Periwinkle Dreams …

LA Falcons VS Libertyville …

30. September 2007 Category Ben

Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...    Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...    Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...
Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...    Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...    Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...
Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...    Cheerleader at the game ... September 30, 2007 ...   Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...
Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...    Benjamin ... September 30, 2007 ...
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Finally went to one of Ben’s football games today. Falcon’s VS Libertyville … Libertyville won so the Falcons are 2 and 3.   
“For when the One Great Scorer comes
To write against your name,
He marks-not that you won or lost-
But how you played the game.”

- Grantland Rice
Happy Sunday!

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become the person they seem …

29. September 2007 Category Ben

Picture #593 …

Benjamin ... September 2007 ...

“Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.” – W. Somerset Maugham

Happy Saturday!

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Forgive and forget …

28. September 2007 Category Ben

Picture #592 …

Benjamin ... September 2007 ...

“One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.” – Franklin P. Jones

Happy Friday!

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One hell of a good time …

27. September 2007 Category Brittni

Picture #591 …

Pictures taken at Brittni's graduation ...

Pictures taken at Brittni's graduation ...

Pictures taken at Brittni's graduation ...

“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” – E. B. White

Happy Thursday!

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Mentors …

26. September 2007 Category Brittni

Picture #590 …

Pictures taken at Brittni's graduation ...

Pictures taken at Brittni's graduation ...

Pictures taken at Brittni's graduation ...

“Sometimes what’s right isn’t as important as what’s profitable.” – Trey Parker and Matt Stone,

Happy Wednesday!

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Misinformed beholder …

25. September 2007 Category Brittni

Picture #589 …

After dancing the night away ... September 30, 2006 ...

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.” – Miss Piggy

Happy Tuesday!

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Progress …

24. September 2007 Category Movies

Picture #588 …

This will require a ROAD TRIP!! ... hope it's as good as the other two ...

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” – Robert Heinlein 
Happy Monday!

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Time heals …

23. September 2007 Category Brittni

Picture #587 …

Brittni ... September 30, 2006 ... wow time flies ...

“Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.” – John Lithgow

How true!

“Time heals what reason cannot” - Seneca 


Happy Sunday!

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Lecture of a lifetime …

22. September 2007 Category miscellaneous, Videos

Picture #586 …

Check out NASA dot gov ... awesome site ... love these old pictures! Conrad unfurls the flag ...

This is the same picture as above ... but without the dimensions changed ... they are big enough to print beautiful 8x10s ...

On a completely different note … connected only by the inspiration of it all … here is a link to ABC News … a page which contains a 4-part video that you have to watch! Granted … it’s LONG … like an hour and a half … but this man is truly amazing! Inspirational! Motivational!

Randy Pausch … Lecture of a Lifetime

Happy Saturday!

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Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life! …

21. September 2007 Category miscellaneous

No picture … just this list that I got in an e-mail today … it immediately made me think of several friends … so this post is for you … you know who you are! 

I will NOT eat broccoli! LOL But it has some other great ideas! This is some good motivation.     

Some Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!

  1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
  3. Try to get enough sleep.
  4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, “My purpose is to____ today.”
  5. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  6. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2006.
  7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
  8. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  9. Dream more while you are awake.
  10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
  12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  13. Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
  14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
  17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep those energy vampires away.
  18. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  22. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  24. Burn the candles, use the nice bed sheets, Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
  27. Forgive everyone for everything.
  28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
  30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  34. The best is yet to come.
  35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  36. Do the right thing!
  37. Call your family often.
  38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: “I am thankful for ___.” and “Today I accomplished ____.”
  39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
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