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The Goal: I told myself last night that I was going to get up extra early and go for a walk before work and then on my lunch hour, I was going to go by the dry cleaners, and then the bank and then the post office, and then on my way home from work I was going to stop by the gym for some exercise and then stop by the grocery store and then make dinner and then reorganize my closet and then clean my office.

The Reality: The only things I ended up doing were going by the grocery story after work and making dinner. And then feeling bad that I didn’t accomplish everything on my list.

The Goal: I will lose 20 pounds in two weeks.

The Reality: I didn’t even come close and got so upset with myself that I ate an entire sausage pizza and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

Sound familiar?

We so often make very ambitious goals- goals that require superhuman endurance and an extra 4 hours tacked on to the end of a day to make happen; goals so lofty they are doomed from the beginning.

And then, when we realize there is no way we can do them all, we berate ourselves as failures for not accomplishing them.

Goals are good things to have, necessary to our growth, but only if they are reasonable.

So, don’t set yourself up to fail. Make logical, attainable goals-make them manageable, and remember that goals are like promises you make to yourself.

So make sure it’s a promise you can keep.


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On New Year’s Eve, we humans gather to usher in a brand new year. We build the moment into a ten-second countdown, blowing into noisemakers, throwing brightly colored confetti and making resolutions for the coming twelve months.

Nature, however, does not recognize the turning of a New Year. There is no clap of thunder or suspension of Time; no shaking of the Earth or a pause in its spinning. The Old Year slips into the New quietly; the only fanfare the movement of stars overhead.

Had you no calendar, it would be impossible to recognize this night from any other.

No, Nature does nothing special for a new year, however, Nature does recognize the New Day. And every 24 hours, it reminds us that anything is possible. For with every sunrise, it summons all its energy and pierces the darkness with brilliant light. Each morning, that light washes away the disappointments and failures of yesterday and fills the spirit with a renewed determination.

That sunrise means that yesterday is now in the past and a fresh new TODAY awaits us.

It reminds us that TODAY is what matters.

On this December 31st, maybe we should take a cue from Nature and not make New Year’s Resolutions, but, instead, Sunrise Resolutions.

For each day is new and filled with possibilities-we have but to reach for them. And, if we should fail in our attempts, and we will, we can take great comfort knowing that tomorrow we can try again.

Happy New Year to all of you from all of us at Spectrum Healthcare!


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We held our annual Office Door Decoration Contest.
We wore our worst Christmas sweaters.
We met for our annual Spectrum Holiday Gathering.
We laughed.
We shared.
We were thankful to be part of this wonderful team called Spectrum Healthcare.
And we are oh, so thankful for YOU.

May this holiday find you holding tight to the things that truly matter.
Merry Christmas!
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Paying it Forward.

We hear the term all the time and it’s usually associated with doing a good deed for someone who then, in turn, does a good deed for the next person they encounter. We often hear it associated with monetary giving, like buying the coffee of the person behind you in line.

But Paying it Forward is so much more than that. It’s not something you pull out of your wallet…it’s an attitude and philosophy tucked firmly into your heart. And the great thing about paying it forward, is that it doesn’t take much to make someone’s day just a little brighter:

It’s volunteering.

It’s listening to a friend and giving support.

It’s “No, you go first.”

It’s giving heartfelt praise and compliments.

It’s holding open a door.

It’s letting go of grudges.

It’s being patient.

It’s giving a smile to someone who is having a hard time finding theirs.

It’s about making the world a better place by helping the people in it.

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” ~Mother Teresa


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