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Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.  James 4:14

Life is short live life at it's best!

We rush through our lives once we are all grown up and do not take time to pause and enjoy life. Most of us who live in an urban setting live a fast paced life filled with stress just working trying to survive at a comfortable level. Through these pages are simple things of life that I hope causes you to stop, look around you and enjoy the simple pleasures of living. Yesterday is your past you cannot change it. Tomorrow is your future you can only plan it. Today is your moment live and enjoy it!     ~Sharon~

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Life Is Stressful

Since I created this website there has been changes in my life.  Some good, some bad, all of the events have been stressful.  There is good stress and there is bad stress.  I lost my dad in January of 2009.  He lived to be 92 years old.  Losing a family member is devastating and is stressful.  He lived a long full life.  It's always hard to let go of a loved one.  I miss him.                       

One of my Dad's favorite statements was:   "Life at it's best is hard." ~ Henry J. R.

I retired January 2010.   Making that decision was stressful for me.  Taking that step that will affect me for the rest of my life.  Now that I have retired I had to move from the mode that I was use to.  Sunday night anticipating going to work, facing a full inbox, a full voicemail and countless emails to reply to.  Mountains of work that must be processed.  One thing I tried to do was to keep my job separate from my personal live.   I tried not to clear my voicemail from home nor reply to emails at home.  I will admit I did clear it a few times at home.  I felt myself tensing up while clearing it.  From then on I refrained from clearing the work voicemail while at home.  Even though management urged and stressed that this is something that we should do.  At least once a week (weekend) you have to leave the job at the job.  I believe your home time and vacation time is your time away from work.  It's your time to recuperate de-stress and rejuvenate yourself.  Unless you are a Emergency Services Department or agency such as Police, Fire, Hospital or Public Utility Company, if the operation of business is not 24 hours whatever it is, it can wait until the next business day.

Since I have now retired it has taken me months to decompress from my job and relax.  I also had to recuperate from a head injury which made it a little more difficult.   I think if you have a highly stressful job and you leave it to retire or whatever the case may be it will take you at least a year if not longer to recuperate.  I myself experienced health problems along with an on the job head injury which I address in the pages of my website.  All this combined after 35 years on my last job led me to retire.  I hope that you will find some useful tips to make your life a little easier and less stressful.  Remember LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE.  Most of all enjoy life!  Life is a gift!


Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.                       

                                                                                                                                                               Philippians 4:8 

This site is dedicated to my fellow working class.  Many of us work to earn money with that comes stress.  Many of us have moved on to making money, with that comes rewards along with stress. What ever status that life finds you there are problems and stress. I hope that on the pages of my web site you will find something that makes your days a little brighter.  No one can be stress free it is a part of existing but we can learn to deal with stress and remain healthy. Peruse through the pages and come back again and again as I am always adding to my site.

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Thank you for taking your time to visit my web site.  I hope you will come back and visit. ~Sharon~