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Mistakes!

Friday, October 05, 2012

We learn the most not by doing everything perfectly, but making mistakes and figuring out what to do next.

  
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BRENDA_G50 10/9/2012 8:53AM

    I like your one liner comments. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2012 3:44PM

  Some times in life the learning curve is steeper than others! But . . . the point is to try!

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MISSB8604 10/5/2012 1:48PM

    Indeed!

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JUNA89 10/5/2012 11:59AM

    So True! emoticon

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Happiness!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
~Dale Carnegie

Happiness is not the destination, it is the journey.
~Wayne Dyer

Happiness is in the tip of the cat's tail. If he stops chasing it, it will follow him wherever he goes.
~Leo Buscaglia

  
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BRENDA_G50 10/9/2012 8:55AM

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HANSBRINK 10/4/2012 12:06PM

  Yes, its the journey and not the destination. I wasted too many years putting off happiness waiting until I reached some sort of destination.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2012 10:31AM

  Love Leo!

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ELAYNE39 10/4/2012 8:29AM

    Thanks! These are so true!

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Mistakes and Risk

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living.


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for others is to risk getting involved.
To show your feelings is to expose your humanity.
To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain, and to try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing has nothing and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live or love.
Chained by his certitudes, or his addiction, he’s a slave.
He has forfeited his greatest trait, and that is his individual freedom.
Only the person who risks is free.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/3/2012 6:23PM

  Oh my . . . that ever present comfort zone! Sometimes you really DO have to break out of it to move ahead. Breat reminder.

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HANSBRINK 10/3/2012 11:51AM

  Thanks! Good reminders on why I should step out of my comfort zone.

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TIREDMOM79 10/3/2012 10:39AM

    so very true thanks for sharing this!

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JILLITA55 10/3/2012 10:11AM

    thanks for sharing. like it!

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Negative Negatives

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Do not let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. raise the rent and kick them out.

Nothing is but that thinking makes it so.

Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are usually right.

Don't let what you think you can't do get in the way of what you can do!

  
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HEALTHIERKEN 10/2/2012 11:48AM

    Great 'hook', your blog title! Great reminders too. Thanks, eh!
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DEL-AND-COMPANY 10/2/2012 10:20AM

  I like the Henry Ford quote...It is one I aspire constantly to live by!

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GOANNA2 10/2/2012 10:19AM

    Thank you for the advice.
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SLIMMERJESSE 10/2/2012 10:16AM

    Good reminders. Thanks!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/2/2012 10:13AM

  The older I get the more I realize that I do not have to invite nor retain toxic people in my life! Makes things less complicated!!

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PJ2222 10/2/2012 10:13AM

    How true!

And don't forget that...

... Thoughts are things!

and

...Whatever the mind conceives and believes it can achieve!

Thanks for the positive thoughts!

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Vrooooom Vrooooom - Part Deux

Monday, October 01, 2012

Went to Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday. My daughters were really impressed when we exited the tunnel and were right in the middle of the racetrack.

NASCAR cars do not have doors, you have to climb in the window like the Dukes of Hazzard. That was an adventure. Anyway, they got me strapped in and off we went. Coming out of the pit you stay down on the flat until you build up some speed and then on the backstretch you are out on the track proper. The banking on the turns makes the majority of the g-force down but you are still getting pushed toward the outside of the turns. As I expected, 180 mph is fast. I was on a ride-along with a driver who knew how to drive. The track was littered with drivers who had paid to drive a car and were poking along at 120-140 mph. Passing them was a rush! Three laps passed pretty quickly, about two minutes but it was marvelous.

A great Fathers' Day present. So much better than a tie.

  
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SAINTBETH 10/1/2012 7:04PM

    Wow! That was a great Father's day present.

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HANSBRINK 10/1/2012 11:55AM

  "I feel the need... the need for speed!" Maverick. Top Gun.

Sounds like a lot of fun!!!

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ELRIDDICK 10/1/2012 8:26AM

  Thanks for sharing

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1CRAZYDOG 10/1/2012 8:26AM

  YIKES! 180 MPH!

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