Today Quote If you do not set goals

Today Quote If you do not set goals

Today Quote If you do not set goals
Today Quote If you do not set goals

January 31st, 2016

“If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.” – Yogi Berra


Be A Juggernaut Of Goal Achievement
Setting goals is one of the most important keys to achieving success. Did you know that less than 3% of people have written goals? Studies have shown that the most successful people are the ones who have specific, written goals.

Setting a goal is not like a New Year’s resolution. That is just a wish. Just wishing and hoping for something isn’t going to make it happen. Setting a goal is having a target to shoot for and a plan to get there.

When planning your goals, choos…
Setting goals is one of the most important keys to achieving success. Did you know that less than 3% of people have written goals? Studies have shown that the most successful people are the ones who have specific, written goals.

Setting a goal is not like a New Year’s resolution. That is just a wish. Just wishing and hoping for something isn’t going to make it happen. Setting a goal is having a target to shoot for and a plan to get there.

When planning your goals, choose which categories you would like for your goals. Establish the time frame. They could be lifetime goals, 10 year, 5 year, 1 year, 6 month, 3 month, 1 month or weekly goals. Also you can have ongoing goals, such as exercising 3 – 5 times a week.Be specific when you write your goals. Don’t just write down “I want to lose weight.” Write “I will weigh 180 pounds by July 2007.

Make sure your goal statement is positive. Don’t say, “I don’t want to be fat.” Say “I will be a healthy 130 pounds by May 2007.The achievement of a worthwhile goal can seem daunting at first. The easiest way to proceed is to break your goal down into smaller steps. Start with the first step then move onto the next. When making your plans, a good way is to start is from the end part and work your way to the present.

Measure your progress. After you complete a step, check it off. Watching steady progress is a good motivator. A simple example could be if your goal was to be able to do 100 continuous pushups, you could mark off the milestones of 25, 50, 75, 80, and finally 100!

Don’t be discouraged by setbacks. All successful people experience setbacks, disappointments, and failure along the way. That’s just part of the process. That’s part of learning. Many times these act as course corrections to get you back on target.

There are several success principles used in goal achievement. One is properly programming your mind. You need to review your goal morning and at night before you go to bed. Have your goal written on a 3 x 5 card so you can review during the day. At night, ask your subconscious mind for solutions to problems, and methods or tools for helping you achieve your goal.

Another important principle is that of persistence. No one has enjoyed great achievement without persistence.

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”

Babe Ruth

Do something everyday towards your goal. A day’s action puts you one step closer to your objective. Doing something everyday creates a momentum that is hard to stop.

When it comes to achieving your goals, you need to think of yourself as a huge, monolithic juggernaut! Moving relentlessly toward your objective. Unstoppable!


Happy Backward Day

Happy Backward Day

Happy Backward Day
Happy Backward Day

Date When Celebrated : Always January 31

Backward Day is a day to do everything backwards. Use your imagination, and Backward Day can be lots of fun. It’s especially popular with school aged kids.

Try writing backwards or reading backwards. Wear your shirt with the back in the front. Eat your meal, starting with dessert. Now that’s what I call fun! Walk backwards, or talk backwards. Play a board game backwards, from the finish line to the start. Are you starting to get the picture!?

This day is limited only by your imagination.

Flower of the Day: Dusty Miller

Recipe of the Day: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Origin of Backward Day:

Our research has yet to find the creator, or the origin of this day.

If you have any information about this holiday, please email us.




Laws of Attraction

Ever considered your mind as changeable, reprogrammable? As if you wanted to change the ingredients on the recipe to come out with different results… Charles F. Haanel came upon these same ideas when he studied the Law of Attraction and produced his bestsellling Master Key System in 1912. Here is an excerpt from the 12th chapter of this classic, which will enable you to literally change your mind if you want to take the steps to do so – and achieve connection with the source of true mental peace…
1. There is no purpose in life that cannot be best accomplished through a scientific understanding of the creative power of thought.

2. This power to think is common to all. Man is, because he thinks. Man’s power to think is infinite, consequently his creative power is unlimited.

3. We know that thought is building for us the thing we think of and actually bringing it nearer, yet we find it difficult to banish fear, anxiety or discouragement, all of which are powerful thought forces, and which continually send the things we desire further away, so that it is often one step forward and two steps backward.

4. The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.

5. With this as a basis you can construct an ideal business, an ideal home, ideal friends, and an ideal environment. You are not restricted as to material or cost. Thought is omnipotent and has the power to draw on the Infinite bank of primary substance for all that it requires. Infinite resources are therefore at your command.

6. But your ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite; to have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a third next week, means to scatter
your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material.

7. Unfortunately this is the result which many are securing, and the cause is self evident. If a sculptor started out with a piece of marble and a chisel and changed his ideal every fifteen minutes, what result could he expect? And why should you expect any different result in molding the greatest and most plastic of all substances, the only real substance?

8. The result of this indecision and negative thought is often found in the loss of material wealth. Supposed independence which required many years of toil and effort suddenly disappears. It is often found then that money and property are not independence at all. On the contrary, the only independence is found to be a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought.

9. This practical working method cannot come to you until you learn that the only real power which you can have is the power to adjust yourself to Divine and unchangeable principles. You cannot change the Infinite, but you can come into an understanding of Natural laws. The reward of this understanding is a conscious realization of your ability to adjust your thought faculties with the Universal Thought which is Omnipresent. Your ability to cooperate with this Omnipotence will indicate the degree of success with which you meet.

10. The power of thought has many counterfeits which are more or less fascinating, but the results are harmful instead of helpful.

11. Of course, worry, fear, and all negative thoughts produce a crop after their kind; those who harbor thoughts of this kind must inevitably reap what they have sown.




Losing Love Handles

Losing Love Handles

Losing Love Handles
Losing Love Handles

It’s a typical inquiry I hear generally from the folks:

“How would I dispose of my extra layers?”

The well known “extra layers” or the fat the hangs over the sides is adamant and irritating! I know on the grounds that have battled with handles myself. Lamentably, there isn’t an activity or a machine in the rec center that will take them away. The uplifting news is that there IS something you can do about this undesirable additional fat.

Take after these 5 stages as I did and you will be headed to the most ideal body you can accomplish!

1. Cut the sugar. Preferably, end sugar out and out! Since numerous individuals I know let me know this is excessively exceptional, eliminating sugar ought to be your #1 need with regards to losing stomach cushions. This additional fat around your waist is proof of an excess of carbs. On the off chance that you drink pop, quit, promptly. Just eat dessert on uncommon event. Generally substitute organic product for your sugar desires.

2. More cardio. You can do 1,000 crunches a day, get on one of those machines in the exercise center that make you curve, do side lifts, back lifts, foot lifts until your ears drain, yet none of this will beyond any doubt your handle danger. Cardio is the best work out. Strolling, running, biking, stairmaster, treadmill-all are awesome activities for smoldering this fat away. Some quality preparing is additionally prescribed, however don’t be tricked into supposing you can “spot decrease.” Just do some cardio day by day, regardless of the possibility that it’s simply strolling your pooch.

3. Eat a ton. Alright, I don’t intend to eat more calories. I mean eat all the more regularly. Nibbling will help you smolder this fat! Shoot for 4-5 times each day (counting dinners). Simply stay with the well done for snacks-organic product, almonds, curds, normal vitality bars, and so forth. In the event that you eat regularly your body will keep on smoldering fat throughout the day as it’s processing.

4. Take the stairs. This isn’t hard. On the off chance that you’ve just got a couple floors to go don’t take the lift or elevator. Something this little can have an immense effect in how much cardio you’re getting throughout a week.

5. Eat fat. Yes. Eat fat to smolder fat. Simply cautious of what sort of fat. Nuts, olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados are all bravo and will help you to keep away annoying lard. Be that as it may, avoid trans fats or “in part hydrogenated fat” no matter what, as it’s horrible for your wellbeing and can stay in your body for a considerable length of time! I have a tendency to eat almonds regularly for the duration of the day, and it keeps me fulfilled and keeps me from gorging.


Breakfast Gift Basket Idea

Breakfast Gift Basket Idea
Breakfast Gift Basket Idea

Breakfast Gift Basket Idea

Fill a cast iron gift basket with:

  • container of maple syrup,
  • package of smoked bacon, ham or sausage from a local butcher shop (this is the best way to buy gourmet w/out the high cost),
  • bag of pancake/biscuit mix (you can buy something gourmet, or
  • put some Bisquick or jiffy mix in a clear bag and tie a pretty piece of material around it with a tag including directions
    on how to mix up),
  • some tea and/or coffee and/or some juice boxes or bottles,
  • jam/jelly/preserves, and small jar of



Thoughts are the sparkle fittings of achievement.

Thoughts are the sparkle fittings of achievement. Whether it is travel, shopping or industry, all that you see was based on thoughts. For achievement you should have thoughts immovably altered in your psyche.

A vast salary is an aftereffect of thoughts… thoughts put vigorously. Thoughts are the flash attachments of progress. Commercial enterprises, fortunes, even domains have been based on thoughts. All that you purchase is the projection of a thought. Nobody can put down the estimation of good productive thoughts however inquisitively, just a couple individuals have any confidence in the estimation of their thoughts. “On the off chance that that thought was any great, another person would have considered it.” You hear again and again and much of the time the thought will shape the premise of an extraordinary achievement – by another person.

Each patent in UK and USA is the aftereffect of a thought. An expansive percent of them are the brainchild of out and out people such as you and me.

Thoughts can be alluded to as solidified contemplations or musings that have taken structure, an establishment on which to fabricate. All around you look you see thoughts, which have gotten to be substances. Each business is based on thought. The garments you wear, the house in which you live, the auto you drive all came about because of thoughts.

You can battle all your existence without gaining much ground, when all of a sudden a solitary thought can lift you out of lack of definition into the spotlight of accomplishment and bliss. There is no age point of confinement to the individuals who might create thoughts of worth. Numerous individuals in their sixties, seventies, and even past, have culminated thoughts which have empowered them to gain ground in a restricted time than they had made all through the greater part of their earlier years.

Three Steps to take after.

The accompanying three stages will demonstrate to you proper methodologies to condition your Subconscious Mind with the goal that it will deliver thoughts freely, thoughts to help you in any heading in which you wish to travel, thoughts that will offer you some assistance with proving that you can be a considerable measure superior to anything you expected you were. Incredible achievers over a wide span of time have utilized this method to achieve their objective.

Step 1. You should give clear guidelines to your Subconscious Mind. So as to have a fruitful personality fit for making new and essential thoughts, you should see yourself with that sort of brain. Make positive revelations in regards to your thought creating mind.

“My brain is ready and dynamic, consistently bringing into awareness a stream of useful thoughts of quality.”

At whatever point you do anything of an innovative nature, go before your activity with the recommendation simply given or something comparable. See how your thoughts will stream. On the off chance that you are composing a letter, a daily paper thing, or a book, you won’t be speechless in the event that you take after this schedule. The best time to do this is just before you nod off. Your Subconscious Mind is more probable at alpha-theta brainwave stage. Give your directions plainly and overnight your Subconscious Mind “will think about it”. The following morning at breakfast, you will be stunned what number of good and productive thoughts drive their way into your Conscious Mind. While you are snoozing, your Subconscious Mind is taking a shot at these thoughts. In the event that for instance you have an issue and you can’t see an answer, before you resign, approach your Subconscious Mind for an answer.

Step 2. The motivation behind this stride is to create inside of your brain a thought cognizance. Build up an inquisitive personality. You are constantly ready for thoughts in the matter of how things can be made strides. With that inquisitive personality of yours, you will always make the inquiry, “What would I be able to do to enhance this or improve it?” If you are considering enhancing things at work, ask yourself, “By what method would I be able to improve or quicker?” Ideas will approach, which will remunerate you liberally.

Step 3. A thought gets to be something unmistakable the minute you make a move. A thought is most serious at its introduction to the world. Safeguard it before it starts to blur. Begin a thought record. Every time a thought comes into awareness, record it, unless you are in a position to take a shot at it instantly. Record everything that comes into your brain with respect to that thought. The very demonstration of portraying the thought in composing keeps it from blurring. On the off chance that the thought can be envisioned and you are capable with a pencil, make a representation of it. Keep in mind, the more you do regarding the thought, the greater it develops. Survey your thoughts much of the time to keep them in the cutting edge of your brain. In the event that you increase extra thoughts relating to those as of now in your document, convey it avant-garde by including the new musings.

“A man might trudge along for quite a long time without hinting at any achievement… when at some point… startlingly… a capable thought will saturate his cognizance… and a pioneer is conceived.” Ben


Psalm 10 Why do you hide yourself

Psalm 10 Why do you hide yourself

 Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

Why, Lord, do you stand far off?
    Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
    who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
    he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
    in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
His ways are always prosperous;
    your laws are rejected by[b] him;
    he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
    He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

His mouth is full of lies and threats;
    trouble and evil are under his tongue.
He lies in wait near the villages;
    from ambush he murders the innocent.
His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
    like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
    he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse;
    they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;
    he covers his face and never sees.”

12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
    Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
    Why does he say to himself,
    “He won’t call me to account”?
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
    you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
    you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
    call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
    that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;
    the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that mere earthly mortals
    will never again strike terror.


Happy Inane Answering Message Day

Happy Inane Answering Message Day

Happy Inane Answering Message Day
Happy Inane Answering Message Day

Date When Held : Always January 30

Many people look at the title of this day and think ….huh!!? Some people think its a typo, and the day should read “National Insane Answering Message Day”. However, it actually and truly is “National Inane Answering Message Day”.

First lets clarify the meaning of an “inane” answering message. We all get them on our answering machines. An inane message is a senseless or meaningless message, or a prank call. Or, it could be an insane message.

So, National Inane Answering Message Day is a day to end those numerous, annoying inane answering machine messages. Trouble is…….how do you do that? In todays, world, caller Id is a great tool to accomplish this goal.



Answering the Time-Old Question – What is Self Image?

Self image has been scrutinized by psychologists and philosophers alike for centuries. Even though there are many arguments as to what self image is exactly, people will agree that self image has much to do with how a person feels about him/herself.
Self image has been scrutinized by psychologists and philosophers alike for centuries. Even though there are many arguments as to what self image is exactly, people will agree that self image has much to do with how a person feels about him/herself. Some would say that self image means how a person views himself in the world. What a person does everyday – their job, how they treat others, how attractive they are to others – hinges on their self image. Some people have positive perceptions of themselves, while others do not. It is believed that people who have positive perceptions of themselves have been told they are good, or useful. Those who are constantly told they aren’t good or useful, have negative perceptions of themselves.

This leads to another definition of self image which is how others view a person. If others do not enjoy a person’s company, the person may develop a poor self image. If other people do not find a person attract, the person may suffer from poor self image. People often put too much emphasis on what others think about them. It is important to remember that one’s self image will change throughout their lifetime. They begin to rely less on what others think about them as they mature and find hobbies and social groups that accept them. Their perception changes as they become more educated. Learning a skill or learning more about the world can have a positive impact on a person’s self esteem.

Sometimes, though, a person needs counseling in order to develop a positive self image. This is very common among women and teenagers. Fashion magazines show women that are perfect when in reality they are not. Some women feel they cannot live up to these expectations and become depressed. Teenagers feel the same way when they compare themselves to others in their peer group. Unrealistic comparisons like these are dangerous. They can lead to eating disorders, disruptive behavior, and eventually drug or alcohol abuse. Talking with a therapist can sometimes make a person realize that they do not have to compare themselves to others. Their self image improves and they can lead happy lives.

Self image needs to be nurtured. Everyone feels less than perfect sometimes. But most people recover and go on with their lives. But some people cannot let go of these bad feelings as easily. Their self image is so unrealistic, they make themselves sick and need professional help and advice in order to gain the strength needed to get past those bead feelings.


Happy Anniversary Gift Basket Idea

Happy Anniversary Gift Basket Idea

Anniversary Gift Basket Idea
Anniversary Gift Basket Idea
  • wine or de-alcohol wine
  • register both couples in an activity class (rock climbing, scuba diving, something they can do together)
  • a movie that both spouses like popcorn kernels with favorite spices
  • coupon book you make yourself for babysitting (if necessary)
  • an inspirational book about marriage
  • bubble bath
  • an afghan made for two sweets and cookies




Anniversary Blues
by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Jamie and Kurt are a sweet, successful couple in their early thirties. In spite of loving each other deeply, they often find themselves in conflict over seemingly minor issues, as most couples do. Recently, just one week before their wedding anniversary, they had a particularly hurtful argument. Jamie had expressed her unhappiness about Kurt’s busy schedule and the limited time he finds to spend with her. As usual, Kurt promised to try harder and they got through it. But having not dealt with the real issues at hand, the problem was bound to resurface. Jamie unknowingly began planting the seeds for their next bout when she decided to bring up the subject of their anniversary.
“Kurt, I just wanted to remind you that next week is our anniversary and it‘s really important that we plan something special for us.”
Kurt took a deep breath and responded, “Jamie, you know I don’t really like celebrations.”
“Oh come on Kurt. It’s really important to me.” Nearly pleading, Jamie continued. “When you really love someone, you try to do what is important to them, right? I made the plans last year and now it’s your turn. Why don’t you surprise me…something really romantic! Okay?”
Silent and distant, Kurt gave a slight nod, which was all the assurance Jamie needed that this anniversary would be exceptional. She could barely work that week fantasizing about what Kurt would do to demonstrate his everlasting love. Finally, the day arrived! Kurt had agreed to be home by six o clock. By twenty past six, Jamie was anxious. With each glance at the clock, her pacing quickened. At last, Kurt walked through the door looking tense and clutching a bouquet of red roses. Jamie took the roses with a wary smile, anticipating what was coming next. Without even so much as a glance, Kurt turned around, got a beer out of the fridge, and sank into the couch, grabbing the remote control.
Jamie watched intently, feeling her blood turn to ice. “That’s it?” she asked.
“That’s what?”
“That’s it? It’s our anniversary!” Jamie’s tone grew sharp. “You said you would plan something special and romantic and this…” shaking the roses in her clenched fist, “this is it?”
“I never said I would do anything,” Kurt retorted. “I told you it wasn’t my thing.”
“Don t lie to me! You nodded yes!”
“No, I didn’t. I didn’t agree to anything. You always want me to prove that I love you. I hate that! Even if I did want to do something for our anniversary, I certainly wouldn’t want to after you tell me you expect it! Sullenly, Kurt turned back to the TV. You take all the fun out of everything.
Jamie dissolved into tears. “Well if you knew how to show me you loved me, I wouldn’t have to say anything.”
Without a word, Kurt turned off the TV and left the house.
Once again, Jamie and Kurt were left feeling unheard and unappreciated. Their conditioned response was to blame each other for their hurt feelings and angry behavior.
In order to understand how things went so wrong, we need to look at the interaction in terms of their intention to learn or their intention to protect.
Jamie starts out trying to control Kurt by making him feel guilty. Kurt, not wanting to be controlled and not able to communicate how being controlled makes him feel, moves into resistance, which is his form of control. Jamie thinks that laying on more guilt (control) will accomplish her objective to have a romantic anniversary. Since Kurt is frustrated with his inability to express his brewing feelings, he moves into silence (control). Finally, when Kurt comes home late and sits on the sofa, he demonstrates passivity (control) to which Jamie responds with anger (control). Kurt uses more resistance (control) and Jamie uses more anger and guilt (control). Kurt gets defensive (control) and disappears (control). Attack, resist, blame, defend, on and on…Sound familiar?
Neither Kurt nor Jamie want to hurt each other. Unfortunately, they are also not open to learning about their own feelings and behaviors, or each other’s. Resorting to controlling behavior keeps them safe and eliminates the need to effectively communicate their fear. Fear is what motivates their intention to control and in the face of fear, their love dissipates.
Instead of each person taking full responsibility for his or her own happiness and unhappiness, they gave that job to each other. Imagine that your feelings are a child within. Imagine what would happen if you had an actual child that you kept trying to give to others to take care of. That child would feel scared and insecure most of the time. Yet that is exactly what happens when we make others responsible for our feelings – our child within feels scared, insecure, angry, depressed, and anxious. It is only when we take responsibility for our own feelings, which we can do through the intent to learn, that we will feel secure enough to give up the need to control and resist control.
It would be easy to blame Jamie for their problems – if only she didn’t get so needy and angry, everything would be fine. It’s just as easy to blame Kurt – if only he was more attentive and caring. Yet until both Jamie and Kurt are willing to take responsibility for their own feelings, and until loving themselves and each other is more important than controlling or not being controlled, their conflicts will continue.
The act of taking responsibility has nothing to do with blame or fault. Each person taking full responsibility eliminates the need to be right and that is an essential step to a mature and reasonable outcome. What if Jamie had started with, “Kurt, I love celebrating our anniversary and you hate it. Can we talk about what would work for both of us?” They could have more easily resolved the issue. And what if Kurt had responded to Jamie’s initial controlling statements with caring and openness instead of resistance, such as, “Honey, you know I don’t like celebrations, so please don’t expect me to plan something. Let’s talk about how we can make it work for both of us.” Either one of them could have moved into an intent to learn and taken responsibility for creating what they wanted.
Each of us has the choice to begin to notice our intention.
If each of us changed our intention from controlling to loving, and learned to take responsibility for our own feelings, we would each be participating in healing our relationships and thereby healing our planet.


A Dog Day Care Business is a Lot Of Fun

A Dog Day Care Business is a Lot Of Fun
by Kelley Blackston

A Dog Day Care Business is a Lot Of Fun
A Dog Day Care Business is a Lot Of Fun

If you love dogs and you enjoy making money then a dog day care business may be a very good fit for you!
Let me ask you a question, “Can you imagine starting your very own dog day care business?” If you asked yourself that question and still aren’t sure, let me give you a bit of dog day care business advice….
First, make sure that you truly love dogs. Second, study your area and see if there is a large dog population. Finally, get some legal advice.
You see, if you love and care for the dogs that you keep, the chances of your dog day care business being a huge success is much better than if you are just starting a dog day care business for the money.
Now the reason that I mentioned studying your area to make sure there are plenty of dogs is simple, no dogs equals no money for your dog day care business!
Here’s a dog day care business tip: See how many veterinarians are in your area. Also, be sure to look in the paper at the classifieds section.
Finally, I mentioned obtaining proper legal advice. A local attorney in your area can give you valuable information about starting a dog day care business in your area. You want to make sure you comply with all laws.
A dog day care business can be a lot of fun! Just make sure you enjoy dogs, research your area, and always obtain good legal advice.
Good luck in your dog day care business endeavor!



A Dog Day Care Franchise – Is It Really Worth It?
by Kelley Blackston

When you take into account that there are over 68,000,000 dogs in the United States alone, you can see why many people consider taking advantage of a dog day care franchise.
However, before you even think about a dog day care franchise, please do a self evaluation and make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.
A dog day care franchise is a tremendous responsibility. It requires a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of resources.
Now, please understand that I am not implying that a dog day care franchise is not a wise choice for you. I am only trying to help provide you with some useful dog day care franchise information.
Here are some general questions to ask yourself before starting a dog day care franchise:
– Do I really love dogs enough to start a dog day care franchise?
Yes, I realize like many opportunities in life, you have the potential to make good profits with a dog day care franchise regardless of whether you really care for the dogs or not.
However, if you don’t have a love and passion for dogs, your success with a dog day care franchise will more than likely be limited.
– Next, are you willing to foot the bill for all of the necessary dog day care franchise resources?
Yes, even a dog day care franchise that comes with all the necessary information and tools is still going to cost you. Especially, if you are renting a building for leasing land.
These are just some of the reasons why I encourage people to do their research before taking advantage of a dog day care franchise.


Guardian Angel Survival Kit Idea

Guardian Angel Survival Kit Idea


Guardian Angel Survival Kit Idea
Guardian Angel Survival Kit Idea

Make life beautiful: one day at a time!
Smiley Faces: Smiling is contagious.
Band-Aid: To fix hurt feelings.
Rubberband: To stretch you beyond your limits.
Glitter: To make life sparkle!
Sweet & Sour Candy: A reminder to appreciate the differences in others.
Eraser: A reminder that everyday can begin with a clean slate.
Gum: A reminder to think before you “chew” others out.
Toothpick: To pick out the good in everyone including yourself.
Button: To button your lips when you have nothing




Angel to Angel
by Skye Thomas

Years ago, my minister spoke to us about how you could solicit the help of your guardian angels to help with conflict resolution. She told us stories about how she and others had successfully asked their guardian angels to speak to the enemy’s guardian angel. The idea being that when you find yourself in an argumentative situation with someone, that you could request that your guardian angel talk angel to angel with their guardian angel about finding a win-win situation. She gave us examples of times when after asking for the angels to help mediate the problem, that the other party suddenly softened and the solutions began to easily show themselves. As she told the stories of her successes with this approach to problem solving, I began to think about how to use it in my own life.
I’m not much for praying in the traditional down on your knees with templed hands approach. I can’t concentrate like that. My knees hurt and I pay more attention to keeping my hands in that saintly position and forget to really connect with any form of a higher celestial type being. It works better for me to take out pen and paper and to hand write a letter to my angels. In really thinking through what I want to say in the letter, I guess I end up sending out a prayer after all. It’s just a different form of prayer. So, when I decided to use my minister’s advice about requesting angel to angel intervention for my problems in life, I immediately started writing letters to my angels and sometimes I wrote the letter directly to the other person’s angel if I could get a ‘feel’ for which angel was looking after them.
It really worked very nicely. I don’t usually have enemies per se, maybe just grumpy coworkers and such, but I did see a softening of spirit and things always got better. Yes, I admit the softening may have come from me, but that’s not what’s important. What matters is that the process served its purpose and peace and harmony was created much easier than before I had started writing to the angels.
So, if they can help us with bad relationships, then why can’t they help us with good ones too? I started using the letters to the angels to help with my love life. I’m sorry to report that the angels will NOT help your crush fall in love with you. Bah! But they will help someone who’s a bit shy but interested feel more comfortable about taking that leap of faith and asking you out. Okay, fair enough. When you just can’t find the words to tell someone that you care about just how much they mean to you, then try writing it to your guardian angel and asking them to deliver the message for you. Again, whether you pray to them or write to them, it forces you to find the words to say exactly what it is you want to say. Perhaps that’s where the magic lies. I don’t know, but when I just write to some vague nothingness in the sky, then nothing happens. It only works when I’m writing to the angels. Maybe they’re real and maybe they’re not, but believing they’re real and that they’ll help seems to work its magic on me and on my relationships.
I read an email from a new friend who had read somewhere that this was a good way to repel negativity. She gave some examples of how she had used it recently in her personal life. The one I thought was very interesting was how she used the angels’ help to protect her sense of personal space. She doesn’t like feeling crowded by strangers and asked that the angels keep everyone back to a comfortable distance. Apparently it worked. That’s an area I hadn’t thought to use it in. I am reminded of walking in dark parking lots to get to my car, or when taking small children to the fair and not wanting to get separated. I will try asking for the angels’ help with these little comfort and safety areas.
I’ve also used the letters to angels technique in my work too. One such letter became an article because they told me it was a universal prayer and needed to be typed up formally for everyone’s benefit. Click here to read The Entrepreneur’s Prayer if you haven’t already. In the past, I’ve used the prayer letters to help me find start up capital for my business and to help me find the right office space to lease. I keep an open-ended request for guidance in all of my spiritual work. I ask them when to write, what to write, when to pitch my work, when to rework the website, and when to have a toes-in-the-sand-at-the-beach-day so as to become re-inspired again. As long as I’m listening, I pretty much always get great advice and am in the flow of some sort of cosmic divine timing. When I can’t ‘hear’ them and need direction, then I will write the letters again. Soon afterwards, I am able to ‘feel’ their presence and can spot the signs again that they’re still here helping me.
I don’t use them too much for personal gain, because I have this funny little voice that says I’m not supposed to bug them for money and material possessions. I am working to get past that belief system because when I have asked them to help with creating a new car or to find the new home we’re meant to live in, they’ve always taken excellent care of us and found the perfect car or the perfect home for us at that time.
Find your form of prayer. I don’t think it matters how you create the prayer, but I do know that it works. Call on them and they will help you, in their way, in their time.


Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist

Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist!


Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist
Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist

The sooner you realize this sad but true fact, the sooner you can get on with finding Mr. Close-Enough-To-Perfect. Prince Charming, riding on a white stallion, lost his way or found Princess Charming and got married on his way to your castle. Get over it and get on with it. You ARE going to have to actively seek the man of your dreams and you won’t find him hiding under your bed. You already know that he isn’t among the men that you are acquainted with so, now what? Online dating is “what”.

It’s true that online dating, while in its infancy, was only made up of perverts, sexual predators, nerds and weirdoes but that is no longer true. It has become the main tool of the single person in every developed country in the world. Forty million people can’t all be wrong. Ask your girl friends if they have ever used online dating or are using it now. If they are honest with you, most of them have or are now members of at least one online dating site and maybe more than one. It really is the way to go to meet eligible men who want to meet you. It doesn’t matter what any of your numbers are…like age, height, weight or income either. Somewhere out there in the big wide world there is a man who will like you…..then love you….and think that you are beautiful and desirable. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is true. What is considered beautiful in one part of the world is completely different from what is considered beautiful in another part of the world. It’s even different from one part of this country to another.

Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist
Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist

Find an online dating site that fits your needs. Write a great profile and post a flattering picture. Start contacting eligible men on the site. Mr. Close-enough-to-perfect could be a few mouse clicks away.



Establishing Online Dating Relationships: Safety First


Online dating can be fun. But don’t neglect safety and common sense when you try to hook up with a mate. At minimum, take caution in the following areas.


Protect Your Computer

Take care of your equipment and systems before you head out into the Internet realm. You need to have a firewall and anti-virus protection for your email and for when you search websites and interact online. At the bare minimum, you may want these two solutions that are offered at no charge to home computer users (i.e. not for commercial use):


Protect Yourself

Take care of yourself, too, by choosing appropriate dating sites. Seek and choose a reputable online dating service.  How? Begin by asking around with friends, neighbors, co-workers and others you may know who have tried online dating, and see which places they recommend. In addition, search “online dating services” and keep a notebook of their URLs or website links, the fees, rules and regulations, complete contact information of each and any other useful information that spikes your interest. Then compare each place.  Try only those places where you feel safe. Avoid the others.


So take care. Arm your computer – and yourself- with the correct tools and knowledge!