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#205: A Test of Faith and Positive Attitude
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      10 comments

As if prophetically, last night's blog began: "I'm a pretty positive person. Even in the midst of stressful situations I try to find the good in what is going on around me." This afternoon that way of thinking was put to a test. I had ... Read more
#204: Disgust In Margaritaville
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      11 comments

I'm a pretty positive person. Even in the midst of stressful situations I try to find the good in what is going on around me. I'm also a pretty mellow person. I don't care, for example, if the sheets match the pillowcases or if the towels match ... Read more
#203: Hidden Friendship in Strangers
Monday, January 18, 2010      8 comments

Today I did work for an organization that required me to stop by businesses to pick up promised pledges. Only one of the companies I went to was one I was familiar with and had actually been a customer of. But, as I talked with the business... Read more
#202: What Makes A Peaceful Afternoon?
Sunday, January 17, 2010      9 comments

Today started as any other Sunday. But this afternoon has turned into one of those isolated days where I have felt totally at peace with the world. Sure, there are still problems to face, but nothing that can't be put off for today. I ... Read more
#201: I Showed Her Who's Boss!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      16 comments

"Man is not made for defeat." Ernest Hemingway * * * * * What is it about cats that makes them believe they control the world? It seems clear that, despite the dozens of cats that paraded around Hemingway's property in Key West, ... Read more
#200: Life Is For Living
Friday, January 15, 2010      9 comments

Several years ago, within 2 1/2 months, we lost three members of our small family. First, on October 29, nineteen-year-old Ryan was killed in Indiana when an impaired driver crossed the road and hit Ryan's car. Those of us here in Florida ... Read more
#199: Guidelines for Life
Thursday, January 14, 2010      6 comments

I received this in an email and thought it important enough to pass along: HANDBOOK 2010 HEALTH: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow... Read more
#198: Who Took the Fun Out of Life?
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      15 comments

A few evenings ago I watched a young boy, perhaps 4 years old, at a restaurant. He had such a fun time with everything he did, especially when he ordered a cheeseburger without the cheese. "So you want a hamburger?" the waitress asked. ... Read more
#197: Insanity Thinking
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      7 comments

There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different." Albert Einstein * * * * * Have you noticed how innovative young children are? A simple cardboard ... Read more
#196: Patience
Monday, January 11, 2010      5 comments

"All great achievements require time." David Schwartz * * * * * Are you a patient person? Or do you want results, NOW? Are you disappointed when a week's worth of workouts and eating sensibly only results in a small weight loss and c... Read more
#195: Checks and Balances
Sunday, January 10, 2010      4 comments

Some years ago a species of cactus was planted in Australia as a protective fence. It had no insect enemies and thus grew prodigiously until the plants covered an area as long and as wide as England. It crowded inhabitants out of towns and villa... Read more
#194: Creating Ripples
Saturday, January 09, 2010      10 comments

When we start ripples we never know how or where the ripples may go or how they may affect someone. * * * * * DROP A PEBBLE IN THE WATER Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it's gone; But there's half-a-hundred ripple... Read more
#193: Why The Self-Doubt?
Friday, January 08, 2010      12 comments

Is it easier to believe in another person than in ourselves? It seems to be a theme of a number of today's blogs that members are doubting themselves and doubting their desire to become successful with their weight loss and fitness program.... Read more
#192: I Saw Her But I Didn't See Her
Thursday, January 07, 2010      7 comments

Since being on SparkPeople I have read hundreds of blogs and profile pages. The ones that most often bring sympathy tears to my eyes are the ones with stories of members who do not go out to theme parks or restaurants or other public places beca... Read more
#191: They Help When Needed
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      6 comments

Many years ago while in college, my fraternity pledge brothers and I traveled to a town on the Mississippi River to help residents fill sand bags in a fight against the river's rising water level. The Red Cross was there. www.redcross.org... Read more

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