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Billingsley’s Bullets: Want to create ageless joy?

I believe most people can create ageless joy in their lives. If you are truly seeking joy instead of despair, you will find or create sunshine instead of darkness. • When you believe joy is awaiting you, your life predictions become positive. You are not worried about an upcoming date or an interview for a […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: A stroke makes you a prisoner

On Nov. 20, a stroke attacked me and floored me. Within half an hour I was at my doctor’s office and was immediately taken by ambulance to the hospital. Four days later I was transferred to Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo for 13 days. As soon as you receive your room, an alarm belt […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: An unwelcome visitor arrives

On Nov. 20 my body was attacked by a stroke, leaving the right side of my body weak and miserable. I could not write or walk more than a few paces without fear of falling down. My speech was slurred, and I had double and fuzzy vision; and I felt disoriented and confused. The stroke […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Words that scare me

There are a few words that my wife, Monika, uses that scare me. When she says, “What did you just say to me?” I know instantly that I should not have said what I said. My first impulse is to pretend I can’t recall what I said, but she doesn’t buy my response. My next […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Never quit exercising

On Oct. 17, my doctor, Susan Shiells, e-mailed me that I no longer had pneumonia after she reviewed my follow-up x-rays. During the last five months, I have had pneumonia twice. The first time around, I did not follow Dr. Shiells advice, which may have contributed to my second bout with pneumonia, which occurred six […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Start your day with thankfulness

How does your day normally start? I start each day with a short meditation that basically gives thanks to the Great Spirit for my many blessings. After giving thanks, I turn on the coffee pot and enjoy the comforting coffee aroma and taste while I read the newspaper. No negative thinking allowed in my first […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Quiet people learn more

I guess all of us have two or three friends who love to talk. The heavyweight, champion talkers love to have quiet friends and spouses who appear to be good listeners. Marcel Achard said, “Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.” • Actually, the silent ones may not be listening. They are being quiet […]

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