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Tuesday Thought

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It takes a person with a mission to succeed.
-Clarence Thomas

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ROX525 7/31/2012 6:43AM

    emoticon Probably why everyone wants to write a mission statement

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MYBULLDOGS 7/31/2012 6:37AM

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my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 100 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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Feeling Bored?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Samuel Johnson wrote, “It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery, and as much happiness as possible.” One “little thing” that can be a source of unhappiness is boredom. Try these strategies if you’re bored:

1. Add the word “meditation” after the activity that’s boring you. If you’re standing in a slow line at the drugstore, you’re doing “waiting in line meditation.” If you’re cleaning up after a party, you’re doing “cleaning meditation.”

2. Dig in. Diane Arbus wrote, “The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it’s true.” With mindfulness, you can pass through boredom into fascination when doing boring tasks, like washing dishes.

3. Take the perspective of a journalist or scientist. Study what’s around you. What are people wearing, what do the interiors of buildings look like, what noises do you hear? If you bring your analytical powers to bear, you can make almost anything interesting.

  
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FCARMICH 7/30/2012 7:44AM

  maybe

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LOSE15YES 7/30/2012 7:41AM

    I too liked #3 and have been doing it on my own. Now that I am retired and taking life slower, I can appreciate the little things even more. And use that boredom to get out of the house to go 'exploring'. Maybe a different park, a different route somewhere, etc. Thx.

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ROX525 7/30/2012 6:50AM

    I really like #3. Thank you for the tips.

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Sunday Silly

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Why did the monkey wear red suspenders?

The blue ones broke!

  
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FCARMICH 7/30/2012 7:43AM

  okay

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LAINYC 7/29/2012 2:28PM

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TWEETYKC00 7/29/2012 9:13AM

    Good one! lol.

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EAGLEDALEGIRL 7/29/2012 8:30AM

    Cute

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WALIDGAZALA 7/29/2012 8:16AM

    Ha Ha
nice

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DEBBIELCG 7/29/2012 8:16AM

    thanks for the smile.

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/29/2012 8:08AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY

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Laughter is the best medicine

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A man walked into his doctor’s office with a lettuce leaf poking out of one ear. The doctor looked at it and said, “That’s strange.”

“Yes,” said the man, “and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.”

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FCARMICH 7/29/2012 7:12AM

  Groan!!!
Good one

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PICKIE98 7/28/2012 8:03AM

    W*O*W!
Leaf that alone!

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4 hints for handling mail

Friday, July 27, 2012

You come home to a towering stack of mail. What next? Everyone’s routine will be slightly different, so find out what works for you.

1. Toss junk mail the minute you identify it. This is the first and key step to handling mail.

2. Put magazines away. Many people display magazines on coffee tables or in special magazine racks, but consider keeping them out of sight.

3. Open bills and throw away everything but the parts you need. Put those bills in a special correspondence drawer or area, where you can also keep stamps, envelopes, an address stamp, and a checkbook. Or pay online.

4. Put invitations in a special pile, along with anything else that needs noting on your calendar or that requires a phone call. In a folder, keep invitations, directions, tickets, e-mailed plane tickets, reminder notices, any information related to an upcoming event.

  
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FRANCES-AGAPE 7/28/2012 12:53AM

    emoticon Ideas !

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Now do you have any tips for getting
through email?
They really piled up during modem
problem. Including Spark, I average
200 every day. Gosh, YOU probably
get a whole lot MORE than that
just from Spark!

BLESSINGS!

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FCARMICH 7/27/2012 7:31AM

  okay

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/27/2012 7:14AM

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As they say...A place for everything and everything in it's place.

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REGILIEH 7/27/2012 7:08AM

    Good ideas!

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