The count down is almost finished. You have 48 hours to get your name in the hat to win a free book called, The Shack. It is written by William Paul Young. His book has been # 1 on the New York Times best selling list for 45 weeks on a row, and has sold 6.2 million books in just two years! You have a chance to win one of those book. BUT WAIT! There’s more!!! (Sounds like one of those informercials.)
The books each have a personal note, and a signed autograph by the author!! These books will be real collectors items.
Yup! Now you have only 47 hours left! (Notice another hour is gone.)
Now you are saying….What do I need to do to have a chance to win one of those books? I am glad you asked. All you have to do is go to the right side bar and sign up for my free newsletter. In the newsletter you will receive excerpts from my book, Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Life Beyond Bumper Stickers.
The newsletter will also have some sports from Oregon State University, where I graduated from. I also talk about other sports from time to time.
There are two other pages in the newsletter. One page will have articles that I have submitted to magazines, newspapers, and newsletters. They have ideas on how to survive in a down economy, and face live each day. The other page has hilarious adventures about my travels. Other guest travelers will share their adventures too. It is one of the favorite pages in the newsletter.
46 hours left….there goes another hour. Sign up quick!! The drawing will start at 5:00 P.M. Pacific time, on Wednesday April 15th. (Great time to win something for free don’t you think?)
Why do people feel like the sky is falling in our world today? Why are they so down and depressed?
As a child, I didn’t have an extra dime to share each month. We didn’t have TV, nintendo, cell phones, or computers. We had FRIENDS! We went outside and played all day. We would leave in the morning, and not come home until the street lights came on and no one worried.
We had family gatherings where we we actually sat and talked. We all sat at the dinner table and shared our day. We read books, LOTS of books. We paid a dime for comic books, and traded them with our friends.
I could go on forever sharing how we survived in the “good ole days.’
I am not saying that people don’t appreciate what they have and don’t have. I think the problem is that they are not creative enough to help themselves be happy. If they can’t have that nintendo game anymore, the world is coming to an end. If they can’t afford to go to a movie right now they feel defeated. They evented TV to cover that!!
I have a saying that I use from time to time, “Life is tough and then you die.” Pretty harsh, but life doesn’t have to be tough if you will not let it be tough.
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”
Take everything one breath at a time. Look around you and find things that will make you happy. Notice that some of them do not cost you a penny. Go fishing; play tennis; read a book; go to the library. Now YOU make your OWN list of things that do not cost anything that you haven’t done in years that was enjoyable and fun. Then……Just do it!!!