Well here it is again a new year is upon us. I know we all make resolutions and promises to ourselves that we can never keep. Why do we make them if we don't keep them. Could it be we just like to hear ourselves speak and feel hopeful about ourselves. I don't think it is that, I think we just make them so unrealistic that we know we cannot keep them.
One of the biggest resolutions we make is I am going to LOSE WEIGHT, I have been part of a gym for around 10 years now. Every year it is the same thing. Around the 2nd week of the new year it gets crowded. I am part of a class at my gym and it is called Boot Camp, I try to tell the new people coming in to not try to keep up with the ones that have been there for years. I tell them to pace themselves because we would like them to succeed. They never listen and then within a week they are gone.
This is my own personal definition of resolution. " Resolutions are meant to be broken." This is a real shame but if we do listen to what we hear everyday is that we need to make our goal attainable. Here are some really bad unattainable goals.
I will save a million dollars in a month.
I will lose 50 lbs in a week.
I will workout 7 days a week.
If we make our goals attainable you have a better chance of achieving them then falling on your face.
I found this saying today and I really liked it. I posted it on our Boot Camp Facebook page.
I hope you have a GREAT YEAR.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
How many of us have these cards on our key rings or in our wallets. It seems like every store has them and this is the way we save now. Remember when we were younger our mom's would get the paper and look for the coupons and start cutting them out. Then if you were lucky enough you went shopping with her and she would walk down the aisles with coupons in hand and looking for the items she had coupons for. Then you got to the register and she would redeem all those coupons for the item she got that was on sale.
They didn't have a lot of fancy holders for these coupons either. I believe we all used a envelope that they all stood in and you had to finger through them to see if you had the coupon for this item or that item. Then people got smart and you had coupon holders that were separated into categories so all you had to do was go to that category and search through those coupons and not the whole envelope. The new coupon holders were always new and improved and you had a wide selection to choose from. Of course one was always better than the other.
Now we have store cards that you can download your coupons to it and just scan your card and it all comes off your bill at the end. I have a few of these store cards that I use and I will be using one this morning. I have a Thornton's card and it is a convenience store were you can get just about anything. You do get 3 cents of a gallon of gas when you scan your card. I will be using my card for a free drink that they sent me and I downloaded onto my card. I will take almost anything free.
I think it is still pretty wild that coupons still exist and you can just cut them out and use them like we did a long time ago. My wife still does it and she is pretty good at it. She does not have the envelope system she just brings what she is going to buy. Technology has come a long way and believe me it is not done yet. Well I hope you have a great day and go out and save some money.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Well as you know the powerball was up to an astronomical figure again. I think it is funny how on the news you see these long lines of people waiting to buy a ticket for a chance and not a good one at the that of winning it big. I have nothing against the lottery, I play it myself but I have noticed that I only play it when the winning is BIG.
Like this week for instance when the prize was up to 700 million dollars. I took that chance and walked into the store and handed the lady my two dollars and said hey give me the winning ticket. I had just as much a chance of winning as the guy or lady who spent a hundred dollars. What I noticed about myself is that I don't play if the prize is ten million dollars or higher or even lower.
I guess it is not worth my two dollars but yet it is still a lot of money. I guess I am just like everyone else is that I have the fantasy of hitting it big and not having to worry about anything anymore.
Well as you know there was one lucky ticket and it was sold in the Massachusetts area and we don't know if it was one person or a group of people. I guess time will tell.
I did realize one thing in all this is that you don't have to have all that money to be happy. If you have God in your life and a family that supports and loves you, you are already a very rich person. So to whoever won the big prize I am your future cousin 100 times removed on your fathers, brothers, former roommate side. Please don't forget about me.
Yes I will play again when the prize gets high enough for my two dollars.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Well today was the day that all the news has been talking about. The day of the great eclipse and the day will get dark for about 2 minutes in my neck of the woods. It was very exciting seeing what God can do. I know people will say it was science or just a coincidence. In my world it was God. You cannot say there is not a God when you seen what happened today. Pictures does not do it justice but here are some you can enjoy.
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