#MotivatedMonday How Much Do You Care?

How Much Do You Care?

Today is usually when I simply post a quote. That’s basically what my blog has been reduced to while living in the time of COVID-19 and trying to meet a deadline for a light-hearted, fun, Christmas-themed book. Suffice to say, it’s been a challenge holding onto the holiday feeling right now.

I’m not exactly the biggest fan of hashtags. As a lover of words, reducing important sentiments down to a catchy phrase is as appealing to me as the thought of taking a shot of fine wine with the expectation of appreciating its full essence.

However, I understand their function. #BlackLivesMatter needs to be on everyone’s mind, especially right now.

Forget the political slant – that’s a DISTRACTION. Simply imagine your greatest fear – and then imagine having to face that fear day after day, with no end in sight. This is Living While Black.

Now, how much do you care about that?

For those who are asking what they can do to help, here’s what you can do: Amplify disenfranchised voices, be an ally – open your mouth, and if you can, open your pockets. At this point in the game, your silence is not only deafening. It’s deadly.

I selected this quote over a month ago, and today, it’s more relevant than ever. It’s especially ironic knowing how President Roosevelt openly expressed his apathy/disdain toward Native Americans.

This #MotivatedMonday, please allow yourself to care. It may feel uncomfortable, but that’s okay. It might be an inconvenience, but take the time to do it anyway. Then, by all means, continue to go about your day. And enjoy the privilege that comes with being able to do just that.

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. -Theodore Roosevelt

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list. Stay tuned – another title is coming soon.

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– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Find A Way

Find A Way

If you really want to do domething, you’ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse.

– Jim Rohn

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list. Stay tuned – another title is coming soon.

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– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Find Joy – Be grateful

Find joy – be grateful

“The root of joy is gratefulness.”

– David Steindl-Rast

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Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list. Stay tuned – another title is coming soon.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Think You Can & You Will

Keep Believing

We will get through this!

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“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” Richard Bach

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Create Your Opportunities

Opportunity Doesn’t Always Knock

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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”  – Milton Berle

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Action Means Everything

Willingness Isn’t Enough

Let’s Do What We Can

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Attitude Means Everything

What Will You Change?

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Think Great Thoughts

Nurture Your Mind

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“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Read Luck of the Irish (Chapter 1) Here

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m happy to share the first chapter of Luck of the Irish with you. Wattpad member? Read it here.

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Two men. One choice. Zero regrets. Luck of the Irish (Holiday Heartbeats #3) is available now.

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

#MotivatedMonday: Keep Your Values Positive

Have Positive Values

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“Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.