Tag: positive attitude

Reflecting

My typical Turkey Day used to be crazy busy with cooking and socializing.  So much so that I probably never took the time I should have to truly reflect on the reason for the day.  Thanksgiving is a day to stop our busy lives and reflect on all the blessings we have and be truly…
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Invite someone

The “holiday season” is upon us. In my opinion, Halloween kicks it off followed by or whatever holidays you celebrate. It’s a happy, festive, time for most of us. But not all of us. Many people are alone over the holidays.  For example: Think about it.  A single service member, who may not have the…
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Take the lesson

We’ve all heard about “life lessons” and how we could/should react to them.  Usually, when we refer to having learned a lesson, it is in regards to something unpleasant.  We seldom have a great success or a pleasant event and say, “Well, I learned a lesson in that experience.”  Right?  (Although, maybe we should.) When…
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Positivity vs. Negativity

Are you Positive Pattie or Negative Nellie? Many people have a natural tendency towards one personality type or another.  We have Doug & Wendy Whiner Chatty Cathy Complaining Charlie Positive Pattie Peppy Pammy Negative Nellie Sarcastic Sammy Woe is me Wendy and probably some more that you could think of *Please note, this is nothing…
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Meaningful Purpose

I often work with an elementary school principal who finishes her morning announcements with, “Make it a great day – on purpose.” I love this so much I often share that sentiment with my 8th-grade granddaughter. It’s a wonderfully encouraging statement, and it puts the responsibility for how a person’s day goes right in their…
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Embrace Happiness

We have a family of bluebirds in our birdhouse.  I have a camera set up hoping to get some fantastic pictures!  I got to wondering why the bluebird is a symbol of happiness.  Have you ever wondered this?  Actually, as with any old story or saying, there was not a definite reason, that I could…
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Check Your Face

I’m sure you have heard the terms “non-verbal communication” and “poker-face.” Let me just confess, right now, I could never play poker. When a thought runs through my head, my mouth may know better than to speak it, but my face just says it all! That may be one reason I work well with special…
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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable…
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Vacations are bitter sweet

Everyone loves vacation. Right? When vacation is over, you get different emotions. I suppose depending on where you have been, who you have been with, and how the time has been. If you’ve had a miserable vacation, you likely can’t wait to get home. If you’ve had a wonderful vacation, you won’t want it to…
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Race Relations

I recently saw a documentary about race relations. It was predominantly about the relationship between police officers and African-American men. Both groups acknowledged the problem and offered reasons that they exist, but few solutions were offered on how to change things for the better. I suppose there are decades of past problems that continue to…
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