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You Decide (2)
Sunday, July 28, 2019      4 comments

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so" Noam Chomsky "You Decide You are the person who has to decid... Read more
Be someone who ...
Saturday, July 27, 2019      4 comments

Be someone who understands and forgives; Be someone who has a nurturing heart; Be someone who listens instead of judges; Be someone people can count on, and most importantly by your example, are inspired to leave other people better off. ... Read more
The weather
Tuesday, July 23, 2019      6 comments

I’m usually creative in my writing but this time I'd like to borrow from CHICADEEGRAMMY's blog based on winter weather and the issue of control. We like to think we are in control, but we have no control of the weather and we have gotten sever... Read more
Earn 10+ Spark Points a Day Starting 7/21
Friday, July 19, 2019      5 comments

Join my Goal setting challenge and earn 70+ points 7/21 thru 7/27 see https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
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You Decide
Friday, July 19, 2019      4 comments

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so" Noam Chomsky "You Decide You are the person who has to dec... Read more
Thank You God, I Have What I Need At This Time
Friday, July 12, 2019      6 comments

So often we might think, “If only I hand more willpower, more money, more talent, more faith, we would be happier. But as long as we are focusing on not having enough and being short changed, we’ll be unhappy and fail to do our best. We ne... Read more
Re 100 Pushups update and new schedule
Tuesday, June 25, 2019      6 comments

Re 100 Pushups update and new schedule Tuesday, June 25, 2019 This is my ongoing attempt to do 100 push-ups in one set, There is a program out there for achieving 100 pushups from scratch in 6 weeks, where you do pushups on Monday, Wednesd... Read more
Tribute to Medger Evers on Fox News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019      4 comments

Fox News paid tribute to civil rights icon Medger Evers, who was assassinated by a white supremacist on this date in 1963 at age 37. For background on Evers see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me
dgar_Evers I am glad that Fox News tho... Read more
Re 100 Pushups update and new schedule
Wednesday, June 12, 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 least... Read more
Day 148 "Encouraging the Heart" (especially for all Spark team leaders)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019      6 comments

Because team leaders are special, I have just set up a new team for all who ever felt inspired to encourage a friend or acquaintance, especially Spark team leaders who help others on their teams better themselves. Leaders are encourage to fulfi... Read more
Day 141 "pain is inevitable"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019      5 comments

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional" Budda We all experience pain in our lives but for maybe 99 percent of the population, it seems clear to me that suffering is optional. One can endure the pain and act as through the pain is und... Read more
Day 138 "Making the days count"
Saturday, May 18, 2019      2 comments

To make the days count more I found that keeping a journal is a key tool. 1. You are forced to reflect when you keep a journal; self reflect... Read more
Day 134 "Hunger and emotional eating"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      4 comments

We are hungry. We are hungry for approval, attention, affection. We are hungry for the freedom to embrace life and to really know and be ourselves. Eger, Edith Eva. The Choice: Embrace the Possible (p. 7). Scribner. Kindle Edition. To... Read more
Day 130: "Most important thing"
Friday, May 10, 2019      3 comments

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy---that’s all that matters. ~ Audrey Hepburn My real happiness in life has always been the fact that so many respect me for the values that I share and the friendships that I make. ... Read more
Day 129 "Jokes"
Thursday, May 09, 2019      4 comments

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes. ~ C.S. Lewis True but if you can joke about your bad luck and yet carry on with peace of mind that all will work out fine, then the jokes are... Read more

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