Monthly archive for March 2006

It’s My Turn

Recently, I was in the grocery line purchasing one pack of flour tortillas. The lady in front of me looked like she was on the way home from work, just like me. Her basket was full. She glanced at my single purchase and asked, “Is that all you have? Go ahead.” As I stepped in front of her with much acknowledged appreciation, the lady next to the checkout had me move ahead of her, with the statement that she was retired and not on any schedule. I was out of there in record time and had a great attitude – not normal for my grocery trips – because of the simple acts of kindness that both of those ladies have surely forgotten [unless they told their friends about the “pitiful man” in the shopping line]. They may have forgotten, but I have not. May I be more like them: sensitive

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Encourage Thyself For Success

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher The root word in the word encourage is courage. The anonym or opposite of encourage is discourage. Is your attitude while exercising encouraging or discouraging? The first step to success in exercise is your attitude. I remember several months back as I was recovering from a long term injury, one of my personal trainer friends called me to see how I was doing and encourage me. She knew I was a bit down because my performance level had dropped. It was a Sunday afternoon and I had just completed a six mile trail walk/jog. Prior to the injury, I could have easily finished this course in an hour or so, but this day it was closer to two hours. As I was on my way

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