I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

One Quiet Moment

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else. -- Peyton Conway

Exercise for People Over 60

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room on each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at this level, put a potato in each bag.


Friday, April 3, 2015

One Quiet Moment

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~William Shakespeare

Some Clever Thoughts for the Day

Nature takes away any faculty that is not used. -Wiliam R. Inge

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit that they enjoy life. -William Lyon Phelps

Jumping for joy is good exercise. ????

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. -Jim Rohn

There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overflow of satisfaction. -Salvador Dali

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. -Franklin P. Jones

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sky Watch!!

Time to enjoy beautiful skies from everywhere!!
We’ve had such a variety of skies during the past couple of months as Spring has slipped into the northwest much, much earlier than usual and I think the skies have been celebrating!!  Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend coming up!! Enjoy!!

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
-- Ella Fitzgerald

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
-- Corita Kent

Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good.
-- Lucia Capocchione

The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.
-- Barbara Colorose

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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