Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The JULY KISS Challenge Monday 29th

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July
MONDAY 29 ... WE ARE ALL HUMANS

Let's talk about BEING HUMAN and DECISIONS.
We are all human, rich to poor.
Everyone makes mistakes.
Everyone needs forgiveness.
Everyone needs love.
Everyone needs to forgive themselves.

We are all human, from the wealthiest person to the most unfortunate person.
We all deserve someone in our corner, helping us make the best decisions possible.
The hardest lesson I learned was Not Making a Decision was Making a Decision.

I am considering becoming a CPLC (Certified Professional Life Coach).
This Certification will help me help everyone better.
I am looking into taking one Christian Life Class.
I have heard a lot about this in the last several years.
I want to know for myself if this what I really want to do.

#WeAreAllHumans
#ForgiveOthers
#ForgiveYourself


Monday, July 29, 2019

The July Kiss Challenge Sunday 28

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July
Sunday 28 ... Be A Good Friend & Neighbor

This weekend (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) I help Mr. M work in his front yard.
It's Florida.  Everyone likes to live outdoors.  He had talked out about creating an outdoor space for years.  I thought we can get this project done in 2 weekends.  The first weekend, get everything ready and second-weekend, place the walking stones.

My Plan:
Step 1: Acquire everything needed for the yard project: rack, screen, stepping stones, etc.
Step 2: Get the stones from the neighbor's house Mr. I to Mr. M's house, approximately 100 ft.
Step 3: Prepare the yard for the stepping stones.
Step 4: Place stepping stones.

  Mr. I, His neighbor across the street had given him some older walking stones.
  We went to Lowes and bought a few things: a good rack & weed screen.
  We went to the store and bought water, Gatorade, and Bang drinks.
  I went to the neighbor and asked if he had a hand truck I could use to get the stones across the street.  Mr. I said if you load and unload I will take them over in my tractor.  What a blessing.   The neighbor & the tractor saved us at least a day of very hard work.

With all good plan, things changed.  The time table went from 2 weekends to 1 weekend.  So this project has to be done Sunday.

After the stepping stones were unloaded.  Saturday another neighbor Mr. A can over to see what we were doing.  He gave some ideas and helped.  We worked until the sun went down.  Mr. A's suggestions of technique helped with the speed.

By Sunday we were running out of steam and a lot of work to be done.  It was around 1pm & HOT.  Mr. A came over.  He said go rest in the shade and I will finish this.  We rested while he finished the ground.  The screen was laid then we made a human chain of passing the stones.  Wow, that saved hours. All the stones were laid.  Later in the evening and the sun setting, we all enjoyed sitting outside laughing and talking.

One person made a big difference.   Two people changed a project from 2 weekends to 1 weekend.    The job got done because people decided to be a good friend and a good neighbor.  Thank you to everyone.

#BeAGoodFriend
#BeAGoodNeightbor

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The July KISS Challenge Saturday 27

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Saturday 27 ... BE NICE.

I made an extra point of saying: Hi and how are you today to everyone, Have s wonderful day, Please, Thank You, Yes, No. 

I spoke clearly and sincerely.  I wanted the person I was talking to understand I was genuinely thankful for them and their service.

#BeNice
#BeGenuine

The July KISS Challenge Friday 26th

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July
Friday 26 ...  OVERCOMER

I had the privilege of encouraging a young lady.

We were talking to some people.  The subject of drug and alcohol epidemic & homeless problem come up.   A young lady made a comment to us that she had been homeless and lived on the streets.  We asked her why and how?  She started opening up to us and she told us about how drugs controlled her life to the point of being homeless.  With help, she has turned her life around.  She has been clean for more than 2 years now.  She is trying to get her life in order so she can go to school for a drug rehab counselor.  She said she has a steady job and helpfully starting school in the fall.

We only heard the short version of her life tonight, but I am planning on finding her again.  I would love to take her out to eat and listening to her long story. I am intrigued by her strength but kind spirit.  She will make a difference in peoples lives because she has been there and done that.

With the theme of this month of Keeping It Simple Sweetie ... People can overcome with positive encouragement.  Are you being a positive or negative influence on the people around you?

#Overcomer
#KeepItSimpleSweetie
#Encouraging

Friday, July 26, 2019

The July Kiss Challenge Thursday 25th

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July
Thursday 25 ...  Live Like A Child

As we out and about tonight.  I saw a lady with some children.  I am assuming she was their mother.

The youngest child was a baby.  He was learning to sit up.
The second child was learning to walk.  He was doing good as long as he was holding on his mother's hand.  The child does not give up.  He kept on trying.
The third child was a runner.  Nothing could stop him until he saw his sister.  So he had to sit in the corner seat and no place to go.  After he ate, the child helped his dad clean up so he could get out of the corner seat.
The fourth child was the older sister.  She was old enough to help Mom with the runner.
I watched the father give out the food to his family and I could hear them saying Thank you.

I was remembering what my grandfather told me.
Sometimes in life, you go thru things that knock you down and you will be like an infant, you can't do anything for yourself.  No matter how strong you think you are, you will have to depend on others.  You will gain your strength.  You will get stronger.  In a few weeks maybe even years, you will back on your feet again.  Then you can help someone else because you will understand their pain, their difficulty.

When my ankle was broken and I had to have surgery.  After surgery, I was like an infant.  I struggled to do anything for myself.  As my ankle healded, I had to do physical therapy.  Just like a child, I tried to stand but I sat down more than stood.  Months later, I stood and took a step.  Even thou I still have my day in which I have a hard time walking usually because of the weather, I thank God every day that I can take care of myself and others.  When I see someone having trouble, automatically my heart wants to help them.

#LiveLikeAChild
#GetUpMore
#BeAHandUp



Thursday, July 25, 2019

The July Kiss Challenge Wednesday 24th

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July
WEDNESDAY 24 ... SAY THANK YOU

Tonight after work, we drove to Miami Gill.  They have a $5 chicken pita & fries special.  It was very good.  We told the manager, thank you for good service and good food.

After we ate we went to Old Town Pompano to walk. I like walking in this area.  It is a Haitian Community.   This area is known for the arts.  Also, the First Baptist Church of Pompano is there.  We thanked the Police for there presents.  During church hours they have Police to help with the traffic and people.  As we were walking we were looking at the new stores and apartments being built.  Another thing I like is the security in the area.  I feel safe.  When we see them, we try to speak and tell them we appreciate their presence.  Most speak Creole and French and little English, but they all understand Thank you.

#RespectPeopleInAuthority
#SayThankYou.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The July Kiss Challenge Tuesday 23rd

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July
TUESDAY 23 ... HELP SOMEONE

Give someone a helping hand. 
There was a lady in the store.  I noticed she was having a hard time walking.  She said she did not need help, but when she was at the register I unloaded her buggy and loaded it when she paid for her things.
She asked why did you help me.  I notice you needed help.   I asked, why shouldn't I help you?

#HelpingHand

The July Kiss Challenge Monday 22nd

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July
MONDAY 22 ... GRANDFATHER'S WORDS OF WISDOM

The Bible says AsYou Go ... which means As you live your life, show Him to others.

My grandfather would say ...
A man will not listen if he is hungry.  So feed him, then tell him about Christ.
A woman will not listen if she and her family are cold.  So give them heat, then tell them about Christ.
Don't ever look down at someone who you think is less than you. 
In a heartbeat, you can be in their shoes.
Always give a person a hand up, not a handout.
Love everyone, because Jesus loved you when you were unlovable.

#WordsOfWisdom

The July Kiss Challenge Sunday Morning 21st

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July
Sunday 21 ... Be A Good Example

Today, this about something I saw.

At McDonald's a family was sitting together; Dad, Mom, brother, sister, & friend. 
The man was explaining about the Church, God, and The Holy Bible.
As I watched the family, read God's word, praying, talking and eat together.  There were so many scriptures that went thru my mind.
The father said you have to the same person ... at home, at school, at church, at McDonald's.
It does not matter where.  You don't want to live a lie, because the lie becomes the truth.
Well done Dad. 

Live the Positive Life is all about Living the Truth.

#LiveTheTruth
#BeAGoodExample

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The July Kiss Challenge Saturday 20th

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July
Saturday 20 ... FAMILY & FRIENDS

I Called, Texted, Messaged, & Visited my family & friends today.
I told them all "I Love You."

Yes, they are family.
Yes, they are friends.
Yes, they hear I care about you and I love them.

It is very positive to tell them ... I Love You.

When was the last time you told the most important people in your life ... I Love You.
Remember ... Keep It Simple Sweetie

#KeepItSimpleSweetie
#ILoveYou

Friday, July 19, 2019

The July KISS Challenge Friday 19th

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Friday 19 ... DATE NIGHT

Date Night is a Night set aside for me and him.

This time is set aside for us.
Workday is over.

We talk about our future:
     things we want to do,
     places we want to see, &
     people we want to visit.

After eating at Lester's Diner, we just walked, talked, & held hands.

We had no planned route, just a small adventure walk
Our conversation when something like:
  Let's walk to Citgo ... and let's get some energy drinks.
  Let's see how much is built on the new building ... look at Crain.
  Let's walk in the park ... the park is quiet ... the new trail is done.

By the time we got home, we had walked about 5 miles.

The point is we gave each other a very important gift ... the Gift of TIME.

#GiveTheGiftOfTime




Thursday, July 18, 2019

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE THURSDAY 18th

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July
Thursday 18 ... POSITIVE WALK

My goal is to walk between 5,000 - 10,000 steps.
Today's total of 7,941 steps ... 3.85 miles

Lunchtime:
Walked the dogs ... usually half a mile

After work:
Started at Home
Walked to
Burger King - ate a Whopper Meal & told the manager about a maintenance issue outside (a water leak),  introduced myself and Mark to the new cashier and gave her encouraging words.

Seven11 - bought a banana & Mark got a Reign for walking.,

Pet Supermarket - I had to stop & love on the kittens & get some food for our cats.,

Citgo - bought a Rockstar Revolt Killer Citrus ... it is a higher Octane that Monster and taste like Mt   Due ... Very good.   I got the Rockstar for work tonight.
Also, I saw a homeless lady she works a few hours cleaning & stocking.  she said she was so thankful for her job.  I also spook to Poppe.  He always smiles when we walk in and asked how many miles.  He makes sure that my Rockstar is cold for me.  But Citgo is a story all by itself.

Then walked Home.

As usually we spoke to everyone we could and waved as people waved at us from the cars.  Except for the fall/sitdown on US 1, but that what happens when you have issues walking & the pavement and gutter is uneven... 

From home
Walked To CVS,  bought Epson salts (for my Sprained Ankle), Green Tea & Mark's chocolate.  They had a sale on Green Tea 4/$2
To Home again.

It Is A Good Day.
#FindTheGood
#Walk



THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE WEDNESDAY 17th

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July
WEDNESDAY 17 ... POSITIVE WORDS

Yesterday, I fill out a survey.  And I turned in the receipt to get my free sandwich, today.
I did not do the survey to get the sandwich but to encourage the new cashier.
When I turn in the receipt, she thanked me several times and the manager thanked me for the comments.  The manager said we always get comments on every little thing goes wrong.  Thank you for the good words.

Do the surveys on when service is good.  A lot of the people in the fast-food industry gets paid a minimum wage or close to it.  Their raise based on the surveys, some even lose their job because of a survey.
Tell them you like their service,  If you have a problem talk to them in person in a kind voice.

#EncouragePeople
#UseAPositiveVoice
#PositiveWords

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE TUESDAY 16th

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July
TUESDAY 16 ... POSITIVE PASSWORDS

Most people who work with computers have lots of passwords to remember.
When choosing a password, mark it positive.
I log in and out of programs all day ... hundreds of time.
Hundreds of times I am sending myself a message.
Why not remind ourselves to be positive.
Are the passwords encouraging me to be my best at work?
Where I work, we sometimes have to tell I.T. department our passwords.
Do you really want to say ...  Ihate2work!


Positive Passwords Example: 
Happy2work
     You are reminding yourself you are thankful for your job.

Happy4home.
     You are reminding yourself you are thankful for your home.

FindSolution4work
     Remind yourself to be the Solution, Not the Problem.


Negative Passwords Example: 
Hate2bhere
Betterthanmyboss2x
Sarah2stupid

#PositivePasswords





THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE MONDAY 15th

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July
MONDAY 15 ... BE THE BEST EMPLOYEE or LEAD OR BOSS

At work, we are transiting on projects.  Employees leave and new employees come.
I have volunteered to help finish and revise the work on the old project.  It is easier to drop everything and work on the new project.  But It is important for us to completely finish the old projects.  Just because you are not working with that customer right now does not mean you will not get another project from them.  You want to leave a project on a positive note.

Yes, make sure you get your assigned work done.

When a co-worker is having problems, help him.
When someone leaves or on vacation, help out to get their work done.
When someone is thinking about leaving, give them a reason to stay.

Be willing to go the extra mile.
Be a Positive Example and a Positive Leader in the Office and to the Business.

#ExtraMile






Monday, July 15, 2019

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE SATURDAY 6th

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Saturday 6 ... Care about Others.

We had stopped at Pollo Tropical to eat. It was raining, then there was a downpour.  We were running to get in.  At the same time, there was a young couple with a stroller trying to pick up the stroller up onto the sidewalk.  Instead of running on in, we helped them pick up the stroller to the sidewalk and held open the door.   As the young lady order their meal.  We help the father dry of the 4-month-old baby.  In broken English, he said Thank you and he was telling us about himself, his wife, and their baby.  We are to treat others as you want to be treated.


#BeAHelper

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE SUNDAY 14th

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Sunday 14 ... Be Apart of Something Bigger Than Yourself

My home church is gathering up new clothes for the Family Life and Pregnancy Center.
I like going to look for new clothes for babies.  The clothes are so small.
A young lady has made some friends in the Baby / Children Department at Walmart.
As the new product has new displays, the old is on clearance. 
Every penny saved, the more we can buy.  God as for us to be a good steward of our money.
I like helping and encouraging families to make positive decisions.

#BeABlessing


THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE SATURDAY 13th

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Saturday 13 ... A Peaceful Day

Plans for Saturday:
Breakfast at McDonald's
I got to have breakfast with some friends.  The youngest was 4.  It is so amazing how smart the little ones are.  We, especially Mark, entertained the little one so dad and grandma could have an adult breakfast time.
I am not getting to walk like I had planned.  My feet, arms, and basically body is hurting today.
So Mark is cutting the grass.  It is 88 but feels like 99 outside.  One of my acts of kindness is to put a G2 in the freezer, so he will have something cold to drink.  This is my way of saying thank you for cutting the grass.
Mark just got the grass done and I hear thunder.  Now I know why I am hurting so.  Hoping to walk later after the storm passes.

#LittleThingsCount



   

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE FRIDAY 12th

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July
Friday 12 ... Date Night

Every night is a date night with Mark.  We do something every night together.  Most of the time we walk to Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Mexican, Chinese, or somewhere close.  Then we walk and talk and dream.  BUT Every Friday is Date Night.  On Friday we do something special & different.  We walk to Lester's Diner and walk and talk, just enjoy our time together and the stress of work gone for a few minutes.  This is a time to be thankful we have the time to be together.  A few years ago it was harder to just have time for just us.  We seat aside Friday as our time, no friends, no family, just our time together.  Friday is not in stone and we have moved our date to a different time for the work, travel, etc, but we always have time for each other.  When we are miles apart on Friday evening, we both go to a McDonald's and eat and talk, so we can still have our date night just miles apart.  The heart does not feel the distance.  The point of Date Night is to have time for each other.
Remember: The Couple is never too old for date night.

#DateNight 
#TimeForEachOther

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE THURSDAY 11th

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Thursday 11 ...  Love the Furry Ones

When I am in Fl, we get to walk dogs.  The first time I meet Tucker, he loved me.  So he always picks me to walk him.  He knows he can walk where he wants at the pace he wants.  When it is just Mark walking both of the dogs, Tucker has to walk at Kota pace.  Kota is slower because she has hip issues.  Then when we take them home there are 2 cats waiting to be loved too.  When I make time for my friends' dogs and cats or my cats at home, I feel less stressed.  Walking the dogs helps me have a better afternoon.

#LoveTheFurryFriends

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE WEDNESDAY 10th

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July
Wednesday 10 ... Say Hi to Everyone.

I try to walk every day for 10,000 steps.  In getting in my miles, I see a lot of different kinds of people.  Today, I lost count after 100, but I tried to wave to everyone I could.
Across the way, I walk by a house being built, I waved to everyone and asked the owner about the progress.  The mail people, FedEx, UPS, trash, police, firefighter, and all the neighbors, etc, they all wave now.  There are several stories on our walk, we wave at them all.  I often stop at Citgo, the manager always has a smile and ask how far have we walked today.  We stop by and get a Water, Enger Drink, GreenTea, or something. Our route takes us up and down US 1 and Atlantic Blvd, several cars blowing their horns at us and hands are waving.

#WaveAndSmile

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE TUESDAY 9th

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July
Tuesday 9 ... Gave a Money Suprise in the Gift

On our walk tonight, we stopped by a dollar store.  While I was there, I remember the story of a lady and her children hiding money in the merchandise for people to find.  As I was checking out at the front of the store, there is a box for school supplies.  I did not add any school supplies, but I did add in money in the notebooks inside the box.  I hope the children receive and appreciate the gifts.

#GiveWithJoy
   

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE MONDAY 8th

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July
Monday 8 ... Clean Up after Someone.

We went to Wendy's for a hamburgers & frosty.   Some people had left their food/trash on their table.  Instead of complaining and getting mad, I removed their trash and wiped off their table.  It easier just fix the problem than to complain about the problem.  Jesus teaches to be the solution.

#BeAGoodExample

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE SUNDAY 7th

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July
Sunday 7 ... Give a Gift of Food.

After Church some ladies comes into my McDonald's happy, spreading joy and love of Christ.  Today was my day to bless them.  After all of them ordered, I paid.  When they figured out I paid, we gave hugs and Thanked God for His Blessings.  Afterward, a man asked Why?  I explained my God created humans, man, woman, and not a race.  We need to love all people. not just people we are comfortable around.  We are to be a joyous giver with laughter.

#BeABlessing


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

THE KISS Challenge JULY 2019

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A Summary of Keep It Simple Sweetie Challenge

Monday 1 ... Accepted the Challenge
#ChallengeAccepted

Saturday 6 ... Care about Others.
#BeAHelper

 Sunday 7 ... Give a Gift of Food.
#BeABlessing

 Monday 8 ... Clean Up after Someone.
#BeAGoodExample

Tuesday 9 ... Gave a Money Suprise in the Gift
#GiveWithJoy
   
Wednesday 10 ... Say Hi to Everyone.
#WaveAndSmile
   
Thursday 11 ...  Love the Furry Ones
#LoveTheFurryFriends
   
Friday 12 ... Date Night
#DateNight
#TimeForEachOther
   
Saturday 13 ... A Peaceful Day
#LittleThingsCount

Sunday 14 ... Be Apart of Something Bigger Than Yourself
#BeABlessing

MONDAY 15 ... BE THE BEST EMPLOYEE or LEAD OR BOSS
#ExtraMile

TUESDAY 16 ... POSITIVE PASSWORDS
#PositivePasswords

WEDNESDAY 17 ... POSITIVE WORDS
#EncouragePeople

Thursday 18 ... POSITIVE WALK
#FindGood

Friday 19 ... DATE NIGHT
#GiveTheGiftOfTime

Saturday 20 ... FAMILY & FRIENDS
#ILoveYou

Sunday 21 ... Be A Good Example
#BeTheExample

MONDAY 22 ... GRANDFATHER'S WORDS OF WISDOM
#WordsOfWisdom

TUESDAY 23 ... HELP SOMEONE
#HelpingHand

WEDNESDAY 24 ... SAY THANK YOU
#RespectPeopleInAuthority

Thursday 25 ...  Live Like A Child
#GetUpMore
#BeAHandUp

Friday 26 ...  OVERCOMER
#Encouraging

Saturday 27 ... BE NICE.
#BeGenuine

Sunday 28 ... Be A Good Friend & Neighbor
#DoGood 

MONDAY 29 ... WE ARE ALL HUMANS
#AllHuman

TUESDAY 30 ... DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT BETWEEN WORK AND EATING
#EnjoyYourLife

WEDNESDAY 31 ... Be Open and Listen and Do Something
#AlwaysBeOpen




Friday, July 5, 2019

The July KISS Challenge MONDAY 1ST

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July
Monday 1

I have been challenged to be an example.
Write about what I do to #LiveThePositiveLife.
Write about what I see to #LiveThePositiveLife.


#LiveThePositiveLife is all about as we live our lives, live life on purpose and with a purpose to help others and yourself in a positive matter.  

#TheKissChallenge Accepted.

All of these will be tagged with
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KISS ... KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETIE.
    

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I do not just give people money to solve people problems.
Especially with a lot of people that just causes more problems.
Money in a homeless person's hand means money for beer and drugs.
A homeless person asks for money for food, I buy them food.
When I give them food, we also talk. I ask questions and they answer.
Everyone has a story, I listen to their story.
When they ask me questions like Why, I tell them because Jesus loves them.
Live The Positive Life.  Keep Things Simple Sweetie on Purpose.

THE JULY KISS CHALLENGE FRIDAY JULY 5th

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July
Friday 5 ... Do The Right Thing

When you see something that needs to be done, Do the Right Thing.
Yes, it will take your effort.
Yes, it will take your time.
Doing the Right Thing is Always the Best Thing to Do.
Example:  When I saw someone ID ...
Do I walk away?
Do I try to find them?
Do I turn them into the police?
When this happened to me, I called the police and turned them into them, because that was the best decision to do.
I could not just leave the cards on the street.
I did not know the person, I did not know how to find them.
The police were the only thing I could think of at the time.
Years ago, when my wallet was stolen, I wished someone had returned them to me.


#LiveThePositiveLife
#DoTheRightThing
#TheKissChallenge

Appreciate What You Have

Like what you have where you are.

When I am in Maggy Valley or Asheville - the Mountains of Western NC, I like the Mountains.

When I am in Charlotte, NC, I like the area around Charlotte.

When I am in Greenville, SC, I like Greenville and the area around Greenville.

When I am in South Florida,  I like the S Florida.

In other words learn to appreciate what you have when you have it.    Nothing is guaranteed for tomorrow.

#LiveThePositiveLife

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