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It’s Minty Monday Time!


A Mini Minty MoMINT

“In all planning you make a list and you set priorities.“ – Alan Lakein

My mom says… she loves spending time with me… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

My Mom even spends time with me in the car!


Good morning Mintdom!

I know that I am on a time kick; it is because I keep seeing photos, quotes and articles on time, therefore I am going with it! LOL!

Do you ever think that there is not enough time in the day? I know that there are those days when I think that I just do not have enough time to do what I want to do. When I honestly look back on that kind of day, I can see where I wasted time even though I sure seemed very busy!

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau

I love quote by Henry Thoreau because I know when I set my priorities in advance for the day, I can get a lot accomplished. I even have time left over to spend any way that I like!

One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time.” – Author Unknown

The next time that the thought comes to your mind that you do not have enough time in the day, take a look back and prioritize your To-Do List OR make and prioritize your list BEFORE your day starts slipping away.

AffirMINTion: I make the most of my 24 hours each day!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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What Would You Do…..?


Good morning, Mintdom!

What would you do if some genie gave you an extra 5 minutes or an extra hour in your day? What would you do if you were given an extra day? Would you ignore those 5 minutes? Would you waste the extra hour? Would you squander the extra day? Here are my answers.

5 Extra minutes: I would spend cuddling with Minty – I so appreciate her. Sometimes I look at her and think that I could just eat her up because she is so sweet.

1 Extra hour: I would spend learning something – I am an eternal student

1 Extra day: I would spend with – I was going to say family and friends – but honestly, I would spend it with my parents.

Since I do not think that, a genie will ever give me any extra time, I believe I need to make the most of the time that I DO have. That is one of the reasons that I stopped watching TV this past month. It is amazing, all the things that I have done that I would not have done had I been watching TV. I did turn it on during the hurricane and for one of the presidential debates but that was it until Monday night when I turned it on to watch Dancing with the Stars. I like that show and my family watches it.

How would you spend that extra time? Would you spend your time watching TV, playing Facebook games, or sleeping? Time is our most precious commodity – what do you do with YOUR time?

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” Horace Man

AffirMINTion: I make the most out of the time that I have each day.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!
A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Time – Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

My mom says…she is the mistress of her life… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

Hmmm, how do I want to spend my day?


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I Spend My ‘Cash’ Wisely

05/10/10 – 4,195 Steps

Good morning Mintdom,

I am off to training so this will be short. All I can say is that I am struggling once again with time. I know I know…. Mother Theresa and Michaelangelo all had the same amount of time as I have; however, I think they must have had a little trick on how they spent it. Maybe they did not sleep. Lol. If you have suggestions on time savers or even time wasters – please let me know or post on and others will benefit!

“Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely.” – Kay Lyons

AffirMINTion: I spend my cash wisely.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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86,400 What?

02/24/10 – No Data – Pedometer Reset


 Good morning Mintdom, 

My pedometer reset itself yesterday, but I can tell you that the last time I looked at it in the afternoon, it was over 4,200 steps, and my foot is still not too bad this morning. I am hoping that I am on the mend because I miss my walking. Jeepers – did I just say that? LOL I never thought that I would say that I missed anything that had to do with exercise of any kind. I have come a long way, I am still in the infancy of my quest for a healthy and balanced life, and as I found out the other day, there are 86,400 seconds in the day, which gives me 86,400 opportunities each day to create that.

 Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” –Theophrastus (372 BC – 287 BC) from Diogenes Laertius Lives of Eminent Philosophers

 My dad always says that time is the great equalizer. Each of us only has 24-hours in a day; it does not matter who we are, where we come from or how much we have. He then asks, “How do you want to spend it?” Now I also know that I have 86,400 opportunities to spend those 24-hours well! How will you spend your opportunities today? 

AffirMINTion:  I take full advantage of my 86,400 opportunities in my day!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

 Life is good!

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Counting MoMINTs

08/16/09 – No Data

Good morning Mintdom

I am pedoMINTerless for the next couple of days.  Yikes!  I feel naked without it, and honestly my steps, especially my extra steps seem pointless. Of course, that is false.  Every step I make, whether I count it or not moves me closer to my 10,000 step-a-day goal.  I need to remind myself that it is the intentional moving, and not the counting that is important.  I was at the pool for two hours yesterday, and treaded water and used the pool weights for an hour.  As easy as it was, I can feel it this morning.  That is a good thing.

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

– Rabindranath Tagore

Our most precious commodity in this life is time.  We all have the same amount in a day.  We do not have the same amount in our life, and we do not know how much we have. When someone dies, time seems to get bigger and more important, because we see its finality.  I know that it is that way for me. I know I think and talk about how I need to make every minute count, and I need to make every moment count, but it is embarrassing that it lasts for such a short time before it goes on a back burner again.

For a long while, I kept a gratitude/celebration journal.  Every morning, I would write at least three things that made me smile or celebrate. Today, I recommit to writing those three things. And just for today, I will write them on the front page.  In the future, they will go on the Gratitude/Celebration Mints page or in my little journal at home.  Please feel free to share your smiles and celebrations here too.

1.  I am grateful that I have such wise and loving parents.

2.  I am grateful for my sisters and brothers and their spouses who surround me with love and laughter.

3.  I am grateful for my friends who never hesitate to step up to the plate.

“We only have 24-hours in a day, how do you want to spend them?”

– J Robert Brouse (my dad)

AffirMINTion:  I choose to spend my time with those that I love and making every minute count.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

PS  I am attending a funeral tomorrow so Mintdom will be late.