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Day 123: “Don’t Give Up”
Friday, May 03, 2019      8 comments

Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. ~ Daisaku Ikeda This is particularly true if you are struggling to obtain better health or succeed at ... Read more
Day 122 “Happiness”
Thursday, May 02, 2019      2 comments

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest ble... Read more
Day 121 "Handicapped"
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      2 comments

"[Everyone knows the dictionary definition] that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong... Read more
Day 120 "Happiness"
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      2 comments

Day 120: Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz Various Authors. 365 Days of Happiness: Inspirational Quotes to Live By (p. 17). Hot Tropica Publishing. Kindle Edition. I remember when RT was a warm Aussie puppy, we named him ... Read more
Do not dispair, take action
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      9 comments

Whatever is in the way of your success, you are better than it, tougher than it, and stronger than it. You got this. DO NOT PANIC Action beats Anxiety, Motion beats Motivation, Work beats Worry. Now go out there and take one small step ... Read more
Respect for self and others
Wednesday, March 20, 2019      11 comments

I am much older than most here and have developed some wisdom that too often is lacking in today's world. We have innate skills of self-awareness, imagination, an independent will, and conscience. The better we develop our skills, the more succe... Read more
The positive and the negative
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      9 comments

Everyone has negative thoughts or behaviors, that is the fact of life. If you follow the prevalent advice of books, one might decide to resist all negative thoughts and behaviors by merely focusing on the positive to suppress thoughts and behav... Read more
2019 Goals
Monday, February 25, 2019      9 comments

Here are my 2019 goals in a nutshell. I only recently started posting images in my blogs, I use the free resource pablo.buffer.com/# to do so and I enjoy being more creative. ... Read more
Be alive and well
Sunday, February 24, 2019      13 comments

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A suggested "Joyous" pledge
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      7 comments

Reply with an emoticon if you agree with this WHOLESOME, INSPIRATIONAL, HEALTHY, AND JOYOUS LIFE PLEDGE by OLDEROWL ... Read more
Today's Snow
Wednesday, February 20, 2019      6 comments

We got 4 inches. See picture. Road is clear out front, out back it's a wonderland. ... Read more
2019 Goal of 100 pushups in a set
Sunday, February 17, 2019      4 comments

This is my ongoing attempt to do 100 push-ups in one set. I first planned to do 100 push-ups by my 6th Sparkpeople anniversary date May 15, 2019 (40 weeks and 2 days from my start date of August 4th 2018. Now, as of 2/16/19, I figured I try and ... Read more
Positive Thinking
Saturday, February 09, 2019      11 comments

I am Bob, I am 72 years old and can jog a 5K in under 46 minutes and do 46 pushups in one set. I am increasing my number of pushups I can do in a set at a rate of about 1.5 pushups per week and also working to reduce the time it takes me to comp... Read more
The power of letting go
Monday, January 28, 2019      7 comments

There is a story told by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., of a wise old lady who when asked how in the mist of all her struggles, she was always cheerful, replied: “Well, I view this world just as a loose garment.” What the old lady meant was that instead... Read more
Being more positive by avoiding negative thoughts
Thursday, January 24, 2019      14 comments

There are seven types of Negative Thoughts you need to avoid: 1. All or Nothing: these thoughts employ words like “all”, “none”, “never”, “always”, “everyone”, “no one”, “every time” etc. or simply lump every similar thing together as one. Fo... Read more

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