Words for the Week

Start your dayA freind and I were just talking about how every day there is some wonderful, inspirational quote that passes across our Facebook feed and how they inspire us and brighten our days.

I love them.  Some days there are many.  They are meaningful and I am grateful to those who post them because the wisdom and hope that springs from the page brightens my spirit and makes my day much easier.

A few days ago something I read suggested taking one of those quotes, which is particularly meaningful and putting it somewhere to see for the week.  It could be printed and put in your day planner, pasted on a wall or in the car.  Good advice so I have grabbed on to it in my usual “tailored to Peggy” sort of way.

At the beginning of the year I found a quote which was particularly meaningful and so I would not forget it I posted it as the background on my computer screen.  Every day I was greeted with, “Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.  Every day is a fresh start.  Each day is a new beginning.  Every morning we wake up is the first day of a our new life.”  

You can see the quote above and note that I had to do some work on it to make it fit my computer screen and still have all those little icons on the left of the screen.  I just took a copy of the picture, dropped it in “Paint” and made a new picture with the large open space on the left hand side.  It works for me and I have enjoyed it but today it was time for something new. It may not happen every week, because I am learning to give myself some space in routines, but I will make an effort to change it from time to time so I am given one thought for consistent meditation.

With all these wonderful quotes I also find it important to save them so I have a file on both my phone and computer for them. I also have an Encouragement Board on Pinterest site where I am beginning to store a few as well. ( Your are welcome to visit the Pinterst Board)  All of these will be handy for the weekly change of view on the screen and they are also nice to have in reserve if I need something speZen Thingscial to send to a friend in need of a boost or if Facebook posts aren’t really meeting my needs one day.

If you have ideas about how to make all those great quotes work please feel free to share.

This is the one I’ll be looking at this week.


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (www.riverofhopeenterprises.com), I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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