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"Just Do It" - 06/11/14

I worked in Tucson, AZ for 8 years.  About 3 years into my time there, I ordered Chinese takeout for dinner, opened a fortune cookie and read the fortune.  This is what it said:

"The simplest answer is to act."

I taped that fortune to my desk monitor.  Something about it spoke to me.  That's saying something because I usually couldn't care less about those silly things.

The fortune stayed taped to my monitor until I packed up my desk to move here.  I  kept the fortune but haven't been able to find it since we moved and I think about it often.

Sometimes, when you're in a tough spot; when you're not sure what to do; when you're over-thinking it;  the best thing to do is, "just do it."

I'm not talking about jumping into something with reckless abandon.  I'm saying that if you just DO what you've been dreaming, just DO what you've been wanting, it might be the best thing you ever DID. 

I started thinking about this more after interviewing Shelene Bryan, author of  "Love, Skip, Jump."  Her personal journey along the same lines amazes me.  If you're looking for an inspirational read this summer, check it out.

 

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POT IN DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pot is still legal in the nation's capital -- but not in private clubs. The Washington D.C. Council has passed emergency legislation to ban weed in clubs. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the council agreed that the bill was needed to clarify the new legalization law. Pot became legal in Washington last week, following a voter-passed initiative in November. But pot use is only legal for adults in their homes. Public use and selling marijuana are still legal no-no's. The council action adds private clubs to the list of locations where it remains illegal to fire up a joint.

TEXAS-MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A tea party-backed Texas lawmaker wants to make pot legal in the Lone Star State. Republican state Representative David Simpson says it's time to "reframe" the marijuana discussion. Simpson says his devout Christian beliefs are behind his call for legal pot. Simpson says -- quote -- "God did not make a mistake when he made marijuana that the government needs to fix."

PET WALKER-MISSING DOG

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a sweet reward for the return of Sugar. A New York dog owner is offering ten-grand for Sugar, his 63-pound pit bull mix. Morgan Bogle was away on business February 23, when a neighbor called to say the dog walker was acting strangely and Sugar was nowhere in sight. Now, there's a "find Sugar" movement on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Supporters have plastered posters around Bogle's East Village neighborhood and beyond. A friend of the owner says the missing Sugar is sweet, loving and cuddly.

BIRTHDAY BREAKFAST REFUND

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- It's a restaurant breakfast for seven cents. But Joseph Nelson didn't have to pay, he got seven cents from the Belmont Hall and Restaurant in Manchester, New Hampshire. The eatery has a policy of giving birthday discounts, a percentage taken off the bill based on age. Nelson celebrated his 101st birthday there Monday. At that age, the restaurant owed him money. Nelson had scrambled eggs and ham, topped off with a piece of chocolate cake. He tells WMUR-TV he never thought he'd live this long.

 
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