Louise Hart quote: why is self-esteem important

Louise Hart said: Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.

Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness.

Louise Hart

Happy Bench Monday

Child stepping on low wooden bench fence
Child stepping on low wooden bench fence

Steve Jobs quote: when following your heart and intuition

Steve Job said: Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

Happy Bench Monday

lady standing on a stone bench as she holds an Apple paper bag
lady standing on a stone bench as she holds an Apple paper bag

Paula Abdul quote: what feels on the dance floor

Paula Abdul said: I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it.

I can’t wait to be back on the dance floor.  I feel really good about it.

Paula Abdul

April 29th: Happy World Dance Day

Young girl wearing tap dancing shoes atop a yellow bench
Young girl wearing tap dancing shoes atop a yellow bench

Pablo Picasso quote: what every child is

Pablo Picasso said: Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

March 15th is World Art Day. Happy International Day of Art!

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Happy Bench Monday Art Day!

girl holding art materials while sitting on a bench
Little girl sitting on a park table-bench while holding her art materials

Terri Guillemets quote: what to give your stress

Terri Guillemets said: Give your stress wings and let it fly away.

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.

Terri Guillemets
Lady stands beside a black owl figurine on a park bench
Lady standing beside a black porcelain owl figurine on a park bench

Ashton Eaton quote: key to deal with stress

Ashton Eaton said: My key to dealing with stress is simple – just stay cool and stay focused.

My key to dealing with stress is simple: just stay cool and stay focused.

Ashton Eaton

Happy Bench Monday

lady on a bench while holding her cup of coffee
Lady sitting on a wooden bench by the lake while holding a cup of coffee

Happy Bench Monday Thank A Mailman Day

February 4th is Thank Your Mailman, Postman or Mail Crarrier Day. Go ahead and do so on this day. 🤓

February 4th is Thank Your Mailman, Postman or Mail Crarrier Day. Go ahead and do so on this day.

But for today, Happy Bench Monday! 🤓

Mailman holding his bag of mail while standing on a bench beside a package
Mailman holding his bag of mail while standing on a bench beside a package

Happy Bench Monday

January 21st is National Hugging Day… An unknown author said: A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms.

January 21st is National Hugging Day.

Happy Bench Monday today and Hug Day tomorrow!

Little Mnimi girl and family sitting on a swinging bench in a bird farm
Dec. 30, 2014, Little Mnimi girl and family sitting on a swinging bench in a bird farm

A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms.

Unknown Author

Happy Bench Monday

The 2nd Monday of January is National Clean Off Your Desk Day.

Go ahead; clean your desks. Declutter for a better focus. What a good way to start your work week!

Happy Bench Monday Clean Off Your Desk Day!

Mnimi, showing her cleaned off desk in her bedroom
Mnimi, standing on her chair for Bench Monday

Helen Keller quote: what constitutes true happiness

Helen Keller said: Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Helen Keller

Happy Bench Monday

Lady, wearing orange sandals, stands atop a red brick bench
Lady, wearing orange sandals, stands atop a red brick bench

B. B. King quote: the blues tonic for your ailment

Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.

B. B. King

Happy Monday Blues!

Man, wearing blue jeans and black sneakers, stands on top of a concrete bench
Man, wearing blue jeans and black sneakers, stands on top of a concrete bench

Joey King quote: reaction to rejection

Joey King said: Don’t get discouraged from all the rejection.

Don’t get discouraged from all the rejection.

Joey King
Lady, wearing stone-washed slim-fit jeans, standing on red-painted concrete staircase
Lady, wearing stone-washed slim-fit jeans, standing on red-painted concrete staircase

Andrew Carnegie quote: what to do to be happy

Andrew Carnegie said: If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

Andrew Carnegie
Lady, in ripped blue jeans and brown sandals, sitting on a park table-bench
Lady, in ripped blue jeans and brown sandals, sitting on a park table-bench

Franklin Roosevelt quote: where happiness lies

Franklin Roosevelt said:

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Happy Bench Monday

Lady, wearing black strappy high heels, sitting on a log bench
Lady, wearing black strappy high heels, sitting on a log bench

Max Muller quote: what a flower and man need

Max Fuller said: Man, wearing storm trooper sneakers, stands on a wooden bench fence

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

Max Muller

Happy Bench Monday

Man, wearing storm trooper sneakers, stands on a wooden bench fence
Man, wearing storm trooper sneakers, stands on a wooden bench fence

Earl Nightingale quote: your problem

Earl Nightingale said: Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

Earl Nightingale
ady reaching down while standing on a concrete bench
lady reaching down while standing on a concrete bench

Walt Disney quote: happiness the way you look at things

Walt Disney said: Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.

Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.

Walt Disney
lady standing cross-legged on a pink wooden bench
A lady stands cross-legged on a pink wooden bench in a Japanese park

Happy Bench Monday

William Penn quote: what we want most

William Penn said: Time is what we want most but what we use worst.

Time is what we want most but what we use worst.


William Penn
Girl, holding a round red wall clock while standing on an old wooden bench

Happy Bench Monday Daylight Saving Time!

Happy DST!

Tom Hodgkinson quote: genius idea of a bench

Tom Hodgkinson said: Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.

Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.

Tom Hodgkinson
Man using his mobile phone as he sits on a wooden bench by a stone walkway
Man using his mobile phone as he sits on a wooden bench by a stone walkway

Happy Bench Monday!

Happy Bench Monday: sun-wind allegory

Mahatma Gandhi said: The future depends on what you do today. Happy Bench Monday!

It is a cold afternoon – the wind 💨 seems angry but the sun 😎 appears delighted.

Mnimi girl wears her blue parka over a red vest. Her blue mini skirt complements over a pair of gray leggings. She shows off her at-the-moment-favorite red sneakers 👟 as she stands on a bench in a quiet park. The gushing breeze is the only sound. It pushes her but she hesitates… 🙅🏻‍♀️

“Not today,” she says. “Nothing’s gonna put me down.”

Wishing for a warm springtime 💐 when it comes… But for now, she keeps herself warm and comfy for it doesn’t look like it’s fast-forwarding. She relies on her thick fur-lined coat 🧥 to break the wind when it charges again.

Nasty wind. Happy sun. Persistent winter. Future spring. Allegory.

The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Bench Monday!

Mnimi girl in blue, gray and red, standing on a park bench on a windy-but-bright afternoon
Mnimi girl in blue, gray and red, standing on a bench on a windy-but-bright afternoon

Happy Bench Monday Drink Wine Day

February 18th is Drink Wine Day. 🍷 Please drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive. Cheers 🥂 Photo: Lady holding two wine glasses as she sits on a low white bench; two bottles of red wine sit on the floor, one almost empty, while red-and-green dark chocolate kisses scatter

February 18th is Drink Wine Day. 🍷

Please drink responsibly.
Don’t drink and drive.

Cheers 🥂

Lady sitting on a white bench while holding two wine glasses; two bottle of wine and red-and-green chocolate kisses scattered on the floor
Photo: Lady holding two wine glasses as she sits on a low white bench; two bottles of red wine sit on the floor, one almost empty, while red-and-green dark chocolate kisses scatter

Happy Bench Monday Get Out Your Guitar Day

February 11th is Get Out Your Guitar Day.

…and make music. 🎶

The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.     

Brian May

Guitars have been the obsession of my life. I first picked one up at the age of four and Ive been a guitar junkie ever since.

Johnny Marr

Happy Bench Monday! 🎸
Happy Get Out Your Guitar Day!

man standing on a bench in a park while holding a guitar
Man standing on a bench in a park while holding a guitar for Get Out Your Guitar Day
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