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Power of Healthy ChoicesπŸ•Š

Each day, do two things that you do not like doing. This may be the preparation of a report you have been putting off or shining your shoes. It does not matter how small the task, just do it! Soon these chores will not seem so bad, your personal power will increase and your productivity will soar. Try it because this is an age-old technique for building strength of character.

True happiness comes from only one thing: achievement of goals, whether they are personal, professional or otherwise. You are happiest when you feel you are growing. When you feel that you are contributing and advancing in the direction of your dreams, you will notice that you have boundless energy and vitality. Time spent on activities which offer little reward aside from a fleeting feeling of relaxation (television watching is the best example), is time lost forever. Relaxation is essential but chose the most effective means of renewal and spend your time in productive pursuits that will slowly move you along the path of accomplishment. Happiness comes from doing – not sleeping.

Napoleon III of France had a special ability to remember the names of all those he met. His secret was to say “so sorry, I missed your name” after being introduced to a new person. This would cause the name to be repeated and reinforced within his memory. If the name was difficult, he would ask for the proper spelling.

The sages of China have held a basic life philosophy for thousands of years: develop an indomitable spirit along with courtesy and integrity. The repetition of these three traits will make you an exceptionally powerful individual respected by all. Exert your effort and personal influence to attain these qualities.

A valuable technique for defeating negative and self-limiting thoughts that can hamper you from attaining peak performance is the mental interrupt device. When a negative thought enters your consciousness, first you must become aware of it and have a strong desire to remove it for good. To do this, interrupt the negative train of thought by doing something to break and banish the self-limiting pattern. When the bad thought enters, you may pinch yourself and say, “I am strong and weak thoughts are gone”, or you may shout out loud or do anything that will divert your attention and remove the negative focus. By practising this technique, you will see a marked decrease in the negative thoughts that most people have, paving the way to the mindset of a true winner.

Taking time from your busy work and family schedule to focus on personal growth activities is essential and is never to be considered a waste. Taking one hour from your hectic morning to watch kids playing in a nearby park or to take a brisk walk might seem like a poor use of time to some. But by making more time for life’s simple pleasures and bringing more balance into your day, you will make the remaining hours far more productive and effective. You cannot do good unless you feel good. When you are serene, relaxed and enthusiastic you are also more productive, creative and dynamic. This is something that has been proved time and time again and yet we consistently get caught up in the apparent immediacy of our routine and fail to see the forest for the trees.

Read more, learn more, laugh more and love more.

Pick five relationships that you desire to improve over the next six months. Write out the names of these people and under each name detail why you want to improve the relationship, how you plan to do so and in what time frame. This is simply another facet of goal setting – the practice which will always yield excellent results in any of life’s fields. Be committed to being a better parent, friend and citizen. Be creative in the steps you take to show your appreciation and respect for your loved ones. Sending notes is fine but consider unique and thoughtful measures ranging from a romantic picnic in the country with your partner to an early morning fishing trip with an old friend.

Remember the power of prayer. πŸ•Š

Achieve personal success πŸ€—

Develop the wonderful habit of a daily swim. It will promote excellent health, keep you relaxed and concentrated, lean and trim. Swimming is not stressful on the body, provides a great workout for the lungs and requires little time to do effectively. Remember that in a fit body resides a fit mind.

People who are doing good today are ensuring their happiness for tomorrow.

The key to successful time management is doing what you planned to do when you planned to do it. Keep your mind fully on the task at hand. Only then will you achieve all your goals and have time for the things that matter most. Although it is imperative to be flexible (a bow too tightly strung will soon break), following your planned schedule requires no more than simple discipline.

An excellent visualization technique: if you are worrying about something, picture the words of your worry on a piece of paper. Now ignite a match to the paper and watch the worry dissipate into flames. Bruce Lee, the great martial arts master employed this mental control device regularly.

Compartmentalize your worry. Set aside a certain amount of time to ponder over a problem and map out an effective plan of attack and your options. Once this is done, have the mental fortitude not to come back to the problem and go over it again and again. The human mind is a strange creature – things we want to forget keep coming back and those things we want to remember are not there when we want them. But the mind is similar to a muscle and the more you flex it the stronger it will become. Make it your servant. Feed it only the best nutrition and information. It will serve you well and perform magic if you believe in it.

Peak performers are physically relaxed and mentally engaged.

To be at your performance peak mentally, your body must be loose physically and relaxed. It is now beyond dispute that there is a mind-body connection and when the body is supple, free from tension, the mind is clear, calm and focused as well. This is why yoga is such a beneficial activity. It keeps the body relaxed so that the mind can follow. Basic stretching for 15 minutes a day is also an excellent way to release tension that builds up as a result of our life in this highly complex and fast moving, but wonderful world. Try having a massage or power lounging in a Jacuzzi. Relax the body and you relax the mind.

Prepare a detailed financial plan for the next few years and follow it. Seek out financial advice if you need it. A powerful strategy for financial mastery is also a simple one: save 10% of all you make for long-term growth (take this off the pay cheque before you have a chance to spend it). If you can invest $200 a month for the next 30 years at an annual return rate of 15%, you will end up with $1.4 million dollars. Being wise with your money is one of the very best investments to make. Financial security leads to personal freedom.

Readers are leaders. U.S. President Bill Clinton read more than 300 books during his short time at Oxford University. Some top performers read a book a day. Seek out knowledge and information. We have truly entered the age of massive information and those who are proactive can use this to their advantage. The more you know, the less you fear.

Get into the excellent habit of reading something positive and inspirational before you go to bed and as soon as you awake in the morning. You will soon note the benefits as these thoughts will be supporting you throughout the day.

“X FACTOR!”

“X FACTOR!” a poem January 13, 2019 – Sunday

CREATIVITY glides; creativity flows;
Creativity’s “a-loose-cannon” and really never knows,
What’s coming next, but is OK with that,
And DOES have structures, within-a-mobile-“flat!”

It recognizes schedules that others like to follow,
But doesn’t (always) conform; it’s-a-bullet that is hollow,

& bounces around, skipping over hurdles,
Wondering what’s next – and watching all the turtles,

Conform to rigid scheduling, for-the-sake of the mundane,
& gets criticized a bit – for being a-little “insane!”

You don’t know where it comes from, so it is unexpected,
But – within – its shadow – – – KINGDOMS ARE ERECTED,

And then destroyed – and it don’t care,
And-it-is demonized, for being too bare,
And a little too wild – and sorta rude,
Although it doesn’t intend to be vile or crude!

Censors approach it, with torches en masse;
They wanna break the castle walls – and kick it in the ass,
And scream: “YOU CAN NOT DO THAT!” &-then-comes-its-reply:

“Have a wonderful day, y’all! Never ask me WHY!”

A little structure’s good, but-structures-are-like-The-Shabbat:
When you totally conform to them, you lose your clever Hobbit,
Who eats – food – when-he can – the kind that tastes so sweet,
And GIGGLES with excitement, at things that seem so neat,
But holds no nasty grudges and doesn’t wear a frown,
And doesn’t care about results – for-he offers you his crown,
‘Cause He don’t wanna rule – and don’t like to keep tabs,
And rather likes to walk around, rather-than-taking cabs,

But – easy does it – to-not burn out, and profiles are best kept LOW!
Take care of yourselves, Good Friends – and don’t put on a show!*

* – except when you do! fin <3

“WHERE IS FLOYD HIDING?”Β 

“WHERE IS FLOYD HIDING?” a poem Sunday: 01/13/2019

I like to hide under the covers;
I like to hide – from Fathers and Mothers;
I like to hide, from hard and soft;
I like to hide and gently waft,
Aromatic Smoke, (pause) all around –
I LIKE TO HIDE WHILE OTHERS ARE BOUND,
To work – and prosper – and “make a go!”
And go outside, to watch The Show,
Or – be a show – or stand right out;
I like to hide and burp and pout,
And lie – in humble seclusion there,
And mess around, with-my-messy-hair,
And be 16 – or a hundred & 10,
(And love all women – and all men!)
And NOT say a work – or talk out loud,
And DECLARE that I AM – defiant and proud,
Or WHIMPER – like a puppy dog,
And close my eyes – and “saw a log!”
And, when I wake, I like to hide,
IN FULL VIEW – and go for a ride,
With my cloak of invisibility ON,

And – IF someone NOTICES ME – I’m SUDDENLY GONE!

fin <3

“Stop hiding;
Be serious;
Do IT harder!”

I’m curious –

Where these come from
Who first employed
These demanding statements – Was it Floyd?

β€œNARD!”

β€œNARD!” a poem January 13, 2019 – Sunday

It has a nice aroma, if-you don’t-use too much!

Spread the ointment carefully, beneath a loving touch!

I hope my poetry offers – itself a bit like nard,

And, when you’re through applying, you’ve relaxed a bit your guard!

fin <3

“THE TRUE STORY:Β  OF HOTCAKES AND HER VEGAN SAUSAGES!”Β  a poemΒ  a.k.a.: “How Alpine Became A Veritable Paradise For Lesbians And Gay Couples!”Β  in the series: “Things WE Have Wondered About ALL OUR LIVES – And We Are Now Getting Them Answered In The Final Seconds of 2018!”Β  Saturday:Β  December 29, 2018

“THE TRUE STORY: OF HOTCAKES AND HER VEGAN SAUSAGES!” a poem a.k.a.: “How Alpine Became A Veritable Paradise For Lesbians And Gay Couples!” in the series: “Things WE Have Wondered About ALL OUR LIVES – And We Are Now Getting Them Answered In The Final Seconds of 2018!” Saturday: December 29, 2018

[“They’re SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES!!” Can-you tell-me-true,

Where-that expression came from? I-think – I NEVER-KNEW!]

Well, sit down and REST – and I’ll-relate – to – you,

THE-AMAZING-STORY-OF-“HOTCAKES,” (and)-how- She-could- WOO-woo!

It-was-NOT-FAR-FROM-HERE (just-“over-there”) and-“Hotcakes”- liked-her-life!

She-was-HOT – with-her-“cakes!” (and)-she-was-NO-a-BODY’s-wife!!

She-was-so-hot-(that-)-all-men-just-sought – to-be-with-this-(sweet)-Dear,

And-She – SOLD! her sexy wares! (and)-lots-of-folks-shed-many-a-tear!

Until ONE DAY, she-just-became – “MAD-as-an-adder, oh, Heck,”

She-was so-dang-ed-harried (daily), (that) she-just-became- a wreck!

So “Hotcakes” she WENT CRAZY, investing lots of money*-

In fancy-electrical-systems (for killing folks), my Honey!

She got-her this-ELECTRIC-FLOOR, with special “touch control,”

And, whenever-men-would-enter, they simply – lost their soul!

They would be “elec-tro-FRIED, ” (pause) by-the terrible shock,

Of HOTCAKES’-HOT-FLOOR-PANELS! &-they’d-have-a-stiffened (pause)

WALK,

And THEY’d-FALL! Yes, they fell! (pause) THEY-FELL LIKE(with)-little-FLIES!

So-Alpine-lost-its-men! THERE-WERE-MANY fond GOOD-BYES!

And, then, without no men around, the-Alpine-women cried!

Then-we-shipped-for-us-some-Marfa-men! [You KNOW, I’ve never lied!!!!]

Yes, yes, OH, YES! from: Marfa – fellas-came-to-town!

BUT! They were vegans** and-because-o’-that – they-ALL-soon-wore-a-frown,

When they FOUND-OUT that Hotcakes – had shock-ED, maimed & killed,

All-those-Alpine-sexy-guys! So-The-“Marfans” were-NOT thrilled!

You-know, they simply don’t believe – in-killing-no-“sentient-being!”

They-were “PRO-LIFE,” yet Hotcakes – was easi-ly-a-seeing,

A brand, new crop of fellas – that she could quite corrupt!

So, remembering her sexy wiles, she-became – yes! – quite-abrupt:

And INVITED all the Marfans – for-“A-Party-O’-Ap-o-lo-gy,”

For-her-terrible-killing-sprees,***opposing-“VEGAN-THE-O-LO-GY!”

And those silly, Marfa guys – well, they-believed-HER-cakes, that-she,

Had-had “a real change of Heart!” (at-this-point: “GOLLY, GEE!!”)

THEY WERE “IN FOR QUITE A SHOCK,” veganese – or not,

So-she-got ALL THE MARFANS (too) – and IT WAS QUITE-A LOT,

Of nice-a-Vegan “beefcake(s);” she-cooked-’em-in-a-stew!

And also VEGAN-GUY-POT-PIES – for me-a-and for you!?

Now-THE MORAL OF THIS STORY, which-isn’t-hard-to-find,

Is: When you’re SELLING-LIKE-HOTCAKES, you’ve-(also)-got-sausage(s)-in-mind!

And men in-Alpine – or-even-Marfa – can-be cooked-up – oh, so-right!

With HOTCAKES! They-are-yummy: FLUFFY, VEGAN (&) LIGHT! πŸ™‚ – Ahh! OK!

fin <3

  • and she had A LOT, from years of “community service!” in Alpine, Texas, U. S. A.

    ** – No living things were destroyed in the making of this poem! except my brain cells!

    *** – Including, of course, all the deputies and sheriff of Brewster County!! It was a MESS! but – it was QUICK! πŸ™‚

Oh my, what a mess
Texas is in
Bruce County

“I GOTTA GET HOME!Β Β 

“I GOTTA GET HOME! a poem a song a state of mind Sunday: Jan. 13, 2019

From the time I left the house – ’til I made it to The Bar,
I was hangin’ with some Friends, but-I-was “wishing-on-a-star!”
‘Cause – I-was only thinkin’ of-YOU – and I was waiting-to-go HOME,
To be with You forever, in Your “Pleasure Dome!”
Yeah! I know there’re other things – that I’m ‘spose-to-do-in-Life,
And other places I need to be, {I guess!} not-always with my Wife!!!
But, I hope, I do – upon That Star,
That I can come-home-soon, a-speedin’ – in-My-Car,
Yet, I’m-gonna-be careful!-’cause-I-really-don’t-care-to-crash,
I’m so crazy-in-love-with-You, (that) I’ll-surely-win-THE-LOVERS’-DASH! <3

fin <3

“Mr. and Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” Series – Jfasterft Poet πŸ€—

“WHY!?” a poem in the series: “Mr. and Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” Sunday: January 13, 2019


“I wanna go to Heaven!” “WHY, oh tell me, WHY?”
“To be with Aunt Francis, ’cause she made good-homemade-apple-pie!”
You mean THAT pie? The-pie-that tasted SO GOOD,
You-ate-a-bunch! Then vomited! when-you-visited-the-wood!?”
“Well, Yeah-but – ” ” -What-if-in-Heaven-there’re-no-pie-making-stoves?”
“But, IT’S HEAVEN! I’ll betcha – they MUST-a-have droves,
Of stoves! with-infinite-ingredients-and-lots-of-good-cooks;
Plus, I wanna go – to-read some real good books!
‘Cause I like to read!” “So! Read over there!”
(pointing to the sofa)
“But I think that in Heaven, there is much better air!”
“How do you know? and-WHY-are-you-so-“atmospherically-concerned?”
“‘Cause here on The Earth, with-the-sun -I-might-get-burned!”
“So, you eat pie, while cooly-reading! SO WHAT?
WHY-are-you-so-sold-on-Heaven?” “BUT,
It MUST be better – I’m-often-told-so!”
“Well, I hear it’s hot and pressurized, the-closer-to-“God”-you-go!”
“I LIKE to be warm! and-comfortably-tucked-away!”
“BUT – WHY go? We’re-speculating! In-Heaven-there-may,
Be no good meals!” “Yea? Well, I wanna lose weight!”
“In Heaven who’s gonna care if you’re heavy or late?”
“WHY don’t you wanna go? to-Heaven, Mr.-Cuddly-Poo?”
“Because! My-beautiful-cuddling-wife – I’m IN LOVE with you,
And, in Heaven, who-knows! We might not even know each other;
Why should I wanna go; I don’t wanna be with another,
Because – You’re SO pretty – and smart!- a-loveable-tart!”
“Why do you Love me?” “Cupid-shot-me-with-a-dart,
And-it struck-me RIGHT HERE, here in-My-Heart,
And-so, from-you, Honey, I-don’t-wanna-part!”

fin <3

NUMBER SENSE!” a poem “Finding Pakistani Girls’ WhatsApp Numbers! JUST KIDDING; Just Kidding!” in the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” January 13, 2019 (Sunday)

The Cuddly Poo’s have MANY favorite numbers-they-do: NUMER-OLO-GY!
They-like: 25! for-Christmas!, and 1!-’cause-“You’re-The-ONE-for-me!”
And TWO-because-“WE’RE-2-but-ONE!” Plus, good things come with 3,
And-thirteen, the-number-of-NEW-GOOD-LUCK, ’cause-Cuddly-Poos-don’t-agree,
With Superstitious-Folks – but-“11”-and-“22” -fill-’em-with-glee,
For those are MASTER NUMBERS!!!* maximizing-spirit-ual-ity!!
They’ve MANY favorite numbers, e.g.: “5”-is “The Oyster of The World!!”**
And “9” is HAPPY ENDINGS! and, also, it’s when Gandhi*** twirled,
The World around his finger – and then got shot and sent to Heaven:
He blessed his attacker – with “Namaste!”*** whose letters number “7!”****
“We also really enjoy “4,” FO(u)R! It’s solid and secure,
And “6” is about fam-i-ly – and-“8”-and-“10″-are-even-and-pure!”
But, OF-COURSE, the-Cuddly-Poos – like-to snuggle and kiss,
So – THEIR-FAVORITE-NUMBER-is “69,” the-number of-conjugal-bliss!
And-IF “69”-don’t-work – you-know! all-that-well-for-you,
Try “96” – with-the-angel-above! There’s always something new,
With-Mr.-&-Mrs.-Cuddly-Poo, a-couple-of- happy-well-fit-lovers,
Who might just stay 2 4 / 7 – – -underneath their covers!! πŸ™‚ – Come up here for air!

fin <3

* – NOT REALLY! That’s just superstition 2!!

** – More superstition: IF you have a lot of “5,” The World is your “oyster!”

*** – “9” relates to being VERY HUMITARIAN! The Hindu leader Gandhi was shot, at point blank range, &, to his assassin, he is said to have said (in Hindi) “God bless you!”

**** – “7” is considered The Heavenly Number!

J. Jay Samuel Davis happy New Year keep your knickers on Party Boy πŸ‡πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆπŸ™‰

“THE KNOWLEDGE OF EXPECTATION!” a poem Sunday: December 30, 2018

I just LOVE-The Expectations! of-all-The-Folks-’round-me,
As they say: “THAT’S NOT RIGHT,” ’cause-they-KNOW-how-it-should-be!!
Thing is: WHO KNOWS!? what-is the “proper” way!
THEY-SHOULD-BE, you-think!?-You-KNOW?-Well, GUESS-AWAY-ALL-DAY!

We ARE – such-slugs and-snails, crawling around here,
Thinking! We have got the answers – for HOW-things should-be-“in gear!”
Well, YOU DON’T!* But LISTEN: For-even-those-that-read-this-note,
Will either: poo-poo – or-soon-forget -EVERYTHING-I-DUN-WROTE!!
‘Cause folks be stubborn! Yeah! Stubborn! – What-I-AM-called – most-days!

WELL, “STUBBORN-IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!” –
And STUBBORN HAS ITS WAYS,

Like: always complaining – that-things are not quite (just) so,
AS-IF – ANYONE (including me) – actually-can-really-KNOW!!! πŸ™‚ – Party!

fin <3

  • and either do I! AND – I DON’T CARE! Welcome to 2019!

“YOUR BEST IN 2019!” a little poem

Failing, failing – to do your best?
CAN NEVER HAPPEN – so take a rest,
From-your “internal-critic(s)” or the-critics “outside!”
YOU ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, SO DON’T EVER HIDE!
If you fail-to-hit-the-target (on purpose) THAT’S OK!
It’s STILL “your best,” ’cause you PURPOSED – to fire astray! πŸ™‚ – Hey, hey, hey!

From all the guys at Dazzled
You haven’t lived until you
Have Danced in the
Rain