Posts by TomJacobs 10
I did it, I quit my job!It wasn’t done in anguish or frustration; I didn’t want to do it that way. I had taken the long weekend and enjoyed myself with family and friends and when I returned home I realized that I needed to quit.It isn’t so much “quitting”, that has such a negative connotation but, a strategic plan to move on! Well, maybe not so strategic but a plan! The “job” had served its purpose. It was now time to move on. So I sit here on day four
What do you call a nun who sleep walks?A roaming catholic!Laughter is good for your health: Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemi
Each day is filled with experiences. Some we consciously choose others seem to happen to us. Some strengthen us others weaken us. Said another way, some are enjoyable and others not so.This seemed to become a matter of perspective and focus. I recently had an experience that wasn’t so enjoyable and to be honest still challenges me today as I write this. It really put some stress on me to the level that I was depressed most of the day. In giving myself some space, I was able to regain pers
I was walking my dog this morning reviewing a situation in my life that wasn't exactly going the way I wanted it and I thought, "What have I done wrong?" "What did I do to deserve this?" of course no answer forth came but a perspective did.What if it didn't matter what I did "wrong"?What if what mattered, was what I focused on now?You know the old saying "Let bygones be bygones". Well there may be more truth in that than I gave it credit for.If I spend time focusing on what went wrong, then I a
September 22, 2015
Inevitable in any new venture there are dreams of success as there should be. But the tendency I find myself falling into is striving to make it happen. Now there are those that may have different experience than myself, but I have been finding that the strive approach just aint working for me any more. When I think of striving, I see visions of Rambo fighting his way through the many obstacles to reach base.Maybe it's my age, but I really feel the better approach for me is to flow and even mor
September 19, 2015
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!!!Lesson 4 completed ~ I have a website and a DOMAIN!And And I have learned some new words that I have no idea what they mean:DNS and DOMAINNoooo you can’t look ~ THANK YOU for your enthusiasm and interest, but it’s not ready for you yet! I promise I will let you know when!Until then on to lesson 5!
I am on my way!Thank you all WA for your encouragement ~ this is going to be fun!
You need to write a blog. So I join WA. Little did I know that I would be on a journey of self-discovery! Lesson 3 offers probing questions: *what makes you happy? *what are your natural talents? *what are your interests? Like extracting a tooth from a lion! Breathe relax ~ "There is no such thing as choosing the wrong niche".So on to lesson 4 "The Website" before I even get started, little thoughts, fears start to creep in: I know I can't choose the wrong niche, but what if I did? I know ther
September 16, 2015
wow! I have been involved with WA now for only 2 day : 15 hrs : 07 min and what an outpouring from the WA community. The love, acceptance & support has been HUGE!!Many thanks to all of you! It is such a welcoming!I feel very confident in all your words of encouragement!Special Thank you to StevieD for my warm introduction!
My wife and I were walking our dog at 6am this morning when we pass a man putting his garbage out. We exchanged good mornings and went on. But, very shortly after I heard a sound from behind us. I turned around and the man was on the other side of the road on his knees crying over the lifeless body of his wife's cat. I went back to help him but he said he'd be ok. The feeling of the experience stayed with me for the remainder of the walk. Life changes quickly. Do the ultimate pay-it-forward, go