“The events in our lives unfold before us as a random mix of positive and negative. It is our choice what to do with the ones most promising. Positive thinking allows us to see the best in things and emphasize those will help us get where we are going. It allows us to quickly ignore and get past those that will not. Essentially don’t dwell on the bad– pass them by , ignore them. Actively look for and work with those that we have the potential to be beneficial . Thinking positive helps us consciously select the best amongst all of the ” stuff” life puts in front of us. “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and don’t mess with Mr. In between.” (Lyric from from an old jazz song.)”
Words & Wisdoms From Our Sponsors
“I am a 2nd generation Funeral Director who grew up and worked closely with my father in the Funeral Business. It is one thing to have your father at home with you but certainly another to work with him. A different bond is forged and a professional mutual admiration of him being your father, co-worker and boss is established. It is not a situation shared by many and I would not have traded those years for anything. As Father’s Day approaches I reflect on those years and remember all the times we spent together. He passed away in 1988 which seems so long ago, but I now share my time in the Funeral Business with my son, Billy, who represents a 3rd generation of Flooks servicing families for many years to come! Happy Father’s Day to all!”
“Oasis specializes in positive energy and healthy living. Everything we do here revolves around making you feel better inside and out, from the very real, numerous health benefits of massage, to sending you out with a glowing face after a relaxing facial. And when you feel good about yourself it manifests itself in ways that are not only beneficial to you personally; when you approach people with a positive, refreshed attitude, it radiates and affects those around you. Happiness is contagious!”
“When I was a little girl, my father would take me every Saturday to our neighborhood toy store and buy me something. I was a tomboy so I almost always chose a Pinky ball. I knew that that ball would bring the two of us together as we played catch in the front of our house for hours on end. I lost my dad the year I became a teenager.
My business partner Linda also lost her father when she was in her early teens. For each of us, it was a defining moment in our lives. As the youngest in each of our families, our relationship with our fathers was pure mutual adoration. Linda’s father was an accomplished artist, so it’s clear that’s where her creativity and talents come from. My father loved kids. He would pile my sibs and me, along with some neighborhood friends in his work van and take us all for ice cream.
For Linda and I, owning Auntie Penny gives us the opportunity to revisit that time in our lives when our fathers were present, loving and protecting us, a time when nothing was better than a trip to the toy store with your dad.
For me, every day is like those Saturdays long ago. And yes, we sell Pinky balls. In fact, we’ll be giving out free Pinky balls to the first 25 kids who come in with their dads on the Saturday before Father’s Day!”
“I was visiting Angela who lives in Chappaqua approximately a year ago when I noticed the town didn’t have a real shoe store. My son-in-law James said: “Why don’t you open one?” So I did! I think I got my confidence from my dad; he was always so supportive of all three of his kids, including me. He guided us to make the right decisions. He also taught me about hard work. He was a chef on the night shift at Stage Deli in New York City for 25 years. My mom was also amazing; she took care of all of us for so many years and just missed her 100th birthday when she passed on March 18.
I miss them both a lot. I think they’d have been very proud of me opening a store here. I do think they are telling everyone from up in the sky, “Take care of her!”