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Walk Somewhere!
Monday, September 28, 2009      0 comments

Sometimes you need a goal, even if it is fictitious. In the summer of 2000, I set a goal to walk to Washington, DC in time for the Inauguration of the new president on January 20, 2001. I kept track of my walking on the treadmill and recorded ... Read more
The Morning After
Sunday, September 27, 2009      1 comments

I woke up this morning after a full day of college football and I felt GREAT! Football Saturday used to mean too much fried chicken, too much cake, too many potato chips and usually a few more beers than were absolutely necessary. Yesterday, I... Read more
Walk, Walk, Walk
Saturday, September 26, 2009      1 comments

Football Saturday! The game! The pre-game and post-game cameraderie! And a side benefit is the walk to the stadium, walking uop the ramp to our upper level, front row, forty-yard line seats, the walk back down the ramp, and then back to the ca... Read more
These are the Times That try Men's Souls
Friday, September 25, 2009      1 comments

Things are getting more and more difficult. In the midst of an economic anomoly, we have suffered flooding like no one has seen in this area. Houses and schools are completely submerged. A house burned and while the firefighters fought the fi... Read more
Do little jobs well!
Thursday, September 24, 2009      1 comments

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. - Dale Carnegie ... Read more
My Two Day Fast
Wednesday, September 23, 2009      0 comments

My doctor scheduled a medical procedure that required that I not eat from dinner on Sunday until mid-afternoon on Tuesday. Big weight loss opportunity, right? Wrong! The difference between my weight Sunday morning and Tuesday morning was... Read more
Take Decisive Action
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      0 comments

The difference between whether you say, 'I wish I would have,' or 'I'm glad I did,' at the end of your life is whether or not you take decisive action during your life. Chris Widener I have nothing further to say on this subject.... Read more
Carpe Diem!
Monday, September 21, 2009      0 comments

Rainy days and Mondays, two of the banes of many people's existence. People spend too much time dreading Monday and looking forward to Friday. Why is Friday any better than Monday? Because Friday starts the weekend and Monday starts the... Read more
Teamwork!
Sunday, September 20, 2009      0 comments

A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.... Read more
Setting Goals is Easy
Saturday, September 19, 2009      0 comments

From a Spark People e-mail The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca The sweetness of reflecting on a dream Setting goals is easy. The tough part is putting time and hard work i... Read more
Another week in the books.
Friday, September 18, 2009      1 comments

Friday has come and another week has gone. It was a week well lived and thus is full of good memories. Returning from a cruise had the usual post-cruise problems but through a concentrated effort, I have returned to my pre-cruise weight ... Read more
Shining your light on a friend's shade
Thursday, September 17, 2009      0 comments

From an old Spark People e-mail: Shining your light on a friend's shade You can't turn on a country music station without hearing a song about someone down on their luck. But what about those around you? Think about how much it m... Read more
It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      1 comments

From Zig Ziglar's Daily Insight: It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back... A while back I spoke to a group in Houston and I showed them pictures of some very famous people. They included Thomas Edison, Cher, Walt Disney, Ric... Read more
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      1 comments

The title quote comes from Will Rogers. The Sanskrit tells us the same thing, "Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is but a vision but today, well lived, will make every yesterday a pleasant memory and every tomorrow a vision of hope." ... Read more
10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times
Monday, September 14, 2009      2 comments

10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times By Noah benShea Difficult financial times often inspire people to become more extraordinary. Challenge and adversity can push people toward their own greatness. It can launch you on a deeper personal ... Read more

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