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Make it a Beautiful Day

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We haven't had a song for a few weeks, have we? 
I love using music as a way to combat negativity, so please enjoy Beautiful Day by U2





According to Wikipedia, Bono has said that this song is about "a man who has lost everything, but finds joy in what he still has." I guess I heard the lyrics similarly, but this was my take: that life is beautiful regardless of material things. I guess that's basically the same thing, just coming from another angle.

This song has so much going on within it, musically, that I love to sit back and close my eyes while listening. My brain can almost visualize the sound waves as the harmonies and guitars wash over me. 

How does this song, or music in general, affect you? Whatever your take on it, I hope today's music choice brings some happiness to your week! 💛🐝

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Fortune Cookie Friday: Clarification

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Hello everyone! I hope you have had an amazing week!I opened a new fortune cookie this week, and this is what it said: 


It's up to you to clarify.
Have you ever had a situation where it seemed like you were being misunderstood or that people were talking at cross-purposes? I know I have. Let me share a humorous example:

My husband and I have been together for 11 years, now, but we still occasionally get our signals crossed when it is time to go out together. For some reason, we don't manage to sync up, so we delay leaving the house. 

Let's say he's ready before I am, so he'll sit at the computer to do something while he waits. Then I'll finish getting ready, but see he's working on something, so I'll fold some laundry or do another chore while I wait for him. Meanwhile, he'll finish up what he was doing and observe that I'm folding laundry, so he'l…

Tenacity Through Trying Times

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I hope you'll forgive the alliterative title, but I couldn't resist when I read the story of Walter Carr, the subject of today's inspiring story.

Walter Carr is college student based in Birmingham, Alabama, who recently went viral when a story came out about his tenacity in a trying time.

Walter had just gotten a brand new job when his car broke down the day before his first day of work. He had just been hired by Bellhops moving company and was supposed to report for his first day at the home of a client 20 miles away from him by 8 a.m. the next morning. It must have been so stressful to get a brand new job and then find himself in that position!

He had called a friend of his to get a ride to work the next morning, and that friend initially agreed, so Walter put the phone down and took a nap, but when he woke up a few hours later, that friend had left him a voicemail saying h…

Fortune Cookie Friday: Listen to Everyone

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had an AMAZING week! This week is a Fortune Cookie Friday week, so let's get right down to it!

Listen to everyone. Ideas come from everywhere.
When I gave a talk in Tennessee this summer about finding my voice, I discussed developing some listening skills as a route to finding our voices. I've found that if I'm just talking without really listening, whether it be in conversation with a family member or in a business meeting, my voice really isn't going to get me very far. Communication is a two-way street.

I see this fortune as encouraging us to keep an open mind and open ears! It seems that nowadays, if you express an opinion that differs from someone else's, a fight can ensue. (At least, this is what I see online.) Tempers flare and friendships end—over what, exactly? It's okay if someone has different thoughts or opinions th…