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#WorstJokeWednesday

Why is Peter Pan always flying?  He neverlands! (This joke never gets old.) Two windmills are on a date and one asks the other, "So what kind of music do you like?"  The other replies, "I'm a big metal fan!" Everyone asks where's Waldo…  Nobody asks how's Waldo. What's the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?  One you'll see in a while and the other you'll see later! Why are ghosts banned from the liquor store?  Because they would steal all the boos! What's the difference between people from Dubai and people from Abu Dhabi?  People from Dubai don't like the Flintstones and people from Abu Dhabi Doo! Who invented the round table?  Sir Cumference! What's the difference between a well dressed man on a unicycle and a poorly dressed man on a bike?  Attire! What's Whitney Houston's favorite type of coordination?  HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYEEEEEEEEE What did the doe say coming out of the woods?  Boy, I'll nev…
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#TeamworkTuesday

Collaboration is another word for teamwork. I love sitting around a table listening to people brainstorm and give input and become energized about the project they are working on. I love watching how individual strengths work together to fill in any gaps. For inspiration, here are 8 TED talks on the importance of collaboration. 
Find a way to celebrate teamwork today! 




#MakeMondayMatter

I've been known to be annoyingly cheerful - on purpose - on Mondays, using the following as my mantra...

I switch it up just a bit to say "This Monday is a day that God has made, let's rejoice and be glad in it!" It's a way to remind myself, first of all, that this day called Monday is just as valuable as any other day and then it's a way to be a gentle reminder to others about the value of this day called Monday.

What are some ways we can rejoice about this day?






#SheSunday

So here's the deal. Today's #SheSunday is somewhat for the he's and she's but I really have the she's in mind. And I don't want to hear any comments about how women are just being whiners and aren't in such a bad place after all. The research - the stats - the numbers - don't lie. 
I'm tired of being told I can be a strong woman and then when I chose to use my voice I get shut down. I'm over it. I'm fed up. I'm sick of the double standards and hypocrisy. 
Part of the problem is standing up for myself. I keep getting sent the message that I shouldn't or don't have permission to. It's not true but it's the prevalent message. And sometimes I forget it isn't true and I sit down. So today, for #SheSunday - and for the he's - let's talk about standing up for ourselves despite the messages we might be getting to sit down. 
There's a lot of content out there discussing today's topic, here are just two article…

#SaturdaySmile

The smile is fascinating! It isn't just an upturned mouth on our faces - it has psychological, physical, emotional, and relationship benefits. 
Our smiles have magic in them - magic for ourselves and for others. So today put those benefits to work for yourself and share them with others! 
And get this, there are NINETEEN styles of smiles! NINETEEN!But this article that explains them all says only 6 are for happiness. Read up on the different styles, I am fascinated by them! 
Today's #SaturdaySmile Focus: Did you know (I didn't) that a child is born every three minutes with a cleft lip or cleft palate?  Not only does this take away the child's real smile but it has serious medical implications.  Today consider honoring #SaturdaySmile by bringing back the smile of a child.  Go to operationsmile.org and see how you can bring a smile to someone. 
Today's #SaturdaySmile Quote:

#FairTradeFriday

Coffee. It's more a verb than a noun these days. In fact, the other day I had coffee with a friend...we both had tea drinks! But we still referred to it as "having coffee." 
Coffee: a brief history, how it gets to your cup (and what do those labels mean?)

The facts say that 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihood - and no wonder! Here's the top 10 countries in the world that consume the most coffee....nope the United States doesn't land in the top 10, but doesn't it feel like our nation drinks truckloads of coffee each day?!

Anyway, it's safe to say the world loves its coffee. But I think we might all love it a little more if we knew that 125 million people working to bring us the coffee were getting fair treatment, fair wages, fair working environment. At least I know the coffee I drink tastes better when I know that everyone involved in making sure I get that cup of coffee was treated with dignity and equality.


So today while …

#ThriftyThursday

Today's #ThriftyThursday topic is grocery shopping. Did you hear the loud groan that accompanied those two words? I hate grocery shopping. And I really hate putting them away once I get home. But that's neither here nor there when it comes to thriftiness. 
For years I've seen different tips and hints and whatever else's about how to save money on groceries. Of course there are coupons and there was that ridiculous couponing craze a few years back that made people look and act insane. Regardless, I've not been successful at any of these tips, hints, methods, etc. Mostly because it usually requires a lot of driving around to several different stores and getting in and out of your car a lot. Who has time for this? Even people who work from home or don't have another job outside the home - how in the world do you have time to drive to and fro? Plus, the cost of gasoline driving all over the place - uh hello? Anyway, I'm not very good at the whole thing. 
But I…