_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: January 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019


I guess I am a hugger.
I hadn't really given it any serious thought.  
It's just part of who I am.  
And not just with family.  
Unless friends, longtime friends, count as family.

What about you?
Are you a "hugger"?
Are you more of a touchy-feely kind of a person or more of a stand-offish person?
Do you react differently depending on who you are with?

Friday, January 25, 2019

Became a butterfly

Sometimes we just want to hide.
Sometimes things are just so difficult on us that we don't think there is anywhere we can go to be better, to feel better.  
We just want to curl up and forget there is an outside world.  
Just like the little caterpillar.

It is ok to feel this way sometimes.
It is ok to take time for yourself from time to time.

We just need to use that time to broaden our outlook and to emerge better than we were before without forgetting where we came from.......
So we can
Spread our wings and fly!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Be Nice even if you dislike someone

I wish it wasn't so, but there are some people that you just dislike and there is nothing you can do to change that fact.

It's not because of something specific that you or they have done or haven't done.  Its just because you are you and they are who they are.

Don't let this dislike color your thinking of who you are or what you want to do.  Stop letting it hold you back.  And yes, it is holding you back.

BE that Bigger person, you know that one that sometimes goes hiding inside you.

Besides, being nice is much easier on YOU.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr.

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day today.
Unfortunately I don't believe that many today know who he was and what he stood for.  For many its "just another day off".

It is a day to think about what he stood for and why we celebrate his life today.
He was an American Civil Rights activist who advocated for change in a non-violent way.

He was a great man.
Not a great black man 
a great MAN.

It has been said that through adversity our true character is born out.  I believe that statements like these showed just how deep he was.  He was not a fighter in the physical sense, but his mind and his statements show the true warrior that he was.

His teachings were so prophetic.
We need to be reminding what he has left us.

I will leave you with what I believe was one of the most telling of his quotes.
That even after all these many years, we still haven't learned this one very important fact.

Let us strive to learn this lesson and to start putting it into practice so that we can live in peace.
Let's make this year, the year that we make a difference.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Thoughts to help you live your life

I saw this on Facebook (I know but sometimes you can find interesting things there) and thought it was good enough to keep and to share.
I'm thinking that I should put this in a few places so that I can see it, review it each month (maybe even each week) so I don't forget these gems of wisdom.

It was originally Shared by Lifter UK. 
It was Written/Spoken by Regina Brett  who was 90 years old when she shared this … so she’s been around the block a time or two.

1) Life isn’t Fair, but it is STILL GOOD.
2) When in Doubt, just take the NEXT SMALL STEP.
3) Life is too short to waste time HATING ANYONE.
4) Don’t take yourself too seriously, NO ONE ELSE DOES.
5) Pay off your credit card EVERY MONTH.
6) You don’t have to win every argument, 
7) Cry WITH Someone it’s much more healing 
            THAN CRYING ALONE.
8) It’s OK to get angry with God, HE CAN TAKE IT.
9) SAVE for retirement starting with 
10) When it comes to Chocolate, RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
11) Make PEACE with YOUR PAST, 
              so it won’t SCREW UP the Present.
12) It’s OK to let your children SEE YOU CRY.
13) Don’t compare your life to others.   
               YOU HAVE NO IDEA what THEIR journey is all about.
14) If a relationship has to be a secret, 
               YOU SHOULDN’T BE IN IT.
15) Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  
               But don’t worry; GOD NEVER BLINKS.
16) LIFE is TOO SHORT for long pity parties.  
               Get busy LIVING or get busy DYING.
17) You CAN get through ANYTHING if you 
               STAY PUT in today!
18) A writer writes.  If YOU want to be a writer, WRITE.
19) It’s never too late to have a Happy Childhood.  
                But THE SECOND ONE is up to YOU and no one else.
20) When it comes to going after WHAT YOU LOVE IN LIFE, 
                Don’t take NO for an answer.
21) Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. 
                Don’t save it for a “special” occasion.  
                TODAY IS SPECIAL.
22) OVER-PREPARE.  Then go with the flow.
                Don’t wait for old age to wear PURPLE.
24) The most important sex organ … IS THE BRAIN.
25) No one is in charge of your happiness.  EXCEPT YOU.
26) Frame every so called “disaster” WITH THESE WORDS.  
27) Always CHOOSE LIFE.
28) FORGIVE everyone everything.
29) What other people think of you IS NONE of YOUR business.
30) Time heals almost everything.  GIVE TIME TIME.
31) However good or bad a situation is, IT WILL CHANGE.
32) Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  
                YOUR FRIENDS WILL.  Stay in touch.
33) Believe in MIRACLES.

Some of these I have believed in for a long time.
Some are going to be a bit harder to embrace, but I will because I do think overall she is correct.  

How about you?
Join me in embracing these every day?

Think about it ... I'm going to make sure that I am doing this, reviewing this on the first of every month.  
Let's start February 1st, if not before.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Let's make 2019 OUR year!

This one is perfect.
If you want to make 2019 your year (I know I want that) here is a great "road map" to follow.

Now some of these are really going to be pretty "easy".

Some of these are going to be difficult, but not impossible if you set out to do it.

And then there are going to be things that you think are completely IMPOSSIBLE.

But I am here to tell you they are not ... what you need to do is make a slight change in the "spelling" of that word ... and then it becomes I'mPossible.  Because YOU ARE.

I know I am trying because 2019 WILL be my year!
How about you?

Sunday, January 6, 2019

It's a new day

... and the start of a new week.

Time for a bit of inspiration to make today and the upcoming week the best it can be.

YOU have a choice every day.
Take your pick of those offered above and make it your mantra.

Time to Make a Difference.
Time to Dream Big.
Time to Never Give Up.
Time to Do Something Good.

Or maybe it's just 
Time to be Awesome 
and Be YOU.

YOU get to decide.

What did you decide for today?

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Year's Resolutions

did you make one?

If not, perhaps these might give you a little nudge to make one or more that are worth your effort.

I think that each of these are worth your time and effort.
I am going to be keeping each of these in mind during 2019 
and will try to keep at least 3 of the 10.
But my goal is to keep all 10!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Do your best TODAY

I know I have been guilty of this from time to time.
I get so caught up in the preparation I forget about the current day, week, month trying to make everything perfect.

So now I will keep this one in front of me all the time.
Maybe even print it out and put it in my office cube so others can be reminded too.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

We wanted to stop and wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

Hopefully 2019 will be the best one yet!
THIS is the best way to start 2019.

If you haven't done this yet ... TODAY is the day.  Don't let yourself get bogged down with all these nasty things from 2018.  Let's start the year off right.

Let's make 2019 OUR YEAR ... here's a great way to do it.

As for me, among other things, I will promise to try and post more this year (if its not as eventful as last year) with more inspirational posts .. pictures and quotes and all around feel good moments and more reviews and more items from Tupperware and Limelife.