary were granted a special invitation. It was a TODAY day, and as their teacher recited the poem TODAY by Jean Little, the students couldn't help but join in with laughter, fully aware that it would be a day focused on fun, leisure, math puzzles and more. Focusing on outcomes would be left for another day.


I invite you to read this poem with the heart and light of your inner child. Allow the words to take hold allowing you the opportunity to focus on what you want to do or Not. Maybe you just want to rest! Go ahead, have a TODAY Day or any other day of your choosing!


TODAY


TODAY I will not live up to my potential

TODAY I will not relate well to my peer group.

TODAY I will not contribute in class.

I will not volunteer one thing.

TODAY I will not strive to do better.

TODAY I will not achieve or adjust or grow enriched or get involved.

I will not put my hand up even it the teacher is wrong

and I can prove it.


Today I might eat the eraser off my pencil.

I'll look at clouds.

I'll be late.

I don't think I 'll wash.


I NEED A REST.


by: Jean Little








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Love this poem, it truly is great, however it did make me smile and I love that there can be a today day. Mental health is do do important in self care but we have to put the work in and use whatever mindful tool you can possibly think of. Life changing if we make the choice to do so . Faith keep it close to your heart.

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