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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

I’m not one for joining clubs, but Sandy recently started a club that I can really enjoy being a member: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast.  On her blog Another Lovely Day she posted: Would you like to join the “Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast” Club?

To be part of the Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast Club, here are the rules Sandy has established:

1) Make a list of six things you’ve basically given up on or that more often than not seem impossible/improbable.

2) Look at the list every morning before breakfast, “seeing” yourself being/doing/having each one.

It isn’t necessary to post your six impossible things, but I am.  I think it will reinforce the idea even more to share my list with you.  Perhaps the more people who know about my impossible list, the more likely my six things will become reality.  If nothing else, I know I will get positive encouragement.

My Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast:

1.  Create an online class.  I want to teach spiritual topics.  I’m spinning my wheels on this project, because I can’t figure out with topic to concentrate on first.  Anyone have any suggestions?

2.  Go on a road trip with my mother.

3.  Solve a genealogy mystery:  What happened to Jesse Cole?  Born on 12 Jun 1862 in Tennessee (probably Cocke or Sevier County) to John and Nancy Coleman Cole.  He married Elizabeth Smith on 14 August 1881 in Sevier County. He had a daughter named Matilda.  He moved to Greene County, Tennessee after he got out of prison then he disappeared (family story: he served 10 years for murder- then it was discovered he didn’t do it and he was released). Jesse was my great-grandmother’s brother.

4.  Work in my gardens most days for as long as I want to (I’m thinking hours).

5.  My house completely paid off.

6.  Able to walk/hike for miles to take fantastic photos.

Well, that’s my list.  If you are up for it, please join the club.

Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!





Life is good!  God is great!  All is right in my world!



Life Goals

Having declared your resolutions is a key ingredient in maintaining your life goals.  As I am working to grow spiritually, be a positive force for good and of course, be known as a Happiness Expert; I have set goals to light the way.   I believe Goals are wonderful tools to use to keep you moving and headed in the right direction while you are traveling on your spiritual path.  Without goals you are wandering around in the dark looking for The Right Thing To Do.

I write my goals down so that when I am contemplating whether I should do something  I can scan my goals to see if this new idea/event/person, etc. fits into my goals.  If it does then let’s do it; if not, let’s it go.  When writing my goals, I leave space to the left of each statement so I can check that goal off as I met it.  It really feels good to look down the list and see items marked off.

While writing my goals, I keep in mind the short and long-term goals.  For example, I have as one of my goals:  I will walk all the trails in the Tennessee State Park System.  That’s nice and all, but a little overly ambitious maybe?  I find that breaking down the goal into smaller goals makes it easier to meet the main goal.  It would be too easy to be overwhelmed if the only goal I had, was to walk every trail; especially since I have only been out of a wheelchair a little over a month now.

So now, my goals are:


.5 mile in a swimming pool
1 mile in a swimming pool
5 miles in a swimming pool
the Discovery Center’s Wetland’s trail  (3/4th of a mile)
the Discovery Center’s Wetland’s trail two times at once
the Discovery Center’s Wetland’s trail  three times at once
the Greenway for 3 miles
the Greenway one way (5 miles)
the Greenway roundtrip
the Barfield Crescent Park trails
Old Stone Fort State Park
Bledsoe Creek State Park
Radnor Lake State Park
Centennial Mall State Park
Davy Crockett State Park
Montgomery Bell State Park
Long Hunter State Park
Dunbar Cave State Park
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Port Royal State Park
…rest of the state parks
Then there is the federal parks  in Tennessee to conquer 😉

Do you have a strong enough will to take that first step, then the next, then the next, etc. until you reach that final step?

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,


p.s. If you want to learn more about the Tennessee State Park hiking trails visit:

Each goal can be reached, one step at a time.

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