Monthly Archives: February 2011

Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 65 – Talk With Someone

A fellow Toastmaster received thoughtful and honest answers to some questions, rather than an off-the-cuff response. As we were dropping off our exchange student at our local high school, my middle-school son said of the boy getting out of the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 64 – Take A Trip

Two little girls who turn 11 tomorrow got a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge for their birthday trip. They also got a dad who swam, slid, and splashed with them instead of sitting in a lounge chair. This blog’s … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 63 – Society’s Problems Are Trash

There’s less trash in the vacant lot at the end of the street than there was yesterday. Think of society’s problems as trash. When there’s only a few pieces of trash, its easy to pick up. When there are huge … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 62 – Happy Birthday!

My wife received breakfast in bed, flowers and a Happy Birthday balloon! Happy Birthday to my wife, Melissa!

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 61 – I Recognize You

Two people waiting at a bus stop in the snow got their fare paid by a passing runner. Don’t think recognition is important? Ask yourself why they have an award ceremony after each Olympic event. One of the ways to … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 60 – If Tony Robbins Says Its True, It Must Be True

The folks who run the Random Acts of Kindness website got some free Q/A on their website with several suggestions on how to make a good site even better. In this video, Tony Robbins outlines six human needs: Certainty Uncertainty … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 59 – A Change Of Focus

Accepted the application for the twentieth new member of our Timber Talkers Toastmasters club this year. I hope I can help support her as she takes those initial steps toward developing more confidence. It has been my privilege to serve … Continue reading

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