#MotivatedMonday Be Wise

It’s Okay to Change your Mind

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“A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.”

– Spanish Proverb

A wise man changes his mind,

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

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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.

Monday Motivation: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Evergreen Quote

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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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? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– 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.

Monday Motivation: Letting Go

Strength in Letting Go

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

-Herman Hesse

Lettinggo

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

– 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.

Monday Motivation: Perspectives

The Pessimist, the Optimist, and the Realist

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

The pessimist complains about the wind- the optimist expects it to change- the realist adjusts the sails.”

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

– William Arthur Ward

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

– 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.

How Are You Reacting To Life Right Now?

Life is 90% How You React To It

life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– 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 Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

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“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” – Charles Kettering

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

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

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

– 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 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.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

– 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.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

– 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.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

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.

#Maythe4thbewithyou to Be Courageous

#Maythe4th PSA: Be Courageous

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

– e.e. cummings

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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.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

– 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.