February 14



Jim Kelly 1960

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“Make a difference today, for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow.”

The message is one that Kelly, who has endured a five-year battle with cancer, has not only preached, but faithfully practiced.

*Reach out to someone dealing with cancer. Take a long walk with them today and let them know that you are here for them. 


Danai Gurira 1978

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Gurira told Women’s Health that she grew up swimming, running track, and playing field hockey. These days, she also enjoys doing yoga and jogging with her dog.

*Lots of choices for a workout today. Swimming, running, field hockey, yoga, or jogging with your dog. Watch Gurira in The Walking Dead and/or Black Panther for motivation.


Frederick Douglass 1818

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“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

*If prayer isn’t working, try praying with your legs today. Put yourself and what you want into action.


Michael Bloomberg 1942

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“Don’t take a job based on salary, but on how much you think you can grow at a company.”

*I took a job with low salary and no room to grow at the company. 24 years into my teaching career I realize this and it’s why I want to make a change. It’s never too late and hopefully one day I’ll struggle to give away my entire fortune before I die like Bloomberg.


Rob Thomas 1972

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“My songs are more famous than I am, and I’m OK with that.”

*Listen to Matchbox Twenty and his solo songs that are more famous than he is.


Florence Henderson 1934 – flour-less chocolate cakes

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From Who’s Cooking With Florence Henderson


*It is Valentine’s Day. Make these cakes for someone special. Eat them together while watching some Brady Brunch

SNUB – Jadeveon Clowney 1993

Review –

  • Reach out to someone dealing with cancer
  • Walking Dead/Black Panther workout
  • Pray with your legs
  • How much can you grow at your job?
  • Listen to Rob Thomas
  • Make flour-less chocolate cakes

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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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