Wednesday, December 29, 2010



1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2010.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile!

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Eliminate negative thoughts and things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive and in the present moment.
13. Don't over do. Know your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake!
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are part of the curriculum; they appear and fade away but the lessons you learn last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day do something good for others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. For a learning experience spend some time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 8.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.

Last but not the least:
40. Consider forwarding this 2011 message to everyone you care about as I just did.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

2010 Christmas Eve Photos

NOTE: The full size images have been removed and replaced by these thumbnail style images.
 If you still need a full size copy give me a shout out by email or Amber and I'll get you a full copy.
 As before if you click on a photo,  it should expand to a separate page, where you can click
 again to enlarge.    Be aware that there are three separate collages below consisting of 25 
 photos each - click on each to view.  Enjoy .....

Monday, December 20, 2010

This is your chance to say Thanks at Christmas in support of our troops!
It just takes a minute - Click on the Link below.

Let's Say Thanks

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yes, Yes, I know... they're trying to take Christ out of Christmas....

"In God We Trust" was first added to U.S. coinage in 1864, adopted as the national motto in 1956, and first appeared on currency in 1957. "Under God" was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. In my 66 years on the planet, I have experienced NO examples of anyone being offended by a "Merry Christmas" wish, Fox News not withstanding, nor am I as a Christian offended by the use of "Happy Holidays, or " Happy Hanukkah," or "Happy Kwanzaa" or whatever greeting is personally important.

It is only the self-righteous, vain, egotistical Christians who sit in absolute judgement of each other and the rest of the population who have sufficient credulity to believe that someone is actively trying to take God and Christ out of their celebration - in spite of the above citations.

I'm still waiting for them to reveal to me the sections of the Bible that allow them to incite and judge people exclusively. There is Matthew 7:1 "Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged." That statement rests in the context of the Bible where other references say, for instance, Colossians 2:16: "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday...."

News Flash: If the Bible IS the revealed word of God then any violation on my part cannot be assuaged by the comment, "Well, I was told by this minister ...." I take Jesus' comment “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” as a clue that some 'battles' lack the necessary currency to deserve or require pursuit. As Puritan minister Edward Taylor said, "Strive not above what strength hath got, lest in the brawl thou fall!"