Category Archives: The Pamela Positive

“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”

clasped-hands-541849_640“…It is to One’s Glory to Overlook an Offense.”
-Proverbs 19:11 (New International Version)

Live in that Glory. It’s an honor, a reverence for oneself and for others, to look up and over the offense. Let’s not stare at it, contemplate it, look down at  it in dismay.  Can you look forward rather than rehearse the past?

It is a tough call, especially if we are hurt.   But it’s a good principle at work and home.  A beautiful standard to which we can aspire in life. Continue reading

What a Great Article! It Doesn’t Matter Whether You Are Married or Not. It Applies to Sisterhood Relationships, Professional Marriages…

summer-69761_640“Successful couples are savvy. They read books, attend seminars, browse Web articles and observe other successful couples. However, successful couples will tell you that they also learn by experience – trial and error.

Here are ten principles of success I have learned from working with and observing hundreds of couples:

1. Happiness is not the most important thing. Everyone wants to be happy, but happiness will come and go. Successful couples learn to intentionally do things that will bring happiness back when life pulls it away. Continue reading

“All the Other Things We Think Make Us Happy Are Actually Just Ways of Getting More Family and Friends.”

jump-628431_640“We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”

- Daniel Todd Gilbert, psychologist

Let’s be grateful for all the happiness in our lives today. To truly cherish family, call a long-lost friend, or spend less time on work — and more time on someone.  

All the ‘someones’ in our lives are what give us joy.   Appreciate! Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Sit Down at the Table

family-eating-at-the-table-619142_640“…they’ve done studies on children who are required to sit down at the family table and those who are not.  And the ones who are score higher academically; they’re more well adjusted.”

- Paula Deen, Food Network Star

Sit down, be present, share.   It’s not just about community, about family… but also about being the best we can be.  Sitting down at the table with your loved ones for a mealtime shares love, and, helps you reach your goals!

Deen was born Paula Hiers in Albany, Georgia, the daughter of Corrie A. (née Paul) and Earl Wayne Hiers, Sr. Her parents died before she was 23, and an early marriage ended in divorce. In her 20s, Deen suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia. She then focused on cooking for her family as something she could do without leaving her house.

Her grandmother Irene Paul had taught her the hand-me-down art of Southern cooking; one of the only places she felt safe was at her own stove, making thousands of pots of chicken and dumplings.  She later moved to Savannah, Georgia, with her sons. In 1989, she divorced her husband, Jimmy Deen, to whom she had been married since 1965.  She tried hanging wallpaper, working as a bank teller, selling real estate and insurance. She then started a catering service,  making sandwiches and meals, which her sons Jamie and Bobby delivered.

Bio Source: Wikipedia

“Opportunity Is Missed By Most People Because It Is Dressed In Overalls And Looks Like Work.” ~Thomas A. Edison

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Don’t miss an opportunity to excel.

A task you are asked to do might seem very small.

You might feel it is beneath you.

Or that it is dull.

Or not interesting.

That you have already done it.

Or “How can I put this on my resume…”

Did Mother Teresa say that? Or think it? Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Poverty Be Gone

children-492554_640Poverty be gone. It’s why I get up everyday.  Poverty be gone.  I want my grandchildren to ask me what poverty means.  That’s why we are here.

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“If You Don’t Love Me, It Does Not Matter, Anyway I Can Love For Both Of Us.” – Stendhal

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“If you don’t love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.” – Stendhal
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