Sam in the Snow choice joy mind mood negativity sam casada Jan 26, 2023

Sam in the Snow

What does JOY look like in your life?
 
Maybe it's the weather, or the time of year, or the after-holidays blues, but I haven't been especially joyful lately. And I'm a little concerned that my default setting seems to be cynicism, pessimism, negativity.
 
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Places I Must Avoid May 02, 2022
Monday Musings
Places I Must Avoid
I've been giving some thought to ways I can improve myself, and I have decided that there are certain places that must be avoided to improve my spiritual, emotional, and mental health.
These Top Three are highly addictive. I recommend you proceed with caution!...
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What's in a Name? blessings curses debt identity legacy sam casada Mar 25, 2022
 What's in a Name?
 
"Hi, Mrs. Casada, hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that my wife and I just had our second child and we named him Samuel after your son...."
I got the message Saturday, and have meditated on its significance for the better part of the...
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Grains of Sand Mar 07, 2022
 
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Squirrel!!! Feb 28, 2022
Monday Meandering 🙂
Not sure if it's meditation or motivation, so let's call it meandering, because that's the way it is today (and has been for a while). Let's call it...
 
Squirrel Brain
I started a practice a few months ago of planning my days. As I age, I find that my mother was...
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Status Quo change comfort zone cost failure status quo Jan 05, 2022

Maintenance... I've never thought much about what it costs to maintain what I have.  A home, car, appliances, technology, all the stuff that requires some measure of care and upkeep. And then there's my body! And the upkeep IT requires! It's just not something I give much thought to... UNTIL...

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum goals habits productivity proverbs tracking Jan 03, 2022

Over the last three months I've been using a habit tracker. If you've read anything by James Clear (Atomic Habits) or Jon Acuff (Finish and Soundtracks), you may be familiar with their ideas of tracking the things you want to do to stay focused and productive.

I tracked three small habits...

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I Film with My Shoes On Dec 31, 2021

As I've been working on videos for my Core-4 series I've noticed a shift in my mindset! And it's the weirdest thing. I'm wearing shoes!!

Core-4 is a series of courses that I'm teaching to explore what Scripture says about Identity, Authenticity, Purpose and Vision. (Check out the first one, ...

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Investment: Jackpot! apostle paul delayed gratification disappointment jackpot persistence reaping sowing time trade-off Dec 29, 2021

"You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine." Flip Wilson

When my son Will was little, he had this hilarious habit of expressing his disappointment with anything -- what was for lunch, his loss of a game, or stepping on a Lego -- by dropping his...

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Anticipation apostle paul body health mind new day new month new week new year Dec 27, 2021

Anticipation, so the song goes, is "makin' me late, is keepin' me waitin'"... and after the anticipation of the excitement and celebration of Christmas, the let-down that I was not anticipatin' wants to rear its ugly head.  Peace on earth is no longer the refrain; instead I am back...

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Gift Exchanges health money time trade-off treasures Dec 20, 2021

I read that the 2nd busiest shopping day of the year is December 26th -- the day after Christmas -- not only for the sales but for the number of people who are returning or exchanging gifts they received that they didn't really want or need.

We don't think about exchanges all that...

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O Holy Night identity intrinsic value self esteem Dec 15, 2021
Wednesday Wisdom
It's very likely someone at Corporate lost their job last night.
 
The direct sales company I'm affiliated with sent out an email yesterday afternoon announcing a sweet bonus... one which would greatly benefit the members of my team and spur them to generate sales just...
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