2018 New Year Positivity

January 1, 2018 has finally arrived. The New Year’s Eve ball has been dropped, the parties/get togethers are over, and we are now whisked into another year–a new beginning!

I would like to share a quote that I came across recently and I have given much thought to the profound words written on the page. This quote says it all and I would like to remember this the entire new year.

“Let go of what’s gone,
Be grateful for what remains,
Look forward to what is on the way!”–Inspire Positive Soul Sensations (IPSS)

May each of you have a wonderful and blessed New Year as you look forward to what is ahead!


Coffee Quotes: Jump Start Your Day Inspirations


Who doesn’t like a fresh cup of coffee in the morning after a long-night’s sleep? I can answer a resounding “yes” to that. Every morning like clockwork, I begin my day by making a cup of hot, brewed black coffee to wake up my mind and my soul. A time to be spent looking over the day’s list of things to do, but better yet, a time to reflect upon God’s direction and inspiration for the day.

“The Best Time of Day for Coffee Is…
…breakfast for a jump start
…mid-morning for inspiration
…lunch for good measure
…mid-afternoon for a restart
…dinner for a conversation starter
…evening for a happy ending.” Quote from: “Thank Heaven For Coffee and Other Little Pleasures.” Published by Barbour Publishing Inc.

God can speak to our hearts in a still small voice even in the midst of drinking coffee and/or tea. We just need to be aware of His presence in what we are doing at the moment.

Psalm 37:4 (NIV) says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

May you feel “plugged in” to His voice today.


Quotable Quotes: Writers in History

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The following is a list of inspirational quotable quotes from past and present men and women writers in history, some of which have been continuously quoted over the years:

. 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. Mark Twain

. Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden

. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

. Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

. You change your life by changing your heart. Max Lucado

. Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker

. It is always the simplest that provides the marvelous. Amelia Barr

. Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. Augustus Hare

I will continually add other quotable quotes from writers in history to help all of us to remember to reflect, inspire, and hope in our life’s journeys.

Blessings on you,

Quotable Quotes: Women’s Words of Wisdom


When I first read some of the following quotes by women, I was astounded by their wisdom. Perhaps one or more of these words of wisdom will encourage you in your life’s journey.

. NOTHING is impossible; the word itself says “I’M POSSIBLE” – Audrey Hepburn

. The way I SEE it, if you want the RAINBOW, you gotta put up with the rain – Dolly Parton

. Start living NOW. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your LOVE until that special person materializes. Every day you are ALIVE is a special occasion. Every MINUTE, every BREATH, is a GIFT from God – Mary Manin Morrissey

. When one door of happiness closes, another OPENS; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has OPENED for us. – Helen Keller

. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as FREE to delight in whatever REMAINS to them? – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

. KEEP your face to the sunshine and you can NEVER see a shadow. – Helen Keller

. Defeat is simply a signal to PRESS forward. – Helen Keller

. GOD never sends us more than we can handle. – Mother Theresa

. When you come to a roadblock, TAKE a detour. – Mary Kay Ash

. LIGHT tomorrow with TODAY. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

. A year from now you may wish you had STARTED today. – Karen Lamb

. If you don’t like something, CHANGE it. If you can’t change it, CHANGE your ATTITUDE. – Maya Angelou

. The BEST and most BEAUTIFUL things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be FELT with the HEART. – Helen Keller

. There are two ways of SPREADING light: to be the candle or the mirror that REFLECTS it. – Edith Wharton

Blessings on you,