One Day At a Time

Happiness -- One Day At a Time!  The goal is to add a bit more joy to the world -- one story at a time.

It's a blend of everything from the serious and great gifting ideas to the silly and absurd.  Whether it's a funny or heartwarming story, a memory from the past  or a quick and easy recipe, we're striving to make life better.
That's what it all comes down to for us -- to add a bit more joy to the world -- one day at a time!

It's Not the Numbers That Count

It’s Not the Numbers that Count!

By Joyce | Sep 14, 2021

I never thought that I could relate to a famous actor but today I do.  The actor is Clint Eastwood.  He is 91 years old and refuses to hang up his boots and retire.  Today, I have reached that milestone of the first day of my 8th decade – 11 years younger than Clint – …

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Ways to Reward remote employees

Ways to Reward Remote Employees

By Joyce | Sep 13, 2021

We are currently at an interesting crossroads when it comes to employment. The traditional way of working, and even operating an office, is slowly becoming somewhat untenable.  Yes, the pandemic was a significant reason for this.  The health concerns which forced us to stay cooped up at home have not been easy to overcome. But …

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Marketing Makes Your Business Grow

Marketing Solutions

By Joyce | Aug 22, 2021

and the best marketing gets not only new customers but also referrals to potential ones. People buy from people that they know and like.  But what if they don’t know anyone who offers the product or service that they are looking for? They ask someone whom they trust for a referral. And that referral could …

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Memories of Travel on Route 66

Memories of Route 66

By Joyce | Aug 1, 2021

It was early March 1961.  After spending the first five months of our married life in Washington, DC, Ron ended his military tour of duty and we were on our way “home” to California.  To me, it was to be a new life in an unfamiliar place with an almost-brand-new husband. After a detour to …

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Mistakes to Avoid When Giving Business Gifts

Business Gift Giving Mistakes to Avoid

By Joyce | Aug 1, 2021

Business gifts can have a positive effect on our business relatonships but only if they are carefully chosen and given in the right way and at the right time. But it’s easy to have a negative affect instead if we choose the wrong gift.  When you give a gift to someone, you want to express …

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25 tips for giving corporate gifts that impress

Corporate Gift Giving

By Joyce | Jul 17, 2021

25 Tips for Giving Corporate Gifts that Impress Gifts are meant to be given from the heart and corporate gift giving is no different. Gifts humanize business while creating and building relationships.  However, it’s all too easy to think “what’s in it for me” when we give a gift to a customer or client instead …

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The Secret to Great Business Gifts

Giving Great Business Gifts

By Joyce | Jul 5, 2021

The answer is simple — make them as memorable as possible.  This may sound like oversimplification but never underestimate how effective a creative gift can be.  Just be careful that you don’t make a costly mistake that could have a negative effect on your business when choosing a business gift. If you’re in business, you …

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farewell gifts for departing employees

Farewell Gift Ideas for Departing Employees

By Joyce | Jul 4, 2021

Whether they’re moving to a new location, retiring, or leaving your company for some other reason, giving employees a going-away gift provides you with the opportunity to  end the professional relationship on good terms. If you are relocating your business and some of your employees may not be able to move with you, showng appreciation …

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Marketng is Making Connections

Marketing is Simply Making Connections

By Joyce | Jun 25, 2021

Marketing is Making Connections While going through some boxes in my cluttered garage, I ran across one that was filled with stuff that I had brought home with me from my office when I made the decision that I would be much happier selling gift baskets than selling real estate. In the box were typical …

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