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Jul 8, 2012

Be Visible....TODAY!

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“One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”  Anonymous

Each day is special …no matter what is on your calendar.  It is special.  It is a gift.  I have known about this way to live for years, but I have only put it into practice the last three years.  When my husband became unemployed and we set on a new journey of empty nesting and no guaranteed income, I found myself going through periods of panic.  Constant worry around the question, “What will become of us?”

Capris: TALBOTS (they were too tight in the spring...fit now!!)
Somehow, one day, I began to be grateful for the fact that we had provisions for that day….food on the table, a roof over our heads, and bills paid, just that day.  As I started to live with gratitude just for each day and not worry about the future, my joy returned and was deep and heartfelt.  I felt younger, more hopeful....free!

I can do anything for one day:
Today I will walk for exercise and eat healthy meals.
Today I will smile at everyone I see.
Today I will learn something new.
Today I will accomplish as much as possible, but still take time to smell the honeysuckle.
Today I will bless people around me…my husband, my children, my students, fellow teachers and friends, on and off line.
Today I will make a difference.

Tomorrow, I will get up and do it all over again!  Goals are good. Vision is important. Dreams are what made America great.  However, I will do all of it, one day at a time.
And, of course, today, I will look my best and be very visible on VISIBLE MONDAY and MONDAY MINGLE and MANNEQUIN MONDAY…go see what everyone else is wearing today!


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  1. Wonderful, uplifting post, Pam. It is indeed tempting to live in the past or future, but we risk losing the present joy. You look beautiful -- this minute -- in your tunic and gorgeous gold bracelet. : >

  2. AMEN Pam, AMEN!!! We had an evangelist today at church and his message was "The hard part is OVER" Yes, yes it is!! and you're post just echoes we have choices we can make each day that will affect how we end that day!!
    You look gorgeous in that outfit--love the top!

  3. This is a great post and as much as I like to think I am grateful daily, I still need to read this! Thank you for reminding me of what I know to be true but seem to forget sometimes. Truly, this spoke to me because I am in a weird place with my business and honestly, I don't know what the next couple of months will bring. I really need to take it one day at a time right now, for my own sanity. Thank you Pam. :-)

  4. Oh, Pam!
    You are so lovely inside and out. I love coming here to get inspired!
    Thank you!

  5. Pam, you look fantastic in that tunic! Your positive attitude is always an inspiration.

  6. This is such solid and good advice. I am fretting too over our financial future...and this suddenly put it all in perspective again. You look so fresh and cool. Is that an illusion? It was cooler here today.

  7. So glad to find your blog! Im with you, and think your story is so inspiring. We really don't NEED much and to re-evaluate and downscale I have found is really the best lesson. I am trying to simplify my life. My hubs is retired and I have my hands in a million things, but am trying to get back to basics. You are beautiful Pam, and so is your outfit!

  8. Always so wise and gorgeous, dear Pam.

  9. You look lovely and cool in this outfit. Love the necklace with the top. It is the perfect touch.
    You always bless us by being such a postitive and inspirational person. Thank you for that.

  10. This is the new attitude I have been trying to adapt to since my world as I knew it fell apart. Everyday I wake up and thank God for food for today, a house for today, money for today, and I tell him I'm believing something good is going to happen today... and it usually does! xo

  11. You look gorgeous. I love that shade of green on you.


  12. That's a lovely to do list! It's refreshing to see a bit of green in a print - it's a great colour on you.

  13. Wonderful tunic - I love the fresh shade of green in the print, it really suits you!

  14. Great look, I LOVE your tunic, SO fab.. Officially a follower of your inspiring and beautiful blog here.. I'd LOVE for you to please share/link this post via my Mannequin Monday's post happening today if you have a moment.. Excited to indulge a bit around here and stick around.. Hope you can stop in and visit/link pweease.. TY. Wishing you a beautiful evening.. xo.. Marilyn http://www.theartsygirlconnection.com

  15. The tunic and capris are wonderful...they look cool and airy on a hot San Antonio day! (although I must say, my family in Round Rock have actually had cooler temps than some we've had in Illinois!)

    Love your inspiring words. I really need to take them to heart!


    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

  16. Lovely, a great reminder. Thank you

  17. Great blouse and accessories. I love white bottoms!

  18. Wonderful philosophy and you outfit is too, especially that great necklace and bracelet.

  19. I;m not sure how I missed seeing this post, but I'm glad I saw it today. I like your words of inspiration and need to apply them to my daily life!

    I love the top! It's so fresh!


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