Let’s Celebrate Spring by @Donna_Fasano

I have environmental allergies, so when Spring pollen hits, I suffer. However, once the pollen phase of the season is over, I am happy and my spirit sings. So I say let’s celebrate Spring!  Spring means the end of the long, cold, dark winter. It means new beginnings. Spring means sunshine and a warm weather. And flowers and colors and beauty.

Spring

Here are some wonderful, uplifting quotes about Spring:

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” ~Bishop Reginald Heber

“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” ~Harriet Ann Jacobs

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’.” ~Robin Williams

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” ~Jessica Harrelson

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” ~Anita Krizzan

“It’s Spring Fever. That’s what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wish you a beautiful spring… (with little-to-no pollen!)

If you’re looking for a light, fun read, I have a few romance novels that are selling for 99¢ each. I also have a cookbook that under a buck! I hope you’ll look for them:

99 cent books

A Beautiful Stranger – Book 1 of A Family Forever Series

An Honorable Man – Book 1 of the Black Bear Brothers Series

The Single Daddy Club: Derrick – Book 1 of The Single Daddy Club Series

Dangerous Memories – Romantic Suspense

Her Fake Romance – Fun, Witty Contemporary Romance

Cooking In All Directions – Some of my favorite recipes

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It’s 1964 Again- #spring #memories #Inspiration @jacqbiggar

Spot the birdie?

Today is the first day of spring and it’s my birthday!

I thought it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane and visit the year I was born- 1964

But first:

According to Siri, I’m a Friday’s child, though you’d never catch me in bloomers, lol. How about you?

In the music world, The Beatles were racking up the top 5 on The Billboard Top 100 with I Want to Hold Your Hand leading the way.

It was a feat no musical group had ever accomplished and many thought would never occor again.

The average house in the US cost 15,000 and rent was $115 a month (imagine!)

Milk was priced at $0.93.

A gallon of gas- $0.25 compared to the $1.94 a litre we currently pay in BC

Minimum wage was $1.15 an hour while ours in 2022 is $15.55

The 1964 Mustang was a mind-boggling $2300.00 (yes, I’m drooling!)

Apparently, Dragons are the most powerful in the Chinese zodiac, gifted with courage and intelligence, but are hotheads with sharp tongues (Oops!)

There are five types of dragons depending on the year you were born. For 1964, it is the Wood Dragon- introverted (yes), less enthusiastic (maybe), and lacking good relationships (not true!)

Dragons who will be engaged in creative work, literature, etc., you will have more inspiration this year of the Tiger, and maybe one day your works will become a hit. (Yes!)

Mary Poppins by Walt Disney released August of 1964 and grossed $102,272,145

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law.

Mohammad Ali became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Sidney Poiter won the Oscar for his role in Lilies of The Field

Alaska suffered a 9.2 earthquake on Good Friday, March 30th

1964 was a busy year in history!

In 2022, we have war in Ukraine, a wave of hate crimes, poverty, overdoses, a pandemic… but in the midst of it all there are stories of kindness, generosity, and family values. We can do better- I truly believe humans are worth the effort.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Kevyn Aucoin

16 Inspiring Quotes

We hope these inspiring quotes will motivate you, encourage you, cheer you, and lift you to a higher place.

“When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.” ~Diane Von Furstenberg

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ~Will Rogers

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” ~Jim Rohn

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” ~Helen Keller

Inspiring Quotes

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” ~Pablo Picasso

“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” ~Isabel Allende

“Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” ~Anne Lamott

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ~Carl Sagan

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chodron

“You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” ~Dr. Seuss

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” ~Dolly Parton

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” ~Louise Hay

“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” ~Sonia Sotomayor

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher

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10 Powerful Quotes to Ponder

Powerful QuotesHere at Authors’ Billboard we are firm believers in positive thinking. Below, we’ve chosen 10 powerful quotes that we hope will lift you up to a wonderful place today!

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.

Consider difficulties an opportunity for joy; for when we are tested, our endurance has a chance to grow.

Positive thinking evokes better energy, which promotes better initiative, which instills more self-confidence, which brings greater happiness, which leads to inner peace.

You are not what you have done; you are what you have overcome.

Your life does not get better by chance; it gets better by change.

Attempting to change the direction of the wind is futile; work, rather, at adjusting your sails.

We rise by lifting others.

Your scars do not make you less lovable, nor should they make you less loving.

Your mind is a powerful thing… When you change your thoughts, you can change your life.

Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.

Do you have a favorite quote that uplifts you? I’d love for you to share it in the comment section. Thank you, and have a beautiful day!

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