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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It seems that everyday there is a new crisis. But somehow, we manage to stare in the face of each crisis and stare it down like Davy Crockett grinning a bear. My friends tell me the Lord will not give you anything that you cannot handle. Some days, I just wish the Lord didn't have so much confidence in me!

We have developed a method. When a crisis arises we look at it. We determine whether it is a real crisis or an imagined one and determine what is the worst possible thing that could happen. Then we figure out what we would do if the worst possible thing did indeed happen. Once we have decided that, the rest is simple. In over 98% of the cases, the worst possible thing doesn't happen and since the probable actual event is less than we have planned for, we can for sure handle it.

  
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NIKINAKKINOO 5/27/2009 12:16PM

    "we can for sure handle it"....YES, YOU CAN!

Keep up the good work and keep staring down those bears! ;)

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Listen to your body

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You body is probably the best friend you have. It will always give you good advice. Muscle heads proudly wear sleeveless shirts that proclaim "No Pain, No Gain" Better advice might be "No Pain, Fine With Me!"

We really need to make a distinction between aches and pain. When you use a muscle or muscle group beyond what it is used to, you will feel the stress and strain in the muscle but this is not really pain. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is not right. If you did not experience pain, you wouldn't know to take your hand out of a fire for example.

The tendency is to "suck it up" and "don't be such a wimp" but this is often the worst advice. Once you can identify the difference between a signal that you are in uncharted territory and real pain, you can respond appropriately.

If a muscle aches for a day or so after a new regimen, that is normal but if it goes beyond an ache and becomes a real pain, it can be a signal that something bigger is happening like a strain pr a stress fracture. Know the signals.

If exercise makes you extremely short of breath or light-headed, back off a bit and build up to the level where you can continue comfortably. For aerobic exercise, observe the talking and singing rule. You should be able to talk but not necessarily sing during your workout. This will put you in an appropriate aerobic zone.

Listen to your body

  


Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2009

The end of a four-day (for me) weekend. Have a safe celebration of Memorial Day but do not forget the reason for the holiday is to honor those who have given their lives so that we can have the freedom to enjoy this holiday.

To those of you currently in the armed services or have served and to the families of those in the service thank you for your contribution to this great land of ours.

God Bless America and God Bless the American Armed Forces

  


Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 24, 2009

It seems this is becoming repetitive but out Veterans and those who gave their lives deserve more than just one day. Whatever we have in this country is not because of politicians who made promises or bankers who made loans, or corp[orate executives who made decisions, or actors who made movies (except Audie Murphy). It is because of people who made sacrifices. People who put on the uniform and stood up for what we believe in and to allow us to keep what we have.

The only people who have been willing to give their lives for you are Jesus Christ and the American Service person. Jesus gets one day a week. The service people get two days a year. One in November for the survivors and one in May for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I am glad to extend this Memorial Day to four days, it's the least we can do. Let us be ever mindful of the real reason for the holiday. It's not to commemorate the end of school, the opening of the pools and beaches, it's to remember those who went to war to protect our freedom and who did not return.

Thank you to the vets who returned and to those who were not able to.

  


Thank a Veteran

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Almost all of what we enjoy is because of the efforts and sacrifices of your men and women in uniform. Whenever you have a chance, say thank you to a vet or a service person. Trust me, it is appreciated. Do something special for a service person. There are always soldiers and sailors in line behind you at the coffee shop in the airport. Give the cashier an extra $5.00 and tell her to by the soldier's coffee with it. Then leave. Don't wait around for appreciation. The idea here is to show your appreciation to the service person, not to solicit his. True giving is done when no one is looking

Thank a Veteran

  


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