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Enjoy the Journey

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All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

— Samuel Butler

I’ve been way too serious this year.  Start focusing on goals and it doesn’t take much to get out of balance.  We get enthusiastic about the promise of the new year we get caught up in the idea of doing it quickly.

  • If we’re going to lose weight, why not lose it right away?  Don’t just go for a 30 minute walk.  Walk for an hour.  Don’t just cut back.  Eliminate all the stuff that contributes to gaining weight… like food.
  • If we’re going to increase our net worth, don’t just increase our savings deduction by 5% or 10%, really ratchet it up.  Never eat out.  Never go to the movies.  Stay home and save, save, save.

Do it all, NOW!

And then we hit the wall also known as burnout.  It’s not even six weeks into the new year and we’ve worn ourselves out with all our good intentions.

Our problem is that Continue reading » Enjoy the Journey

Today's Mantra

Minions, I Need Minions!

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Hi folks! We’re out celebrating Labor Day, but we haven’t forgotten you. This week we offer three old favorites for your reading enjoyment. We’ll be back next week with more new posts.

This Post originally published September 15, 2011.


Wouldn’t it be grand to have a minion or two at your beck and call?

Awhile back my niece-in-law, Rikki remarked on facebook, “Minions – I need some…” And I chimed in, “me too!” But just to be sure that I understood the meaning of the word, I checked it out:

A minion is a follower devoted to serving his master relentlessly.

Origin of MINION: Middle French – mignon darling. First Known Use: circa 1500

In my last post I grumbled over trolls that in interrupt our lives with pain and worry… yet today I’m minion-hunting. That’s because I’m of the opinion that Continue reading » Minions, I Need Minions!

Project 365 #245: 020911 Good Point!

Short Week Giving You Fits???

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Hi folks! We’re out celebrating Labor Day, but we haven’t forgotten you. This week we offer three old favorites for your reading enjoyment. We’ll be back next week with more new posts.

This Post originally published May 29, 2012.


For many of us the 3-day weekend means facing a 4-day work week… are you comin’ up short?

Your hair may be brushed, but your mind’s untidy.
You’ve had about seven hours of sleep since Friday.
No wonder you feel that lost sensation.
You’re sunk from a riot of relaxation.

— Ogden Nash
about weekends

If this week your Monday is a Tuesday, then most likely you’re facing a 4-day work week with a 5-day to-do list! Are you:

  • Soooo glad to be back?
  • Rarin’ to go?
  • Too tired to care?
  • Or, so far behind that it just doesn’t matter?

Determined to shoehorn 5-days’ work into a 4-day sneaker? Beware! You’re fighting a Continue reading » Short Week Giving You Fits???

Project 365 #245: 020911 Good Point!

Short Week Giving You Fits???

Creative Commons LicensePhoto credit: comedy_nose
For many of us the 3-day weekend means facing a 4-day work week… are you comin’ up short?

Your hair may be brushed, but your mind’s untidy.
You’ve had about seven hours of sleep since Friday.
No wonder you feel that lost sensation.
You’re sunk from a riot of relaxation.

— Ogden Nash
about weekends

If this week your Monday is a Tuesday, then most likely you’re facing a 4-day work week with a 5-day to-do list!  Are you:

  • Soooo glad to be back?
  • Rarin’ to go?
  • Too tired to care?
  • Or, so far behind that it just doesn’t matter?

Determined to shoehorn 5-days’ work into a 4-day sneaker?  Beware! You’re fighting a Continue reading » Short Week Giving You Fits???

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Life Lessons 101: Topple Proofing

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Feel the wobble? Is something important about to topple?

I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.

— Steven Wright

Sometimes we overdo.  Sometimes we have too many plates spinning, too many demands stuffed into too little time and, the next thing we know, we’ve slipped into mindless busyness and something important is on the verge of toppling.  Maybe we got into the swing of something, doing and doing until we lapsed into a workaholic-trance. Maybe the abyss of our To-Do-List’s administrivia kept us working, working working.  Perhaps deadlines loomed large… Or, perhaps we actually fell under the thrall of an awesome condition known as Flow:

Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

But, regardless of what’s brought us to this brink, we owe it to ourselves to intervene before something important takes a topple! Continue reading » Life Lessons 101: Topple Proofing

Cup o’ Inspiration

cup with steam swirl

Take a short break and consider the following:

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”

Marianne Williamson

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