Archive for February, 2014

Perseverance

February 19, 2014

The Best Way Out is Always Through

I saw this subject title in a recent newsletter and liked the message. It repeats one of the key messages from Coach Jim Valvano’s ESPN speech when he admonished, “Don’t Quit, Don’t Ever Quit! Then it stresses Perseverance. Each of these components are considered “soft” skills by many. But my experience with some of the hardest, toughest, meanest, most dedicated, most effective people with whom I have ever worked live by these skills. The U.S. Army Rangers. Part of the Special Operations community that is in the spotlight recently. If these soft skills serve them, could it be that the rest of us can use them? You know the answer. Have a great day. Ed

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The Thoughts of a Winter Past

February 13, 2014

In North Carolina today we have had more than the usual snowfall, the entire eastern half of the U. S. is covered in snow and ice. Some places are without ¬†power so it’s not all fun. Driving can be a challenge. But in all I have to tell you it feels like when I was a little guy of 12 years old. The world is quiet when snow is falling, except for the birds.

There’s one thing I wish I could do. Walk into the next room and ask Momma if it would be ok to go out and play in the snow. Just one more time. Get all her instructions to bundle up, then blast through the door and outside. Come home and you know what would be waiting…a cup of her hot chocolate. Just one more time. Tell her about the afternoon outside romping in the snow. Just one more time.

I’ll count myself lucky to have had her for so long. Received all those instructions. All that hot chocolate.

Ideas for Good Health

February 9, 2014

Health is a part of your daily practices just as Goal Setting should be. 

Google “Cinnamon & Honey”. The benefits (as reported) of this combination appear to be very significant. And who doesn’t like those two in any combination!? The list of things it treats, cures, prevents is pretty interesting. Take a look.