Tao Porchon-Lynch quote: power over stress

Breath is the power behind all things… I breathe in and know that good things will happen.

Breath is the power behind all things… I breathe in and know that good things will happen.

Tao Porchon-Lynch

Terri Guillemets quote: what to give your stress

Terri Guillemets said: Give your stress wings and let it fly away.

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.

Terri Guillemets
Lady stands beside a black owl figurine on a park bench
Lady standing beside a black porcelain owl figurine on a park bench

Kahlil Gibran quote: where anxiety comes from

Kahlil Gibran said: Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.

Kahlil Gibran

Wearing red on the first February Friday

February 1st, 2019 is National Wear Red Day, a non-official holiday annually celebrated on the first Friday of the American Heart Month.

Go red day

National Wear-Red Friday, sometimes called Go Red Day, was created to raise awareness of the no. 1 killer of American women – heart disease. This is to remind and motivate everyone, not just ladies but also gentlemen, to take action in protecting themselves from such cardiovascular disease, as well as stroke.

The red dress

In 2002, the Red Dress® was created and became the trademark of The Heart Truth®, a national campaign on women’s risk to heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with many national and community organizations. It is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.

Nothing attracts attention like a red dress.

Laura Bush

Come join the NHLBI, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS Office on Women’s Health and many other groups in the U.S. flash their reds on February’s very first Friday.

References:
About The Heart Truth. (2016, March 17). Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/about/index.htm.
National Wear Red Day. (2016, March). Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/events/wear-red.htm.
Wear Red And Give. (2019, February 1). Retrieved from https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give.

Audrey Hepburn quote: the shade on every woman

Audrey Hepburn said: There is a shade of red for every woman.

There is a shade of red for every woman.

Audrey Hepburn

Jake Shimabukuro quote: a better world of ukuleleists

Jake Shimabukuro said: If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.

If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.

Jake Shimabukuro

New year resolution like a fleeting fashion statement (2/7)

Our January 1st to-do list is sometimes only an ideal – like a fad or a fashion statement. The perfect model catwalks but later becomes off-balanced and loses her track even before the month ends.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 2 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl's new pair of red sneakers matching her white-over-red polka-dot skirt
Young Mnimi girl’s new pair of red sneakers matching her white-over-red polka-dot skirt

Hashtags newyear selfie (3/7)

Lancelonie said: We have come to a point where pronouncing or showing off our resolutions seems enough. Enough to Pinterest or share with our little social-media-based word. Enough to just say, “my new year resolution” with hashtags, #newyear and #selfie, on our Facebook, Instagram and other profiles. Whether it catches on like a craze or totally disappears like a failed trend, it is irrelevant.

We are in a world where sharing our new year resolutions seems enough for Pinterest and other social media. Just as long as we hashtag those with #newyear and #selfie on Facebook, Instagram and other profiles, it doesn’t matter if those go viral or not.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 3 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument

Henry Cloud quote: spouses as champions of each other

Henry Cloud said: Spouses in healthy relationships cherish each other’s space and are champions of each other’s causes.

Spouses in healthy relationships cherish each other’s space and are champions of each other’s causes.     

Henry Cloud

Mignon McLaughlin quote: requirement of a successful marriage

Mignon Mclaughlin said: A successful marriage requires falling in love many times – always with the same person.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times – always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

Lancelonie quote: new year’s resolution (4/7)

Lancelonie said: A New Year’s resolution is much like learning a musical instrument. There is a period of initial zeal and excitement as it is a personal challenge.

A New Year’s resolution is much like learning a musical instrument. There is a period of initial zeal and excitement as it is a personal challenge.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 4 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl learning her mini guitar frets
Young Mnimi girl learning her mini guitar frets

The moment when you realize the task is difficult (5/7)

Lancelonie said: A moment comes when you realize how difficult it is to follow every note. You decide whether to continue or not – to keep that musical instrument close to your heart or retire it to some nameless corner.

A moment comes when you realize how difficult it is to follow every note. You decide whether to continue or not – to keep that musical instrument close to your heart or retire it to some nameless corner.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 5 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl strumming her mini guitar with her eyes closed
Young Mnimi girl strumming her mini guitar with her eyes closed

Mastering your instrument like a new year’s resolution (6/7)

Lancelonie said: Mastering your musical instrument is like pursuing your new year’s resolution. The result is life changing.

Mastering your musical instrument is like pursuing your new year’s resolution. The result is life changing.

LanceLonie, Editorial Note ( 6 of 7 ) : New Year’s Resolution A Musical Instrument
Young Mnimi girl singing as she plays her mini guitar
Young Mnimi girl singing as she plays her mini guitar

Dr. Seuss quote: how to know when in you are in love

Dr. Seuss said: You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss

Martin Luther King Jr quote: what light and love can do

Martin Luther King, Jr. said: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr quote: the only force that transforms from enemy to friend

Martin Luther King, Jr. said: Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Drawing by thearchangelo 👼🏽

John Wooden: two most important things in the world

John Wooden said: The most important thing in the world is family and love.

The most important thing in the world is family and love.

John Wooden

Happy Bench Monday

January 21st is National Hugging Day… An unknown author said: A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms.

January 21st is National Hugging Day.

Happy Bench Monday today and Hug Day tomorrow!

Little Mnimi girl and family sitting on a swinging bench in a bird farm
Dec. 30, 2014, Little Mnimi girl and family sitting on a swinging bench in a bird farm

A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms.

Unknown Author

Victor Hugo quote: the greatest happiness of life

Victor Hugo said: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

George Sand quote: the only happiness in life

George Sand said: There is only one happiness in this life – to love and be loved.

There is only one happiness in this life – to love and be loved.

George Sand

Sebastian Bach on how to play any musical instrument

Johann Sebastian Bach said: It’s easy to play any musical instrument. All you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

A cartoonish piano that is crooked
A Johann Sebastian Bach photo quote about touching the right key to play an instrument

It’s easy to play any musical instrument. All you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Giving out love and letting it in: life’s most important

Morrie Schwartz said to Mitch Albom, as written on his memoir, Tuesdays With Morrie: The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in…

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.

Morrie Schwartz, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
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