Patricia Frank

Three Kinds of People

It has been said that there are three kinds of people in this world; those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. Which one are you? It really doesn’t matter unless you are unhappy with your choice. If things in your life ...

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The Pause that Refreshes

It is official. It is Summer! Summer gives you permission to slow down. It encourages you to take a break from your usual routine. The most beneficial breaks occur when you physically leave the premises. Many people take advantage of this time and go on vacation. Summer provides an interval ...

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Time Marches On and On

Patricia-Frank

One of the most valuable and irreplaceable things you have is your time. Once you spend your time on someone or something you cannot get it back again. Once spent, your time is irretrievable; when it is gone it is gone. You only have a finite amount. You cannot save ...

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Get Back in the Saddle

There is an old adage that when you fall off a horse, you must get back on the horse immediately. If you don’t you may never get back in the saddle. Time is of the essence. The premise is that fear will build up inside of you and will prevent ...

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Janus and January

The month of January is named after Janus a very important Roman God. He is the God of the gates, doors and portals. He is the guardian of exits and entrances. You must go through a gate or door and emerge through a gate or door before entering a new ...

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Gift behind the Gift

The final countdown has begun. Only a few more shopping days left to find the perfect gift. Of course, as they say, “It’s the thought that counts.” While this is very true, it is also true that it is the gift behind the gift that counts, as well. While you ...

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The Cranky Cure

Being cranky is a feeling. You might not even know that you are cranky. You may just feel testy, irritable, cantankerous, snappish, ill-tempered, bad tempered or short-tempered and a bit peevish or crotchety. What makes you cranky? Make a list of the things you feel cranky about in that very ...

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

“The dog ate my homework”, “The bus was late”, “The computer was down”, “The check is in the mail”, and “It’s not you it’s me”, are just a few of the most commonly used excuses. An excuse is an attempt to lessen the blame attached to something. It is an ...

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