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#537: Doing It Our way
When government does not work, we, the people need to do what has to be done. No, not talking about overthrowing the government, but something much closer to home. ... Read more
#536: Sometimes Things Work in Mysterious Ways
Sometimes we are led into an unexpected situation for a reason. Last night I was going to gas up my car
o... Read more
#535: Memories of a Champion
Muhammad Ali has died.
I remember when he was called Cassius Clay early in his career. I recall when ... Read more
#534: Streaking on SparkPeople
At some point my streak of daily logging in and spinning the points wheel
grabbed me and it became an obse... Read more
#533: Goodbye Thumper
Having to say goodbye
to a beloved pet one time is difficult. Twice in 11 days is unbearable.
Recentl... Read more
#532: Goodbye Little Girl
This morning, the compassionate Kelley Ann Cole Stanko, DVM, with Underhill Animal Hospital, Orlando, helped another of my pets cross the Rainbow Bridge. ... Read more
#531: Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
Last night I had an
time at the church's chili cook off, my first time attending. ... Read more
#530: Memories of Mom
I think of my mother, Mary, often, especially on December 21st. It was on this date 11 years ago that pneumonia and leukemia took her from us after 79 years.
She instilled in me a love of reading and writing and animals, respect and courtes... Read more
#529: Dad's Special Day
On November 10th, 1976, at 11:30 p.m., I received a telephone call from Wayne, my brother-in-law in Louisiana. "Lou, your Dad had a heart attack. He's in the hospital and they're not sure if he'll make it."
I worked for United Airlines and ... Read more
From 2009: #5: Start Your Ripple
Often, our actions are much more far-reaching than we realize.
Here's an example:
Have you ever tossed a stone into a pond? Most of us have, and we've watched the ripples caused by the stone hitting the water, ripples that continue t... Read more
From 2009: #133: Our Treasure Within
Monday, November 09, 2009
In the background as I write this is a television special on the History Channel about a search for treasure supposedly hidden by outlaw Jesse James. Interesting show. But all shows about hidden treasure fascinate ... Read more
From 2009: #40: A Real Fairy Tale
August 08, 2009
Once upon a time there was a little boy named Jack and his sister, a little girl named Jill. They were good little children. They were polite and respectful. They helped with chores around he house. They did their school hom... Read more
From 2010: #415: From Unhappy to Happy Land
Monday, November 01, 2010
This is a story about people who lived in Unhappy Land and were very unhappy. ... Read more
#528: 1,600 Straight Days -- Only 22 Pounds -- Say What?
Today is a milestone -- my 1,600th consecutive day logging in to SparkPeople. But during that time I'm currently only showing a 22 pound loss? What gives?
Actually, I was down from 290.4 pounds, my highest weight, to 235 at one point but t... Read more
#527: I Was Truly Blessed Today
When discussing developing a positive outlook, many public speakers are fond of using the rhyming phrase, "An attitude of gratitude." To me, giving thanks for blessings throughout the day is a natural habit. Sometimes the blessings are small, so... Read more