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Why Wait?

Sunday, December 21, 2014      9 comments

"Well I guess we should enjoy the next week or so." The first voice said with a hint of resignation. "Why is that?" Asked a second voice. "The New Years Resolution people will be here soon. This place will be a zoo." Answered the fir... Read more


Thursday, December 18, 2014      11 comments

I ended my blog yesterday with an inspirational posting from Coach Jim Valvano over 20 years ago. Jim passed away three weeks after he gave this speech at the ESPY Awards where he was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award. I share this with y... Read more

Those Small Victories That Mean So Much.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      50 comments

The regulars at my gym are pretty much used to my off beat behavior. I've been known to burst into song on the recumbent bike or do a dance on the elliptical. They've never seen me cry. I don't mean the "Sniffle, sniffle dab at you... Read more

Absolutes? ---- There Aren't Any!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      18 comments

"Ya know, it took me five years to realize their were no absolutes in living a healthy life style. That's sorta sad." "Well it could be," Joan said. "Or you could share that with other people just getting started and it might help them avo... Read more

Celebrating 5 Years of Spark Today

Sunday, December 14, 2014      28 comments

It's hard to believe it's been that long and on the other hand it seems like I've been here forever. I could go on and on about how many wonderful people I've met along the way but if you have been here for awhile, you know what I am sayin... Read more

We Can Rationalize Anything, Can't We?

Thursday, December 11, 2014      17 comments

If I told you I felt miserable for the past two days I'd be exaggerating. Miserable would be a step up for me. I'm not gonna go on and on about winter colds and flu. You know the drill. We all get them. We all struggle through them and most of u... Read more

It's In Our Hands

Saturday, December 06, 2014      56 comments

I created this picture(?), graphic (?) motivator(?) for a small group I work with monthly to help develop their communication and networking skills. We are starting a new group in January so I put this together to help the group focus. I s... Read more

Belated Thank You's and one of those

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      21 comments

I've been absent for about a week or so, and not by my own doing. My web site crashed. No, that's not right, crashed is too light a word. It expired with no notice. Being self employed I went in the bathroom and looked at my IT department in the... Read more

On Being Thankful

Thursday, November 27, 2014      18 comments

I'd like to tell you that I am grateful and thankful each and every day of my life for all the blessings I've received over the past 61.5 years but if I did I'd be telling you a bald faced lie. Maybe I should amend that statement and say t... Read more

Right Here, Right Now

Monday, November 24, 2014      21 comments

"You are free to believe what you choose, and what you do attests to what you believe." Just between me, you and the gate post I hate reading that line. It pops up in my morning reading 3 or 4 times a year. Maybe Jesus said it better: ... Read more

Wearing Blinders

Thursday, November 20, 2014      24 comments

Do you know the reason they put blinders on race horses? It's so they don't become distracted or discouraged by the performance of the other horses on the track. They can only see their finish line and run towards it. Yes, I know, we're no... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying the Same Isn't a Bad Thing

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      195 comments

I didn't lose any weight last week but I didn't gain any weight either. A few years ago this would have devastated me, but it dawned on me that I was looking at it through a "glass half empty" mind set. I did SOMETHING right this past week... Read more

Perceptions and My Health.

Monday, November 17, 2014      14 comments

It's a scary realization. It's the moment you discover that most of what goes on in your life is about 100 millimeters beyond your control. The things you spend your life working so hard, to lasso, hog tie and stow away have been and always... Read more

Touching Base

Sunday, November 16, 2014      13 comments

Hello all. Thank you for all the Goodies and the notes of concern. I am doing just fine, TYVM, lol. Busy but fine. So here is whats going on in my world. My Mom: If you've ever known someone with Alzheimer's then you know it is scary and ... Read more

Precious Joys

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      20 comments

I woke up in a foul mood this morning. It was a culmination of all the small things building up inside of me and setting the stage for a rotten and foul morning. I wont go ... Read more

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