Keep Your Fork!

Keep Your Fork

None of us ever know what lies ahead for us, our loved ones, our business, work, communities, or the world, that’s true. But one thing we can trust is there is more to life, more of life, more laughter, lessons, love, and challenges. There is more today and in the future. So, when the current course is finished, be sure to keep your fork for the next.

No one is guaranteed tomorrow, but when we keep our fork we create a positive expectation for what is to come. This optimistic approach has the ability to breed light, hope and good, and it can also rub off on others which can create a ripple effect that can change the world, one attitude at a time.

As we round out another interesting year, may I encourage you to keep your fork and expect more and better in the coming days?

Take time to collect this year’s experiences, release what you need to, keep what you should, seal it all, and walk into 2022 with expectation of all the good things that are ahead!


  1. Hannah Kolehmainen on January 4, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    I read about keeping your fork as a teenager. Since then, I share everywhere I go that dessert is my favorite so I love it when a hostess tells us to keep our forks when we clear dinner tables – it means some goodness is about to unfold. I want to hold a fork when I am in my casket so that those who view me can ask why on Earth I’m doing that and be informed that the best is yet to come if they believe in Jesus…

    • Jamie Teasdale on January 4, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      Wow, Hannah! I honestly had no idea this was a book. I actually remember hearing a pastor talk about the concept when I was a young girl in church and while I don’t remember exactly what he said, the idea has stuck with me ever since. I love that you want to be holding a fork in your casket. That’s awesome!

  2. Gail on February 23, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Congrats! So happy for the news. I also know a fork story that relates to celebration of life where there was a fork in the casket. Sounds funny but it’s because you never know what’s coming next (dessert). Love your blog!

    • Jamie Teasdale on February 23, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you Gail. Good to hear from you. I hope you’re well.

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Jamie Teasdale founded Propel Businessworks, a small business development company, in 2009. Since then, she has been lending insight and creativity to businesses all over the U.S., giving them the tools they need to plan, promote, and prosper.

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