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Thankful for YOU, my tribe!

The last day of Thanksgiving month and it wouldn’t be a success without me saying thank you to YOU as my reader, my follower, my pack, tribe, or whatever you’d like to call it. This month there have been five Tuesdays, or Q (Question) Days as I call them. And

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Thankful for Traditions

Q day (Question day) comes out on Tuesday so you are no doubt still working, maybe not, some people take the week off or most of it to get everything ready for the celebration. And we are celebrating, right? Some background… Thanksgiving Day, an annual national holiday in the United

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Grateful for Opportunity

Do you feel abundant? Here’s the definition of abundant: existing or available in large quantities; plentiful. When you feel abundant there is a vibe you give off that is pretty wonderful, if it’s combined with humility. For this gratitude or thankful month, it’s natural, normal even to think about those clients

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Are you planting positive seeds?

Today’s quote reminds me that we plant seeds in people too. Are you planting positives in the people you interact with? Can you? “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

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Grateful for Onself

Living alone on the top of what I affectionately call, “Mud Hill” with 2 dogs, 1 old cat and my horse waiting for me down at the arena is my choice, my desire, my blessing.   November just became reality, the month of giving thanks and it feels right that

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Are you only doing if for you?

Seventy-two percent of pet owners say they’ll dress up their pet this Halloween, according to a survey of 250 cat and dog owners conducted by Bought By Many. Besides the fact the pic included is hysterical – really, the dog and cat took a selfie? It speaks to what is

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Friday Flowers

My local grocery store, like most grocery stores, has a flower area.    Whatever holiday is up next is represented with bouquets, arrangements that include gifts, balloons, etc.    It’s a happy and fragrant area to walk by, sniff around in and marvel at the displays. What my grocery store

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Words Have Worth

Who can you give a good word to today? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” George Herbert

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Are you ready for some “rain”?

The pacific northwest (Oregon’s Willamette Valley in particular) is known for its rain. Up to 75 inches a year according to my quick internet search. Here’s the thing – those inches come mostly in the months of October through March. You may be thinking, that’s a LOT of rain in

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What’s the point?

Do you make a good point when you speak, or are you, as my dad used to say, “Talking to hear your head roar.”? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “A good speech is like a pencil – it has to have a point.” Author unknown

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Up, Up & Away!

We moved so smoothly I didn’t realize we were leaving the earth until we were a few feet in the air.  Some strong bursts of hot air helped us rise faster though with no shaking or movement.  It felt surreal, tranquil, and beautiful even as the earth receded under the

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Do you ask stimulating questions?

When we speak, are we stimulating thought? Wouldn’t that be a good goal this week? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and jsut as hard to sleep after.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Offering Options

Think about the last time you went to a restaurant and ordered a salad, and the server asks you this simple question. “What type of salad dressing do you want?” This is a pretty straightforward question. We have eaten a salad before, we know our preferences, right? So when we

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Nip in the air…

Feeling a little “nip” in the air may help us “nip” some things that don’t serve us. A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Didn’t Do It For You

Sending a thank-you note is so classy, so professional, so right, especially if you’re a leader. After all, someone on your team has gone above and beyond, or they have done an exemplary job on something you expressly asked them to do. That deserves a thank-you note, don’t you think?

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Can you let go?

As the trees let go of their leaves, what can you let go of? A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” Unknown

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Because we complained they’re hiding things now

I rent a portable toilet for the horse facility I own. Every month I pay for the rental, and things like EOW Service(assuming this is the actual cleaning out of the unit), Two Environment/Energy/Compliance items (they are identical in the description but have two separate fees) plus since Covid an

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Learning – Monday Mindset

Back to school for the kiddos, what about you? What are you learning lately? This quote says it all! A Favorite Mind-Setting Quote: “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.” Dr. Rosalyn Yalow

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