Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, January 14, 2011


This blog and all of the wonderful feedback has motivated me to get moving.  I want my house sold and to be on the road before the next winter in Chicago.  I have spent too much time sitting around and feeling sorry for myself. I have been sorting and purging this morning. I have tons of little quotes and notes, etc. I'm going to post some of them here before throwing them away, that way I can go back and read them without having a lot of clutter.

by Charles Swindoll

The longer I live
the more I realize
the impact of attitude on my 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 what other people say or do.
It is more important than appearance,
giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company..a church..a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certian way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude....
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...
We are in charge of our attitude.

Enjoy your Day, Teri


  1. Teri, I'm enjoying your blog and have been where you are now. I was widowed in 2004 at age 58, toured the country on my Harley in 2005 (solo), sold my house & stuff in 2006 - had the buyer back out, sold my house & stuff in 2007, bought a Class C and a dual-sport motorcycle, sold my car and my Harley and hit the road in October 2007. Never looked back...

    Was blessed to meet my now husband at an RV Rally in Jul 2008 and we now live every day to the fullest! Life is for the living....

  2. It's not always easy to choose the right attitude each day, but it can be done! I know. :)

  3. What a great post, Teri. Yay for you! And thank you for reminding me of this very powerful truth.

  4. Great post Teri. I like your “Attitude”. I am also a fan of Charles Swindoll.


  5. Great and truthful blog....I like that saying "It's how many breaths we take, but what takes our breath away that counts" day at a time...You're gonna be OK, that's for sure...

  6. your attitude will take you many get out there and hit the road!

  7. Good post - I'm starting to post things I'll want to save, too. It will be nice later to be able to find them and not have to dig for them. :) I agree that attitude makes all the difference.


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