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Live For Today!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Yet another week to do with as I will. Seven days, 1440 hours each, sixty minutes each, sixty seconds each. Seconds are too small to count, even though they do. Minutes pass quickly, hours are easier to track. It is my intention not to spend the time I have available to me this week but rather to invest that time. Every minute spent in a worthwhile endeavor is an investment in the future.

Much is written on the value of delaying gratification. This is an ongoing debate, whether to grab for the gusto now or to wait until later. Unless there is a compelling reason to wait, you should take advantage of the opportunities as they present themselves. What good does it do to put off enjoying the fruits of your labors when tomorrow is promised to no one. I read a story about a boy who lived in a town where the circus passed through town twice each year. Each year his father told him they could only afford to go to the circus once that year and he had to choose whether to go in the spring or thye fall. he always chose the spring and somehow his father always found the money to go in the fall too.

I have a friend whose daughter wanted him to bring her to an Elvis Presley concert in the spring of 1977. He had to work or something that night but he promised he would bring her the next time Elvis came through tow\n. Elvis died in August of that year and he never got to take his daughter to the concert.

Live For Today!

  
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TERFREE 3/15/2010 10:23AM

    Here, Here! well put

yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery today is a gift thats why they call it the present

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A Short Sunday

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We had a birthday party for all the March birthdays in the family yesterday afternoon/evening/night then they stole an hour from the night. The basketball tournament had to be watched and it was mani-pedi day. Not much time left for other stuff. Worked in some exercise and didn't have time to eat very much.. All in all a good day

  


Do the Dance of Joy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

When things are going good, Snoopy does the Dance of Joy to show how happy he is. We are always willing to mope around when things are going not quite so good but we don't express ourselves when things are good. This is a basic error. Attitudes are contagious and counter-effect each other. Suppose some good stuff happens and you take a Ho-Hum attitude about it and your pleasure meter reads about zero or maybe even plus one. then something bad happens, maybe even a minus eight type of event. You are now somewhere between minus eight and minus seven. Suppose however that when the good stuff was happening, instead of being Ho Hum and sitting at plus one, you let your self go and were at plus five which is where you really belong. Now when the minus eight happens you are at minus three which is a lot easier to recover from than a minus eight.

When good stuff happens, revel in it!

Do the Dance of Joy!

  


1440

Friday, March 12, 2010

What if you were given $1,440.00 at the beginning of each day and told you could spend the money in any manner you wanted but that you had to spend it that day and there would be no carrying over to the next day? Would you spend this money sensibly?

At the beginning of every day you are given 1,440 minutes to spend however you want but at the end of the day, those minutes are gone! Spend every minute of every day sensibly!

  
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SIGLED 3/12/2010 12:12PM

   
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MARATHON_MOM 3/12/2010 10:17AM

    Great reminder! Never really thought about it that way! Thank you!

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CATLADY_56 3/12/2010 10:01AM

    Excellent way to look at time. Thanks.

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Plant the seeds of a new dream.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.

Joyce Chapman

  
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NWFL59 3/11/2010 11:21AM

    Short but to the point. Great reminder, Thanks.

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HAASESH 3/11/2010 8:46AM

  awesome!

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