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Favorite Finds: It’s All About Perspective

Posted Oct 18 2013 10:34am
“When you wake up everyday you have two choices.  You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist.  I choose to be an optimist.  It’s all a matter of perspective.”

Ironically, both of those quotes are by Harvey Mackay.  I didn’t who Mr. Mackay was before searching for “optimistic” and “perspective” quotes…  But after some snooping around on Google I learned that he is: a businessman, author of a nationally syndicated newspaper column and of five business bestsellers, a motivational speaker, and the founder and chairman of Mackay Mitchell Envelope Company.  Evidently he is a very, very successful man.  I’m not in the business field, but I now have an interest in reading one of his books – perhaps it will help me on my journey to finding my right fit ?

As Mr. Mackay suggests, we all have two choices when we wake up – to be positive or to be negative – and today I’m choosing to be an optimist.  It’s Friday and it’s an absolutely beautiful day.  I ate the most delicious blueberry cupcake with pumpkin cream cheese icing for breakfast.  I received an email just as I opened my computer that my substitute paperwork was processed.  I’m planning to bake/make some of my recent pins this afternoon.  I’m going for a run among the gorgeous fall foliage.  And tomorrow we’re going apple picking with friends.  How can I not be in a great mood?


TJ’s Organic Moral Fiber Blueberry Bran Muffin topped with TJ’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

Whether you’re on your way into the office, at work counting down the hours until you can leave, or have already started your weekend, I hope that you choose to make it a positive day.  And if you’re in need of some inspiration, check out this list from Buzzfeed – 15 Signs It’s Going To Be A Great Day - or maybe these pins will help…

Favorite Pinterest Finds

Good Food

Stuffed Pepper Soup by Skinnytaste

Sweet Treats

Chocolate Banana Pudding Bread by wine & glue

Drink Up

ginger & apple & bourbon by The Tampopo Post

Words of Wisdom

Finish it with Champagne ( source )

Laughing Out Loud

Some People Appear Bright ( source )

Health & Wellness

Full-Body Circuit Workout with Weights ( source )

My Style

The Shoe Grid by The New Professional


Paper Menu Napkin Wrap ( source )


Mini Goldendoodle ( source )

For the Home

Dangling Glass Chandelier ( source )

Places to Go

Forest Bridge, Toketee Falls, Oregon ( source )

Wedding Wishes

Vintage Outdoor Bridal Doors ( source )

Looking Ahead to Baby

Cupcake Onesies Gift Idea by Club ChicaCircle

DIY Projects

Life Size Pac-Man ( source )

Education & Learning

How to Create a Watermark for Your Pictures by The SITS Girls

Holiday Happenings

Bloody Shirley Temple by Your Southern Peach


Quick and Clever Halloween Centerpieces by Better Homes and Gardens

Question:  What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Question:  Have you gone apple picking this season?

— Allison

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