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Q-Tip 10/9/17

Happy Monday my dear friends, Every week I begin our letter with my dear friends, so I thought our message today should focus on just that. SHARING WITH FRIENDS “Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.” (Cicero)   When something wonderful happens to us, it may not seem real until we can tell our friends about it. Their happiness for us deepens and intensifies our pleasure. When something bad happens to us, we search out our [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 10/2/17

Good Morning My friends,   Happy October and fall. What a beautiful season we are starting, the air is crisp, leaves are starting to turn to some of the most beautiful colors imaginable. This leads me to our letter of motivation today. It is all about what we see and do and how we perceive things. CHANGING PERSPECTIVE “A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.” (James Lowell) What makes a weed different from a flower, except the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 9/25/17

Happy Monday my friends, Here we are, another month end so our messages for today are various quotes but with the same ultimate encouragement on our path to being the special people we were meant to be. LILAC AND LAVENDAR: A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 9/18/17

Happy Monday My Friends, Do you wake up some mornings and think, "OH NO, here I go again, another day, wonder what is going to happen today.” Thinking about the day ahead negatively?  But what if you were to wake up each morning and think, "what a great day this is going to be," instead. That first thought as you begin your day may change the entire outcome. Do you want to approach it in a good frame of mind, [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 9/11/17

Happy Monday My Friends, Today’s message is about a sense of accomplishment and one of the ways we can make this happen for ourselves. BEATING THE COMPETITION “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” (William Faulkner) Sports has given us the concept of “personal best,” the idea that our most important competition is with ourselves. Can we do better today then we did yesterday? Can we do even better tomorrow? [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 9/5/17

Happy Tuesday my friends, Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Today’s message centers on a feeling we all encounter, but it’s how we deal with it that will make us stronger, healthier, happier and that better person we all strive to be. STAYING ANGRY “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." (BUDDHA) People who hold grudges, who never stop talking about [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 8/28/17

Good Morning and Happy Monday my Friends, Another month is almost over and school has begun in many areas. Incredible how time is flying by. Summer will soon be ending and one of the best seasons on the horizon. Fall signifies warmth, so I hope today’s inspirational notes create that same feeling in your hearts and souls as we approach a new month. From: (THE POWER OF POSITIVITY) When you focus on your problems, you will have more problems. When [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 8/21/17

Happy Monday my friends, We have been focusing our messages on changing our mental outlook  but we should not forget the changes also need to happen physically. Have you ever noticed that when you are not in the right frame of mind, you also do not feel well, and vice versa?  So our TIP today will center on taking care of our physical well being, as well as, our mental and spiritual. LAUGHTER “The most wasted of all days is [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 8/14/17

Happy Monday My Friends, Our Q-tips have been a mixture of many types of encouragement and positivity. Some on a lighter note and others not so much.  Today’s words are once again on that deeper level of awareness. CRITICISM “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” (Henry Ford) We spend a lot of time knocking others for what they have done wrong without offering much in the way of useful ideas ourselves. Problems need solutions. We may not have the answer, [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 8/7/17

Good Morning My Friends, As we begin this month of August we have 2 messages towards our goal of positivity. MISTAKES/SUCCESS SELF-DISCLOSURE “If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.: (Virginia Woolf) When we recognize our own flaws-and our own strengths-and can share them with others, we have more credibility when we assess the flaws and strengths of those around us. In fact, we have more credibility in all that we do [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 7/31/17

Happy Monday My Friends, I would like to open our month end special Q-Tip with a message from “Power of Positivity” Goodbye July, Hello August, Please be a good month and bring smiles and happiness to my family and friends. From “The Essence of Life” Life is about balance. Be kind but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself. Be humble, but don’t let anyone take you for granted.. Be [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 7/24/17

Happy Monday My dear friends Today’s encouragement will focus on one of the simplest ways of growing to be that better person. LEARNING FROM MISTAKES “To make no mistake is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” (Plutarch) Our resume doesn’t show the mistakes we’ve made, which is unfortunate, because our mistakes tell a story of their own. Not of failure, but of opportunities for growth [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 7/17/17

Happy Monday my friends, Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This is a special tip for all my friends that may be going through a difficult time. In our journey towards becoming the best we can be, often times we may judge one another  for their opinions or views. It is alright to have differences of opinions or to speak them. That does not justify uncharitable remarks or actions. Everyone has an opinion and if you find yourself in disagreement , [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 7/10/17

Happy Monday My Friends, ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS “My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for the achievement and forget the success.” (Helen Hayes) We enjoy it when our work is recognized by others. Our boss tells us we’ve done [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 7/3/17

Happy Monday My Friends, As we begin another month of motivation our message this week will be focused on growth toward being a better person by learning from our experiences. EXPERIENCE “Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.” (Aldous Huxley) We all know people who have gone through experiences that should have made them stronger, more interesting, more confident, or more empathetic. Yet somehow they’ve passed through the [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 6/26/17

Happy Monday my friends, I want to do a little something this week for the closing of June and the months thereafter. As I compose the Q-Tips each week, I have been compiling many simple but meaningful quotes from various sources. They have inspired and encouraged me and hope they do the same for you. From “The Essence of Life”   Happy are those who take life day by day, complain very little and are thankful for the little [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 6/19/17

Good Morning My Friends, Today’s message will focus on the power within us all to be happy and enjoy each day. It’s a gift. SEEKING and STRIVING “I am seeking, I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” (Vincent Van Gogh) Greatness springs from deep commitment. Yet, as much as we may want to commit to greatness, our lives don’t always seem to cooperate. We still have to get up every day and make breakfast, go to [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 6/12/17

Happy Monday My Friends, Last week’s Q-Tip  we focused on building character and doing actions without expecting anything in return  but as the saying goes there are two sides to a coin. As a stepping stone to further grow our character we should also be very open to sharing our appreciation, so for this week’s message to further developing character, let’s say: THANKS “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” (James Allen) We take for granted that [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 6/5/17

Happy Monday My Friends, As we approach the half way mark for the year I want to start June’s encouragement with our reputations. DEVELOPING CHARACTER “If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, you character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and ay man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.” (Woodrow Wilson) To develop our character we should first aim to do right [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-TIP 5/30/17

Happy Tuesday my Friends, Hope everyone enjoyed their long Memorial Day weekend. This is our last Q-Tip for May so I wanted to share: UNLIKELY HAPPINESS “My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” (Charles Schulz) Some days we just feel good for no particular reason. Let’s not pick this feeling apart and analyze it away. Let’s just enjoy it. NOTE TO SELF: [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|