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Small Acts of Kindness and Our Journey Towards Health

Tuesday, March 16, 2010      18 comments

Of my top ten things to do in life, walking outdoors in the morning is right up there. Once the weather warms up for good in mid-April, I enjoy getting up around 5:30 and taking a walk. It is cool it is quiet and I use the time to think, meditat... Read more

What I Have Learned So Far: Three Months of Spark

Monday, March 15, 2010      22 comments

As of yesterday I have been a Sparkie for three whole months. I would like to share what I have learned so far. First, I deserve to be healthy and with that I deserve to be happy. So do you. Health is not something reserved for the bright, ... Read more

Putting Life Into Neutral

Saturday, March 13, 2010      10 comments

This will be quick. I am going to be a "Spark Bum" this weekend. I will keep up with my food, my exercise and all my goals and commitments. I will pray for each of you, hold you in my heart and think good thought about you until Monday morn... Read more

"But You Don't Understand....... I'M TIRED"

Friday, March 12, 2010      22 comments

A friend of mine called the other day. I hadn’t heard from him in awhile. He’s had a rough twelve months or so. His father passed away right before Christmas 2008. He had struggled with diabetes for over twenty five years and was in poor health ... Read more

Rewarding Performance or Do I Have A lot To Learn.

Thursday, March 11, 2010      15 comments

Because i am going to be traveling today I wrote this last night. Hence, the past tense. While Joan and I were eating dinner tonight the topic of rewards surfaced. We got into a discussion how from childhood on we associate success and acc... Read more

Creating Enjoyable Goals

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      13 comments

When I am not blogging or writing I actually do work. I don’t call it work. I call it getting paid to have fun. It was a goal of mine for a long time and about ten years ago it came true. It was the culmination of dreaming and believing in a lo... Read more

Becoming "Undependent"

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      18 comments

My wife looked over my shoulder as I typed the heading and said, ‘Are you sure “undependant” is a word?” I laughed. “It is now.” I am a dependant person. In many ways I depend on the good things in my life. They are as someone once sai... Read more

Dont Quit

Monday, March 08, 2010      24 comments

Steve was orphaned at birth. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in orphans homes. At age eighteen he joined the Navy. After four years in the Navy, Steve used the G.I Bill to become a gemologist or as we call them, a jeweler. Steve le... Read more

A Moment of Faith

Sunday, March 07, 2010      12 comments

I decided to change my workout music yesterday. I was getting tired of listening to the same stuff. It’s not that the music is bad but when you have 1,256 songs on your IPod you can choose from a wide selection. So as I am walking around the tra... Read more

Healing Part 2

Saturday, March 06, 2010      16 comments

Before I write this morning post I want to stop and thank those of you who posted responses to my blog on healing yesterday. It is my normal practice to respond individually to each person with a short note. However, lol, I did not get home from... Read more


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

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