Category Archives: Gracefull

Today is “Make it Right Day”

During my next to last visit to New York I stayed at an unfamiliar hotel. It was late and I was hungry enough to eat Brussel sprouts, asparagus and beets! (Trust me, I was desperate!)  I had $10 when I … Continue reading

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Love Makes The World Go Round

Heard it in a Love Song… It’s February and love is in the air, and I am loving it! Love is one of those things you can’t buy, rent or manufacture but it is like oxygen. It helps make everything … Continue reading

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Here’s your Official Magic Formula for 2017

Welcome to this big, shiny New Year and all the adventure it holds! Praise God we’re still here growing and going strong! I love January because it signals we have 365 new opportunities to refresh, renew, and restore ourselves. I … Continue reading

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My 6.1 Lessons For 2016

I arrived at my  61st year or my 18,625th day on earth Sunday and I’m celebrating! I have loved birthdays ever since I can remember so I start celebrating November 1 so by my real birthday, I’m not just older, … Continue reading

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October Is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

We must talk… About domestic abuse My husband, Roger, and I often teased that he would never hit me because my father, Big John, was more than 6 feet tall, had hands like baseball gloves and was a no-nonsense-kind –of-guy. … Continue reading

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Today Is The Day

“Nothing is worth more than this day.“ – Goethe Today is the day. I will step out on faith. I will do that thing I’ve been afraid to do.

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Making a List

I’ve learned that making a list helps me get things done. Use mine below and add your own.

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Behind The Scenes: Preparation is the key

*First in a series: Dr. Cynthia A. Bond Hopson Prepares to speak Preparing to speak is a process. There, I’ve said it, and this process begins long before I get to the microphone to inform, inspire or entertain you. I … Continue reading

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Don’t Even Think Of Giving Up!

Today is Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day and since I only made a few big ones, I can’t decide which ones I want to leave on the cutting room floor. Seriously though, I suspect many of you made lofty … Continue reading

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Three Simple Things To Do In 2016

I have had a glorious day—here’s what I did. I had planned to drive three hours to a funeral but at 6 a.m. when I woke up, I was three miles and 30 minutes past exhausted. Instead of pushing myself, … Continue reading

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