Day 128 "Smile"
Thursday, May 09, 2019 2 comments
Day 128: What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~ Joseph Addison There is an adage that says "Smile" and the world smil... Read more
How I Live a Successful Life
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 2 comments
I am Bob, I am 72 years old. I was a crouch potato and out of shape when I was 67, but joining Sparkpeople 2 days after my 67th birthday in 2013 was the best health decision I ever made. Another good decision was to join one of the seasonal 5%... Read more
Day 125 "Reduce the clutter"
Monday, May 06, 2019 5 comments
Day 125: Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. ~ Marcus Aurelius I am living with too much clutter. Need to take time to clear out. Less is more room for what is important. .What a... Read more
Re 100 Pushups
Saturday, May 04, 2019 5 comments
This is my ongoing attempt to do 100 push-ups in one set by New Years Eve. There is a program out there for achieving 100 pushups from scratch in 6 weeks, where you do pushups on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but I found that I needed at leas... Read more
Day 124: "Success should not be a struggle"
Saturday, May 04, 2019 6 comments
Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication t... Read more
Day 123: “Don’t Give Up”
Friday, May 03, 2019 8 comments
Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. ~ Daisaku Ikeda This is particularly true if you are struggling to obtain better health or succeed at ... Read more
Day 122 “Happiness”
Thursday, May 02, 2019 2 comments
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest ble... Read more
Day 121 "Handicapped"
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2 comments
"[Everyone knows the dictionary definition] that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong... Read more
Day 120 "Happiness"
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 2 comments
Day 120: Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz Various Authors. 365 Days of Happiness: Inspirational Quotes to Live By (p. 17). Hot Tropica Publishing. Kindle Edition. I remember when RT was a warm Aussie puppy, we named him ... Read more
Do not dispair, take action
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9 comments
Whatever is in the way of your success, you are better than it, tougher than it, and stronger than it. You got this. DO NOT PANIC Action beats Anxiety, Motion beats Motivation, Work beats Worry. Now go out there and take one small step ... Read more
Respect for self and others
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11 comments
I am much older than most here and have developed some wisdom that too often is lacking in today's world. We have innate skills of self-awareness, imagination, an independent will, and conscience. The better we develop our skills, the more succe... Read more
The positive and the negative
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9 comments
Everyone has negative thoughts or behaviors, that is the fact of life. If you follow the prevalent advice of books, one might decide to resist all negative thoughts and behaviors by merely focusing on the positive to suppress thoughts and behav... Read more
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