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ThinkerBites has been a member since May 22nd 2016, and has created 179 posts from scratch.

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I am Chuck creator and writer ( always maybe & usually am ) assisted by my lovely wife of 26 years, Becky. I am a Medical Laboratory Tech for a major Cancer Center and my wife is an Registered Nurse employed at a surgical specialty facility in Arkansas. We both attended the University of Arkansas/ Fort Smith and North Arkansas College/ Harrison. We have a son and a daughter, both grown and a grand daughter of ( not so grown) about two months old. Grandma has already hopelessly spoiled her and I expect that to continue, despite my best efforts. ThinkerBites is both a pleasure and a labor of love. Let's open up a "positive" can of worms together!

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The Big W’s

The Big 3 Ws


This may hit you as a strange title/subject for  a ThinkerBite but it really isn’t once you understand what the W’s mean. Please allow me to elaborate and express the importance of the 3 w’s….Before you can gain any ground on personal development, you must first find your Why, that is simply the reason you desire to succeed and reach for your dreams. For some people it’s family, for some it may be time control, for others it can be all about financial security.

Secondly you must  identify your When; the time you intend to get started seriously making an effort to reach those goals. Setting goals and  making the necessary changes in order to reach them is the only path to the road leading to a happy life. The list of things that spell success to you may be quite different than the list for someone else because success is not the same for everybody. There are a couple of points to keep in mind about your When.. the time is NOW, remember that today is the first day of the rest of your life. and you are not guaranteed to be here tomorrow. Although any change may appear as small, remember;”A million mile journey begins with one single step” so you’ve got make a start.

The third W is your Where, where do we begin: where we are and where is our intended destination? The answer to this one is two-fold;  Where is here, right where you are and the destination is your dream-life. The question remains are you ready to make a choice, make a change and chase your dreams? If you find yourself in a place you didn’t choose today, take a chance, make a change and watch your life begin to bloom!

The BITE for tonight is;”Why, When and Where change your life if you dare, incorporate these if you want to get somewhere!” Remember, when it’s all said and done;”It’s All About The U In You.”

 

It’s About You!

Talking Good Sense

Good Common Sense


I reminisce frequently about the many things learned for my parents and grandparents which have guided me through the hard times in my life. As a young man, I recall my Dad encouraging me to use my head when making  decisions and the make my choices armed with what he called “good common sense“. There were many times when I failed to exercise proper judgment and I suffered the consequences. Unfortunately most people live life on a daily basis without regard the law of personal responsibility while blaming others for the bad things that happen as a result; refusing to recognize the real culprit.

 

Remember, if you plant good seeds in a properly prepared environment and exercise the needed over-sight in your garden, you will reap a harvest. That conclusion of course doesn’t take into account that unforeseen events can occur which are beyond your control. Bad things can and do happen to good people. No matter the situation, good common sense is a asset no one can afford to be without. With that in mind ThinkerBites offers this thought for tonight because most folks talk good sense but seldom use it; “Sadly,Good common sense isn’t a flower growing in everyone’s garden.”

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Backyards

Backyards


It’s always easy to see the mess in your neighbors backyard but it’s very hard to be objective about the appearance of our own. As human beings we are able see the flame in someone else’s eye and fail to notice the forest fire in our own! The optical impairment shows-up in many places and applies to most of life’s perceived success status measurements. People tend to judge others on a totally different scale than they use on themselves and this is the reason for the offering we consider tonight.

The ThinkerBite for tonight is;” Before scrutinizing your neighbors backyard, it is wise to clean-up your own.” My dear Grandpa used to say; ” If you only worry about correcting your faults, you’ll have a full time job.” That doesn’t excuse any of us from helping others all that we can but make sure it’s done for the right reasons and not from a judgmental prospective. After all we are all on the same journey, facing the same struggles just in different paths. Remember always be kind and consider the plight of others along the way. I recall a old saying that fits here; “Be kind to the people on your way up, you’ll meet those same people on your way down.”

 

     It’s About You!

A Real Present Day Monster

Present Day Monster


Who has never awaken to a nasty, monsterous beast who sneaked into your body while you slept? At least you can’t remember feeling this miserable last night before you nodded-off but today you’ll be sure to show the Monster to all who cross your path.

A gallon of coffee might help calm the beast but an attitude adjustment is definately in order. First point of assessment: exactly who’s at fault for  this in the first place? The boss, your wife, husband, family, friend or the alarm clock….ahhh maybe check out the bathroom mirror, yep the Monster is all your’s! The second point: is there someone or something I can blame it on? After pondering the question for a very short time, you realize you are the originator of this grouchy thing  so….Frankenstein behold your monster and deal with it.

Now that we’ve excepted the premise that the real problem can only be controlled and eliminated by it’s creator, dispel it by adjusting that ATTITUDE!! The Bite for tonight is courtesy of your friendly neighborhood ThinkerBites; “ It’s all in a flip of the wrist called attitude.”

 

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The Same Cloth

The Same Cloth


There are few things in life that are “for-real” absolutes and two of them make up the Bite for tonight.  The thought is taken from an old proverb that says; when two things fit together,”they are said to be cut from the same cloth.” In days gone bye, folks attempted to compare things that were in some abstract way alike or in the vernacular of the past; things that were akinThinkerBites offers this thought for your consideration this evening; “Ignorance and arrogance are cut for the same cloth” one is the twin of the other. Whenever you feel a bit arrogant remember ignorance prompted that emotion so don’t let it become a mind-set!

Be vigalant when making judgements about another person as first impressions can fool you, what you see on the outside may not be who that person is at all. Remember to do humanity a service and never judge the intent of someone else’s heart  because sometimes our good intentions go hay-wire despite our goal and  the outcome isn’t what we planned. Thank heaven there are re-dos and we’ve all been there. As always remember that “It’s all about the U in you.”

 

 

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