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President's Message: The Possibility to Declutter, Smile, and Be Kind

August 2020

President's Message

Rose MacNeal

Prism of Possibilities

As the days of summer continue, I thought it might be hard to sit down and write this month’s newsletter. But lo and behold, I took my laptop outdoors and sat on my back porch with some unsweetened tea and got inspired, so here we go!

Did you know that the first week of August is “National Simplify Your Life Week?” It was developed to encourage us to refocus our lives and declutter. While this can pertain to physical objects and tidying up the office or your home, the idea is to eliminate anything that causes you stress or anxiety. I know that we can all relate to that lately!

In today’s world, many of us are saturated with the stress of psychological overload making it hard for our minds to be at rest.Research has shown that meditation is one easy way to combat the effects of daily stress, take back control of your life, and declutter your brain. It’s possible to learn something new in just a few minutes a day. It can reduce stress and help your brain recharge. It might be hard for some, but as you continue to include meditation into your life, it gets easier and you will find yourself being able to meditate for more than just a few minutes. I’ve tried this, and it works!

The second week of August is “National Smile Week.” There are plenty of benefits to smiling including affecting your overall well-being. Remember to smile a lot every day—there is a strong possibility that it’s good for your health!

“Be Kind to Humankind Week” is the last week of August (25-31). This is a global celebration that encourages us to reflect on what we can do to make the world a better place. We should all strive to do this every day!  And yes, let your friend know a tag is sticking out of the top of her blouse! The possibilities of ways to show kindness are endless.

As we head into the month of August, remember to declutter, smile, and be kind! I look forward to seeing you at our virtual kickoff evening meeting August 4. We have a dynamic speaker lined up, so you don't want to miss it!

All my best,


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