Tag Archives: life lessons

(#369) About Kayaks And Perspective


If we focus on the possible negative, we get sucked into it. Lessons. Everywhere, lessons present themselves.  And they remind us that we are always students. Lifelong learners. If we pay attention. My latest education has come over the past … Continue reading

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(#350) Regrets? Choices And Lessons.


A culmination of all those choices. Some small. Some large. All help create the person you are becoming. Would you, if you could, go back in time and change the choices that you made?  I know.  A wide open question … Continue reading

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(#347) Clues At The Tip Of My Nose


The little child had returned to remind and reassure me to believe in my abilities and myself. A few months ago, I sat on a balcony three stories above the Gulf of Mexico in Key Largo, Florida.  The pre-sunrise morning … Continue reading

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(#323) Who Sets Your Agenda?


Why let someone else interrupt my thought process and mindset with what they see as something I “need” to know “right now” from the “world out there”? Every cardio machine in our local gym has the ubiquitous television monitor attached … Continue reading

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(#249) A Life Well-Lived


Yesterday, our Buddy arrived at the end of his nearly 15-year journey and crossed over the rainbow bridge. To say there is a hole in our hearts at the moment is a gross understatement. But,  we have to remember that Buddy … Continue reading

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(#240) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2014 In Review


May your 2015 goals lead to your actions and your actions lead to your dreams. In May of 2010 I made the decision to begin my first blog. I had 3 goals: Experience a new (for me) aspect of social media … Continue reading

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(#199) Retirement? Let’s Rename It


Whenever “retirement” comes for me, I know it will not be a work stoppage or a forgetting of the past but rather a grand anticipation and embrace of what the future holds. At the beginning of this calendar year, I … Continue reading

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