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Taking Stock and Listening

Friday, April 22, 2011      19 comments

If I took the time to listen to what Iím saying on a regular basis I just might find out a bit more about what makes me tick. But, like many people I am a bit scared to understand myself. That would mean Iíd have to do something and Lord knows w... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stumbling Upon Success

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      43 comments

Itís easy to get lost or as the saying goes, ďYou canít see the forest because of all the trees.Ē You get up in the morning and if youíre honest a plate of bacon and eggs sure would taste a whole lot better that a bowl of oatmeal and a banana. S... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Putting Me First, Sometimes It's Even Hard To Write About

Monday, April 18, 2011      51 comments

I had a really good weekend. My wife is a fireworks fanatic. Thatís not an exaggeration. We sat in thirty degree weather with light rain off and on for seven hours to watch forty minutes or so of fireworks. We werenít alone. There were close to... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts " I'm Fixing A Hole..........."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      43 comments

For whatever reason, there are days I find myself thinking about donuts. There is no particular shape, flavor or sizeÖÖ.. Just donuts. I donít crave them; I just often have an image in my mind. Iím glad I do. I had one of those ďAh-HaĒ moments l... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Living A Succesful Life

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      32 comments

I created this as a vehicle for some training I am preparing to do for one of my clients. You may share but with my permission. Seven Steps for A Successful Life 1. Take one hundred percent responsibility for your life and your actio... Read more

Messy Art

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      31 comments

Joan and I were cleaning out a closet a few weeks ago when we ran across some ďkid art.Ē We have six, all grown now, four boys and two girls, ages twenty four through thirty five. In a large plastic tub we found a bunch of memories. Joan sorted ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Some Days

Monday, April 11, 2011      50 comments

Some days, itís hard to get myself in the right frame of mind. Some days I donít want to log my food or take the extra fifteen minutes to prepare something good to eat rather than stop for fast food or hit a vending machine somewhere. Oh, I kno... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts After Each Dying Comes A Resurection: Learning To Listen To Myself

Thursday, April 07, 2011      86 comments

All you have to do is look at the trees blossom and the flowers bloom to know that for death there is the potential for resurrection, whether you have a faith belief or not. Itís no by coincidence that the feast of Easter usually falls during th... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Confessions of a Recovering People Pleaser and Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      146 comments

I am a recovering people pleaser. I didnít know what that was until about a year ago. A Spark friend sent me a private comment and in a very gentle but firm way told me I sort of needed to get over my need to be accepted by everyone on the plane... Read more

"Dont Give Up"

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      22 comments

I was so touched by the comments and remarks on my blog from yesterday. Soem touched me in a most special way. They came from people who were on the verge of giving up. I wanted to share something with all of you. In 1993 Jim Valvano, a b... Read more

Getting My Arms Around REAL Change

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      28 comments

It took me almost fifty eight years to realize and understand that any real change comes from the inside of me and slowly works its way out. If you go back a few days and read my posting from Saturday, April, 2 youíll see I had the opportunity t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Were Thinking of Giving Up........ Read This First......Please?

Monday, April 04, 2011      504 comments

There are some mornings I crawl out of bed and as I look at myself in the mirror I tell myself I just canít do this anymore. I canít be bright and positive and upbeat and all those things that take so much effort some mornings. I look at my bell... Read more

Taking Advantage of Opportunities.

Saturday, April 02, 2011      21 comments

A lot has been written about being successful. I believe in the end itís a matter of what works for you. If you have an opportunity to actually sit down and talk with someone who has walked the walk, who has struggled, sweated and shed more ... Read more

Dear Mr. President...........

Thursday, March 31, 2011      39 comments

I own you an apology. You have much more influence, control and power than I imagined. As a matter of fact, from what I understand, you have more power than any president in history. I was eating dinner at the hotel tonight, alone and ther... Read more

............. And It Makes Me Mad

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      37 comments

I stood in line at Walgreen's this evening for about twenty minutes waiting to pick up my blood pressure medication. That's not what made me mad. Directly in front of me, in the long line was a young lady, who was ill. You could tell by th... Read more


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