Back in the 1920's when Polish-American entrepreneur Leo Gerstenzang invented cotton swabs as a safer way to clean his baby's ears, he called his product "Q-Tip. Mr. Gerstenzang chose "Q" for Quality . . . and he must have been on to something, because Q-Tip has become a household word
Which made Q-Tip a good choice for an acronym that's going 'round‘ these days:
Quit Taking It Personally!
I have a jar of those little white-tipped tools on my vanity, and every morning they remind me to use this quick-and-easy stress reduction technique:
The traffic jam or the flat tire, or the keys that get locked in the car are not part of a plan to ruin your day. Q-Tip It - Quit Taking It Personally
The computer that freezes just when you've got an important report to print really IS just a stupid machine. Take a deep breath and repeat the maxim about accepting the things you cannot change. Above all -- Q-Tip It
The 5 pounds you can't seem to lose are just a ball of fat . . . not a moral failure. You know what to do - eat less, move more. So get moving . . . and Q-Tip It
The supervisor who wants everything done yesterday has a problem with time management and scheduling. You're more likely to find a constructive way to deal with this of persistent stress situation if you Q-Tip It
The kids who don't call often enough probably really ARE busy (and didn't you raise them to be independent?). Q-Tip It
Let Mr. Gerstenzang's little white-tipped tool be a memory-hook, a way to ease the your personal stress reactions, the way YOU choose to respond to the happenings of your days.
Bits and pieces from an article written by Maureen Killoran
GOOD MORNING !
Today I’m thankful for Q-TIPs!
It is so true that we often take things so personally that should not have been a personal thing at all. I used to consider my job a personal thing and after being very hurt several times, I finally realized that that job was just that – my real life is not at all about that job. It is just the means to support myself.
People are not always kind and we are quite torn apart when they make us feel like we are worthless or worse. Never let yourself become upset by that kind of useless talk. We are all of tremendous value and don’t let yourself forget it.
One of my Bible studies had a list of things to remember in it and the one thing I’ll never forget is that –
I am who God thinks I am…
I am a child of God.
We all are and that is something so extraordinary. Don’t ever forget it.
While I have those Q-Tips handy, I also have faith in the One who thinks I’m special
And so are you!
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
By Thomas Dekker
To awaken each morning with
a smile brightening my face;
To greet the day with reverence
for the opportunities it contains;
To approach my work with a clean mind;
To hold ever before me,
even in the doing of little things,
the ultimate purpose toward which I am working;
To meet men and women with laughter
on my lips and love in my heart;
To be gentle, kind and courteous through all the hours;
To approach the night with weariness that
ever woos sleep and the joy
that comes form work well done-
this is how I desire to waste wisely my days