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#529: Dad's Special Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      10 comments

On November 10th, 1976, at 11:30 p.m., I received a telephone call from Wayne, my brother-in-law in Louisiana. "Lou, your Dad had a heart attack. He's in the hospital and they're not sure if he'll make it." I worked for United Airlines and ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts From 2009: #5: Start Your Ripple
Sunday, February 15, 2015      29 comments

Often, our actions are much more far-reaching than we realize. Here's an example: Have you ever tossed a stone into a pond? Most of us have, and we've watched the ripples caused by the stone hitting the water, ripples that continue t... Read more
From 2009: #133: Our Treasure Within
Sunday, December 21, 2014      14 comments

Monday, November 09, 2009 In the background as I write this is a television special on the History Channel about a search for treasure supposedly hidden by outlaw Jesse James. Interesting show. But all shows about hidden treasure fascinate ... Read more
From 2009: #40: A Real Fairy Tale
Sunday, November 30, 2014      8 comments

August 08, 2009 Once upon a time there was a little boy named Jack and his sister, a little girl named Jill. They were good little children. They were polite and respectful. They helped with chores around he house. They did their school hom... Read more
From 2010: #415: From Unhappy to Happy Land
Tuesday, November 25, 2014      8 comments

Monday, November 01, 2010 This is a story about people who lived in Unhappy Land and were very unhappy. emoticon Their unhappiness dom... Read more
#528: 1,600 Straight Days -- Only 22 Pounds -- Say What?
Thursday, September 11, 2014      15 comments

Today is a milestone -- my 1,600th consecutive day logging in to SparkPeople. But during that time I'm currently only showing a 22 pound loss? What gives? Actually, I was down from 290.4 pounds, my highest weight, to 235 at one point but t... Read more
#527: I Was Truly Blessed Today
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      27 comments

When discussing developing a positive outlook, many public speakers are fond of using the rhyming phrase, "An attitude of gratitude." To me, giving thanks for blessings throughout the day is a natural habit. Sometimes the blessings are small, so... Read more
#526: I Don't Like...But I Do Like...
Sunday, January 13, 2013      27 comments

We all have things we don't like and things we do. Here are some of my thoughts about what I don't like and the positive side of what I do like. Maybe you can relate. ******* I don't like the way I look ... Read more
#525: Goodbye Brownie
Saturday, June 30, 2012      34 comments

When I last blogged in February it was to say goodbye to Little Thang, one of my kitties. Today it is to say goodbye to Brownie, my last kitty ... Read more
#524: Saying "Thank You" Not Enough
Sunday, February 26, 2012      29 comments

Three weeks ago I wrote about losing another pet, Little Thang, a kitty I took in as a stray eight years ago. When I said goodbye to her I also said goodbye to another piece of my heart as we all do when we lose someone or something close to us.... Read more
#523: Goodbye Little Thang
Sunday, February 05, 2012      35 comments

Anyone who is or who has been a pet lover knows how hard this is to write. Last night at 11:00 one of my beloved kitty babies passed away. She came to my house at the... Read more
#522: A Dream Died Last Night
Friday, January 13, 2012      34 comments

Bowling emoticon has been a large part of my life for more than 40 years. It has brought me accolades, trophies, tournament records, perfect 300 ... Read more
#521: Life is Like an Empty Glass
Saturday, December 31, 2011      24 comments

With respect to Tom Hanks and his Forrest Gump quote: "My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates emoticon. You never know what you'... Read more
#520: Is Your Mountain Too High?
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      22 comments

Profound insights often come our way in the strangest of circumstances. Like last night at a bowling center. emoticon I didn't want to... Read more
#519: Precious Gifts Need Not Be Expensive
Saturday, December 24, 2011      14 comments

We often equate how much a present costs with its quality. But the most precious gifts need not be expensive as Lori (MOMMA_LITTLE) showed in her December 4th blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4... Read more

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