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End of the World 2012


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OMG - End of the WorldAccording to the Mayan calendar today should be “The end of the World”. The Mayan calendar is made in cycles, December 21st is the end of a Mayan calendar cycle thus “The end of the World”.

There are many people who believe nothing will happen, some believe it will be “The end of the World”, others believe it is the end of one era and the beginning of a new way of thinking and of great change, and some believe it will be some combination of all of these things. Some people are prepared for anything that happens today while others are going to parties and will treat today like any other day.

Personally, I will go about my day as normal. Although living on the west coast we are very susceptible to earthquakes so we are prepared for those.

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Goodbye summer……BIG hello to Fall


Hello Fall, welcome!

I have never been more happy to say the word “Goodbye” in my life.

California doesn’t usually get, what I call East Coast Summers. It’s been overwhelmingly hot,
humid and just down right sticky. Very uncommon for the West Coast.

This summer was the worst I can remember. It was the kind of heat that drained you of all your energy.

Well, no more FALL has arrived and I say WELCOME come on in and stay a while, a looooong while.

This is my favorite time of year. I love the “Hoilday Season,” the air is cool, crisp, clean and the leaves are changing (just beautiful).

I love thinking about sitting in the high school bleachers watching a Friday night football game drinking coffee or hot chocolate.

I’m in heaven right now.

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September 1 – National Hummingbird Day


Today is National Hummingbird Day.

I love this holiday, it reminds me of my grandmother. She pasted a few years ago and she loved hummingbirds. Every time I see one now I think of her.
She and I use to sit on her front porch and watch the hummingbirds at the feeder she’d hung on the porch. She’d had the feeder up for so long sometimes it seemed as if the hummingbirds felt comfortable enough to hover right in front of her. They’d flap their strong little wings hovering right in front of her as if to say “Thank You”. She loved when they did that.
This day I will dedicate to my grandmother who I know is reading this and smiling.
Celebrate this day by going out and buying a hummingbird feeder and enjoy watching the life of a hummingbird. Who knows maybe you’ll start some special memories


The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds
by: Lillian Q. Stokes

Amazon Price: $10.98

I was also reminded by Helen,, in Australia today is “Wattle Day”. Read about “Wattle Day” at

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August 20 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes


Seize the challenges

You have survived every single challenge that has come your way. And when you look back on the things you’ve done, it is clear that not only have you survived those challenges, they have caused you to learn, to grow, to become stronger.

Challenge is difficult, and it is valuable as well. Challenge can energize. Challenge can focus. Challenge can turn mere passing interest into rock solid commitment. It can turn mediocre into exceptional. In the long run, challenge pays off with big rewards.

One of the surest ways to move your life forward is through challenge. Sometimes the challenges are forced upon you. But you don’t have to wait for challenges to come your way.

Seek out challenges for the value they offer. Improve the quality of your life by increasing the level of your challenges. You’ve already made it through a lifetime of challenges. Continue to find more that will move you ahead and compel you to become even stronger. Seize the challenges and you’ll grasp your dreams.

— Ralph Marston

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The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
by: Nathan Whitaker

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August 11 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes


Effort makes the difference

Daily Motivation, Quates About Life, Inspirational Quotes, Motivational QuotesIn order to create the product, you must go through the process. Yes, the result is very important, yet without sustained effort there is not going to be a result.

By all means, focus on what you desire to create. And then with your focus firmly fixed, get busy and make the effort.

The value of any achievement cannot be separated from the process of achievement. Working through that process is what makes the achievement worth having.

The dreams and goals set the direction. And then it is the effort that makes it all happen.

Effort is what makes the difference. And that is what makes effort such a substantive and authentic joy.

Welcome the process, welcome the effort, and welcome the price that is paid with your action. By paying that price you receive value that can never be taken away.

— Ralph Marston
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Prepare for any emergency


Earthquakes, fires, floods. We all need to be prepared.



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Categories: Deals, Emergency Preparedness, Family, Misc., Sale, Saving Money, Technology | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

June 24 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes


Appreciate the challenges

Accomplishment requires effort, and effort requires resistance. Without challenges and obstacles standing in your way, it would be impossible to achieve anything. If there was nothing to impede you, everything worth doing would have already been done. And where would be the joy in a world such as that?
Success is a process, not a static state. If you’re making headway against the obstacles, you are successful. The greater the challenges, the greater the potential for fulfillment.
The persistence and effort which go into any accomplishment, serve to distinguish and substantiate it. The longer and more assiduously you work on something, the more securely it is yours. Appreciate the challenges. They make success meaningful, and possible.
— Ralph Marston
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June 17 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes


In honor of all fathers everywhere,

especially mine.



A Father’s Love
A father is respected because
he gives his children leadership…
appreciated because
he gives his children care…
valued because
he gives his children time…
loved because
he gives his children the one thing
they treasure most – himself.


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June 14 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes


Approaching Each Day

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.
Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.
Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can lament over all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.
Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new job relationships.
Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to go to!
Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with knowledge and adventure.
Today I can dejectedly murmur because I have housework to do or I can feel grateful for shelter for my mind, body and soul.
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped, and here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to me. And I shall decide what kind of day I shall have!”
How will you live THIS DAY?
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June 13 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out, “Wow!”

I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with “Oh no, what should we do?” But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, “Wow, that’s interesting! How can I help you?”

One thing’s for sure – life’s always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That’s a given. What’s not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a frustrated “Oh, no.”

So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a “Wow!” experience. The “Wow!” response always works.
-Rob Gilbert
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