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Remembering That It's Worth It

My filthy Mazda is inspiring others today.

It has been frigid and gray in my home state of Minnesota for many (seemingly endless) days. Nearly every car on the road has a gross film of salt, dirt, and sadness covering it. We don’t even bother washing our vehicles when it is this icky outside because they just get dirty as soon as we drive away from the car wash.

As a professional inspirer, I find opportunities to spread sunshine whenever possible. When I saw the dirty rear end of my Mazda, I realized I could reframe the Winter Uglies for my fellow Minnesotans. I took my finger and wrote “MN” inside a heart with the words “WORTH IT!”. I’ve already had several people smile at it and say that they appreciated the reminder that we do, in fact, live in one of the best places in the world. Minnesota makes you work for her.

Everything worth having is worth paying a price for – from a healthy body to a healthy relationship to a healthy career. If it were easy, everybody would do it. As you navigate the dirty parts of your own journey, please remember that discomfort is temporary. This too shall pass, and sunshine and warmth are just around the corner. Until then, dear one, breathe, smile, and remember that your efforts are worth it.


Theresa Rose is a business motivational speaker, award-winning author and expert on mindful productivity who helps organizations and their teams make more time, get more done, earn more money and have more fun. Her mission is to inspire and energize as many people as humanly possible to make more mindful choices so that they may improve their lives, their businesses, and their world. For more information, visit

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