Growth

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Anon

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Throwback Thursday

Thinking about when I lived in Newark, NJ & worked @ UMDNJ (now Rutgers) & I went to lunch w/ some coworkers… we stopped at the post office & a homeless lady was opening the door for everyone. On the way out I gave her all the change I had… 2 quarters, some nickels, dimes & about 4 pennies. As we walked away I felt something hit the back of my shirt & then I heard a “ching”. I turned around to see the pennies at my feet. She threw them at me & with the only nasty attitude said, “I don’t need yo stinkin’ pennies.” I should’ve just taken back all my change but I just looked at her like she was crazy & we laughed it off, what else could you do? Talk about ‪#‎TBT‬ Lol

Let People Be

“One of the most loving things you can do for another person is let them make their own mistakes, learn their own lessons & endure in the contrast of a life they don’t really want. People only really change when they’ve hit rock bottom – sometimes the most loving thing you can do for a person is to let them & be there to help pick up the pieces. Permanent change comes from within, no one can give it to you.” – Jackson Kiddard

 

Smile, it’s good for you!

“Smiling is said to make you more attractive while also affecting an immediate lift to your spirits & mood. Smiling relieves stress while boosting your immune system & releasing natural pain-killers. And a smile is said to make you look younger, as it lifts the muscles in the face. Some studies suggest that smiling people appear more confident & successful while others say that a smile can actually help you to stay positive while relieving depression & stress. Like I said, turn that frown upside down today — you’ll be really happy you did.” – Ellen Whitehurst