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Nothing!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

This is a blog about nothing which is exactly what I have planned for today. Sometimes you just have to say $%$$# it and take a day for yourself and do nothing. Then when I look back on today and Ias what did you accomplish today, the answer will be "nothing" and I can proudly say "Mission Accomplished"

  
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1CRAZYDOG 6/30/2012 11:32PM

    Nothing to add to that! Happy Sunday.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 6/30/2012 9:00AM

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NAPLESNANCY 6/30/2012 8:17AM

    emoticon Enjoy!

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TERRIPAL1 6/30/2012 6:51AM

    Enjoy your day we all need down time! emoticon

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LADYRH 6/30/2012 5:50AM

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
I agree with your statement, we do not take enough time for ourselves.
Wishing you a great day.

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Enjoy Every Page!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happiness is not a destination, it is the journey.
~Waynre Dyer and others

I ENJOY THE READ
By Michael Smith
I don't remember the title, but I remember the book had two hundred and fifty-four pages. I got the book from the bookmobile, which came to our village every three weeks, when I was a kid.
It was the biggest book I had attempted to read at the time. I found it on a shelf of youth mystery books in that wonderful, book-scented bus, filled with all delights of reading.
Wind-blown rain pattered noisily against my bedroom window, as I opened the cover and flipped to chapter one. For several hours I was lost in the story. I looked at the page number and saw I was on page sixty.
"That's not too bad," I thought. "I'm almost a quarter of the way through."
I looked at the number of pages in a book as a scary chore. Throughout my teens, I always checked the page number I read and compared it to the total number, anxious to be done with the task - whether reading for pleasure or homework. I gauged my progress by how close I was to the end. My satisfaction came when I closed the book on the last page.
Forty years later, enthralled with a good story, I never look at the page number. I enjoy the story. The end is no longer a sigh of relieve. It's a sad moment, when I have to leave the world in the pages and return to the real one.
I savor every moment of the life I am taken to between the pages. It was those same teenage years when I longed for time to fly, so I could be on my own - to live the life I wanted.
I didn't savor the pages as they turned.
Today, my final page is hopefully not too close. I want to savor the story my life pages have to offer. I've learned to enjoy the story.
Each page is carefully read and loved for the new information it holds.
What did yesterday teach me? I turn the page on tomorrow. What new mystery and excitement will unfold?
I no longer rush life; I enjoy the read.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael lives in Idaho with his loving wife Ginny. He works as a project manager and writes inspirational stories in his spare time.

  
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PMFISH 6/30/2012 1:09AM

    I have found the older I get, the faster the days, weeks, and months go by. The journey is truly what counts!! Enjoyed your blog. Have a great weekend.


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1CRAZYDOG 6/29/2012 4:14PM

    I love this post!

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 6/29/2012 3:32PM

    That was great!! Thank you so much for sharing. It is definitely a great reminder to enjoy every day and to make the most of them.

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DANAWALKER4 6/29/2012 2:22PM

  I like your story. It has very much thought to it. We all need to learn to live each day, absorbing the incidents of the day as an interesting story. My days are the story of my life. Sometimes full of excitment, sometimes wonder, sometimes sadness. But over all a story of blessing.

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The Man in the Glass

Thursday, June 28, 2012

No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.

~Napoleon Hill

  
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BBECKER1955 6/29/2012 7:03AM

    It's been a while since I've heard or thought about that quote. Thank you. - BB emoticon

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ASRMOM 6/28/2012 5:43PM

    Great quote!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 6/28/2012 5:13PM

    hmmmmm so true, John!

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REACHING4HOME 6/28/2012 5:07PM

    I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU WERE GOING TO REFERENCE THE GREAT POEM BY THE SAME NAME. IT WAS ALSO WRITTEN IN FEMALE FORM AS "THE GAL IN THE GLASS". LOVED IT THEN AND STILL DO. GREAT QUOTE.
ERIN

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SHEILA-45 6/28/2012 10:27AM

    Well said and quoted! Thx. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/28/2012 10:25AM

    YES! Excellent!!

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Eliminate the Negative!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Drop the wrong thought and you lose the problem it creates.

~Vernon Howard

  
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1CRAZYDOG 6/27/2012 9:29AM

    So many messages cross our brain in a minute . . . both positive and negative. The trick is to filter out the negative ones and act on the positive ones. Definitely!

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HELE_LANAKILA 6/27/2012 8:20AM

    Ain't that that truth! Thanks. Off to do my best to keep positive.

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WALIDGAZALA 6/27/2012 7:11AM

    Very true

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Go as Far as You Can See!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther.

~John Wooden

  
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VTORIA3 6/26/2012 6:40PM

    Great quote!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and offering support, I really appreciated it. Have a great evening.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/26/2012 11:19AM

    I so enjoy your daily quotes! This is a keeper.



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DANAWALKER4 6/26/2012 9:41AM

  Always looking ahead. The final goal will soon be in sight.

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NICOFTHYME 6/26/2012 7:37AM

    Delightful and inspiring quote! TFS!! :)

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