Confession Time: My Love of Coffee Causes Sweet Dreams!

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Confession Time: My Love of Coffee Causes Sweet Dreams!

As you might deduce from the title of this post, I love coffee.  I’m not sure when my love for the morning cup of joy developed, but I find myself looking forward to my morning cup the night before when I am setting up the percolator.   And before you begin thinking I’m addicted to the caffeine I will inform you that I only drink decaf.

I have found the old-school percolator to make the absolute best cup of joe and Evelina and I have experimented with nearly every brand of coffee maker.

It might sound crazy, but the thought of a new brand of coffee waiting to be tasted in the morning sets me up for a great night’s sleep.  I get excited like a kid at Christmas.

On the opposite side of this experience is waking up in a hotel, walking downstairs to the breakfast buffet and getting a bad cup of coffee.  Luckily for me this morning I got a great cup to launch my day!

Okay I’ll release you from the torture chamber that is my rambling.  Hope everyone has a relaxing Wednesday!

Danny

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Multiple Experiences

Cyranny’s Cove

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Issues from the Heart

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Advocate for Mental Illness

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The Courage To Shift

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.

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The Pink Herald’s Blog

My Thoughts About Life

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In My Own Words

Fierce Fabulous Funny

An Overthinker’s Guide To Life

Health Fitness Beauty

The Runes of the Gatekeeper’s Daughter

A lesson in failure…

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Hello everyone!

I’m back from my sabbatical,

and

it went NOTHING like I planned.

As the old saying goes,

“Man plans, God laughs”.

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I started out doing well. I was on a good schedule, exercising, meditating, and doing some spiritual study everyday, when a minor tragedy occurred…

My oldest son’s college course was canceled on one day in April, and giving him the time to take our dog for his daily walk. I decided to take advantage of the little bit of freedom from my beloved canine, and drive to a local lake (above) and walk the paths….an hour walk, is what I decided to do…30 minutes one way, then turn around. (The path all the way around the lake is LONG, 5.3 miles to be exact, so I knew I couldn’t do the whole thing) Well, I had just hit the 30 minute mark and was about to turn…

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Fear of Sharks Can Get In the Way of A Great Swim

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Fear of Sharks Can Get In the Way of A Great Swim

I heard some people talking this past weekend about never swimming in the ocean because that’s where sharks live.  It was a funny conversation, but the lady talking was being sincere in expressing her fear.  She explained that if she never gets in the water she will never have to worry about getting eaten by a shark.  And I cannot argue with her logic.

But what about the coolness of the water on the skin?  What about experiencing the awesomeness of an afternoon swim?  Maybe a little belly surfing?  If her mind doesn’t change she will never be eaten by a shark, but she will also never experience the greatness of the water.

Listening to her talk got me to thinking about fear in general.  I wonder how many people think like this on other topics.  If I never try X, then I’ll never have to worry about Y.  I would have to guess that the number is quite high.

Fear rules many people’s lives.  They operate out of fear.  It dictates the terms of agreement in their life.  Fear decides what will happen and what will not happen.  Fear dictates a few things to me.  I will never skydive because if I don’t I will never hit the ground and die.  I will never bungee jump.  I’m sure there are more things that I will say “never” to doing.  My list expressly relates to extreme sports.

Fear can keep people from fixing broken relationships.  Fear can keep someone from experiencing the freedom of being debt free.  Fear can get in the way of someone earning their education certificate.  In the end fear does one thing…it gets in the way of everything.

If fear is getting in your way I offer one simple suggestion.   Think about the worst possible scenario and then ask yourself, “What’s the absolute worst thing that could happen?”  You could get rejected.  So what?  You could get your feelings hurt.  So what?

But what if the worst case doesn’t happen?  Fear will rob you if you let it, so don’t let it.

Have a great Monday!

Danny

PARLIAMENT AND POTIONS

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TRAVEL

We had booked a tour of the Parliament building in Vienna and the MP’s were kind enough to leave the building so we could go and have a good gawk at it.

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It’s a very imposing building (I’m convinced I was Christopher Wren in a former life, I love gazing at architecture).

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I just love that sign telling you where you will find missing children! There didn’t seem to be any around to claim though.

HISTORY (WELL KIND OF)

Now that Carlos of Aragon is dead, busy haunting the streets of Barcelona, his younger brother Ferdinand is heir to the throne. We can forget about all the girl children, because under Salic law women cannot ascend the throne in Aragon.

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This is Ferdinand, but I couldn’t find a picture of him before he got a crown.

Isabella, still controlled by her mad mother spends most of her days praying…

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