I think of myself as an optimistic person, but I also know that the situation that we are in can really make it difficult.  To use a popular term about all the negative news “IT’S A REAL BUZZKILL”.

So during this time I want to share some word of encouragement I found on the website FTD by design

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa

“If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.” — Aung San Suu Kyi

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” — Martha Graham

“I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome.” — Anonymous

“I’m stronger than I thought I was. My favorite phrase has been ‘This too shall pass.’ I now understand it really well.” — Robin Roberts

“When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank

I hope you know how seriously I take my position as I try to find ways to give you a chance to smile a few times each morning.  Times are hard right now and I fear that this is the new normal at least (the very least) for a couple of weeks.

If I was to create a quote that best summarizes my thoughts it would be this.

“There are a lot of things in my life that I can control.  The things I can control will help me keep perspective about my life”

I wish you all the best during these times and remind you that a smile , a kind word, a phone call, holding a door for someone at the store  are just a few little things we can and should be doing.

Now on a lighter note, today is National puppy day.  Puppies are so cute and can melt the hardest hart.

The only puppy I had was a mutt but a cute mutt.  One Saturday I was playing in the back yard I heard my sister’s excitement as they came through the house holding a PUPPY!  A Small white dog with some brown markings.

That little pup was awesome, even if I was upset at the time my sisters picked for the name.  “PRECIOUS” Not a name a boy would name a dog.

As Precious and I grew up together, we became the best of friends.  As my sister’s moved on in life and left the house I was there as a teen with my dog, my Precious.  I remember some friends coming over and asking my dogs name I was slightly embarrassed to say precious, as we all had a good laugh talking about how our sisters were sooooo strange.  (Sorry Judy Sandra, Edwinna, and Betty)

So today I proudly pronounce to you my puppy was named PRECIOUS and I would not change a thing about that little dog.

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