How Do We Look?


“The world is your mirror. What you see when you look at the world is a reflection of what the world sees when it looks at you.” —Paul Mark Sutherland

original graphic credit: iStock

Bicycle Riding

When was the last time you rode? For some the answer is today or yesterday. For others it’s “quite a while ago.”

Not only does this infographic list benefits for all of us when we ride, regardless of skill level, it also lays out a whole lot of other information pertaining to bikes and riding. In fact, from “racers” down to the “well, I’m thinking about getting a bike” folks, will find this interesting. It’s very well done.



This graphic appeared on Lifehack.

I’m Embarrassed…

A number of our WordPress colleagues have presented or offered this blog an award. I’m not exactly sure how many, but I do feel sure that it is too many. At least for now.

I have a desire to inspire people to challenge themselves to get more out of themselves and out of life. To have more fun. To make a positive difference in the lives of others and for others. The primary reason for this is my regret for the terrible waste of years for which I am responsible that lingers in my past. If I can inspire one individual to avoid this pain in their own life, it will be worth it.

Sharing the good that others are doing is a way for me to accomplish my objective. So, I share. It’s the others who deserve the accolades. This blog hasn’t been in existence long enough to be so worthy.

I can’t express how sincerely appreciative I am for the thoughtfulness we have received. But here is my challenge, and why I’m embarrassed. I don’t handle this kind of thing very well. I haven’t followed through on the requirements, nor do I anticipate that I will. I’m just not comfortable with it. I’m so sorry to anyone I may have offended. But I’m still very, very, appreciative. Please forgive.

However, I have a solution, one that is acceptable to me, if not the award presenters. For everyone who has offered me (this blog) an award, or does in the future, I will engage in an additional IAOK – Intentional Act Of Kindness. It will be a little something extra on my part that will benefit someone in need, but in your honor.

So I guess I must now go back and count, and start planning. Thank you, everyone.

Enjoy today!
Achieve today!
Tomorrow is promised to no one!


Time Has Died


“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
—Stephen Vincent Benét

You may think that you are young or have plenty of time to make amends, to right a wrong, to say ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘I love you’ …but life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day. Soon a day has passed, then two, then three, then a week. And those simple words that remain unsaid continue to haunt our attempt at tranquility.

You may think that you are young or have plenty of time to give, to volunteer, to help those who have many more challenges than you …but life is lost minute by minute, week by dragging week. Soon a week has passed, then two, then three, then a month. And our altruistic intentions have morphed into hollow nothingness and more…

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19 Jan – Kiva


Contributing to the greater good is an extraordinary gift to give yourself.  How would we ever have known about someone struggling to get through school in Jordan or a woman trying to start a small business in Mali without organisations like Kiva.  A very small risk for me, but a huge amount of good for someone I’ll never meet.

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