April 16



Bill Belichick 1952

“We don’t talk about next year. We talk about today, and we talk about the next game. And that’s all we can really control. The rest of it will take care of itself.”

*The most important day of your life is today.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1947

“I managed to stay on the court and avoid serious injury throughout my career thanks to a dedicated fitness regimen that included eating a balanced diet and practicing yoga.”

*This can help your soul too. Eat a balanced diet and practice yoga today. Also get to a basketball court and work on your skyhook shots.


Pope Benedict XVI 1927

“Prayer is the breath of the soul and of life.”

*Pray when you wake up and pray again when you go to bed tonight. It is the breath of your SOUL.


Selena 1971

“You hope for something. You wish for things to happen when you’re not doing as well, and when it comes around, it’s like, oh, you wanna slow down but you have to stop and think about where you came from, you appreciate it even more. It’s better to be working than not working.”

*Your current job is probably something you strived for at one time. Appreciate it but if you now hate it, seek something new.


Charlie Chaplin 1889 – watch Limelight

*Watch Chaplin win an Oscar in Limelight


Peter Billingsly 1971 – A Christmas Story meal in April

Start off with a Red Ryder cocktail and then enjoy a lovely meal of red cabbage, mashed potatoes, and perfect turkey

*Listen to Selena while making a Christmas Story meal. Discuss planning a trip to the actual house in Cleveland where you can actually spend a night in Ralphie’s house


Martin Lawrence 1965

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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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