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Episode 90: New Year, New You, Nonsense… Every Day is an Opportunity to Better Our Lives

Are you one that makes new year’s resolutions?Β  Have you ever made a new year’s resolution that you’ve kept, or what’s the longest you’ve stuck with that resolution? On average, more than 80% of new year’s resolutions fail before the second week in February. What if instead of wasting our energy on new year’s resolutions, we make daily resolutions to better our lives?

It was 12 years ago this week that we lost my father. He was way too young and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and miss him very much. My Dad taught me so many things, but so much of what I learned from him, I did not learn until after he was gone. I am now less than 10 years from the age my Dad was when he passed, and that brings to the forefront in my mind how important every day is. I talk in this episode how we must never take for granted the days we have on this earth, that we do not know when our last day will come, but we should embrace the idea that every day is an opportunity to better our lives.

Episode 38: The Great Divide

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and it won’t be the last time I say it. I don’t want and won’t make this a podcast about politics, but the events that are happening in the nation’s capitol today, January 6, 2021 cannot be ignored. Our nation is in a lot of pain and I’m afraid it’s going to get worse if we as individuals don’t start to do something about it. What is the Great Divide that I refer to? It’s not race, class, gender or ethnicity, The Great Divide in this country is politics.

Episode 36: Happy Is My Favorite Color

So I come home the other day and my beautiful one year old daughter has on a shirt that says, “Happy is my Favorite Color”. Now, obviously at one year old, she doesn’t know what happy is, what a color is, or that happy is not a color… In a world now when everyone is making up their own rules and nothing really makes sense anyway, I’m rolling with it and saying that Happy is my favorite color too! Like a child, I think we as adults need to look at all the little things that bring us moments of joy and not focus so much upon the bad things that bring us down.

Episode 34: What’s Your Thing?

My thing is and always has been liberty, for others it’s health, for some it’s money or career. What’s your thing? It’s not hard for me to understand how someone can have great concern for their health, but to surrender liberty in the name of health is a concept I cannot get my mind around. I dive in to this and a lot more in this week’s episode.

Episode 33: Robert Frost and George Jones

Welcome back my friends for another episode of the Derate The Hate podcast! In this week’s episode I talk about choices and forks in the road. This topic being what it is brought to mind a poem and a song that mean a lot to me. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and “Choices” by George Jones are a couple fantastic get you thinking masterpieces.

Episode 32: Giving Thanks, It’s Not Just a One Day a Year Event

Family is undoubtedly one of the things in this life that I am most grateful for. It seems like too often these days that holidays are the only real time families get together, and that is a bit sad. It brings to mind the idea that some only express thanks and gratitude on the holiday of Thanksgiving. The reality of it is we should be expressing our gratitude for all our blessings each and every day.