Philip Treacy quote: what makes the hat

Philip Treacy said: The personality of the wearer and the hat makes the hat.

Lovely lady, all smiles, while slightly tipping off her black-and-white-striped floppy hat
Lovely lady, all smiles, while slightly tipping off her black-and-white-striped floppy hat

The personality of the wearer and the hat makes the hat.

Philip Treacy

Love like the wind you feel

Nicholas Sparks said: Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.

Love is like the wind. You can’t see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember

Take the stairs day quotes

January 10th is Take The Stairs Day.

There is no elevator to success.  You have to take the stairs. Zig Ziglar quote | I Call Her Mnimi | AboutMnimi.com
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
Zig Ziglar quote
I Call Her Mnimi | AboutMnimi.com

In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!

Mehmet Murat ildan quote | I Call Her Mnimi | AboutMnimi.com

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself and believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.

Sarah Ban Breathnach quote| I Call Her Mnimi | AboutMnimi.com

Feeling good on New Year

Feeling Good by Nina Simone is a perfect feel-good song for the new year… Birds flying high, you know how I feel… It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life. And I’m feeling good! | Nina Simone song
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Feeling Good – Birds flying high, you know how I feel… It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life. And I’m feeling good!

Nina Simone, Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Feeling Good - Birds flying high, you know how I feel...  It's a new dawn.  It's a new day.  It's a new life.  And I'm feeling good! | Nina Simone song
Birds flying high under a pink and purple sky, signifying a good feeling that looks forward to a new life

Setting goals for the new year chapter

The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book – waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. Melody Beattie quote – I call her Mnimi – AboutMnimi.com

The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book - waiting to be written.  We can help write that story by setting goals.  Melody Beattie quote | I Call Her Mnimi | www.AboutMnimi.com
The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book – waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
Melody Beattie quote
I Call Her Mnimi | http://www.AboutMnimi.com

Opening the New Year chapter

Officially starting the new year with an Edith Lovejoy Pierce quote, your opportunity book has blank pages for you to fill in. Yes, opportunities are there waiting for you to take. Anything you may have done wrongly in the past is a lesson. Today and going forward, you will get better!

Happy New Year 🎊, friends!!! I just can’t wait for the end of this write-up to say that.

I am also “officially” starting my year 2020 today with a quote by Edith Lovejoy Pierce below. It’s for you, too . . . as that is just perfect for day one of “our” 365 journey (together?). 😁

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce quote | I Call Her Mnimi | AboutMnimi.com

The blank pages represent all the opportunities that you are yet to take – to start over and make things a whole lot better – this year. You may have done some stupid things in the past and that’s alright. It is done and gone. It’s your lesson and hopefully, you learned. Today and going forward, you’ll make up for those . . . and you will get better!

For the obsessive-compulsive, like me, I mark today, January 1st, 2020, as that day. 👊 Haha.

Little girl, Mnimi, drawing on her book of opportunity for the new year - a red and blue house under a yellow sun which symbolizes a happy home - I Call Her Mnimi - www.AboutMnimi.com
Inside her Opportunity Book, little Mnimi draws a colorful house on a sunny day – her representation of a happy home.
I Call Her Mnimi | http://www.AboutMnimi.com

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Speaking of the new year, I would have loved to start it by going to the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade but I let myself stuck on this blog instead, which I love, too!

Tournament of Roses Parade

2018 Full Rose Parade uploaded by TheeWolfGirl13, on YouTube

For those of you who don’t know what 🌹Rose Parade is, it’s the annual parade of marching bands, equestrians and fabulous floats covered with fresh roses and other flowers 💐. It is a tradition during New Year’s Day in Southern California (unless it falls on a Sunday, then it will be moved on January 2nd).

Every year, in Pasadena, California, this flower-filled event follows a theme.  Today is about The Melody of Life and I can only imagine flowery musical floats. We’ll check out the actuals later on…

If you have already executed your first-of-the-year plan today, good for you!  For the Rose Parade fans who have settled on your best viewing spots, high five!✋🏽 But for those of you who were not able to purchase tickets, you can see the after-parade showcase for a fraction of the cost.💵

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Also, if you are like me who is always on the look-out for some local events, below is a list for January, February and March that you can put on your calendars in advance.  Cheers! 🥂

Franklin Roosevelt quote: where happiness lies

Franklin Roosevelt said:

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Happy Bench Monday

Lady, wearing black strappy high heels, sitting on a log bench
Lady, wearing black strappy high heels, sitting on a log bench

Adlai Stevenson II quote: what is patriotism

Adlai Stevenson II said: Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.

Adlai Stevenson II

Max Muller quote: what a flower and man need

Max Fuller said: Man, wearing storm trooper sneakers, stands on a wooden bench fence

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

Max Muller

Happy Bench Monday

Man, wearing storm trooper sneakers, stands on a wooden bench fence
Man, wearing storm trooper sneakers, stands on a wooden bench fence

Allen Klein quote: what your attitude is like

Allen Klein said: Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor and your picture begins to lighten up.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor and your picture begins to lighten up.

Allen Klein

Stuart Seaton quote: the most unusual instrument

Stuart Seaton said: The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity.

The human brain is a most unusual instrument of elegant and as yet unknown capacity.

Stuart Seaton

George Jessel quote: when the brains starts and stops

George Jessel said: The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

George Jessel

Earl Nightingale quote: your problem

Earl Nightingale said: Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

Earl Nightingale
ady reaching down while standing on a concrete bench
lady reaching down while standing on a concrete bench

Walt Disney quote: happiness the way you look at things

Walt Disney said: Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.

Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.

Walt Disney
lady standing cross-legged on a pink wooden bench
A lady stands cross-legged on a pink wooden bench in a Japanese park

Happy Bench Monday

6 Irish Blessings and 1 limerick for St. Paddy’s Day

I love these inspiring Irish Blessings . . . worth sharing and re-blogging!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Life Unraveled

”May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.”

beach woman sunrise silhouette Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

”May the clouds in your life be only a background for a lovely sunset.”

calm blue sea during golden hour Photo by Sasha Martynov on Pexels.com

“May your day be filled with blessings like the sun that lights the sky, and may you always have the courage to spread your wings and  fly.

several soaring seagulls Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com

“May you get all your wishes but one so you always have something to strive for.”

dandelion macro photography Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com“May you get all your wishes but one so you always have something to strive for.”

“May good luck be your friend in whatever you do. And may trouble be always a stranger to you.”

shallow focus photography of four leaf clover Photo by Djalma Paiva Armelin on Pexels.com

Today’s featured limerick was written by Sharon Horvath. It’s not too late to write yours!

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William McRaven quote: best way to get a good night sleep

William H. McRaven said: I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.

I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out.

William H. McRaven

Good laugh and long sleep

Per Irish Proverb: A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.

Irish Proverb

Oh, absolutely! Gotta share this! 😀

Leonardo da Vinci quote: what brings happy sleep

Leonardo da Vinci said: A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

March 15th is World Sleep Day…

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.

Leonardo da Vinci

Happy World Sleep Day!

Child, sleeping with her stuffed monkey
Child, sleeping with her stuffed monkey

Irish Blessing: road to meet me with God in your hand

Irish Blessing: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields; And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields;
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish Blessing

William Penn quote: what we want most

William Penn said: Time is what we want most but what we use worst.

Time is what we want most but what we use worst.


William Penn
Girl, holding a round red wall clock while standing on an old wooden bench

Happy Bench Monday Daylight Saving Time!

Happy DST!

Dale Carnegie quote: what fools do vs those with character and self-control

Dale Carnegie said: Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People

Dale Carnegie quote: reminder when dealing with people

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion.

Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People

Alexander Graham Bell quote: how to have a successful nation

Alexander Graham Bell said: Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.

Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.

Alexander Graham Bell
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