Today's 'Note from the Universe':

But Deb, what if you did have the power, the reach, and the glory?

What if you were given dominion over all things?

And what if eternity lay before you, brimming with love, friends, and laughter?

Yet still, one day, in all your radiance, bubbling over with giddy excitement, you tripped, fell, and got hurt - really hurt.

Would you give up on all of your dreams? Would you hate yourself? Would you forget life's magic and promise?

Or would you shrug it off, look ahead, and exclaim that it's "just a flesh wound"?

The Universe

Those 'flesh wounds' are tough ones, both professionally and personally. But they are inevitable, and when faced with them, we live, we learn, we grow. Eventually, we heal. You know what they say about wounds: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...' I have a friend who embodies that mantra, and she amazes me with her strength. Looking ahead......

((I get these empowering and uplifting 'Notes from the Universe' each day in my email inbox. Based on some keywords I entered when I signed up for them, they bring words of wisdom, revelation, and thought-provoking insight to my desktop. Days like today, they literally make me wonder 'How do they DO that?' when they hit the nail on the head so directly. Click on the words 'The Universe' after the quote to sign up for your own!))

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my take on retail visual design:

"The thing is, retail design is driven by psychology. It is by manipulating space, visuals, lighting, sound, smell, and mood that we influence customers to enter, stay, browse, buy, and return. It is an endless exercise in change, endurance, growth, education, and imagination that enables retailers to stay on top of their game and at the forefront of their customer's minds. Yes, what you sell IS important - but even the very best merchandise won't sell at full price if it's presented in torn boxes on dirty shelves in a store that is too crowded to turn around in. Visual impact is a huge part of business, and utilizing the principles that have been proven to work can help you build a better business." ~ DWK