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Day 134 "Hunger and emotional eating"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      4 comments

We are hungry. We are hungry for approval, attention, affection. We are hungry for the freedom to embrace life and to really know and be ourselves. Eger, Edith Eva. The Choice: Embrace the Possible (p. 7). Scribner. Kindle Edition. To... Read more
Day 130: "Most important thing"
Friday, May 10, 2019      3 comments

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy---that’s all that matters. ~ Audrey Hepburn My real happiness in life has always been the fact that so many respect me for the values that I share and the friendships that I make. ... Read more
Day 129 "Jokes"
Thursday, May 09, 2019      4 comments

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes. ~ C.S. Lewis True but if you can joke about your bad luck and yet carry on with peace of mind that all will work out fine, then the jokes are... Read more
Day 128 "Smile"
Thursday, May 09, 2019      2 comments

Day 128: What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~ Joseph Addison There is an adage that says "Smile" and the world smil... Read more
How I Live a Successful Life
Wednesday, May 08, 2019      2 comments

I am Bob, I am 72 years old. I was a crouch potato and out of shape when I was 67, but joining Sparkpeople 2 days after my 67th birthday in 2013 was the best health decision I ever made. Another good decision was to join one of the seasonal 5%... Read more
Day 126: "A broken heart"
Monday, May 06, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes you break your heart in the right way, if you know what I mean. ~ Gregory David Roberts I am an emotional man and can get tearful at times just reading a sad story. But if I help others I feel better. With Love - Bob ... Read more
Day 125 "Reduce the clutter"
Monday, May 06, 2019      5 comments

Day 125: Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking. ~ Marcus Aurelius I am living with too much clutter. Need to take time to clear out. Less is more room for what is important. .What a... Read more
Re 100 Pushups
Saturday, May 04, 2019      5 comments

This is my ongoing attempt to do 100 push-ups in one set by New Years Eve. There is a program out there for achieving 100 pushups from scratch in 6 weeks, where you do pushups on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but I found that I needed at leas... Read more
Day 124: "Success should not be a struggle"
Saturday, May 04, 2019      6 comments

Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication t... Read more
Day 123: “Don’t Give Up”
Friday, May 03, 2019      8 comments

Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. ~ Daisaku Ikeda This is particularly true if you are struggling to obtain better health or succeed at ... Read more
Day 122 “Happiness”
Thursday, May 02, 2019      2 comments

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest ble... Read more
Day 121 "Handicapped"
Wednesday, May 01, 2019      2 comments

"[Everyone knows the dictionary definition] that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong... Read more
Day 120 "Happiness"
Tuesday, April 30, 2019      2 comments

Day 120: Happiness is a warm puppy. ~ Charles M. Schulz Various Authors. 365 Days of Happiness: Inspirational Quotes to Live By (p. 17). Hot Tropica Publishing. Kindle Edition. I remember when RT was a warm Aussie puppy, we named him ... Read more
Do not dispair, take action
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      9 comments

Whatever is in the way of your success, you are better than it, tougher than it, and stronger than it. You got this. DO NOT PANIC Action beats Anxiety, Motion beats Motivation, Work beats Worry. Now go out there and take one small step ... Read more
Respect for self and others
Wednesday, March 20, 2019      11 comments

I am much older than most here and have developed some wisdom that too often is lacking in today's world. We have innate skills of self-awareness, imagination, an independent will, and conscience. The better we develop our skills, the more succe... Read more

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