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BD3269PM SparkPoints: (89,906)
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5/12/11 6:44 A

emoticon You can do this!!! Stay motivated and stay healthy. Listen to that whisper

CLWALDRO Posts: 4,583
5/12/11 6:42 A

Keep listening to the whisper as it is easy for it to get silenced by the world. emoticon

CHARRI4251 SparkPoints: (5,319)
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5/12/11 6:41 A

So glad you brought a voice to that whisper and shared it with others. Your post was inspiring!

SHERIEHOMAN Posts: 1
5/12/11 6:38 A

This is a great motivator. Thanks for sharing b/c it is something that all of us battle everyday.

HUNNNYBEE Posts: 1,258
5/12/11 6:33 A

Your post was beautifully written...with a great message! I just recently began putting little post-it notes on the paper where I do my tracking. Like your 'whisper', those little encouraging notes to myself boost my motivation.

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SAILINGCHERI SparkPoints: (37,530)
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5/12/11 6:33 A

I don't usually get on-line until the evening but did so this morning and I'm so glad I did! The whisper is so clear sometimes but it is Spark friends like you that reminds us it doesn't have any power. Thank you for the reminder that we are stronger! have a great day. emoticon

PATTYINATHENS Posts: 14
5/12/11 6:32 A

You are doing it! and helping others too. Congratulations!

HARRYSMOM SparkPoints: (13,468)
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5/12/11 6:31 A

Thank you so much for your inspiring and insightful post. I thought you were describing me to a "T" I can pull your inspirational words out when I believe my whisper has gone.

3KIDSMA Posts: 4
5/12/11 6:31 A

Needed these words, that I share, thank you.

REDHATS2 Posts: 9
5/12/11 6:30 A

that is perfect I feel the very same way too I also get lost along the way throw up my arms and say the heck with it nothing is happening after weeks of standing firm but I know I can do this. Thank You and we will have sucess

NETKOW64 Posts: 133
5/12/11 6:28 A

Thank you.....you put into words what I have been feeling.....I have had moments where I can't hear it but it always comes back! So eloquent!

CMLARA0182 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 6:23 A

Thanks for sharing. I know all about that "little voice" that seems so big sometimes!

NICHIE17 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 6:20 A

Very Inspiring! Thank You!

OUTERBANKS8 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 6:19 A

Thanks for the morning "boost." It's great to be reminded of the little voice, bc it's powerful. I try to remind myself of one day or hour at a time. Sometimes it's just my stinkin thinkin that get's in the way. Emotional eating is hard to break, but I am trying.
Have a great day.


PERRYR Posts: 670
5/12/11 6:17 A

Great, great post!
Amen to that!
Thank you for a truly inspired article.

Bob

CHUTTY Posts: 4
5/12/11 6:17 A

I whisper you can do this
I shout you can do this
I Thank you for reminding me
Amen! Penny :)

CANBDONE Posts: 5,274
5/12/11 6:12 A

It' s that Still Voice that has the most power, if we would but drown out the lies of the Enemy. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

WOOLY111 Posts: 1
5/12/11 6:06 A

This is helpful on a morning where my internal hollering was trying VERY hard to drown out the whisper...i turned up my hearing based on this story. Thank you for the motivation and being an additional whisper!

Edited by: WOOLY111 at: 5/12/2011 (06:06)
KTL1B1980 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 6:00 A

Thanks for the early morning motivation, I needed it!

LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (194,966)
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5/12/11 5:59 A

Wow, what a great post. And I could certainly relate.

Much continued success!

CONFIDENTLY_FIT Posts: 8,149
5/12/11 5:53 A

Great post! Helping me get through the week! Have a great one!

CRAZYMAMA46 Posts: 46
5/12/11 5:34 A

Very nicely put. What a way to start the morning.

RAHAB1SB4 SparkPoints: (5,163)
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5/12/11 5:34 A

Great post. Thank you for taking the time to inspire many many of us.

VRLILLIS SparkPoints: (31,095)
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5/12/11 5:29 A

Very inspiring

GRATEFULBOB Posts: 2,756
5/12/11 5:05 A

that was great thank you

CIVIAV SparkPoints: (65,336)
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5/12/11 4:58 A

A whispering warrior!

RASHER211 Posts: 58
5/12/11 4:54 A

Thanks for the whisper emoticon

MYBABYBEARS Posts: 1,457
5/12/11 4:54 A

This could have been written by me. The only difference is I just started my journey. You are not alone.
Thank you for this beautifully written and encouraging read.

SPARKCHANTAL SparkPoints: (112,826)
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5/12/11 4:41 A

right.
now i need the whisper telling me just exactly what it is i can do!

well i know what i want to do, but a lot of that isn't dependent on my efforts alone!

FELICIA1963 Posts: 8,576
5/12/11 4:40 A

YES!! Thank you for sharing this!

ZESATIONAL Posts: 224
5/12/11 4:37 A

What a heart warming & inspirational article.

THANK YOU.. for gently reminding us with a Whisper of Truth.

SPDEWINA Posts: 77
5/12/11 4:37 A

thanks!!

CAROLBEDNARSKI Posts: 1
5/12/11 4:31 A

Hey Jenny, thanks for acknowledging the Lord Jesus in your post. That quiet whisper, the small still voice that encourages, guides and strengthens us is His Spirit. I too am going to print this out and share it with others. Very powerful!

RAVYNSONG Posts: 1
5/12/11 4:19 A

This resonates with me powerfully in many areas of my life right now - my work, my health, my study, the list is endless!

Thank you for your most empowering post :)

MNSKINNY SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 4:10 A

Thank you for this inspiring message. I've printed it to read when I need to read it.

TALLEYSGRL Posts: 1,222
5/12/11 4:00 A

Thank you! I stopped listening to that whisper, and listened to the lies. You've helped me remember that I should restart listening to that tiny voice. Awesome post!

ALICEBLUE_EYES SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 3:54 A

your post is very inspiring, thank you!

CRISPILEE SparkPoints: (0)
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5/12/11 3:49 A

AMEN, AMEN AND AMEN!

GOODHAPPENS1 SparkPoints: (134,667)
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5/12/11 3:45 A

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JENNYBAKER247 Posts: 2,624
5/12/11 3:35 A

What a wonderful oracle! ! A true inspiration for people like me. I commend you and keep up the good work. Go to THE TOP of the class!!! Iíve printed it out and will stick it on the fridge. ~ you CAN do all things though Christ who strengthens you~
Philippians 4v13
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FATHINSN SparkPoints: (76,651)
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5/12/11 3:15 A

Well said! Don't give up and let's listen more to those encouraging, positive whispers instead of those that keep pulling us down deep.

ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,903
5/12/11 3:12 A

Wow! That is moving, thank you!

MEANDMYCHARMS Posts: 2
5/12/11 3:10 A

You are a wonderful writer. Your words inspire me and I now know to let my whisper drown out the negative hollering. Thank you, so very much, from the bottom of my heart.

PMFISH Posts: 24,445
5/12/11 1:44 A

Way to Go! Hang in there!

TRAVELINGTRISH Posts: 1,021
5/12/11 1:34 A

Good luck on keeping the whisper strong as long as you need it.


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MPADMANABAN Posts: 1
5/12/11 1:27 A

Great very inspirational

DIDMIS Posts: 101,555
5/12/11 1:05 A

Great blog.

KOREENREGIS SparkPoints: (52,571)
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4/22/11 8:31 A

Great!! emoticon

CLWALDRO Posts: 4,583
4/22/11 7:28 A

Great advice for all of us emoticon

AHEALTHIERME9 SparkPoints: (19,345)
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4/21/11 9:27 A

"You can do this" is the tiny whisper that has been softly echoing somewhere far, far away in the deepest, almost subconscious part of my mind.

Throughout this past incredibly challenging year, this relentless little whisper hasn't faltered. It just will not go away. It follows me even when I want to tell myself that, no, I can't do this. It accompanies me as if it were a loving parent who's patiently allowing me to throw my tantrums of frustration and get it all out of my system.

Then there are those thoughts, those lies, that seem determined to reign at the forefront of my mind. You know the ones. "You CAN'T do this. Look, you fell AGAIN. FACE IT... it's too hard. It's NEVER going to happen. There's just TOO MUCH going on. Life is TOO complicated. Your body and your health are not going to allow this. There's no time for this. Other things need your time and attention. Give up the fantasy already!"

And yet, as loud as those shouts are, that lovingly relentless whisper always returns, as if it has a divine knowledge that carries with it the most nurturing, uplifting, and loving energy.
It sounds so soft that, at first, it almost seems quite fragile -- that is, until you hear the finality in its tone: "You can do this."

And in my heart, I not only recognize its intensity and power, but I can feel its resounding truth: I can do this.

It's as if the whisper knows just how much I've wanted this for myself for so very long and covers me with a veil of calm, understanding, and a knowing that no matter what life throws my way, no matter the hurts, disappointments, challenges, and obstacles, that loving myself is paramount and that taking care of me is priority.

That whisper is my simple truth.

And it's your simple truth, too.

It tells us so much more if we're willing to tune out the negative shouts and just listen to the powerful messages contained in its steady and unwavering whisper:

"Love yourself and honor the life you've been given. Earn it. Treat your body as the sanctuary that it was meant to be. Fill it with all that's good and wholesome. Stay firm in your convictions; be good to others; and make a positive difference in others' lives. Hold onto that which will make you better and discard those things that hurt you. Be happy; fill yourself with laughter; be brave; live your best life; and dare to dream.

And always remember... you can do this."

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