August 2018 President's Message

“Always believe something wonderful is about to happen!”  Wow, that is powerful.  How we look at a situation or approach a problem has an effect on the outcome.  The poster with this saying has only been on the wall in my office for a week or so, and each day as I come in and see it, I am reenergized!  It is amazing how wonderful things do happen when you set the expectation in your mind.  Words are powerful!

Another poster on the wall in the office says in big, bold print, “I never give up.” This particular one came from a set of posters that an ABWA sister from Lakeland sells.  Walking back from one of those difficult situations or tough meetings, it is a reminder not to give up.

I am sure we have all at one time or another felt like giving up on something.  We all need a coach who is cheering us on and lifting us up!  Think about someone in your life who has been there at just the right time, with just the right words, cheering you on and giving you the strength to take the next step even when you think you are too tired to take that step. 

One more saying, “We are not able to stop the waves, but we can learn to surf!”  My hope, as we move into the new ABWA fiscal year is that we can all learn to surf the waves of whatever life is throwing at us so we have the opportunity to see all the wonderful things that life has to show us.   You, the ABWA members in our chapter are great coaches and amazing surfing partners!

~ Cindy Schmitt


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