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|

Q-Tip 1/23/17

Good Morning my dear friends and Happy Monday, As we approach the Chinese New Year this weekend, I thought it appropriate for our encouragement to come from a Chinese Proverb I happened to have read. THE MIRACLE OF LIFE: "The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth" (Chinese Proverb) To be born, to grow, to walk among the wonders of nature, to live a life of dignity, [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/16/17

Good morning my friends,   A little encouragement to tackle the week: STAGES "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible" (St. Francis of Assisi) One step at a time, one step at a time - that's all we can do. But it can be more than enough. There are things we have to do each day: go to work, care for a child or parent, prepare a meal. And there are things [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Buyers Be Aware!

Are you getting what you paid for? As competition gets tough, some suppliers/importers come up with “creative” ways to stay in the game. Over the years, we’ve been witnessingsomegimmicks played by fellow competitors. The most common one is product length shorter than the industry standard, but not labeled with correct weights and measures. Take carton sealing tape for example, the industry standard for hand roll is 110 yards (or 100 meters) in length. But, we’ve seen 100 yards or even [...]

By | September 11th, 2015|Categories: Blog|