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Q-Tip 3/19/18

Good Morning My Dear Friends, One of the hardest things in life is being kind to others that just don’t seem to fit in to our way of thinking.Or possibly their mannerism feels abrasive or condescending. Our focus this week, as we continue our growth toward positivity, is to reach out and be the bigger person and accept these people for who they are and not what we may want them to be. One small act of kindness could [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 3/12/18

Good Morning my friends, This week’s focus is confidence in ourselves. No matter what happens in our lives, the important thing to remember is to tell yourself daily,  “I MATTER” and truly believe in yourself. SELF-CONFIDENCE “Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” (Dale Carnegie) Our gut is [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 3/5/18

Happy Monday my friends, There are many forms of love. There is the love for family and their is love for friends. Love is a very powerful emotion. Let’s direct our love, as an extended family, toward each other. If someone has hurt or offended you in the past, I say, “Let it go and leave it in the past.” If we can start right here amongst ourselves, think how much better we will be able to continue toward [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/26/18

Happy Monday My Friends, As we go through our days, some seem to be better than others. Whether at home or on the job. The ability to know when to let the bad days go and focus on the good, can be a challenge. And yet sometimes we forget those bad days can actually help us grow and look forward and appreciate the good ones. Today’s message is all about: A BALANCE IN LIFE “There are as many nights [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/19/18

Happy Monday my friends, We all have fears in life, whether it is real or imagined.Do you fear speaking up for yourself when confronted or maybe fearing to voice your ideas. A Todays letter is about tackling fears. COURAGE “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” (Eddie Rickenbacker) Some of us seem to never fear failure. But do we just hide our fear really well? Others of us acknowledge our [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/12/18

Happy Monday My Friends, Celebration of the Chinese New Year is February 16th. This is the year of the dog. Dogs are honest and loyal. They are the truest friends and most reliable partner. We need to see each other as that most honest, loyal and reliable partner and the growth of our company will outlast the competition. I drew inspiration this week from the Wise Men of Asia. THANKFULNESS “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 2/5/18

Happy Monday my friends, Hope everyone had a great weekend. Today’s message is about LIVING. So many times we wish our lives away waiting for the next day and the next day. But we need to stay in the moment and live each day to its fullest for tomorrow is not promised. LIVING EVERY DAY “May your live all the days of your life.” (Jonathan Swift) How often do we ask ourselves, as if waking from a dream, “Where [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/29/18

Happy Monday my friends Normally our month end letter would consist of various motivational quotes. I chose to change that a little. While preparing this week I happened upon a story that inspired me to share with you. In life there are those type of people who are givers and those that are takers. What we should always try our best to remember: If you are a giver, give. Don’t compromise your heart, nature or beliefs. (From: POSITIVE OUTLOOKS: [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/22/18

Happy Monday my friends, Sometimes we let things bother us enough that it takes over our thoughts and actions when in reality there is not much we can do about it. Today’s message is about separating those things we can control and letting go of the things we cannot. LETTING GO “Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.” (Jonathan Kozol) The flip side of “don’t sweat the small the stuff” is fighting for the things we [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/15/18

Happy Monday my friends, While preparing this week’s letter I came upon this inspirational note that had such an impact on me I am hoping it does for you as well. A BALANCE IN LIFE “There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 1/8/18

Good Morning my dear friends, Ready to start the New Year with our first letter of encouragement. The world is constantly changing just as our lives do. It’s how we react to the change that is important. We can focus and accept change graciously and grow or we can sit back, do nothing and watch as things pass us by. THINGS CHANGE“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 12/18/17

Good Morning my dear friends, How fast the time as gone. This is our final Q-Tip for 2017. I thought it befitting to end our year with a message of peace and love. From the Purple Flower: To all the people who are loving and kind to me THANK YOU for the sunshine you bring into my life. From the Simple Things in Life: In case no one told you today: You are beautiful, You are loved, You are [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 12/11/17

Happy Monday my friends, As we are near the end of 2017 our weekly Q-tips have dealt with various ways for us to grow and improve, not only as co-workers but as friends and family, but first and foremost , we must BELIEVE in ourselves. Only then can we tackle any situation that comes our way. INTENTION “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” (Robert F. Kennedy) The [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 12/4/17

Happy Monday my friends, This is our last month of 2017 for Q-Tips and wanted today’s letter to reflect on the past and looking toward the future. STUDYING HISTORY “We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” (Adalai E. Stevenson) We didn’t just arrive at this point in our lives; we have a history. What brought us to this place? What things did we do along the [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 11/27/17

Happy Monday, Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. Here we are another month end and ready to start the last month of the year. We have been meeting now every Monday for almost a year. Seems like just yesterday we started our letters of encouragement. As we close November, as usual, our  inspiration comes from various authors and quotes. FROM POWER OF POSITIVITY: Stay strong. Even when it feels like everything is falling apart. A year from now, everything [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 11/20/17

Happy Monday All, As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday we tend to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Although I have many things to give thanks for, my family, health and job, to name a few, one of the things I am most thankful for are my friends. So this letter today is dedicated to you, my dear QSPAC family and friends. FRIENDSHIP “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 11/13/17

Happy Monday My Friends, During our life we will encounter many challenges and changes, the key is are we open to them. How do we handle these situations. I hope today’s letter offers a little encouragement to help us achieve and accept the changes we may face in our life’s journey. CONSISTENCY“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” (Oscar Wilde)“But we’ve always done it this way,” we complain when someone challenges us to make a change. But sometimes it’s good to [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 10/30/17

Happy Monday my friends, Here we are at another month end. It is a perfect fall day. Sun is shining, leaves are changing into beautiful autumn colors. The world seems to be smiling, so with today's words of inspiration I hope all of you will too. From POSITIVE OUTLOOKS We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of you past. Become the architect of your future. Sometimes when others make you feel like you are [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 10/23/17

Happy Monday my Friends,As we go through our daily lives, whether at home or at work, we may have had to depend on one another at one time or another so today’s message is about team work and the success that it brings. PLAYING AS A TEAM“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|

Q-Tip 10/9/17

Happy Monday my dear friends, Every week I begin our letter with my dear friends, so I thought our message today should focus on just that. SHARING WITH FRIENDS “Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.” (Cicero)   When something wonderful happens to us, it may not seem real until we can tell our friends about it. Their happiness for us deepens and intensifies our pleasure. When something bad happens to us, we search out [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog: Q-Tips|