My Letterboard

Motivational and inspirational with a dash of humor. Please enjoy.

I use this page to store graphics that I design by blending motivational and inspirational quotes with my photographs and graphic designs.  I would love to hear from you if you find one that you particularly enjoy, so feel free to leave a comment (way down at the end of the page) or email me at TheBlackSheepShoppe@gmail.com. Or let me know if you have a favorite quote that you would like to see featured. You are also invited to follow me on my Facebook page or Pinterest.


The first million people to send me $1 will get a copy of my book "How to Become a Millionaire".
The first million people to send me $1 will get a copy of my book
"How to Become a Millionaire".

When I ask for directions please don't use words like "East".
When I ask for directions please don't use words like "East".


A party without cake is just a meeting.
A party without cake is just a meeting.


Believe there is good in the world. Be the good.
Believe there is good in the world. Be the good.



First I drink coffee, then I do things.
First I drink coffee, then I do things.

If you have to choose between being kind or being right, choose being kind and you will always be right.
If you have to choose between being kind or being right, choose being kind and you will always be right.


Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. -Albert Einstein
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. -Albert Einstein

Just because some people are fueled by drama, doesn't mean you have to attend the performance.
Just because some people are fueled by drama,
doesn't mean you have to attend the performance.


Take a daily dose of vitamin sea.
Take a daily dose of vitamin sea.


I put myself in timeout until I could play nicely with others. This may take a while.
I put myself in timeout until I could play nicely with others. This may take a while.

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how AMAZING you can be.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how AMAZING you can be.


I had my patience tested. It was negative.
I had my patience tested. It was negative.


Love is in the air. But so is the flu. Wash your hands.
Love is in the air. But so is the flu. Wash your hands.


Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining. - Teddy Roosevelt
Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining. - Teddy Roosevelt



You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.


Do not allow negative people to turn you into one of them.
Do not allow negative people to turn you into one of them.


I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.


Work. Travel. Save. Repeat.
Work. Travel. Save. Repeat.


The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have. - Anna Quindlen
The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have. - Anna Quindlen



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. - Mark Twain
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. - Mark Twain

If I'd known I'd live to be a 100 I'd have taken much better care of myself.
If I'd known I'd live to be a 100 I'd have taken much better care of myself. - Eubie Blake


The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill


Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet. - L.M. Montgomery
Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet. - L.M. Montgomery




The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -Mark Twain
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -Mark Twain


The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde

Don't let your ice cream melt while you're counting someone else's sprinkles. - Akilah Hughes
Don't let your ice cream melt while you're counting someone else's sprinkles. - Akilah Hughes


There are seven days in the week. Someday isn't one of them.
There are seven days in the week. Someday isn't one of them.



Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. -Vincent Van Gogh
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. -Vincent Van Gogh


The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King, Jr.


The world's most deadliest disease is hardening of the attitudes. -Zig Ziglar
The world's most deadliest disease is hardening of the attitudes. -Zig Ziglar


Start everyday off with a smile and get it over with. -W.C. Fields
Start everyday off with a smile and get it over with. -W.C. Fields


If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Think outside (no box required).
Think outside (no box required).


That's enough today-ing for today.
That's enough today-ing for today.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work. - Kevin Durant
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work. - Kevin Durant


Life is tough, but so are you.
Life is tough, but so are you.


It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. - Duke Ellington
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. - Duke Ellington

Dinner Choices: 1. Take it, 2. Leave it.
Dinner Choices: 1. Take it, 2. Leave it.


She believed she could, so she did. - C.S. Lewis
She believed she could, so she did. - C.S. Lewis



The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.

I love the weather in Ohio. Said no one ever.
I love the weather in Ohio. Said no one ever.



A goal without a plan is just a wish.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.



Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford
Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford

If you can dream it you can achieve it. - Zig Ziglar
If you can dream it you can achieve it. - Zig Ziglar

I don't have any bad habits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me. - Eubie Blake
I don't have any bad habits. They might be bad habits for other people,
but they're all right for me. - Eubie Blake

If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.
Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Martin Luther King, Jr.



“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë
“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it. - Irving Berlin.
Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it. - Irving Berlin.


The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. -Franklin P. Jones
The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. -Franklin P. Jones

We all do "do, re, mi" but you got to find the other notes yourself. - Louis Armstrong
We all do "do, re, mi" but you got to find the other notes yourself. - Louis Armstrong



If things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Roger Babson
If things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Roger Babson

When you're in jail a good friend will be trying to bail you out.  A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying,  "Damn that was fun." -Groucho Marx
When you're in jail a good friend will be trying to bail you out.
A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying,
"Damn that was fun." -Groucho Marx



Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
If you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
If you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.

Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box. -Deepak Chopra
Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box. -Deepak Chopra



Go the extra mile. It's never crowded.
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded.


  Blowing out someone else's candle won't make yours shine brighter.
Blowing out someone else's candle won't make yours shine brighter.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. -Bob Marley
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. -Bob Marley


Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it.
Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it.

The question isn't, "Who's going to let me". The question is, "Who's going to stop me?"
The question isn't, "Who's going to let me".
The question is, "Who's going to stop me?"
You don't have to be perfect to be amazing.
You don't have to be perfect to be amazing.

The rooster may crow, but the hen delivers the goods.
The rooster may crow, but the hen delivers the goods.

Doing nothing is hard. You never know when you're done.
Doing nothing is hard. You never know when you're done.


There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. - Derek Jeter
There may be people that have more talent than you,
but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. - Derek Jeter


I'm always disappointed when a liar's pants don't actually catch on fire.
I'm always disappointed when a liar's pants don't actually catch on fire.


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Love one another. (John 13:34)
Love one another. (John 13:34)


Young people need models, not critics.
Young people need models, not critics.

Make each day your masterpiece.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Let your smile change the world. But don't let the world change your smile.
Let your smile change the world. But don't let the world change your smile.



I wonder what my dog named me.
I wonder what my dog named me.

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly, why did it fall off?
If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly, why did it fall off?

Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere!
Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere!

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?


The elevator to success is out-of-order. You'll have to take the stairs.
The elevator to success is out-of-order. You'll have to take the stairs.


You decide.
You decide.


The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you've got it made.


It's what you learn, after you know it all, that counts. (Street scene in Paris, France.)
It's what you learn, after you know it all, that counts. (Street scene in Paris, France.)


I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.

Will you take a chance on me?
Will you take a chance on me?


he only people you can trust in this world are people that like big butts. They cannot lie.
The only people you can trust in this world are people that like big butts.
They cannot lie.

A balanced diet is a cupcake in each hand.
A balanced diet is a cupcake in each hand.

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.
Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.


Never stand between a dog and a hydrant.
Never stand between a dog and a hydrant.


Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control,
shift your energy to what you can create.


I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

If you wish your life was different . . . do your life differently.
If you wish your life was different . . . do your life differently.

It's called karma. It's pronounced ha ha ha ha ha.
It's called karma. It's pronounced ha ha ha ha ha.



Hugs and kisses.
Hugs and kisses.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Make today a great day.
Make today a great day.


It's not hoarding if your stuff is cool.
It's not hoarding if your stuff is cool.



If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again.
Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.

I'm just saying you've never seen me crying and eating beignets at the same time.
I'm just saying you've never seen me crying
and eating beignets at the same time.


Don't ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday.
Don't ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday.



Turn that frown upside down!
Turn that frown upside down!


When someone asks what I did over the weekend.
When someone asks what I did over the weekend.

Courage isn't having the strength to go on, it's going on when you don't have the strength.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on,
it's going on when you don't have the strength.

Be the reason someone smiles.
Be the reason someone smiles.

In a world where you can be anything, be a pirate.
In a world where you can be anything, be a pirate.

Everything is figureoutable.
Everything is figureoutable.

Don't forget to swing hard in case you hit the ball.
Don't forget to swing hard in case you hit the ball.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it isn't open.
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it isn't open.

If you know any good fish puns let minnow.
If you know any good fish puns let minnow.

The first five days after the weekend are the hardest. Hang in there.
The first five days after the weekend are the hardest. Hang in there.


You can't go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are and change the ending.
You can't go back and change the beginning. But you can start where you are and change the ending.

I hate it when people accuse me of lollygagging when I am clearly dilly-dallying.
I hate it when people accuse me of lollygagging when I am clearly dilly-dallying.

A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.
A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.

Sorry I didn't answer the phone when you called. I don't use it for that.
Sorry I didn't answer the phone when you called. I don't use it for that.


Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy chickens.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy chickens.
Kind words will unlock an iron door.
Kind words will unlock an iron door.




One day you're not old, and the next day you have a favorite grocery store.
One day you're not old, and the next day you have a favorite grocery store.

Don't dwell on your past mistakes. It was just a lesson. Not a life sentence.
Don't dwell on your past mistakes. It was just a lesson. Not a life sentence.

Wrinkles are just antique smiles.
Wrinkles are just antique smiles.

I ordered a chicken and an egg on Amazon. I'll let you know which one gets here first.
I ordered a chicken and an egg on Amazon. I'll let you know which one gets here first.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

I was going to tell you a joke about eggs, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.
I was going to tell you a joke about eggs, but it's not all it's cracked up to be.

Coffee is my favorite co-worker.
Coffee is my favorite co-worker.

My favorite childhood memory is not paying bills.
My favorite childhood memory is not paying bills.

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving probably isn't for you.
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving probably isn't for you.


Don't give up if Plan A doesn't work. The alphabet has 25 more letters.
Don't give up if Plan A doesn't work. The alphabet has 25 more letters.


Once upon a time I was a perfect mom. Then I had kids.
Once upon a time I was a perfect mom. Then I had kids.

You don't have to be great at something to start, but you have to START to be great at something.
You don't have to be great at something to start,
but you have to START to be great at something.

Teamwork makes the DREAM work.
Teamwork makes the DREAM work.

Not every door is locked. Push.
Not every door is locked. Push.

I NEED A HUGe amount of money.
I NEED A HUGe amount of money.



One day or day one. You decide.
One day or day one. You decide.

Don't waste your time looking back for what you have lost for life wasn't meant to be traveled backwards. Move forward.
Don't waste your time looking back for what you have lost
for life wasn't meant to be traveled backwards.
Move forward.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Where you start is not nearly as important as where you finish.
Where you start is not nearly as important as where you finish. Finish strong.

Comments

  1. Hello Patricia,

    I hope things are going well for you these days, I've been swamped as usual this time of the year with not much time off. I think your letter board is great !! One of my favs is this one " I hate it when people accuse me of lollygagging when I am clearly dilly-dallying." I got a good chuckle out of that one. Thanks for your positivity you share with others it clearly shows what kind of wonderful person you are.
    Your friend,
    Greg

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Greg! It's great to be busy, but enjoy a break when you get a chance. I'm glad you enjoyed looking through this page.

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  2. Wow, love it (an inspired job)! My favorite is "It's not hoarding if your uff is cool" - it will be my new saying for my large chalk board. I can hear my family groaning already 😂.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the page Robin! The "not hoarding / cool stuff" quote is one of my favorites, too! I try to keep my possessions to a minimum, but then see something cool and the next thing you know I own it, ha ha.

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