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A Celebration of Life!

Posted by The Mint on April 29, 2013

 April 27, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom,

On Friday, I attended a celebration of life for a wonderful woman whose life ended too soon. I met Berty only once; however, I knew of her through her son and my daughter. She was a beautiful woman who lived her life to the fullest. The world lost some of its grace when she left. 

With the huge room filled to capacity, it is obvious that many people loved Berty; it showed in her friends that were able to speak at her life-celebration. Although her family and friends will always miss her, my prayer is that the many fond memories will ease the pain of losing her. 

My prayer for all of us is that we do not put off that phone call, lunch or note to our loved ones and that we let our friends and family know how much we love them through our words and deeds each day. 

AffirMINTion: I express my love to my family and friends each day.

 This is Berty and Al with a blanket that she received during one of the times that she was in the hospital. I love the embellishment. It looks like Berty – bright, cheery, warm embellished and happy!

berty's prayer blanket 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to. 

What are you waiting for? 

Life is good! 

A Mini Minty MoMINT 

My mom says… she is taking good care of me because I am under the weather… AND I LIKE IT 

Life is STILL Minty Fresh!
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xoxo

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Do Not Put Off the Fun!

Posted by The Mint on April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill

 I am so excited to say that two of my girlfriends and I just booked our hotel for our first summer getaway. I put the procrastination quote first as a way of patting myself on the back, along with my girlfriends planning the vacation. In the past, I have put off making plans only to end up NEVER making them and not going anywhere. Procrastination can also prevent you from having fun! We ALL need to have down time, even if it is a ‘Staycation’.

Have you made plans for YOUR vacation?

AffirMINTion: I practice, do ‘it’ (whatever ‘it’ is) now.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT 

My mom says…. Do not put off your fun… AND I LIKE IT! 

Life is Minty Fresh!
fun

xoxo

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The Minty Fresh Side of the Street

Posted by The Mint on April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom

There have been times and there will be times when I have conflict with someone. I know it is hard to believe of me! LOL Like many of you, I do not like conflict and I will avoid it as much as I can. You can dress it up by calling it CAREfrontation or something else; however, it is still uncomfortable for me. There is one thing that I have learned in my 50 is the new 60 years of life that has served me well and that is, it does not matter what the other person does. It DOES matter what I do. They can do the wrong things, be dishonest, and even say negative things about me to others; it does not matter. What DOES matter is that I do the right thing. What DOES matter is that I am honest. What DOES matter is that I keep MY side of the street clean. MY side of the street is sunny and MINTY FRESH!  In the past, I would think of ways to get the person who ‘wronged’ me back. Even remembering the energy and wasted time makes me feel tense and brooding. Now, no matter how the other person behaves, I focus on dong the next right thing and keeping MY side of the street clean. I sleep so much better at night!

Lest you think I am a doormat – I am not. Keeping my side of the street clean does not mean that if someone wrongs me, I cannot take action if necessary. I will just take the correct action. How do you deal with conflict? Are you able to keep your side of the street clean?

I hope this song can serve as a little reminder how nice it is to stay on the sunny (Minty Fresh) side of the street http://youtu.be/LEsgLzgH_po

AffirMINTion: I focus on keeping MY side of the street clean.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… stay on the Minty Fresh side of the street and you will sleep well at night… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
snuggled

xoxo

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Are You Eating Something or is Something Eating You?

Posted by The Mint on April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013

Good Morning Mintdom!

As many of you know, I have been sick and have been away from Mintdom for a couple of weeks. I am feeling much better although a little stuck in my writing. I started two other topics this morning; however, this one phrase sticks in my mind:

Feelings are not fact – the fact is you have feelings.

Why is this important? Well… for an emotional eater, it is very important. Many of my feelings are not a fact in my life; however, I DO have them. Today, I am learning to distinguish between feeling real physical hunger and emotional hunger. Here is a little cheat sheet for distinguishing between emotional (feeling hunger) and actual physical hunger.

Emotional Hunger          

Strong urge often paired up with strong emotions
No physical signs
Is above the neck
A desire for a particular food – you have to have it!
Is urgent – have to have it now|
Paired with upsetting emotion
Involves automatic absent minded eating
You do not notice that you are full and keep eating
You feel guilty

Physical Hunger

Is gradual – your stomach growls
Is open to different foods
Is based in the stomach – growling, gnawing, rumbling sensations
Is patient
Occurs out of a physical need
Involves deliberate eating and an awareness of eating
Stops when full
Realizes that eating is necessary

As I write this (rather long post), I decided that I need to print this little cheat sheet out and keep it with me as a reminder to eat more out of physical hunger. Honestly, I think my stomach rarely growls. When was the last time that your stomach rumbled?

AffirMINTion: I will not eat to my feelings today. 

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS. I would like to wish a happy birthday to JP Blankenship who is an awesome young realtor on our team and who one of the nicest young men that I know. In fact, if you ask half the builders in Loudoun County, they will say the same. JP is smart, energetic, kind, and tenacious in addition to being a wonderful work mate and friend. Happy birthday, JP, I hope it is a GREAT one!

A Mini Minty MoMINT 

My mom says…. Happy birthday, JP… AND I LIKE IT! 

Life is Minty Fresh!
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xoxo

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Hello Mintdom :)

Posted by The Mint on April 5, 2013

April 5, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom

I do not normally play April Fools tricks; however, this year I decided to try it and honestly, I almost think that the joke was on me, as many of my awesome readers thought that I was serious because did not scroll down to the bottom of the post to see this:

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The joke might be on me because I might have lost some of my readers. The good news is that I found out very early in the day how much Mintdom meant to many of you and even more so, I felt the love of many of my friends and family members. I am grateful to say the least. It is truly a gift to know feel that love – thank you sincerely.

On a sadder note, a little over a week ago, the world lost a wonderful, larger than life person, much too soon and way too young. This evening and tomorrow, his family and friends will gather to celebrate his life and mourn his death at age 64. We will certainly miss your ready smile and hearty laugh, Captain.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

~From a headstone in Ireland~

 

AffirMINTion: I treasure memories of family and friends

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for? (We never know how much time any of us have)

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My mom says… memories are precious… and I LIKE IT!

 Life is Minty Fresh!

happiness march 12 2013

 

xoxo

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Goodbye Mintdom :(

Posted by The Mint on April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom

It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that this is my last Mintdom post. I love you all and will miss you terribly, but I just don’t have it in me to keep writing. Thank you ALL for your support.

AffirMINTion: I know when it is time to move on.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

 

The Last Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says…  see below… and I LIKE IT!

Life is STILL Minty Fresh!

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xoxo

 

 

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LOLOL!!! How did you like my last post? Stay tuned for my next post this week! xo

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Our Best Asset!

Posted by The Mint on March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom

I have missed you! I have not written and this will be short because I have been sick for the past 10 days with a good case of bronchitis. Today is my first day back at work and I am so excited! One of the most important things that I learned is that my health (and your health too) is the best asset. Sometimes, I take it for granted but I think it will be a while before I do that again. March is normally when I make my annual trip to the doctor and before I was sick, I was thinking of putting it off. I do not like going to the doctor; however, if I want to avoid going, I need to go for my annual physical and follow the directions she gives me. I do not want to lose my BEST asset?

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” – Mark Twain

Are you taking care of your BEST asset or are you taking it for granted?

AffirMINTion: I take care of my BEST asset.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… to be healthy I need to rest…. And I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

resting with my momxoxo

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Count Your Assets

Posted by The Mint on March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Good morning Mintdom

I have the BEST, most generous family and friends. I am so grateful for all who helped me celebrate my 60th birthday. You all or as some of you say, Y’all made me feel so very special. I spent so much of the weekend trying to come up with the words to say thank you. No words seem adequate. If I go along with Robert Quillen’s theory, and my family and friends are my assets, than my profit is sky-high! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. ::::whispering:::: and I got a Coach bag:::::

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” – Robert Quillen

Speaking of birthdays, I want to wish one of my favorite assets, my friend Ben Heisler a very happy birthday. Ben is one of the smartest, funniest, hardest worker, most loyal, friends that I get to call my friend. Happy birthday, stalker… err friend – I hope you have an awesome day!

AffirMINTions: I am 60 and loving it!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says…being happy is a choice… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
happiness march 12 2013

 

xoxo

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The Year of Fabulosity!

Posted by The Mint on March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

Good morning Mintdom!

Please indulge me for a few minutes this morning. I am bursting at the seams. I had a milestone birthday on Friday. I turned 60 years old – err 60 years young that is. I had a fabulous weekend of celebrating with family and friends. I have so many blessings and so much love in my life. It started with my sister, Nancy (well, it actually started in Fort Campbell, KY with my dad and mom) and ended with Nancy and my kids, grandchildren and my brother and his family at my favorite restaurant. I had awesome Facebook messages. I read them all and I am still working on thanking you all for them. I had phone calls, e-mails, visits, outings, hugs and a ton of love.  I have to be one of the wealthiest people on this earth. Thank you so much, I am grateful for each one of you.

I have never minded birthdays in the past. This year was the exception. I was not in the best frame of mind during the weeks leading up to my birthday. I was a little grumbly about turning that number; however, I now believe that this is the year of Fabulosity! I am SO looking forward to all of the fabulous opportunities (and discounts LOL) that I will have this year. This is just my first 60 years and I am looking forward to my next 60 years!

Here are a few of the remnants of my fabulous birthday weekend! Thanks for indulging me. I will get back to my fabulous regular life now (Nancy).

champagnelimo
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AffirMINTion: I am Sixty and Fabulous!

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Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

 

 

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… I am fabulous too… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
loves to play2

xoxo

 

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New Growth!

Posted by The Mint on February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom

spring 2013I have lived in my house for over four years now. Each spring I regret that I had not planted bulbs the fall before. I think, if only I planted bulbs last fall, I could be picking daffodils. Finally, last fall, I went to the store, bought bulbs and a bulb planter and planted 17 daffodil bulbs. The other day, I was getting into my car for work, I looked down, and I saw the most beautiful sight. I saw the beginnings of my little daffodils coming up! I cannot tell you how happy I was to see the new growth.

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

I would not say that planting bulbs was really struggle; however, I see that the growth usually comes at a price before you reap the rewards. It cost time to plan the little garden. It cost to buy the bulbs. It cost physical labor to plant and water the bulbs. None of those costs is very high and not only that, but daffodils multiply and therefore the rewards will increase each year.

The new growth inspires me and teaches me a lesson. Growth comes with a price and the rewards are GREAT!

How does your garden grow?

AffirMINTion: I love to learn and there are lessons all around me.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… that I am a beautiful reward… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

minty 2013 febxoxo

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