Hello everyone! In the spirit of summer and happiness, I’d like to share some things to do in summer. Right now, some of us maybe vacationing in some historical city and discovering its story. While others, may still be sitting at home wondering what to do. Continue reading “15 Ways to Enjoy Summer”
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As we all know, everyday is different for the most of us. We all have different things going on in our worlds. But yet even with that being true, it doesn’t mean we can’t all still follow some very basic guidelines towards getting our day started off on the right note now does it? Sure doesn’t! Here are five steps we can all share to start off our day. Continue reading “5 Ways to Start Off Your Day on the Right Foot”
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Step by step and the thing is done -Charles Atlas
Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are – Julius Charles Hare
While there are many motivational quotes to choose from, some stand out more so than others. Perhaps, because they are simple and to the point. Personally, I like to think I can take away a useful message from motivation quotes, poems, and articles, however, I’m not willing to spend my time on stuff I already know.
But, with that said, I still am drawn to anything in writing that relates to motivation. I assume this is because, even though the subject is a popular one for writers, it is an upbeat topic that is usually motivating. Or at least, I hope so since I scan a lot of articles, etc. Yes, I admit to it.
Another admission of mine is I am almost addicted to social media. I say almost because I’m not a Facebook follower nor am I enthralled with reading about anyone’s life online. Now hear me out because I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not my cup of tea.
So exactly what does motivate me? Well, I like to set mini goals and/or take a step by step approach to everything I do. Sure, some of my endeavors require only one step, but others may need more thought. This is where my step by step attitude kicks in. My motivation stems from completing one goal and being able to make a smooth transition to the next.
So, with all of this chit chat about thoughts, goals and motivation, the most important step is that we do this for ourselves. We may take steps and set goals to help others or to complete a job for others, but not for the sake of others. In my humble opinion, this is essential for a realistic approach to motivation.
Color your day for your, yourself and you not for the sake of someone else.
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Technology has made our day today lifer easier in so many ways. Especially in the area of sending a message to someone. Unlike the days when one had to wait for two weeks to get a message across to someone in another state. Now we can do that by simply poking at a screen and pressing a few buttons.
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WHY is it so hard to let go of anger and hurt? I’ve never met anyone who said they enjoy spending hours crying and in pain. It’s not much fun either to waste energy being mad at someone. Yet you see people all the time thrashing someone or posting some depressing song quote online. I’m not saying don’t show any emotion but people tend to let these feelings consume them. Continue reading “Negative Taboos You Should Break”
What does it mean to eat healthy? To most of us, a healthy diet is one that involves a lot of greens, proteins and grains. For others, it’s avoiding sugar. Sure, healthy has several meanings and each one has a purpose. But the question is: How can I eat healthy? Continue reading “8 Ways to Eat Healthy”
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There are some things you need to learn now if you postpone it, it is not always easy to learn it later. Most illiterates are very intelligent, but it is not easy for them to learn certain things just because, they did not learn them at the right time. Continue reading “5 Things You Need to Learn Everyday”
“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz
Seems in life it is essential, to gear our mind to full potential. Please lend an ear, this you may want to hear.
There is no boasting if we’re only coasting. Results may be adverse if we’re forever in reverse. Let’s move forward by pedaling toward, a favorable direction. The rut in the road, an act of deflection or an undesirable reflection?
We get out of bed, shake our head and we’re in first gear. What a great start, we’re thinking smart! Again, let’s pedal toward a positive direction; are you with me? Have you switched to second gear? Oh, but you must! There is still time to adjust.
C’mon, there’s no time for crying, you must keep trying. Do you want to be a wannabe throughout your life? No, the answer is not a new life. You can’t just buy a new life like you would buy a new bike!
We must be resourceful and not remorseful; squelch our fear and cultivate cheer. Now, are you with me? I’m so proud of you that you heeded my cue.
Seems in life it is essential, to gear our mind for full potential. Please lend an ear, this you may want to hear.
Get out of first gear!
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, and Author: Franci Hoffman
Since my birthday and Father’s Day were on the same weekend, my husband and I took a road trip to Helen, Ga. The city is about an hour and a half from where we live and a pleasant drive through the lovely countryside and small mountain towns.
The State of Georgia’s third most visited city
I was excited about this trip because we haven’t been to Helen in a couple of years and we have such fond memories of our previous trips to this charming little city. Memories returned of when I was a child and so full of anticipation about taking a trip. I was filled with those same antsy feelings about the weather, what we were going to do, and what to pack. Silly me since this was just a short weekend trip.
The hotel I chose was one where we had stayed before. It is located directly on the Chattahoochee River. 70% of the rooms face the river and have terraces and/or balconies offering a lovely view. When I made the reservations, there was no availability of rooms with a river view, which I was disappointed. However, when we arrived at the hotel, I was able to upgrade the room to one with a river view. We were thrilled!
Our hotel, The Helendorff Inn, is absolutely charming and within walking distance to downtown Helen. The hotel was built in 1973 with add-ons in the seventies, eighties, and nineties. The property is constantly being improved on making the hotel a popular spot to stay.
The Helendorff Inn – American owned and Army family operation for over 41 years
The city of Helen is a replica of a Bavarian Alpine town located in the southern Appalachians. The architecture of every building is classic south-German style. This design was adopted and mandated in 1969. Even national franchisees must adapt to the style.
The main industry went from a declining logging town to tourism, which the city’s peak time is in the fall when the leaves change to their brilliant autumn colors. The city becomes a wonderland displaying twinkling lights and filled with the traditions that go with the fall season. The city hosts Octoberfest from September through November which Helen becomes very crowded, to say the least. This is Helens largest celebration with music, dancing (waltzes and polkas), good food and drinks.
Population 510 as of the 2010 census
Sister City – Fussen, Bavaria
On the day of my birthday, we found a great German restaurant and bar in an alleyway. Helen has several alleyways located off the main drag, which are lined with quaint little shops, restaurants, and bars.
We sat at the bar because we find bartenders to be most informative and entertaining. We were spot on with our decision because our bartender’s personality and service were beyond our expectations. He nudged me into ordering a hot pretzel with beer cheese dip. So, my idea of eating a light salad wasn’t going to happen and the pretzel was huge, but delicious. Then he surprised me with a complimentary apple strudel, which was also delicious. This German restaurant was not only welcoming but very charming with live German music, German decor and the wait staff wore traditional German clothing.
Old Bavaria Inn, 8619 N Main St, Helen, Ga
After my fun birthday lunch, we walked back to the hotel for a break. We relaxed on the balcony and watched the tubers float down the river. This is entertainment at its best because there are some people that should not even think about river tubing. Some of the tubers float down the river with cell phones, cameras, and even their pets, never dreaming they will fall out of their tube. Even though the water is shallow, it is not easy for some to get back on their tube. It’s great fun to watch.
After our break, we decided to take in some live music at a restaurant and bar across the street from the hotel. There we found some of the same regulars and wait staff that we met 2 years ago. And even the same bartender that told us she shot her ex-husband in the derriere with a shot gun! Yep, never a dull moment in Helen, Ga.
Paul’s Steakhouse and Seafood, since 1965
While we were at Paul’s Steakhouse, we noticed a lot of activity in their parking lot, which we found was due to a double rainbow. Many people were taking pictures and I took a few myself because I have never seen a double rainbow. According to the AccuWeather site, double rainbows are not uncommon and usually ahead or behind a rainstorm. Also, I learned there are triple and quadruple rainbows, however, they are a rare occurrence.
After a full day and a full night of adventure and fun, we were pretty tired and decided to call it a day. Our cozy room was very welcoming and calling our names – it’s time to rest. After all, this was only day one and we had two more days to go.
The next two days were almost a repeat of the first day, except we found new places to shop, eat and drink. We met so many nice people, which makes any trip worth while, in my opinion. We left for home on Monday morning and topped off our trip with a fabulous brunch at a local restaurant called The Broken Egg. This was a perfect ending to my birthday and the Father’s Day celebration.
If we decide to make the trip to Helen, Ga next year, I wouldn’t change a thing, except getting a year older.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, Editor, and Author: Franci Hoffman
Oscillation, is a repetitive variation, typically in time and can occur in anything including a persons decision making. Our abilities to make sound decisions can sometimes be tricky tasks. Idleness and complacency can extinguish our creative senses thus blurring our purpose. Feelings of complacency, even though a pleasant feeling of security, should be in moderation as we don’t want to be unaware of some potential danger.
Every nanosecond treasured
I feel we must endeavor to make every moment of our lives meaningful. You know our lives can not be measured by anyone but ourselves. Thus the reason why we should make our best effort to understand that life is not something where one size fits all. Let’s embrace our individuality and apply it to our everyday routine.
Hells bells are beckoning
Is it time for a reckoning?
There are times in life when we have to step back to move forward. I feel it’s wise to take an assessment of ourselves on a regular basis and be prepared for the unexpected. Keeping in tune with our thoughts is important for our own mental health. We don’t have to make this an intellectual exercise – keep it simple and doable.
Rewind the clock, I say
Bless me one more day
Perhaps we can’t rewind the clock in our favor but we can learn to spend our time wisely. We don’t come into the world with an expiration date so we must treat each and every day as a gift.
My continued journey here
will be without fear
Truly, a major part of life is the journey. The prize at the end is everything we have gained along the way. There may be hurdles along the way, and even fear. Ruts in the road are like wrinkles upon one’s face – signs of character. We can’t determine what is positive if we don’t see the negative.
As the pendulum swings
Our lives are constantly in motion and constantly unfolding. Pivotal events can be of critical importance and not always within our control. Let’s be prepared and not be spellbound by fakery and trickery. Keeping our eyes open, our minds clear and being content with ourselves is empowering us to empower others. When all is said done, we can individually feel we have contributed to mankind and the universe.
Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member, and Author: Franci Hoffman
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If you have read through my “about me” page, you will know that I am a 23-year old college student, currently in my second semester of graduate school. I do not have children of my own, but I absolutely love kids and try to be around them as often as possible, whether it’s through babysitting, visiting friends with kids, or volunteering at the local YMCA or Head Start programs.