3 Guiding Words for 2015

This is an EPIC way of looking at the coming year!

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Last year, I changed up the way I approached New Year’s resolutions.  I just simply dropped them.  You know how resolutions go – you start with great intentions, but somewhere around the middle of February, we forget, or we simply don’t care anymore.  Why did we go through the work of doing it, if we don’t plan on sticking with it.

Around the middle of December last winter, a group of friends did the same thing – however, they replaced a resolution with three guiding words for the year.  For me, this makes a lot more sense.  Instead of being really specific as to what my goal was for the year, I could broad sense three words that could cover a lot of areas.

Before I break down this year’s words, I should look back at last year and see how I did.  You can read my post about last…

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It’s That Time Of Year AGAIN!!

It’s That Time Of Year AGAIN!!

It never fails. The clock moves forward, Time Marches On, The calendar months fall to the floor, one–by–one! Tomorrow always comes. The new year always gets ushered in and it usually occurs with all of us, or at least, most of us, making resolutions that THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER! THIS WILL BE MY YEAR FOR ALL AWESOME THINGS TO PREVAIL! And yet…

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We always seem to start out on a high note, doing well for maybe a week or two, or for some, yes, it can even last a month or two. But eventually, we all fall short of our resolutions. We didn’t get that stamp on our passport. We didn’t lose that ten, twenty or more pounds and keep it off. We didn’t stick to our new jogging or exercise regimen.

We are, as I type this in Minnesota, exactly Twenty-four hours and twenty-eight minutes away from the beginning of 2015 and there are already thousands of people planning to fail! Why? BECAUSE THEY MAKE RESOLUTIONS! My advice, just be you. BE  the best you you can be and that is easy. Breathe in, Breathe out! Simple, right?

I am hoping that this will be the year that you do all those things that you have been planning for years upon years. I have learned time and again, and most recently over the Christmas season had it driven home again, ‘Time waits for no man!’ One day, all those resolutions that you planned to do and wanted to do all those years in a row, will cease to exist because your human body will be called to the ground as your soul moves to its eternal resting place. However, you still have now, you still have this moment. Make those plans to move forward toward your goals. Make that phone call to a long lost friend or relative. Mend your fences. Get those passports. Live life. Today is the only promise we have and even the end of today is not promised, only right now.

Do not live a life that is stopped being lived because of resolutions. Resolve to live your life right now and live it for other people. If you can live a life that impacts at least ONE OTHER PERSON, in my book, all other resolutions have been met! To end this post to my long list of followers and daily readers I resolve to do this… I will no longer say, I.M.P.A.C.T. all of your tomorrows! No! The only moment we are promised is right now, so I.M.P.A.C.T. THIS MOMENT! Step up and step out of your comfort zone and make things happen, right now! Do Not Wait! I love you all and I hope you have a great and safe time celebrating the ushering in of 2015. I hope you all know that you are loved and cherished. I hope you all know that you have a purpose. I hope you all know that your success does not hang on that balance of a list of “I should do this this year!” You are so much more than that and you were created for so many specific things! Find them out in 2015 and charge after them! Do that, and I promise you will be a success story you can brag about in the ushering in of 2016! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY READERS, FANS AND FRIENDS! Here’s to a fresh start!

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2014 in review

Definitely a work in progress. But, not bad at all for not even having done this an entire year!!! It only gets better from here.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


This was my most popular post in 2014, so far. So I figured I would send it out again to see if it can generate the same interest.


Everyone has heard about the judgment the Supreme Court has made in regards to Hobby Lobby refusing to offer birth control on their medical plan due to the faith of the owners.  Now, no matter what side of the coin you are on, everyone seems to have a judgment about this topic.  I, however, see the coin as standing on its end and spinning so I can see it from both sides.

On the one side we have the female population of workers for this company who basically are being told, “because we believe this way we will not be covering one or more of the procedures it is your right to have if you so wish.”  Uh oh!! Someone has made a judgment call based on their own personal beliefs and taken away the rights of someone else.  Now, beliefs can be held by one person or a group…

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