Mimi's Messages, Words To Help

Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter

  “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”  PT Barnum Humans are inclined to want everyone to be the same. Why are we uncomfortable with people who are “out there” or who don’t fit into a box very easily? Why is it that those people are often the ones under criticism?… Continue reading Yes, My Dear, Your Opinion Does Matter

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First Love Yourself

  Happy March! (This is from my "Wings & Dreams" calendar. You can still purchase one on sale in my shop.) As Lucille Ball said, " Love yourself first, and all the rest falls into line." It's pretty difficult to accomplish what your heart desires if you don't feel as if you are worth it. … Continue reading First Love Yourself

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Taken For Granted

America has come a long way, but there is still a lot to be accomplished toward equality for all genders, races, sexual orientations, and religions. Every. single. one. of the freedoms we have been given was gained because people fought for them and gave their lives to guard or promote them.  I believe that we become dulled… Continue reading Taken For Granted

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She Caused A Mind-Shift

It's her birthday. Celebrate her. Celebrate WOMEN! http://www.upworthy.com/feminist-history-lesson-who-gloria-steinem-is-and-why-shes-an-awesome-role-model?c=ufb1 At the time Gloria began her fight toward equal rights for women, she feels that people believed our rights were gender roles dictated by biology, God, or something. But now most people, Americans at least, know that humans deserve equal rights and treatment. It's a total mind-shift… Continue reading She Caused A Mind-Shift

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This Is What Eighty Looks Like

ON Tuesday, Gloria Steinem turns 80. Do not bother to call. She’s planning to celebrate in Botswana. “I thought: ‘What do I really want to do on my birthday?’ First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants.” Very few people have aged as publicly. It’s been four decades since she told a reporter, “This is… Continue reading This Is What Eighty Looks Like