Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hope Plant

How to make a Hope Plant for yourself or a friend:

Create paper squares with inspirational phrases and fortunes, cut them out, punch a hole in the upper corner and apply double-sided sticky tape to the other corner.

Here I used white paper, but you can change the color to match the season.

Roll square on itself with inspirational message inside.

Double-sided sticky tape should hold things together, but if using thicker paper switch to hot glue.

Obtain a section of wire (about a foot) that can support the rolled paper squares.  Use round object (tennis ball) to bend support wire into circular base.

Bend long end of wire upward from center.

Load rolled paper onto long end of wire.

Here is a picture of the base with the rolled squares loaded.

Make a loop at the top of the bunch and trim wire.

Hang where you can reach.

Each day pull a leaf off, read it and carry it with you to bring hope all day.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Spirit

Get into the holiday spirit!  

Simply give a hardy "Ho! Ho! Ho!" and let your belly giggle like a bowl full of Jell-o.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Google has some neat illustrations that convey a message and make you smile.

Like this cute photo represents Louis Daguerre, the father of the permanent photo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Joy loop

Joy starts you laughing and
laughing leads to joy. 

I hope you get stuck in this loop.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

You can

-A British public service announcement during WWII.

Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory. -Another in this series

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Pick a favorite color ... it's alright, you can change it later.  

Associate a good feeling with it ... when I see "green" I will think "joy."

As you go through your day, every time you see that color let it remind you of the associated feeling.

Not seeing enough of the color that you chose? Simply pick another favorite color and try again.

Friday, November 11, 2011


If you want to run fast, run alone. 
If you want to run far, run together.
-African proverb

(as on Inspiring Words of Wisdom blog)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

123 Guide to being positive

How to be positive:
First, Catch yourself ... get rid of the negative.
Second, Look for it ... seek out the positive.
Third, Ask for help ... ask for someone to reinterpret the situation.

Monday, November 7, 2011