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I’ve been a daily walker for a number of years, basically to try to stay in some kind of shape, but have only been a walker/runner for about 6 months.  At 63, I marvel at what my body is still capable of doing.  I am also inspired by:  “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

– John Bingham

“We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.”

-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile

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Today’s Quote:

As Piglet put it in Winnie-the-Pooh, “Pooh hasn’t much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right.”

” Not like Pooh, the most effortless Bear we’ve ever seen.”
“Just How do you do it, Pooh?”
“Do What?” asked Pooh.
“Become so Effortless.”
“I don’t do much of anything,” he said.
“But all those things of yours get done.”
“They just sort of happen,” he said

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“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Author Unknown

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

 

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Today’s Quote:

Some mornings I truly feel like Alice…   “I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle! ”  – Alice in Wonderland

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Ever try reading an author or a subject that you disagree with?  I try, but don’t always succeed…here’s something to think about:   “If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.”  – Author Unknown

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 This week’s weather is predicted to be HOT! … in the 90’s and high 90’s all week.  However, the heat and whether or not it is hot, really depends on your state of mind as well as your geographic location.  “When a person is accustomed to 138 in the shade, his ideas about cold weather are not valuable….In India, “cold weather” is merely a conventional phrase and has come into use through the necessity of having some way to distinguish between weather which will melt a brass door-knob and weather which will only make it mushy.” – Following the Equator

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One of the first things I learned in my SOC 101 class some 40 years ago was that the family is the basic social unit in society.  Although, I still hold that to be true today, I think our society is in deep trouble…

“What until now has been considered a “normal” family, made up of a father, a mother, and a number of children, has in recent years increasingly begun to be viewed as one among several options, which can no longer claim to be the only or even superior form of ordering human relationships. The Judeo-Christian view of marriage and the family with its roots in the Hebrew Scriptures has to a significant extent been replaced with a set of values that prizes human rights, self-fulfillment, and pragmatic utility on an individual and social level. It can rightly be said that marriage and the family are insitutions under siege in our world today, and that with marriage and the family, our very civilization is in crisis.”

ANDREAS J. KOSTENBERGER, God, Marriage, and Family

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