Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Exercise Daily! Eat Fresh Foods!

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This is the letter E of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.    Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.

Exercising can definitely give you that boost you need when your feeling down. Somedays though its a Catch 22. You know, too tired to excercise. But tired because you didn’t excercise. I feel so much better after a good workout but gettting there somedays is difficult! Eating fresh foods? I don’t know. A good pizza puts a smile on my face ..Everytime.

What is your opinion on the letter E:   Exercise.  Eat fresh foods!

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Until next time … be thinking about the letter F:  Feel your emotions.  Face Fear.

Wordless Wednesday: Alien(s)

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Drink Plenty of Water! Dance.

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This is the letter D of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.    Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.

“Drink Plenty of Water. Dance”. It has been said that the absolute best medicine for the body is water. Staying hydrated is vital to our health and therefore our happiness. As for dancing, I believe dancing on any form produces the endorphins in our brain to make us feel good. You can be silly. You can be sexy. You can be romantic. And you can even do this:

See, it put a smile on your face! Have you ever tried dancing to silence?

What is your opinion on the letter D:   Drink Plenty of Water.  Dance.

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter E:   Exercise Daily.  Eat fresh foods.

Because We Can … and We Did.

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Thanks Dad? I think.

I went to church today and Pastor Mark preached about character and integrity.   These are the things that a father should have and want to be remembered for when they are gone.   It was a great sermon but it somewhat made me sad because I don’t remember my Dad for his character and integrity.    I then went on to read a lot of blogs today from bloggers worldwide thanking their fathers for being such a great Dad.   I thought about it a lot today and thought maybe I should thank my Dad too:

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Thanks Dad for changing your name and never letting us know who you really were.   I am glad that I do not know my heritage or any of my family members from your side of the tracks.   Even though I have no clue where I came from, I do know where I am going.

Thanks Dad for letting us know that you had two daughters before marrying my Mom, adopting her boys (my brothers) and donating your sperm for me.   If I could find Pammy and Lisa (yes, this is all I know about them) I would let them know how lucky they were that you walked out of their life and never looked back.

Thanks Dad for never taking me to church or teaching me about God.   It makes me so happy to know that you respected me enough to allow me to make my own choice about religion.  Because you allowed me to make my own choice about religion, I made poor choices about life in general.   God should have always been first in my life from the day I was born.   But you made sure that didn’t happen.  How dare anyone love someone in life more than you.

Thanks Dad for always making sure I knew how to make friends.   I mean, because we moved every two or three years I had to, right?   Because of that I tried very hard never to get close to anyone because we would be moving again.   I still have that ability.  The ability to distance myself from everyone.  They say home is where the heart is.  I never had a home.

Thanks Dad for making sure I always went to the doctor and to the dentist like I should have growing up.   Because I was so well taken care of I only needed $13,000.00 worth of work on my teeth when I turned 18 and was able to care for myself.   And that broken nose you never took me to the doctor for, well I finally got that fixed too when I was in my thirties, well after you had died from your drinking.

Thanks Dad for showing all of us how to drink really well.    Alcoholism, whether genetic or learned, you made sure it effected every one of us.

Thanks Dad for being sure we all knew what a strong man you were.   We were all left speechless every time you showed your strength when you beat one of my brothers, or even my Mom for that matter.

Thanks Dad for being such a great leader and for taking charge in the family.   Your guidance taught us so well.   We knew that as long as we pounded our own chest that everyone was sure to respect us.   Respect was not something we would have to earn in life, right?  As long as we controlled everyone we came in contact with we would be okay.

Thanks Dad for always being so proud of me in school.   For not attending my induction into the National Honor Society.  For not attending my high school graduation.   For not encouraging me to go to college.   Mom always said my mind was wasted, but who was she to speak up?   I’m still learning Dad, every day I learn something new.

Thanks Dad, for playing Russian roulette with Mom, literally.   Although she married you, she always knew she was the lucky one, finding one of the five empty chambers every time.    Did you ever think she would outlive you?  She didn’t.  She was certain you would kill her first.

Thanks Dad, for teaching me how to fish.   Yep, thanks Dad, I’m glad I know how to fish.

Wow, Dad.   Who would have known I would have so much to say “Thank you” for?   Really, Thanks Dad, because if it were not for you, I would not be who I am today.   That’s not to say that you helped or encouraged me to be the person that I am, but you certainly showed me who I did not want to be.

Fishy Fishy

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Of all the fish in the sea, I wonder how many were thrown back by a man who didn’t realize what he had? 

Go Spurs!

After the game last night, there is so much excitement.   I know that the Heat will be bringing everything they have tomorrow.   It is already making my stomach turn.   Super excited.   But for now, I will just watch this over and over, because, well, he’s Manu:

Speechless Wednesday!

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Create Something Exciting!

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This is the letter C of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.    Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.

“Create something exciting”.     I am not to sure I can elaborate on this.   Do we focus on create or do we focus on exciting?   I have a creative mind and enjoy coming across new ideas and learning about something new.   I can’t say though that I retain everything I learn because I soak so much in at one time.   I think the key here is to be creative and to do something that excites you.    It can be something small, like a new tag line on your blog.  Or something big like a new motto for your family to live by.    Just venture out and do something new.  Don’t stay idle.  Or for people like my friend Becky, it can be finding a new football team to root for, like the Texans perhaps?

What is your opinion on the letter C:   Create Something Exciting

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter D:  Drink Plenty of Water.  Dance.

Be present. Be bold.

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This one is tough.  My interpretation … they are trying to say that you need to make your presence known and be confident in all that you do.    Show up.   Show an interest.   Do what others may not do.   You can choose to be the fly on the wall, or you can choose to by the fly buzzing around the room.  Yes, some may want to kill you, but at least you have gotten their attention.   And once you have their attention the possibilities are endless.   Wouldn’t you agree?

What is your view on the letter B:   Be present.  Be bold.

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter C:   Create Something Exciting