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Posts Tagged ‘positive quotes for women’

Determination to Get What You Want

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

She wasn't where she wanted to be but she was sure on her way. She had determination. And, she liked that about herself. - Queenisms™

She wasn’t where she wanted to be but she was sure on her way. She had determination. And, she liked that about herself. – Queenisms™

There’s nothing wrong with immediate gratification but, in the end, it is progress and not perfection that will get us to where we want to go.  After all, it’s more about how we make the journey than what the destination is.  Keeping determination, kindness and love in balance is a life long struggle but will ultimately lead us on an adventure that we can be proud of.  Don’t you think there’s a lot to be said for holding your head high as you lead an honorable life.

Claim Your Power

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

She'd bought and paid for the crown many times over, through hard work and her life experiences. She decided it was time to put it on and claim her power. - Queenisms™

She’d bought and paid for the crown many times over, through hard work and her life experiences. She decided it was time to put it on and claim her power. – Queenisms™

We’ve both had many jobs in our lives but the longest job we’ve had is working to keep balance in our lives.  We’ve slogged through good times and bad with one goal in mind – to get through it all with our heads held high, humor in tact and the knowledge that we’d done the best we could.  We didn’t just crown ourselves the Queen of Our Own Lives one day, we worked at it and continue to work at being a loving and kind woman every day.  We earned that crown many times over and we know you have as well.

Pat Yourself On The Back

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Sometimes she needed to stop and take a quick moment to pat herself on the back. If she didn't do it, who would? - Queenisms™

Sometimes she needed to stop and take a quick moment to pat herself on the back. If she didn’t do it, who would? – Queenisms™

It always seems so easy to cave in and listen to the negative voices that say we’re not good enough!  We found it was just as simple to change this bad habit and, instead, give ourselves a kind word or two during the day.  We realized it sounds a bit corny but just give it a try.  Sometimes we like to look in the mirror and make eye contact and say, “Doing a good job today, Missy!”  Sometimes we just, literally, pat ourselves on the back and say, “Well done!”  Give it a try for a few days and let us know what you think.

Whose Opinion Matters?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Sometimes she let herself be bothered by other people's unkind deeds or words. She promised to remember that the only opinion that mattered was her own. - Queenisms™

Sometimes she let herself be bothered by other people’s unkind deeds or words. She promised to remember that the only opinion that mattered was her own. – Queenisms™

We’ve both allowed ourselves to feel like victims of judgmental looks and words from strangers, family and friends.  We finally made the choice to not take the world so personally.  When we realized that no one could hurt our feelings unless we let them – we decided not to let them.  Ok, we know it’s harder than it sounds but not impossible.  It requires a bit of practice and an occasional phone call to a trusted and supportive friend but the freedom of letting go of other’s nastiness is so worth it.  Truly, the only opinion of you that should matter is your own.

Be Your Own Champion

Friday, September 30th, 2016

When she was a child life had happened to her and all she could do was be a victim. Now that she was older she had a choice. So she chose to be her own champion - a noble, brave, warrior Queen. – Queenisms™

When she was a child life had happened to her and all she could do was be a victim. Now that she was older she had a choice. So she chose to be her own champion – a noble, brave, warrior Queen. – Queenisms

We used to be members of the Sisters of the Perpetual Victim but deep down that’s not who we were meant to be. All kinds of positive things happen as you’re growing up and all kinds of negative things as well.  It takes courage and strength to make the choice to let go of the negative and hang on to the positive.  It helps us to acknowledge ourselves for who we are – noble, brave warrior Queens of our own lives.  Do you embrace your inner warrior Queen?

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You Get To Choose How To Live

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

She chose to live her day as a powerful, intelligent woman who had the ability to navigate the day with grace and humor because that's who she truly was. – Queenisms™

She chose to live her day as a powerful, intelligent woman who had the ability to navigate the day with grace and humor because that’s who she truly was. – Queenisms

We’ve both had jobs that nibbled at the edge of our souls and made our teeth ache at the thought of having to go into work in the morning.  We finally realized that we couldn’t do anything about the job or the people we worked with but we could make a choice about our attitude.  We chose to wake up in the morning and first of all, put our attitude of gratitude in place.  It’s good to have a job and be able to support yourself.  Then we snapped our sense of humor on because if you can’t laugh you are lost.  After that it was easy to let our power and intelligence shine through.  We created the kind of day we wanted to have.  We decided to not let others affect our precious time.  What’s the first thing you lock into place when you wake up?

 

Life Is Too Precious To Waste

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The bottom line is her life was too precious to waste, even for a moment. She decided to slow down and savor every bit of it. – Queenisms™

The bottom line is her life was too precious to waste, even for a moment. She decided to slow down and savor every bit of it. – Queenisms

Sometimes we would rush through the day so fast that by the time we were ready to go to bed our heads were spinning.  As we tried to fall asleep we would lie there thinking, “I moved so fast today I don’t remember if I had a moment of happiness or not.  This is not the kind of life I wanted for myself!”  We decided to shuffle our priorities with love, family and friends coming in at the top of the list. We believe that it’s never too late to choose to stop and smell the roses.  How about you?

Make Friends With Your Dust Bunnies

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

- Queenisms™

She had a couple of pet dust bunnies, and frankly, she could live with that. – Queenisms™

Who doesn’t love a clean home but, in the end, it’s all about priorities.  We realized that if people were judging us for the herd of dust bunnies under our beds then we probably didn’t need them as friends.  Life is such a great adventure – so many things to see, do and people to meet.  Spending less time with the dust bunnies and more time out in the world giving and receiving friendship, love and happiness seems like a no brainer.  What do you think?

Happiness Is A Simple Skill

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

She was delighted when she realized that happiness was a simple skill she could easily learn and practice daily. Woo hoo! – Queenisms™

She was delighted when she realized that happiness was a simple skill she could easily learn and practice daily. Woo hoo! – Queenisms

We always thought that being happy was something that everyone was born knowing how to do.  It wasn’t until we were older that we realized it was a skill – easy to learn and easy to practice.  Being happy is a choice we get to make everyday.  When we wake up we start reminding ourselves of the things we have to be happy about – the first one is always, “I woke up!”  Queen Kathy is always grateful for her teeth and Queen Cindy is happy she has hair and a brush to use on it.  It’s an easy list and fun to do.  What is the first thing you’re happy about when you wake up in the morning?

Sometimes Her Life Felt Like A Rodeo

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Sometimes her life felt like a wild west rodeo.  so she learned to say, “YEE HAW!"  - Queenisms™

Sometimes her life felt like a wild west rodeo.  so she learned to say, “YEE HAW!”  – Queenisms™

Been there, rode it, smelled it and have learned to say “YEE HAW!”  How about you?  Every day you buy the ticket, you get on the horse and ride with all the grace and style you can muster.  Sometimes you fall off, wipe the dust off of your pants paste a big smile on your face and laugh at yourself and life.  Then, you get right back on the horse and ride it again.  We’ve made the decision to call our lives an adventure and we’ve learned to say “YEE HAW!”  Give it a try and let us know how it works for you.