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Quote of the Day

If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another. By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.

And, if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made — and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.

If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

Admiral William H. McRaven
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Twitter Accounts Everyone Should Follow…

Everyone needs a break from the crazy in the world today, so I’ve put together just a few of the funny, fun, and interesting Twitter accounts that I follow. I love seeing each new post from these accounts and I’m sure that you will to!

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@XplodingUnicorn

James Breakwell, of Exploding Unicorn, mostly tweets conversations he has with his daughters and they are AMAZING! I think, as we grow older, we forget just how smart and witty kids can be.

It’s always a nice break from what’s normally on social media to see another of James’ tweeted conversations… They’re just too cute!


@niwazekisho

Not only does Niwazekisho have a super cute art style that they share for FREE via their Twitter account, they also have a society6 page where you can buy various prints for your home!


@MarsCuriousity

Who doesn’t love the Mars Rovers? Not anyone I’ve ever met, lol. I’ve been a fan of outer space and space travel since I was a little girl and the rovers are just so captivating!

Not only can you follow Curiosity’s adventures via Twitter, you can also check out the Mission page for updates on Mars. It’s so cool!

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Two Book Tuesday

A book that I am currently reading is The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide To A Long and Happy Life by Noble Smith.

I’ve just finished chapter one, “How Snug Is Your Hobbit-hole?” and the main idea that came out of this chapter is the sense of home that a person can have, not necessarily in a place, but in an idea or memory of that perfect, safe environment that they consider home.

A book that I want to read in the future… The Captain’s Table: Fire Ship by Diane Carey.

This is one of my all-time favorite science-fiction novels. Interestingly, it is published fan-fiction (more on this at a later date) about the television show Star Trek: Voyager.  It is my favorite out of all the different Star Trek series and movies.

Originally, I read this book as a young teenager of perhaps twelve or thirteen years of age and it remains to this day the only title that I have ever had to skip to the end just so that I could be reassured of a happy ending.

Fire Ship follows Captain Kathryn Janeway as she recovers from severe injuries and learns to cope with the knowledge that her ship, and friends, have been destroyed.  That she failed to bring the home, as she’d so-often promised to do.  Alone in the Delta Quadrant, aboard an alien ship, and with no other options available to her, Janeway does what she does best… She survives, takes life by the horns and comes out the other side of things the victor.

I remember crying, smiling, and feeling absolutely heartsick while reading this book and I cannot wait to start it again.  It’s not often that a book has such an impact on me that I remember it even years later.

So, two books that I’m thinking about this Tuesday.  What are you reading?