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Thankful for being truly blessed. Happy with my life and experiences.


I was taught at an early age to be grateful for even the simplest things. I'm eternally thankful that someone loved me enough to impart that little bit of wisdom to me. I'm grateful and thankful that I was smart enough to listen.

We should never stop being thankful and our gratitude should be enduring.  Our way in life is guided by how we treat ourselves and others.  If we want our Karma to be good, we have to humble ourselves in the eyes of God and our fellow man.  We should not be too proud to continue being thankful for all manner of things.

Life will ultimately teach us that the consequences of our daily actions have a direct bearing on how things work out for us.


I believe that being happy is all about the good choices that you make.  Being a happy person means that you choose not be strict, rigid or inflexible with yourself.  You definitely choose not to be sad or foster sorrow in others.

You choose to keep an open mind about all things and all people.  You have faith and belief in your fellow man.  You encourage and promote opportunities whenever possible.

Being happy never gets old.


I wake up each day with a greater appreciation of the world, my unique place in it and the limitless possibilities that each new day brings.

Like a painter, each day to me resembles a fresh new canvas, where I can paint my existence anyway I want to.  I'm a "Can-Do" individual, so my todays are always painted using bright cheery colors.  My portraits are painted with good intentions and are always about happy outcomes.

I have control of my inner consciousness that consists of Me, Myself and I.  That internal self is at peace and is vibrant because I love not only who I am, but also what I can become.

I have control of my outer self, that consciousness that everyone else gets to see.  My goal is to always be engaging, civil, polite and respectful, to like minded people.  I try to keep a positive perspective on most things and work hard to keep any of life's negativity at bay. 

My main motto is:  "It's not what you say ... it's what you do that makes the difference" 


A Wonderful Birthday Celebration

This year I celebrated my 55th birthday.  I must admit that it was a most enjoyable occassion.

A beautiful day, wonderful engaging company, great conversation about many things and lots of smiles.

Categories: Enjoying Life, Thoughts

Tags: Birthday, Thankful, Happy, Fun, Friends, Caring, Gratitude, Grateful, Celebration, Family

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It's Spring, A Time Of Renewal

Today is the first day of Spring!  It will be great to put all of the cold bad weather behind us.

Spring, to me, is a very exciting time of the year.  I always look forward to observing the many varieties of flowers that bloom during this time period.  

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Tags: Spring, Renewal, Weather, Exciting, Flowers

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World Kidney Day 2014

Today marks another World Kidney Day.  It's celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of March each year to raise public awareness.

I am grateful to still be here to observe another World Kidney Day.  There are many people throughout the world who weren't so lucky.  There are millions of other individuals who are now on some type of dialysis treatment to prolong their lives.  My prayers are with them, as I have my own personal knowledge of what that is all about.  Hopefully one day, with proper advances in science and technology, there will be a circumstance where anyone can readily get a kidney transplant or have their own kidneys repaired.

I was fortunate to have received a kidney transplant which has allowed me to live an almost normal lifestyle.  I still need to take care of my transplanted kidney and get frequent check-ups to ensure that things are alright.  I have also taught myself about the necessary food choices that promote good health overall.

I hope that I will continue to be blessed.

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Tags: Kidney, Thankful, Grateful, World, Day, 2014, Dialysis, Blessed, Disease, Health

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Thankfully Creative Again

It's been awhile since I have published a multitude of blog entries.

It's not because I don't have anything to talk about.  I have plenty that I want to publish.  I have a great love for this particular blog and hope I'm able to do this for years to come.

I have actually been quite busy these last few months.  I have recently developed a renewed interest in the technicalities of the skill and craft that I truly love, web development.  Yes, I know I'm a geek. I'm very proud of that fact and have no problem if anyone calls me that term. We all have to be something and I feel extremely grateful I have an opportunity to work in that area.  

I'm now very motivated about work and have a bunch of new ideas. That should result in additional collaborative projects and improvements or enhancements to previously created work.

Well what happened? The easy answer, technical boredom.  I know I felt that my work life was out-of-kilter and I thus tended to procrastinate on even basic web tasks.

What changed? Basically, for the last 4 months I have been actively studying, learning new things and technically blossoming as an individual.  I have refocused myself.  The phoenix in me has risen once again. It's been great.

I now feel my work life is now back in balance (harmony) and I have so much more to contribute.  My problem can be chalked up to me not being mentally motivated towards doing creative and innovative web development projects.  A mini burn-out of sorts. The funny thing is that I've actually done much good web development work during this time period.

Well, so much for self reflecting.  The good thing is that I know I'm back to where I need to be and feel refreshed!!!!

Categories: Enjoying Life, Learning, Thoughts, Technology

Tags: Work, Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Web, Development, Grateful, Thankful, Me, Blog, Happy, Collaborative, Geek

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Happy New Years Day!!!!!

Wishing everyone a glorious, rewarding and prosperous 2014!

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Tags: Celebration, New Year's Day, 2014

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