I’m Thankful For My Life

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Germany, where people danced without rest for a month straight.   I feel that another visit to the park is needed. Already I’m feeling the effects of the week. It hasn’t been…

Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

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Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: Some asteroids have moons of their own.   You can't let failure stop you from doing what you want to do. If anything, failure isn't a means to make you quit, but simply something to help you learn. Learning from mistakes is what makes you better.…

Finally Knowing What You Want

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 9 TODAY I LEARNED: A mosquito has 47 teeth. (That's horrifying)   We take this life for granted. We can't help it, we're human. It's in our nature to get comfortable with things and then forget that we should be thankful for everything we have. It's not sad or happy,…

Entitled Crap

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Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: The first Native Americans to help the Pilgrims, named Samoset and Tisquantum ("Squanto"), could both speak English before having met the settlers.   Why do people fee like they have to be so entitled? It’s one thing to offer services, but it’s another when someone takes…

Too Much Work and a Little Nature

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: You have a 1 in 200 chance of being related to Genghis Khan, (the Khagan of the Mongol Empire).   I overloaded yesterday. I tried putting too much work into something on very little sleep. All of the stress resulted in a panic attack of sorts…

Adventure Awaits

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: You are less likely to experience a nightmare when sharing your bed with someone you trust.   Well, I know I said that I would be writing about the trip to Chattanooga, but something else grabbed my attention in the midst of my planning. A few…

Fear of Death…And Other News

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: After the Disney movie “Princess and the Frog” came out, more than 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.   Is January really almost over? No, it can’t be! Time really does fly. These months have a way of zooming by without our notice…

Just Too Much

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  Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 5 TODAY I LEARNED: Someone dies of suicide about every 13 minutes.   I know, that little fact is a depressing start to a blog post…or any post, really. It’s a fact that appealed to me while I was searching for a few things online today. It truly breaks…

A New Year Is Nearing

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Peanuts can be used to make dynamite. The time for New Year's resolutions is upon us and I feel like I'm unsure about what I want to improve upon this coming year. There will be new challenges and struggles, but I feel confident I can overcome…

This Year Taught Me How To Let Go

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: “Duff” is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.   It’s been a long time since I’ve been away from my other half for more than 8-12 hours. I must admit…it’s true what they say. Distance really does make the heart grow fonder. I…