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Me and Phil on the West Prong Trail - Great Smoky Mountains April 2015

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I saw this quote on my SparkFriend Cat's page and loved it so much I'm borrowing it: "Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God." Aren't those great words to live by?

Here are some more of my favorite quotes:

On October 29, 1941, U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. When he was ...
I saw this quote on my SparkFriend Cat's page and loved it so much I'm borrowing it: "Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God." Aren't those great words to live by?

Here are some more of my favorite quotes:

On October 29, 1941, U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. When he was invited to give a speech, Churchill stood before the students and said,

"Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up."

"Its hard to beat someone who never gives up." Babe Ruth

To be successful in your life and business, here is what Winston Churchill told us:

"The pessimist sees the problems in every opportunity. Whereas the optimist sees the opportunity in every problem"

"Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense"
Thomas Edison said this when questioned about his failure: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Abraham Lincoln
I cannot tell a lie - I shamelessly stole this site and these quotes from another Sparker, KrzyKat3. I even left in some of HER quotes that really resonated with me because I don't want to forget them!! Feel free to borrow them yourself, but please give her credit if you do! (I DID tell her I was borrowing them!):

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Frank Capra

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. ~Mignon McLaughlin

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." Frederick Keonig

Friendship with one's self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Our greatest asset is patience; our greatest weakness is throwing in the towel. Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more, and not giving in! A diamond was only made beautiful after millions of years as a lump of coal. From Donna aka Walkersss

Some People weave burlap into the fabric of our lives and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.... Unknown

my motto is anything lost is not a gain, anything maintained is not a gain. I can live with no gain! ---- me (KrzyKat3), 01/31/10

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
� Albert Schweitzer

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas (copied from another sparker)

"If I start, I finish" --- me-(KrzyKat3) motto for 2010

"if we did all the things we are capable of doing we would truly astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison

"Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations." -Faith Baldwin (From Marilyn - I personally think God could be substituted for Time in that one. I think He often works with our mistakes to keep our lives on His tracks.)

"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there .... and light the bloody thing yourself." - Sara Henderson, Australian Outback Station Manager and Writer

Try again.
Try harder.
Try tomorrow.
Try thinking about what has worked in the past.
Try and ask someone who has done it.
Try and figure out what is not working.
Try it a different way.
Try it once more.
Don't stop trying!
~author unknown ~ From RainbowMF

"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!"- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses." ~ Rosalind Russell

"Character consists of what you do on the third & fourth tries." James A. Michener

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out alive." - Elbert Hubbard

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown

"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin' Bingham

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." Judy Garland

"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. ~Barbara Bloom (from Donalie)

Today is where my book begins, the rest is still unwritten... Author Unknown

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." --Zig Ziglar

"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves." ~ Author Unknown

"Love yourself, Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.
Steve Marabol

"Encourage yourself, believe in yourself and love yourself. Never doubt who you are." Stephanie Lahart
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Member Since: 1/21/2010

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My top goal is to get fit and healthy! In 2015 I want to increase my strength training and work on getting my house organized. I've let that slip in the past couple of years - time to add some balance back to my life!

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I am eating according to 'The Plan' guidelines. I've FINALLY been able to ween myself off Blood Pressure meds! I'm still in the process of 'testing' foods to see which agree with my body but I'm loving the knowledge I've gained from 'The Plan'.

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I am originally from central Texas but have been living in Georgia most of the last 30+ years. We recently moved from Suwanee, GA to LaGrange, Ga when DH retired.

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Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten Boom

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." -- Henry Ford

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be linked one chain at a time" - Winston Churchill

"Behold the turtle! He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Bryant Conant

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11/19/2015 3:48:28 PM

Yeah, I agree it's nice to be able to leave the table without feeling stuffed! I'm getting used to that. Thanks for the comment... Becca

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emoticon emoticon on maintaining for 4 years!!!!

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11/1/2015 10:17:25 AM

Celebrating your emoticon work at maintaining for four years!!!

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Congratulations on 4 years of maintenance! Woohoo!!!!



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You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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