Monday, June 29, 2009

How Heavy Is Your Glass Of Water?

Let me tell you a story and ask some questions. How heavy is your glass water? And if it is so dang heavy why don't you put it down and rest? Now the story.

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?”

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter.”

It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.

He continued, “And that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”

“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. "

Whatever burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.

Take a while to just simply RELAX. Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don’t pick it up again until after you’ve rested a while.

Life is short – Truly Enjoy it!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Never Buy A Car You Can't Push

This is my way of saying don't bite off more than you can chew. Time and chance happens to us all and it pays to have a plan B. Car breaks down? at least you can push it. See what I mean. Preparation and planning can overcome quite a bit. Do you have a backup expense fund, 3-6 months expenses? Do you have life insurance and an estate plan, ESPECIALLY if you have kids? Do you have one of the thousands of mortgages that are going to eat you alive as the rates adjust? Do you have credit card debt out the wazoo?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself. Spend a minute on this fine day to examine your life just a bit. Take an introspective moment and truthfully answer the question "have a bought a car I can't push?" If your answer is yes start taking action today! That is what was on my mind.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Extra Medium?

Okay, just sitting here wondering once again why they make extra small, hereafter referred to as XS, and extra large, hereafter referred to as XL, but they don't make extra medium, hereafter referred to as XM. No I have not lost it and yes I know what medium means. Let me explain and maybe you can understand a bit better.

I used to be a medium. No problems everyone has mediums and things seemed to fit just fine. Then I got the bright idea of working out, lifting weights and what not. Well I've bulked(muscle not fat :) just to clarify) up a bit, and have now run into a bit of a problem. My mediums no longer fit quite the way they used to. They are tight and bunch a bit in the shoulders and chest. Okay so I took this as a sign that I needed to move up to a large. NOPE. Didn't work. It looked like I was swimming in fabric, and wearing clothes that don't fit makes you look bad and cheap. I like my clothes to look as close to tailored, and even have some done, as possible. I also like them to be comfortable.

Okay, sorry back to the XM(not the overpriced satellite radio) stuff. For people that are smaller than small they have XS. Good solution. For folks that are larger than large they have XL. Another good answer to the obesity epidemic. Not only that they extend these ranges for the tiniest and largest amongst us. XXS and 3 or even 4XL anyone. But what about me? I feel like an under-served demographic of people that are actually pretty close to normal, medium. I'm not fat, well according to the BMI charts I am borderline obese, and I'm not skinny. My thoughts on those charts is for another time though. I feel pretty close to normal. I'm not quite a medium yet not quite a large. Hence the need for XM.

Funny thing is I have thought this out way too much. They could have XM+ and XM-, you know above and below M. That way you get those that are like me and the ones that are between M and S. See XM is a great solution to the problem. Hey I have always been told don't come with problems come with solutions. So here I am for all of you designers and powers that be in the clothing and fashion industries bringing you a solution, an idea whose time has come.

Of course I could just make sure that I only by medium shirts that are stretch w/a bit of spandex. That has been working also. Nah....Bring on the XM+!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Do You Believe What The World Believes About You?

We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us.
- George Eliot

This is an interesting statement. What is your answer to the title question? Do you even know what the world believes about you? Do you even care? Does it even matter?

I think the statement is true in many cases. People become what other people perceive them as. People will let others perceptions of them define who they are and what they become. This is not a long post but I wanted to get you thinking. Are you the person you truly want to be? Or are you what other people perceive you to be? Are your perceptions of yourself different than others? How do you determine who is correct?

Lots of questions I know. Let me have your cognitive content on the matter. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Nun's Solution

I heard this joke somewhere sometime in the past...came back to memory while sitting at Cubs game.

Three men sitting behind a couple nuns, their headgear partially blocking the men's view, at a baseball game decided to heckle the nuns in an effort to get them to move.

In a very loud voice the first guy said, "I think I'm going to move to Utah. There are only 100 nuns living there."

The second said, just as loudly, "I think I'm going to move to Montana. There are only 50 nuns living there."

The third, even louder, piped in "I'm heading to Idaho. There are only 25 nuns living there."

Finally having had enough one of the nuns turned around, looked at the men and in a the sweetest, calmest, most saintly voice said, "Why don't you go to hell....there aren't any nuns living there."

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Butt Bunchers! You Walk They Ride!

Tell me that is not a great tag line for a new line of Plus Size clothing. You ever wonder why short fat people can never find pants long enough? I have. I have also wondered why the pants and shorts ride up so bad? That has to be uncomfortable.

That is where my new line of plus size clothing comes in. It will be designed to ride up comfortably yet still be fashionable. If you can't keep them from riding, design them to ride comfortably. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

Oh come on....You've thought it you just never had the guts to say it :)

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it because you need to know what I think!

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Some Days You’re The Pigeon Others The Statue

You ever had one of those days where you are the statue? Where it seems that everything that could go wrong did? Or just a period of time where things just didn't work out the way you had hoped and you feel a bit like life has "dumped" on you?

I know I have. I have always made it through though. With the help of faith, family and friends you can make it through anything. It doesn't matter if it is just a single bad day or a lifetime of misfortune. The bible says, if you believe that way, that God will never allow more to be put on you than you can bear. No one likes to go through hardship. But, If you look at it as God showing a bit of confidence in you it does make it a bit easier.

If you aren't of a religious nature, or even if you are, just remember that time and chance happens to every man. Into each life at least a little rain must fall. Life sucks then you die. Some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

All Men Are Created Equal. Then They Get Dressed.

Okay maybe this is just me, but what is it with people and not ironing. I know sometimes you are in a rush or just running to the store and throw on some "grubbies." But please I see people that are in "nice(er)" clothes that are wrinkled as he--. I probably dislike ironing as much as the next guy/girl but hey I do it. Not because I like it but because I want to look like what I am and want to be.

If you want to be successful you have to dress the part. I'm not saying you have to go out and spend tons of cash on a wardrobe, but you can at least make what you have look the best it can. I heard it said once that "all men are created equal...and then they get dressed." I am not going to rant on and on but I encourage everyone that if you want to be a success dress for it. Sorry, I was just out for a bit last evening and saw some of the scuzziest people and it struck a nerve.

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