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The Masterpiece Of A Moment

Posted by capcityspeakers on November 23, 2016

by Kathy Brown

We need to live One day at a time and make it a masterpiece. If you never want to be lonely, build bridges instead of walls. Being lonely takes its toll on your overall health both mentally and physically. Relationships help us multiply our joys and cut our sorrows in half when shared.

Our moments are all we have as we are not promised a tomorrow. Live fully in each moment making something better because you were fully present “in it.” Nobody can help everybody but everybody can help somebody.

Remember that great people are ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of commitment. They persevere when times get tough. Difficulties come not to obstruct but to instruct. Learn the lesson and move on.

Friends are God’s way of taking care of us. Nurture your relationships with those people who encourage, uplift, and inspire you to reach your full potential! Your moments become memories which can last a lifetime and then live on in those left to enjoy them.

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The Tug of Time

Posted by capcityspeakers on June 2, 2016

by Kathy Brown

Have you felt the tug of “too much to do in too little time” in too many areas of your life?

Temporary is the new “normal” so change is constant. That can be very wearing on our stressed out coping skills as we constantly adjust our lives to fit the variety of needs of our family and work place. Did lack of sleep and time to eat, much less cook something nutritious, get mentioned yet? Throw a pet into the mix just to keep things interesting. Let’s not forget our aging parents who may live near enough to be of some help OR need help themselves. How’s all that working for you so far?

Goal setting should be a lifestyle or it can simply be a tool to ensure progress. We need to constantly learn more efficient ways to work smarter not harder as our areas of responsibility increase . Collaboration of our time and resources both personally and professionally can set a positive emotional environment where we help one another achieve a greater balance while keeping each other accountable! Your joys get multiplied and your challenges get cut in half when you share your needs and goals with others who will support and encourage you.

Laughter ignites a healing balm of happy that soothes our soul and lubricates our lungs. It is both contagious and addicting. Smiles can infect others who willingly join your group of family members and friends who can then start an epidemic of joy. This will stamp out “hurry sickness” which thrives in the petrie dish of doing too much. Start managing and investing your time and energy into things that have the most significance to you. Take a humor break. Leave a legacy of love and laughter. Just be yourself. Everyone else is taken. :-)

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You Are What You Chose To Be

Posted by capcityspeakers on February 18, 2016

by Kathy Brown 

We are the products of our choices. Our choices determine our destiny. We become what we think about so chose your thoughts wisely. Be around people that you want to be like. Aspire higher to be with those you respect and  can learn from. Observe what successful  people do but first define what  success is to you. To me, success lies within the riches of a strong faith, good health, and meaningful relationships. Meaningful means that you show you care by being there for one another during the difficult times when others become too”busy.”

Success in anything is all about relationships. I am attracted to people who want to leave a legacy of internal greatness where their values are known by their actions of service to others. The many years of life experiences have brought wisdom which I would not change for a more youthful appearance. That is what God made make-up and photoshop  for:-)

We are travelers through this world. The cares and burdens of the journey can rob us of our hope and joy if we do not make good choices. May we chose to give more than we get and not live  below our potential.  Remember:  The Only thing that no one can ever take away from you is what you have become!

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The Benefits Of Having An Attitude Of Gratitude

Posted by capcityspeakers on November 12, 2015

by Kathy Brown

How grateful are we, REALLY, for all that goes “right” in our lives? The more I observe others behavior when they start a conversation, I do Not detect gratitude and thankfulness as the lead item of conversation. Gratitude is not just a catchy rhyme for attitude. It has been said that gratitude is the most powerful of all emotions.

Gratitude can take away fear, hopelessness and doubt. It can heal a broken heart, slow aging and restore relationships. Greed is the enemy that leads us into debt, anxiety and waste while we pursue More. Greed says “I must have more” while gratitude says ” I have more than enough”. Enjoying what we all ready have and being thankful for whatever we do get restores joy into our lives. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life giving us an amazing attitude adjustment for all to see and enjoy!

An interesting observation from people who travel to third world countries is that those who live in poor countries are more joyful than people in rich countries with material wealth.

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The Power In Relationships

Posted by capcityspeakers on September 23, 2015

by Kathy Brown

“We are as rich as our relationships” according to Nido Qubein. Well said my friend! True success lies in our relationships with others. In order to have good relationships with others become interested in what others are doing and be interesting yourself.

We need a customer service mentality in our relationships. Make enthusiasm a way of life. Be contagious. It is harder to be enthusiastic when you’re tired, broke, or bored. Don’t catch other peoples lack of enthusiasm.

Life is a self fulfilling prophecy. There is a power in belief. you become what you think about. Transform a drab existence into a dazzling adventure! It takes time and a commitment to nature friendships. We become like the people we associate with so attract abundant thinking people. People who have scarcity thinking are skeptical and critical. My advice is to over communicate and under criticize. Praises are Wages!

How much harder and longer would you work for someone who appreciates not only what you Do but even more importantly, who you ARE.

Be authentic. Be yourself….unless you’re a Jerk, then be someone else. He,he.

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One Life To Laugh

Posted by capcityspeakers on August 24, 2015

by Kathy Brown, RN, CSP

When you laugh you “really” live life fully in fun. Your endorphins are internally jogging your body to a happier, healthier state. Decide what “fit” means to you before everything you put on doesn’t…and you have one. He who laughs lasts! Studies show that people with a sense of humor are more resilient, cope more easily, and bounce back faster from life’s challenges . People “employ” people they “enjoy.” On my resume I should add “Plays well with others”:-)

You may have heard “What’s fun, gets done.” I truly believe that. When working as a nurse, I would get my patient to laugh and sometimes someone would put their head in the room and ask “what’s so funny?” I would them invite them to join me in lifting the patient up in their bed and then I would be happy to tell them. It worked and that made my back happy. People are attracted to laughter. Being fun doesn’t mean that you have to be a comedian. You just need to be “in fun” when something fun happens so you join in.

Laughing at ourselves is key to finding the fun in life almost everyday at our home. I told my husband that I drink coffee so that I can do stupid things faster and with more energy. Don’t get discouraged as you grow older either especially when you find gray strands of hair on Your head. Simply tell others that those are NOT gray hairs…They are strands of glitter. Just smile and stare at them. Soon they will just move on not knowing what to say which is fine. :-)

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