Monday Motivator :: Helen Keller

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
     ~Helen Keller 
I have always admired Helen Keller. When I was a little girl, I watched The Miracle Worker and was in awe. I just couldn’t imagine being both blind and deaf, learning to talk, and then going on to be so successful through inspiring others. My best friend Peggy and I would spend hours learning the alphabet in sign language. As an adult, I would try to get my kids to write reports and read books about Helen Keller, to no avail.
So on this Monday morning as I dread going to work I’m going to think of Helen Keller and appreciate my blessings.
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Learning to Blog Part II

I can’t say enough good things about the BLOG BIZ+BUZZ seminar hosted by Meg Biram of Mimi+Meg. She was so cute and knowledgeable and inspiring! Her blog is one of my favorites; well-designed and well written with an excellent eye for style.  Meg gave us lots of great information about the ins and outs of blogging and promoting your business online. I especially loved hearing her story. I thought I would be the oldest and least hip person there but I think I was okay! I had a blast and picked up some awesome swag to boot! Check out these goodies…

Thank you Meg- I had a great time!

Learning To Blog, Part I

I am so excited to attend a blog workshop tomorrow hosted by Meg Biram of Mimi+Meg. I love everything about her blog and her style. I have been trying to get my blog established for over a year and it’s still not where I want it to be. Aargh! Fear of failure definitely holds me back but I want to get over it. I can’t wait to hear what Meg has to say about her experience as a blogger and helpful tips to be successful. At 48 years old I’m pretty sure I’ll be the oldest one there! I feel like I’m coming to the blogging/social media arena late-in-the game. It’s like teaching an old dog new tricks but I’m determined. As I say to my clients, “the greatest limits are the ones you give yourself.” I’m trying to take the leap!

Remembering 9/11

We can be reconciled to life in its severest aspects 

                                                                                       if we are confident that the disasters are not meaningless, 

and that the valley can be made a place of springs. 

– Charles Allen Dinsmore 
Atonement in Literature and Life.