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#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
#526: I Don't Like...But I Do Like...
We all have things we don't like and things we do. Here are some of my thoughts about what I don't like and the positive side of what I do like. Maybe you can relate.
I don't like the way I look Read more
#525: Goodbye Brownie
When I last blogged in February it was to say goodbye to Little Thang, one of my kitties.
Today it is to say goodbye to Brownie, my last kitty Read more
#524: Saying "Thank You" Not Enough
Three weeks ago I wrote about losing another pet, Little Thang, a kitty I took in as a stray eight years ago. When I said goodbye to her I also said goodbye to another piece of my heart as we all do when we lose someone or something close to us.... Read more
#523: Goodbye Little Thang
Anyone who is or who has been a pet lover knows how hard this is to write. Last night at 11:00 one of my beloved kitty babies passed away.
She came to my house at the ... Read more
#522: A Dream Died Last Night
Bowling has been a large part of my life for more than 40 years. It has brought me accolades, trophies, to... Read more
#521: Life is Like an Empty Glass
With respect to Tom Hanks and his Forrest Gump quote: "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates Read more
#520: Is Your Mountain Too High?
Profound insights often come our way in the strangest of circumstances.
Like last night at a bowling center. Read more
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