Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lets Get off our BUTs

Here's the premise:
We are all, right now, living the life we choose.
This choice, of course, is not a single, monumental choice.
No one decides, for example,
"I'm going to move to L.A., and in five years I will be a waiter in a so-so restaurant, planning to get my 8-by-10's done real soon so that I can find an agent and become a star," or "I'm going to marry a dreadful person and we'll live together in a loveless marriage, staying together only for the kids, who I don't much like, either."
No. The choices I'm talking about here are made daily,
hourly, moment by moment.
Do we try something new, or stick to the tried-and-true?
Do we take a risk, or eat what's already on our dish?
Do we ponder a thrilling adventure, or contemplate what's on TV?
Do we walk over and meet that interesting stranger,
or do we play it safe?
Do we indulge our heart, or cater to our fear?
The bottom-line question:
Do we pursue what we want, or do we do what's comfortable?
For the most part, most people most often
choose comfort - the familiar, the time-honored,
the well-worn but well-known.
After a lifetime of choosing between comfort and risk,
we are left with the life we currently have.
And it was all of our own choosing.
Peter McWilliams Do It!
Let's Get Off Our Buts

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"The masses of people lead lives of quiet desperation,because they lack a sound plan through which to accumulate a fortune."
-Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
The Outside dogs don't get the
most cookies R.L.o.F. ....Bark, Bark
Spot Dunckel

Friday, April 25, 2008

Goals for Spot Today lol


Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Earl Nightingale

The unfortunate aspect about living life without your own goals is that you may very well reach a point in your life where you will wonder, 'what would have happened if I had only done...
Catherine Pulsifer

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
Benjamin Mays
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind
what we are going to make of our lives,
then work hard toward that goal,
we never lose - somehow we win out
Ronald Reagan
Finding one more cookie on the floor,
just one more for today
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

When Life presents an opportunity

Heron stands in the blue estuary, Solitary, white, unmoving for hours. A fish! Quick avian darting; The prey is captured. People always ask how to follow Tao. I
t is as easy and natural as the heron standing in the water. The bird moves when it must; it does not move when stillness is appropriate. The secret of its serenity is a type of vigilance, a contemplative state. The heron is not in mere dumbness or sleep. It knows a lucid stillness. It stands unmoving in the flow of the water. It gazes unperturbed and is aware.
When Tao brings it something that it needs, it seizes the opportunity without hesitation or deliberation.
Then it goes back to its quiescence without disturbing itself or its surroundings. Unless it found the right position in the water's flow and remained patient, it would not have succeeded.
Actions in life can be reduced to two factors; positioning and timing. If we are not in the right place at the right time, we cannot possibly take advantage of what life has to offer us.
Almost anything is appropriate if an action is in accord with the time and place. But we must be vigilant and prepared.
Even if the time and the place are right, we can still miss our chance if we do not notice the moment, if we act inadequately, or if we hamper ourselves with doubts and second thoughts.
When life presents an opportunity, we must be ready to sieze it without hesitation or inhibition.
Position is useless without awareness. If we have both, we make no mistakes. Deng Ming-Dao

Wednesday, April 23, 2008



Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Dale Carnegie

Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date.
Dale Carnegie

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase:
If you pursue happiness you'll never find it.
C.P. Snow

Happiness comes from people paying attention to ALL my needs LoL
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gaining Clarity While Giggling LoL

Mindfulness and Laughter:

Gaining Clarity While Giggling
By Maya Talisman Frost
Life is funny.

Throughout the day, there are plenty of humorous moments that we tend to ignore. We get so caught up in being earnest that we
miss opportunities to gain clarity while giggling.

Sure, there are times when it is considered inappropriate to laugh, but if we're honest, we'll see that if we're suppressing a smile it's
a sign that we're fully present.

Not only that, but these are times when we could most use a little laughter to bring levity to an overly-serious situation. The best business meetings--and funerals--I've ever attended included plenty of bust-a-gut moments.
Years ago, during a two-week silent meditation retreat, I got the giggles. Oh, I know, you're supposed to be *serious* about meditating
for five hours straight, but I couldn't help it.
It all started when I was roused from my peaceful posture by a certain "KLUNK!" from across the room. I opened my eyes to see that one of my retreat buddies had fallen asleep and landed with his head against the wall. Momentarily unnerved, he quickly straightened up, closed his eyes and put on his best meditator's face.
I, on the other hand, completely lost it.
I managed to stifle the first few giggles, but then they started escaping in little bursts. I tried the ol' coughing technique, hoping to disguise my snorts as expectoration, but I wasn't fooling anyone.

Pretty soon, I saw (well, I did have my eyes open) others looking my way. Nobody else was laughing. In fact, nobody else was even smiling.
Clearly, I was the only one who had allowed myself to get caught up in that unexpected moment of hilarity.

I was chagrined, and then annoyed, and continued to watch my response to this incident shift over the next few minutes.

Had it been funny? Of course.
Were we supposed to be concentrating fully on the moment?
Absolutely. Anything else would be attachment to past regrets
or worries about the future.

Okay, so we were focusing on watching our thoughts, and this little interruption was not part of what was going on in our heads. But isn't ignoring what's happening around us the same kind of thing that
gets us into trouble back in the Real World?
We go about our lives, obsessing silently, moving mindlessly, getting things done. We fail to notice the wonder and joy and beauty all around us because we are in full scowl mode about the things in our heads.
Well, I'm all for taking time to laugh. Give me a giggling guru over a dour taskmaster every time. The greatest guides--in business, education, and personal success--are those who encourage us to
invite hilarity into our lives whenever it happens to appear.
Open your eyes to the silliness around you, and laugh out loud.
It's good for your heart in every way.

Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse offering specialized mindfulness training in Portland, Oregon. She teaches eyes-wide-open ways to get calm, clear and creative. Her work has inspired thinkers in over 100 countries. To subscribe to her free weekly ezine, the Friday Mind Massage, please visit

Monday, April 21, 2008

How much of your Natural Ability are you going to use TODAY ?


Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Malcolm S. Forbes

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
Booker T. Washington

We ONLY use about 15% of what we are capable of doing or
I would enjoy far more cookies
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Friday, April 18, 2008



We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

John F. Kennedy

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.

Lee Iacocca

One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little left of it. Every man's greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life.

P.W. Litchfield

You may delay, but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Will Rogers

One thing you can't recycle is wasted of time.

Spot Dunckel LoL
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Enthusiasm the KEY to LIFE


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.Emerson
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be - enthusiasm.

Bruce Barton

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.

Gordon Parks

You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.

Henry Ford

I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm.

Henry Truman

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

Walter Chrysler

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Mary Kay Ash
Wagging my Tail for a Cookie is Enthusiasm
that works
for this guy lol
Spot Dunckel
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Quotes for VICTORY Ya Team !!!!

Quotes for Victory

"Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The most dangerous moment comes with victory,"

Napoleon Bonaparte

There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory."

A.H.K. Boyd

"The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories, and a portent of the fate

awaiting the Nazi tyranny."

Winston Churchill

"Accept the challenges, so that you may

feel the exhilaration of victory."

General George S. Patton

"The Challenge to sneak out of the house"

and run FREE for a short time hehhee

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Monday, April 14, 2008



Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

Napoleon Hill

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying

when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and

succeeding the twentieth.

Julie Andrews

Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.


Extending my boundries, keep trying each day

until Hank says Ok and we walk a little bit longer

Spot Dunckel

Friday, April 11, 2008

Stay FOCUS in life

Quotes for Focus
"No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."
Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

"Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win.
Channel your energy. Focus."
Carol Lewis

"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent."
Isaac Newton
"He who dares… Wins!
British SAS motto

"If you chase two rabbits, both will escape."
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Quotes for Happiness

Quotes for Happiness

"The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older."William Lyon Phelps "Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy."Cythina Nelms "Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so."
John Stuart Mill

"The greedy search for money or success will almost always lead men into unhappiness. Why? Because that kind of life makes them depend upon things outside themselves."

André Maurois

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy."

Dalai Lama

"The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;It rains, and the wind is never weary;The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,But at every gust the dead leaves fall,And the day is dark and dreary.My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;It rains, and the wind is never weary;My thoughts still cling to the mouldering PastBut the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,And the days are dark and dreary.Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all:Into each life some rain must fall;Some days must be dark and dreary."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What really makes me HAPPY is a birthday meal and cookies
Spot Dunckel (Birthday Yesterday Rlof)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Quotes for Attitude

Quotes for Attitude

"Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders...

Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy

aboutdoing what you suggest."

Dale Carnegie

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing

harmful can enter except by your permission."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic." The Zurich Axioms

"Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks.

Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise."

Kathleen Turner

"The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures,

than successes, than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home.

"Charles Swindoll

On my daily walks of the streets, Spot walks them like he owns them!
and I do! (rolling laughing on the lawn)
Beagles Rule this year !
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What is really Failure ?

"Success is never ending: failure is never final.

"Robert H. Schuller

"What we call failure is not the falling down,

but the staying down.

"Mary Pickford

Defeat is not the worst of failures.

Not to have tried is the true failure.

"George E. Woodberry

"One’s best success comes after his greatest disappointments." ––Henry Ward Beecher

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." Henry Ford

Failure is not talking Hank into giving me just one more cookie Spot Dunckel

Monday, April 7, 2008

Why is Your Self Image So Important ?

Self Image
It's not what you know, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

"The secret of concentration is the secret of self–

Arnold Palmer
Don't be distracted by criticism.Remember-the only taste of success some people have when they take a bite out of you.

Zig Ziglar

It's not what you know, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

"When life’s problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate." –

Ann Landers

Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and

endowed with the seeds of greatness.

Zig Ziglar

I see myself Tall, Smart & Handsome with Lots of Cookies
Spot Dunckel

Friday, April 4, 2008

Quotes on Character - Do you have one ? LoL

Quotes for Character
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him."
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest." by Mark Twain

That which does not kill me, makes me stronger."
A SEAL Team saying,by Frederick Nietzsche.
"One's best success comes after their greatest disappointments."
by Henry Ward Beecher

"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."
by Franklin D. Roosevelt

If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.
by Zig Ziglar

"Always do right - this will gratify some and
astonish the rest."
Mark Twain

"Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what a reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
When that Hugh Dog come up to you
Don't Run Away and look them in the eye
by Spot Dunckel

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Opportunity doesn't KNOCK TWICE

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls
and looks like work.
Thomas Edison

Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Too many people are thinking of securty instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Don't wait for extraordinary circumstance to do good;
try to use ordinary situations.
Charles Richter

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Milton Berle
If the door doesn't open hit it with your PAWs
Spot Dunckel 2007

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Carry on, Carry on

It's easy to fight when everything's right, And you're mad with the thrill and the glory; It's easy to cheer when victory's near, And wallow in fields that are gory. It's a different song when everything's wrong. When you're feeling infernally mortal; When it's ten against one, and hope there is none, Buck up, little soldier, and chortle: Carry on! Carry on!

There isn't much punch in your blow. You're glaring and staring and hitting out blind; You're muddy and bloody, but never mind. Carry on! Carry on! You haven't the ghost of a show. It's looking like death, but while you've a breath,

Carry on, my son! Carry on! And so in the strife of the battle of life It's easy to fight when you're winning; It's easy to slave, and starve and be brave, When the dawn of success is beginning. But the man who can meet despair and defeat

With a cheer, there's a man of God's choosing; The man who can fight to Heaven's own height Is the man who can fight when he's losing. Carry on! Carry on! Things never were looming so black. But show that you haven't a cowardly streak, And though you're unlucky you never are weak. Carry on! Carry on! Brace up for another attack. It's looking like hell, but - you never can tell; Carry on, old man! Carry on! There are some who drift out in the deserts of doubt, And some who in brutishness wallow; There are others, I know, who in piety go

Because of a Heaven to follow. But to labor with zest, and to give of your best, For the sweetness and joy of the giving; To help folks along with a hand and a song; Why, there's the real sunshine of living. Carry on! Carry on! Fight the good fight and true; Believe in you mission, greet life with a cheer; There's big work to do, and that's why you are here. Carry on! Carry on! Let the world be the better for you; And at last when you die, let this be your cry:

Carry on, my soul! Carry on!

Robert W. Service
You try being a Beagle in my paws for a few days walking
in over your head snow!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Goals for Spot Today lol

>>>>>>>>>>>> GOALS <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
"First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do." Epictetus

"The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and
powers become directed to that end." Claude M. Bristol
If you go to work on your goals,your goals will go to work on you.If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn
"If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." Yogi Berra
"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star."
Willis Reed
The establishment of a clear,central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.
Brian Tracy
"It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world." Og Mandino

"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." Stephen A. Brennan

"If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed." Dan Dierdorf

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings." Brian Tracy
Know that box up high with all them cookies, my goal
is to have more than 3 cookies a day. That is my current
limited do to the weight increase lol
Spot Dunckel
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