How To Live The Good Life

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To sit here and try to tell you all “How to live a good life,” was a difficult exercise for me, because the very definition of “a good life” varies from person to person.  Although there’s variation due to personal taste and lifestyle, you have to agree that at least 10 of the items listed below would appear in your “most valued keys to living a fruitful and happy life.” Take a good look and if you believe I missed one or rated an item too highly, please leave your comment below.

Keys To Living The Good Life

1.   Don’t smoke cigarettes.
2.   Love is a choice, don’t give up on love.
3.   Ask for what you want.
4.   Cherish friends and family.
5.   Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
6.   Be a lifelong learner and try new things.
7.   Help others. It’s called Cooperation.
8.   Practice gratitude.
9.   Buy most of your groceries from the produce section.
10.   Ride your bike or walk as much as you can. You need the exercise and gas is expensive.
11.   Avoid junkies and addicts.
12.   Don’t spend too much money on expensive clothes. With the physique you’ll have from exercising, you’ll look good in anything.
13.   Save money and invest wisely.
14.   You can prevent a lot of misery: STDs, abortions, DWIs, head injuries, speeding tickets, cirrhosis of the liver.
15.   Develop the habit to give every task your best effort.
16.   “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
17.   Find work you love. If you can’t do that, then find a job where you love the people.
18.   Practice good hygiene.
19.   Learn to fix things, in addition to a home cooked meal.
20.   Keep your home clean and organized.

You’re A Shark!

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You’re capable of great things, don’t give up and most certainly don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do.
Get motivated… SHARK!!!!!

Do You Want To Be Happy

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Happiness is a choice, you either choose to be happy or continue the dreadful cycle of sadness.

Your call.

I Laugh So I Don’t Cry


Laughter will set you free.

Playground Bully? Put An End To Bullying


Papa Of The Year doesn’t like bullying, so he takes action when sees his little boy assaulted in the toddler play area. If your kid is too big to play, he’s too big to play, got it?

Just the other day, I took a trip to the local shopping mall with my munchkin. I was sitting in a very well labeled “Toddler Play Area” with my 15 month old son. My son was crawling through a tunnel and above him was a big tall boy, perhaps around the age of 11. This boy was acting like a little lunatic, yelling and jumping down from the tunnel, uncaring of the tiny children around him; in fact knocking some over during his madness. Of course, I was worried thinking that at any moment my son was going to crawl out of the tunnel and quite possibly shatter to pieces when the monstrous kid (compared to my son) lands on him. So I ran over and tried to pull out my boy before he was shattered and at that moment I thought, “I’m going to illustrate a comic about this bully effin’ kid.”

I understand kids love play areas, but honestly, if your child is too big to play, and a tad on the “too fucking hyper & doesn’t give a shit about anything/anyone” side of the spectrum, please keep him/her out. No bullying allowed. Thank you.

Cheap Airfare But Is It Worth It

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Airbus, the aircraft manufacturing division of Airbus Group, submitted the above patent to replace the already uncomfortable seating of an aircraft with bicycle seats. Depending on your style and frequency of travel, the innovative seating could be of benefit to you; by increasing the number of passengers on an Airbus aircraft, you could save big on your next flight.

So where do you stand on bicycle seating, do you believe it will take off or receive too much turbulence from aviation safety authorities?

Arrested, Jail, Lesson On Stereotypes

W.E.B. Du Bois Letter Of Advice To His Daughter

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I’d like to share a letter written by William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois, a significant figure in civil rights, also recognized for his works in literature and sociology. In 1914, his daughter Yolande travels to England to study at Bedales School, and upon her arrival W.E.B. writes this letter of advice. Enjoy.

New York, October 29, 1914

Dear Little Daughter:

I have waited for you to get well settled before writing. By this time I hope some of the strangeness has worn off and that my little girl is working hard and regularly.

Of course, everything is new and unusual. You miss the newness and smartness of America. Gradually, however, you are going to sense the beauty of the old world: its calm and eternity and you will grow to love it.

Above all remember, dear, that you have a great opportunity. You are in one of the world’s best schools, in one of the world’s greatest modern empires. Millions of boys and girls all over this world would give almost anything they possess to be where you are. You are there by no desert or merit of yours, but only by lucky chance.

Deserve it, then. Study, do your work. Be honest, frank and fearless and get some grasp of the real values of life. You will meet, of course, curious little annoyances. People will wonder at your dear brown and the sweet crinkley hair. But that simply is of no importance and will soon be forgotten. Remember that most folk laugh at anything unusual, whether it is beautiful, fine or not. You, however, must not laugh at yourself. You must know that brown is as pretty as white or prettier and crinkley hair as straight even though it is harder to comb. The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin—the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world. Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.

Above all remember: your father loves you and believes in you and expects you to be a wonderful woman.

I shall write each week and expect a weekly letter from you.

Lovingly yours,

Papa

Life On The Toilet

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Does this happen to anyone else?

Verizon’s Inspire Her Mind Commercial

I absolutely love this new advertisement, it shows how much of an impact our words and actions have on our children. It nearly brought me to tears, watch it and tell me how it makes you feel.