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A Rainy Sunday at the Beach

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rained today. We went to Land's End for AYCE shrimp and crab legs. Shrimp and Crab legs (without the butter) are marvelous foods. It is almost impossible to over eat if you limit your diet to shrimp and crab legs. They don't have a lot of calories. It's sort of like trying to overeat on broccoli only it tastes better

  
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THOMS1 3/21/2010 9:48PM

    I just happen to hit on your blog and it is so funny but I am a customer sales rep for Lands End clothing. Hope you enjoyed your meal. emoticon

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Life is a Beach!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

first day of vacation on the road. Breakfast, oatmeal, skimmilk, blueberry muffin, baked apples. Lunch cole slaw (no mayo) scallops, shrimp (broiled) pasta salad (again,no mayo) iced tea. Dinner hasn't happened yet but it is peal and eat shrimp. Life is a Beach

  
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CAROL- 3/20/2010 9:51PM

    Most excellent!!

-Carol
Team Leader

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BARB827 3/20/2010 6:14PM

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Fabulous Friday!

Friday, March 19, 2010

It has been an eventful week, running at full speed every day. The end is in sight and we are coasting downhill to the finish line. It seems like the first four days this week were packed with things to do. The calendar is fairly clean today and I will be able to catch up and prepare for the next onslaught.

  
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DLDROST 3/19/2010 9:36AM

  TGIF

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Every Day is a Gift

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Excerpt from:
Every Day is a Gift,
by Barry Gottlieb
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
~The Dalai Lama
What does "True Abundance" mean to you?
According to Wikipedia, the definition of abundance is "the opposite of scarcity." I believe true abundance is not measured by what you have; rather, it is measured by what you give.
In our culture, it seems that most people are caught up in their "need for greed." Perhaps this is why so many people struggle to find their happiness, and why over 25% of the people in our country suffer from anxiety. We live in a culture where we are taught to judge a person based on what they have, rather than on who they are and what they contribute to society.
I was very fortunate to have met a professor that changed my whole way of thinking. I was one of those people with a, "What's in it for me" attitude when I started his class. By the end of the semester though, my philosophy and my attitude had changed. Forever! This is what I learned:
"You can have anything you want in life, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
~Zig Ziglar
I challenge you to focus on this philosophy for an entire month! Here are some action steps that will help you stay focused on this incredible gift:

  


Erin Go Bragh!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Faith and Begorah!

The top o’ the mornin’ to you!

Wouldn’t you be knowin’ ‘Tis a great day for the wearin’ of the green

An Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet your feet
May the sun shine always on your face
May the wind be always at your back
Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand and
May you be in heaven for an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead

Erin Go Bragh! Ireland Forever!

  
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SIGLED 3/17/2010 10:21AM

    Thanks for that Irish Blessing!

Here's a portion of St Patrick's prayer:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

(This prayer is public domain. The whole prayer can be found at: http://prayerfoundation.org/st_patr
icks_breastplate_prayer.htm) emoticon

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