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I'm going rut climbing, join me?

Fill your to-do list with things that make you happy.




Today is the start of my rejuvenation process; I’ll be beginning a Cardiac Rehabilitation program. The idea is that if I build my stamina and energy back up I’ll do a better job of tolerating my brief angina episodes and be able to walk greater distances without difficulty. I am really looking forward to the regimen for I have slacked off for far too long. I rationalized my exercise avoidance as keeping me from going too far too fast. Of course not exercising like I use to on my treadmill just made things worse. So now I get another chance to get back on track with the result that I will do more and be more effective.

Of course it has not just been my failure to exercise that has slowed me down, it has also been letting laziness slip up on me. It is not to say I haven’t enjoyed every day, or almost every day, I have, but that is as much focusing on what is good without necessarily in investing in what might be better. I think from the combination of physical lethargy and mental coasting I could probably be diagnosed as having fallen into a rut worth crawling out of. It is not that I have not been somewhat busy and even contributed somewhat, it just is that I think I could do better. In truth our lives need occasional change and variety so I plan to supplement my Cardiac Rehab with some rut elimination.

Here is an edited article posted by life coach Robin McAllister-Zaas that may help if you want to do some rut removal of your own.

Recharge Your Spirit

  • In this post I want to give you some ideas on how to recharge your life.  I’m not talking about the quick fixes.  No, I’m talking about things that give you a new lease on life, refreshes you, recharges your personality and gives you a new perspective.
  • Face a Fear − Not like a fear of snakes, no I’m talking about a fear like: public speaking, singing, pitching an idea, sky diving, rock climbing, acting.  Facing a fear opens up new pathways in our brains and has the potential once conquered to change our whole life!
  • Conquer a Task − I am occasionally guilty of putting off a task that I don’t really want to do and it looms over me like a big dark cloud. But, when I feel myself getting stale and tired I conquer something and viola I get a bolt of energy!   It could be as small as a phone call you’ve been putting off or as big as developing a new product.  It could be working out the logistics for a new volunteer project or painting the entry hall in your home.   Pick a task and take action!
  • Exercise in a new way! − I love working out, I love the endorphins that it gives me and I crave that feeling on a daily basis.  But, sometimes when I need a boost I will change up my routine or add a sport that I’ve wanted to try.  Consider wall climbing or add new floor exercises to your workout routine.   Promises to get your heart pumping in a new way and help you feel like a new you.
  • Learn something new − Is there a subject that you would like to know more about or a hobby you want to start? Learning something new is a great way to jumpstart our lives when we are feeling a little out of sorts. It gives our minds something fresh and new to concentrate on which is great for sparking our creativity and imagination.
  • Take a Field Trip − Get out of your office or your home and take yourself on a field trip to a new area of your city that you want to explore. Visit an art museum or the zoo, explore a park or eat at a new restaurant. Nothing like a change of scenery to recharge and renew!

Don’t wait for a down day to force you into recharging!  Take control of your life and refresh regularly.


‘You can do anything, but not everything.’

David Allen


The minister was passing a group of young teens sitting on the church lawn and stopped to ask what they were doing.

"Nothing much, Pastor," replied one boy. "We were just seeing who can tell the biggest lie about their sex life."

"Boys, boys, boys!" he scolded. "I'm shocked. When I was your age, I never even thought about sex."

In unison they all replied, "You win!"


There are two theories on how to successfully argue with a Jewish mother.

Unfortunately, neither works.


And the Churchgoer said:

Most of us spend the first six days of the week sowing wild oats, then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

Quit griping about your church; if it were perfect, you couldn't belong.

If a church wants a better pastor, it can get one by praying for the one it has.

Every evening I turn my troubles over to God - He's going to be up all night anyway.


Boxing great Jake LaMotta said of his old friend Gerry Cooney:  There's nothing I won't do for him, and there's nothing he won't do for me.  So we go through life doing nothing for each other.


There are some things I would never know if it wasn’t for Judy, for example she told me:

A Friend Is Like A Good Bra...

Hard to Find



Always lifts you up

Makes you look better

And Always Close To Your Heart!!! 


The only way to pass any test is to take the test.



Two neighbors were out at the mall shopping. They decided to go into this one store together. The neighbor buying Christmas gifts for her little ones, bought a few of the latest toy gadgets. Unfortunately, they all read, "Batteries Not Included."

So they headed over to the electronics department for batteries, but they were all behind the counter. Try as she might, the woman with the gadgets could not get the attention of one of the harried sales clerks.

"I know how to get a clerk's attention," her Jewish neighbor said. "Just watch this, Sally."

She opened her purse, pulled out a tape measure and began measuring the dimensions of one of those $4,000 plasma TVs. Instantly, a sales clerk practically leap-frogged over several displays to reach the woman who was there to shop for Chanukah gifts. "Can I help you?" he asked.

"Yes," she said, pointing to the display behind the counter. "We need batteries. Four AA's, two size D's and two nine-volts..."


The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Anna Quindlen


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.


Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.


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