I often get asked about quotes I post at the end of my blog posts… In fact, I got this email which I greatly appreciated:


I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your ” ” at the end of your posts. They are inspiring and thoughtful and some days they are just what I need to read. I am sure you don’t know how your comments, etc affect us all but just wanted to share. I just love your positive attitude…we all have our days but sometimes we need those little quotes more days than others.

Have a Happy Birthday MONTH! I just love you!
Thanks for everything!!

That got me thinking about my Purpose (which is my word for 2017).   I spoke of this in my upcoming interview with Dawn for the Thriving Woman Entrepreneur that will air on May 7th!  What is important to me in life and in business is to be positive.  It is so easy to get caught up in the negative especially when you are going through tough times.  Sometimes it is a quote or a smile from a friend who can remind you that no matter what there is something to be thankful for.  Quotes really speak to me.  I read them daily.  I save them. I paint with them. I cut them out and adhere them to my bathroom mirror.  They remind me of hanging on and moving forward.

Lately I have had to slow down and take care of me.  My body sent me a direct swat over the head to slow down and get well.  I am listening.  So with that said…Life can get tough.  You lose hope and you wonder if you will be happy again.  There will be a time when you take the steps necessary to walk through and not around.  On the other side you be a different you.  A happier version and the smiles come back.

To those who share the journey to prop you up.  To those who have quotes that speak to you.  To books that open your mind and remind you that you are not alone.  I am reading several books doing that for me right now.  The latest one I am reading is Option B By Sheryl Sandberg……great one


and now I am writing………that feels great too!  Is there a favorite quote you have or something that speaks with you lately?  I would love for you to share by leaving me a comment.

Give yourself the space to listen to your own voice – your own soul.  Too many people listen to the noise of the world and get lost in the crowd.”