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#355: Be Like A Lighthouse
Monday, June 21, 2010      15 comments

Many of us are fascinated by lighthouses. Much of the interest likely lies in the mysteries shrouding them as we recall tales of ships sunken on hidden reefs that were unprotected by a warning beam. Most lighthouses are hundreds of feet ta... Read more
#354: Are You a Replenisher?
Sunday, June 20, 2010      10 comments

What's a replenisher? Oh, it may not be a proper word, but it reflects a helping, caring attitude, one we all should perhaps strive to exhibit regularly. For in raising up others, we elevate ourselves as well. A replenisher strives to brin... Read more
#353: The Mountains May Actually Be Molehills
Saturday, June 19, 2010      13 comments

"The opinions which we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinsfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself." Marcel Proust * * * * * I read many blogs today with a commo... Read more
#352: Believe It Or Not
Friday, June 18, 2010      12 comments

In a land far, far away in a time before time there existed two groups of intrepid souls -- the in-shapies and the over-weighties. The in-shapies wore brightly-colored Spandex and jogged and rode bicycles and were careful about what they at... Read more
#351: Do Rules Keep Us Negative?
Thursday, June 17, 2010      15 comments

"They" started in Biblical times and have not let up since. "They" are rules that set limits on our behavior in order to protect the life, liberty and property of other people. But have you noticed how many rules we are subjected to daily a... Read more
#350: Such is the Life of a Pig
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      18 comments

Cest la vie la conchon. I do not speak French except to be able to say "French fries" or "French bread" or "French pastries" but a friend of mine told me the above phrase means, "Such is the life of a pig." I'm not exactly sure what that me... Read more
#349: Is Constant Happiness Realistic?
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      16 comments

We all likely agree that being in a good mood -- being happy emoticon -- is preferable to being sad ... Read more
#348: Which Person Are You?
Monday, June 14, 2010      17 comments

"There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother." -- Theodore Roosevelt * * * * * I have an acquaintanc... Read more
#347: Become Laser Focused On Your Success
Sunday, June 13, 2010      10 comments

"Genius is the ability to hold one's vision steady until it becomes a reality." Benjamin Franklin Do you sometimes feel like a shotgun, scattering your efforts in every direction trying to find the parts of the huge number of available fitn... Read more
#346: Disappointing Day But Staying Positive
Saturday, June 12, 2010      11 comments

Today was full of disappointment. But I have not allowed myself to wallow in misery. Instead I am focusing on the positives -- my brother and sister treated me to lunch at Logan's (always good steaks) and tonight a friend of the family invited m... Read more
#345: Where Is Our Self-Love?
Friday, June 11, 2010      7 comments

Picture a morning at offices around the country. "Mary" walks in and see Victoria in a new dress. "Hey Vic, great looking dress. That color really suits you." Then to Mark, her best buddy at work: "Been working out big guy? Looking goo... Read more
#344: I Said "Thank You" But Was The One Blessed
Thursday, June 10, 2010      10 comments

I had to go in yesterday to get a new driver's license. Since 1992 I've been renewing either via the mail or online but this year had to get an up-to-date one with a new picture. Part of Florida's requirements for D.L. renewal is to present a ce... Read more
#343: Have We Lost The Art Of Listening?
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      7 comments

In the movie "My Cousin Vinnie" there is a courtroom scene between attorney Joe Pesci and judge Fred Gwynn when Pesci refers to his cousin and his cousin's friend and co-defendant as "these two yutes." Gwynn asks Pesci, "What's a yute?" Pesci of... Read more
#342: Time For Self-Reflection?
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      11 comments

Have you ever considered how you come across to other people? Have you been told you had a "tone" in your voice when you did not think you did or that your facial gestures make it seem as if you are angry when you aren't? Has anyone told yo... Read more
#341: Memory of Childhood - 5: "The Belt"
Monday, June 07, 2010      12 comments

Many people my age grew up in an environment where getting spanked with Dad's belt was an occurrence we accepted as a part of the discipline our parents tried to instil in us. Nowadays, corporal punishment is frowned on in many countries. B... Read more

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