March 23

EARN THE RIGHT TO BE CHOSEN DAY

MIND

Brandon Marshall 1984

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“When I first heard the term “mental health,” the first thing that came to mind was mental toughness. Masking pain. Hiding it. Keeping it inside. That had been embedded in me since I was a kid. Never show weakness. Suck it up. Play through it. Live through it.”

“Now, I realize that mental health means the total opposite.”

*See your therapist today. It is not weakness – it is showing strength. Maybe your therapy could be tossing around the football and talking with a close friend.

BODY

Keri Russell 1976

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https://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/4-fighting-moves-keri-russells-trainer

*Get a fierce body with the self-defense exercises she used to train for The Americans.

SOUL

Michelle Monaghan 1976 – watch Messiah

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“I certainly appreciate the community of religion. This has a very multicultural cast, but it didn’t really matter what any of our own personal beliefs were. I was just so appreciative to be in a cast with such a global reach that audiences all over the world will be able to relate to all of the characters.”

*Watch Messiah on Netflix and see which characters you relate to. 

MONEY

Kenneth Cole 1954

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“I believe, after 30 years, I’ve earned the right to be considered, but every day we have to earn the right to be chosen.”

*Hopefully you’ve earned the right to be considered but keep fighting for that right to be chosen.

ENTERTAINMENT

Joan Crawford 1908 (maybe 1905 or 1906) – watch Mildred Pierce (1945)

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*Watch Joan Crawford win an Oscar in Mildred Pierce.

FOOD

Ayesha Curry 1989 chicken parm

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“Steph was like, ‘I had a really bad game one day and I came home and you made chicken parm and it made me happy,’” 

https://www.today.com/food/steph-curry-happy-when-wife-ayesha-cooks-dish-t117129

*Poor Steph Curry. Not only is he an NBA superstar, but the poor guy has to come home to meals prepared by a celebrity chef-wife. Enjoy this chicken parm  – it will make you happy, even if you’ve had a bad day.

SNUB – Kyrie Irving 1992 and Gordon Hayward 1990 Image result for Gordon Hayward and kyrie irving

Review –

  • Talk to your therapist
  • Self Defense workout
  • Watch Messiah
  • Keep fighting for the right to be chosen
  • Watch Mildred Pierce
  • Make Curry Chicken Parm

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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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