It's Not About the Likes

It’s Not About the Likes

“If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and would achieve nothing.” ― Margaret Thatcher The votes came in, and I took second place in the category of “Best Dressed  Girl” in my senior class. Vicky had more votes, in my opinion, more likes, and […]

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Back to School Traditions for Life

“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book There is no mistaking what time of year it is: Clothes, backpacks, and hair all look like they’ve been given a lot of thought, even the messy looking kids have planned the look to make their statement, and the […]

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Achieving Success…More than Eating Bonbons

“If you want to be a good writer, you are not going to become one by always going to the movies and eating bonbons. You have to sit down and write, which can be frustrating, and yet without that you would not get that good result.” ~Archbishop Desmond Tutu Few, if any, of the most […]

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From Crisis to Success

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh   It’s one of my favorite toys that only comes out of storage during December because it happens to be red and green.  A red base with green tree trunks […]

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And She Laughed…

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”― Victor Hugo When I was in college, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I was taking a health class at the time, and I chose to write a paper about the disease for one of our assignments in hopes of finding some piece of information […]

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Thoughts to Encourage

Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats

Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford

The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing helps like a good nap…

Birds are Beautiful

A Dog is Faithful…