Go For It!

“I don’t know why we can’t be good at one thing, and try to experiment in being good at another” – Naomi Campbell

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I am sure like myself, you have many things that you are interested in and want to learn to be good at, which may be different from that thing you are currently good at. Our interest in life changes, just as our age does. Which is one of the reasons many college students tend to change their majors regularly.  Why is it that people have this habit of looking at us and seeing what we are now, not what we could be? Maybe it’s due to most people –parents, spouses, friends included, want to be able to pin things down a certain way in order for them to feel comfortable. You see, challenging their perceptions of us will throw them off balance.

 It is when we allow other people’s opinions to restrict us; we are limiting our options and our chances at self-fulfillment. Only we know who we are. There is growth in experimentation. Let’s refuse to become stagnate in order to please others. Taking time to sit and be quiet with oneself and listen to your inner self can help to determine who you are and what you should be. Go For It!

Happy Monday!

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Happy Friday!

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You Just Wait!

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Storms come and go. No storm last forever! It will never rain nor snow 365 days a year. Yes, the rain may cause flooding to your basement and it may even ruin your wedding day. The snow may freeze up causing major damage to your roof or other dangerous conditions. Yet, even the pile of snow at your doorstep will soon melt away. Trouble comes to pass not stay, and just like in a storm, you may be having a terrible time in life. Perhaps there is a problem you just can’t seem to get around. Maybe something or someone caused some serious damage to your mind, your heart or just your total state of being. You may feel snowed in, bogged down, flooded out by fear, anger or emotional destruction. But Don’t Worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.  You just wait, this storm too shall pass!

 

 

Fall & Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

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Fall

  • Install fresh batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Test and dust all detectors
  • Check fire extinguishers
  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
  • Drain sediment from hot water heater
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Insulate exposed pipes as needed
  • Schedule furnace inspection
  • Remove (or cover) window air conditioners
  • Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned
  • Remove screens and install storm windows
  • Turn off outdoor water supply, and store hoses
  • Inspect roof for damage
  • Clean gutters
  • Inspect caulk around windows and doors. Recaulk as needed
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from house
  • Inspect deck for any nails or screws that may be popping up
  • Cover or store outdoor furniture

Winter

  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
  • Test GFCI outlets
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Check sinks and toilets for leaks
  • Inspect hoses on washing machine, dishwasher and ice maker for leaks
  • Change direction of ceiling fans
  • Test sump pump

 

 

Best Bargains In August

We still have a few days left for this month. Here’s a monthly guide for the month of August to food/non-food biggest bargains:

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Food:
Cereal

Breakfast bars
Peanut butter
Jelly
Lunch meat
American cheese
Yogurt
Chips
Snack cakes
Cookies
Ice cream
Soda
Bottled water
Iced tea mixes and bags
Drink boxes

 Non-food:
Pool supplies
Outdoor toys
Outdoor play equipment
Outdoor furniture
Bathing suits
Summer clothes
Summer shoes
Sunglasses
Linens
Pillows
School supplies
Office supplies
Underwear
Socks
Undershirts

 

Happy Monday!

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Happy Friday!

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5 Questions You Should Ask On a First Date

I take all of my relationships of all kinds very seriously.  I believe they’re the foundation to a meaningful life. At times, we forget how some of our relationships are even started, whether they are the relationships we create with our friends or from going on a date. However, the first question we are asked before going on a date would always be…would you like to go out with me? Relationships are the foundation of a meaning life. I believe questions are powerful. They are the substance on life’s journey. They cause change, action, fear, excitement, and possibility. A first date is more than just two people meeting – it’s possibly the beginning of a completely different life. Therefore, I’ve learned that the questions we ask during this special time become even more important.

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Here are 5 questions I believe everyone should ask on a first date:

  1. Who has been the biggest influence in your life? – This will allow you to understand what type of character your date finds significant. Is it a parent, a friend, an author, or even a religious figure? Their answer will help you understand how they define “influence” but more importantly, it will provide clues to the type of person they will likely become in the future.
  2. Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her? – Yes, dig deep here. The word “best” implies one. Who is the one person they enjoy most? Do they make them laugh? Do they push them to chase their dreams? Whatever it is, this answer will give you a direct path to the heart of your date. Remember, long-term relationships are not built on looks, but friendship. So ultimately, you’re finding out what it takes to one day, become their best friend.
  3. What’s your biggest goal in life right now? – Finding out what drives your date will give you a look into your future if you choose to move forward. Are they career focused? Do they want to be married? Do they want to travel? Incredible compatibility can occur when two people share similar goals.
  4. What should I know about you that I’d never think to ask about? – You don’t know what you don’t know. This question could do two things: It could tell you something amazing about your date which might have taken months to uncover. Or, it could tell you exactly what you needed to hear to know that a second date would be a waste of time.
  5. Have you figured out your calling in life? What is it?– This question is aimed at the future. What are they most passionate about? Where will they spend most of their time? What’s most important to them? These answers will provide clarity to help you define the potential depth of your future relationship.

Do you know of any other great questions? Please list them in the comments.

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