Turn Around Tuesday

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady, 1884 – 1962)

I don’t mind telling you that things have been a little stressed for a while. Some factors are wonderful while others are not so great. Isn’t it nice to know we all feel that way sometimes?

At one of the peak stress moments, I received a gift in the mail with a card attached that has this week’s quote on it. The gift was wonderful, but the gem was the card. I would not be exaggerating if I told you I was instantly energized and felt newly confident. I appreciate my friend more than she knows and cherish her footprints.

So today, on this Tuesday Monday, in order to battle stress and make a great day, I encourage footprints and the acknowledgement of footprints.

Take the next five minutes – we all have five minutes – and contact two people.

  1. Be a footprint leaver. Now, I know we don’t have any idea when, where, or how we leave all our footprints. But, we all know when we’ve been good to another person.
  2. Be a footprint appreciater. You already know who this person is – you’ve been thinking about them this whole time. Tell them.

Spreading goodwill and expressing gratitude can be two of the greatest ways to overcome Tuesday Mondays – or any other day that feels like it is!

*Photo credit to iphis.


  1. Phil Gerbyshak says:

    What a beautiful reminder to all of us April. To leave things better than we left, and to say thanks to those who’ve made our lives just a little bit better than it was before they entered it.

    Thank you for sharing this, and for your footprints. We spoke once, and your thanks made my day. It’s nice to be part of your life, and I look forward to getting to know you more as time goes by. I’ve got to get to the South, sooner than later, to meet you and hubby, and spend more time with our friends the Crees.

    Walking away now…

  2. One of my favorite quotes! 🙂 Thanks for the lift, April!

    btw- the sites are looking great!

  3. Nicely done April. You made my day.
    best~GL HOFFMAN, Minneapolis

  4. Lani – no, thank you (( ))

    Phil – you walked in wonderfully…your footprints are awesome!

    GL – Thanks! I was hoping you would say that.

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