Monthly Archives: June 2013

Let Yourself Be Surprised!

I am a planner.  Before I visit a place, I’m the one who checks Trip Advisor, does numerous web searches for “fun things to do while visiting _____”, checks admission times, prices, etc.  In short, I want to make the … Continue reading

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Oh the things you can see!

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. ~ Dr. Seuss These beautiful creatures were on display at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, CA.  I was mesmerized by them.  It makes total sense to me that … Continue reading

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Expect something good!

It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.  And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Muhammad Ali On the first night of our San Diego vacation, we got to enjoy a game between … Continue reading

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I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be loved…

Give up all bad qualities in you, banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender.  You will then experience Bliss. ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Indian Spiritual leader) I consider myself a nice person for the most part.  What’s … Continue reading

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Enjoy the simpler things!

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes Sometimes we can get the greatest pleasure from the simplest things.   My yard and garden, small though they may be, offer me … Continue reading

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Mermaid or Whale?

Originally posted on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made:
A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or…

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Fathers

Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. – Bill Cosby My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano On this day … Continue reading

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Choose something that scares you & just DO it! :) You’ll be glad you did (when it’s over!)

As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. – Zachary Scott I am not afraid to admit that I am very scared of heights.  Well, maybe not so much heights, but the … Continue reading

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There are flowers everywhere…

There are flowers everywhere for those who bother to look. – Henri Matisse

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I love to exercise, I love to exercise, I love to exercise! (and maybe someday I’ll actually convince myself!)

Tomorrow will be my workout number 1050 at Curves which is a MAJOR accomplishment for me!  Even after all this time (starting WAY back in 2006), I still don’t consider myself an “exercise person”.   You know who you are, … Continue reading

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Karma At Work!

Karma At Work! So much of what we seen in the news is tragic, depressing and hardly worth viewing, so when I see good news about a fantastic event happening to fantastic people, I like to share it!  Jim and … Continue reading

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Step Away from the TV and Nobody Gets Hurt!

Today I took my first small, maybe even baby step towards liberating myself from the television set.  I downgraded from premium to basic cable.  Maybe someday I’ll even be able to survive on limited cable alone, but for now, I’ve … Continue reading

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