28 Quotes To Become Successful With Continuous Improvement

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Exactly What is Continuous Improvement?

We want to define continuous improvement so we can better ourselves on a daily basis. The continuous improvement of our everyday lives is what we dedicate to ourselves and make small changes and improvements consistently, with the high expectations that those small improvements will add up to a greater significance.

The typical approach to self-improvement is to set a large goal, then try to take big leaps in order to accomplish the goal in as little time as possible. While this may sound good in theory, it often ends in burnout, frustration, and failure. Instead, we should focus on continuous improvement by slowly and slightly adjusting our normal everyday habits and behaviors. Reference

28 Continuous Improvement Quotes

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

Passion for knowledge, motivation for continuous learning.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Persistence, perseverance, and continuous improvement are the ingredients for forming a successful person.     

Debasish Mridha

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gough

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There is always room for improvement.     

Rich Gunnell

Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.     

Vince Lombardi

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.     

Brian Tracy

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.     

Mark Twain

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Continuous improvement requires systematic evaluation. Continuous improvement

requires unfiltered evaluation.     

Anonymous

It’s the little things you do that make the big things happen.

Mike Dooley

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

There is always one more thing to learn.     

Steve Jobs

 

Improve quality, you automatically improve productivity.     

W Edwards Deming

Excellence is not a destination, it is a continuous journey that never ends.     

Brian Tracy

If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution.

Steve Jobs

Improvement usually means doing something that we have never done before.

Shigeo Shingo

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Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.     

William Jones

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.     

Bette Davis

It is important to foster individuality, for only the individual can produce the new ideas.     

Albert Einstein

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Change equals self improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.     

Pat Summitt

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.     

Kim Collins

Unless you try to do something beyond you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Anonymous

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We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.     

Max Depree

Self knowledge is the beginning of self improvement.     

Baltasar Gracian

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.     

Winston Churchill

Don’t demand perfection. But insist on continuous improvement.     

Anonymous

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Let’s Continue To Improve

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CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

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60 Quotes to Inspire The Single Woman

SwingThe Single Woman

images Mandy Hale is affectionately known around the world as “The Single Woman.” In just over three years, Mandy has garnered a massive Twitter following of a half a million people from across the globe.

With a heart to inspire single women to live their best lives and to never, ever settle, Mandy cuts to the heart of the matter with her inspirational, straight-talking, witty, and often wildly humorous take on life and love. She’s also not afraid to talk about the many realities of being single in a world that still asks “And WHY are you still single?”

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  1. “You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”

    ― Mandy Hale suhyeon-choi-104926-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

  2. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  3. “A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  4. “Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  5. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”

    ― Mandy Hale caique-silva-541779-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Caique Silva on Unsplash

  6. “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  7. “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  8. “If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  9. “Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  10. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”

    ― Mandy Hale clarke-sanders-249798-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash

  11. “Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  12. “So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”
    ― Mandy Hale
  13. “Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  14. “It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  15. “Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.” 

    ― Mandy Hale bernard-osei-550140-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Bernard Osei on Unsplash

  16. “Celebrate the people in your life who are there because they love you for no other reason than because you are YOU.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  17. “Single” is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  18. “You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  19. “Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn’t one of them.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  20. “It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime.” 

    ― Mandy Hale alex-blajan-223426-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Alex Blăjan on Unsplash

  21. “Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  22. “You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  23. “Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  24. “It is necessary, and even vital, to set standards for your life and the people you allow in it.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  25. “To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. No matter how many times you revisit it, analyze it, regret it, or sweat it…it’s over. It can hurt you no more.” 

    ― Mandy Hale ahmed-carter-421693-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Ahmed Carter on Unsplash

  26. “You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  27. “Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  28. “Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you CHOSE your life, you didn’t SETTLE for it.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  29. “Single |sin•gle| (adjective) – Too fabulous to settle.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  30. “If there is a particular person in your life that is repeatedly choosing not to honor you and is causing you more sadness or pain than they are joy – it might be time to release that friendship back to God and trust that it is not where you belong.” 

    ― Mandy Hale kashif-robinson-570368-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Kashif Robinson on Unsplash

  31. “Consider the fact that maybe…just maybe…beauty and worth aren’t found in a makeup bottle, or a salon-fresh hairstyle, or a fabulous outfit. Maybe our sparkle comes from somewhere deeper inside, somewhere so pure and authentic and REAL, it doesn’t need gloss or polish or glitter to shine.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  32. “True strength is knowing that you don’t have to be strong every single second of the day.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  33. “Not everyone has to ride off into the sunset with a man. Some of us just want a tan.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  34. “It’s a lot harder to get someone OUT of your life than it is to let them IN, so please…be selective.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  35. “Single” means you are brave enough to face the glorious unknown of the unaccompanied journey.” 

    ― Mandy Hale wesley-quinn-565136-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Wesley Quinn on Unsplash

  36. “An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!”
    ― Mandy Hale
  37. “Stop inviting people who don’t celebrate you to your party! It’s YOUR life – you have the right to be exclusive.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  38. “Don’t ignore the love you DO have in your life by focusing on the love you DON’T.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  39. “Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  40. “The right one for you will move mountains to be with you – he won’t hide behind them.” 

    ― Mandy Hale kareya-saleh-239146-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Kareya Saleh on Unsplash

  41. “Sometimes a “mistake” can end up being the best decision you ever make.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  42. “Someone out there is looking for exactly what you’ve got…and will never try and undercut your value or question your worth. Some things in life just can’t be bartered over or placed on the sale rack – and your self-worth is at the top of the list.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  43. “Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  44. “Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  45. “Be a bit of a challenge; not because you’re playing games but because you realize you’re worth the extra effort.” 

    ― Mandy Hale will-li-565017-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Will Li on Unsplash

  46. “A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  47. “Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  48. “If a man WANTS to be with you, he will make his actions clear. There won’t be any questions, murkiness, cloudiness, or fear.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  49. “When something or someone is no longer bringing you up, but pulling you down—it’s time to let go. When something or someone is no longer adding to your life, but subtracting from it—it’s time to let go.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  50. “I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect.” 

    ― Mandy Hale bruce-christianson-559084-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Bruce Christianson on Unsplash

  51. “When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  52. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  53. “Sometimes you have to move on without certain people. If they’re meant to be in your life, they’ll catch up.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  54. “You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  55. “There’s something really cool about knowing that your destiny is SO big that you’re not meant to share it with anyone. At least not yet.” 

    ― Mandy Hale tiko-giorgadze-525970-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Tiko Giorgadze on Unsplash

  56. “The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  57. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  58. “No matter how much you stress or obsess about the past or future, you can’t change either one. In the present is where your power lies.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  59. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  60. “The way you treat people who are in no position to help you, further you, or benefit you reveals the true state of your heart.” 

    ― Mandy Hale Photo by Agung Pratamah on Unsplashagung-pratamah-533537-unsplash.jpgPhoto by Agung Pratamah on Unsplash

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15 Ways To Maintain Our Stress Levels

The stress I once dealt with became to an all time high after having major back surgery in December of 2001. Thank God for my mental strength & his healing. For today, I am free from torturing pain & prescription pills. rawpixel-com-315186.jpgPhoto by rawpixel.com on Unsplash

I want to say with all honesty of my remembrance that in October of 1999 the slight discomfort began. I was moving the furniture (a T.V. from Rent-A-Center on a stand) around in my rental property and bent down the wrong way and as the days & months went by the pain was more excrutiating from that point (Oct. to Dec.). After several doctor’s visits they claimed it was arthiritis, but my body was telling me something totally different. To make a long story short as possible, I ended up having a herniated disk down by my tailbone that caused my back muscles to lock to protect my spine, so I was on a walker at the age of 27. I suffered with this form of what I considered extremely high torture for 3 months because the doctors wanted to try alternative options (Intense Physical Therapy) before surgery. scott-webb-22437.jpgPhoto by Scott Webb on Unsplash

This moment in my lifetime ago led to clinical depression & I started having stress related seizures that really didn’t subside until 2014. The seizures were considered psychogenic (of the  mind)  adjectivePsychology. 1. having origin in the mind or in a mental condition or process: a psychogenic disorder (psychogenic. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved January 14, 2018 from Dictionary.com website http://www.dictionary.com/browse/psychogenic)

To break this down in simpliar terms, I was holding things mentally & releasing it physically through my body. Not only was my body being tortured, I could no longer work & was on disability from March of 2002 until April of 2007. So I basically had to bring my mind & body back in sync with each other. cristian-newman-273305.jpgPhoto by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

I would love to share with you how I learned to control my stress levels over the years & if it even thinks of rising now. I no longer suffer with that type of depression. When I feel as if my stress level peaks out at the mildest level I have at least:

15 Ways To Maintain My Stress Levels

All I can say about this is it is #1 for a reason. It is a constant work in progress. I was once on a straight road, but I swerved going around the curve & now my freaking tires are hanging off & I am still waiting on a tow truck. Guess what I don’t beat myself up about that shit because I can eat a salad for 30 days straight if that was the case because I love it. However, my ultimate goal is to become a pescatatian, one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.

  • Exercising

I literally shook the fat off my plump ass & got down to a size 10-12, but I need to strike it back up because my toosh is back in a 14-16 & my girls are trying to pry their way out of my work shirts. So it’s time to start back moving my fat ass.

The breathing techniques were inspired by the psychiatrist who treated me for clinical depression, so these are the most consistent in my everyday life so I want end up on a new episode of Snapped.

OMG! If I didn’t believe in naps when I was a child, I surely do my best to get all my rest now because I can’t function without it.

  • Hot Therapy

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And I do mean a very hot shower/bath. Now if I decide to do a bath I will emmerse my body in a tub of hot water, with bubbles, a capful of clorox & alcohol. This is just what I do because that’s how I was raised. Please Do What Is Best For YOU I will not be responsible if you blister. <<<<ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK>>>>

  • Old School Music

Like LTD Old, simply because I was born in the early 70’s & this is what my mother played in our house growing up! The music was just so different back then. However, I don’t knock the music today just in case I decide to turn up.

  • Coloring

I love to color especially when I am extremely feeling stressors. I have crayons, coloring books, & color pencils/pens. I colored these when I was experiencing hardships with my second husband (divorced). I don’t share my coloring books with anyone no matter who you are unless I have occular proof (L.O.L.) you can really color inside the lines.

  • ReadingReading is so Fun-Da-Mental. The last page turners I read were:

Cougar CockTales.jpg Cougar Cocktales

by N’tyse (Editor) Five of the most daring voices in African American literature today explore the sizzling, wildly popular genre of erotica in this unique collection edited by the author who “cleverly delivers all that her name stands for: Never Tell Your Secrets” (Zane). 

Dare to embrace your wild side as five of the brightest imaginations in black literature today—Michelle Cuttino, Shakir Rashaan, Anna Black, Jada Pearl, and N’Tyse—come together to weave an unforgettable exploration of female liberation and self-gratifying sexual healing. These risqué tales of steamy passion bloom from illicit affairs, secret fetishes, romantic flings, and pure unadulterated happenstance.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 22nd 2016 by Strebor Books
ISBN
159309616X (ISBN13: 9781593096168)

The Coldest Winter EverThe Coldest Winter Ever

The stunning national bestseller now features an illuminating discussion with Sister Souljah — her secret thoughts on creating the story that has sold more than one million copies worldwide and introduced readers everywhere to the real ghetto experience. Here are answers to the questions fans everywhere have been asking; the meanings and inspirations behind such memorable characters as Winter, Midnight, and Santiaga; and insights into why and how Souljah conceived of one of the most powerful novels of our time.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Pocket Star (first published April 1st 1999)
Original Title
The Coldest Winter Ever
ISBN
1416521690 (ISBN13: 9781416521693)

 

  • Watch Your Favorite T.V. Series

Law OrderLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit TV-14 | | CrimeDramaMystery | TV Series (1999– )

  • Scream

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One of my co-workers who is a lot older than myself said to me one day in the Deli “Ms. Flo I just go to my car on my lunch break and just scream & you should try it.” I said thank you Mrs. V. I’ am going to try it. So I did just that. Screaming releases so much tension on a different level at the work place trust me. You will be a totally different person. Try it, then let me know what you think. *Be Mindful of Your Surroundings* people may think you have lost ever fiber of your being.

  • Margaritasmargarita-2774135

A couple of these after a work week….Yes! DON’T DRINK & DRIVE

 
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Leave anything pertaining to your job at the front door once you exit after clocking out.
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It’s not easy to be as positive as you need to be on a daily basis, but start with good vibes only & all the negativity Nancy’s we be in their own little negative mindsets
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Light your favorite candles! I love Bath & Body Works, no particular scent but it has t be something I really like.

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Thankful for Friends Tuesday

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie. (n.d.). AZQuotes.com. Retrieved January 02, 2018, from AZQuotes.com Web site: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/21381

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The Benefits of Scheduling My Posts

Thank-You! Thursday 12.28

There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words which, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life. Two words that will wipe out negativity. Two words that will bring you abundance in all things. Two words which, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces and vibrations in the Universe to move all things for you. The only thing standing between you, happiness, and the life of your dreams is two words THANK YOU! - Rhonda Byrne

There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words which, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life. Two words that will wipe out negativity. Two words that will bring you abundance in all things. Two words which, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces and vibrations in the Universe to move all things for you. The only thing standing between you, happiness, and the life of your dreams is two words THANK YOU!

Rhonda Byrne. (n.d.). AZQuotes.com. Retrieved December 27, 2017, from AZQuotes.com Web site: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/715231

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The Epitome of Healing

A Day in my Life: The Eye Exam

The Eyeglasses Prescription After Several (I Lost Count) Years

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I had to get an eye exam on yesterday (12/15/17) because the year is coming to an end & I needed to use my Vision Insurance. I know my eyes were bad years ago after having to get the lenses rolled & polished to help with the thickness. I have been wearing glasses since I was in the eighth (8th) grade & now that I am older I felt the need to share the results of my prescription

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After having my eyes examed I asked the doctor had my eyes gotten worse, so he said I will be more than happy to measure your current eyeglasses. OH MY GOD, I really wanted to scream……girl-2584728_1920.jpg because now I have to wear no line bifocials, but hey it’s all apart of my well aging…I’m Antique! Yet well polished to be 45 makhmutova-dina-276123.jpgPhoto by Makhmutova Dina on Unsplash

I am nearsighted (not seeing things in the distance) & I have been since I first started with wearing glasses. This minor infarction formed from sitting too close to the damn T.V. Oh well they have been a part of my everyday life for quite sometimes now & they are a must have.

 

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Now! I am all done, the exam is complete & I was given a copy of my prescription & didn’t have a clue what the numbers or abbreviations on the prescription meant. To be honest I never was interested until now because the numbers didn’t look the same. Asking the doctor would have not broke it down in the terms I need for my clear understanding, so I turned to my friend “Google”

I researched an article on How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription by Gary Heiting, OD to help me understand my prescription after all these years. I just knew my vision had begun to progress more for my age because I had started looking over my glasses or take them off & bring somethings closer just to read. Damn why did I neglect my eyes all these years. scott-van-daalen-202643.jpgPhoto by Scott Van Daalen on Unsplash

The abbreviations on your prescription maybe different so you can also refer back to the article that I listed above or referenced at the end of this post.

My Prescription:

DIST: (R) SPH -600 CYL -025 AXIS 95

DIST: (L) SPH -575 CYL -050 AXIS 85

ADD: (R) +125

ADD: (L) +125

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Recommend

  • High Index
  • Progressive Lenses

Other: Polish

Breaking Down My Eyeglass Prescription

*Distance (DIST) is the power of the lens the doctor prescribes so I can see things in the distance. This is determined by reading the eye chart in front of you.

*Sphere (SPH) is measured in diopters to get my vision corrected to 20/20. The (-) minus is for nearsightedness (Myopia). When this number is far from zero the correction needed will be greater.

*Cylinder (CYL) is the power in the lenses to correct an astigmetism. The (-) minus or (+) plus sign with this number will aid in determining the lenses prescribed by the doctor.

*AXIS will be a number from 1 to 180 to determine where the cylinder power of the lenses will be located to correct the astigmatism. Cylinder power in the lenses will run asymmetrically appearing in only one meridian  of the lenses. The axis ( I am pretty sure you all have figured it out by now that my progressive lenses will be no line bifocials) is the base of the meridian and contains sphere power located 90 degrees from the meridian where te cylinder power is located.

*ADD this power is magnifying and added to the distance. This restores my nearsightedness because I am an antique adult & therefore can’t escape presbyopia. These numbers are usually the same ranging from +0.75D to +3.00D.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • High Index- literally means thin lenses because they would be coke bottle thick
  • Progressive Lenses- because I am 40 (+) it will offer a younger appearance and they offer so many other advantages.

Other: Polish (rolled & polished) lenses is just a little extra madness so I can remain young & sexy.

My Finances: Crying

The Vision Insurance only paid for one lens basically: WTF

Frame:$60.80

One Lens:$168.00

One Lens:$168.00

Total-$396.80

Taxes-$31.74

Third Party-$169.80 (INSURANCE)

My debit card is offended for $258.74

WOWZERS! I GOTTA SEE

Article Reference:

Heiting, G. OD., (2017, August) How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription [Web Blog Post]. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://www.allaboutvision.com/eyeglasses/eyeglass-prescription.htm

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Let’s Have A Christmas Blog Party

 

 

 

How Do You Feel During The Holidays?

Emotions…………………………………!

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I really can’t explain how I feel, but at times I feel sort of numb around the holidays. I have been feeling this way for the last past four years. I’m pretty sure it’s because of living in this one room versus living in a fully equipped home or an apartment with my two boys:

DeVonte’ Maurice Abner

Age 25

Vonte

Romero Pierre’ Abner

Age 22

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and my two beautiful

GrandGirls:

Lexi & Zoey

 

This time of the year, I would be planning my feast of different dishes to serve to my love ones. Extremely excited, waiting on the phone calls in the wee-wee hours of the morning because they already knew the appetizers would be prepared & waiting on the first caller.

The smell would be in the air; crockpot’s simmering with mouth watering:

  • Meatballs
  • Cocktail Sausages
  • Rotel & Chips

There would be a variety of flavored drumettes:

  • Hot Wings ( My oldest son’s favorite)
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Honey BBQ

Oh my, & the poor deviled eggs, I would have to prepare them and hide the extra tray in the fridge because they could be easily devoured.

  • Baked Beans
  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Sausage Dressing
  • Potato Salad
  • Crab Salad
  • Tuna Salad & Crackers
  • Mac & Cheese

When I say a feast, the main courses would literally be in 3 or 4 pans a piece. I wanted to make sure everyone who came through my doors at my home would eat good there & be able to gather a few to-go plates. Or perhaps, just come back the next couple of days.

I was never the cake baker from scratch…LOL, but I would have a couple of Duncan’s & Betty’s in the midst of all these wonderful feastings. The sweet potato pies were just an additional treat.

This is what I really miss during the holidays & it really seems as if it was a lifetime ago. However, there were some great memories created during those times that I will never forget.

Inspiration

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To keep myself inspired I simply keep smiling & say I’m retired. Ms Flo3.jpg

I actually consider myself retired from numerous things of my past, but perhaps that can be another blog post.

Always Remembering Ashlee Abner & LaShundra Croskey

R.I.P

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The Benefits of Scheduling My Posts

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When I started this blog I had no idea it would come this far. However, scheduling can be a task when you have a full-time job. There are also other things in life that can take place that you have no control over. Let’s take today for a prime example! I had nothing scheduled because I was in the bed after I got off work early Friday feeling like crap. I have a cold that has been trying to get the best of me. Luckily, here I am right now trying to maintain my scheduIe I had set out for myself. First, I think with me still being New To Blogging! I should have stayed away from having a post available for everyday of the week. But, hey I am learning so much about blogging & always keep a notebook & a pen.

planning-2573116.pngWhat the hell, I really loved the challenge I set for myself. Being on a schedule gave me time to organize my emails so I can be totally be engaged with other readers. My emails for blogging initially started out with folders labeled:

  1. Bloggers New Comments (allows me to see new readers when they comment on blogs like Dream Big, Dream Often & Damn, Girl Get Your Shit Together & the comments left for To Inspire Us!
  2. Bloggers New Post (300+)
  3. Liked Post (readers that liked my post)
  4. Liked Comments (readers that liked comments I left)

Since the bloggers new post generates the most traffic, I decided to give everyone I am engaged with their own folder. This is a way for me to be a real reader of new post, like, comment & share to my other social media platforms. With that being said, I would love to continue to be on a schedule, but I am not sure if it will be everyday of the week. Although I must admit it has been quite fun as well as challenging.

Scheduled post also allowed me to take care of myself with this minor chest cold with:

  • Lipton Greentea Orange Passionfruit Jasmine (hot) with a honey lemon cough drop, a little sweetner, & a cap of liquor
  • Vicks Vapor Rub
  • Day & Nighttime Severe tablets

I really felt obligated to myself as well as my readers in the community to maintain my schedule. Y’all be blessed & take good care of yourselves in this weather.

How Do You Schedule or Plan Your Post? Please Feel Free To Share in the Comments

Until the next post be inspired_Ms. Flo

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Where To Start Picking Up The Pieces?

Where Do You Start?

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Picking up the pieces….

is never easy to do. Where do you start? The mind is always over thinking! Who really has a clue? Not even research can suggest what to do. So much has been said and done, now or even in the past. Time is slowly passing, gainfully interpreting the outcome at last.

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Picking up the pieces….

Why? Loves evidence is still in the air! Trying to even move on at all has called so much dispair. Picking up the pieces is still a constant glare, got to find a way to move on. How? There are no wages to spare. Yet, still in lingering thoughts of does he still even care?

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Picking up the pieces….

travels one day at a time, it may conceal those thoughts which can deteriorate the mind. An emotional turmoil will escape very rapidly, but if you remain strong just so life can prevail, picking up piece by piece will help you hold on and you will not  spend life looking frail.

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Picking up the pieces….

Is an everyday part of life. We live & we learn from our mistakes & then we’ll know we have finally won. Pick up every piece no matter how hard life maybe. In the end those pieces will fit together because it’s only a puzzle you will see.

Until The Next Post Be Inspired_Ms.Flo….

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Once again I sit here feeling as if you are all I hear.

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always wondering where do I go from here

contemplating the devil will sink me with fear

You promised me you would not put no more on me that I could bear

but on normal days if my hair was not loc’d Snapshot_20170819_11

I probably would find myself pulling out my hair. What is at the end of this tunnel? Is

there light…Whether I choose to do wrong from right.

You are always on my mind

because in this storm you deserve the glory

in the end my testimony will be a miraculous story

Will I remain broken, yet healed or will this testimony saves lives

because my story is real

I am overwhelmed however rejoiced even in the The Epitome of Healing

My faith, trust, & patience is being tested

therefore this storm was never my choice.

Until The Next Post Be Inspired

Ms. Flo

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