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Q-Tip 1/22/18

Happy Monday my friends, Sometimes we let things bother us enough that it takes over our thoughts and actions when in reality there is not much we can do about it. Today’s message is about separating those things we can control and letting go of the things we cannot. LETTING GO “Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.” (Jonathan Kozol) The flip side of “don’t sweat the small the stuff” is fighting for the things we care [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/15/18

Happy Monday my friends, While preparing this week’s letter I came upon this inspirational note that had such an impact on me I am hoping it does for you as well. A BALANCE IN LIFE “There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/8/18

Good Morning my dear friends, Ready to start the New Year with our first letter of encouragement. The world is constantly changing just as our lives do. It’s how we react to the change that is important. We can focus and accept change graciously and grow or we can sit back, do nothing and watch as things pass us by. THINGS CHANGE “Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 12/18/17

Good Morning my dear friends, How fast the time as gone. This is our final Q-Tip for 2017. I thought it befitting to end our year with a message of peace and love. From the Purple Flower: To all the people who are loving and kind to me THANK YOU for the sunshine you bring into my life. From the Simple Things in Life: In case no one told you today: You are beautiful, You are loved, You are needed, [...]

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

Q-Tip 12/11/17

Happy Monday my friends, As we are near the end of 2017 our weekly Q-tips have dealt with various ways for us to grow and improve, not only as co-workers but as friends and family, but first and foremost , we must BELIEVE in ourselves. Only then can we tackle any situation that comes our way. INTENTION “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” (Robert F. Kennedy) The first [...]

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

Q-Tip 12/4/17

Happy Monday my friends, This is our last month of 2017 for Q-Tips and wanted today’s letter to reflect on the past and looking toward the future. STUDYING HISTORY “We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” (Adalai E. Stevenson) We didn’t just arrive at this point in our lives; we have a history. What brought us to this place? What things did we do along the way [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 11/27/17

Happy Monday, Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Here we are another month end and ready to start the last month of the year. We have been meeting now every Monday for almost a year. Seems like just yesterday we started our letters of encouragement. As we close November, as usual, our  inspiration comes from various authors and quotes. FROM POWER OF POSITIVITY: Stay strong. Even when it feels like everything is falling apart. A year from now, everything you [...]

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

Q-Tip 11/20/17

Happy Monday All, As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday we tend to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Although I have many things to give thanks for, my family, health and job, to name a few, one of the things I am most thankful for are my friends. So this letter today is dedicated to you, my dear QSPAC family and friends. FRIENDSHIP “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the [...]

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

Q-Tip 11/13/17

Happy Monday My Friends, During our life we will encounter many challenges and changes, the key is are we open to them. How do we handle these situations. I hope today’s letter offers a little encouragement to help us achieve and accept the changes we may face in our life’s journey. CONSISTENCY “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” (Oscar Wilde) “But we’ve always done it this way,” we complain when someone challenges us to make a change. But [...]

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

Q-Tip 10/30/17

Happy Monday my friends, Here we are at another month end. It is a perfect fall day. Sun is shining, leaves are changing into beautiful autumn colors. The world seems to be smiling, so with today's words of inspiration I hope all of you will too. From POSITIVE OUTLOOKS We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of you past. Become the architect of your future. Sometimes when others make you feel like you are nothing, [...]

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

Q-Tip 10/23/17

Happy Monday my Friends, As we go through our daily lives, whether at home or at work, we may have had to depend on one another at one time or another so today’s message is about team work and the success that it brings. PLAYING AS A TEAM “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t [...]

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

Q-Tip 10/16/17

Good Morning my friend and Happy Monday, Here we are mid month again and time continues to fly by. What happened last week? What happened this time last month? Do you look back with fond, happy , positive memories? Or are you glad to close that chapter because it was not the best of times? If there were times of negativity then today’s letter should help you put all of that into perspective. BAD MEMORY “Happiness is good health and [...]

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

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|