Blamesgiving Day

Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple — yet so difficult for the human mind to comprehend. Bill P. and Lisa D. Authors, Hazelden Publishing One of my daily rituals is to read the newspaper, and one part of the newspaper I always read is the comics. Sometimes I find real humor in the comics, and there are also times when the humor contains a gem of wisdom. I remember one episode a …
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Would you rather be obese or blind?

Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 1881 I admit, I’ve never had a serious weight problem. While I carry a few extra pounds around the middle, I’ve never struggled with controlling my weight. But I realize that not everyone is so fortunate. Our nation has been given a lot of incorrect information about the foods we should eat, and most restaurants and packaged food manufacturers are more concerned with making sales than with safeguarding our health. A few years ago, Dr. Colleen Rand, an obesity researcher at the University …
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Do you hate deadlines?

Our chief want (need) in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882 When I was in school, I dreaded and feared deadlines: the term paper due in two weeks, the book report due on Monday. Most of us probably felt that dread early on and carried that negative association into our adult lives. But I came to realize that my thinking about deadlines was wrong. Hating deadlines was actually hindering my ability to have the life I truly wanted. Because of my belief about deadlines, I was reluctant to set …
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