The world has become about people saying BE…. Kind, Positive, Happy, Nice, etc. It’s easy to say it, but to DO them is a whole different look on life.

It requires us all as a person to CHANGE……………

Time to think and do things differently. MAKE CHANGES. Change is for everyone! Stop talking about the changes you want to make and take action to accomplish them instead.

So many people want change, but they are afraid to begin make those changes. They fear the outcome. Stop complaining about stuff you can’t change. Worrying about something that may never happen is not healthy. The majority of those things never ever happen. Live life to the fullest and just appreciate all that you have. 

Do this stuff instead. 


Everything we do in life should be fun. Work should be fun in a different way than pleasure things. If you aren’t having fun at work, it’s time to make a change to a new job, company or career. Doing fun things in life like adventures should be done everyday. Time to turn off the tv and get off the couch. 



Start doing this instead of just saying it to everyone you know. Celebrities say: BE KIND. Take action and really show people how to be kind to each other. Look around as we all can do things everyday to be kind. It’s the small things in life that make big changes for people.



Many people need to do this more. Laughing is good for the heart and soul. Watching stand -up comedy is a great release of laughter. Go see IMPROV. 



This is hard for many. We all love many people, but saying you love them directly to them is sometimes hard. Change that in 2020 as life is too short. Love everyone and tell them that you love them. 



Some facts is that it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown. So let’s all smile more. 



Happiness begins in the mirror. Be happy with yourself first. Being happy with you first leads to making other people happy. It rubs off. 



Just saying that word is hard for some people. If it was easy, everyone would do it. It’s not easy. It takes a commitment, dedication and the fact of doing it. 



Some people never go on a vacation. They say they don’t have money for that. We all work hard and deserve vacations. If you don’t plan them and book them somewhere, at the end of the year you will have never gone anywhere. Many vacations don’t have to cost a lot of money. It’s the point of taking time off from work. \



So many people want to be like someone else. Never, ever compare yourself to anyone else. JUST BE YOU. People will appreciate you more if you were honest with them directly. Some people say: Wow, you are pretty direct when talking to people. That’s the way I am. I say it like it is. Why be a fake. The TRUTH is the truth. 



So many people are addicted to their phones. Scrolling for nothing is consuming everyone. It’s seriously out of control. The World Population is 7,740,979,987

The World Mobile Connections is 9,327,053,848

Drop your phone and talk to a family member



You don’t have to do big things in life to be great. Doing small things in your own great way is great enough. You are enough!






DO… BE YOU! DO… INSPIRE YOURSELF #NoExcuses #NeverGiveUp #NeverQuit

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If I got angry every time I saw something I didn’t like… it would consume my life! I just have the right mindset to let it go. I used to get mad when people were following me in their car too close for my own comfort and I slowed down just to make them mad. I thought that made me feel better, which in reality it mad the person behind me more angry. Now, I just pull off to the side of the road and wave at them! LIFE IS TOO SHORT!

So many people say “BE KIND.” Instead, I “DO KIND”. I actually take it one step further by taking action and “DO” something for someone to make them feel better about themselves. Everyone can BE KIND, but not everyone will DO KIND, because it takes effort and time to actually DO SOMETHING. It could be a small task: opening the door for someone, let them change lanes driving down the highway, buying them a cup of coffee. Some things take more time like babysitting their children for a day (if you’re a grandparent). Whatever someone does for you, remember to say THANK YOU! That’s FREE!

Focus on Life! You can only control YOURSELF! Trying or attempting to make people do what you want them to do, just won’t work. It just causes life fighting.

I personally have to try and be better to the people around me. Being nasty to someone doesn’t really make me feel better, it just causes anger in myself and the other person.

We are all living in trying times right now and being extra nice to people requires thought, prayer and effort. It’s easy to get angry that we can’t do our normal work and fun things in life now, but that isn’t worth it. Let it go! Fill your day with things that make us all happy. I started going back to church for lent this year and today my service was on the TV. I have been cross stitching for years now which I enjoy. Yesterday, I got out my colored pencils and did a picture. Soon I’ll be doing a paint-by-number project. I get outside everyday and walk because that too makes me feel better and it helps me stay fit.


Try something different now that you’ve always wanted to do! Sitting and watching the news on TV all day will drive you crazy and it’s depressing!

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LIFE is PRECIOUS!  We just have to take every day as it’s given to us.

Don’t sweat the small stuff! As people are self quarantining, life just has to go on!

Sporting seasons are cancelled, suspended or postponed and schools are going on extended spring breaks. Churches are not having services. Companies are shutting down and/or sending their workers home for a few weeks. This whole health thing will affect everyone on this earth in some way. 1/2 of my high school umpiring gigs are gone. No games, no pay. Those games will hopefully begin around April 24th. There is nothing that any of us can do to change what is happening in the world today!

Let’s get back to living our lives!  Get outside to take walks, hikes or runs to get fresh air and enjoy what God has given us all, the beauty of the things outside.

Plan ahead for things to do. We took it upon ourselves to rebook our DisneyWorld trip from March to October before they announced their closer! We took action without too much panic. When making vacation plans, here’s a reminder: REMEMBER TO BOOK!!! 1. Book your destination location, 2. Book an airline flight, 3. Book a hotel the night before if you have an early flight, 4. Book your pets boarding and 5. Especially book a car rental. I failed on the last thing in the past and had to drive a 12-passenger van for 2 of us around the mountains of Vermont! Plan ahead and remember all of 5 of my BOOKING ideas! Don’t be like me!

Enough is enough people. No more posts on how we all should wash our hands. I don’t need to watch a video in order to wash my hands! Come on ya’ll  #CommonSense

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When I was 14 years old I wanted to be like my grandfather. He was big and strong and not afraid of anything in life. One day back then I was riding in his car with him and a car cut him off. He proceeded to get his blackjack out of his side door, sped up to chase the car honking his horn, raising his hand with the blackjack in it and cursing the entire time… You S.O.B., I’m gonna catch you and kick your ass. I loved his outlook on life… He did what he wanted to do and didn’t have a care in life about what people thought of him. At first, I was scared but then quickly figured out this was a how he reduced his stress in life and he did it frequently. I mean what’s the point of carrying a blackjack if he was never gonna use it. One time I asked him, Poppy (that’s what we called him), What are you gonna do to that person once you catch him? He said: Nothing, but I just want him to a little scared of what I might do to them.

As I got older and started to drive I thought that chasing people down was the thing to do because my grandfather taught me that was the thing to do. Unfortunately, those days are gone as road rage isn’t something I want to partake in. Loaded weapons are faster than a blackjack and it’s not worth getting into it with anyone. Now those people who drive crazy behind me are left to go around me as I just pull over and wave at them.

Everyone is always in a hurry these days.  S.L.O.W.   D.O.W.N.   We’ll get there!

We leave late for our destination so we think it’s okay to drive fast and expect people to get out of our way. In a speed limit where it’s says 70mph, going faster and driving erratically will not really get you there any faster. Just leave earlier and plan your road map of where you have to be. Turning left on a red light right before it turns green because you gotta get going might only cause an accident because the first car in line at that is also trying to go on green .001 seconds after the light turn green. Turn signals are put on cars for a reason… to use them.

Life is already moving way too fast, so why help it along by going a mile a minute

The person who says to you “I need that ASAP!”  A good response would be “I’ll get to it when I want to.” Just enjoy life! Do what you want with whom you want and when you want. If all of your tasks aren’t done today… they will be there tomorrow.

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I recently went to the US Postal Service to mail some packages and buy some stamps and the lady who waited on me said “Please take our survey here” and let us know how we are doing! These survey opportunities are on just about every receipt we get and I never take the time to complete them.

I thought hey it’s a new month, March 2020, why not do something different! I went to the website at the bottom of the receipt and took the survey which took about 2 minutes. As I was taking my time to complete the survey, I thought what is the US Postal Service going to do with my results. Give the employee a raise or give better service so how?

What do companies actually do with the survey results? How do they take the answers I gave and make the experience better for the next person?

There are more people out there giving bad answers or would rather complain or be negative first before being positive. Sometimes I read reviews about a place I may want to visit and look for the positive ones first. People have a tendency to complain about small silly stuff. Be honest in your survey answers and tell more good things than bad things. Don’t sweat the small stuff! Life is good, enjoy the good things in life.

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Some people never go on a vacation. They say they don’t have money for that. We all work hard and deserve vacations. If you don’t plan them and book them somewhere, at the end of the year you will have never gone anywhere. Many vacations don’t have to cost a lot of money or any money (StayCation). It’s the point of taking time off from work. 

A colleague of mine never took vacations. Said he was “too busy” and just never found the time to take a vacation with his wife. “YOU MUST MAKE TIME” for a vacation or you will never take any.

My wife and I have always taken vacations, even when our 3 girls were little. Having children isn’t an excuse to never go on vacation. Some say, “it’s such a hassle” to try and go on a vacation with children. I disagree with that statement!

Just like making a list to go grocery shopping (planning ahead), we all have to do the same thing when it comes to taking a vacation, Plan Ahead! The best time to plan a vacation is when you are getting ready to go on one.

My wife and I always pick the vacation dates and the place we want to go way in advance, then we work everything around those dates. It’s 2020, and all of our dates and locations are picked and we are working on 2021 dates and ideas for places to go.

I can tell you by past experience that you should reserve a car rental as soon as you get your flights to wherever you go. A few years ago we went to Vermont on Columbus Day weekend (the busiest time of the year in Waterbury, VT), tree colors are changing and I completely forgot to reserve a car. I ended up driving a 12-passenger van (for the 2 of us), in and around the mountains of Vermont for 5-days. I will never make that mistake ever again! We laughed all week about this adventure!

Yesterday, 2/22/20 I was talking to one of my daughters who is going to DisneyWorld in March 2020 and is already planning their December 2020 trip to San Diego. The key is to pick the week in your calendar and plan everything out as it gets closer.

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Never Give Up! NeverQuit!

Posted: February 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

I decided to exercise every day during the month of January. Moving and grooving was my intention. The outcome was that I accomplished that goal and gained .04#. My main focus was more on exercising and not eating right. I got away with only a small gain.

Sometimes in life it seems easier to just quit. However I’m not a quitter, I’m a new goal person. I set goals that are achievable, but that it takes work to get them.

February is going to be a exercise daily and eat right month! I knew I was going on vacation to an all-inclusive resort, so I decided I would start after I returned. After spending 5-days at an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta where is was 80°+ everyday with 101.9 THE MIX Chicago Radio Station with Eric In The Morning with Melissa & Whip and staff eating and drinking just about everything I could and feeling like I gained 10-15#’s. Only putting on 2.4#’s is HAPPINESS! Must of been all that walking we did at the airports and resort. Time to get back on track now.

I weighed myself on Thursday 2/13/20 and the scale said “It is what it is”. Today, Sunday 2/16/20 the scale weight said down – 4.2#. I’ve done that by tracking everything I eat and drink (something I didn’t do in Mexico). I clearly took advantage of the all-inclusive, but those little pink frosted cookies were so good 🙂

Getting fit is hard… if it was easy everyone would do it. #NeverQuit #NeverGiveUp

The other thing I’m trying to do is to drink 1/2 my body weight in ounces of water. The weight loss guru’s say that’s the thing to do. Keeps now full and prevents useless eating of food.

At 60 years young, I’ll always have a the mindset of an obese person. In 2010, I weighed 310# and lost 135# in 4-months. That was hard and I got too skinny. Weighing 175# was and is not my ideal doctor’s chart weight. At 6’2″ it’s 200#.

When I get down on myself, I look at my 310# picture and say that one time I lost 135#, so losing 32# is easy breezy. IT’S GO TIME YA’LL……….

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