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Q-Tip 4/24/17

Happy Monday my friends,

Since this is the last Monday of April, this Q-Tip will be a bit longer than usual. We have all been working toward a more positive commitment to ourselves , our friends, our family, and our job so I was truly inspired by many authors this week. Hope you are too.

RESILIENCE
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” (Vince Lombardi)

Watch a baby learning to walk. When she first goes from crawling to walking, she’s down more than she’s up. There may be a few tears, but she quickly bounces back up, ready to try again. The urge to walk, to explore the world in a new way, keeps her going. Wouldn’t it be great if we could maintain this same kind of spirit? A baby doesn’t think, “Gee, I fell. Now, I’ll never learn to walk.” As adults, we sometimes let our failures discourage us. If something goes wrong one time, we think it will always go wrong. We don’t get up to take the next step.

NOTE TO SELF: I know I’ll fail once in a while, but I can learn from my failures. When I try something new that I fear I’ll fail at, I’ll remind myself that I’ve succeeded in the past by persisting. (Linda Picone)

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again (Buddhist proverb)

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. (Harry Truman)

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. (Deepak Chopra)

Today’s messages come down to two words for me, with an optimistic attitude and persistence we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.(SH)

Wishing everyone a wonderful week
Susie Q for QSPAC signing off