October 12

Look for the * for today’s advice.

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT DAY

MIND

Luciano Pavarotti 1935

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https://www.classicfm.com/artists/luciano-pavarotti/pictures/pavarottis-greatest-moments-gallery-highlights/

In 1998, Pavarotti was presented with the Grammy Legend Award. By that time, only 11 other artists had ever been given the same award, including Billy Joel, Liza Minelli and Michael Jackson.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Luciano-Pavarotti

“I think a life in music is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.” – LUCIANO PAVAROTTI

http://www.lucianopavarottifoundation.com/?lang=en

*Complete this sentence – I think a life in ____________________ is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.

http://www.jango.com/music/Luciano+Pavarotti

*Listen to Pavarotti for inspiration.

BODY

Ryan Clark 1979

Image result for ryan clark steelers

http://www.nflplayerengagement.com/next/articles/a-carrier-of-the-sickle-cell-anemia-trait-ryan-clark-has-made-finding-a-cure-for-the-disease-a-top-priority/

Clark was an undrafted free agent who signed with the New York Giants in 2002. He spent two years there before going to the Washington Redskins in 2004. In 2006, Clark signed with the Steelers, where he spent the next eight seasons. While there he was a member of the team that won Super Bowl XLIII.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2015/02/18/ryan-clark-retires-pittsburgh-steelers

Ryan Clark gets a pedicure and talks about the time he almost died.

Along with approximately 1 in 12 African Americans in the United States, Clark carries the sickle cell trait, a genetic abnormality that can affect red blood cells.

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/12/10/7361549/ryan-clark-pedicure-washington-football

When To Get Tested?

Routinely as part of newborn screening; if you are in a high risk group and were born before newborn screening was mandated and want to know if you have sickle cell disease or are carrying the sickle cell trait; when you have signs and symptoms of anemia or abnormal results from a complete blood count (CBC)and your healthcare practitioner suspects sickle cell disease or trait

https://labtestsonline.org/tests/sickle-cell-tests

*If needed, get tested for sickle cell. Then go get a pedicure. Go Steelers!

SOUL

Kirk Cameron 1970

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http://kirkcameron.com/

Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as an atheist from a very young age. By the age of 14 he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who said there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard.

https://www.amazon.com/slp/growing-pains-complete-series/cum3yfrtt6q77f3

The purpose of this site is to present the wonderful gospel truth that there is one true and living God to whom all men are accountable and who has provided a means of redemption and salvation for fallen mankind.

If you subscribe to atheist belief then please take the time to read some of the articles and Biblical messages published here. It is our prayer that you will come to find the one true and living God as we have!

http://www.yesthereisagod.info/

*Today is the day to believe in God. Today is a day that the Lord hath made.

MONEY

Dick Gregory 1932

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https://www.dickgregory.com/

Due to many avenues that were not as available to a person of his hue, Dick had to create his own.

“This country is set up for entrepreneurship” – Dick Gregory

His career started off as a stand up comic to which he parlayed into many other avenues. He was lecturer, social critic, activist, actor, writer and an author of several books including his bestselling autobiography, “Nigger”. Dick did his best to not let anything stop his path. He even ran for mayor of Chicago in 1967 and ran for President of the United States in 1968 as part of the Peace and Freedom Party.

https://medium.com/@teronie213/what-dick-gregory-taught-me-about-success-and-entrepreneurship-cd28f836dd0e

*Sometimes when some avenues are not available to you, you must use other ways to get where you want to get. Draw upon your circumstances and surroundings and utilize those in the only way you can.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hugh Jackman 1968 – watch Les Miserables

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http://www.hughjackmantheshow.com/

WORLD TOUR 2019

With live orchestra and including hit songs from:

The Greatest Showman
Les Misérables
The Boy From Oz

https://www.amazon.com/Mis%C3%A9rables-Hugh-Jackman/dp/B005S9EK5Y

Anyone can change their lifestyle.

Within the first three scenes, we see Jean Valjean’s need for transformation. The protagonist goes from lowly prisoner 24601 who stole a loaf of bread to feed his nephew to the factory owning mayor named Monsieur Madeleine. So if you wanna lose that extra weight or stop your smoking habit, look to Jean Valjean for inspo. If he can do it, so can you.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/11-lessons-from-les-miserables

https://www.amazon.com/Logan-Hugh-Jackman/dp/B06XDH6SZP

https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-greatest-showman

*Watch Les Miserables. Try not to cry. Or if you want more action (and violence), watch Hugh Jackman in Logan. Make plans today to see his world tour.

FOOD

Jean Nidetch 1923 – shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

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https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/who-we-are

The first Weight Watchers meetings were held over a pizza shop. The owner couldn’t figure out why the hundreds of people lining up outside never bought anything. Nidetch worked with him to create a Weight Watchers milkshake that became a bestseller.

https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/recipe/shrimp-with-zucchini-and-tomatoes/5626a6253d92b3c10eb8cb5a

https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/recipe/chocolate-shake-1/5626a6042084d63a34019994

*Enjoy this shrimp dish, knowing that it’s only 1 weight watcher point. Wash it down with a 7 point milkshake.

SNUB – Marion Jones

Review –

  • “I think a life in _________ is a life spent in beauty.”
  • Get a pedicure
  • Believe in God
  • Create your own avenue
  • Watch Les Miserables
  • Make shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

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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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