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#385: The Language of Water
Thursday, July 29, 2010      13 comments

I can't speak about other languages but American English is difficult for people to learn and use properly. It is more difficult when we split hairs with the words we use. If I tell you, "That's is a good looking animal you have and you rep... Read more
#384: Why Are We Here?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      14 comments

Why are we here? Not here on earth, but here on a nutritional site? To say we want to lose weight or become healthier seems almost like a cliche. Let's dig deeper. Why are we here? I suggest for many of us we are here because we reached a p... Read more
#383: What is Your ideal Life?
Monday, July 26, 2010      20 comments

At least once we all have pondered what we consider to be our ideal life. I was reminded of mine tonight at dinner as I talked with the waiter who said he wants a cabin in California with floor to ceiling windows that would provide views of the ... Read more
#382: Rainbows Within Us
Saturday, July 24, 2010      19 comments

We have all likely heard the tale of the pot of gold that supposedly can be found at the end of a rainbow. But we know it is only a tale for the rainbow's ends vanish like mist as we get closer to them. It's an illusion of light, similar in a wa... Read more
#381: Tired, But Still Believing
Friday, July 23, 2010      11 comments

Life has been extremely stressful lately. I have been exhausted physically and mentally. There are overwhelming problems with no positive resolution in sight. They have taken a toll. Still, I believe things will get better and work themsel... Read more
#380: Thoughts About a Banana and Life
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      18 comments

I was going to go to bed early and read. But at 10 p.m. the dogs wanted out and I was hungry so I fixed a bowl of cereal and began cutting a banana to go on it. That took me back 11 years when my brother's oldest son, Bobby, was five and used to... Read more
#379: Is Your Confidence Eroding?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      10 comments

I let the dogs emoticon emoticon out in the ba... Read more
#378: Have We Lost Our Sense of Humor?
Monday, July 19, 2010      11 comments

So a guy I know asked me where I was born. "In the state of poverty," I told him because Dad was in the Navy so there wasn't much money to go around. "Where do you live now," he then asked. Replying honestly I said, "Depends on the day. Som... Read more
#377: Think Right Toward Others
Saturday, July 17, 2010      18 comments

Do you want to be liked by other people? Don't we all? But how do we become likeable? There are many ways. Perhaps the most important is to remember the Golden Rule and treat others as you want to be treated. Don't: * Condem... Read more
#376: Life is Short, Sometimes Too Short
Thursday, July 15, 2010      23 comments

My heart is hurting tonight. I got a telephone call from my sister. Her ex-husband, the father of her adult children, was rushed to a hospital this evening. Paul is only in his late 40s and had seen his doctor this afternoon complaining about a ... Read more
#375: Lives Tempered Like Steel
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      8 comments

I was reading about the blacksmith's of the western, frontier exploration days. They were magnificent artisans who learned that the secret to strong steel products was tempering the product with heat and cold. They would fire the horseshoe or ot... Read more
#374: How Are You Helping Your Neighborhood?
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      4 comments

"No man is so poor as to have nothing worth giving: as well might the mountain streamlets say they have nothing to give the sea because they are not rivers. Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think." -- Henry Wadsw... Read more
#373: Beauty Around Us -- An Accident?
Monday, July 12, 2010      13 comments

If you have ever doubted the beauty of nature that surrounds us daily, please visit SISTERDEAR's blog titled, "Wonderous Sunset - O The Glory!" at: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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#372: Tweaking Our Lives
Sunday, July 11, 2010      14 comments

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." George Bernard Shaw * * * * * I spend part of my life editing books, web sites, resumes, business forms and other written materia... Read more
#371: What Has SparkPeople Meant To Me?
Friday, July 09, 2010      20 comments

In the spring of 2009 a health insurance company nurse told me about SparkPeople. I registered with the site and began an experience I treasure every day. Although my weight has fluctuated because of medications, like many people here, the few p... Read more

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