February 26

WEAR BLACK DAY

MIND

Victor Hugo 1802

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*Continue to have courage and patience with the sorrows and accomplish every task today so you can sleep in peace tonight.

BODY

Leila Lopes 1986

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“I’m not a “gym person” so when I have a competition or a photo shoot I just eat less. I don’t diet or stop eating because I love eating and I eat everything.”

*Change your lifestyle by eating less today! Maybe you can become Miss Universe.

SOUL

Johnny Cash 1932

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“Being a Christian isn’t for sissies. It takes a real man to live for God – a lot more man than to live for the devil.”

*For February, I read Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon. I was surprised how spiritual Cash was throughout his life. It was a pleasant surprise. Live for God.

MONEY

Erykah Badu 1971

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“My mum and grandmother were focused more on working and providing the basic needs. Where I have the advantage [is that] my job is to create, my whole mindset is creation whether it’s food or fashion or education or art.”

*If you’ve been working hard to provide basic needs, take today to focus more on your creative side and how maybe that could be your job one day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Michael Bolton 1953

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Charity

*Listen to some Michael Bolton while donating (money or time) to his charity to help women and children escape from abusive situations.

FOOD

Jackie Gleason 1916 – Diablo sandwich and a Dr. Pepper

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Diablo Sandwich

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, browned
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix ( follow directions as to adding water)
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn ( frozen or canned)
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • lettuce
  • sour cream
  • 4 burger type buns, toasted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all ingredients except lettuce and sour cream in a pan for 15 minutes to an hour, the longer the better.
  2. Lay out lettuce on bottom of toasted buns, scoop out even amounts of meat mixture onto buns, follow with a dollop of sour cream.
  3. Best served with fries and Dr. Pepper

*Listen to a mix of Erykah Badu, Michael Bolton, and Johnny Cash while making Buford T. Justice’s favorite roadside meal from Smokey and the Bandit. I know that the goal was to eat less today so skip the fries and drink Diet Dr. Pepper.

SNUB – Teresa Palmer 1986

Review –

  • Sleep in peace
  • Eat less
  • Live for God
  • Focus on a creative life
  • Listen to Michael Bolton
  • Diablo and a Dr. Pepper

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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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