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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!
mint sick

 

 

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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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:

april fools 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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!

fabulousity

 

 

 

 

 

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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A Fine Line

Posted by The Mint on February 18, 2013

February 18, 2013

Good morning Mintdom

Having routines in life is a good thing. Routines help you stick to that exercise program. Routines help you stay disciplined. Routines give you momentum. You have to step out of your routine in order to be spontaneous. While I do believe that routines are good, there is a fine line between holding on to a routine for security and being afraid to step out of your routine and your comfort zone.

I cannot say that I am ever board, but on occasion, I do feel stuck.  When I am feeling that way, a good thing for me to do is to examine my life, my days and my routine. If I am honest with myself, I may feel stuck because I am clinging to a routine and afraid to step out of my comfort zone.  Anyone that knows me knows that I hate missing anything and self-examination works well for me.

Are your routines good for you or are you using them as a way to stay in your comfort zone; it is a fine line.

AffirMINTion: I love my quiet time each morning.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

“Don’t be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That is where the joy and the adventure lie.”  

~ Herbie Hancock ~

A Mint Minty MoMINT

 My mom says… life is an adventure with me…. And I LIKE it!

 Life is Minty Fresh!

Can We Go?

 

xoxo

 

 

 

Can we go on an adventure now?

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You Are Special!

Posted by The Mint on February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

Good morning Mintdom,

My good friend Deb Saunders wrote and published one of my favorite books. I keep it on hand so it is readily available to read. The name of the book is, ‘The Path to the Springs – A Collection of Poems & Reflections on Spiritual Refreshment’ and it delivers on its promise of ‘Spiritual Refreshment’. I am a Christian; however, I do not believe you have to be a Christian to enjoy it and to feel refreshed. The poem titled, ‘Now’ is one of my favorites.

Now

You are special now
God has made you in a special way
You are special
Now is the time to know
How special you are.
Yes, you are special now.
And remember,
It is always now.

Boggs Saunders, Debra. “The Path to the Springs: A Collection of Poems & Reflections on Spiritual Refreshment, 2009. Leesburg, Virginia “Excerpt: Book.”

Each one of us is special just as we are right now. We have special gifts and talents that we can share with others. I can tell you at least two of my gifts although one can be annoying to others at times. I have the gift of cheerfulness and positivity. This can be annoying to others when they would rather stay angry or negative. I have a girlfriend who tells me on occasion to put my pink pom poms away! One of my talents is that I am a good student. I love to learn!

My question to you this morning is, “What makes you special?”

AffirMINTion: I know that I am special – Now

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS. Debra’s book is available on Amazon.com – buy one for yourself and one for a Special friend.

A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My mom says… I am a Love Puppy…. and I LIKE IT!

 Life is Minty Fresh!

love puppy

xoxo

Happy Valentines Day on Thursday!

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Appreciate Life, Love and MoMINTS

Posted by The Mint on February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

Good morning Mintdom!

Last night I received an e-mail about an amazing man. His name is Ben Witter billed as the Tiger Woods of Trick Shots! His trick shots are incredible; however, the best thing about him is that he is inspiring! You can judge for yourself though. Click on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZCtbRDlwzU to be inspired! Ben Witter sure knows how to make lemonade out of lemons.

On a personal note and sort of on the same subject, I have a friend whose husband is dealing with a serious cancer. Their attitude astounds me. Although I imagine that, my friend has had her moMINTS; she comes to the office and is cheerful and upbeat yet does not avoid the subject. I admire her so much and this is a good reminder for me to cherish my loved ones and life in general.

I am so grateful to all of you that read my posts. I know some of you very well and some not as well as I would like. I DO appreciate you and value ALL of your responses. To my family and friends: I love you more than I can put into words. Thank you for all of your love.

Today, make sure you tell someone how much you love and value him or her

AffirMINTion: I let my loved ones know how much I love them.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says… life is precious even ordinary moMINTS… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

happiness

xoxo

Minty is on the sofa with her pig’s ear watching the Grammys with me – I just love her and we are happy.

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When Things Go Wrong…

Posted by The Mint on February 8, 2013

February 8, 2013

Good morning Mintdom!

 “When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right, they often go on getting better and better.” – C.S. Lewis

Last night my four-year-old refrigerator stopped running. At first, I thought it was just the light, but on further investigation, I believe it stopped. I checked the breakers out in the garage and all looks well there. I am not griping (much); but yesterday was  just one of those days that that did not go my way. Now it just so happens that I came upon the above quote. At first reading, I thought it was a little depressing. What was there in store for me? Would things get worse? I almost passed it up.

Upon reading the quote again however, it became strangely comforting. I did not feel alone; obviously, C.S. Lewis must have had a couple of ‘those days’. Then I saw the hope in the quote; it says, “When things once start going right, they often go on getting better and better.” When I chose to focus on the ‘getting better and better’ part of the quote, I felt better right away. It is funny how that works!

When daylight comes, I will call the appliance people and they will come out and fix it or I will have to buy a new one. I am hoping for the first not the latter scenario but either way, I choose to focus on the positive. Mostly, I believe that everything happens for a reason and that God, my family and friends can see me through anything and after all, it IS ONLY a refrigerator!

What do you do when things go wrong? How do you handle ‘one of those days’?

AffirMINTion: I focus on the positive and have faith that all will work out in the end.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them” – Elvis Presley

 A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My Mom says…. listen to Elvis’s advice… and I LIKE IT!

 Life is Minty Fresh!

Upside Down

xoxo

 


I think I will stay like this! 

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