Tag: choices

The bluebird of happiness

We have a family of bluebirds in our birdhouse.  I have a camera set up hoping to get some fantastic pictures! I got to wondering why the bluebird is a symbol of happiness.  Have you ever wondered this?  Actually, as with any old story or saying, there was not a definite reason, that I could…
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Talk is cheap

I bet you know someone who is often talking about what they are going to do – and yet… they aren’t doing it. We all know people like this. The person who talks about • Wanting to lose weight – yet, they sit on the couch eating candy • Wanting to save money or be…
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A moral history lesson

My husband, Jim, recently gave me a book that he wanted me to read. If you follow the business social media pages (Facebook, Google+, Twitter) you will have seen a couple of quotes from it. I’ll admit, I found the beginning of the book a little odd, and probably not as enticing as Jim would…
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I wish you health

Each January, many Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy. Jim and I are both trying to lose a little weight. We were checking out some information and, if I understand it correctly, if you want to lose a pound a week, you need to burn 500 more calories a day than you take…
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The Power of NO

I have written about the need to say “No” before, but have recently been asked to revisit the topic. Let me start with a story…. I was in the hallway of a past work place asking a co-worker if they could help with an evening event. They hemmed and hawed and eventually gave some explanation…
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Christmas Choices

Let’s say you are among the top 10% of the income bracket in the United States. Your choices about Christmas may be limitless. Let’s say you are among the 15% of people, considered to be below the poverty level. Your choices about Christmas may be very limited. Let’s say you are among the country’s “Middle…
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What to do with leftover candy.

It’s November 1st.  For many of us (especially the children) it’s stomach ache day. I remember sorting through our kids’ candy when they came home from trick-or-treating, to pull out anything that was open, or we considered unsafe.  I also remember going through it, after they were asleep, to pull out the candy we wanted…
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Sometimes you learn

Watching a Webinar Jim and I watched John Maxwell, Nick Vujicic, and Dave Ramsey talked about “Sometimes you win, Sometimes you learn”  a new book by John Maxwell. The webinar was wonderful!  I imagine the book will be, too. A couple of things they focused on were Taking responsibility for your actions Humility verses pride All three…
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What do you believe about good and evil?

It’s an interesting question don’t you think?  I’m reading a series of books by Joel Rosenberg.  My husband had read them and recommended them, but I thought they were documentaries, so didn’t pick them up.  Out of reading material last month, I started one and discovered they are suspenseful fiction, and I can’t put them…
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Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook status posts stating an opinion.  That’s all well and good as you are entitled to your opinion and the right to express it by the US Constitution’s First Amendment. However, when someone posts a very strong opinion on a controversial topic, I believe this invites discussion.  Often times,…
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