Category: Happiness

An Inspiring Poem

I made a pretty drastic change in my life, recently, and feel inspired. This poem has helped me know I made the right decision, or to say it better, if I didn’t make the right decision, I’m not going to worry about it. Or,…

Beginning or Resuming?

I’m feelin’ like my old self. Like anything is possible and I’m king of the world. I like this quote (even I don’t entirely understand it)… “Begin. Keep on beginning. Nibble on everything. Take a hike. Teach yourself to whistle. Lie. The older you…

What is That Noise Your Brain Makes?

A young, handsome, amazingly successful guy sometimes feels like you feel.

I Won’t Complain!

Of the following things, what is the hardest thing? Stop complaining about anything, ever. Write 300 or more words on a topic. Pick up the phone and call a stranger and ask for their time/money? Each of my readers will have a different answer….

What? Two Blog Posts in a Day?

I used to be funny and clever in my Blogs. Now, suddenly, I’m all about deep thinking and changing lives and hoping I might motivate others while motivating myself. I like Brendon Burchard (and wish his last name wasn’t so difficult to remember how…

Early to Bed, Early To Rise…

I think I need marriage counseling. No, not really, but I wonder – am I the only guy on earth who operates at his peak when he gets to bed around 10:00 p.m. and then wakes at 5:00 a.m. with a solid seven hours…

Great Quotes to Start the Day

Here’s the quote I’m pondering today . . . “Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.”  –Jim Rohn Last night, I went to the…

Alzheimer’s

My biggest fear in life is Alzheimer’s disease. It runs in my family. It took my Grandma away from us. My Dad is involved in an ongoing study and he worries about it (and I think he shows he has a gene that makes him…

Pretty Excited About This Eurolux Stainless Steel Cool Touch Electric Kettle

Do you know how you know when you’re old? It’s when you order a quick-boil electric kettle on eBay and you want to high-five someone. Or, you know you’re old when you talk about the quality of a chair because you can sit in…

Building 2017 Around Magic #44

My Dad was born in 1944. I was born on 7/11/73 and if you write that as (7-11) and (7-3) you get -4 and 4 and, well, that’s two 4s in a row. I want to weigh 144 pounds by the end of the…

A Shave at a Barber Shop Changed My Life

I grew a beard for No-Shave November. Me and my friends at work raised some money. I learned, at age 43, my beard grows and looks more like a beard than my last attempt in my late 20s. I also learned I hate having a beard….

Selfish with the Weekends? Am I Selfish?

I have more work to do at work than I have hours in the week. And not your typical, lazy 8 1/2 hours days. I’m talking 10-hour days. And I still can’t get everything done. On Monday, and all week, I’m going to journal…