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#130: What If...?
Friday, November 06, 2009      12 comments

What if...we were to begin our days by jumping out of bed, clapping our hands and yelling, "Yes, I'm alive and I'm grateful for this day?" What if...we were to begin our days by hugging those dearest to us and telling them "I love you" and ... Read more
#129: Hope
Thursday, November 05, 2009      12 comments

"Make each day your masterpiece." John Wooden * * * * * There is an story about a woman who fetched water every day from a stream and carried it back to her home in two small barrels, one on each end of a long pole she rested across ... Read more
#128: What Are You Passionate About?
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      7 comments

"Being passionate about something is the key to success. But using that passion to help others is the key to happiness." Arnold Schwarzenegger * * * * * Recently, I was appointed by our county commission to be a member of an advisory b... Read more
#127: I Chose Salad Over Bar-B-Que
Tuesday, November 03, 2009      10 comments

It seems this site and all of you are finally getting to me. I've lost a couple of pounds the past few days and have been feeling quite good about it. But today I had a lunch meeting at a favorite casual bar-b-que restaurant where my typic... Read more
#126: Are We Honest With Ourselves?
Monday, November 02, 2009      7 comments

"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.: -- Walter Anderson * * * * * I learned today that a former co-worker was fired for dishonesty. It got me... Read more
#125: Boredom
Sunday, November 01, 2009      11 comments

Boredom is the enemy of persistence and resolve. No one can do the same work, with the same duties, day after day without a loss of interest and enthusiasm. The same may be the same for food. I have a friend who reminds me a bit of my late ... Read more
#124: No Problem?
Saturday, October 31, 2009      5 comments

I had dinner out tonight and for some reason the way the servers spoke with the customers grated on my nerves. Maybe it's not a big deal but when a server, or waiter or waitress as they were called in past days, does something that is part... Read more
#123: How Many Tomorrows Are Left?
Friday, October 30, 2009      12 comments

I've been reading a mystery titled "Wind Spirit" by Aimee and David Thurlo. The story's main character saves a young boy from an abandoned mine shaft but in the process is briefly buried under sand. She is saved but is forever changed. In o... Read more
#122: The Delete Button
Thursday, October 29, 2009      13 comments

Often, we feel a great sense of accomplishment, but sometimes we sink in a sea of futility. It is during these dark times we need an aide to get us through. I may have found the ideal way to overcome our negative days -- the delete button. ... Read more
#121: A Chinese Fortune
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      5 comments

Tonight I went to dinner at a delicious Chinese buffet that totally blew my calorie limit for the day. Afterwards, as I ate the proffered cookie, I read my fortune: "If you're always a pessimist,consider just how futile that attitude can be... Read more
#120: Rainbows or Storm Clouds?
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      7 comments

Today I saw a picture of a rainbow in a magazine and marveled at its beauty. Then I wondered about how happy the photographer must have been to capture such a sight. That made me curious about how we project ourselves to others. Are we perc... Read more
#119: I Was Embarrassed Tonight
Monday, October 26, 2009      12 comments

Tonight's message was going to be on a different topic but something that happened earlier has been weighing on my mind. Most of us who use this site are overweight and we admit it. I've written before about feet and back injuries that limi... Read more
#118: Building Self-Confidence
Sunday, October 25, 2009      12 comments

No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible." Baudjuin * * * * * Along our journeys to weight loss and... Read more
#117: A Surprising Day
Saturday, October 24, 2009      7 comments

Today was a surprising day. It was one of those days when I woke up tired and seemed to become more tired as the hours passed. What was surprising was that, even though I was fatigued and the day moved in slow motion, I got a lot done: ... Read more
#116: Overcoming
Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

How do you handle things when you feel overwhelmed? When the pressures of life seem to close around you, squeezing the joy out of you, what do you do? We know from a multitude of studies that too much stress can take years off of our ... Read more

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