Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Trip Around the Sun, Day Five

June 16, 2010 Thursdays are always busy because it's 'ezine day'. I wish I could say that putting out the ezine is easy, that it practically writes itself, and that I have it ready and waiting to go first thing in the morning. Not so...instead I'm usually putting the finishing touches on everything and completing the feature article just in time to send it.

In addition to the ezine, I finished packing a box for the soldier The Don and I have adopted. We joined Soldiers Angels ( as a way to support the military.

Our soldier is Crystal and other than her name and address I know nothing about her. I'm just hoping she enjoys the goodies I've put together for's really difficult to do when you don't know the person or their likes and dislikes. Since we'll be sending at least one package a month for the length of Crystal's deployment, I'm hoping it gets easier to decide what to send. There are lots of ideas at the Soldiers Angels Web site and we've been assigned a mentor to answer any questions. That's all very helpful.

The other thing on my mind is that Vince will be running the Chattanooga Mountain Stage Run this weekend. The race begins tomorrow (Friday) and consists of three phases: 22 miles on Friday, 18 miles on Saturday and 20 miles on Sunday.

That's it for today...except for a quote from Stephen Covey's insightful book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

There is no real excellence in all this world
which can be separated from right living.
~David Starr Jordan

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