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New Year, New Opportunities

Friday, January 02, 2009

Hi Gang!

Well, here we are at the beginning of 2009. We have a huge opportunity before us. Nothing new there.

I want to make this year the year I finally, really, change my life style to one that is healthy and health conscious from one that wasn't.

The year started out right, with a nice brisk walk with my bride and the dog around the neighborhood. The walk proved that when your body gets used to one type of work out, it doesn't have to work so hard. I am very sore today because I've been treadmilling lately... Funny, it's a good sore.

So, here we go! 2009! Make it a great year. I'm going to!


Start Strong! Finish Strong!

And, Go Strong or go Home!


Start Strong! Finish Strong!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Hi SparkWorld!

Any of you who have followed a thread I've started will recognize the title, Start Strong! Finish Strong!

This has a special meaning for me. I wanted to take a little time to share what that is.

Now, I don't want to disappoint you that this has to do with some heart wrenching story of a loved one who died with this anecdote on their lips, or a heart warming story of a loved one who lived by this mantra and made something of themselves.

No, that's not it.

It's just and idea I like. It's like "Go Strong or go home" or something. It reminds me not to just show up, but to show up with an attitude. Anyone can show up. Just look at the pews in church on any given Sunday and see the folks who show up just thinking that by being there they have a relationship with God. I don't buy that with church and I don't buy that with Life.

So, here's my little secret. Not a juicy one, but not something I post on the bulletin board at work. I don't always start strong. I don't always finish strong. Shoot, sometimes I don't start, or when I start, I don't finish.

After careful reflection and soul searching I have had an epiphany. My little secret makes me.....


But the beautiful thing is that I get a new shot every day, every morning. I get another crack at life, to build on what I did wrong and what I did right. How cool is that?

Gang, I got no answers to the big questions. Sometimes I don't know if I can give a solid true/false answer to the simple things. But I know this:

I love my wife and kids. I love God. I love my church family.

I'm about the luckiest guy on earth.

So, I'm gonna remember my phrase, "Start Strong! Finish Strong!" I don't believe I'll hit it perfectly every day. But I started strong today. And I plan to start strong tomorrow. I'll let the day after that take care of itself.


Start Strong! Finish Strong!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JULESGL 2/21/2009 1:02AM

    I like your attitude! Praying for you and your family to make the small and vital changes to be healthy and wealthy and wise.

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Goodbye to a Friend

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

So, today it became official. A dear friend is leaving the company that we both work for. I miss him already. He was there for me when I was deeply depressed, terrified for my job, and paralized with anxiety.

He was a voice of calm in a work place hurricane. He was my safe harbor. I knew that as long as he was there, I had a heads up on anything happening to me.

He urged calm when I was panicked. He was right, I was paranoid.

I'm gonna miss him. I wish him the best.

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MOVEITGRACE 10/20/2008 1:29PM

    How are you doing without your friend at your work? It's been a couple of weeks now...I hope you're able to rebuild that missing piece of your network. And maybe you can offer to someone else the calm that he offered you.


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CANUCKER08 10/7/2008 9:03PM

    Sorry to hear about your friend leaving the company and how it's affecting you.

You'll adjust eventually and hopefully you'll keep in touch.


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