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#115: Trying to Enjoy the Moment
Thursday, October 22, 2009      6 comments

A short while ago as I sat and ate cantaloupe, my mind wandered to the stack of cassette tapes I had been sorting. The fruit was deliciously sweet and juicy and that's what I wanted to concentrate on. But the mind wanted to wander. It seems... Read more
#114: Can You Do One More?
Wednesday, October 21, 2009      6 comments

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon * * * * * Often, we feel defeated. We feel we can't go any further, that we are out of energy and can... Read more
#113: Thank You
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      13 comments

Today has been quite a surprising day. I learned I have been appointed to a County Commission committee to assist the area's elderly. Another county invited me to make five presentations to 9th-12th graders on Drinking and Driving/Hig... Read more
#112: Early Thanksgiving
Monday, October 19, 2009      9 comments

This has been a good day. As I enjoyed an unusual cool Central FL morning, I was thankful for the peaceful quiet while I enjoyed a hot breakfast and I was thankful for a house to live in and food to eat. As I prepared to get ready to ... Read more
#111: A New Beginning
Sunday, October 18, 2009      7 comments

Today is the new beginning I've been searching for. For lunch a grilled cheese sandwich sounded tasty. So I made two of them. Why, when I knew inside I'd eat both of them and then feel miserable about myself and my failure to exert self-con... Read more
#110: Sparks and Ripples
Saturday, October 17, 2009      8 comments

My thoughts wandered today to when I was a young boy. Two things in particular have stayed with me over the years: starting a fire and starting ripples in a pond. What is so intriguing about these two disparate actions is the immense result... Read more
#109: Obstacles
Friday, October 16, 2009      9 comments

How do you handle obstacles and respond to setbacks? Do you surrender to the situation or do you re-group, adjust your thinking and persevere? Let's look at a perhaps typical day. You hit the snooze button and oversleep by 15 minutes. ... Read more
#108: The Devil Almost Made Me Do It
Thursday, October 15, 2009      9 comments

Some weeks ago on a team site I coordinate, I wrote of passing by a motorist in apparent need, only to have my inner voice tell me to go back and offer help. Turns out the man had things under control and thanked me for stopping. As I drov... Read more
#107: Are People Generally Unhappy?
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      12 comments

Why are people generally so negative? Doesn't it seem that the truly happy person is the exception and not the rule? Is it because our lives do not match up with our visions of what LIFE should be? I will admit right off that I... Read more
#106: Reaching Out Beyond Our Comfort Zones
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      11 comments

I had a pleasant experience tonight. I was at dinner with a friend when we saw a group that eventually totaled 24 people gather in an adjacent section of the restaurant. We wondered whether they were celebrating someone's birthday or were maybe ... Read more
#105: What Do You Collect?
Monday, October 12, 2009      15 comments

Sometimes we need to write about and read about things not related to food, dieting, exercise, carbs or calories. Sometimes we simply need to have fun. I was reading today about a man who collects playing cards -- the smallest ones, la... Read more
#104: Eat and Become Slimmer
Sunday, October 11, 2009      10 comments

In a recent issue of Woman's World magazine, an article detailed "15 slimming superfoods that melt off body fat!" got me wondering how so many magazines seem to have the same rehashed collection of article topics: * How to lose weight witho... Read more
#103: A Day with a Plan
Saturday, October 10, 2009      9 comments

I had my day planned. I would totally clean the kitchen -- inside the refrigerator, behind it, on top of it, clear clutter off of the counters, clean the oven, do a little caulking, priming and painting -- get it looking good. Then I was going t... Read more
#102: The Power of Thank You
Friday, October 09, 2009      9 comments

I read on another blog this week about the need to say thank you. Many years ago, a seminar speaker challenged those in attendance to write 10 thank you notes a month. For a period of time I did and the results were amazing. I don't recall ... Read more
#101: A Joking Kind of Day
Thursday, October 08, 2009      9 comments

"Mix a little foolishness with your prudence. It's good to be silly at the right moment." Horace "Laughter is an instant vacation." Milton Berle * * * * * Sometimes LIFE becomes too serious and we need something to lift our spirit... Read more

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