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#190: As You Think and Speak, So Are You
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      18 comments

Radio host Dave Ramsey www.daveramsey.com helps many people get out of debt. Callers' story are inspiring. But today he talked about how we think, not only about money and being in debt but about life in general. One thing h... Read more
#189: I Won't Give In To A Cold
Monday, January 04, 2010      13 comments

Excuses for overeating and not exercising are plentiful. But having a cold will not be one of mine. Please believe me when I say I sympathize with all of you suffering through winter's freezing temperatures. But here in Central FL it has be... Read more
#188: Salute to a Veteran
Sunday, January 03, 2010      9 comments

I've been thinking of an opportunity lost at my last doctor's appointment. As I parked the car and got out, I immediately noticed an elderly gentleman sitting on a bench outside of the doctor's office. Beside the dignity in his stature I re... Read more
#187: Irresponsibility Takes Lives
Saturday, January 02, 2010      10 comments

I apologize in advance, but this will not be my normally uplifting blog message. Rather it is one that asks you to be responsible and alert when driving. As with many things in life, we can do everything proper and correct and still suffer. This... Read more
#186: Faith and Trust
Friday, January 01, 2010      7 comments

This afternoon CINDYHOUGHTON, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_edit.asp?id=CINDYHOUGHTON , wrote in her blog about religious faith. That got me thinking about how much faith and trust we put into other people and things every d... Read more
#185: Symbols
Thursday, December 31, 2009      11 comments

Some people dismiss the hoopla over New Year's saying the day is simply one more day, that there is nothing special about it. I disagree. To me, symbols in life are important and that's what New Year's Day represents -- a symbol of our... Read more
#184: Delayed Gratification
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      9 comments

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable pre-requisite for success." Brian Tracy * * * * * Many years ago in a psychology clas... Read more
#183: Life Is Too Short
Tuesday, December 29, 2009      9 comments

I've read today and in recent members' blogs about the loss of relatives, some sudden, others after extended illnesses. I've read of job losses and other misfortunes. Each incident reminded me that life is too short. It's too short bei... Read more
#182: Thankful For All Of You
Monday, December 28, 2009      12 comments

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward * * * * * "The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gr... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts #181: Burnout
Sunday, December 27, 2009      34 comments

Interesting story out of Gainesville, Fla., this weekend when Florida Gators football coach Urban Meyer announced his resignation as head of the wildly successful program. The reason cited? Personal health concerns. Since becoming the ... Read more
#180 -- Post Holiday Letdown or New Opportunity?
Saturday, December 26, 2009      14 comments

The hype and commercialism is over. So is the official Christmas. Now the post holiday letdown sets in for many people. But not for others. Why is that? Why are some people filled with an apparent abundance of goodwill toward others th... Read more
#179: A Christmas Poem
Friday, December 25, 2009      9 comments

To those who have not read this poem on the "I Can Do All Things Through Christ!" team site -- enjoy, and fill your heart with peace. * * * * * I WONDER As I watch snow falling softly down And see children happy with toys I wo... Read more
#178: A Gratitude Journal
Thursday, December 24, 2009      6 comments

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John Fitzgerald Kennedy * * * * * I read today of a woman who was tired of focusing on the negatives in h... Read more
#177: Why A Positive Attitude?
Wednesday, December 23, 2009      4 comments

I was talking with a long-time friend recently about positive thinking. Compared to him I'm a slackard in that area. But in my mind I'm a pretty positive person most of the time. Sure, there are times that frustration, even a touch of depre... Read more
#176: Developing a Work Ethic
Tuesday, December 22, 2009      6 comments

Most of us have had a number of jobs in our lives. One friend was a "honey dipper" or septic tank cleaner. Art Carney in the Honeymooners TV show worked in the New York City sewers as a "subterranean engineer." Many housewives are "domesti... Read more

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