Why do you run?

Two years ago you would not recognize me. I weighed approximately 400 lbs. I was happy and  content. A content life is a dangerous life. The world we live  in is turbulent, harsh, and beautiful. Eventually the storm of life will rain on each of us. In the words of Anne of Green Gables, “It's been my experience …

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Always look for the best way!

Every day we perform hundreds of tasks. Our brain does them same way every time. At some point in time, often in early childhood, we learned to deal with countless daily tasks. Making our bed, buttoning a shirt, shaving (legs or face), and the list goes on. We perceive nothing wrong with what we have learned. Recently …

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Gratitude a discipline

"Shut up and be grateful for what you have." You may have heard this phrase in your life. This advice may be ill wanted. But there is truth in it. The happiest people I know are the grateful people I know. Many moons ago while attending college, some new friends put a chart on the wall. "We're …

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Little things

Remember the little things. Often I focus only on the big picture. When this happens to me I remind myself to stop and look at the little guys. If you stop and look at the little things around you the big things that often overwhelm us will fade out. We will remember that there are so many …

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Success in 5 steps

How do we attain success? Lots of people contemplate this question. Whole books have been written on the subject. I read several and want to reiterate the major points.  Desire One of the biggest factors determining success is desire. From my own experience I can firmly declare, without desire to change nothing will happen. Success starts with a …

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Don’t Settle

Recent events at work made me rather upset. Consequently, I found myself applying for every job in sight. All I wanted was something new. Spamming job applications resulted in a few responses from  companies for interviews for phone sales and customer support positions. I have worked phone customer support and sales before. I found it very …

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One Year of Accomplishment

I started this blog one year ago today! What a journey it has been. My first post  marked a monumental moment for me. I stood on the scale saw a number instead "error". I was so excited to see the number 335 on that scale. I remember telling myself "I am going to go all the way." I …

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Seeds of life

All of us have potential to be great. We can accomplish anything. Many of us have seen amazing trees at some point in our lives. For me trees inspire awe. Next time you see a giant redwood, a mighty oak, or a spreading willow stop and think about how it attained its magnificent stature. Today I would …

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Patience – Lessons from Fishing

Last week I drove up the canyon seeking to scratch an itch. The warm weather has been making me want to get out and fish. The river was rather productive last week. Pristine pools glittered with the sunlight. I stepped into the river sending waves rolling across the pools. Hoping I didn't scare the fish I cast my …

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