Thursday, April 13,  2016
                                     Spring Edition 294

"We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."

- Will Rogers


"Don't worry about avoiding temptation.   As you grow older, it will avoid you."

-Winston Churchill
"How come we choose from  just  two people to run  for  president and over  fifty for Miss America ?"



"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now."  

-Alan Lakein 


It's Spring and it sure is cold and windy here in Rhode Island today.

With the days longer and the weather expected to get better and better it's time for us to take advantage. Use the longer days and better weather to your advantage, getting more done, enjoying life more, and enjoying the beauty of life itself. 

Now is the time to get caught up. Now is the time to do what has to be done before you take your summer vacation. Accomplishing a few things will make you feel better about taking time off in the summer.

We have seven days in a week, each with a name, but none is named 'someday'. 'Someday' never comes.  'Someday' is now, right now, right here, and depends on what you make of it.  Do something. Act. Engage. Start. Just start. 

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The End of the World

When will it be the end of the world? We hear predictions all the time. Yet, when will it happen?

More important, what will you do at the end of the world? Have you prepared or are you preparing? What are you doing?

How will you handle the end of the world?  What do you think about it? Are you fearful? Are you living any differently in anticipation of it?

Truly, none of us knows if and when the world will come to an end. It should not be a big concern for us today or tomorrow. Yet, some worry about it. 

Ben Franklin said, "A few of the things I worried about actually happened."

The thought of the end of the world should spur us to action today. I imagine before the end of the world will be the end of our world, our earthly death. 

At the end of our life, which could be any day, will be the end for us and our loved ones. Our loved ones will continue on with a new world, one they will have to adjust to. 

Are you preparing for the end of your world? How do you want to leave it? What do you want to have done, accomplished, accumulated, and how do you want to leave your loved ones? If we don't know when this will happen, we need to be ready today. Ready today and improving our readiness each and every day we are still here. 

What have you planned and scheduled? What have you put off that should be done now? How about today?

Does the thought of the end spur you to action? Does it make you want to live now, to stop wasting time? I hope so. 

Too often at the end of life, the biggest regrets are things not done and risks not taken. We must all learn from this. 

Take risks now. If you 'fail', know that you can keep doing it until you succeed. Didn't you fall off a bike a few times before you learned to ride it? You only fail when you stop trying. 

As I write this, 25% of the year is gone.  Have you accomplished 25% of your goals? If not, why not? More importantly, what are you going to do about it?

Too often people talk about what they are going to do someday. Someday, I want to....   The problem is that someday is not a day. Or, it's a day that never comes for most people.  If you want to, then do it, do it now, or schedule the date to do it. 

Amazingly, once someone does what they have wanted to do for a long time, they always wonder what took them so long. Projects are easier to do than one realizes. The more you delay it, the bigger it becomes in your mind. Just doing it is much easier. 

It's not when the world ends, or when your world ends, it's what you do between now and then. So, if you haven't already done so, get going, get doing.