Home Again! Be Nice to Others.

BWHeartHi everyone! Have you missed me? I really missed being home, it was so nice getting away for a few days and visiting with family. My girls had a blast, which is what really matters. Did you get to spend time with family and friends? I plan on having a great summer! Memorial Day has always started out our summers….. Now it shall begin!!

A positive thought for the day…. Be nice to yourself! Be nice to others! And it will make you feel happier than you could have ever imagined.

I spent some time in the Smoky Mountains and the service, people, etc… all so courteous, friendly! LOVED it!!! Get home and ladies that I’ve know for awhile, walking right past me and my house, while I’m watering my garden…. walk right by without even a wave. No “hello”, nothing. So sad!! It’s not that I’m missing out on their friendship, they are missing out on mine!

How did you spend your Holiday Weekend?

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

 LetterAAlways, Arlene

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Horoscope

01400_fractalIt’s amazing how my horoscope tends to be on the money! I have had so many days that it is describing what I had been thru that day, when I read it after the fact and/or describing what I was pondering that day.

Today’s is a great one…. part of my horoscope said “Having excitement in your life can get boring after a while, so get ahead of the  curve by slowing down, today. Quit while you’re ahead and remind yourself how  nice it can be to stay at home and watch TV.” Staying at home and watching TV sounds perfect.

What are your plans for this Sunday?

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

 LetterAAlways, Arlene

Magnificent Monday!

MagnificentMonday Last Monday was not so Magnificent… With all of the craziness in Boston then in Texas, it was a hard week for us all.

Today starts off a new week.  Pick the charity you like and set aside some money to give to them.  Whether you donate to the Boston or Texas relief funds or your favorite charity, contribute what you can to help others in need.

Remember, this is for you to do something nice for yourself or someone else. It can be as little as a smile, a hello, opening a door for someone…

This Monday’s idea: Donate money to a charity.

What did you do today to make someone else’s’ life a little better?

 LetterAAlways, Arlene

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

Torn – Boston Tragedy

Capture Do I really care if they catch the second brother dead or alive? He may have been influenced by his older brother, does that excuse his actions? I don’t blame his family for “trying” to defend them, until proven guilty. Would you without a doubt defend your family members? Their running away from the police proves their guilt to me.

How are you coping with the Boston Tragedy?

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

 LetterAAlways, Arlene

Magnificent Monday!

MagnificentMonday A Challenge for you! Make Monday’s Magnificent by acting with kindness to yourself and others. Monday’s have always been hard and pretty miserable for me; it’s just the day of the week that I always hated, even if I had the day off. I want to change that!

Monday’s I will post an idea, something small that will help make Monday’s great.  The challenge is for you to do something nice for yourself or someone else. It can be as little as a smile, a hello, opening a door for someone…

This Monday’s idea: Compliment someone and mean it.

What did you do today to make someone else’s’ life a little better?

 LetterAAlways, Arlene

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

Reds Opening Day!

OpeningDayIt has been a tradition that my brother in –law and I go to the Reds Opening Day game every year for the past few years…. five, maybe the last six consecutive years.  I am excited to say that we are going again today.

I am proud to be a part of Cincinnati since it has become my home over the last twenty years. It is so interesting to see all the fans come out of the wood-works  It’s a sign that spring is here and summer is on the way.

I TRY to stay positive!! I believe prejudice is still a part of the Cincinnati culture, though it is getting better. Going to a baseball game makes me very happy (or is it all the beer?), for a little bit, it makes me just another baseball fan to some whom at times may see me as a different “type” of person. I love baseball not just because it helps me blend in, because, sunshine, beer, hotdogs, Cincinnati and spring… just a good combo. Go Reds!

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/sports/baseball/reds/opening-day-is-about-much-more-than-baseball-in-cincinnati

Are you going to your teams Opening Day?

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

 LetterAAlways, Arlene

April Fools

april-fools-day25My girls were trying to play a few April Fools’ day pranks on me…. They didn’t quite get what a prank is…

I then explained what an April Fools’ Joke is. I said “hold on, I’ll show you.” Then I start to cry out in pain because I’ve hurt my finger on my phone. (I hurt my fingers on a daily basis – so no surprise). My oldest say’s “Mom, what did you do now?” The youngest looks on with concern…. After about 30 seconds I say “April Fools!!” OK, so not the best prank ever, but it was a good one coming from me!

Now let’s see what we can come up with to fool Daddy when he gets home from work….

Did you play a prank on someone today?

Please remember: This is not advice, it’s my opinion, in my own words. If you want to ask my opinion or leave your own, please do.

 LetterAAlways, Arlene