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National Make a Difference Day

Tomorrow is National Make a Difference Day!

I’m going to challenge you to use this day donate an item that will help someone else.   Be that a book your child has outgrown, a suit you no longer can wear or a pair of shoes. How about stopping by for a visit to a sick friend or a relative with a mobility problem. Sweep the leaves off of someone’s porch or sidewalk.grandma's hands photo-1454875392665-2ac2c85e8d3e

You see to someone who can’t afford to buy their child or grandchild a book this would mean the world to them.

How about the man who is just got a new job but doesn’t have a good suit to wear and since he just got hired he does not have the money to buy a new one. Maybe your old suit is just what he needs to help his family get back on their feet.

Speaking of feet. If you have a child you know how fast they grow. Imagine being in a situation where you could not afford shoes for your kids. Maybe you spend money on the kids but not on you? Your shoes are flat-out worn out. Mom’s and Dad’s often sacrifice for their kids. You can’t walk in their shoes, but they can in yours. Donate them.

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Create a dress-up box for a kid in the hospital or one that is house or bed bound. Being a pirate or a ballerina for a little while will give them a little break.

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Your clutter can make a difference to someone who needs it.

What do you have that you could give to someone to make a difference in his or her life?

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It could just be an hour of your time. It really doesn’t take much to make a difference. Just a smile at a stranger on the street or invite someone new to join you for coffee. Introduce yourself to a neighbor.

You all have made a difference in my life. I am glad we met. Have a great day and pass it on!

Thanks Pamela


#payitforward #helpothers #makeadifferenceday #smile #donate

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Get Rich with Less — The Productive Lives

I enjoy sharing articles that are written by others who have another view on less stuff.  Bee Organized with Pamela was started to show you that you can be organized and if you are you will save time.  Time that you would rather spend doing something you enjoy rather than searching for your keys!!  So without further ado,  I introduce you to; The Productive Lives….

Make the most out of everyday, live life to the fullest, and find lasting happiness

Have you ever walked into a immaculately clean house and just felt so refreshed? Then you go back home and walk into your home only to find yourself filled with anxiety because of the mess and utter chaos It is completely unmotivating to walk into a room like this. It never gets cleaned because it […]

via Get Rich with Less — The Productive Lives


#chaos, #organized #overwhelmed

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National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

Does your computer’s desktop look like this?


Yes,  No, Maybe a little….

You know that is not the best way to store your files right?

Did you know you have less security when you store your files on the desktop?

How about they may not get backed up? Many programs are designed to ignore the desktop. OUCH!! Also, in the event of a crash a restore program may not include those files on the desktop. Double Ouch!!

Oh by the way did you know that storing files on your desktop could actually slow down your computer?

Last but not least it is clutter. If you have a cluttered virtual desktop you may find it is not so easy to find what you need. Because there is too much stuff like Zip file, photos and other downloads.  Just like a cluttered physical desktop.  The more stuff you have to look at, browse, open or just move the longer it takes to find what you need.  It’s easy to find that adorable kitten video  or resume if that is the only thing on your desk.  But if it is on the bottom of all that other stuff………Clutter, disorganization and feeling overwhelmed! How embarrassing would it be to confuse the kitten video for the resume if you expect to be considered for the job.


No fear.

National Clean your virtual desktop day is upon us.

Perfect time to get organized!

Move those files. Create folders and then sub folders within your folders.

Example of possible folders and sub folders

  • Bee Organized with Pamela
    •  Schedule (excel spread sheet
    •  Photos
    • Articles
      • 2016 – published
    • Work in progress
      •  October
      •  November
      •  December
      •   2017
    •  Possible ideas for future article
    • back up
    •  Expenses

What ever you need to easily find your files, music, photo or the such is what you set up. I know it is so easy to save to the desktop but once you get the folders and you are organized it is super easy to save it there. Bonus you don’t have to search for your photo’s because they are all in your photo folder.

Create shortcuts if you need to on your desktop or create a virtual cheat sheet.

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You can do it. Think of all the time you will save.

I love your comments and share with friends. They will thank you!







#virtual #desktop #clutter #organized #computer

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Dear Fellow Americans — Stay at Holmesly Mom

I bet you came here to see if I’m on your side, huh??? Am I #teamcrookedHillary or #teamDonthecon? I bet you’ve got your ammo ready too. You’re ready to dump a giant pile of knowledge right on my ass…letting me know exactly why I’m wrong. You’ve got a list of links saved to your clipboard […]

via Dear Fellow Americans — Stay at Holmesly Mom

Enough already.  I agree with  Kristie at Stay at Holmesly Mom.  See you tomorrow.


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A Little Time for Me — Lori Greer in Portland

You have to every once in a while put yourself first.  Parents and moms especially are the ones I am talking to.  Lori tells it from her point of view.

“Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” Francis de Sales It is Saturday night and I am alone for the evening at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Washington north of Seattle. I could […]

via A Little Time for Me — Lori Greer in Portland

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What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

This is a question presented to me when I read the book, “Who moved my Cheese?” By Spencer Johnson

If you haven’t read it I recommend you do.

The book takes you into the life of the four characters. Sniff and Scurry are mice and Hem and Haw are little people. They are all searching for Cheese.cheese-photo-1464688934599-fc5108f8d1af

Cheese is what you want in life. It could be your job, your family relationships, and peace of mind or what ever makes you happy. Or actually what you think will make you happy.

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Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw all live in a maze and they look for cheese. Cheese is food and their source of happiness. We follow them as their cheese runs out and they are forced to make changes.

We each live in a maze and we all have our cheese. But how we deal with change is what defines us.maze 1b0cc699.jpg

Sniff and Scurry are the mice. They are instinctual. When change happens they sniff out the change and scurry off acting thus adapting.


Hem is very resistant to change. He denies the obvious. Haw on the other hand takes some time to accept change but learns to adapt in time and understands change can be good.

So “Who Moved the Cheese” is only 96 page book. It is funny but profound and insightful, teaching us that to succeed in life we need to:

  • Anticipate change.
  • Adapt quickly.
  • Enjoy change.
  • Be ready to change quickly, again and again.
  • Having Cheese makes you happy.
  • The more important your Cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it.
  • If you do not change, you can become extinct.
  • Ask yourself “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?”
  • Smell the Cheese often so you know when it is getting old.
  • Movement in a new direction helps you find New Cheese.
  • When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.
  • Imagining myself enjoying New Cheese, even before I find it, leads me to it.
  • The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find New Cheese.
  • It is safer to search in the maze than remain in a cheeseless situation.
  • Old beliefs do not lead you to New Cheese.
  • When you see that you can find and enjoy New Cheese, you change course.
  • Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.
  • Read the Handwriting on the Wall
  • Change happens. They keep moving the Cheese.
  • Move with the Cheese and enjoy it!

                  Spencer Johnson, Who Moved the Cheese.

Most of us can identify with one of the characters and will find that at different stages in our live we have been more than one of the characters. If you are not the character you want to be you can change.


I am absolutely a Scurry. But a little Sniff is always good.

So Remember Change Happens.

They keep moving the Cheese.

What would you attempt to do it you knew you could not fail? I started a blog and put my writing out there for anyone to read.

What would you do?

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#adapt #changeisgood #change #dadlife #happy #newpost #organized #overwhelmed #momlife #priorities #Seizetheday







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Learning From Negativity: On The Road To Success

You know how sometimes there is someone who keeps saying all the right words about being positive.  Jay Colby is someone I have previously shared some of his posts.  Today I am sharing another.  He just keeps hitting the right points.  For me at least.  I a believe in the power of being positive.  As Zig Ziegler once said “no stinking thinking.”

Enjoy!  Pamela


Negativity seems to be around everywhere we turn in today’s culture whether it’s media outlets, social media or just daily interactions with people. It seems negative energy cannot be avoided and many times is the catalyst for misery and depression. Often times we don’t look at the positive sides to negativity and what can we […]

via Learning From Negativity: On The Road To Success — Jay Colby

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National Train Your Brain Day

Since tomorrow is National Train Your Brain Day how about we work on training your brain to stay organized?

Lets create some new habits.

Make being organized a habit

Habit is defined as:  a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.

For some of you it is hard to stay organized. It might be remembering to put your keys in the same place every time, to return the toaster to its assigned cupboard or to fold the laundry as you take it out of the dryer.unsplash stacked rocks photo-1451340124423-6311db67a5d9

But you can train your brain to do just those things.

Researchers believe it takes an average of 66 days to create a habit.

Some will tell you that it only takes 21 days and then you are disappointed or frustrated that you have not formed a new habit in 22 days. Don’t be.Alarm clock

It takes longer but if you keep working at the new trait or way of doing things you will succeed in making this a new habit.

The brain is an amazing thing. It can learn at any stage in life. Actually, we utilize a small portion of our brainpower for day-to-day mental ability.

Ready to train your brain?  Outstanding!

Pick a problem.

Maybe for you it is that is you frequently lose your keys.

Devise a solution.

Determine a place for your keys to go and always put them there. Not any other place. Hang a hook by the door or put a bowl on the entry table. You find a spot that works for you. But you must be diligent and consistent. Train your brain that is where the keys go.

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Don’t get overwhelmed.  Remember habit take on average 66 days to become a habit. You may not be average. So if it takes longer, no worries. Think about how long you have struggling with being disorganized. I say it’s like losing weight. It wasn’t all gained in 30 days so it’s not going to all lost in 30 days. But if I stay with it I will succeed.

You can do it. I am here to help.

Let me know how you are doing.  I enjoy your comments and look forward to your feedback.  Thanks


#chaos #organized #overwhelmed #habit #trainyourbrain #nationaltrainyourbrainday


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Are Happy People REAL? — thehappylife101

The Happy Life 101 is all about finding your own happy.

This will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following me knows I am a happy person.  The glass is always half full.  Happy people know when to “let go” of emotions. They know that they have the power over their emptions, and not the other way around.Enjoy.  See you tomorrow.  Pamela

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”- Aristotle A lot of people do not believe that someone can really be happy because of some misconception. Others believe that the people who claim to be happy are in fact the miserable people in real life. (Ouchy! Does this mean that happy people are fake?) Others also think that happy […]

via Are Happy People REAL? — thehappylife101


#behappy #happiness