Thoughts to Ponder

Happy Mother’s Day

What is a Mother?  This is a question that can be answered many ways.  The way I look at it… Besides my Mother who gave me birth and raised me…  any woman who has ever loved and cared for a child is a mother to me.  There are so many people in this world that have given me the love, care and advice of a Mother!  I want to take  just a minute to thank all of them.  You wonderful people range from my sister Julie to my friend Janice to my Mother-in-Law (yes I did say the M-in-L word) […]

By | May 12th, 2013|Believe in You, Choose Your Attitude, Learning, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day

Guest Blog – Would you live your life differently?

 Note from Karen

I get a weekly gem from a good friend, Andrew Sanderbeck… he has kindly agreed to let me share this one with all of you!

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The Gallup Organization recently asked this question in a poll to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide:  If you knew that you had only 6 months left to live, would you live your life differently in anyway large or small?

The fact is we don’t know how long we will be here on earth. We don’t know for sure if we will wake up on Saturday. We often hear […]

By | April 30th, 2013|Something to Think About|Comments Off on Guest Blog – Would you live your life differently?

Stupid Things We Do

Stupid Things We Do…  You know… most of them we can turn into a positive if we choose.

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Examples:

1) My sister was getting her hair cut by her daughter outside.  Her son-in-law decided to hose her down.  STUPID thing to do to your Mother-in-Law…  But what are her choices?  Get angry… call him names… or laugh about it…

My theory?  If you’d secretly or openly laugh if it happened to someone else, you should laugh if it happens to you.

2) My girlfriend’s husband has been working tons […]

By | April 15th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Stupid Things We Do

Love and Honor

To love and honor others is a blessing we all have.  The famous quote says “It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”

Here is a story about such love and honor.  If I hadn’t seen it myself, I don’t know if I’d believe it.  But I did see it and I want to pass it on to you!

Another Yellowstone story:  As it is with the circle of life, those looking to survive prey upon the weak. That being the case, a Bison who had slipped into a boiling pot had much of the […]

By | March 30th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Love and Honor

Ways to Improve your Day!

Here are 9 ways I have found that help me be more positive (even on bad days)

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1. Stop watching/reading/listening to the news first thing in the morning! It will only depress you more. Trust me… if the world is going to end today, someone will stop and tell you!

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2. Laugh More! You should laugh at least 5 minutes a day (smiling for 20 minutes in row will do the same as laughing for 5)

 

By | March 15th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Ways to Improve your Day!

Smile – one moment at a Time!

ten smileSmile!  Just one moment at a time!  Smiling is a form of laughter.  It helps to relieve stress, put things into perspective and improves productivity…

It can also be physically healing!

Have a smile filled day on purpose!

 

By | March 3rd, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Smile – one moment at a Time!

Day of Sunshine!

It’s been cold and cloudy throughout most of the USA as I’ve traveled these past two weeks.  Today however the sun is shining with its glorious warmth!  It’s good to remember that the sun is always shining as we discussed in an earlier blog… but don’t forget on the delightful days like today to stop and appreciate all the joy and blessings you have!  Feel the warmth of the sun and appreciate it.  Watch the animals curl up in a spot of sunshine, see the plants suck in the rays for their growth, bask in the vitamin D producing rays yourself.  It […]

By | February 28th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Day of Sunshine!

The Value of Friends

Have you ever had a day when you just needed a charge?  Give me some positive electricity!  If you picked your friends wisely, this is where they come in, and you for them. 

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A good friend:

Someone you can play in the leaves with.

Someone you can be silly with and/or get dressed up and be serious in public with.

Someone you can vent to who won’t try to solve, they’ll just listen.

Someone who will take you to get ice cream on those days you just want […]

By | February 14th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Something to Think About|Comments Off on The Value of Friends

Be Dependable for a More Positive Life

Frustration is an overwhelming emotion.  It rarely has any positive effects, unless you use it to motivate yourself to action.  Frustration from others builds up a negative vibe that will quickly surround us if not repelled.

We’ve all been frustrated, annoyed, even angry when we couldn’t depend on someone else to do what they said they would.

Why would you put yourself on the other side and be the one warranting such negative emotions and energy waves directed directly at you?  You are not just letting other people down.  You are reinforcing to yourself that you are telling a lie, that you are […]

By | January 30th, 2013|Choose Your Attitude, Learning, Something to Think About|Comments Off on Be Dependable for a More Positive Life

Food for Thought!

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By | January 15th, 2013|Something to Think About|Comments Off on Food for Thought!