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#340: What Happened To Our Potential?
Sunday, June 06, 2010      14 comments

"We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do." -Dale Carnegie * * * * * "There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do." -Henry Ford * * * * * ... Read more
#339: Soaring Into The Heavens
Saturday, June 05, 2010      11 comments

"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion...this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yoursel... Read more
#338: A Year's Worth of Lessons
Friday, June 04, 2010      10 comments

One year ago today a health insurance company nurse told me about SparkPeople.com. emoticon During the past 12... Read more
#337: Three Strikes and You're Out?
Thursday, June 03, 2010      11 comments

I was thinking about sports today and realized that individuals and teams can fail hundreds of times and still be successful. Sound contradictory? Not necessarily. Take baseball for example. ... Read more
#336: How Many Times Do We Try?
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      15 comments

If you were running errands or heading to work and came upon a red traffic light, would you turn around and go back home or wait out the light and proceed to do what needed to be done? If you tried to unlock the car or the house and had you... Read more
#335: A Friendly Pick-Me-Up
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      11 comments

I have often written about staying focused on the positives in our lives and about giving thanks for our blessings when worldly problems seem to overwhelm us. But lately it has felt as if life's burdens have gotten heavier and heavier to b... Read more
#334: Surrounded By Heroes
Monday, May 31, 2010      12 comments

It was warm this noontime, temperature in the high 80s, white clouds floating listlessly overhead in a brilliant azure sky. A slight breeze rustled the leaves in the trees that gave us shade as we stood solemnly, surrounded by bouquets of flower... Read more
#333: What Is Your Burning Building?
Sunday, May 30, 2010      11 comments

What is your purpose in being alive? Have you ever wondered? I first did in 1995 when another driver crossed the expressway median and we crashed. That sent us both to the hospital and totaled both cars. Fortunately neither of us died or su... Read more
#332: Admiting We Have Changed
Saturday, May 29, 2010      8 comments

My niece Tracie has turned 36 and is already complaining about how depressed she is because she is now one year closer to 40. Very insensitive of her to make these remarks in the company of her mother and me, both of whom waved goodbye to 40 som... Read more
#331: Choices
Friday, May 28, 2010      8 comments

We make many choices in our lives. How we view these decisions can have a tremendous affect on us, mentally, emotionally and physically. If we train ourselves to see the positive side of things, when faced with alternatives we will automati... Read more
#330: What Color is Your Mood?
Thursday, May 27, 2010      12 comments

On SparkPeople Cafe there is an interesting question that asks people what color their mood is. For me, most often I reply a sunny yellow with a few gray days and an occasional dark color day thrown in. That's because I tend to look for the... Read more
#329: Random Thoughts
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      14 comments

Sometimes the brain has to be emptied of random thoughts of how funny, confusing and misleading life can be. This is one of those times. I have finally solved the riddle of the glass. You know the one, whether or not it is half full or half... Read more
#328: Finding The Higher Ground
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      8 comments

Let's admit something: Not every day of our lives will be filled with happiness. Some, maybe many, days will be more gray than bright yellow. We know how easy it is to handle our good days when they all seem to be filled with sunshine and roses,... Read more
#327: Cultivating a Positive Outlook
Monday, May 24, 2010      13 comments

We live in a microwave world where we often expect things to happen instantaneously. We get in a hurry and do not want to practice patience. But, just as a garden of vegetables or orchard of fruit needs daily nurturing, so too do our positi... Read more
#326: Grateful For Mowing The Yard?
Sunday, May 23, 2010      14 comments

It neared 90 degrees today and the humidity made me sweat as soon as I walked outdoors. A perfect day for mowing the back yard. Well, cooler weather would have been nicer but the yard need cutting and I needed to feel the sun. I love the wa... Read more

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