“Self Celebration Matters: NEVER Miss an Opportunity to CELEBRATE YOU!”

“Self Celebration Matters: NEVER miss an opportunity to CELEBRATE YOU!”
~Roz Fruchtman

Life is difficult enough, YOU don’t have to join the party against you 😉

As long as you are moving forward, no matter how slowly or how little, THAT is a HUGE reason to CELEBRATE YOU! In fact, even if you are not moving forward, as long as YOU ARE LEARNING…  THAT is a HUGE reason to CELEBRATE YOU as well!  Trust me, I’ve been there, done that. It makes no sense to be down on you, it feels crappy and does not change a thing.  In fact, when you are feeling crappy, nothing gets done and that will make you feel even worse! SO ENJOY the journey and keep growing!

HERE’S A TRUE LIFE EXAMPLE FROM MY OWN LIFE

Right now I am working on a website relaunch.  It’s been like the elephant in the room for years, for one reason or another.

Finally I realized I just couldn’t walk away from it, I had to do it, no matter what.  While I want it to be a success, I’m OK if it’s not. Don’t get me wrong, I really do want it to be successful, but it’s hugely important for me to see it through no matter what, in order for me to come full circle and move on!

NEVER worry about what others think IF YOUR FEELINGS are strong enough to do something. Most of the time others really have no opinion of what you or others are doing, more often than not it’s all in our heads!  So JUST DO IT!  You might be surprised, passion is a funny thing, it can re-ignite at a moment’s notice when you love what you are doing or your WHY is important enough TO YOU!

CELEBRATE THE SMALL STUFF… IT MATTERS!

I’m not recommending this, but… Sometimes it has to get too painful not to do something in order to do it and do it right! CELEBRATE each step and NEVER FORGET TO… CELEBRATE YOU!

“Self Celebration Matters: NEVER miss an opportunity to CELEBRATE YOU!”
~Roz Fruchtman

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Roz Shares: How Everything Counts – A Timeless Message Of Hope And Encouragement

UPDATED: February 17, 2021

This post was originally published in 2012, and an earlier one before that. It’s message IS THAT IMPORTANT, I wanted to update it, and republish with a more current date!

Through the years the theory “of Everything Counting” is as true today as it was then. To be truly authentic, I use this strategy daily, sometimes a few times a day!

Furthermore, these two small words changed my life and motivated me to begin projects knowing I could not finish them in one sitting ~ something I’m not proud to admit ~ because I would NEVER have done it before.

Consider this:

You need to clean up a room, clean out a closet, re-arrange a bookcase or perhaps paint your entire apartment or house.  In business it might be you want to re-do your website, create a new blog, install a shopping cart, do some filing, etc.  Whatever… you’ve been putting it off because you do not have a lot of time, so you say: “I’ll attack this project when I get more time” ~ or worse yet… “someday when I have more time!”  I am smiling as I write this – Can you see me? – I hope you are smiling too, because…

If you are like me, “someday” may never happen and the job grows monumentally in size and stress by the the time you do have the time.  Sometimes a large chunk of time, just never comes and the project never gets started.  It becomes a distant memory – worse yet an “accusing reminder” of the project that never was ~The opportunity that never came to fruition.

NOW… Consider this scenario:

You do a little today, maybe another chunk tomorrow and then more the next day or next week.  The point here is to get started!  One action — no matter how small — builds on the other and eventually the project gets done. NOTHING… “did you hear me”… NOTHING is too small, because EVERYTHING COUNTS!

This blog post was inspired by a sales training call years ago with my mentor Eric Lofholm.  Eric shared the now familiar theory that Everything Counts!”

On a personal note: 

Years later, I can still hear Eric Lofholm’s words ringing in my ears, each time I start a new project, a project I might not have started otherwise. It never occurred to me, that “everything really does count” towards achieving my goal to creating or painting if you will, the bigger picture. Even throwing out a piece of paper, one piece of junk mail, or even washing one cup counts. CONSIDER THIS: Those things (the one piece of paper, the one piece of junk mail, or even the one cup) WILL NOT be there — to do — the next time!

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100 Ways To Simplify Your Life
– Joyce Meyer

(Original Review: December 23, 2008 – Updated and Re-Posted October 28, 2020)

Subhead: Joyce Meyer’s New Book, “100 Ways to Simplify Your Life,” is the book of the year in my opinion.  This book will become the Bible of Everyday Living.

“100 Ways to Simplify Your Life” by Joyce Meyer has to be Joyce’s best book yet!  Or… the timing of its release makes it her best book yet!  Either way, I would recommend this book to everyone,  no matter if they are Christian or not.

Joyce share “common rules” for everyday living.  No matter what our religion or ethnicity, we are all the same in many respects!

I keep this book by my bed and before I go to sleep, I play a little game with myself.  I open it to a random page and tell myself “this is the page God thinks I need to read today!”

!00 Ways to Simplify Your Life is just that.  Joyce lists 100 ways to simplify your life – nothing more, nothing less.

How to use this book.

Actually, you do not have to start from the beginning.  You can open the book to any page and start there, or you can check out the “Table of Contents” and select the challenges you would like to read about.

The book is written in a “simple” consistent format!

Each section starts off with a quote by a person – some are anonymous – but all meaningful.  One of my favorite quotes  is listed with “Tip 44 – Pray About Everything.”  The quote is: “Pray, and let God worry!” ~ Martin Luther.  What a concept!

Next, there is a quote, psalm or proverb from the Bible.  What a great way to learn them, one by one!

Lastly, Joyce shares the solution or tip to the specific challenge you are reading about.

YOU REALLY do have to get this book.  BUY IT for EVERYONE you know!  You will be glad you did and they will be glad you did!  The peace of mind this book shares is priceless!

I can’t say enough about 100 Way To Simplify Your Life by Joyce Meyer!

COMPLAINT… The “ONLY” complaint I have is… the book is “NOT long enough.”  There are so many challenges in life that Joyce could have written 200 Ways to Simplify Your Life and it still would have been great.

I would suggest that Joyce write a sequel, perhaps call it: 100 “Additional” Ways to Simplify Your Life. It would be a best seller!

This book is so well timed with our country’s current challenges.

“I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!  You will too!”

I have both the CD version and the paper version.  I would suggest them both, but I would definitely suggest the paper version so you can highlight those passages you want to find quickly.

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Written and Reviewed by Roz Fruchtman

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The Secret to True Happiness…
Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow
– Joyce Meyer

(Original Review: December 23, 2008 – Updated and Re-Posted October 28, 2020)

Subhead:
Roz Fruchtman Reviews Joyce Meyer’s Book…  The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow

TODAY MORE THAN EVER – October 28, 2020
In today’s world, happiness is more important than ever before.  WHY? Because… I’VE LEARNED…  WE ARE responsible for our own happiness. IF we depend on others for it, we are doomed before we begin!
– I’ve learned to take each day as it comes and live it to the best of my ability. I no longer beat myself up for things not done, I try to be as kind to myself as I would be to others, and instead of regrets, I do my best to CELEBRATE the day’s wins ~EVEN IF I’ve been under lockdown for 7 months and 18 days now!

MY BEST ADVICE IS:
Before I start, I will say… DO NOT WALK… DO NOT PASS GO… RUN to your nearest bookstore, or CLICK the LINK BELOW to order Joyce Meyer’s Book:  “The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow.”  I love Joyce, but she surely out did herself with this one!

I originally did this review 10 years ago. If that is the case, WHY God WHY… did it take me this long to finally learn? 😉
As soon as I leave the computer, I am going to look for my copies (Audio & Paper) to read again ~NOW that I’ve grown up, a bit more! 😉

ORDER TODAY:
The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow

I do review, but… not as much as I used to, since I decided to concentrate on my own digital designs and online eCard Club “Say It With eCards.”  Now-a-days… I only review a product or service that catches my eye, or is a product or service I use or have knowledge of, or interest in – good or bad.  My mission is to share and inform others of what is good, what is bad and what is questionable — via my own opinion and/or experience.  This said:

I felt really honored and truly blessed when I was approached to review the new book by Joyce Meyer.  Honestly I could not believe my eyes when I read the email. Initially, I thought it was spam, until I re-read it and did a bit of online sleuthing.
I say blessed, because this opportunity came to me when I was dealing with some of my own issues.  It made me think of “The Secret” and the Law of Attraction.  What you put out, you receive.  I am truly in receipt!

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REVIEWER’S NOTE:
When I can, I choose the audio versions of books as I can listen anywhere and take them anyplace, as well as re-listen on whim.  At times, I will buy both the paper version and the audio.  This depends, however, on the book though!  It can become quite expensive otherwise.  I will say… it would have been easier to review if I had the paper version as well as the audio as I would have had an Index.  Nonetheless, listening and reviewing this book was one of the highlights and delights of my life!  YOU SIMPLY MUST READ OR LISTEN to it!
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I had just finished listening to Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind” and was in the middle of Joyce Meyer’s “Approval Addiction,” when my copy of Joyce’s “The Secret to True Happiness” arrived.

I promptly put Approval Addiction on hold in lieu of this review.  I am glad I did, The Secret to True Happiness is absolutely phenomenal.  I would recommend it to anyone and everyone – whether Christian or not.  Absolutely EVERYONE can take something away from this book.

I read the book in audio form, so I found myself listening to each CD two or more times before I went on to the next CD.  While it is a book, the CDs can be listened to again and again in whatever order you like – should a particular topic resonate with you or speak to your heart.  I would suggest starting from the beginning initially as one chapter follows another and might make more sense.

I love Joyce Meyer.  I discovered her a little more than five years ago when I began on my own spiritual path.  While her teachings are serious, she shares in easy to understand terms and/or the everyday language that everyone could understand.  Her humor and honesty makes one believe she really does understand and you feel as if you are listening to a friend, who has been there before you.

While I was not sexually abused as Joyce was, I, like many others was verbally abused. When I was growing up people did not talk about it as no one really knew what to do and there really was not a lot of help.  How freeing to be able to unload that baggage now, even after so many years and to know that I was not alone!

The teachings of The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow focuses on enjoying life where you are on the way to where you are going.  Joyce talks about this a lot, but this book truly dissects each aspect of life so it becomes more real and feasible to the reader/listener.  I am embarrassed to share this, as I usually do not speak this way, but I found myself saying “right on sister” more than once.  I felt she really understood and really knew what I was going through or had been through.

Since I read/listened to this book in audio form I do not have an index to go through and list here, but I will tell you, DO NOT miss this book.  DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT miss this book.

You owe it to yourself and to everyone you know and/or will meet, because what you/we do, how we behave, what we say or how we act not only impacts on us as individuals, but on everyone else as well.  While we know this deep in our heart of hearts, the reinforcement is so uplifting and much needed from time to time.

Here are some examples in my own life…

We do not have to wait for our situation to change or for us to receive things in order for us to become happy.  If we think we do, then we will rob ourselves of more than any thief can take from us.  Happiness is a state of mind, one that we can have in an instant.  I learned from Anthony Robbins, “things are as important as we make them,” and “we can change our focus in a moment!”  Joyce reenforces this way of thinking and after a while it becomes second nature.

For example:  Last week I dropped a huge styrofoam cup of boiling hot tea on myself.  (This is true!)  On my way to the doctor’s offer, I kept thinking of things I could be Grateful for.  One was, it was pretty bad, but… it could have been lots worse.  The second was that I had health insurance and did not have to sit in a hospital emergency room, the third was that the doctor had office hours on Saturday and that I did not have to sit in a crowded emergency room or worry about my situation until the doctor came in on Monday.  The fourth thing was that the doctor was doing to tell me that things would be ok.  As I walked to the doctor’s office I took time to enjoy nature and snap a few digital images with my camera.  Trust me, I was plenty scared of what was going to happen, or what could happen, but as long as I could I would keep these good thoughts alive.  In the end it was all true.  The last, will take a while and I will have to do my part to make sure I follow the Doctor’s instructions in order for my burn to heal properly. (It is much more pleasant to think of things in a positive way as we really can’t change some of them.  I remember a time when I would have been hysterical under the same situation.

Joyce’s books and teachings are one of the main reasons I can keep this attitude.  It is NOT easy, but when I slip I have something to grab onto.  Many times I will find myself reaching for one of Joyce’s books or teachings and as odd as this might sound, sometimes the teaching just happens to be on the subject I am dealing with.

Joyce says:  “Our Words Affect Others”…  About a month or so ago I went to throw the trash out.  I found a pizza box on top of where the newspapers were to be.  For some reason I opened it.  There was a “huge uneaten slice of pizza in the box!”  I lost it.  I was so furious, thinking of the rodents and vermin it could draw I ran right into my apartment and wrote a really strong note and posted it on the compactor room door.  Well, it did not take long for someone to write back asking “who made me the boss!”  I was even more furious, but was at a loss for what to do.  Oh, and don’t let me forget to share, each day for the next week there were more food boxes left.

After I listened to Joyce, I wrote another note, much softer with a catch title:  “Rodent Alert!”  I went on to explain that raw food draws roaches, mice, rats, and who knows what.  I finished up thanking them for their cooperation and signed my name.  So far… I have NOT seen any more food being left in the compactor room.  I still feel strongly about what was done, but changing the way I behaved about it, made a huge difference.  THANK YOU Joyce!

On one of the CDs Joyce spoke about loss.  Loss comes in many forms.  Could be loss of a person, a job, a marriage, etc.  In my case it was the sudden loss of a friend’s son – he was 43. I was there for my friend and was and am as supportive as I can be.  But… I found it did not let me come to terms with the loss.  I was not able to deal with it properly as I was/am there propping her up.  Don’t get me wrong, that is what friends do, but your emotions do not understand that.  Listening to Joyce it all came into perspective again.  Loss is like the seasons…  There is a sequence to go through.  I found myself listening to that CD more than once.  But once was enough to get me back on track.  The next time I spoke to my friend, I felt that I understand better as I was using Joyce’s words and this time I knew it was not just lip service. I truly believe that God will eventually heal my friend’s heart.  My friend does not believe it or accept it, but I believe it and I will do my best to feed it into her!

The last CD is on Discipline — How true it is!

Joyce talks about doing what it takes to be/get where we want to be and not be envious of those who might have gotten there first IF we DID NOT or DO NOT want to do the work to get there ourselves.  She talks about going the extra mile and not taking shortcuts, as they do not work.  How true this is!  Every time I take a shortcut because I am tired, or lazy, it comes back to haunt me — fifty-fold.

We all know in our heart of hearts, the right thing is to work for what we want, even if it takes us longer than we thought it would.  Complaining about life’s injustices will not help and will certainly not put us in the frame of mind to do what is necessary.  Through Joyce (and Joel Osteen), I have learned to look for the good in bad things — at the least they will make me/us stronger.  As we go through things, we sometimes wonder how they could possibly help later, but as an artist… sometimes I feel it helps me design my eCards with more emotion (walking in other’s shoes, so to speak).

Discipline also has to do with our behavior, how we act and get excited about what we can’t change.  Here again, it was almost as if God were leading me to listen to this Chapter when I did.  An incident happened here that was so unfair and infuriated me as it was lodged against me.  It happened on a weekend, so I had to wait until Monday to do something about it.  Well, I won’t say that I did not get upset, but as I listened to Joyce’s message, I felt the anger and frustration melt away as I waited to take the action I could, come the beginning of the week.  It does not help to carry on as it will only make ME/US SICK, waste our precious time and prevent me/us from enjoying life.

I have learned… Carrying on, being frustrated and/or angry really will not make anything better or resolve things sooner.  I know, I do NOT feel better physically when I vent on life’s injustices — maybe it is old age creeping up, as it never used to get to me as it does now!  I do my best to give it to God — this DOES NOT come easy to me as breaking old habits is hard, but I am a work in progress and it is much easier than it used to be.

I would like to paraphrase Joyce’s Saying:  “I may not be where I want to be, but at least I am not ‘where I used to be!'”  This is so true!!!  When I look back to where I was just two years ago at this time, I have come so far.  We need to look to the future in dark times as the light always comes — in one way or another.

As Joyce says and is reinforced over and over in The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow… We do not have to wait for things to happen or to receive things in order to be happy.  If we think we need certain things to happen in order to be happy, we will rob ourselves of more than any thief can take from us.

What I would say to anyone reading this:  RUN, DO NOT WALK to your nearest book store, or better yet, CLICK THIS LINK to order Joyce Meyer’s new book:  “The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow!”  You owe it to yourself and everyone else you will ever come in contact with.  For sure, I WILL be listening to this book over and over and over again.

For your convenience I have added a link to order Joyce Meyer’s NEW BOOK.  At the least, click the link to check it out now.  Don’t take my word for it.   You will be glad you did though — of that I AM POSITIVE!

CLICK TO ORDER:
The Secret to True Happiness – Enjoy Today, Embrace Tomorrow

With Warm Regards,

Roz Fruchtman
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Roz Asks…
Do You Live in The City of Regret?

Originally Written and Posted 5/15/2015
(As relevant today, as it was then – ENJOY!)

A while back I came upon a short story I felt described each of us at one time or another ~whether we’re willing to admit it or not!  I present it to you below.

Leaving the City of Regret
by: Larry Harp, Heartwarmers4u

I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly. This trip was going to be unpleasant and I knew in advance that no real good would come of it. I’m talking about my annual “Guilt Trip.”

I got tickets to fly there on Wish I Had airlines. It was an extremely short flight. I got my baggage, which I could not check. I chose to carry it myself all the way. It was weighted down with a thousand memories of what might have been. No one greeted me as I entered the terminal to the Regret City International Airport. I say international because people from all over the world come to this dismal town.

As I checked into the Last Resort Hotel, I noticed that they would be hosting the year’s most important event, the Annual Pity Party. I wasn’t going to miss that great social occasion. Many of the towns leading citizens would be there.

First, there would be the Done family, you know, Should Have, Would Have and Could Have. Then came the I Had family. You probably know ol’ Wish and his clan. Of course, the Opportunities would be present, Missed and Lost. The biggest family would be the Yesterday’s. There are far too many of them to count, but each one would have a very sad story to share.

Then Shattered Dreams would surely make and appearance. And It’s Their Fault would regale us with stories (excuses) about how things had failed in his life, and each story would be loudly applauded by Don’t Blame Me and I Couldn’t Help It.

Well, to make a long story short, I went to this depressing party knowing that there would be no real benefit in doing so. And, as usual, I became very depressed. But as I thought about all of the stories of failures brought back from the past, it occurred to me that all of this trip and subsequent “pity party” could be cancelled by ME! I started to truly realize that I did not have to be there. I didn’t have to be depressed. One thing kept going through my mind, I CAN’T CHANGE YESTERDAY, BUT I DO HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE TODAY A WONDERFUL DAY. I can be happy, joyous, fulfilled, encouraged, as well as encouraging. Knowing this, I left the City of Regret immediately and left no forwarding address. Am I sorry for mistakes I’ve made in the past? YES! But there is no physical way to undo them.

So, if you’re planning a trip back to the City of Regret, please cancel all your reservations now. Instead, take a trip to a place called, Starting Again. I liked it so much that I have now taken up permanent residence there. My neighbors, the I Forgive Myselfs and the New Starts are so very helpful. By the way, you don’t have to carry around heavy baggage, because the load is lifted from your shoulders upon arrival. God bless you in finding this great town. If you can find it — it’s in your own heart — please look me up. I live on I Can Do It street.

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Larry Harp was a minister with a passion for poetry. He lives in Bedford, TX.  His present disability has given him time to work on his forthcoming book, “The One Thing I Do.”

 

Roz’s Take on Regret

I left the City of Regret years ago, NEVER to return again!  If you are a lifetime learner like me…

Regret can be healthy WHEN we use it to learn. Personally I believe there is a lesson to be learned in most things. It’s comforting to me to believe this way.  While we can’t always go back to correct, we can use our knowledge as a lesson to help and/or inspire others to not make the same mistakes we did or to show compassion and understanding when they do. 😉

On the other hand, sometimes we can make better choices based on the mistakes that caused our regret!  It’s as simple and as easy as that!

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A Lesson Learned OR a Learned Behavior: Do What Makes You Feel Good, Others Have No Place In The Equation Of You And Your Joy

Originally posted Jul 21, 2017;
Edited and Reposted Tuesday August 13, 2019

A Lesson Learned or More Accurately Described as a Learned Behavior:
“Do What Makes You Feel Good, Others Have No Place In The Equation Of You And Your Joy!” ~Roz Fruchtman

True Confession Time:
While I seem like a very positive person all the time, that is a learned behavior.  It was not always like that.

I work VERY hard at keeping myself positive, joyful, motivated and inspired!

I make a conscious effort to look for things to prop me up, things that I can do for myself (and by myself), that bring me joy!

When that doesn’t work, I usually lean in more closely to my spiritual side and listen to either Joyce Meyer or Joel Osteen, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll move to my creative side which includes writing, image creation, coloring, and the like, and if that doesn’t work I may take a time out and watch my favorite TV, Prime Video or Hulu shows.  These three things are not necessarily done in this order, but my point in sharing is to show that it does not matter what you do to get yourself back on track, as long as you know what to do and where to go for help.

Self-help rocks, but sometimes we need to talk it out too!  There is no one-size fits all for everyone! One of the things we all have in common is we are ALL human beings with feelings!

I’ve learned from experience… looking to others for one’s joy is a mistake and a disappointment waiting to happen.  Others can’t fix us, we need to fix ourselves!  We need to be our own cheerleaders!  

Some years ago I started to share a quote of the day.  Some of the quotes were by others and some were my own.  Those that were my own, were inspired by my personal life experiences at that time. The quotes demonstrated life lessons I learned along the way and that inspired and motivated me.  To add more value… I shared my personal comments and feelings on the subject.

While we are all unique and have our own special gifts and talents… There are some things about us that are not unique and are shared by others — feelings is one of them.  Therefore, I had hoped the quotes would inspire others as well, however, they received little attention.

A TRUE AWAKENING THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER

When my offerings did not receive much attention or engagement as it’s known as on social networking sites, I got discouraged and stopped writing and sharing the quotes. BUT… Something VERY odd happened! I began to notice an emptiness from within.  Oddly enough the quotes were like therapy and gave me a voice to share my thoughts and feelings.  They actually kept ME inspired!

WHEN YOU DO THINGS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

Sometimes we do things for the wrong reasons.  Our allegiance must be to ourselves first.  We need to do things that make us feel good, that inspire and motivate us, that bring us joy.  Expecting others to make us feel good or acknowledge our efforts is a mistake and disappointment waiting to happen.  I knew all this, but like you, I am a human being and sometimes we all need a little outside encouragement… WRONG!!! LEARN TO ENCOURAGE YOURSELF!!!!  HOW? Revisit a past success! Everyone did something they are proud of, whether it’s something others know about or a personal achievement that we are excited and enthusiastic about or where at time of accomplishment! It could be as simple as getting through a difficult time in tact!

Find things that will prop you up, make you feel good about yourself, inspire you to move you toward fulfilling your dreams while filling you up so that you will have more to share with others.  REMEMBER:  We are all people first!

A Lesson Learned or More Accurately Described as a Learned Behavior:
“Do What Makes You Feel Good, Others Have No Place In The Equation Of You And Your Joy!” ~Roz Fruchtman

SUGGESTION

I am a fan and follower of Joyce Meyer. Joyce’s teachings are non-denominational and can apply to everyone. Some years ago Joyce Meyer wrote a book which I keep by my bedside — A review is below:

http://rozloves.com/JoyceMeyer_100WaysToSimplifyLife

What makes “100 Ways To Simplify Your Life” unique for me, is… The book will not only simplify your life, but will bring you peace and guide you to make your own decisions. Each of the 100 ways can be read alone, independent of each other!  The review will share a little game I play with it!

COMMENTS

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the subject.  Please type them in the Comment Box below. I look forward to sharing more with you. Let’s create a “society of inspiration!”

“THANK YOU” for taking the time to read this.  Please click on one of the Share Buttons to share.  I’d bet that more than one person needs to hear what I’ve said here, not because I’m so wise, but because I’m not unique in my feelings, thoughts and doubts. We all have a lot of company in the way we are feeling!

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Warmly,

Roz Fruchtman
aka @RozSpirations and @PhotoshopHaven on Twitter and Facebook

 

Own It… You Are a Leader, Even If You Don’t Know It Yet!

“You Are a Leader…
EVERYONE can be a leader, because EVERYONE is expert at something someone else wants to learn! So I Repeat… YOU ARE A LEADER! ~Roz Fruchtman

I was brought up with low self-esteem and confidence thanks to my early dysfunctional family life, so everything I learned, I learned the hard and painful way! The good part is that I know how it feels on both sides, and THAT IS VERY GOOD! It’s taught me compassion, empathy and tolerance where I may not have had it before.  Yes, I believe there is a place for tough love, but kindness gets you further in most instances!

It was only in the last month or so that I realized, that even though I may not know a lot of things, I do know a lot about some things that are of value to those who don’t know them.  OY, what a sentence! 😉

MY POINT IN ALL OF THIS…

DON’T hold back, and DON’T deprive others of the knowledge you DO have, waiting until you get more, and/or thinking you don’t know enough to share! Try it out NOW, you will probably be VERY surprised at the results you get, that WILL SURELY encourage you to share more of YOUR EXPERTISE and LEADERSHIP!

THIS IS WORTH A REPEAT:

As long as you are moving forward, no matter how slowly or how little, THAT is a HUGE reason to CELEBRATE YOU! In fact, even if you are not moving forward, as long as YOU ARE LEARNING…  THAT is a HUGE reason to CELEBRATE YOU as well!  Trust me, I’ve been there, done that. It makes no sense to be down on you, it feels crappy and does not change a thing.  In fact, when you are feeling crappy, nothing gets done and that will make you feel even worse! SO ENJOY the journey and keep growing!

“You Are a Leader…
EVERYONE can be a leader, because EVERYONE is expert at something someone else wants to learn! So I Repeat… YOU ARE A LEADER! ~Roz Fruchtman

COMMENTS

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the subject.  Please type them in the Comment Box below. I look forward to sharing more with you. Let’s create a “society of inspiration!”

“THANK YOU” for taking the time to read this.  Please click on one of the Share Buttons to share.  I’d bet that more than one person needs to hear what I’ve said here, not because I’m so wise, but because I’m not unique in my feelings, thoughts and doubts. We all have a lot of company in the way we are feeling!

LET’s CONNECT

JOIN US on Twitter at: @RozSpirations
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JOIN US on Facebook at: @RozSpirations
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Warmly,

Roz Fruchtman
aka @RozSpirations and @PhotoshopHaven on Twitter and Facebook

Let Other’s Know You Care: Silent Gratitude Isn’t Much Use To Anyone!

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”  ~G.B. Stern

I truly believe that: “We DO NOT say Thank You enough!”

Don’t fool yourself into thinking people know how YOU feel about them.  Trust me, THEY DON’T!

It makes a HUGE difference when we let people know when they’ve helped us, taught us that missing piece of the puzzle in the project we are working on, you know… The one piece we needed to complete what we were trying to do.

We need to let them know when they’ve made us giggle with their humor, or when they’ve made us smile, or made our day and especially when they are just a delight to have as a friend or acquaintance because WE KNOW we can ALWAYS count on them! Saying Thank You Matters – BIG TIME… ESPECIALLY to the recipient!

Think about it…  It can be VERY lonely out there to feel like you DON’T exist to others, WHEN… they may REALLY be grateful for you, but NEVER took a moment to let you know!  It works both ways… WE need to take a moment to let others know how grateful we are to have them in our lives!

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”  ~G.B. Stern

COMMENTS

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the subject.  Please type them in the Comment Box below. I look forward to sharing more with you. Let’s create a “society of inspiration!”

Let’s make it a point to “Thank at least one person a day!”

I’ll start now by saying “THANK YOU” for taking the time to read this.  Please click on one of the Share Buttons to share my little commentary on saying Thank You with others! As simple as it may seem…  WE ARE ALL guilty of NOT saying Thank You Enough! You never know: WE might make someone else’s day or even CHANGE THE LIFE of someone feeling isolated and alone, believing no one cares whether they live or die!

LET’s CONNECT

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Warmly,

Roz Fruchtman
@RozSpirations
@PhotoshopHaven

Welcome to RozSpirations

Updated: May 17, 2017

Welcome to RozSpirations…

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My name is Roz Fruchtman.

A few  years ago I discovered I had a gift for being able to put my emotions and feelings into words via Encouragement Quotes, which were fondly referred to as Words of Wisdom by a good friend.  Who knew! Growing up in an extremely negative environment, it took a while for me to wrap my mind around it all and let the words flow, using life as my inspiration!

This site is a Work in Progress.

For now, you can reach me at:

http://www.Facebook.com/RozFruchtman

http://www.Twitter.com/RozSpirations