BLOG 153—Snow on Sunday?

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Disappointed I am. My blog goes out to thousands (yes, you, reading this), and, this week I got some likes on Facebook, but no one wrote to me about my words, including you. At least an acknowledgment from you would be nice.

Or, perhaps, no one is reading what I write in my blog to try and add to your life, so am I wasting my time? My blog goes out to thousands, does it take any time to respond (the answer is no.) If I didn’t post MY blog next week would you notice?

A forecast of snow on Sunday, what a surprise. Snow is not common here in McCormick, SC. When I lived in Trainer, PA I dealt with snow and shoveling each winter, something I did not like, at all. While living there with my family, a record six feet of snow fell; so much! Our dog, Jemma, has never been in snow, a new surprise awaits her.

On Wednesday was another meeting of the coffee group. I did not go this time and Beth said that they were still talking about my juggling last week. Beth said that words were circulating that I was fascinating and that they were blown away. So, it sounds like I was a hit, that makes me happy.

Beth says that I am stealing her thunder—her personal popularity, her side of the bed, her dog, her porch rocker, and her place at the kitchen table. I am just here—and very happy (Beth says she is, too.)

I do hope you like reading my words,
please let me know how they might help you.


Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves as well as others.

Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
At any age, you can (and should)
make changes to make your life better.

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!

In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

Remember, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive and always reaching for advancement.

Remember, very little is needed to make a great life.
I hope these words I pick do help you.


1. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

2. Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

4. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

5. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. ― Jim Rohn

6. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new – Socrates

7. Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible. – Tony Robbins

8. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou

9. Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it. – Brian Tracy

10. Becoming strong doesn’t start in the gym. It starts in your head.



1/8/22—Started my morning fire in the fireplace at about 3am (I don’t sleep much.) I have no fear of flame, but I have a sincere respect for it. When you can control the flames, you do not need to fear anything.

In the mid 80’s I met Tony Robbins and went through his firewalk presentation. He inspires and motivates people for more than an hour, then he took everyone by hand, one at a time, and walked with you as you walked over ten feet of very hot burning coals.

I learned a lot about myself and my capabilities in going through this presentation with Tony. You have so much power and potential in you – you just have to unleash it. There are amazing things you can accomplish if you set your mind free and aim right.

Watch this video of Tony, you will be impressed >>

A few months later, because I lived near him in San Diego, I went to his house and visited Tony. He invited me in and we had lunch. Tony is a big and tender man who really cares about people.

Here is a video of the home I went to near San Diego before Tony owned it >>

I received an invitation and attended his first marriage in 1985 to Becky, along with my friend since high school, Lisa Longworth, at the Del Mar Castle; a good time was had by all. We experienced a wonderful wedding.

Tony has since remarried and, because of high taxes and high costs to live in California, Tony has moved to a huge home in Manalapan, Florida. In total, Tony now owns five homes, including a mansion in Fiji.

1/9—The following words were put together by both Beth and I.

A walk in the wilderness is what I like, Beth and I did just that today. Out behind the house is a dirt road, which we walked down to see where it went. Forests on both sides, what a nice walk we had.

Beth was scared of wild feral hogs that might be in the area. She had heard some scary stories that I don’t think are true. I told her that any wild hogs would be more scared of us than we are of them. We did see hog footprints in the mud (which turned out to be turkey footprints). The path seemed so long. The woods were too quiet.

The hoof prints were accumulating. And Bethie was really scared.
She was hearing banjos. Off to the right was a trailer way out in a field surrounded by barbed wire.

Beth wondered, “Could I get over that wire faster than Kit if necessary? (I don’t have to be faster than a hog. I just have to be faster than Kit) Kidding of course. I would be willing to lose my life for him.”

We thought we were lost. So, down the trail (dirt road) we went. Eventually, it turned into a walking path (not used much at all, I could tell.) We ended up on our street about 5 houses away from our home. We both thought we had ended up in San Diego.

Now, on to a subject that you yourself do EVERYDAY. I knew I would not have time to get back to the house to take care of matters, I had to poopy in the woods (oh shit, how could I write on such a subject?)

Beth went ahead and I took my pants down some, leaned back against a tree, and let things go (took about 23 seconds.) I used a clean stick to wipe with. Have you ever pooped in the woods, is it a joy! Please, let me know how it “goes”.

1/13—We took a trip to see a local town, about 33 miles away. They have a bakery and freshly made cannoli’s that Beth had to try. We walked around the town square and learned history about Edgefield when we stopped at the Discovery Museum.

The first cotton manufacturing took place in this town.
Watch this >>

On the way back we drove over Steven’s Creek Bridge. This is an old Iron Bridge that was scary to drive over. You will see photos below.
Tonight Beth and I saw a rerun of The Johnny Carson show (I still think he is the best talk show host there ever was.) His guest was Robin Williams; a good show. It came to mind that both of these men are dead, a direction we are all going. Make the joy in your life now, while you are still able.

1/14Today I started painting, what we call, The Fire Room (the room where the fireplace is in the center of the house.)


Many people take a shower and use 20, 30, and even 40 gallons of water (I hope you are not one of these water hogs.) I use less than one gallon every time I shower (which is only a few times a week.)

I do not smell (very often) and maintain a fresh-clean body. Here is what I do >>

I prepare a washcloth with soap and de-cloth (is that a word?) before I turn on the water. Next I use water to get my washcloth and entire body wet, then turn the water completely. I wash every part of my hair and body. Then I turn on the water and rinse my hair and body completely quickly. Then I turn off the water as I am done.

I would include photos, but I won’t, sorry.

Photos of my painting of the Fire Room. Have you started painting your home that may need it?



  1. Valerie Watt January 14, 2022 Reply

    Well after reading this blog Kit it is good to know you can poop for 23 seconds. Thank god you were not constipated. It was also good to know you are not a water hog and how your showering techniques could be of use to some people. Me I prefer to use a bit more water and stay there for a bit. It’s also good to know you can wipe with a stick. When I was a kid if I had to go and no bathroom was around I would use leaves. I have since learned from Bethie to always be prepared and bring toilet paper if I am going to be gone and have to make an emergency pit stop. Stay hydrated and make sure you are never BBO

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      Kit January 14, 2022 Reply

      Yes, Valerie, I write about real-life things.

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