Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Getting ABLE!

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery French Pilot, Writer and Author
How ABLE are you? Are you:
A - Acting and
B - Believing in
L - Leadership through
E - Engagement?
Getting engaged with others, engaging people who may not typically be included, and really creating an engaging environment are all aspects of being
personABLE, and
and who wouldn't want to enABLE all of that?!?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Brighten a Day!

“Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it.” ~ Samuel Johnson English Poet, Critic and Writer (1709-1784)
Instead of looking for what or whom will brighten our days, instead, please think of whose day can you make a little brighter today?
If you think of something you can do for someone else, your day will likely brighten as well... possibly as soon as you think of the person, probably when you think of what you'll do, and almost certainly when you do it...
Make it an enjoyable (and brightened) day!

Monday, March 11, 2013

A (Different) Look at the Weekdays!

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." ~ Oscar Wilde, Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic (1854-1900)
This week's post is about looking at each day with a point of happy and a healthy perspective, so enjoy the Happy Monday, Happy Tuesday, Happy Wednesday, Happy Thursday and Happy Friday!
So many people say "Happy Monday..." with much less enthusiasm, and, dare I say, even sarcasm, that is rarely there when they say "Happy Friday!", and yet if we embrace Mondays as:
M - Make it
O - One
N - Nice
D - Day with an
A - Attitude of
Y - YES!
Our Monday can be an enthusiastic and sincere "Happy MONDAY!"!!
Sticking with the theme each day being a happy one, our Happy TUESDAY reminder is to consider collaboration over the idea of compromise, as:
T - Teaming
U - Up
E - Encourages the
S - Sharing of ideas, where
D - Dividing and distancing
A - Alienates
Y - You
Our Tuesday can be a collaborative and productive "Happy TUESDAY!"!!
Our Happy WEDNESDAY reminder is to please consider the idea that how we anticipate the day is likely how it will play out, so how about you:
W - Welcome
E - Each
D - Day with
N - Non-stop
E - Enthusiasm
S - So that you
D - Deliberately
A - Appreciate all
Y - Your opportunities!
Instead of the traditional "Happy Hump Day" messaging of just getting through the middle of the week, our Wednesday can be a deliberate and appreciated "Happy WEDNESDAY!"!!
What is sometimes thought of as "Friday Eve", our Happy THURSDAY thought is to please remember that things and times are not really so complicated, rather people complicate them, so how about instead you keep in THURSDAY in mind as:
T - Thinking & being
H - Happy
U - Ultimately
R - Reflects in the
S - Simple approach of
D - Doing & being
A - All
Y - You possibly can!!
Keep it up, and simply keep making it a "Happy THURSDAY"!
We do hear "Happy Friday" a lot, it seems we often mean "welcome to the weekend" with that comment. With a little additional perspective, we can think of FRIDAY as:
F - Focus on
R - Really being
I - Invested in
D - Disposition and
A - Action for
Y - YOUR best day!
With this FRIDAY outlook, we can finish the work/school week strong as we start off an outstanding weekend, too. Happy FRIDAY to you!!
Whatever the day, whatever the way...make each of yours HAPPY!