springboro: Listen! - 05/17/10 07:39 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can." ~ Henry Ford
LISTEN!
Ever notice how difficult it is to break out of your routine to take time just for you? Yet, when you do, you experience a sense of refreshment. You're more observant, more aware of your surroundings - if only for a short time.
Those brief periods are when the mind is most receptive to creative thinking. The sub-conscious, with its defensive barriers temporarily lowered, is more likely to receive and accept new ideas. Use that time wisely … (31 comments)

springboro: Play Ball! - 04/19/10 11:37 PM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: "I hit anything that's close to the plate. I don't wait for that one pitch.” - Rod Carew PLAY BALL!
With the start of the major league baseball season, a simple success formula recently heard comes to mind. It uses baseball words, but contains plenty of success wisdom.
Which do you think is more important, a home run or a single base hit? Most of us would choose a home run - even a "grand slam" home run. Most of us were also brought up to believe that someday our "ship would come in" - that … (2 comments)

springboro: Look Back to the Future! - 03/08/10 09:38 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: "The path you're on looks different when you turn around." - Cynthia Copeland Lewis LOOK BACK TO THE FUTURE!
Life has been described as a path, a direction in which we travel over time - rather than a single event. Each of us gets to choose the direction our path will take us. By making those choices, we also clear the way to achieving the objectives we've set for ourselves.
When we fail to choose the path we will travel, that is also a choice. In that case, the path we travel becomes less distinct with … (1 comments)

springboro: Throw Away the Band-Aids! - 03/02/10 06:58 AM
 
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: "It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do." ~ Elbert Hubbard THROW AWAY THE BAND-AIDS!
What do Scotch Tape, Post-It Notes, and paper clips have in common? Each apparently has a different function, is made of a different material, and serves its own purpose. Oh sure, you can say they're all office supplies - and you'd be right - but look a little deeper for their common purpose.
Scotch Tape pieces are placed along the edges and on the ends of holiday gifts … (0 comments)

springboro: How's Your Credit? - 02/01/10 08:05 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."
- Jack Miner, conservationist (1865-1944)
HOW'S YOUR CREDIT?
Ever hear someone say, "I have good credit"? They are probably referring to their credit "rating" - a score bestowed upon them by creditors, banks or rating agencies. Simply stating, "I have good credit" changes nothing, nor does the statement merit the attention of creditors. Credit can only be given by others for service to them, i.e. paying them on time.
So, credit is the result of serving others - in many ways. … (2 comments)

springboro: How is your credit? - 02/01/10 02:12 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is."
- Jack Miner, conservationist (1865-1944)
HOW'S YOUR CREDIT?
Ever hear someone say, "I have good credit"? They are probably referring to their credit "rating" - a score bestowed upon them by creditors, banks or rating agencies. Simply stating, "I have good credit" changes nothing, nor does the statement merit the attention of creditors. Credit can only be given by others for service to them, i.e. paying them on time.
So, credit is the result of serving others - in many ways. … (2 comments)

springboro: Take life in your own hands and see what happens..... - 12/14/09 10:20 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
~ Erica Jong
BAN THE BLAME!
"The dog ate my homework." Teachers hear that one every week. "Jimmy made me do it!" Parents hear that one often, too. Fast-forward a few years to the college student with bad grades, and you hear, "The professor doesn't like me." Then, before we know it, we're all grown up. Now we hear, "My manager didn't give me enough time to complete the project," and, "She doesn't understand me," or, "The customer wasn't honest with … (1 comments)

springboro: The best vitamin for friendship is B1 - 12/11/09 02:01 PM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"To have a friend, you must first be a friend." - Unknown
ARE YOU RELATED?
In the long distant past, all generations of a family lived in the same town, if not just across the road or down the lane. Each member of the family knew all the good - and the bad - about every other member (as well as all the neighbors). They worked together, played, and prayed together.
Today, families are scattered throughout the country. What we call relationships now are often only acquaintances introduced through business situations or chance meetings. They may be … (4 comments)

springboro: What is Plugged In to YOUR outlet?? - 11/30/09 03:35 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
 "There's nothing as constant as change."
 ~ Unknown
 FEELING WIRED?
 
Feel on edge? Not sure what to expect next? Nerves frayed? Feeling overwhelmed by today's complex world situation? How is it that some people are calm, fearless, and content, while others are frightful, worried, overwhelmed, and uncertain about the future?
 
In the 1950's there were only three models of Chevrolet, about four dry cereals, two or three types of soap, etc. Mom went grocery shopping weekly. There were no shopping malls, computers, cell phones, portable CD players (or CD's), 401(k)s, Internet, or co-ed dorms. Life was … (5 comments)

springboro: Do you Gobble Gobble! - 11/23/09 04:23 PM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd,It droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd;It blesseth him that gives and him that takes." - William Shakespeare
GOBBLE! GOBBLE!
Remember when you were a teenager leaving the house on a date? Your parents' last words as you went out the door were, "We'll leave the light on for you". Think about that. So what if they did or didn't leave the light on? Their words were really more of a verbal hug. They cared about you - wanted you to know it … (2 comments)

springboro: The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next." - 09/08/09 06:08 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next."
~ Abraham Lincoln
TEACH VALUES 101!
What do children and government have in common? That depends on which classroom you visit. If you have children and are actively involved in their lives, you are likely to encounter a classroom filled with intelligent, interested, involved and respectful children.
Unfortunately, many teachers today will tell you that's not what they are seeing. In some 1st & 2nd grade settings, children fall asleep because they spent the night in the family car while … (1 comments)

springboro: Time's a' wasting - 09/06/09 04:59 PM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"Time is clay. Make something."
~ Unknown
TIME'S A'WASTING!
To paraphrase a favorite tune, "If I could save time in a bottle..." I could have saved literally millions of minutes so far. Of course most of us think in terms of a 24-hour clock that gives us another chance to save each time we wake up. We think of time beginning anew with the start of each day. Not so. Time is actually a continuum, a straight line.
If you were born in 1952, you could have saved 27,856,800 minutes by now. Born in 1968? You'd have a … (1 comments)

springboro: A Taste of Springboro, Ohio - 08/20/09 02:54 PM
Take a look at some of the highlights of Springboro, OH in Warren County! For more information, please visit: http://www.JulieBeall.com … (0 comments)

springboro: Best of Springboro - 07/20/09 02:50 AM
Ever wish you had a resource that would tell you the places where you can be sure to have a good time? Ever wanted a quick reference to ideas for a fun night out? www.JulieBeall.com has created a webpage for you: www.BestOfSpringboro.com
Our team has spent many hours voting on the "Bests" of Springboro to provide you with our opinions and insight.
We encourage you to please check it out and give us feedback. Do you agree with us? Or do you think another place in Springboro has the Best Coffee? Best Park? Best Breakfast? ...Or maybe you want to see a different … (0 comments)

springboro: Don't Worry...Be Happy! - 07/15/09 03:12 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinions of the things that happen.
- Epictetus (55-135)
LIGHTEN UP!
Ever feel yourself getting perturbed by something that happens during your day? Ever have the urge to say something about it, when silence might be the best approach? Perhaps you feel the need to make a judgment about each situation that arises
Maybe it's time to slow down a bit. As the song says,  The truth is - none of us have the right to judge others, nor their actions. We can control only one thing - our … (3 comments)

springboro: Millennials in the Real Estate Market - 06/29/09 07:37 AM
Text messaging, E-mailing, Facebook-ing, Writing a Paper, while Listening to their i-pod—my generation is a multi-tasking one. We were the kids that participated in everything: ballet, t-ball, swimming, soccer, piano lessons, tap dancing. You name it, and we probably did it at one time or another; and not by ourselves either. Mom and dad, our ‘helicopter’ parents, were right there with us, holding our hands each step of the way. 
Some researchers have given us the name ‘trophy kids’ because we practically got a trophy for everything we participated in (and it’s true—I still have a box full of all of … (0 comments)

springboro: Springboro: A Top Place to Live - 06/26/09 03:23 AM
Top Places to Live?
Trivia Question of the Day: If you could live anywhere in the United States, where would it be?
          A.      New York City or Chicago! I love the big city
          B.      Give me the hot weather! I'm thinking Orlando or Santa Clara.
          C.      I prefer the remote rural areas in Arizona or Wisconsin.
          D.      Anywhere with a beach. Maine, South Carolina, Michigan, I don't care!
While you may have chosen one of the above places to live, Money Magazine is considering the following to be a top choice for Americans:
          E.       Springboro, OH
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springboro: Good Neighbors - 06/24/09 05:12 AM
Won't you be my neighbor?
By Julie Beall and Brandi Hoffer
This morning as I tied my gym shoes, stepped out my front door, and began my morning jogging routine, I decided to go little farther than usual. I cut over toward Settler's Walk and Dorothy Lane Market. The weather was perfect--not too cold to tighten your lungs, but not too hot to send you running back into the air conditioning. Several others shared my thoughts: one girl walked with her Dalmatian; an elderly couple strolled down the sidewalk holding a cheerful conversation; and a fit man was just completing his … (0 comments)

springboro: Simple Pleasures: Farm Market Produce - 06/24/09 05:07 AM
Simple Pleasures
by Julie Beall and Brandi Hoffer
Grabbing a cup of coffee on the way to the office, taking the kids to soccer practice, running by the bank, filling the car up, getting this week's groceries, stopping by McDonald's before the baseball game. Sound familiar? In the hustle and bustle of life, we may not take time to stop and enjoy the simple pleasures it has to offer-especially not in today's busy society.
But rewind a generation or two and we see that our grandparents made it a point to enjoy the small things in life. Whether it was once … (0 comments)

springboro: Springboro Entertainment - 06/24/09 04:52 AM
A Taste of Broadway?
by Julie Beall and Brandi Hoffer
 
For thirty-three years, LaComedia Dinner Theatre has provided superior entertainment for the community of Springboro.  "A Taste of Broadway". Or so they claim.
 
They perform 6 shows a year, and last autumn I was able to attend Beauty and the Beast.  Now, I have been to more than my fair share of musicals and plays on all levels, so I went into the show with a bit of skepticism.  They begin the evening with serving their house signature salad and then opening up the buffet. The food was truly … (0 comments)

 
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