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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 Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna […]

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A smile is a curve…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 20, 2012 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Photographs, Quotes

… that sets everything straight. Love this quote by Phyllis Diller! And absolutely love this photograph of a sleeping, bear that looks like he's smiling. 🙂 Image Source Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about […]

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‘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 Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna […]

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Have a Blessed Easter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 8, 2012 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Inspirational, Quotes

I wish you a Happy Easter filled with much laughter, family, friends, and good food. Of, Easter baskets, egg hunts, and the Easter bunny. But may you not lose sight of the true meaning of Easter. Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog […]

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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 Donna ChaffinsDonna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social […]

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Spring has returned…

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 30, 2012 | Categories: Images, Photographs, Quotes

Spring is my favorite season. The time of rebirth and renewal. The weather is not too hot nor too cold (generally speaking, that is). While looking for a quote about Spring I found several that I liked and wanted to share with you. Enjoy! Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Image Source Donna […]

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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 […]

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Inspirational Quotes and Black & White Photography

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2012 | Categories: Inspirational, Motivational, Photographs, Quotes

I've written many times about how I love quotes. I like researching quotes daily for something that represents how I feel that day. Or for a quote that will inspire or motivate me. I also love photography (especially black and white photography). I wish I were a good photographer, but alas, I wasn't blessed with […]

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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 Donna ChaffinsDonna […]

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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 Donna ChaffinsDonna […]