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#400: Conversation with a Little Boy
Sunday, August 29, 2010      20 comments

I expected to be blessed today and I was. I decided to get a pizza this afternoon and stopped at Little Caesars. While waiting, a woman and a little boy about four years old tried to open the door to come inside but the door was stuck a bit and ... Read more
#399: Where They Know Your Name
Thursday, August 26, 2010      17 comments

Have you seen episodes of the old television sit-com "Cheers" where the introductory song has the the verse that says we like to go where everyone knows our name? There are a few nearby restaurants I enjoy visiting that are like that. Oh, n... Read more
#398: Coloring Book Limitations
Monday, August 23, 2010      13 comments

Remember how much fun we had as kids with coloring books? Even as adults entertaining children there is something magical about transforming blank outlines of pictures into multi-hued artistic pieces. For some reason today I began thinking ... Read more
#397: The Pet Babies Return
Friday, August 20, 2010      18 comments

Yesterday I wrote about a program the local Humane Society offers to pet owners. It required my three stray cats and two stray dogs all be spayed or neutered. Two Society volunteers picked them up yesterday afternoon. It was the first time in th... Read more
#396: Lonely Without My Pet Babies
Thursday, August 19, 2010      14 comments

I have never had the privilege of being a parent. I have, however, been a long-time dog and cat owner. Tonight I have experienced through them a little of what mothers and fathers must go through when they are away from their children for a nigh... Read more
#395: What Kind of Person Are You?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      14 comments

Are you a good person? Most of us probably believe we are, at least most of the time. Do you treat others with respect and dignity? Do you show them kindness and compassion? Do you present a pleasant demeanor and a sense of humor. Do you t... Read more
#394: Respecting Those Who Never Give Up
Sunday, August 15, 2010      18 comments

Everyone is born as a baby, unknowing of the world and dependent on others for survival. Years later, some babies have grown to become marathon runners, body builders, accomplished pianists, writers, artists, chefs and titans of industry. A... Read more
#393: A Change in Attitude
Friday, August 13, 2010      18 comments

My eyes were opened this morning to a new way of thinking. It has made me realize that while being upbeat and seeking the positives in all situations is desirable, there is another aspect of our attitudes that is equally important. What I u... Read more
#392: Unexpected Blessings
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      16 comments

Sometimes we receive blessings from unexpected sources. I have received three this week. I won't go into personal details but will say that without the help offered me, I would have likely fallen into a pit of depression feeling I had no where e... Read more
#391: Helping Domestic Violence Victims
Monday, August 09, 2010      9 comments

Nearly seven years ago when I was in law enforcement I was talking with a judge after court one day. A victim advocate from Safehouse of Seminole, a shelter for women and children victims of domestic abuse, joined us and said they were in desper... Read more
#390: Thoughts of Ice Cream Running Through My Mind
Saturday, August 07, 2010      14 comments

I'm sitting here tonight craving ice cream but I have none in the house and will have enough willpower to stay at home and not go get some. But it does bring back memories. It seems as if ice cream has played a part in my life from an early age.... Read more
#389: A Journey Without End
Thursday, August 05, 2010      11 comments

We are all on a lifelong journey, one that will never end until our last day. It is a multi-faceted trip that will have many detours and forks in the road. There will be times we will be on a fast track and times we hit slow zones. But we conti... Read more
#388: A Blast at National Night Out
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      12 comments

This evening I volunteered at our neighborhood center to help with National Night Out festivities. It was an opportunity to feel needed, to greet old neighbors and meet new ones. The fire and police departments had vehicles present for tours. A ... Read more
#387: Creating Happiness
Monday, August 02, 2010      13 comments

There is an old saying that most people are about as happy as they set their minds to be. But what does that mean? This afternoon I watched a movie where a dying woman insisted she wanted to live so she could be happy. "What is happiness?" ... Read more
#386: Integrity
Saturday, July 31, 2010      15 comments

"A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times." Source Unknown * * * * * We learn many lessons from playing and following sports. One that sticks with me is the importance of our integ... Read more

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