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This Positive Shit

This Positive Shit

I can still remember the conversation. My wife and I were talking about some of the good things that were happening in our lives, which hadn't been the case for quite a while. We had, for what seemed like a very long time, been powering through some pretty difficult and trying times, and there now seemed to be a little bit of positivity seeping into our otherwise rocky set of life events. To the best of our knowledge, the only thing we had consciously done differently during this particular series of hardships was change our way of [...]

Hello Again

Hello Again

"Well hello there. My it's been a long, long time. How am I doing? Oh, I guess I'm doing fine. It's been so long now, but it seems now, that it was only yesterday. Gee ain't it funny how time slips away" - Willie Nelson True enough. It really doesn't seem like that long ago when I last sat down to post here on the blog. But...it was March 27, 2013. Yikes! So, I'm making February 14, 2016 the day I officially returned. Happy Valentine's Day to everybody. I look forward to writing again and I hope to hear from a whole bunch of you [...]

Off the Rails…

Off the Rails…

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men" - Willy Wonka Do something crazy today. I don't mean rob a liquor store or push an old lady off a bridge...in fact, as a disclaimer, I would say don't do anything illegal or something that will cause bodily damage to anyone else. What I do mean is you should engage in something really fun that you might do if you were still a kid, or if you really let that young heart of yours have its way for a little while. Be creative.  Be wild.  Be inspired. Do something [...]

The Ears Have It

The Ears Have It

There are few things as annoying or useless as a person who hears you when you're talking, but doesn't actually listen to anything you're saying. You know the type, right?  They seem to be so much more interested in what they have to say than what you're saying.  It makes for a pretty silly "conversation", doesn't it?  It's not much fun and you end of feeling like you were in some sort of a competition that you weren't quite prepared for. I'm willing to bet you don't feel real fond of individuals like this, but you really need [...]

A Little Help

A Little Help

Help someone. Sounds pretty simple, right?  Well, in all honesty, it really is; but it's also one of the most meaningful deeds you will ever take on. Whether a person is stranded on the side of the road, looking for a certain section in the grocery store, needs assistance carrying a bag, has a question about how the process works at the DMV (by the way, let me know if you figure that one out), or maybe just needs someone to listen to their plight for a few minutes...the smallest gesture can have the greatest impact. Someone said that [...]

Have a Drink

Have a Drink

Today's tip?  An easy one.  Drink some water. I know, I know, it sounds a little annoying and cliche at this point.  And you've probably heard everyone from your ever-energetic neighbor who seems to be in perfect physical condition to your chiropractor, who scuba dives twice a week and only eats salmon on Thursday, how good it is for you to drink water. I heard a comedian last night talking about how drinking water has become the defacto cure for everything in our lives.  He was joking that people will say things like, "So, [...]

Live to Love

Live to Love

Here's the challenge...for one day, love everything and everyone around you. Make the conscious decision to love and show love in absolutely every aspect of your life. Love the people that you come into contact with, and deal with every situation in a loving way.  See the good in people, see the positive in circumstances, and let your love shine like the brightest light in a dark room. It's something that all of us should do every single day, but for now, just give it a try today.  I honestly believe that if our focus was to love [...]

Start

Start

You know that project that you keep putting off and haven't started yet?  Start. And that new program, whether it be a fitness routine or change in lifestyle of some sort...begin today. The goal you want to reach, the success you want to attain, the idea you have for something big; stop procrastinating and start making things happen! Just do it.  Do something.  Get moving.  Start! A good plan executed today is far better than a perfect plan never executed.  Whatever it is you happen to be waiting for that perfect time to [...]

Smell the Roses

Smell the Roses

Take some time to smell the roses.  And not just in an allegorical way.  I mean, seriously, get out there and smell the roses! Okay, I suppose any flower will do...the point is, get outside and sample some the amazing and miraculous Creation that surrounds you.  It's one of the most rewarding and yet simple things you can do for yourself. The act of getting outside alone will make you feel better, and if you can lose yourself, even if just for a few second, in some of the beauty of nature, it will send a shiver through your soul.  [...]

Let Them Know

Let Them Know

Make sure that the people you love the most in this world know how much you care about them.  Tell them. None of us are promised a tomorrow, and all of us will no doubt wish for one more opportunity to tell that special someone how much we love them once they've moved on from this life. You've probably heard it said that you should live each day as if it was your last.  That's pretty sage advice.  Although, if you're anything like me, that probably means you'd end up in jail at some point.  However, assuming you don't get crazy and [...]

Remember to Reboot

Remember to Reboot

Here's a tip that will serve you well all of your days.  When you're tired...rest! Chill.  Take a nap.  Sit with your feet up.  Exhale.  Just make sure you get some rest once in a while. As good as it is for you to stay active, it's just as good to make sure that your body and mind get some relaxation every now and then. It's a fast-paced life and it's an I-want-it-now culture, so I know it's not easy to even think about slowing down, let alone to actually do it.  But it will greatly benefit you to become conscious of your need [...]

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