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83 Days ’til 40: Trashing Our Cities

 

It appears that today’s post is going to be another short rant…. sorry!  I was driving home from work tonight and was inspired by the scene pictured above.  This was what I saw in the grass next to a stop light.  It made me sad, it made me embarrassed, it made me angry. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in attitude, Children, Inspiration, mental health, Rants

 

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84 Days ’til 40: Where is Winter???

We are ready for winter – we want to bundle up in our warm sweaters and put our feather comforters on our beds.  Instead, we walk outside, and the following is the picture we see – it appears that we are still slowly making our way through autumn/ fall. I LOVE the colors of autumn, but I really want the nostalgic feeling that winter brings, particularly those bundled up, warm feelings.  Those feelings that come when you wrap a fuzzy blanket around you and sip hot chocolate and read a book as the rain pours down outside.

Hmmmmm, at this rate, what is the chance of a snow day this year?

Today, 84 days ’til 40, I am thankful for the beauty of the seasons, even when their timing is not the timing I want!

~400daystil40

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2012 in attitude, Inspiration, Relationships

 

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85 Days ’til 40: Unisex Bathroom Prude

Yes, today I am breaking from my self-help norm to go into more of a rant mode (albeit, a very small rant).  I must confess, as evolved as I would like to think I am, I have not yet arrived.  I am a unisex bathroom prude.  “What,” might you ask, “is a unisex bathroom prude?”  I am so very glad that you asked!  A unisex bathroom prude is someone who just cannot wrap their heads around the idea of a unisex bathroom.  (As a side note, I am referring to a unisex bathroom with multiple stalls and men and women using private stalls, side by side). Read the rest of this entry »

 

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86 Days ’til 40: Hug Therapy

 

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.  ~ Bil Keane

That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable. ~ Deb Caletti

If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~ Walter Anderson Read the rest of this entry »

 

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87 Days ’til 40: The Educational PROCESS

Today I watched the following video about education: Education as a Process!

I LOVE this video!  It is so simple, yet so true.  Education is not about arriving at a destination, education is a PROCESS that, when participated in correctly, should last a lifetime.  Yet, we approach education as though there is an end point.  My partner often refers to how anti-climactic the educational process was.  She was completely convinced (as a young person) that when she obtained her PhD she would feel as though she had “arrived.”  However, when the time actually arrived and her degree was granted, she realized that she knew “a lot about nothing.”  She was disappointed.  In her case, she also had a doctorate in a field that was hard to transfer into a job, something she had not thought about while on that higher education train. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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88 Days ’til 40: Waiting Patiently

 

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.  These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. ~ George Savile

Genius is the eternal patience. ~ Michelangelo Read the rest of this entry »

 

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89 Days ’til 40: In Defense of Being Lazy (or Tired)

 

The inspiration for today’s post came from a friend of mine, who knows me too well.  She is a faithful reader (at least, far more faithful than my mother! – Oops, did I write that out loud???)  She can tell what is or is not going on in my life (at times) by what I post…. or what I do not post.  This week she could tell I was tired (or lazy, or maybe both!) Read the rest of this entry »

 

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90 Days ’til 40: Thanksgiving in Food Photos

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in attitude, Family, Inspiration

 

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91 Days ’til 40: Being Thankful

 

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~ Woody Allen Read the rest of this entry »

 

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92 Days ’til 40: Wordless Wednesday

 

~400daystil40

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in attitude, Inspiration, Interpersonal Skills

 

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