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DON'T SAY THE "RIGHT" THING...

How many times a day do you answer the question, "How are you?"  On top of that, how many times do you answer that question with a "pat" or "standard" answer like, "fine," or "good," or "not bad?" Once I started breaking free of my hum-drum, I decided to answer that question with only positive adjectives, using only those that would be considered out-of-the-ordinary.  Now, when people ask, "How are you?"  I say, "fabulous," or "Awesome," or "stupendous."  Not only does it break the monotony, but you should see the looks on people's faces, not to mention their responses.  Some smile and laugh and say, "good for you," and others look astonished.  There are even those who roll their eyes, but those are the people I smile at and go about my day because they are clearly not in a positive space yet and hopefully my smile and positive response made them think a little about

BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST THE WALL???

Why do we do it?  Why do we continue to live in set patterns, even though they make us feel like we're banging our heads against the wall.  The majority of us get "stuck" in these routines, much of which do not make us happy...ever.  The first one that comes to mind is the all-too-familiar "go to work...eat lunch...go home...go to sleep...repeat." I used to be that way but it bored the crap out of me.  Here is what I do now..."go to work...take lunch with me while I walk downtown and hit the antique stores and/or farmer's market...go back to work and try to make people laugh while I work...get off work and go to my journal class at my favorite art-gathering-store-place or find a great place to get new and unusual healthy foods while I talk to every stranger as though they were long, lost friends...go home...write in my blog and/or my journal...go through my affirmations and/or do an art project...watch something funny and/or positive on the tube...

HAUNTINGS IN COOS COUNTY, OREGON...

I love "ghost" tracking and one of the things I liked best about going to Bisbee, Arizona, was the ghostly legends and original architecture.  Well, I am happy to report that I have found that here in my new digs as well, in Coos County, Oregon.  The following article was submitted on another website by a local reporter...I can't wait to check these places out: Spooky Legends and Haunted Locations By Mike Chavez As I have come to find out, Coos County has a few legends that provide some chilling scenarios for the curious. Here are a few more presumed haunted locations in Coos County. Explore if you dare. McAuley Hospital, Coos Bay Built in 1925, this was originally the Wesley Methodist Hospital. Years later, it was acquired by the Sisters of Mercy and renamed The McAuley Hospital. In 1982, it was remodeled to begin a new life as the Ken Keyes College. Since then, it has changed hands several times and has been vacant at times. People who have visited this

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE…

In life it isn’t always making your dreams come true that matters most, it’s having the dreams in our lives, the goals to work toward and the positive changes to strive for and dream of, that really keep us going.  I believe it is more the quest than the capture.  Think about a time when  you have had a goal and reached it, yes you are excited and happy and your life is changed for the better, but then you feel a little empty, maybe a bit sad even, and you don’t really know why.  It is because we all need that dream, that goal of positivity and happiness to strive for.  Without dreams and hopes in our lives, it just kind of misses the whole point.  Life is about working toward things and figuring out how to do that in a loving manner, not only loving others, but more importantly, loving ourselves in the process. When you reach low times in your life, try to keep your eye on the prize.  Know that you WILL reach your goal if you want it bad enough and know that the changes will bring