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Dear Doctor
Sunday, October 23, 2016      24 comments

Dear Doctor Perez, Thank you for the tough talk that you gave me a few months ago. You have motivated me to make the needed changes in my diet. I had not taken all of the necessary steps to stay off of the medicine for controlling Type II D... Read more
Finding Forms of Motivation
Saturday, October 22, 2016      26 comments

Today I need some new motivation for a certain student. I know that it will have to be as different as I can come up with. Sometimes I am surprised at what will motivate a young man. ... Read more
Starting Each Day Right
Friday, October 21, 2016      27 comments

In order to make the most of my days , I start each one with the following: The Bible-I set my intention to live in peace and love. A prayer for helping strength. A song that lifts my heart and head. Exercise to motivate my body to move.... Read more
The last Kayak ride
Thursday, October 20, 2016      28 comments

Every year my friend Yvonne lets me keep my kayak at her lovely lake house. I drop it off in early May and pick it up in late October. Every week I go for a visit and a ride. Usually I have the lake to myself. I grew up with a summer cottag... Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      38 comments

Remember to be kind and considerate today. Our attitude shapes the attitudes of others. There are people who will need to hear something to warm their hearts. ... Read more
Spreading a Positive Message!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      30 comments

One way that I love to send positive messages at schools is to help my students create murals. The students pick the theme, we research ideas and then voila! Some of our themes in the past include Racing to Learn, Growing a Garden of Manners, ... Read more
Politics in the Classroom
Monday, October 17, 2016      31 comments

Currently I am teaching my student about voting and the three branches of government. One thing that I stay away from is taking a side. In the household where I teach, there are some very strong beliefs and politics are important. I stay aw... Read more
The Wise Old Owl and my Studies
Sunday, October 16, 2016      29 comments

Last weekend, I spent some time taking an online class for my school. It is a course that I have done before, so I kept the TV on as I worked. The news show helped me to understand the material. The Trump bus scandal was breaking, and I learn... Read more
Getting Out of My Own Way
Saturday, October 15, 2016      30 comments

Yesterday I felt the pain from my injuries, and as hard as I tried, I was not a pleasant person. The harder I worked, the less I got done. I needed to step away from my responsibilities and just relax. That is a tough one for me. ... Read more
Sparked Reflections
Friday, October 14, 2016      38 comments

It is not what we do, but how we think about what we do that makes a difference. After joining SparkPeople, I started writing a daily blog. This practice has caused me to look closely at my eating, hiking, and my life in general. I have writ... Read more
Riding along
Thursday, October 13, 2016      28 comments

Riding along on a beautiful day, All was bright with nothing gray. Just when I was sure and confident My need for God not evident ... Read more
Appreciate those who help you!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      34 comments

Yesterday several people went out of their way to help me. Tonya in CVS searched high and low until she found the coconut oil. Jack at McDonalds made me a specialty breakfast sandwich with fewer carbs. I thanked them and then called the compa... Read more
Monday, October 10, 2016      30 comments

Keeping on keeping on. Not giving up! Sometimes we may get tired, but don't quit eating well and exercising. How will you show your health... Read more
Moose in the morning
Sunday, October 09, 2016      25 comments

Of all the woodland creatures, the moose are the most mystifying. Maybe it's those eyes so big. ... Read more
Making it through Matthew
Saturday, October 08, 2016      32 comments

Mat and Nora live in Ft. Lauderdale, and chose to stay put with their two little children. Gabby, the newborn, just got out of the hospital after recovering from viral meningitis. They bought a generator with a credit card, planning to return ... Read more

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