Deep Thoughts

As self proclaimed worry warts, we spend an inordinate amount of time worrying throughout our lives. It is certainly easier said than done to stop worrying, but you may have noticed that nothing in life is ever as bad as it is thought to be. The Dale Carnegie organization has a program entitled How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. The key principles are simple.

1. Live in day tight compartments, in other words, live one day at a time

2. Accept the worst and build from there

3. Realize the enormous damage to your health that worry causes

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie; 1922; November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948).

Talk is cheap. If you break up with your husband because of things that you did that were wrong, you can’t just say that you will change. Actions speak louder than words. You have to demonstrate to your husband on a consistent basis that you have changed. Walk the talk.

So you may or may not know that my daughter moved to Australia in Wednesday. We became very close recently, as a matter of fact she lived with me for most of the last month before she left. We had a great time talking, walking the dog, dinners and Chinese food and the occasional visit to the casino. I already miss her.

And I also gave my dog away about a month ago. I adopted him from an elederly lady who was going into a senior residence. He was a wonderful boy but he is in a better place with a family with both parents at home and another dog to play with. I am going to visit him in the next couple of weeks.

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