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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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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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Our Greatest Wealth

Posted by The Mint on January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

Good morning, Mintdom!

This will be short this morning as Minty and I are away for a couple of days. I am with my daughter who is recovering from a successful, non-life threatening surgery and Minty is being taken care of by my sister-in-law (along with my brother and nephews) who owns All Aboard Dogs. Although still having pain, daughter is recovering nicely and is already beginning to feel some of the results of the surgery. She is a trooper, along with her ‘main man’ Arron,who is taking very good care of her. He is going back to work today to get some rest!

“The greatest wealth is health.” – Virgil

All of this is a good reminder not to take my health for granted. It really does not matter how successful you are or what you have, without my health, it is worthless. Do you ever take your own health for granted?

AffirMINTion: I am devoted to my health.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT is Unavailable

Minty Away

 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

Minty is away at the ‘spa’ but wants you to know that Life is STILL Minty Fresh!

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Happy New Year from The Mint!

Posted by The Mint on January 1, 2013

01/01/2013

Happy New Year, Mintdom!

Jeepers, it just seems like summer was over and the pool just closed and now the Holidays are over and it is 2013! My, my, my, life sure goes by quickly. I do not know about you, but I had a GREAT year with a new church, new and old family member, including Minty, awesome friends, a gratifying job and a wonderful home to live in.

Like Mondays, I love January 1 of any year. It is the Superbowl of Mondays! It is a chance for a fresh start, not just for the week, but for the whole year – heck for our whole lives. Although, I guess that making a new year’s resolution is not necessarily the ‘in thing’ to do these days; however, I like to make one along with the rest of my goals and this year I am adding a ‘word for the year’.

The Mint’s 2013 Word: Devotion (Profound dedication; consecration, earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc)

The 2013 Mint Resolution: Each day for the year 2013, I resolve to devote my time, energy and resources to my health – my spiritual, emotional and physical health

Minty Goals: Written with deadlines will hang by my desk at work and taped to my planner cover. I will share them during the year.

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb

AffirMINTion: I am devoted to writing Mintdom each week.

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 she is devoted to me… and I like it!

What are you devoted to in life?

Life is Minty Fresh!
happy new year

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Hitting the Reset Button

Posted by The Mint on September 4, 2012

7/09/2012 – 11,057 steps
7/10/ 2012 – 7,252 steps
7/11/2012 – 10,145 steps
7/12/2012 – 5,015 steps
7/13/2012 – 10,614 steps
7/14/2012 – 5,724 steps
7/15/2012 – 5,462 steps
7/16/2012 – 5,754 steps
7/17/2012 – 6,909 steps
7/18/2012 – 11,206 steps
7/19/2012 – 5,075 steps
7/20/2012 – 11,067 steps
7/21/2012 – 3,145 steps (yes that is correct)
7/22/2012 – 5,348 steps
7/23/2012 – 7,290 steps
7/24/2012 – 6,084 steps
7/25/2012 – 5,278 steps
7/26/2012 – 5,483 steps
7/27/2012 – 5,042 steps
7/28/2012 – 5,454 steps
7/29/2012 – 5,922 steps
7/30/2012 – 4,034 steps
7/31/2012 – 6, 184 steps
8/1/ 2012 – 5,476 steps
8/2/2012 – 3,421 steps
8/3/2012 – 4,093 steps
8/4/2012 – no data
8/5/2012 – no data
8/6/2012 – 4,026 steps
8/7/2012 – 5,532 steps
8/8/2012 – 5,417 steps
8/9/2012 – 4,446 steps
8/10/2012 – 6,113 steps
8/11/2012 – 2,289 steps
8/12/2012 – 3,420 steps
8/13/2012 – 5,956 steps
8/14/2012 – 5,465 steps
8/15/2012 – 5,923 steps
8/16/2012 – 5,711 steps
8/17/2012 – 9,247 steps
8/18/2012 – 4,312 steps
8/18/2012 – 6,772 steps
8/19/2012 – 5,432 steps
8/20/2012 – 6,743 steps
8/21/2012 – 6,671 steps
8/22/2012 – 4,962 steps
8/23/2012 – 4,092 steps + 1 hour of water aerobics
8/24/2012 – 5, 798 steps
8/25/2012 – 3,475 steps + 1 hour of water aerobics
8/26/2012 – 6,703 steps
8/27/2012 – 7,102 steps + 1 hour of water aerobics
8/28/2012 – 6,241 steps
8/29/2012 – 5,392 steps
8/30/2012 – 4,885 steps + 1 hour of aerobics
8/31/2012 – 7,044 steps
9/1/2012 – 3,297 steps + 1 hour of aerobics
9/2/2012 – 7,243 steps
9/3/2012 – 5,477 steps + 1 hour of aerobics

Good morning Mintdom!

<;;;;walking tentatively into Mintdom>;;;; It has been a long time since I posted – mainly because I did not feel like I had anything to share or was not willing to share; however, I missed being here and ALL of you. Even more so, I NEED all of you and the accountability that I get from writing regularly; therefore, I am hitting the Reset Button again.

The nice thing about the Reset Button is that it is always there and you can hit it anytime and as many times as you need to. There have been times that I hit that button more than once a day! The Reset button is nice, too, because once it is hit it is a FRESH START! The mistakes I made are in the past and are good only as learning experiences.

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” – Anne Sullivan

Have you ever needed to hit the Reset Button? Would love to hear your experience.

AffirMINTion: I will continue towards my goals!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

Minty is at the ER Vet this morning as she swallowed a vitamin tablet and needed medical attention. 😦 I am sure you will hear from her soon.

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Minty Mondays: Victory and Celebrations

Posted by The Mint on February 6, 2012

02/06/2012 

“What is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory – victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” – Winston Churchill

 A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My mom says…when we reach our goals we can celebrate… AND I LIKE IT!

 Life is Minty Fresh!

 

 

 

 

xoxo

Ready to Party!

 

02/05/ 2012 – 5,972 Steps

I love this quote from Winston Churchill and have it on my bathroom mirror to remind me to be bold, persistent, and diligent in working towards my goals. It also reminds me that victory does not come easily and/or quickly.  I know that my aim is to lead a healthy lifestyle. This quote reminds me how serious I need to be when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, for without it, there is literally no survival. Of course, Minty reminds us to celebrate when we achieve our goals. Sometimes I think that Fun is really her middle name and not Fresh!

What are your aims? Do you take them seriously? Are you celebrating your victories?

AffirMINTion: I live a healthy lifestyle and celebrate my victories!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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Minty Monday: Just Do It and Do It Now!

Posted by The Mint on November 14, 2011

11/14/2011

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin.  Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen

 My mom’s friend, Deb and Nike says, “Just Do It”… and I like it!

 Life is Minty Fresh!


xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

11/09/2011 – 4,559 steps

11/10/2011 – 4,793 steps

11/11/2011 – 5,961 steps

11/12/2011 – 5,530 steps

11/13/2011 – 5,153 steps

Good morning, Mintdom!

Do you ever say to yourself things like, “When this happens, I will start” or As soon as I have this (fill in the blank), I will do that”? I had breakfast with my friend and author of  The Path to the Springs (available on Amazon.com), Deb Saunders last week. We had a GREAT discussion on just this question. I know that there are times that I am guilty of this kind of attitude; it does not serve me well. I love Deb’s attitude that we need to start where we are right now. Nike sums it up with its “Just Do It” slogan.

Since that breakfast, I am more aware than ever when I am “putting things off until tomorrow” attitude because tomorrow never comes.

AffirMINTion: I am working on my goals right now, today
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS I was finally able to buy a new Weight Watcher pedometer (they are the BEST) and I am back at counting steps! I feel like I have my groove back!

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Minty Monday: Self-Talk

Posted by The Mint on October 23, 2011

10/24/2011

A Mini Minty MoMINT

If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person? — Rob Bremer, Speaker

 My mom speaks nice to me all the time and that teaches me to speak nice to myself. My mom is very smart… and I like it!

 Life is Minty Fresh!

 

I am very smart and oh, so cute!

 

 

 

 

 

xoxo

 

 

 

Good morning Mintdom!

I just had a conversation with a friend last week about our self-talk. Minty’s choice of quotes is exactly how I feel about the subject. My self-talk is much better than it used to be. I have worked on it though. Although, I do not think that I ever called my kids names, if I knew about this then, I would have been more purposeful about speaking positive messages to them.

How is your self-talk? If you do not know, listen to the things that you say to yourself. If you are saying negative things to and about yourself – stop it! When get rid of my negative self-talk, I not only felt better, I also accomplished more.

If you are still not a believer, try listening to this video. www.tinyurl.com/NegSelfTalk I have read Shad Helmstetter’s book, What to Say When You Talk to Yourself but I just saw that he wrote another book, Self-Talk for Weight Loss that is now on my book list!

AffirMINTion: I am a very smart and capable person… and I like it too!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!


 

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Beginnings, Middles, and Endings

Posted by The Mint on September 6, 2011

09/06/2011

 A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

My mom says that September is another new beginning… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

My hair is unmanageable!

 

 

xoxo


   

 

PS My mom and I were on vacation on Monday, and she said that I could do Minty Monday on Tuesday. 

Good morning, Mintdom!

September is an awesome month for many reasons, but the biggest reasons are that I get to celebrate so many birthdays!  My sister Becky celebrates on the first day of the month and my mom celebrates on the last day of the month.  In between those days this year, my Auntie Jean celebrated 90 years, my youngest daughter, Kelly celebrates 32 years today, and my son Michael, will celebrate 34 years on the 14th. Finally yet importantly, my good friend, Ann celebrates _ _ years on September 8.Happy birthday to you all – I love you.

I also like September because, like Mondays, it feels like the start of something fresh. I know, I know, summer is over and the leaves begin to turn and fall off the trees. They sure put on a spectacular show before they fall though. September is the start of a new school year and new routines.

September 1, I started Dave Ramsey’s, Total Money Makeover and I am keeping track of where my money goes. Yesterday, I took my list to the grocery store, and stuck with it.  I had only $20 in cash with me I spend $19.91! I would have won something if I were on the Price is Right game show. LOL

I know there is an elephant in the room right now as we come upon the tenth anniversary of September 11. That is the one mar on September. That horrific day marked the end for many, and the beginning of a new way of living for the world. The events of that day also shined a light on America and the many heroes of that day, and there were many from all walks of life. What an amazing country we live in!

As I read this post, I feel like I am all over the place. Maybe I am like September with its beginnings, middles and endings. In any case, I hope that you have a GREAT one!

“I love September, especially when we’re in it.” – Willie Stargell

AffirMINTion: I appreciate my life and all that it brings to me.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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Lazer Focus on Each Day!

Posted by The Mint on August 31, 2011

08/31/2011

Good morning Mintdom

Can you believe that today is the last day of August? Even though it is not the official date, I always consider August 31 the last day of summer and September 1, the first day of fall. Anyway, the summer sure has flown by quickly. My Mom used to tell me that the older I get, the faster that time passes. My dad always says that we have 24 hours in a day, how will we use our time.

Last week’s earthquake and hurricane and brought my focus back to how we could have a lot less time in this world then we think. We really need to make the most out of each day. This week a friend landed unexpectedly in the hospital. It shows me how we need to appreciate the people in our lives, and all that we have because we never know if today will be our last day or theirs. I do not mean to be morbid; I just feel this sense of urgency to make the most out of each day. I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am for you, my family and friends, and for my health. I hope that I never take any of you or anything that I have for granted. I am truly blessed.

I keep what I call a little celebration / prayer journal. On one side, I write down three things that made me smile the day before which, actually turns out to be three things that I am grateful. Sometimes, it is a big thing like settling on my new house, and sometimes it is a very small thing, like watching Minty playing with a toy. On the other side, I write my prayers although I always start with, thank you God… It sure is a GREAT way to start my day, to focus on the good in my life, and to remember those that are in need. It is interesting to look back at the things that I was thinking in past years. Yes – years – it has been years since I started this; it seems like yesterday.

What are some of the things that you do to keep you focused and appreciative all that you have in life? I think today, one of the things that I will do is to call my Mom and Dad to say I love you and I am grateful for every moment I have had with you – even when I was a teenager! LOL

AffirMINTion: I appreciate each day and all that it brings

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Life is short, God’s way of encouraging a big of focus.” – Robert Brault

My mom tells and shows me every day that she loves me… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!
 

xoxo

 

I am grateful for my cousin, Brandy!
This photo was taken when we were just puppies – see how time flies?

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