November 26

Look to the * for today’s advice.



DJ Khaled 1975

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YOU hold the key to success.

As DJ Khaled often says, “it’s a cold world out there. Bundle up.” A lot of people do not want you to succeed, but you have the ability to! YOU are in control of your life and YOU hold your key to success. Sure, everyone has a plan set for them and often we are not sure what it is. By working hard, enjoying life and doing your best all of the time, there is no doubt that you will find success. The amount you get out of anything is determined by the amount you put in. Hard work and pursuit of the path for your life will unlock many doors for you.

*Pursue the path for your life. Work hard. Enjoy life. Do your best.


Rita Ora 1990

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“I do circuit training. I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times. I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I’ve learned is that you can take your time with training. You don’t have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I’m approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment.”

*Complete Rita Ora’s circuit training with lots of squats, weight lifting, and cardio. Take your time but get your workout in so you can get that feeling of contentment. Listen to her music for motivation.


Sarah Grimke 1792

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The Grimke family attended the Episcopal Church, where Sarah read Bible stories to slave children. From the time she was twelve years old, she also spent her Sunday afternoons teaching Bible classes to the young slaves on the family plantation. While she wanted desperately to teach them to read the scripture for themselves, her parents admonished her that teaching slaves to read had been against the law in South Carolina since 1740.

*Just because something is against the law, it doesn’t make it wrong. Read Bible stories to any children that you can today.


Rich Little 1938

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Rich notes that in his heyday, he could fill the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and earn up to $50,000 per week.  Much of that he put into real estate in the 1970s.  “I invested in a lot of buildings, condos and stuff like that,” he said. “And that was great for a while but then everything started getting older, which meant earthquake, fire and all kinds of other insurance, so I sold off my portion and put most of my money into government bonds.”

“It was a great move for me and has left me in pretty good shape… living off interest and dividends and not touching the principal.”

Most government bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, meaning that default is extremely unlikely and would really only occur if the U.S. government could not print additional money to pay off its debt. For this reason, T-Notes, for example, are generally considered risk-free investments and benchmarks against which other investments are compared.

*Imitate Rich Little and put your money in government bonds today.


Tina Turner 1939

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It was 1985, not quite a decade after she left Ike for good, when she met her current husband, Erwin Bach. Sixteen years her junior, the sparks flew immediately.

“I was kind of naughty in those early days,” Turner, now 78, writes. “One night I said to myself, I’m just going to ask him. I looked at him — so handsome in his Lacoste shirt, jeans, and loafers without socks — and whispered, ‘Erwin, when you come to America, I want you to make love to me.’ He just looked at me, as if he couldn’t believe his ears. I couldn’t believe what I said either!”

I may not be able to get that class, because I didn’t act my life, I lived it. I am Tina Turner. I am raunchy. But I know I’m a lady and that deep inside of me there’s a craving for class.

*Show some class today and listen to Tina Turner.


Charles Schulz 1922 – Charlie Brownies

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It really was a dark and stormy night. On February 12, 2000, Charles Schulz—who had single-handedly drawn some 18,000 Peanuts comic strips, who refused to use assistants to ink or letter his comics, who vowed that after he quit, no new Peanuts strips would be made—died, taking to the grave, it seemed, any further adventures of the gang.

Hours later, his last Sunday strip came out with a farewell: “Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy … How can I ever forget them.” By then, Peanuts was carried by more than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and read by some 300 million people. It had been going for five decades. Robert Thompson, a scholar of popular culture, called it “arguably the longest story told by a single artist in human history.”

*Enjoy these Charlie Brownies and wash them down with a Snoopy while watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

SNUB – Shawn Kemp

Review –

  • Pursue the path for your life
  • Circuit training
  • Read Bible stories to children
  • Invest in government bonds
  • Listen to Tina Turner
  • Make Charlie Brownies

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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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