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Make Every Day Count

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If you ever feel as if life is becoming too much for you to handle and you can’t go on, PLEASE know that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help. 1-800-273-8255 

We are all here for a purpose. We all encounter good and bad days. What matters most is that we make every day count. There is so much more to life than going to a job and paying bills. Of course those two things must be done, but there is more to life than those two things. 

There are many ways that we all can make every day count, but I’m going to share with you three ways that are not complicated at all! 

Three Ways To Make Every Day Count

  1. Emotionally Support Yourself! Some of us love greeting people. We love saying hi and asking someone how their day is going and the famous “How are you doing?” Do you ever ask yourself, “Self, how am I doing?” We need to take time and ask ourselves how are we doing and if our day is going okay. Sometimes we have a “bad” day because we never address the issues that are going on within ourselves. 
  2. Learn Something New! Learning new things allows us to expand our thought process. It gives us an outlook on something different. You may think that you don’t have time to learn something new, but there are so many different things that you could learn to do. Learn how to cook a new recipe that you always wanted to try. Learn a new time saving technique or learn how to do something that you have always wanted to do. 
  3. Place A Penny In The Jar! You will literally and figuratively make your days count by doing this one. Get you a jar (use a mason jar or your moonshine jar, it doesn’t matter which)! Every day you wake up, place one penny inside the jar. (You may rather use a quarter or a dollar each day. It doesn’t even have to be money, it could be a toothpick or cotton swab. You choose what you would like to use.) At the end of the year, count what you placed inside the jar (if you used money, that’s an added bonus)! 

Feel free to share how you make each day count or share other ways that we all can make each day count! 

Remember: If you ever feel as if life is becoming too much for you to handle and you can’t go on, PLEASE know that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help. 1-800-273-8255 

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Used & Abused

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Sometimes we think we’re doing the right thing by being friendly to someone or helping someone out. We think that we are being nice. As it turns out, sometimes we are actually being used (I said sometimes). 

Sometimes we know that a person is using us for their own selfish gain. Some of us are so nice that we allow that to happen and we know that it is happening. The problem comes in when it is repeatedly done over and over again (that becomes abuse). People will start emotionally abusing us and we don’t even know it’s happening. It’s a sad situation, but it happens. It happens a lot. 

Here are three ways we can evaluate if we are letting people use and emotionally abuse us:

  1. Is this person a friend of yours? Do they only contact you when they want something from you or want you to do something for them? 

  2. Do they ever check on you? I’m not talking about sending you a text talking about “I’m just thinking about you and I hope to see you soon.” That’s actually using you because in the next few days or weeks they will be sending you a text requesting you to do something for them. If they aren’t trying to use or abuse you, they usually send a text stating the following: “Hi! Let me know when you’re available for lunch or a night out. I want to SEE how you are doing.” 

  3. Do you only hear from them when “they” have a problem? If they only text to tell you how bad their day was or who they are interested in dating or who doesn’t like them or does like them, and they NEVER ask about your life situations, then they are using and emotionally abusing you.

Feel free to leave comments on how we can avoid being used and emotionally abused by people. 


Come on now…… we CARE about the BEAR

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#mypinkleopard #usedandabused 

Natalie Waterman is “Painting For A Cause”

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The following information was obtained verbatim from Natalie Waterman's Facebook post that was posted on March 31, 2019. 

"You were given life to give life; whether it's an encouraging word, a kind deed, or a donation of organs, bone marrow, and/or blood. Life matters and becoming an organ donor, bone marrow donor, and/or blood donor can save lives and give someone else another chance at life. My new passion--organ donation. Please sign up to become a registered organ donor at I have been registered as an organ donor, bone marrow donor, and blood donor for 10+ years, so please join me in giving life. GIVE LIFE TO LIVE AGAIN!! (👈Now that'll preach!! Lol) Painting For A Cause!! (This is how the original post was supposed to look! Lol) Please don't forget to register at"

End of Natalie Waterman's Facebook Post.

#donatelife #organdonor

Protect Your Eyes!

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The following article was obtained from the National Eye Institute

Keep Your Eyes Healthy! 

Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? It’s true, and we have some great tips to help you keep your eyes healthy and safe. Check them out — and set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well.

Get more tips to keep your eyes healthy and safe.


All of the above information was obtained from the National Eye Institute’s website.