Longevity Tip ~ Regular Exercise

What if there was one thing you could do to live longer, have more energy, potentially avoid heart disease, cancer, stroke, and injury – all while boosting your sex life, mood, self-confidence, and body image. Would you do it? That one thing does exist. Unfortunately, there are too many of us who aren’t taking advantage of it. Exercise is one of the few activities you can do that can improve every aspect of your life, body, and mind. If you’re like many of us, you struggle to find the motivation to exercise regularly, but thinking about how it can improve your life may be just what you need to take that first step.


My Name Is Trouble ~ Grantland Rice

My name is Trouble—I’m a busy bloke—

    I am the test of Courage—and of Class—

  I bind the coward to a bitter yoke,

    I drive the craven from the crowning pass;

  Weaklings I crush before they come to fame;

    But as the red star guides across the night,

  I train the stalwart for a better game;

    I drive the brave into a harder fight.

  My name is Hard Luck—the wrecker of rare dreams—

    I follow all who seek the open fray;

  I am the shadow where the far light gleams

    For those who seek to know the open way;

  Quitters I break before they reach the crest,

    But where the red field echoes with the drums,

  I build the fighter for the final test

    And mold the brave for any drive that comes.

  My name is Sorrow—I shall come to all

    To block the surfeit of an endless joy;

  Along the Sable Road I pay my call

    Before the sweetness of success can cloy;

  And weaker souls shall weep amid the throng

    And fall before me, broken and dismayed;

  But braver hearts shall know that I belong

    And take me in, serene and unafraid.

I show the way, at last, beyond the foe,

    To where the scarlet flames of triumph burn.

Grantland Rice

Start Where You Stand ~ Brenton Braley

Start where you stand and never mind the past,

    The past won’t help you in beginning new,

  If you have left it all behind at last

    Why, that’s enough, you’re done with it, you’re through;

  This is another chapter in the book,

    This is another race that you have planned,

  Don’t give the vanished days a backward look,

    Start where you stand.

  The world won’t care about your old defeats

    If you can start anew and win success,

  The future is your time, and time is fleet

    And there is much of work and strain and stress;

  Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,

    Here is a brand new trial right at hand,

The future is for him who does and dares,

    Start where you stand.

  Old failures will not halt, old triumphs aid,

    To-day’s the thing, to-morrow soon will be;

  Get in the fight and face it unafraid,

    And leave the past to ancient history;

  What has been, has been; yesterday is dead

    And by it you are neither blessed nor banned,

  Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,

    Start where you stand.

Berton Braley.

Today’s Reflection ~ Self Confidence

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know.

You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ~Dr. Seuss

Little Things ~ Brewer

Little Things.

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer.

Today’s Reflection ~ Effort

 “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
– Michael Jordan, Former American basketball player

Today’s Reflection ~ Purpose

“I have not been spared for nothing. I feel like I have more of a purpose now—I just have to find out what it is. I’ve got to figure out what my Holy Grail is for the rest of my life. I can’t waste this opportunity.” ~ Matt Millen after receiving a heart transplant