3 Easy Steps to Boring

Many people can related to " Life in Eight Easy Steps ". Wake up Drink coffee Drive to Work Work Drive Home Watch TV Go to Bed Repeat steps 1-7 until death occurs. We all have a glass chicken coop we live in called a "comfort zone". Life is comfortable in the comfort zone. Life is nice in the comfort zone. Life is also boring in the comfort zone. Thanks to my chosen vocation, I have become an expert on boring. Some people are the life of the party, I am the death of the party. For an unfun time, try this at the next party you attend: When someone asks what you do, answer "computer programmer". The eyes go vacant, the smile leaves the face and the tumbleweeds roll through the mind. Instant boredom. As an expert on boredom, I will now present to you my 3 step no-fail process for boring. The 3 steps are: Lack of Vision, Fear, and Procrastination. Lack of Vision Disney's Jungle Book is a great movie, one I have liked since childhood. There is

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The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward Over time, many marriages lose that romantic spark. In Expressing Gratitude and Appreciation you can read: The importance of gratitude cannot be overstated. A marriage that is full of gratitude is also full of romance. A marriage devoid of gratitude soon loses its flame. The same article also includes several ideas for expressing gratitude. Gratitude is most important in any relationship. That goes doubly so for a marriage. Thanksgiving is a great time to express gratitude for your sweetheart. Back in 2004 I wrote the 25 Days of Thanksgiving. The idea is to write the things you are thankful for and then share them with each other on Thanksgiving day. Another way to express gratitude is Sweetie Appreciation Week . Declare a week to show how much you appreciate your sweetie and do something special everyday. the article will gi

Holiday Gift Buying that Makes a Difference

The holiday buying season is coming up. We all want to give gifts with meaning. This year, consider a gift that is not only very nice, but also benefits those less fortunate. As I mention in my other blog , there are some companies dedicated to helping people rather than exploiting them. One of these is called My Princess Pearls . Not only do they pay a decent wage, they also collect donations to be sent to help the families further. From their website: The Mission of My Princess Pearls is to improve the living conditions in third world countries while helping women accessorize their wardrobes with Genuine Handmade Jewelry at amazingly affordable prices. Our genuine pearl jewelry comes directly from Asian women who have been trained in the jewelry making process by our source . Now, previous non-income earners are able to sustain their families. By offering unique financial opportunities to Independent Distributors worldwide, we continue our goal of improving the standard of liv

Making it real

spin it Originally uploaded by antpix What is real? Ponder that for just a moment. As you ponder that, consider that with optical illusions and the works of Escher, what your eyes see your brain knows cannot be. Some illusions make us see motion in a still image. While others present straight lines that look bent, dots that flash on or off or even a picture of Jesus where this isn't one. The question then is: Can I trust my own eyes? People are equipped with 5 senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste. These 5 senses, combined with memory, form our perception of reality. Almost all we know and perceive as real comes to us through some combination of the senses. The human brain processes the sum total of what the senses perceive along with what is remembered to decide what is real and what is not. We know that, unless you live a Hogwarts, pictures on paper do not move. Our hands touch the paper, our eyes see the paper, you can smell or even taste the p

Saying I love you in different languages

Love is all you need Originally uploaded by a_cherished_memory I love you I love you I love you Phrases oft repeated, often lose their punch. I love you is one of the most common phrases your spouse will hear. If not, it should be. But after years of hearing it, it becomes common. Take that old, worn out "I love you" and give it new life. Make if new by speaking it in a new language. There is a website with lots of translations: Here a just a few: Hawaiian : Aloha Au Ia ʻOe, Aloha No Au Ia ʻOe Latin : te amo French: Je t'aime Scots : Ah loove ye


hellooo... Originally uploaded by nascity Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier -- Mother Teresa