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published in Change, Financial Planning, Gratitude, Inspiration, Money, Prosperity, Quotes by Maryanne | November 13, 2018 | No Comment

Potent Prosperity Principles Quote Cards Now Available!

 

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Interested in attracting more money, prosperity & abundance into your life?

Check out our brand new quote cards, “Potent Prosperity Principles.”

The goldfish artwork on this set of quote cards was created by Melanie Pope. We chose to use the image of the goldfish because according to Feng Shui, a fish represents wealth and prosperity (the actual word in Chinese for fish also translates to abundance).

There are 30 cards in a set. Each card is 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches. The goldfish is on the front of each card and then on the back of each is a different quote.

 

Here are some more sample quotes: 

“The habit of managing your money is more important than the amount.”

– T. Harv Eker

“There are many roads to prosperity, but one must be taken. Inaction leads to nowhere.”

– Robert Zoellick

“It’s hard to hold on to what we don’t believe we deserve, whether it’s money, love, or success.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

To read all 30 quotes, please click here.

Suggested Uses

These powerful prosperity reminders are great to keep for yourself…we suggest you put them in a dish and read one every morning. The sets also make delightful gifts for family & friends.

These quotes are also the perfect thank you gift for clients of financial planners!

Pricing

The quote cards are $7.95 per set (plus $2 shipping) or 2 sets for $14.95 (plus $2 shipping).

To purchase single or 2-packs, please visit the PGP on-line store. 

For larger quantities, please e-mail us for bulk pricing & to order.

Other Quote Card Sets by Pink Gazelle Productions

Wise Owl Wisdom Inspirational Quote Cards

Life After Loss Daily Quote Cards

About Pink Gazelle Productions Inc

We are a Canadian company that was started by Maryanne Pope in 2002. We create literary, theatrical and cinematic works that strive to challenge, enrich and inspire the lives of both artist and audience. Our tagline is Authentic Lives; Authentic Works. To keep in the PGP loop, please click here to subscribe to Maryanne’s blog, Weekly Words of Wisdom.

 

published in Family, Gratitude, Inspiration by Maryanne | September 5, 2018 | 6 Comments

What Are You Grateful For?

 

“If the only prayer you ever say is ‘thank you,’ that will be enough.”

– Eckhart Tolle

I received a beautiful letter in the mail a few weeks ago. It is from an old friend whose husband had a serious health scare several months ago. It is a miracle he survived. My friend requested that their names remain anonymous – but she was thrilled for me to share her letter in my blog, so here it is:

Maryanne,

This is a simple note of gratitude to you. The timing of this letter is obviously late. My only excuse is life. It is my crazy part-time job and those activities within a home which are perpetual. There is, of course, the most important reason. Every single day, several times a day, my sharp thoughts remind me how incredibly, ridiculously grateful I am.

My husband’s doctor has met only two people in his entire career that have survived an aortic aneurysm. My husband is the second one. I am utterly grateful.

Now, when I see the STARS helicopter (Western Canada air ambulance) soar through the blue sky, I take a deep breath. I truly hope the passenger will be alright. When there is a car accident on the road, I wait in my car with no judgement…no matter how long it takes. Why? Because now I truly understand how things could have gone so very differently for my family.

Every year, for the rest of my life, I will buy STARS and Foothills Hospital Lottery tickets. It is my pleasure to do so and I now consider it to be my obligation.

There are simply no words that express how deeply grateful I feel. Here is what I think: a couple of decades ago, I was given one of my life’s greatest gifts: an introduction to the most selfless person I know. On the Family Day weekend, I was given an even greater gift: that my husband is still with us here today.

I don’t think we can ever get enough reminders of how precious life is and how quickly our loved ones can be taken away. I certainly learned this difficult life lesson when my husband, John, died at the age of 32.

May we all take a moment each and every day to be grateful for what and who we have in our lives.

In last week’s blog, I wrote about my experience of visiting Los Angeles and celebrating my friend Nina’s birthday. I received an e-mail from Nina today, telling me that one of the guests I was chatting with at her party passed away suddenly from a blood clot. She was 60.

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life.

Coming Sept 13th…

 

The BHC Press edition of A Widow’s Awakening novel will be released on September 13th, 2018 – please click here for details.

To pre-order, please visit BHC Press for a list of on-line retailers.

 

 

published in Beauty, Dreams/Goals, Gratitude, Inspiration, Writing by Maryanne | June 19, 2018 | 9 Comments

Mill Bay Bonanza – Writer’s Paradise Found

 

The view out my front door in Mill Bay

“Each life needs its own quiet place.”

– Melody Beattie

Well, I sure hit the jackpot on this rental! 

Wowsa woo…I have landed in a writer’s paradise, my friends. My temporary home in the retirement community (50+ so I just squeaked in!) of Arbutus Ridge in Mill Bay is not only beautiful, it is beyond quiet. Hooray!

Mill Bay is 40 minutes north of Victoria, BC (on Vancouver Island).

I suspect I am one of the younger residents and that suits me & Sadie just fine for a summer of writing.

My backyard backs onto the 7th hole of the golf course:

We arrived on Friday morning and within 30 seconds of getting out of the car, Sadie vanished from the back yard…gone. I raced around, calling her name and wondering where the heck a senior retriever could have disappeared to – so fast. Silly me. A moment later, Sadie saunters back into the yard – from the golf course, of course – stolen golf ball in mouth. Proud as a peacock, she drops the ball at my feet. Oh boy.

 

Sadie not nearly as impressed with her stuffie as a golf ball

On a happier note, there is a pool in the Village Centre!

I am thankful to be able to stay here for three & a half months – which is a record for me, of late 🙂

How is your summer shaping up? 

I will be focusing on getting some larger writing projects finished over the summer, so you may not hear from me as often. But I will whip up a WWOW blog every now & then.

Take care, stay safe and have a wonderful summer!

“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”

– Rumi

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her regular weekly blog, please sign up here. As a thank you, you’ll receive a short but saucy e-book entitled, Dive into this Chicago Deep Dish – Ten Bite-Sized Steps for a Yummier Slice of Life.