It makes you feel good.

Make it beautiful

Teresas garden
When you are surrounded by beauty, your mind is occupied with your surroundings in such a positive way, that sometimes you find it hard to be in a bad mood.

Decorate your office, landscape your favorite sitting area, or bring in fresh flowers to add beauty where you are, the payoff will benefit everyone who sees it!

When you find yourself faced with a project that is going to take more time or energy that you feel you can afford to spend,but that must be done, there is a simple way to get it done faster.

Take it to a place where nothing can stop you. Go somewhere no one can interrupt you, lock your door, turn off your phone and the sound on your computer and literally stick a post it note to your door that says, “No distractions!”

Distractions cost more time than you think. Each time you are interrupted, you lose the time the interruption takes PLUS time to get back on track. You gain minutes, even hours by eliminating the time sucking distractions! You can spend that time with your family or friends!

Not getting enough time with your family? Employ the same tactics. They are far more important than any project.


Everyone feels strongly about something. Some people feel so strongly that no matter what you tell them, if it disagrees with their stance, they won’t even hear it.
Those people are missing out on the truth about a lot of things.

When you listen with an open mind, you might not agree with the person stating the other side of the argument, but you might learn something you didn’t know.

The best decisions are based on all the facts and without those facts, people only make bad ones.

The next time you get into a discussion with someone, take time to listen for the facts in their argument.You may not agree, you may not even find common ground, but in the very least it will make you smarter!


At some point in our politically polarized society the word ‘sharing’ somehow became synonymous with ‘communism’. This caused great things to happen for manufacturers and people who had inherited a lot but did not want to pay taxes.

As a result we have developed into a society that shames ‘hand-me-downs’ of any kind and ostracizes and stigmatizes poverty.

What got lost in that association was that the idea of sharing takes very little from those who have a lot but gives so much to those who have little. Those who have little share with those who have even less. Eventually a lot of that gets back to the wealthy as those at the bottom purchase things produced by those at the top.

When people share with others on any level, everyone wins.

Expect great things

jumpHenry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
These words have inspired people to do more than they thought they could by encouraging readers to rethink their possibilities.
When you think you can, you try!!

Just for today, work at everything you do as if it’s a breeze. Take on things you’ve wanted to do with the knowledge that YOU CAN! When you succeed, just like with accomplishments from your past, you will move to accomplish even more.

Expect what you want and then go attain it.

Stay informed.

Some people describe newspapers, and radio and television news as boring. They are used to scanning the headline on Twitter and Facebook and they feel if they ‘get the gist’ they know all they need.

These people are no fun to talk to.

If you want to be prepared for parties, conventions and networking opportunities, the best thing you can do for yourself is read or listen to the news in depth. Discussing current events with your partner or children is doubly beneficial. When you keep your family informed, you build good citizenship habits and your own speaking skills.

What is really going on in your world is important, and you may not get a full picture of reality by watching only one morning or evening news program or reading just one paper.

Switch them up daily to get the big picture and you will not only know enough to talk to just about anyone, you will be more interesting! Start today!


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