May 26

TRUE GRIT DAY

MIND

Helena Bonham Carter 1966

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“Confidence comes and goes in life, at different ages and different times. A bit like… tides. You definitely get more of it as you get older.”

*Each day 365DOLF focuses on famous people getting older, but so are you. With that aging comes added confidence.

BODY

Lenny Kravitz 1964

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“Take a picture of yourself, do this routine at least 3 times a week for a month and take another picture – including the big grin on your face!”

http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/13855/1/The-8-Minute-Miracle-Workout.html

*Take a picture of yourself right now. Then do Lenny’s 8 minute miracle workout. When you take a picture of yourself next year on Lenny Kravitz’s birthday, you will see a new you.

SOUL

Stevie Nicks 1948

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“We were probably the perfect, complete, crazy pair. He was the one that I would have married, and that I would probably have changed my life around for a little bit. Not a lot. But he wouldn’t have changed his life either.”

“We were both ‘really seriously drug addicts. We were a couple on the way to hell.”

*Be with someone that isn’t dragging you to Hell with them. Seek help for them and you if needed. Listen to Stevie Nicks for inspiration.

MONEY

Hank Williams, Jr. 1949

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“Well now money can’t buy you happiness but neither can poor ole me
Money won’t help you very much if you wanna find true love
But that don’t mean just being poor will make you better off”

*Don’t be a martyr. All things equal, go for the money. Don’t strive to be poor – you won’t be able to help anyone, most importantly yourself. Strive to be rich and then give it all away, if you truly want to be poor. Listen to Hank Williams, Jr. for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

John Wayne 1907 – watch True Grit (1969)

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*Have true grit and watch John Wayne win an Oscar in… True Grit. Pilgrim

FOOD

Pam Grier 1949 – Chardonnay-Steamed Mussels

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“I do pride myself of being a student of the culinary arts.”

Pam Grier’s Chardonnay-Steamed Mussels

Ingredients
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 medium shallots, minced
1 1/2 cups Chardonnay
1 cup crème fraîche
2 rosemary sprigs
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
1 baguette, for serving

Directions
In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and shallots and cook over moderately high heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the Chardonnay, crème fraîche and rosemary. Season lightly with salt and pepper and bring just to a boil.

Add the mussels, lower heat, cover and cook until they open, about 3 minutes; shake the pot a few times. Pour the mussels and broth into bowls; discard the rosemary and any mussels that don’t open. Serve hot, with bread for dipping.

SNUB – Miles Davis 1926

Review –

  • Age with confidence
  • 8 minute miracle workout
  • Be with someone who is good for your soul
  • Strive to be rich – give it all away, if you want
  • Watch True Grit
  • Chardonnay-steamed mussels

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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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