Monday Morning Orange Juice, October 14, 2019

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Try something different this week: walk in a park across town; try a new recipe; visit a new restaurant, etc. Or sign up for a workshop or class in something you’ve never tried.

Safe travels!

Monday Morning Orange Juice, September 30, 2019

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“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope."

Thomas Merton

One of my favorite philosophers. Took a couple of park walks with Olive this weekend to try to relax and think.

Have a nice week everyone.

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Monday Morning Orange Juice, September 9, 2019

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"This world desperately needs silence. Most people are addicted to stress-producing stimuli. Mentally and emotionally, we need to fast, to clean out the system, to stop overloading it with mean and unnatural mental pollution.We are deeply afraid of the silence, the void, the emptiness…Empty places are not really empty; they are pregnant…the ever-present possibility of a magic moment or miraculous thought. Off the blank page jumps a cosmic summons. Out of that silence came the opening chords of Beethoven’s Fifth. "

Marianne Williamson, Illuminata

Have a wonderful week.

Monday Morning Orange Juice, September 2, 2019

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"While you'll feel compelled to charge forward, it's often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you are and what you truly seek."

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Taking a real time out this weekend was refreshing on many levels. Have a wonderful week and September!

Monday Morning Orange Juice, August 12, 2019

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"Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own mind."

Meryl Streep

The past month has reinforced some realizations, and I am restless and longing to create again. What would I do if there were no limitations? What are the possibilities of which I haven't even thought yet?

Have an awesome week!

Monday Morning Orange Juice, August 5, 2019

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"A bee lives for 40 days, visits 1,000 flowers, and produces one teaspoon of honey. To us, a teaspoon of honey. To bees, a lifetime of work." Plantbasednews.org

(Due to a computer equipment breakdown, Monday Morning is now Tuesday Afternoon— just add some vodka, peach schnapps, or prosecco to the OJ )

A little note on perspective and gratitude. It's easy to say thank you for the "big" things, but there are an infinite number of everyday miracles surrounding us all the time. Have a fabulous week!

Monday Morning Orange Juice, July 29, 2019

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"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way."

Walter Hagen

A little late today, but a stop to compliment a gentleman on his urban garden Friday led to a wonderful conversation, a personal tour of said garden, and an invitation to return for vegetables and more photos.

Building and keeping connections-- whether it's a quick "thank you" for making this corner brighter or taking time to check in with a friend over coffee--strenghthens the fabric of life.

Monday Morning Orange Juice, July 1, 2019

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"You don't try to do it right every time. You just try to do it every time. The secret is to give yourself to it, let go of the past, enjoy the process and the present, and it will come good."

Monty Don, Master Gardener, on creating a garden

Lovely thought and reminder as we begin the week and month. May July bring you ways to enhance your own "gardens."

#mondaymotivation #positivevibes #quotes #theprocess

Monday Morning Orange Juice, June 3, 2019

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“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

So easy to get caught in the negative energy out there, as I did this weekend. Can't be happy if you're angry. I have to remind myself to breathe, be grateful, and ask "how can it get any better than this?"

Have an even better week than last!

#mondaymotivation #positivevibes #quotes #breathe