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Thoughts on Vacation

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you have been taking any longer." The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz

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Sometimes, the best course of action is to just step back for a while and take a break. The first reaction to stress is often to work even harder to try and get rid of whateverís causing it. Usually, this just fills more time with more activity, taking away options and causing more anxiety. When youíre feeling behind, when you lie awake nights wondering how youíre going to get everything done, when you start to replace whatís important with whatís urgent, thatís the time to slow down. Even when every instinct screams at you to speed up. Frantic action is rarely meaningful. Or very productive, for that matter. By taking a break, you can refocus and reenergize. Ironically, when you return, you can end up with the strength and awareness to get more done than ever.

  
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SIGLED 4/18/2010 1:05PM

    Super! The word, "recreation" is made up of two key words: "Re" and "Create". That's what recreation or taking a break is supposed to do: Make a Re-Creation or New Creation of yourself.

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FRIDAY!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another week is in the book! The weekend is here and ready to be enjoyed by all. Lots of stuff to be done but at a much more leisurely pace without deadlines and whatever doesn't get done will be on the list for next week. Rest, relax and enjoy!

  


Be Willing to Pay the Price!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. You can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Vince Lombardi

  
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JENNYPENNY29 4/15/2010 1:43PM

    Amen! I'm willing to work!

Thanks for the encouragement.

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SIGLED 4/15/2010 9:48AM

    Nothing is ever worth accomplishing if it is just easy. Two great words and concepts you used: Hard and Work. Both must be if we will ever reach our goals. emoticon

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Now is the time!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.

- Ivan Turgenev, novelist, poet, playwright

  
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NANCY- 4/14/2010 1:39PM

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WESLEYV 4/14/2010 8:44AM

    Good quote!

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JENSHAWN 4/14/2010 7:59AM

    Isn't that the truth. Thanks for sharing!

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Tend to Your Garden!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gloom we have always with us, a rank and sturdy weed, but joy requires tending.
Barbara Holland

  
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WESLEYV 4/13/2010 8:08AM

    True but the efforts that bring the flowers to bloom are worth it.

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SUNRISE14 4/13/2010 7:20AM

    The good things in life we have to work for or anything worth having and keeping! I found out along time ago life is a" PRESENT" but we have to open it ! GOOD LUCK ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY! emoticon

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