Letter Board No. 23

Look deep down inside you for new thoughts and new strengths.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Glass half-full or glass half-empty? I, myself, have always tried to look at the bright side of things. I will admit, I have had my share of dark days in pain or grieving or worried about something, but all in all I choose to be optimistic.

“With a new day comes new strengths and new thoughts.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

You know those crazy made up holidays? Well August is Admit You’re Happy or Happiness Happens month, so try to focus on the good. Celebrate you! Be grateful for all of the positive things you have in your life.

We all face challenges and pain and loss. Rather than dwelling on the negative, look deep down inside you for new thoughts and new strengths. Dig deep down and find a ray of hope!

After all, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days up to now.

This too shall pass.

Cheers!

Cynthia

Letter Board No. 19

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da! Life goes on.

After being a huge Beatles fan since I was quite young, I got to see Paul McCartney live for the first time a few nights ago. Before the concert even started, my Facebook status read: “Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on. Brah! La-la, how the life goes on.” This was in part a nod to the recent passing of my father, as well as my excitement for the show. Little did I know that Sir Paul would later be leading the crowd in a sing-along to that very song! 🙂 ❤

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Letter Board No. 15

“Do something today your future self will thank you for!”

If we only knew then what we know now. Hindsight is 20/20. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift.

We can learn from our past mistakes, but we shouldn’t dwell on them. We are always moving forward. So let’s all do something today to make our future self proud and thankful.

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Letter Board No. 14

“It’s a good day to have a great day.”

It’s Earth Day and another Monday morning, so here’s a little motivation and optimism to start your week. The saying usually goes, “It’s a good day to have a good day,” but I say AIM HIGHER! Why not have a GREAT day?!!

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Letter Board No. 13

“Minds are like flowers – they only open when the time is right.”

Having an open mind to new ideas and experiences can be a wonderful thing. But there are some people that are just close-minded and set in their ways. (Like my husband, at times! 🤣) You can still maintain your own opinions and beliefs and have an open mind. And there are so many benefits to letting other beliefs and ideas come into your life.

“Minds are like flowers – they only open when the time is right.”

Stephen Richards
Disclaimer: My letter board should say “only open” but I was busy cooking pizza🍕 drinking wine🍷 and looking for letters🆎 It will be changed before hanging it in my office this week. 😚
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Make Your Days Count

“It is not the length of life, but the depth.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

depthThis quote took on a whole new meaning to me when my father quit chemo treatments two months ago to enter hospice care. While we all have an expiration date and none of us are promised a tomorrow, being faced with that reality every day is a struggle for the patient and their loved ones.

Making the best of the days we have left on this earth is important. Having a rich life filled with love and happiness, no matter how short, is so much better than having a long life that is lonely. I have been making frequent trips to visit my parents and call just about daily to say hi, see how they are, and tell them I love them. 

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” ~ John Wooten

So I would just like to remind everyone to hug your loved ones, and take every opportunity you can to be kind, share a laugh, and tell people how you truly feel. Positivity and love will outshine negativity every time. So adopt a positive outlook, and make your days count!

Cheers!

Cynthia

Letter Board No. 4

This past week has seen some weather extremes across the country. Despite the Polar vortex that gripped parts of the country, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole, did not see his shadow, thereby predicting an early spring. I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually believe the Groundhog Day tradition for my weather reports. (And Phil IS usually wrong!)

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