July 28

Look for the * for today’s advice.

JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS DAY

MIND

Hugo Chavez 1954

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https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/ispeak/23387-hugo-chávez-legacy-lessons

Chavez is using his country’s massive oil revenues to fund social programs such as the new health facilities inaugurated this day. Generous in his praise, easy with affection, there is a charisma here that puts people at ease and willing to bare their deepest emotions.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4960837

*Be generous in your praise and easy with your affection today. Put people at ease with your charisma.

BODY

Terry Fox 1958

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https://www.amazon.com/Terry-Fox-Movie-Shawn-Ashmore/dp/B000VIFURE

Terry Fox Runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone with no entry fee, no minimum pledge and a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research.

http://www.terryfox.org

*Sign up for a Terry Fox Run today. Run 3.1 miles to prepare for it.

SOUL

Ballington Booth 1857

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https://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/people/booth-ballington/

Ballington and Maud Booth founded Volunteers of America in 1896 with the mission to reach and uplift all people. The Booths envisioned a movement that would care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Their vision lives on in a national organization that provides services to help children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the homeless and others in need.

http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/extra-mile/ballington-maud-booth

https://www.voa.org/

*Think of donating to VOA today to care for the whole person – mind, body, and soul.

MONEY

Dana White 1969

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http://www.ufc.com/

The company was sold to WME for $4 billion, in which White reportedly made $360 million. Yet despite his monetary success among others, the brash UFC executive says it is the last thing on his mind.

“Rob Dyrdek called me after the sale, and he said, ‘I’ve got to ask you a question – how do you get up every day and run the race when you’ve already won the race?” White recalled during his recent appearance on The Exchange with Megan Olivi. “I want to know how you strap your f—-ng shoes on and go to work every day.’ I said, ‘Because I was never in it for the money.’ I don’t even think about the money.

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/4/26/15445344/ufc-dana-white-never-in-this-business-for-money-mma-news

*When your business of passion makes you rich, will you still want to run it every day? Sure you want to make money, but that money will be much sweeter if it comes from your passion.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jackie Kennedy 1929 – watch Jackie

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http://www.foxsearchlight.com/jackie/

https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-Jacqueline-B-Kennedy.aspx

LIFT YOURSELF UP

“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.”

After ten years of marriage, Jackie was left a widow with two children. She lost her husband and one son in a three-month time span. Although our losses might not be the same, we all experience devastation. It is perfectly justified to be overcome by feelings of grief and pain as a result, but we shouldn’t let our circumstances rob us of all future happiness. We need to remember happiness is often something we have to choose. If we can’t be in charge of our situations, we can at least be in charge of ourselves. We can try to focus on what we can control going forward. Jackie said seeing the world through her children’s eyes helped restore her faith in her family.

http://faithcounts.com/5-life-lessons-jackie-kennedy/

*Watch Jackie to learn how to deal with loss like Jackie Kennedy.

FOOD

Jim Davis 1945 – Garfield Lasagna

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http://www.professorgarfield.org/messageJim.html

http://mentalfloss.com/article/83344/11-things-you-might-not-know-about-cartoonist-jim-davis

Davis named Garfield after his grandfather, James Garfield Davis (who was named after President James Garfield). He also based Garfield’s personality on his grandfather, a large, cantankerous, curmudgeonly man with a gruff exterior but soft heart.

http://www.gooseberrypatch.com/gooseberry/recipe.nsf/55e548eeef8c89b9852568d4004c5ffe/ADC342C8A4B78CA485257B39005BFB97

*Hopefully this day doesn’t fall on a Monday, but even if it does, enjoy Garfield’s lasagna.

SNUB – Lori Loughlin

Review –

  • Be generous in your praise
  • Terry Fox run
  • Donate to VOA
  • Have a business of passion
  • Watch Jackie
  • Make Garfield Lasagna

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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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