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Fighting the Demons

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I started reading Norman Cousins' Anatomy of an Illness last night. It is a marvelous story of the human personality's conquest of a dread disease. The manner in which Mr. Cousins attacked his disease, using unconventional therapies is truly inspiring and it shows the power of the human mind and personality over dreaded enemies. His conquering his disease makes dropping a few pounds (or a lot of pounds) seem like a piece of cake. "Earth's great treasure lies in human personality." (from The Jaycee Creed)

  


A New Day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hopefully, the news media which came close to destroying this country with its anti-Bush rhetoric will take a more positive note with President Obama. Perception is always so much more important than reality. If the news media will continually tell the people things are getting better, the people will react as though things are getting better and lo and behold, they will get better. Act as if!

  


Being Positive in a Negative World

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yesterday was a long day. My daughter-in-law's breast cancer has returned and mestasticized in her lungs. The hardest thing is going to be to keep her positive and laughing. I truly believe laughter is one of the best medicines available to us. If he body and her mind are laughing, the cancer cannot improve its foothold and will have no choice but to succumb to the medicine. She has friends and relatives and that is what she will need in this time of extreme stress.

  


Monday, Monday

Monday, January 19, 2009

SLiding into another week. Today is the MLK Celebration and tomorrow Barak Obama goes from PEBO to POTUS. At least we will have the first hundred day honeymoon without the constant sniping at the President by the press. I am weary of the over exuberant coverage of Obama and his upcoming presidency. I am afraid he is in for the same rude awakening that greets all aspirants to this great office. It's a lot easier to stand on the outside looking in and identifying the problems than it is to be on the inside and having to find a workable solution, especially since there are so many more people identifying the problems than able to work on the solutions. For the sake of the Republic, I wish him well. He was not mo candidate but he is my president, or will be at noon tomorrow.

  


A Lost Day

Sunday, January 18, 2009

As I signed on this morning, I could not remember posting my points etc yesterday. When I went to the web site, sure enough, I had just not done it! I went back and entered my food intakes and my exercise outgo so I have tracked the important stuff but it feels like I missed a part of my normalcy. Well, I posted for today and tomorrow is another day.

  


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