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Friday, March 05, 2010      17 comments

I am all for fresh beginnings, out with the old, in with the new. A lot of us get ready to do that this time of year. We call it spring cleaning. Time to shake all the musty, stale things out and open the windows to let in fresh air; air that no... Read more

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

Thursday, March 04, 2010      13 comments

For the most part I believe I have been happy all my life. I have a strong belief the reason we all walk this earth is to find the definition of happiness in our lives. As we look for that happiness there are days we feel that we “just aren’t ge... Read more

"What's Wrong With Me?"

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      18 comments

What’s wrong with me? How many times have you and I sat in front of mirror and looked at ourselves and said that? How often have we sat in our favorite chair staring out the window and wondering what the heck was wrong with us? Hadn’t every... Read more

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight Part Two: Denial Is Just Not A River In Egypt

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      10 comments

The other day I mentioned to my daughter that the motivating factor for me taking control of my health was that I had become weary of being fat. She looked at me with large eyes and said “Dad you’re not fat. Quit talking like that.” “You need to... Read more

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight"

Monday, March 01, 2010      12 comments

It’s a Jay-Z song and part of my cardio mix. I found it after reading an article by one of the trainers here at Spark People. She had it in her cardio mix and said it was a good upbeat song to work out to. She’s right, but to me it’s much more. ... Read more

Finding Me

Sunday, February 28, 2010      10 comments

It’s very rare that I am nor sure what to say. While the written word is a marvelous and beautiful tool I often become frustrated with it because how can you convey a smile, a hug, a reassuring squeeze of the wrist or simply sitting with a love... Read more

What Happens To Me When I Get Off Track or Being Positivley Unrealistic

Saturday, February 27, 2010      15 comments

It’s real easy to be become positively unrealistic? What did I say, “Positively unrealistic?” Yup that’s what I said. It is a condition that exists when you become so enthused and so excited about something you lose all sense of the reality of y... Read more

Our Perspective

Friday, February 26, 2010      10 comments

A great deal of my work involves traveling. I love traveling, especially when I am sitting in the cozy warmth of my office and talking about it. Catch me in the middle of a three hour flight delay on the last flight leaving Chicago for San Diego... Read more

Optimism: An Addition

Thursday, February 25, 2010      4 comments

I was not aware there was more to the Optimists Creed than I posted. One of my dear Spark friends shared the rest with me. It is actually a quote by Christian D Larson. Here are the last two lines To think well of myself and to proclaim th... Read more


Thursday, February 25, 2010      13 comments

Every Wednesday around noon I gather with a like minded group of people who sincerely believe in being positive. We are the International Optimist and our mission is to "bring out the best in kids." For the past few weeks I have wanted to take t... Read more


Wednesday, February 24, 2010      9 comments

I think it’s often over looked in our precise calculations on life, love and a journey towards happiness. For some strange reason we discount it as being too easy. If life isn’t a struggle at every corner and at every turn, then I guess we aren’... Read more

Taking Care of Us

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      18 comments

I wasn’t feeling too well yesterday. I had planned on staying in my flannels and my Chicago Cubs tee shirt all day and giving myself permission to be lazy because I was sick. This means you can watch television all day and not feel guilty, or re... Read more

Letting Go

Monday, February 22, 2010      6 comments

The more positive you think, feel and believe, the more positive your life becomes. I am sick. Not just a few sniffles and a runny nose but the fever, achy, “I wanna die” sort of sick. In a word I feel miserable. There is another part... Read more

Gone Fishing LOL

Sunday, February 21, 2010      9 comments

Well I hasd a two pound plus losss this week so I am happy. I am in Louisville today visitng my grandaughter. We havent seen her since the day after New Years. So there is no great words on inspiration form me today, except maybe this: ... Read more

Overcoming Guilt Part 2

Saturday, February 20, 2010      8 comments

A few years back I had the opportunity to go to a baseball game in San Diego. I am a huge baseball fan and it was my first time at that ball park. Suffice to say I was like a very young child at Christmas. Half way through the game a young man s... Read more

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