Favorite Finds: It’s All About Perspective

“When you wake up everyday you have two choices.  You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist.  I choose to be an optimist.  It’s all a matter of perspective.”


Ironically, both of those quotes are by Harvey Mackay.  I didn’t who Mr. Mackay was before searching for “optimistic” and “perspective” quotes…  But after some snooping around on Google I learned that he is: a businessman, author of a nationally syndicated newspaper column and of five business bestsellers, a motivational speaker, and the founder and chairman of Mackay Mitchell Envelope Company.  Evidently he is a very, very successful man.  I’m not in the business field, but I now have an interest in reading one of his books – perhaps it will help me on my journey to finding my right fit?

As Mr. Mackay suggests, we all have two choices when we wake up – to be positive or to be negative – and today I’m choosing to be an optimist.  It’s Friday and it’s an absolutely beautiful day.  I ate the most delicious blueberry cupcake with pumpkin cream cheese icing for breakfast.  I received an email just as I opened my computer that my substitute paperwork was processed.  I’m planning to bake/make some of my recent pins this afternoon.  I’m going for a run among the gorgeous fall foliage.  And tomorrow we’re going apple picking with friends.  How can I not be in a great mood?


TJ’s Organic Moral Fiber Blueberry Bran Muffin topped with TJ’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

Whether you’re on your way into the office, at work counting down the hours until you can leave, or have already started your weekend, I hope that you choose to make it a positive day.  And if you’re in need of some inspiration, check out this list from Buzzfeed – 15 Signs It’s Going To Be A Great Day – or maybe these pins will help…

Favorite Pinterest Finds

Good Food

Stuffed Pepper Soup by Skinnytaste

Sweet Treats

Chocolate Banana Pudding Bread by wine & glue

Drink Up

ginger & apple & bourbon by The Tampopo Post

Words of Wisdom

Finish it with Champagne (source)

Laughing Out Loud

Some People Appear Bright (source)

Health & Wellness

Full-Body Circuit Workout with Weights (source)

My Style

The Shoe Grid by The New Professional


Paper Menu Napkin Wrap (source)


Mini Goldendoodle (source)

For the Home

Dangling Glass Chandelier (source)

Places to Go

Forest Bridge, Toketee Falls, Oregon (source)

Wedding Wishes

Vintage Outdoor Bridal Doors (source)

Looking Ahead to Baby

Cupcake Onesies Gift Idea by Club ChicaCircle

DIY Projects

Life Size Pac-Man (source)

Education & Learning

How to Create a Watermark for Your Pictures by The SITS Girls

Holiday Happenings

Bloody Shirley Temple by Your Southern Peach


Quick and Clever Halloween Centerpieces by Better Homes and Gardens

Question:  What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Question:  Have you gone apple picking this season?

— Allison


Whatcha Think?

  1. Our perspective on life and on all things define how we will see and feel the life we are currently living! Enjoy your weekend :)

  2. You are so right. Having perspective on the day makes life so much better. Sure, we might have a few issues come up, but that’s life. I love looking through pinterest for inspiration on food, home, life :) It always keeps me moving

  3. I am disappointed the Mulan shirt didn’t make it on… hehe

  4. I love both quotes, they are soo perfect and it is soo true, lately I have certainly been waking up a pessimist and I need to change that immediately.

  5. So crazy- I was actually reading that exact quote the other day when I was going through some job woes as well. It’s so perfect for any stage of life! And you have some pretty sweet pinterest finds! I need to spend some time on pinterest, I rarely go on there!

  6. Oh my goodness, that muffin looks amazing! And that Fall trees picture makes my heart warm… Love FALL so much!

  7. Love your positivity! Are the TJ blueberry muffins pretty good? I’ve thought about giving them a try. Goldendoodles are so darn cute! I just pinned the instructions for adding a watermark to photos…. thanks for reminding me to open that up and figure it out. 😉

  8. Can we please just hangout all day and figure out our life paths together!?? Along the way we can blog and get paid big bucks to share our lives and adventures online! HA! I love discovering such powerful quotes!! Gonna have a FABULOUS day now, thanks!

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