#250: Try Managed Solitude To Solve Problems
Saturday, March 06, 2010      10 comments

How often are you by yourself every day? Not with the TV or radio on in the background or the children playing in the next room or your spouse hovering nearby. But, alone, by yourself in total silence? For most of us, we get precious little... Read more
#249: How Imaginative Are You?
Friday, March 05, 2010      13 comments

Are you an imaginative person? Do you think creatively? When people talk about thinking “outside of the box” do you ask them what box? emoticon ... Read more
#248: Positive Smile or Negative Frown -- Your Choice
Thursday, March 04, 2010      19 comments

I was listening to a gospel song this afternoon, "I'm Gonna Write a Song" and heard these lyrics: “Folks sit around with their face in a frown and gripe about the way things are... “Well, I’m so tired of complaining, so in my time rema... Read more
#247: Judge Not Lest We Be Judged
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      13 comments

Isn't people watching fun? At a mall, a library, the beach, in church, wherever people gather. It's interesting to note the various clothes they wear, the way they walk and talk and carry themselves, their hairstyles, their attitudes. Imagi... Read more
#246: Don’t Allow Fear of Success to Derail Your Efforts
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      18 comments

"99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." George Washington Carver * * * * * Much has been written about people’s fear of success, that invisible barrier that is so often so impenetrable. Simply p... Read more
#245: What Is Your Happiness Rating?
Monday, March 01, 2010      13 comments

If we were to grade our general happiness level on a scale of 0-100, what would yours be? emoticon- ... Read more
#244: Finding Happiness Among Obstacles
Sunday, February 28, 2010      11 comments

In a response to yesterday's blog, "Fulfilling Our Potential," TEDYBEAR2838, introduced me to a man who was born with no arms and no legs but who is an overcomer. If you can watch this video without crying at this young man's positive can-d... Read more
#243: Fulfilling Our Potential
Saturday, February 27, 2010      12 comments

I read in our local newspaper that Albert Einstein never spoke until he was four years old and didn't read a word for another three years. A teacher called him "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift in foolish dreams." Also, that Walt Disney... Read more
#242: Feeling Melancholy
Friday, February 26, 2010      10 comments

When I write these daily blogs I try to be uplifting, encouraging and inspiring, if possible. Today, though, I can't do that. Melancholy -- mental alienation characterized by gloom, depression, dejection, sadness -- has captured my spirit and wo... Read more
#241: Where Has The Settler Spirit Gone?
Thursday, February 25, 2010      6 comments

A History Channel TV show documented the journeys of America's pioneers and of Columbus, Ponce de Leon and other legendary world explorers. It focused on their indomitable spirit and bravery when facing unknown dangers in their explorations of u... Read more
#240: Only One Purpose In Life?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      6 comments

Recently, I came across a card emblazoned with the phrase: "Live Your Life's Purpose." I quickly realized I disagreed with the phrase. I believe we have many different purposes in our lives, not only one. Sometimes we serve as a parent... Read more
#239: Dedicated To Women
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      10 comments

This is for all of the women in the world. * * * * * Women have strengths that amaze men: * They smile when they want to scream. * They sing when they want to cry. * They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous... Read more
#238: Success Thinking
Monday, February 22, 2010      4 comments

Napoleon Hill, author of "Your Source of Power" and positive thinker supreme, once asked Thomas A. Edison, "What would you have done if you had not finally uncovered the secret of the incandescent electric lamp?" Edison's response? "I would... Read more
#237: We Live and We Die
Sunday, February 21, 2010      15 comments

As humans, it is destined for us to eventually pass on. What was once a living, breathing human being with thoughts, emotions, hopes and aspirations suddenly becomes an inanimate object. So it was this week with a close acquaintance. Dennis... Read more
#236: The Good Old Days?
Saturday, February 20, 2010      5 comments

I called a local grocery store today to ask about using a check for groceries since I hadn't yet received my replacement ATM/debit card. "Just show a photo ID like a driver's license or passport," I was told. "Don't I have to fill out a check ca... Read more

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