Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can.  Try to reach a full minute, and then relax..

Each day you’ll l find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks.

Then try 50-lb. potato sacks.  Then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand, and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

(I’m at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level,  (scroll down)

         put a potato in each of the sacks.  🙂

A 5 Year Old Girl’s First Job (Maybe the best story of the year – fasten your seatbelts!)

A 5 year old’s first job…


Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond

formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some

construction workers that will make you believe

that we all can make a difference when we give

a child the gift of our time.


A young family moved into a house, next to a

vacant lot. One day, a construction crew began

to build a house on the empty lot. The young

family’s 5-year-old daughter naturally took an

Interest in the goings-on and spent much of

each day observing the workers.


Eventually the construction crew, all of them

‘gems-in-the-rough,’ more or less, adopted her

as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with

her during coffee and lunch breaks and gave her

little jobs to do here and there to make her feel

important. At the end of the first week, they even

Presented her with a pay envelope containing ten

dollars. The little girl took this home to her

Mother who suggested that she take her ten

dollars ‘pay’ she’d received to the bank the next

day to start a savings account.


When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the

teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl

how she had come by her very own pay check at

such a young age. The little girl proudly replied,

‘I worked last week with a real construction crew

building the new house next door to us.’


‘Oh my goodness gracious,’ said the teller, ‘and will

you be working on the house again this week, too?’


The little girl replied, ‘I will, if those assholes at

Home Depot ever deliver the f__kin’ sheet rock !!!!