Dear Friend,

Enthusiasm is defined as "lively interest" and synonymous with eagerness, warmth, fervor, passion, devotion.  Enthusiastic people are usually the happiest and healthiest.  They get things done and encourage others to do the same. 

What to do then in the humdrum of life when enthusiasm is hard to find,  when the weather is gloomy, or troubles come knocking at your door?

After a failed marriage, Mary Kay Ash was down in the dumps. She lost the promotion she was working for in favor of the man she was training.  Frustrated, she left her job and instead started writing a book about helping women in business.  Her enthusiasm paid off for little did she know that the book would be her business plan for the swift success of Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Her company advocated "praising people to success" and having a work-life balance putting "God first, family second, career third" as one of their core values.  Receiving numerous awards, Mary Kay's business philosophy is now being taught in the Harvard Business School. 

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one." -Mary Kay Ash

e-Newsletter Editor


Be More Enthusiastic

Being fully alive means being enthusiastic in the present moment, seeing the gift that each moment of life is.

  • Make an assessment of your life situation, what you feel good about and what you don't.  Which part of your life needs more enthusiasm?

  • Decide to leave the past in the past and be committed to moving forward.  Dream dreams and believe that you can achieve anything you put your mind and energies to.

  • Memorize by heart Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

  • Surround yourself with enthusiastic people and ask them where their passion and drive come from.

  • Put enthusiasm quotes all around your work desk to inspire you.  (see column right)

  • Take care of your diet.  What you eat affects your mood.  These are known enthusiasm promoters: Sardines, Cabbage, Broccoli, Whole Wheat Bread, Green Tea, Strawberries

  • Make time for the things you enjoy doing.  Your enthusiasm will surely show and grow!


Enthusiasm Sayings

art by Papemelroti artist Peggy

”One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.” – Edward B. Butler

"If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm." -Bruce Barton

"Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber." -Elbert Hubbard

"Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment." - Norman Vincent Peale

Free Craft: Plarn
Are you familiar with plarn?  It's a new word used to describe yarn made out of used plastic bags!  (Plastic + Yarn, got it?)  Isn't it neat?

There are many things you can make out of plarn and all you have to do is stop throwing away plastic bags (and learn crochet while you're at it!)

Many countries now encourage using reusable bags to carry home grocery purchases.  You need to pay for plastic bags if you forget to bring a bag.  The less plastic we use up, the less garbage we have to deal with in our landfills.  Hey, there's a plastic bag beside you, you can turn it into something special!

Click here to see how to make this ingenious recycling strategy!


Watch What You Wear

Ever think of where the beads in your necklace come from?  It's about time we did.  Some of us unknowingly take part in the indiscriminate attack on our oceans.

The Philippines is home to some of the largest coral reefs where our fish eat and breed.  No corals, no fish, no fish, no food.  Global warming and other factors are threatening extinction to the world's corals!

Be part of the solution!  Never buy jewelry or anything made of coral!  Be sure your lifestyle helps preserves the next generation.  

How do I know if this is made from real coral or just an imitation?  You'll know if it is heavy, it is most probably real.  Another test is if you leave it in 1-2 hours in milk, the milk will change color. 

Find out more about this cause here

up to July 6 (Tues) - Manila - My City Photo Contest by Goethe Inst., win a language course click here

- July 2 (1st Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Paseo de Magallanes (South Superhighway) 

- July 5 & 19 (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Open Prayer Meeting, Janssen Hall, Christ the King, E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City click here

- July 2 & 3 (1st Friday & Saturday) - SM Trash to Cash at all SM Supermalls at 8 AM -2 PM

- July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Prayer Meeting, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC  contact to confirm the schedule 

- July 7, 14, 21, 28 (Wednesdays) - Wim Wenders Retrospective, Ondeo Auditorium, Makati click here

- July 9 (2nd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Ayala Center 

- July 9 (Friday) - Artist's Talk on Traditional and Industrial Materials in Current Sculpture, Vargas Museum, UP Diliman click here

- July 9 (Friday) - Drums of Japan, 7:30 PM, SM Mall of Asia Music Hall c/o Japan Foundation click here

- July 16 (3rd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- July 22-25 (Thur-Sun) - 2nd Business and Entrepreneur Expo, SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall

- July 23 (4th Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Trinoma, QC

- July 24 (4th Saturday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga

Click here for Philippine Fiestas

*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, sell your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, more info: Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or


Papemelroti Updates 

1. Win this beautiful booklet necklace!  It has a glazed cover with tiny words that say "Miracles come to those who wait".  Artwork made by Papemelroti artist Patsy. 

Click here to join!

Deadline for entries is the end of July 2010 so hurry!  Click here to join!

*More chances to win prizes are found here at one our artists Patsy's blog

2. We are Moving to a Better and Bigger Location! 
For all of you who frequent our SM Megamall branch, there is much to look forward to as we widen our wall display area and overall space to give you even more wonderful product lines!

We will be in the same building, near the food court in the basement.  We will be near Fuji and BPI!  We're excited to see how the new shop will turn out!  Hope you will be too!  Please tell your friends where to find us.

3. SM Southmall is on a mallwide renovation and we are a part of it!  Watch out for our new space there coming soon!

Reseller's Corner:

Rainy days get a lot of people down.  Cheer them up with inspirational items that lift the spirit!  Almost all Papemelroti items carry encouraging and uplifting verses and designs!  Pick up the pace by playing upbeat but soothing music in your shop!

Have a tip to your fellow resellers?  Share it here!

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New Papemelroti Products! 
  • #1055-56 New Clock Designs are eco-friendly ways to tell time.  So many fresh new styles to choose from!  Made of recycled wood. click here to view

  • Sarsaparilla Vintage Wall Decor bring the vintage feel into your home or kitchen!

  • #292-4  Glaze Magnets come in so many different designs.  Use them for holding reminders on your refrigerator door!  The have metal backing for durability. 

  • #292-5  Glaze Clips are so fun to use for pads, clothes and pictures.  The designs are also varied and are very handy!

  • #8810  New half pads designs are so curvaceously elegant!  They can be mixed and matched! click here to view

  • #9028  New Craft Cut designs will make scrapbooking a whole lot easier to assemble!  Now available in Paisley, Hearts and Flowers and Blessings themes.  Just cut and paste in assorted combinations to find the best look! click here to view

  • #966-1 New Square Magnet designs for professionals.  Size 2.5" x 2.5", 15g.  Made of recycled wood.

  • #1069 New Designs for Penholders for that busy desk of yours!  Size 1.5" x 2.5" (3/4" thick), 25g

  • #991-2  New Calling Cardholder Designs are so small but charming! 

  • Blessings Giftwrapper is a new addition to our popular wrapper designs!  They can be mixed and matched! click here to view

  • #201-247  Metal Welcome Signs in different garden or home themes.
    These are in limited supply only. 
  • #295-3/6 Jewelry Screens for holding earrings, brooches and bracelets!  
    Available in different sizes.  
  • More products at our shops!  Click here to order or inquire.

Papemelroti branches are located at:

SM City North EDSA 9285828
SM Fairview 9393594
Ali Mall 9111267
Gateway Cubao 9111267
SM Centerpoint 7161580
Glorietta III  8195629
SM Southmall 8064578
SM Megamall 6341270
Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
Robinson's Place Manila 5361675
SM San Lazaro 7420143
SM Manila 5218607
SM Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080
SM Pampanga (045) 963-5871

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