October 17

SMILING POPE DAY

MIND

Wyclef Jean 1969

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“One of the greatest is something my dad taught me. It basically translates to, ‘Don’t bow down to anyone until you go to their funeral and see them rise from the coffin.’ In other words, no matter who you are, you are equal to everybody. Whether it is a king or queen or president, look them right in the eye.”

*Remember that no one is better than you. Don’t bow down to anyone today. Listen to Wyclef for motivation.

BODY

Felicity Jones 1983

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Jones enjoys going to a place in East London called Frame because they have many classes, her favorite being boxfit.

Boxfit is based on the training used for boxing so it includes skipping, boxing drills including footwork and abdominal workouts – all focusing on fitness and toning.

*Find a gym or video online and get a boxfit workout in. Watch Rogue One for motivation.

SOUL

Pope John Paul I 1912

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John Paul I is remembered as someone close to ordinary people who understood their struggles and their dreams, and who knew how to make church teaching accessible and relevant.

He was dubbed “the Smiling Pope” by his people, and known for his humor and good-natured attitude.

*Don’t take religion so seriously. Have fun with it. If your church, and the people in attendance, take thing too earnestly – that is your sign to look for something better. Find yourself a “Smiling Pope”

MONEY

Mike Judge 1962

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MTV’s Beavis and Butthead could actually help you find a rewarding career.

The Beavis and Butthead matrix is a way of sorting out your likes and dislikes into “things that are cool” and “things that suck.” This way, you can effectively filter out career paths that aren’t a good fit.

*Make a 2 column list of “things that are cool” and “things that suck”. Pursue a career with something listed on “things that are cool” column and avoid anything relating to your “things that suck” column. Watch Beavis and Butthead for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Eminem 1972

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Eminem used pain to fuel him to greatness. The pain of living in a trailer park made him work so hard.

*Listen to Eminem for inspiration to fuel your greatness.

FOOD

Robert Atkins 1930 – veggie spaghetti with turkey meatballs

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Speak with your doctor, a nutritionist, or a dietician and ask any questions you have about the Atkins Diet. They can offer the best advice for your weight loss goals.

https://www.atkins.com/recipes/veggie-spaghetti-with-turkey-meatballs/2228

*With just 5.7 net carbs, you can enjoy this Atkins Diet veggie spaghetti. Just don’t vomit it on your sweater. Have some M&Ms for dessert.

SNUB – Evel Knievel 1938

Review –

  • Don’t bow down to anyone until you go to their funeral and see them rise from the coffin
  • Boxfit
  • Have fun with religion
  • Have a living that is cool – not one that sucks
  • Listen to Eminem
  • Make veggie spaghetti with turkey meatballs

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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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