Five Favorite Things for January

Here’s the Five Favorite Things for the month of January. As the hilarious Randy Rainbow put so well on Twitter: “Can’t believe tomorrow is only January the 48th!” 😊 Number One: The Flag was Still There! The Idea that the “Flag was still there” keeps running through my mind. Not long ago, I learned of the original story of our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”  The flag that Francis Scott Key wrote the poem about had survived a night of conflict and battle at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. So when Francis Scott Key watched from a British ship where he was being held he looked to see the Flag still flying! Frayed and battered, the flag was still there. … So I thought of this key moment in the nation’s history as the lawmakers from both parties still met to vote and certify the Election on the same night that the Capitol riots took place. They wanted us to know: “The Flag is still here!” I thought about the hero-Officer Eugene Goodman and his inspirational bravery fighting against an angry mob; as well as the other brave policemen and women who fought for the Capitol building. And again I return to thoughts of the flag and the inspirational rendition of The Star Spangled Banner that was given by Lady Gaga at the Inaugural Ceremony. All of this reassures us that through it all, there is still a lot of good things about America that we need to celebrate. And the flag is still there! Number Two:  The Heroes in the Fight with Covid-19 Most people think of new beginnings with New Years Resolutions at the beginning of the month. We have seen some new leadership this month, and in this New Year for the ongoing fight against Covid-19. There are so many things to be thankful of in this fight, but our frontline workers and caregivers are the ones we see that are the most resilient in this almost year-long fight with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Number Three: Affirmations-Positive Planning Workshop! This month has been a month of looking for Affirmations. The Positive Planning Workshop was launched on our website, and we have been featuring all sorts of special offers to help kick off the new series. Stay tuned for more as we continue to offer discounts-but the main thing to know is that Monday Mojo features weekly affirmations and motivational exercises each week, delivered straight to your inbox…No obligations to buy anything, just sign up with us and set your Mojo to Now! Number Four: Dogs are always a Favorite Thing! The Dogs are always a favorite with me. And it’s always a good sign to have dogs back in the White House! Every month the website called, The Dodo features many sweet and sometimes inspiring stories of people who rescue dogs. This month, Tampa, Florida, my hometown, was named as one of the best cities in the country to BE a dog! I know my friend and I used to laugh that if we were reincarnated, we would return as one of our dogs! Number Five: Super Bowl for Tampa Bay and Tom Brady! Finally, A Favorite thing is about how all things considered, be careful what you say about Tom Brady. Always a Peyton Manning fan, never a Tom Brady one, I have been forced to root and follow the home team through thick and thin. And now we hear that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be in the Super Bowl against all odds, even in spite of Covid! Tampa has been given a gift of a Super Bowl appearance this year- and we recognize that it is mainly due to the presence of the star quarterback, Mr. Tom Brady of New England Patriots fame. With the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, The Tampa Bay Lightning WINNING the Stanley Cup in Hockey and now this….What a remarkable year in sports for Tampa Sports Fans. We have been almost overwhelmed by the news of COVID and the hard fought battle to even get our sports teams on the field! So our cup runneth over…. So this month has given us some wonderful gifts that we may have overlooked in the long and winding road to our new tomorrow. But along the way, it’s always good to look back and remember some of the little things that we may overlook, and some of the larger things that go unnoticed as we careen through our hectic work weeks. These are a few of my favorite things….

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