March 31

Look for the * for today’s advice.

MOTHERING SUNDAY

MIND

Al Gore 1948

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https://www.algore.com/

Democrat Al Gore conceded the extraordinarily close 2000 presidential race with a memorable quote from his father: “No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out.”

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-11-10/news/0611100333_1_re-election-bid-concession-speeches-presidential

*Think of your most recent loss and focus on how it may have been a victory that has shaped your soul.

BODY

Gordie Howe 1928

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http://www.gordiehowe.com/

Mark noticed what he called a “big decline” in Howe’s mental health last summer. Still, when Mark would go out to exercise, his dad would come along.

“He can walk fine,” Mark said. “If I go for a run, he can walk 3.5 miles no problem. Doesn’t even sweat. He’s still incredibly strong. He still has great endurance.”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/wings/2013/03/31/gordie-howe-at-85th-birthday/2039683/

*Walk 3.5 miles on the treadmill while reading a book to keep your mind sharp too.

SOUL

Cesar Chavez 1927

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http://www.chavezfoundation.org/

“Kindness and compassion toward all living things is a mark of a civilized society.”

http://www.care2.com/causes/5-lessons-we-can-still-learn-from-cesar-chavez.html

*Continue to strive to show kindness and compassion to all living things. Think of donating to the Chavez Foundation.

MONEY

Shirley Jones 1934

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http://www.shirleyjones.net/

http://www.cmongethappy.com/home.htm

Former Partridge Family mother Shirley Jones has been turned down by Playboy at the age of 75 – for not showing enough flesh.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1199368/Partridge-Family-star-Shirley-Jones-75-turned-Playboy–failing-flesh.html

https://www.amazon.com/Partridge-Family-Complete/dp/B00DXLO0BI

*Your soul is not for sell. Money is important but it’s not enough to sell yourself out.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ewan McGregor 1971 – watch Moulin Rouge

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http://ewanmcgregor.net/

The overall take away THE GREATEST THING YOU’LL EVER LEARN IS JUST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IN RETURN.  Beautifully said. Warning: If you can’t take and appreciate this lovely statement, then you may not enjoy the movie.

https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/moulin-rouge

https://yourhappyplaceblog.com/2013/09/11/lessons-from-the-movie-moulin-rouge/

*Appreciate that the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return and then enjoy watching Moulin Rouge.

FOOD

Angus Young 1955 – Australia’s Best Angus Steak

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https://malenyblackangusbeef.com.au/how-to-cook-australias-best-steak/

http://www.acdc.com/

Angus’ sister suggested he dress like a schoolboy onstage. Before that, Young tried other costumes including a gorilla, Spider-Man and another superhero – a spoof of Superman he called Super-Ang.

https://www.iheart.com/content/2018-03-31-angus-young-15-things-you-need-to-know/

https://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/recipes/recipedetail.aspx?id=599

*Listen to ACDC while making Australia’s best Angus steak. Enjoy it while watching Moulin Rouge.

SNUB – Christopher Walken

Review –

  • How has your most recent loss shaped your soul?
  • Walk 3.5 miles while reading
  • Show kindness and compassion
  • Your soul is not for sell
  • Watch Moulin Rouge
  • Make Australia’s Best Angus Steak

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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