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Thursday:) Thought Provoking Words of Wisdom From My Fabulous Facebook Friends

1 Sep

“There have been so many good days and so many bad days, but today is the best day I’ll have until tomorrow.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


“Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

~Jack Canfield


I don’t know about you, but I really get inspired by many of the quotes and words of wisdom shared by my many Facebook friends. I just checked, and I currently have 730 close and personal Facebook friends. I think half of them are relatives. I have a lot of relatives. (Just kidding.) But, I do enjoy keeping up with their photos, life events, travels, tragedies and happy times. It makes me feel close to people that I rarely get to see in person.

Sometimes, I am even inspired to make a phone call or two to afore mentioned people. I just got off the phone with Auntie Ann. Actually, she’s my awesome sister-in-law who moved to Colorado, but my sons and I still call her Auntie Ann. We haven’t talked since her birthday on May. Sweet lady. (If you miss someone, and they’re in your thoughts, give them a call.)

So, a few thoughtful words of wisdom from family and friends.

Create your own happiness. No one can do it for you.
Watch out what you say to yourself and others. Be kind.
I like that… “If you want more kindness in the world, put it there.” YOU… you can make a difference.
“Never regret a day in your life…” That’s one of my favorites. I wouldn’t change a thing. There have been so many good days and so many bad days, but today is the best day I’ll have until tomorrow.

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom From My Fabulous Facebook Friends 🤗

17 Aug

“If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. If you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.”

Aaron Sorkin


Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms and from many different sources. I spend way too much time on Facebook. But, I do find many inspirational quotes from friends that I like to save and share.

Some inspirational words of wisdom…

Some days you’ll move mountains in your dreams and stay in bed all day.
Old Abe had it right. “A house divided….”
Do you see a 9 or a 6? It depends on your view. Sometimes you have to look from the other side.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday! Keep on keepin’ on. 🤗

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom From My Fabulous Facebook Friends

21 Jul

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau


I’m always inspired by the words of wisdom shared by my fabulous Facebook friends…

Thelma, I hope you have a full tank of gas.

Saturday:) Some Words of Wisdom From My Fabulous Facebook Friends

9 Jul

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”
― Ernest Hemingway


I know a lot of people complain about Facebook. Sometimes it’s a love-hate relationship, but I personally love being able to see what my family, grandkids, cousins, and old friends are up to. I love the photos, updates, sunsets, babies, funny jokes, and I really enjoy the words of wisdom that people share. (I delete or scroll past the negative bad mouthing, nasty cartoons, and political controversy crap.)

Some words of wisdom from my Fabulous Facebook Friends….

The last one is one of my favorites. “I have decided that this will be a very good day.”

I hope you have a wonderful day, too. Happy Saturday!

Wednesday:) My Personal Words of Wisdom

23 Jun

“Wake up thankful, see beauty everywhere, share, care, and never stop learning.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


One of the many self-help podcasts and webinars I’ve been listening to suggested that getting up early, meditating, exercising, and eating healthier could not only improve your body, but also your mind. Those of you who know me well know that I rarely go to sleep before 1 or 2 am, and getting out of bed somewhere before noon. I am AMAZING! I can change my habits.

I’ve been getting up before 7am, saying my novena, listening to my Formed Daily Reflection, and out the door for my walk before 8 am. I’ve been averaging 2 to 3 miles a day, sometimes more. (See beauty)

After my strenuous streamy walk, I sat on the bench and soaked in the sun, admired my view, and listened to the birds chirping their happy songs. (See beauty)
My neighbor cats followed me home, and Juno tried to walk inside with me. I’m keeping an eye on them while Miss Kathy is out of town a few days. (Care)

Today was garbage pick up day. It was already super hot out there, so when I heard the truck churning down the street, I ran out to give the very nice driver some cookies and a cold Dr. Pepper. He had the biggest smile on his appreciative face. (Sharing is caring)

After drinking a lot of water, I worked on an on-line writing workshop with Nadia Colburn. I was going to make a smoothie, but when I grabbed a few frozen blueberries and popped them in my mouth, I decided to just eat frozen blueberries for breakfast while I wrote. They were delicious and refreshing. (Eating healthy and keep learning)

This motivated me before heading over to the MillHouse for our in person writing group called Words With Friends. (More learning)

On my way to the east side, I stopped by Towne Creek Senior Apartments to drop off a couple of cases of bottled water for their community closet. I’ll be there Friday, but I’ll already have so much to carry. (Sharing)

Our writing group was great. Such a great group of talented creative ladies. Thank you, Melissa Cantu, for always challenging and inspiring. (Learning)

I found a feather outside at the MIllHouse on my way to my car. (Lucky)

Talk about sharing, Andrea Holmes had posted on Facebook that she was organizing her studio at MillHouse and had a whole bunch of extra cool art supplies for anyone who wanted them. I arrived early and picked out some awesome paints, papers, and other art supplies. (Sometimes others share)

By 7 pm, I was actually hungry. I made a great big salad. Yum. Perhaps I’ll splurge and have a glass of wine later. After all, grapes are very healthy, even in liquid form, right?

What a busy beautiful healthy sharing caring learning kinda Wednesday.

Wednesday:)Words of Wisdom From My Fabulous Facebook Friends

16 Jun

“There’s no better advice than words of wisdom from your fabulous friends.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I always enjoy sharing words of wisdom as posted on Facebook by my many awesome and clever friends.

Happy Wednesday, my friends.

Saturday:) Squeezing Every Ounce Out Of Life

28 May

“When life gives you lemons, squeeze every ounce of life out of it. Don’t make lemonade, make it count.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I don’t know about you, but I play this little game with my toothpaste. When it looks like I can’t squeeze out even a tiny bit, I manage to squeeze out another week’s worth. I have 5 or 6 new tunes of toothpaste, but I need to see how much further it can go. 🤦‍♀️

This is my new motto, “Squeeze every ounce out of life while you can.”

I may have to break out the new tube tonight. Or maybe not?🤦‍♀️

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom From My Fabulous Facebook Friends

18 May

“Joy, love, sorrow, pain, hope, success, regret, endurance, and faith. These are all part of the fabric of our lives. It’s up to us to see them into a beautiful quilt to share.” ( I just made that up. Pretty good!)

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

“Take care of your words and the words will take care of you.”
― Amit Ray


I love to save and share words of wisdom shared by my fabulous Facebook friends. Each one inspires me. Sometimes I’m even inspired to make up some of my own words of wisdom. You never know how a few inspirational words can lift your spirits.

Words from friends….

“Joy, love, sorrow, pain, hope, success, regret, endurance, and faith. These are all part of the fabric of our lives. It’s up to us to see them into a beautiful quilt to share.” ( I just made that up. Pretty good!)

Thankful Words for a Thoughtful Thursday

25 Mar

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
—W. T. Purkiser

Be like a sunflower.
There’s always more to be thankful for than to complain about, if you just think about it.
Happy is in the eye of the beholder.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Toxic Mental Meltdown

22 Mar

“ Spreading manure around in your fields helps your crops to grow. Spreading manure around in your world… just stinks.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I had a bit of a mental meltdown recently. I don’t claim to be an empath or psychic in any way, but like many sensitive people, it bothers me SO MUCH when people are nasty or inconsiderate. I generally hang out with positive upbeat people, but lately, the toxic comments, nasty cartoons, slander, and downright disrespectful attitude pushed me over the edge.

Remember, I have quoted my angel mother many times. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all.” Didn’t your mamma raise you that way? How are we raising our children in this atmosphere of hate, bipartisan anger, and total disrespect? Yes, we have freedom of speech, but does that give us the right to be cruel? You are also free to be kind.

I seriously believe the Devil or some nasty evil force is trying to divide our country and even our families, tearing us apart, slowly but surely. It seems like now, if someone doesn’t like your politics, your religion, or color of your skin, they think they have the right to harass you, ridicule and make fun of you, or even worse, to harm you. STOP IT! The best example I have is the constant bashing Biden or trashing Trump. Has Covid made everyone crazy? Even something as serious and deadly as Covid has torn our country apart. Vote for who you want, get vaccinated if you want, wear a mask or not, but don’t tell me I’m wrong.

I may not believe the same things as all my friends and family, but I still love them. You know why? Because, as strongly as I believe in my convictions, they believe in theirs. But, give the trash talk and nastiness a rest. It hurts my heart. Literally, it hurts my heart to see and hear all the hate.

I guess what threw me over the cliff was just one too many texts and instant messages with nasty hurtful crap. I just shut down. I decided to fast from food and crazy crap. I managed to fast for 36 hours, drinking just green tea. I watched fun tv and listened to positive podcast. I still go on Facebook because I love seeing the positive pictures and jokes and babies growing up and distant cousins and wonderful old friends. I just scrolled past or deleted the crap. Many of my friends don’t even know who I voted for or my stance on Covid, and some send me crap or post crap on Facebook, thinking I’m in their camp. Guess what? I don’t go to Crazy Camp! I just delete all that stuff.

So, after getting that all off my heavy heart, if you are still reading this, know one thing. I LOVE YOU! But just remember, I don’t do CRAZY!

Today, I had some lunch around 2. I hadn’t eaten since Sunday evening. And, to replenish my creative soul and feed my shopping fix, I went to The Dollar Tree to pick up some crafts and Easter stuff for our Towne Creek Visit this Friday. I love the Dollar Tree. They really need to change their sign to the Dollar and a Quarter Tree, but that’s their business, not mine. I still love them.

I found way too many things.

Well, even though I’m feeling a little better, I’m still going to slow down and distance my self from any and all negativity.