February 27

BECOME A WRITER DAY

MIND

John Steinbeck 1902

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If you have to make a difficult or life-changing decision, don’t let anyone else decide for you. It’s your life. Don’t let anyone “shoot your dog” for you.

*It’s your life. Don’t let anyone make life changing decisions for you.

BODY

Tony Gonzalez 1976

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‘I went from working out with 120-130 pound dumbbells down to 70-pound dumbbells, and I won’t go up. I’ll just do more reps now. Higher reps, less weight.”

*Be like Hall of Fame tight end, Tony Gonzalez and do a dumbbell workout with higher reps and less weight. Bench, military press, curls, rows.

SOUL

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

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A Psalm of Life

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,

Life is but an empty dream!

For the soul is dead that slumbers,

And things are not what they seem.

 

Life is real! Life is earnest!

And the grave is not its goal;

Dust thou art, to dust returnest,

Was not spoken of the soul.

*Live life to its fullest, find a purpose, and leave a lasting legacy for future generations. A Psalm of Life is meant to encourage you to spend your life, however short it might be, in pursuit of meaningful, compassionate acts that will change the lives of others…. those living, and those to come.

MONEY

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley 1986

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“It’s crazy. [Our kids] are our mini-me’s,”

“They have the same personalities as we do and I have to save the bail money for in 20 years when my daughter wants to go to Seaside and do something stupid. Then Snooki and I started laughing because we’ll be in Seaside with them.”

*Start saving today for your children’s future. Also take today to reflect on how you’re raising your children.

ENTERTAINMENT

Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – watch Butterfield 8

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*Watch Liz win an Oscar in Butterfield 8.

FOOD

Chilli Thomas 1971 – The Best Chili on Earth

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http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2014/2/15/the-best-chili-on-earth.html

*Listen to Chilli Thomas the ‘C’ in TLC while making The Best Chili on Earth. And don’t go chasing waterfalls today.

SNUB – Kate Mara 1983

Review –

  • Don’t let anyone make life changing decisions for you
  • Dumbbell workout
  • Live today to its fullest
  • Save for your children’s future
  • Watch Butterfield 8
  • Make The Best Chili on Earth

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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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