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Fortune Cookie Friday: Success!

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Greetings my fellow bee-peeps!

First of all, I want to thank all of you who reached out and congratulated me on positively b.e.e.’s Liebster Award. Whether you emailed, commented on social media, or commented on the blog, you all really made my week! =)

After all of that excitement, though, I am definitely ready for a fortune cookie, aren’t you?

(For those of you who are new here, welcome! I have a regular feature called Fortune Cookie Friday, where I use a fortune to kick off a topic. You can read more about how it started.)

Ready? Okay, let’s go:


For success today look first to yourself.
Pretty much does what it says on the tin, doesn’t it? 
When I look around me, I see a lot of blame-shifting in our culture and society, in general. I’m not pointing to specific people, but for instance, when we process the things or events in our lives that are going wrong, we have a natural tendency …

100th Post Celebration - The 2019 Liebster Award!

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I know you are probably expecting a Fortune Cookie today, but I had to diverge from the schedule for a very important reason:
This is my 100th post on positively b.e.e.! ๐ŸŽ‰And to celebrate, I’ve got a BIG announcement:I’ve been nominated for a 2019 Liebster Award! I was nominated by Lusine Gharibyan of My Blog, Coffee and Camera!  Lusine’s blog is a fun, insightful place with content that is sure to make you smile. Go check it out! You can read positively b.e.e.’s nomination here.

I’m very honored to be nominated. Thank you, Lusine! ๐ŸŒน
Here is more information about the award: 
What is the Liebster Award? The Liebster Award (“Liebster” is a German word meaning “sweetest,” “kindest,” “nicest,” “dearest”) is basically a peer-reviewed blogging award. Bloggers are nominated by other bloggers. It promotes the discovery of new blogs and helps new bloggers grow their audience, plus, what a great w…

The Science of Kindness

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Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been having a wonderful week. 
Today I want to talk about kindness. I don’t know why this popped into my brain, but it did, so bear with me.  “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” ~ Albert Schweitzer We all know that it’s good to be kind. We’re taught as children to be kind to others, share our toys, be nice, say “please” and “thank you,” and help our friends. Some of us have done volunteer work throughout our lives, or at the very least, helped a neighbor bring in their groceries or shovel their walk.
I really like highlighting ways to be kind to each other here on this blog. I’ve recognized that not only does being kind to people make me feel good (indeed, it makes me feel good to write this blog every week), but I’ve noticed that when one person is kind, then…

Fortune Cookie Friday: Small Steps

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the first post and first fortune cookie of 2019! I want to start by wishing you all a very happy new year! 



I hope it is everything you wish it to be! Which brings me to today's fortune: 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step. 
This fortune is from a meal that Fred and I shared with my parents the other day.  

I decided to post this as the first fortune of the year because of its message. It's appropriate for the new year, don't you think? 

With each new year, we're culturally primed to do a bit of a "reset"—we set resolutions, start new projects, create new goals, or wipe the slate clean from the year before. So this seems like the perfect time to consider our journeys.

So what do I mean when I say "journey"?  Well, that really is up to you. We could be talking about your entire life, or we could be talking abou…