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He conquers who endures.

Persius

 

 

I am off to see my heart doctor this morning to check on the progress I am making on the road to good health. I am getting better every day as I work to rebuild my stamina. I am finding as I exercise for even a modest amount of time fatigue starts to set in and even a normal day seems too long. I know it will take more time, some patience and a lot of discipline to reach my goal. My plan is to restart going to the gym on days I am not in rehab and then sustain a productive exercise program.

My trainers are telling me that my progress have been so good that I will probably be released from rehab in the not too distant future and then it will all be up to me. I know I will need to discipline myself into making sure I keep up a “no excuse” routine while avoiding falling into the “not today” trap. So it will mean going back to 5 AM workouts as I work my way back to the full set of exercises I had before my heart failure. I am led to believe that what I did before provided me what I needed to survive from some pretty grave events. So now I have to reprove myself and demonstrate that I have the will to invest in a healthy future.

OK, I’ll admit it; it is not all that easy so I think I am going to keep the following poem handy to help keep me on track.

 

                    Don’t Quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest, if you must, but do not quit.

 

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about,

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—

You may succeed with another blow.

 

Often the goal is nearer than,

It seems to a faint and faltering man,

Often the struggler has given up,

When he might have captured the victor’s cup,

And he learned too late when the night slipped down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

 

Success is failure turned inside out—

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far,

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—

It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

                        Author Unknown

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“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

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Abby rejected these letters, I wonder why.

Dear Abby,

Our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own?

Dear Abby,

I was married to Bill for three months and I didn’t know he drank until one night he came home sober.

Dear Abby,

You told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex years ago and he is a doctor.

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The shortest distance between two points is how far apart they are.

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Earthquakes can strike without warning, and being prepared for such a disaster can mean the difference between life and death. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones make it through a quake:

~ Those living in areas not prone to earthquakes can respond quickly to the plight of disaster victims in quake zones by complacently smirking and saying, "I told you so."

~ To minimize loss and damage in a quake, try not to own things.

~ Practice your burrowing-out-from-under-40-tons-of-rubble skills ahead of time.

~ Look out your window often. If you see a large, zigzag-shaped crevasse moving rapidly from the horizon toward your home, step either to the right or the left.

~ A doorway is the safest place to be during a quake. Eat, sleep, and work in doorways.

~ Be sure to mail your house-insurance payments a full five business days before a major earthquake strikes.

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Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

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A man entered a stationery store and asked the clerk for a birthday/anniversary card.

The clerk replied, "We have birthday cards and we have anniversary cards. Why not take one of each?"

The man said, "You don't understand. I need a card that covers BOTH events! You see, we're celebrating the fifth anniversary of my wife's thirty-fourth birthday..."

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“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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