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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|

Q-Tip 5/22/17

Happy Monday My Friends, Today's encouragement is focusing on believing in ourselves. OUR POTENTIAL "There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me'." (Andre Gide) Young or not, we can believe in ourselves and in our ability to get things done. The alternative - to be convinced that whatever we do makes no difference - gets us nowhere. Positive self-talk, like that of [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-TIP 5/15/17

Happy Monday My Friends, Can't believe we are half way through the month of May. As we approach the mid year mark I wanted today's quotes to be focused on bettering ourselves, for the job and our own personal lives. DOING OUR BEST "I have done my best. That is about all the philosophy of living one needs." (Lin Yutang) We don't always do our best. Sometimes we rush through an unpleasant task, put in a half-hearted effort on a [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 5/8/17

Happy Monday My Dear Friends Have you ever had just one of those days or weeks that you just wish you could get off that merry-go round. This week's tip will be focusing on how we should just stop the noise and take time to regroup. QUIET "Never be afraid to sit awhile and think." (Lorraine Hansbury) Hustle and bustle are part of our lives. We live with constant background noise: the sounds of human activity on the one hand-cars, [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 5/1/17

Happy First Day of May my friends, I want to start this new month's message focusing on ourselves. If we can first accept who we are and where we should be in life, then we might better be able to treat others, whether it be co-workers, friends, family or even strangers with kindness, compassion and understanding. LOVING OURSELVES "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." (Buddha) No one is harder on us [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 4/24/17

Happy Monday my friends, Since this is the last Monday of April, this Q-Tip will be a bit longer than usual. We have all been working toward a more positive commitment to ourselves , our friends, our family, and our job so I was truly inspired by many authors this week. Hope you are too. RESILIENCE "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up." (Vince Lombardi) Watch a baby learning to walk. When she first [...]

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

Q-tip 4/17/17

Happy Monday My Friends Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Time to start the week off with a little encouragement. CHANGING OUR LIVES "Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." (William James) Some call it visioning. Others call it dreaming, reframing, visualization, positive thinking, or cognitive therapy. And still others just do it and don't call it anything. It's the art of deliberately picturing something that we desire-a behavior, goal [...]

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

Q-Tip 4/10/17

Happy Monday My Friends, I wanted to start our week off with a HAPPY message. NEAR TO HAPPINESS "To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness." (Mary Roberts Rinehart) There is not great mystery to being happy. Happiness is within easy reach of all of us, though we don't always appreciate this fact. The secret to happiness is [...]

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

Q-Tip 4/5/17

Good Morning My Friends TACT "Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." (Sir Isaac Newton) When we're right, we're right-and we want everyone to know it. Funny how others roll their eyes and cough a little behind their hands when we tell them just what we think. Discouraging how they don't agree with us right away. There's no problem with having strong opinions-it shows that we care about things. But if we wield our opinions [...]

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

Q-Tip 3/27/17

Happy Monday my friends, We made it through first quarter inventory so what a great time to relax and enjoy some words of encouragement. POSITIVE ATTITUDE "A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug." (Patricia Neal) We don't understand entirely why positive thoughts impact our bodies in positive ways; we just know that they do. Research has shown that people who are sick improve more quickly when they have a positive attitude rather than a [...]

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

Q-Tip 3/20/17

Good Morning my friends, We have a couple of messages this week, which I felt would go hand in hand very well. JOY IN LIVING - "When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself."  (Chief Tecumseh) Starting the day with a positive thought sets the tone for everything that follows. Instead of focusing on our troubles and [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 3/13/17

Good Morning my friends,   THOUGHTS OF CHANGE "Change your thoughts and you change your world."  Norman Vincent Peale There's no great mystery behind the power of positive thinking. If we assume before the fact that we can't accomplish something, we almost certainly won't. If we believe that we can, we are much more likely to succeed. At least, we'll make the effort.  We talk ourselves out of interesting opportunities all the time - when we ought to be talking [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 3/6/17

Good Morning my friends, There is no limit to the number of friends a person can come to know in their lifetime. Never take that for granted for there are those that may never know or understand what a treasure a friendship truly is.   FINDING OTHERS "Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, "What ! You too ? I thought I was the only one."    C.S. Lewis   Some friendships grow over the [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/27/17

Good Morning my friends, As we close February the tip for today is remembering our goal of positivity so we start the new month of March on that same track.   KEEPING IT POSITIVE "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people / to make it worth the effort."  Herm Albright   People with negative attitudes are easily annoyed by people with positive attitudes. This may be because they see positivity as an [...]

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

Q-Tip 2/20/17

Dear All, As I was compiling this week's tip I happened upon a few readings that I believe pertain to us all on a daily basis and was so inspired by the messages I wanted to share.   EXCUSES "it is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." George Washington   We all make mistakes. The problem isn't so much making the mistakes as the lengths to which we sometimes go to defend ourselves when we make them.However [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/13/17

Good Morning my friends,   DECIDING TO BE HAPPY "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."  Abraham Lincoln I'd be happy if only ......"  There's always something we're waiting for - the right relationship, the right job, the right living situation; a child, a raise, a change of seasons - to make us happy. When we look around, though, we see plenty of people who are happy even without any of the things we [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/6/17

Good Morning my friends KINDNESS   "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind."  ( Henry James )   Doctors pledge to "first, do no harm." We can go one step further: First, we will be kind. Let us approach every situation looking for ways to be kind to others. Even if our kindness isn't returned, we will be better for setting an [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/30/17

Good Morning My Friends,   Encouragement for this week:   SPREADING JOY   "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."  Mark Twain   When we help others cope with their problems, it somehow makes our own seem less pressing. The advice we give - count your blessings;  this too, will pass; what doesn't kill us makes us stronger-can't help but affect our own thinking. If we distract others from whatever it is [...]

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