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   What a great day…time to energize and take trip to the Farmer’s Market get those fresh fruits, veggies and bread.  How about splurging on a unique cup of coffee and sweet while you are out exploring the town/country, you are worth it.

Have a fun filled day and smile, which will make everybody wonder what you are so happy about!



   It is a holiday weekend and time to get ready for the party or parties…BBQ’s, cookouts, family get togethers and the like.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the cup of coffee or tea before the busy day starts.

My Best,



   Today is Saturday and what a day it is.  It is filled with relaxation and time to enjoy our cup of coffee or tea and perhaps indulge in a scone or morning sweet.

Today, let your mind wander into the realms of creativity and success and be ready for the unexpected.

Enjoy the day,



Good Morning One and All, Happy Saturday!

Enjoy the cup of coffee or tea to begin the day and step out into the world to new experiences.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy all the activities be it chores around the house and yard or out and about.

May the end of the day find you with a happy heart.



   Today is Saturday in my part of the world… having a cup of coffee and just wanted to wish you a great day with wonderful, exciting and creative events that lift your heart and mind.  Jay


Ah, Saturday.  Have a good laugh today, smile about something funny, enjoy your cup of coffee or tea and let evening bring you a light heart and unburdened mind. 

May your day be filled with wonderful and unexpected pleasantries.


What A Wonderful Day

 What a wonderful day! 

Had to run errands and stopped for coffee.  The gentleman I met on the way into the coffee shop surprised me with a random act of kindness and brought my coffee.  I thanked him for his generosity.  What a nice gesture.  We never know how the good we do will be repaid to us.  

Giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin; a circle in need of completion.  Not only is important to give with grace, but to be able to receive our good graciously when presented to us.   

Many years ago there was book published concerning givers and takers.  The conclusion was, one must be both a gracious giver and receiver.  In this book the author stated, givers have an issue with receiving their good and takers have a problem with giving. Surprising, huh?

Moving along the road of success we give up old, tired, and worn out ideas, beliefs, and concepts that are no longer working for us to achieve our goals.  In replacing the old with the new more prosperous ones we receive our good in many forms: perhaps a luncheon or dinner business meeting to which we are being treated; it could be a recommendation for a job; a publisher or editor taking a chance on a book, an article or column idea; a literary or talent agent willing to represent us as they see our potential; meeting someone by chance who gives us a lead or better, etc.  There are a variety of ways that our good comes to us and it is up to us to receive graciously with an open heart and mind.

I have learned the hard way about not accepting my good when presented.  Like many I was taught, “Better to give than to receive.”  Well, it really is better to both give and receive to complete the circle and enjoy the benefits of both.

When the opportunity presents itself for a Random Act Of Kindness do participate, be you the giver or receiver.  

Have a wonderful day!  Jay

I Want Success

   I want success.  A first and crucial step in success attainment.

Second, is defining what “success” means to us and knowing what area we want to succeed in. To define and to know are important in our moving forward.

Success is different things to different people.  Each of us has our own definitions of success. 

A short side note.  When I came home from the hospital, after a full respiratory arrest, success to me meant breathing better and having the physical stamina to move around without tiring out easily during the day.  I achieved those success goals.  From that point on I set goals for my health and well-being.  I was never without a goal and was motivated to achieve these goals and others.  And so, ten months later I still have my physical and creative goals, taking the steps necessary to achieve them in my personal and professional life. If it was not for goals that made me stretch I would not be where I am today.

Success is not merely about; money, material things, riches and the like.  Success is relative to our needs, wants and desires.  That is why it is so important that we define success for ourselves, and not let anyone else do it for us-we are the only ones that can define success.  To set goals to aspire to is our responsibility, ours alone.  These goals need to make us stretch and be realistic, not made to be unattainable, which plays into the fear of success.

In wanting success we can opt for more than one specific area.  We have both a personal and professional life.  Setting our sites on better life experiences in both is important for our overall well-being.  Our personal and professional lives are intertwined.  Creative ideas for one can come from the other, thus, new input helps us modify our goal attainment for success.  We should never be so focused on one that we are unaware of the other. 

Wanting something and “wanting something” are two different things.  A cup of coffee, a stick of gum, a steak, a real Caesar salad, a decadent dessert are examples of wanting something; extremely immediate goals but goals nonetheless.  They are easily attainable.

“Wanting something” that is urging us forward is the force that motivates us to succeed and achieve short, medium and long-range goals.

Once we have set our success direction we have laid our foundation.  This is the foundation from which we step, leap and bound toward our goals; learning as we travel on the road to our success. 

Success becomes you. Identifying with, visualizing, and accepting your success as here and now you are setting up a mental equivalent and the law of attraction for this specific success in your life. The want has now become the belief.

There is more, but for now I wanted to share these basics.  Jay

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