Monday is MON-DAY! MON means “my” or “mine” in French, and is pronounced like “moan.” MON-DAY, the first day after the weekend, was created to give you the opportunity to say, “This is MY day and MY week and I’m going to own it. It’s MINE to make what I want it to be. I’m going to make MY day a good one in spite of what happens.” Remember, your MON-DAY morning thoughts set the tone for the whole week. You are empowered to control your thoughts, they’re YOURS, and therefore you can choose what your tone for the week … Continue reading MONDAY IS MON-DAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE
Winning always begins with attitude. Right from the start, your outlook is positive because you know you’re going to be a winner regardless of the results. You realize that winning is important but even more important is effort. If you work hard and give your very best effort, you will, without question, be a winner. Winning is not about winning. It’s about wanting to win. It’s about desire. It’s about determination. It’s about being motivated to reach the finish line. It’s about not giving up. It’s about falling down, getting back up, and having the courage to keep on going. … Continue reading HOW TO BE A WINNER EVERY TIME
Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you want to give up?You want to throw in the toweland say, “Enough is enough. I give up.I just want the world to stopand I want to get off.I just don’t feel like fighting any more.I’ve had it. I give up.”I was having one of those dayswhen I happened to see a story aboutthe Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Jimmy Valvano, basketball coachat North Carolina State University, was ina battle with adenocarcinoma (cancer).In a speech at the 1993 ESPY Awardsceremony and before a nationwidetelevision audience, he brought a howlingteary-eyed Madison Square Gardenaudience to … Continue reading DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?
I think it’s good sometimes to reflect on what it is that INSPIRES us because it tells us something about ourselves. It gives us insights into who we are. Many things inspire me. One thing I go to when I need a good does of inspiration is a movie, ”The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” It’s based on a true story. Molly Brown was a philanthropist who survived the Titanic. She’s remembered for helping people get safely off the sinking ship. She’s also remembered for urging the crew of Lifeboat No 6 to return to the debris field and look for … Continue reading WE ALL NEED AN “UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN” ATTITUDE
SOME DAYS BRING HEAVINESS. And it’s easy to let my attitude whirl out of whack and turn negative. But……oh….. What an early morning walk in the garden will do to brighten my day. Rosemary is there to greet me. I touch her gently and she responds with a gift of sweet aroma so fresh and fragrant that I can’t help but be grateful for such a blessing… for such a friend in the garden. Rosemary reminds me of how blessed I am…. and my attitude changes. I breathe in the frangrance, pause and reflect, and say to myself… May I … Continue reading WHAT ROSEMARY GAVE TO ME TO BRIGHTEN MY DAY