Sometimes, it is a good idea to take a look at stats and facts in order to fully grasp what is really going on in the world. The information posted below was found on the following websites: the Administration on Aging; the US census bureau; Alzheimers Association; The National Council on Aging; U.S. Defense Government; The World Health Organization; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He's making a list, checking it twice...going to find out who's naughty and nice....Are you humming the tune in your head now?
'Tis the season of holiday shopping and planning for the family. 'Tis also the season for many, many lists.
Do you currently suffer from that nagging feeling in your mind, and in your gut, that the end of 2013 is looming, just a few short weeks away, and you have yet to accomplish the multitude of projects you had hoped to complete before the New Year appears shouting loudly "Out with the old, and in with the new"!?
Are you really good at telling yourself it is Ok to procrastinate when there are things you should be doing but don't want to do because "tomorrow is another day"?
Here is an image of what you might imagine happens on a daily basis in our elementary schools.
It is doubtful that you missed the headline news one year ago, on December 14, 2012, when a young man forever changed the lives of many families as well as an entire town in a way that still summens up strong feelings of anger and disbelief.
Do you read the news everyday? Do you get the news the old fashioned way in printed format, stuffed in a plastic bag which has been thrown somewhere near your back door?
We have so much to learn from the "older" generation. We have so much to learn from our parents. And Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to sit down and have a conversation with your "elders" that are making the effort to travel across the nation, or from just around the corner, to join your family in the celebration of Thanksgiving, as well as Hanukkah, this year.
It is hard to get past the heartwrenching headlines and photographs to focus on life's ordinary and simple daily tasks such as laundry, cooking, cleaning and taking care of your children. Tragedies put lifes simple things forefront. I am grateful to have water coming out of the tap.Hurricane Sandy reeked havoc on homes, shorelines and unsuspecting infrastructure, with minimal, if any, loss of life. But the magnitude of the loss of lives in the Philippines is unfathomable.
Why is it that most people, when making a Bucket List of the things they wish to do, achieve, visit, explore, master, or dream about in their lifetimes, seem to wait until what seems to be the very last minute...as they approach the end of their chronological lives, rather than creating the Bucket List when younger and when there is a greater possibility of time to complete goals and check off those lists?
Before reading todays post, I am pleased to alert you to the recent revisions of BoosBucketList blog.
The new offical name is "LastingMatters". The LastingMatters website is set to launch in early 2014! Please continue to share "BoosBucketList.com" with your family and friends while I make the transition. You need not do anything to your subscription-just enjoy the new look!
Now, does this type of building look familiar to you?