Category Archives: The Pamela Positive

The Classic Pamela Positive: There Are Two Types of People, Says Winston Churchill…

dike-389587_640“There are two types of people: those who see difficulty in every opportunity, and those who see opportunity in every difficulty.” Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: A Home Should Be…

bedroom-462772_640A home should be inspiring.  All the objects in your home should reinforce your values and character.  Home should be a respite of calm and peace, and a reflection of who you are. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: “A Good Time to Laugh Is Any Time You Can” – Linda Ellerbee

indian-323324_640“A good time to laugh is any time you can”

- Linda Ellerbee

Linda Ellerbee (born August 15, 1944) is an American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including as a Washington, DC correspondent and host of the Nickelodeon network’s Nick News. Linda grew up in Texas, and attended Vanderbilt University, although she quit without graduating. At NBC, Ellerbee worked as a reporter on The Today Show. Her first anchor job was on the prime-time version of Weekend, with the sign-off phrase “And so it goes.” In 1987, Ellerbee and her life and business partner Rolfe Tessem left network news to start their own production company, producing programs including Nick News – a news program for children that received many awards. In 1992, Ellerbee was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. Since then, Ellerbee spends much of her time speaking to groups about how she fought cancer and how women need to fight not only the disease and for better medical treatments of it, but to laugh in the face of cancer as well.

The Most Important Problem You’ll Ever Have

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Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity Gerhard Gschwandtner

You might be facing a problem, a roadblock, some devastating news.  However, I know one thing for sure —  if you are reading this blog, you’re here to jump over it.

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The Classic Pamela Positive: “If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress.” – Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

Thank goodness he struggled, persevered and progressed. It helped him, me and our entire world be fairer, more compassionate, and true in our relations with one another. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino

walking-349991_640I will persist until I succeed.

The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.

Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: “We Need Each Other” – Sue Monk Kidd

couple-437987_640“When a suffering is shared, its weight is divided; and when a joy is shared, the delight is multiplied.  We need each other.”

- Sue Monk Kidd, First Light, Chapter: Availability.

Sue Monk Kidd is a writer, novelist, and memoirist. She grew up in the Southern United States and her hometown of Sylvester, Georgia influenced her first and best-known book The Secret Life of Bees. As a worldwide acclaimed author, her fictional works are concentrated on the oppositions and successes of women. Kidd is inspired by Henry David Thoreau, Kate Chopin, Thomas Merton, Martha Burke, and Carl Jung as role models.