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#265: What Would You Do With Wealth?
Sunday, March 21, 2010      16 comments

I have long been intrigued by the world of business, celebrity and wealth, although celebrity and wealth have not yet settled themselves on my front porch. Still, one of my favorite television shows is Donald Trump's "The Celebrity Apprenti... Read more
#264: How Deep Is Your Foundation?
Saturday, March 20, 2010      13 comments

The taller a building, the deeper its foundation must be. In Mark 7 we are taught that: "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock." "An... Read more
#263: You Don't Have to Tell Us We're Overweight
Friday, March 19, 2010      16 comments

I had to stop into a spa and massage facility today. During our meeting, I asked the owner if massage would help get rid of my sciatica. She pointed to my stomach and said, "No, but losing that will." Her comment made me feel ashamed and em... Read more
#262: Sometimes Positive Is Not Enough
Thursday, March 18, 2010      15 comments

Although it may take practice, it is fairly easy to become an upbeat person, relatively mellow, slow to become annoyed and encouraged by the positive aspects of problems. But what happens when being positive is not enough? When sadness and ... Read more
#261: Birthday Gifts
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      10 comments

Many thanks to all of you around the world for celebrating my brother's birthday today. I know we call it St. Patrick's day but for humor we kid Bill about the entire world celebrating his special day. We subscribe to the thought that ... Read more
#260: Beware of Negative Thinkers
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      17 comments

It is easy to write about being positive and having a good attitude. But what about those people who do not recognize themselves as being negative thinkers and thus can not fathom what it means to think positively? Here is how they think: ... Read more
#259: Believe In The Possible
Monday, March 15, 2010      11 comments

"If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." Mark 9:23 * * * * * Simply believing we will receive all we want and desire does not mean we will actually get what we want or think we want. Sorry, life is not th... Read more
#258: Do You Know Yourself?
Sunday, March 14, 2010      13 comments

"Of all knowledge the wise and good seek most to know themselves." Shakespeare * * * * * Most of us are not able to fairly critique ourselves. That's why the suggestion in yesterday's blog to write a letter listing all of our positive ... Read more
#257: Are You a Positive Thinker?
Saturday, March 13, 2010      13 comments

When faced with adversity, do you try to find the positives in the situation? Or do you allow yourself to drown in the misery of the moment? When you practice positive mental thinking, the positives have a way of jumping to the forefront of... Read more
#256: One of Those (Nice) Days
Friday, March 12, 2010      13 comments

We have all had those days when nothing seems to go right, where we're clumsy and awkward and not quite in synch with the world. Like I read in a cartoon strip many years ago -- as if the world were an FM transmitter and we are an AM receiver. ... Read more
#255: Things Have a Way of Working Out
Thursday, March 11, 2010      9 comments

Two weeks ago I posted a blog about the melancholy and the ambivalence I felt over a request by an elderly friend to stay with me while he and his wife tried to reconcile. I was torn between loyalty to the friendship and concern that he nee... Read more
#254: On Being Sick
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      14 comments

I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a baby emoticon when I get sick, like I have been this afternoon and toni... Read more
#253: Memory of Childhood - 3: Home Permanents
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      13 comments

Recently I read a reference to women and home permanents. Reading the article brought back some not so fond memories of when my grandmother, mother and two sisters would gather together to give each other a home permanent. ... Read more
#252: Still Finding Positives In Hardships
Monday, March 08, 2010      19 comments

I try to find the positive in all negative situations. Today was another example. The day was wonderful. Perfect weather that had people outside working to beautify their yards. A positive meeting of an advisory board on which I serve -- th... Read more
#251: Reaching for Life's Brass Ring
Sunday, March 07, 2010      8 comments

Remember riding the carousel when we were youngsters? Round and round and round it went while music played. Some horses were bolted to the floor and didn't move -- better for the really young kids -- while others moved up and down on a silv... Read more

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