Jiffy–Daily Prompt

Fearless

I didn’t know they still made Jiffy Pop. I ventured into the Internet to see if it was still available. It must be in every grocery store there is! I guess after the invention of microwave popcorn, I never went back to Jiffy Pop.

This gives some interesting background that I did not know. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiffy_Pop


Frederick C. Mennen of LaPorte, Indiana, a chemist, inventor and industrialist,[1] is credited with developing the product in 1958. Mennen began marketing Jiffy Pop in 1959.[2] American Home Products purchased Jiffy Pop from Mennen that same year, and within one year the product had reached the national U.S. market.[original research?] In the 1970s, the stage magician Henri Bouton, fils, better known as Harry Blackstone, Jr., was endorsing what the television-commercial jingle called “the magic treat — as much fun to make as it is to eat.”[citation needed]

Jiffy Pop was based on a similar product…

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Beware!

Cyranny's cove

I have super powers, it seems.

Well, I might be exagerating a bit here. I have super power, according to some people; I can collect their wandering thoughts, and it has been brought to my attention a number of times.

It comes as no surprise, because I hung out with my own Professor Xavier, and he read my mind more times than I can recall. My guess is that he induced me the telepathic gift as some sort of inheritage.

A movement has started to spread on Word Press. After the big success of the blockbuster “Signs”, (*coughing*) many people are aware that the only way to stop a mind reader, is to wear a proper tin foil hat!

You don’t believe me? Here are satisfied customers….

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Colin from Scottish Legends

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Suze from Obsolete Childhood

My power is growing by the day… I just want to be fair and…

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Back to Work and (Almost) Famous!

Tripping Through Treacle

It’s only Wednesday, and I have had a pretty eventful week so far.  Many of you may know that I am currently off on long term sick leave from work and have been since May; I was struggling so much in regards to fatigue and mobility in work that I suddenly just felt that couldn’t do it any more.  It is so hard: I love my job and the people that I work with.  I love the kids and the feeling of satisfaction that I get from helping them.  But the reality of living with MS means that sometimes I just need to put myself and my needs first.  It is a difficult balance, as so much of my mental health, sense of self and self-esteem is tied up in my professional role.  Luckily, my employers have been fab, and have always been willing to support the ‘reasonable adjustments’ that…

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To Be The Best

Dream Desire Achieve

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Hold tenaciously to the dream,
Don’t let it slip away with the clouds
Nothing comes by accident
No good thing comes without hard work

Substandard attitude is not an option
If we must reach for skies

To be good
Is not good enough
To be better
Is better than good
To be the best
In the best there is to be

Dream. Desire. Achieve.

Happy New Month.

Daily Prompt: Substandard

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Time With God

Time With God. This is a moment that is essential to every believer’s life. As such, I have decided to take the next few days to spend some quality time with my Father. I have been in transition for some time. There is a need to hear…

Source: Kingdom Living

 

Why H.O.P.E.?

Reclaiming HOPE

Fibromyalgia is a funny thing. Funny strange, not funny ha ha. One day you’re feeling well, you’re feeling optimistic that you might actually recover from it, and the next day, you’re in bed, feeling as if you’ve been hit by a truck.

I realized not too long ago that I was starting to feel hopeless. I just started feeling that I might never feel like a “real person” again. I knew two things: 1. I couldn’t live the rest of my life feeling so hopeless and 2. I had to figure out some way to live, and live well within my new parameters. As I thought about the most important thing the fibro has taken away from me, my hope, I started thinking about the best way for me to reclaim it. Part of it, of course, is doing things that help me physically, but I also needed to address…

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Most Don’t Have a Money Problem, They Have a Mind Problem

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DannyI recall a conversation I had with a friend of mine a few years ago.  He was upset because he was struggling financially.  He had a decent job, but life's circumstances had turned against him it seemed.  He had gone through a divorce that drained his savings.  He had had a series of car problems that drained every extra cent he had from his last paycheck. He didn't have enough money remaining to eat and still had 10 days until his next paycheck.  Needless to say this friend was down on his luck and was asking to borrow money; which I gave him. The interesting thing is that I had known this guy for a few years and I knew his problem wasn't the divorce or car problems.  His problem was that he lived with a broken mind.

This guy's thinking was flawed so here's what I suggested to him–"you need money and you have money sitting right in your house.  Let's go through your house and collect up all the things you don't touch and have a yard sale.  I'll bet you have close to $500 sitting around."  This was on a Tuesday and on Wednesday he ran a free ad on Craigslist advertising his Saturday yard sale.  The end result?  He made $400.

I started a vintage furniture company with almost zero cash.  I went to an estate sale and bought $30 worth of old furniture which I flipped for $175 in one day.  I then took and reinvested that $175 and turned it into $400 and I was off and running.

Here's my point: you don't need money!  You need a revolution of your mind.  Do you remember my question about giving your all?  This is what I was talking about.  What are you willing to do to change your current circumstances?   My friend had never considered having a yard sale, yet he made $400 in 4 days from things he had lying around his house.  I created $400 in profit in 2 weeks from a simple $100 investment.

If you have a mind dead set on changing, then you will find a way to change.  If you have a mind set on lamenting your circumstances, then you will continue to complain and nothing will change.  I can already see the comments, "I see what you are trying to say, but everyone's circumstances are different.  Some people don't have anything."  And this is true, there are going to be uber-extreme situations where someone in this world doesn't have anything.  But I'm not talking about them, I'm speaking directly to YOU!

Here is a simple formula to make more money right now…

  1. Call your pay television company and cancel your service.  (save $100+)
  2. Collect everything in your house that you don't use and have a yard sale on your day off. (revenue $250)
  3. Go to garage/yard sales and find things of value and flip on Ebay.  (profit $25 per week)
  4. Go to nightly estate/merchandise auctions and buy items of value and flip on Ebay (profit $60 per week)

Monthly Result?

$100 – cable

$250 yard sale

$340 Ebay

=$690 extra money

And I know this works because I did it.  I spent 2 nights per week at auctions buying things that had value and then selling them on Ebay or Craigslist.  I took everything in our home that we never touched and held yard sales.  I attended weekend estate sales and found items I could flip for cash.  Basically I hustled my tail off to make $20 bucks here and there and turned that into a few thousand dollars per month.  It was a lot of work.  It resulted in me working nights and weekends.  It took time.  But I did it and I created an income flow.  The difference was that I had a mind set on finding any way to generate extra money so I did everything I could to scrape together extra dollars to get ahead.

Imagine if you exhausted every avenue to make a few extra dollars and combined that with eliminating wasted expenses!!  Everyone wastes a couple hundred dollars per month on cable, cigarettes, eating out, gym memberships, car payments, Starbucks, driving too much, etc.

The question is-which mind do you have?  One set on getting ahead and finding a way or one set on accepting getting dirt kicked in your face by life and sitting around complaining?  The simple truth is you have extra time and if you have extra time you can use that extra time to make extra money.

(*******even those who have nothing can find a way.  Read this story about a man who traded a paperclip for a house!!)

While waiting at Winners…

Cyranny's cove

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For a while now, I’ve been partners with Danny.

Like a lot of you, I follow his blog for a daily dose of inspiration and thought provoking interaction. No wonder why he came to my mind, when I spotted this mug while waiting to pay at Winners.

And like Danny, it was the unique one! 🙂

Daily Prompt: Partner

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Sunrise Sermon: Sound Advice

Two Are Better Than One

It’s amazing how a verse or a quote you’ve seen time and again can speak to you in a way that you hadn’t experienced before — depending on the season you’re in. Some days as I’m reading a chapter or two from the word of God, something will get my attention, and I usually stop and unpack it a little and research its meaning if I have the luxury of time that day. If I don’t, it just replays in my mind until I do something about it. Today’s excerpt is an example of one of those readings that made me pause and reflect because of an article I had read a couple days earlier. Take a minute to read the following excerpt from John 10:1.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a…

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Obsessive, Moi?

Tripping Through Treacle

As regular readers will know, I follow theOvercoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS)lifestyle approach to help me feel in control of my MS. The fundamentals of OMS areexplained here and, believe me, in regards to diet, it was ahugelifestyle shift for me. Gone are the dairy milk chocolate bars dunked in tea and the boxes of melted Camembert I devoured at Christmas time with hunks of bread. Now, my diet is mainly dairy-free and plant-based but with some fish and seafood. It’s amazing how quickly your body adapts, especially when you make the effort to look into alternatives that can also be considered treats – I now love 100% cocoa chocolate, whereas in the past it was just a bit too bitter. I have adapted old recipes, like chocolate cupcakes, to dairy and egg free ones that taste just as good (ask my kids!) as the ones…

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