We have the opportunity on the daily to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Whether one goes through their day searching for good deeds to be done,
or simply takes advantage of random opportunities to spread love,
every action (or inaction) has a resounding impact.
The question is: Is your impact today going to be positive, negative, or indifferent?
I have been told that one person can't make a difference.
I affectionately call these people "dummies"...
Those who actively try to hold the rest of us down,
those who would rather watch you drown than help you soar, those who can't grasp the power of positivity to create change.
Whether it's a great recipe found, or an uplifting story to share, you can be sure to find it here.
Let's start a Positivity Revolution, and drown out the dumb!

Drowning Dummies

Hi there!

My name is Morgana, and I'm glad you visited my blog! My life is not perfect, but it's pretty darn close, and I believe it's all about attitude...I'm not about to drop that cliché about how I "live life to the fullest", but I do believe that anything is possible, if you try. Join me in The Positivity Revolution!
I Know Good Guys
September 4, 2015

I am not a "computer person" per se, but Google has become my best friend in recent years. I Google everything, from sore throats to how to properly format a newspaper ad (yes, they still have newspapers here in Colorado). Today was the day I needed Google to show me how to make my email signature gorgeous with all my social media buttons. I maybe spent a bunch of time on this last night...and last week...until I was nearly ready to secede and swallow the fact that I would simply have a plain-Jane email signature.

Just as my heart was sinking, my eyes opened and I realized I had been totally misreading the directions! You know when someone else can clearly see what you cannot? It was one of those aha! moments when I wanted to slap my forehead and laugh (or cry) out loud. As I was reading the many forums online about this same topic, I noticed there were a select few in my same tribe who just couldn't figure this out. And the folks on the other side trying to help just kept repeating themselves. Not helpful; very frustrating. So I wanted to share my step-by-steps so we can all have the beautiful email signatures we want. I heavily referenced this forum for assistance along the way.

I work for a smaller company, so we don't have a specific "IT" department, let alone one expert to call upon for my many needs and questions. Many businesses across the U.S. likely function this way, especially those who have started your own biz and have no other staff. So without further adieu, let's get you a pretty signature! (PS- I use Microsoft Office 365, so these steps may vary for other applications. I'll also review how to properly add this to your iPhone sig.)

First, take your company logo and social media logos and upload them onto a free hosting app like tinypic.
Next, go to Outlook--File--Options--Mail--Create or Modify Signatures for Messages.
Click in your signature the place you'd like your image, then click the image button on your toolbar.

Go back to tinypic (or other hosting site) and choose your image. Highlight and copy the "Direct Link for Layouts" web address.
Back to Outlook: Paste your image's address into "File", and click the drop-down arrow, choosing "Link to File".

Boom! Your image should now show on your signature. Repeat this for as many logos/icons as you'd like!

When your clients open up your emails, you'd probably like for them to be able to click the image and go to your website. To accomplish this, head back into your Outlook signature editor, click the logo you'd like to link, then hit the Globe/Link icon:

Type the web address for the link, and press OK. Done!

Now for customizing your iPhone sig...
Send yourself a test email from your desktop Outlook account. When you receive it on your iPhone, select the entire signature text and copy. Then go to Settings--Mail--Signatures--Select the email account you'd like to populate with this signature. Shake your phone to undo attributes, this should take care of the auto font changes Apple makes.
Compose a new email message on your phone. Don't send this message! Hit cancel and save to drafts.
Go to your Drafts folder, copy entire signature piece, and go back to your iPhone settings to paste into the Signature area for your account. Shake your phone to undo attributes, and you should be all set!

I hope this is helpful to those who may not have access to an IT guru. Be sure to test your new, fabulous signature before sending it out to all your clients!

I recently moved back to Colorado, realizing that being close to my beloved family and dearest friends is what would ultimately make me happy. Living in Ohio for a few years brought about incredible opportunity, and although it didn't work out for forever , I don't regret even a little bit making the move and taking a chance. And now I'm back!

Every day here is an adventure, whether I'm hiking a new-to-me trail, or trying out a craft beer at a local hole-in-the-wall. Growing up in the mountain town of Woodland Park with an artist father, I learned how to see the beauty in nature: every sunrise was an opportunity to see new colors, new light patterns, new wonder. I did not share my dad's love of painting, but I did inherit his artistic knack, and spent my high school years singing, crafting, writing short stories and poems, and practicing photography.

In my twenties, I continued to craft, trying to figure our if there was a viable income hidden in this hobby. I made tropical flower hair pins and elaborate diaper cakes; and even managed to sell a few items, but nothing of real profit. I continued singing, trying out for every 'American Idol' or 'X-Factor' competition that came into town. My sister and I even drove to Nebraska once for an 'Idol' tryout, only to sit in line for 13 hours, sing for 10 seconds, and be told "No". Crushing! My biggest claim to fame was being selected to sing the National Anthem at the opener of our minor-league baseball team, the Sky Sox. I was so nervous that I made myself sick the week before, and all the Hot Toddy's in the world couldn't help cure my sore throat. During this time, I was bartending at this wonderful family restaurant, Back East Bar & Grill, and when they had live music on Wednesdays, I got to sing with Mikey Louis, a local musical talent.

Making the decision to move back to Colorado was tough, even though I knew it was the right thing to do. Having my life turned upside down by falling in love, moving across the country, moving back home, reprioritizing my life, and starting over (again) has forced me even farther out of my comfort zone. Life offers obstacles to either be overcome, or crushed by. I've chosen to take control of my life every day, and it has offered me peace and a more complete happiness than I could have imagined. I don't put up with negative people, and I don't allow them to be involved in my life. Becoming a true version of myself is what I would wish for everyone. To be authentic, confident, and to reach for the stars without fear. To live in awe of the beauty that surrounds us, and to appreciate the people in our lives that make life worthwhile. To take every minute and cherish it, because this is all we truly have....This is what drowning out the "dumb" looks like. Join me?

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