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Hardee Harrrr Harrrr

I recently viewed a video someone had filmed from their car in a school pick up line. They were sitting at a corner where kids walked down the sidewalk in the snow. As the sidewalk intersected with another one at the corner, apparently the snow had become slick ice.

One by one, filmed children as they walked unknowingly into the slide pit and down they went. Books flew out of their hands. Their friends—and the person filming the event—laughed hysterically at the spectacle.

Some of the kids laughed with them. Some were too embarrassed. Still others were bruised and wounded, both physically and emotionally.

How I Lost 75 Pounds in Seven Months, Part Three

In part one, I told you I eliminated the most stressful things from my life. In part two, I shared that I got my body in deliberate movement every day. Today I’ll share with you the third and final thing I did to lose seventy-five pounds in seven months.

In order to do that, I have to take you to Kentucky.

How I Lost 75 Pounds in Seven Months, Part Two

In yesterday’s post, I shared the first thing I did to lose seventy-five pounds: significantly reduced the stress in my life. Eliminating the major stresser and simplifying my life were critical, yet surprisingly easy to accomplish once I set my heart on doing them. The second thing I did was I set my body in […]

Your Place in This World

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “How do I find my place in this world?” I’ve asked the question myself. Sometimes I’ve felt like I didn’t belong anywhere because I felt I wasn’t where I should be.

I was out for a walk today and it suddenly hit me. At any given time, our place in the world is right there. It’s where we are, using out gifts to help everyone who crosses our path.

I know what you’re thinking. That place where you are right now isn’t very appealing. You may be unemployed. Homeless. Sick. Tired. Tired of being sick and tired. Hey, I get it.

I’m not talking about your circumstance here as if you are supposed to stay there. Quite the contrary but here’s the thing. You’re there at this precise moment. That’s where you are. That’s your little slice of circumstantial terra firma of planet earth.

Why not make the best of it? Do this:

Just Let Me Work My Puzzle

This past week, I met a homeless lady. I’ll call her Sally. She’s elderly and even indoors she sat bundled up in every ounce of clothing she possessed. She wore a funny knitted hat on her head with pompoms and multiple colored yarns. The fingers of her gloves had long since worn away.

I was intrigued by the fact that she wasn’t begging for money or food. Instead, she sat calmly working crossword puzzles. I couldn’t resist asking her about it.

“Keeps my mind sharp. I ain’t no spring chicken, ya know.”

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Our Heart

Saturday I passed over the Kentucky State Line and spent the night in the campground at Lake Barkley State Park.  After setting up my tent, Dakota and I road to the Lodge. It provided a breathtaking view of the lake. While cooking my dinner on my backpacking stove, I discovered–the hard way–that raccoons like instant […]

Five Ways to Live Out Loud Today!

There are those who limp through life with no real direction or sense of fulfillment. You can look at them and tell they are just not happy. In fact, they’re downright miserable and seem to want to pull everyone in their midst down into their pity pit with them. Then there are those individuals who […]