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Q-Tip 11/11/19

Happy Monday my Friends,
It has been a while and on my mind that as we approach the holidays, things tend to get more stressful than usual. So I wanted to send some words of positivity and encouragement so we don’t forget that each of us needs to take a moment to breathe and enjoy each and every day.

The generous and bold have the best lives. (Norwegian proverb)

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. (Japanese proverb)

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. (Maori proverb)

To be damned by the devil is to be truly blessed. (Chinese proverb)

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasures is like a blacksmith’s bellows-he breathes but does not live. (Sanskrit proverb)

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. (Swedish proverb)

When one door shuts, a hundred will open. (Spanish proverb)

Love is friendship set on fire. (French proverb)

Dance as if no one’s watching, sing as if no one’s listening, and live everyday as if it were your last. (Irish proverb)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 9/16/19

Happy Monday my friends,

Wanted to take the time today to send some powerful thoughts, encouragement and  positivity to all.

One kind word can change someone’s entire day. (#SpiritualFFL)
There are always problems to face, but it makes a difference if our minds are calm. (Dalai Lama)
To find yourself, think for yourself. (Socrates)
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. (#SpiritualFFL)
We cannot force someone to hear a message they are not ready to receive, but we must never underestimate the power of planting a seed. (Garden of Inspiration)
Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. (Buddhism & Meditation for Beginner)
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill)
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” (Audrey Hepburn)
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.(Helen Keller)
Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 8/12/19

Happy Monday my friends,

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Today’s inspirational quotes will focus on success and love and friendship.



Never mistake motion for action. (Ernest Hemingway)

Silence is the true friend that never betrays. (Confucius)

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either. (Leo Burnett)

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

We’re all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don’t make the big ones. (Andy Rooney)



A loving heart is the truest wisdom. (Charles Dickens)

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.(Sir James Matthew Barrie)

To give counsel as well as to take it is a feature of true friendship. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. (Martin Luther King, Jr)


Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 7/22/19

Happy Monday My Friends,

I would like to start our week with a powerful message. Sometimes we may find ourselves feeling that certain people have everything. They get the best cars, the best houses or the best jobs. Instead of feeling happy for them do we often feel a need to be above them, no matter what? With those kind of thoughts you are only hurting yourself instead of being the person who you were meant to be, and be grateful and thankful for that. You do matter, even if you have difficulty believing it all the time. YOU are YOU, and that will not change, so be proud.

“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.” (Marian Anderson)

Does someone else always have to lose in order for us to win? Sometimes we act as if that’s the case. We scheme covertly or overtly, trying to make sure that some rival——for affection, for position, for attention—doesn’t get what he or she wants. We drop hints, gossip, hold back information. But when we try to keep others down, we also keep ourselves down; we become meaner and smaller than our best selves. All too often, our machinations fail anyway. Others see our meanness for what it is, and we lose out on opportunities we might otherwise have had.

Helping someone else rise might well help me rise, too.

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic key to living your life with integrity. (W. Clement Stone)
If you don’t like something, change it. If you cant change it, change your attitude. (Maya Angelou)
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. (Booker T Washington)
If you can dream it, you can do it. (Walt Disney)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 7/15/19

Happy Monday My Friends,

Do you find yourself sometimes, just going through the motions? Like it’s just the same routine day after day? If you were to take a minute right now and look around you, what might you be able to see or do differently. Life is a precious gift and how sad that we do not find pleasure sometimes in just the smallest of things. For instance, how great was it to see the sun today? How great it felt to be able to get in your car and drive to work and not be home bedridden with a debilitating illness? Today’s message will I hope inspire all to, as the saying goes, “STOP and smell the roses.”


“One may have good eyes and yet see nothing.” (Italian Proverb)

Driving the same roads over and over, we stop noticing the people, homes, yards and buildings along the way. We work with the same people for years but never see them as anything more than a reflection of the work they do. We’ve gotten so used to doing things a certain way, we can’t see that there are better ways of doing these things—if we would just open our eyes. To truly see what’s around us, we have to make an effort. Life is too short to take the world for granted.


I will deliberately open my eyes to the world.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. (Dolly Parton)

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. (Winston Churchill)

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. (Napoleon Hill)

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. (Mary Kay Ash)

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. (Christopher Reeve)


Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 7/8/19

Happy Monday My Friends,

In last week’s letter, we discussed success, in our personal lives and our work lives. This week’s message is along the same train of thought and how not to give up and keep pushing through towards attaining that goal.

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” (Christopher Morley)

Few people simply leap to the top of their profession. Most get their incrementally—step by step, experience by experience, and even mistake by mistake. If we give up, we fail for certain. To have even a chance at success, we have to keep reloading and taking aim at our target.

Instead of complaining about how frustrating my failures are and how others seem to have it so much better than me, I will just keep plugging along towards what I want. (Linda Picone)

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. (Benjamin Spock)
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight— it’s the size of the fight in the dog. (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
Mistakes are the portals for discovery. (James Joyce)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 7/1/19

Happy Monday My Friends,

In life, whether it be our own personal lives or our work lives, we all strive in one way or another for success. What a great feeling to have accomplished a personal goal or a work goal. It is all the same. What a great sense of pride we feel. Many have been able to put these thoughts into words so I would like to begin this new month of July with quotes of encouragement featuring:

Success is the ability yo go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. (Winston Churchill)

You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what to you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel)

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. (Cecile B. DeMille)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Eight per cent of success is just showing up. (Woody Allen)

This last quote is something we all need to remember in order to help in QSPAC’s success:
There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. (Sam Walton)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week and Happy Fourth of July holiday,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 6/24/19

Happy Monday My Friends,

So soon this month has passed. Seems I was just posting  and it was the beginning of June. As we close this month our letter of encouragement this week is about Love and Friendship.

Always be a little kinder than necessary. (Sir James Matthew Barrie)

To give counsel as well as to take it is a feature of true friendship. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. (Victor Borge)

Love is like war, easy to begin but very hard to stop. (H.L. Mencken)

If you have only one smile in you, give it to people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning “Good Morning” at strangers. (Maya Angelou)

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. (Buddha)

If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, then my life will not have been in vain. (Emily Elizabeth Dickinson)

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. (Benjamin Disraeli)


Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 6/17/19

Happy Monday My Friends,

What’s broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again. (The Purple Flower)

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. (Mother Teresa)

If no one told you today: You’re beautiful. You’re loved. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. You’re stronger than you think. You’re gonna get through his. I’m glad you’re alive. And don’t ever give up. (Think Positive)

Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. Have fun and give them something to talk about. (Buddhist Journal)

This next passage I happened upon truly enlightened me. It does not matter what nationality we are, or what our religious beliefs, and although this note does not entail all faiths and beliefs,  as human beings I feel we all believe and do our best to try to follow:


Buddhism: Hurt not others that which pains yourself.

Christianity: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Hinduism: Treat others as you would yourself be treated.

Islam: What you yourself hate, do to no man.

Native American: Live in harmony, for we are all related.

Sacred Earth: Do as you will, as long as you harm no-one. (Transcending Pathway)


Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off

Q-Tip 6/3/19

Happy First week of June my friends,


What a better way to start the new month than with some powerful quotes of positivity and encouragement.

If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not what yesterday has taken away. (Inspired Positive Life)

When you’re in a dark place,  you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried. Perhaps you’ve been planted. BLOOM (Spiritual Food for Life)

To belittle, you have to be little. (Khalil Gibran)

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful places. (Quote Find)

The most valuable places to be in the world are in someone’s thoughts, someone’s prayers and in someone’s heart. (Positive Inspired Life)

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. (Mother Teresa)

Be an example…Show kindness to unkind people. Forgive people who don’t deserve it. Love unconditionally. Your actions always reflects who you are. (Spiritual Food for Life)

Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful. (Love is Life)

I didn’t fail. It was a learning experience. (Spiritual Food for Life)

There is no need to find a specific time to do good work. Every moment is right for it. (Spiritual Food for Life)

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. (Bruce Lee)

In closing, I thought this quote by Judy Garland inspiring:

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.


Wishing everyone a wonderful start to June and a wonderful week,

Susie Q for QSPAC signing off