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Happy Hammock Day

Hammock Day

Did you know that July 22 was Hammock Day? It is! This offbeat holiday is right up my alley. In fact, I think there should be several Hammock Days a year. Don’t you? Even if you don’t have two trees to tie a hammock between they make great stand alone hammocks, now. So in celebration […]

What would you attempt to do… Motivational Monday

what would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? My answer – EVERYTHING!

A ship is safe in harbor….

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2012 | Categories: Motivational Monday, Photography, Quotes

For today's 'Motivational Monday', I was thinking about purpose this morning… and this quote by William Shedd, fit perfectly – "A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for." Image Source

Expect problems…

This motivational quote by Alfred A. Montapert, seemed appropriate for a Monday. Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. If you have problems this morning or any morning… eat them for breakfast! Image Source

‘Don’t let schooling interfere with your education’… humorous motivational quotes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 9, 2012 | Categories: Motivational, Motivational Monday, Photographs, Quotes

Sometimes motivational quotes can be slightly humorous. And my picks for this "Motivational Monday" are just that! Here's to getting motivated on a Monday! Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source

When you follow your bliss… doors will open

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 2, 2012 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Motivational Monday, Photographs, Quotes

For today's Motivational Monday, I love this quote by Joseph Campbell, "When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else". Are you following your bliss? Image Source

Trust Yourself and You’ll Always Go Down the Right Path

I really liked my choice for today's Motivational Monday quote. It's from Henry Winkler (whom I love)… "Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path." I've learned to go with my gut. My […]

Everything has beauty…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 19, 2012 | Categories: Motivational, Motivational Monday, Photographs, Quotes

I loved this quote for today's 'Motivational Monday' — "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Personally, I've been opening my eyes more. What I mean is, I'm really "seeing" the things around me… not just looking at the things around me. I've realized that I am surrounded by beauty. Image Source

Plant Knowledge While We’re Young – Motivational Monday

For today's 'Motivational' Monday quote I liked this one about the importance of learning and obtaining as much knowledge while we're young to get us through life as we grow older. "If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old." ~Lord Chesterfield Image Source

Motivational Monday: Seek the lofty

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 5, 2012 | Categories: Motivational, Motivational Monday, Photographs, Quotes

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day. ~Thornton Wilder. Image via