Eric Upton

Live. Learn. Run.

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Making You Happy

Making you happy isn’t necessarily making me happy…

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Shifting Gears

Something happened in my life that pulled me up by the collar, got me off my knees, backhanded me across the face and woke me up from the fog I've been living in. To say these things are personal are an understatement. Expect zero details. But my epiphany is profound. 1) Happiness comes within first….

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Penalty! Excessive Weight Loss Celebration

This post is strictly for those who’ve lost (weight) and loved (food) again. I’ve been pretty proud of myself for losing 100+ pounds. It was a tremendous goal and a lot of work to get there. I relaxed. I celebrated. I put pounds back on. Thirty to be exact. Why did I do that? I…

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Bringing The Right People To The Party

Bringing Friends To The Party Creating A Think Tank Recently I have been approached by some organizations to start some community projects. I am honored and excited about all of them! I quickly realized that the daunting “to-do” list involved with each project is massive and overwhelming. Almost enough to make you want to stop….

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Tackle The Sky

Finding something new to challenge yourself is an exciting task.

When you start to believe that you can really do anything you set your mind to, the sky is the limit!

How to “tackle the sky” is a challenge for me.

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Just Five Minutes & Just For Men

As I pulled into the lot, I saw this extremely gaunt elderly man walking from the parking lot of the Chinese restaurant next door. He was carrying a backpack and three or four brightly colored t-shirts in his left hand.

He was making a bee line toward the CVS entrance.

My first thought was, “Crap. He’s going to ask for money or try to sell me something”.

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Father Forgets

This is just a simple post of another’s letter. “Father Forgets” was authored by W. Livingston Larned. Struck a chord with me. Please share… Listen, son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into…

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Angst

My thoughts are all driven by one emotion: Angst.

Mostly I am angry at my life of “impressing others”.

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My First Love

This is going to sound like I’m digging up an old love story about a girlfriend from the past, share how wonderful she was and how that relationship changed my life forever.

I’m not…

Plus, she was 8 years old and hated me.

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Ahoy, Captain!

2012 left this world with some challenges out there for me to tackle.

2013 came roaring in, bringing more challenges with it.

Time to be the captain of my soul…

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