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Summer visit home- 2017

Rex, Becca, Tylee, Miles & Keaton - vacation 2017

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My word for 2017 is HOPE !
1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
synonyms: aspiration, desire, wish, ambition, aim, goal, plan, design;
2. a feeling of trust.

"Be encouraged. Hope is still in really good hands"..John Pavlovitz
"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something!"......President Obama
"Each time someone stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lots of others . . he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope." Robert Kennedy

My word for the year 2016 was ADVENTURE !
It was a good word and forced me to step out of my comfort zone many times.
Some adventures were with friends, some alone and many that I will always cherish.

From: Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal. Therapists and friends can help you along the way, but the healing--the genuine healing, the actual real-deal, down-on-your-knees-in-the-mud change--is entirely and absolutely up to you.

From NoS: Sometimes it takes a false start (or 12)
So quit dawdling and get some failures under your belt!

Member Since: 12/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 69,160

My Goals:
2017 GOAL:
Stay healthy! Stay active! Stay happy!
Have a feeling of hope in my heart for all good things personally and spiritually!
Have a feeling of hope for our world.
Have hope in the power of all the good women willing to step up to change our politics!

My Program:
Track nutrition and fitness every day.

I can not say it enough~ Procrastination is the thief of time. Stop waiting for another day to start over. Every choice counts, so start RIGHT NOW.

Personal Information:
My name is Phyllis but I have been called MawMaw for lots of years now.
I am 75 years old, live in the country in southwest Indiana.

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My joys, besides my large beautiful family, are any type of sewing, knitting, quilting, etc. and sitting on the front porch with a good book!
Next year word "Joy"? From Wanda (LIVINTODAY)
This is part of Fra Giovanni's Christmas Prayer

"I salute you! There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.

No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take Heaven.

No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in the present moment. Take Peace.

The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach is joy. Take Joy!"

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    11 hours ago
  • v JANPER1
    Enjoy your day in the Starlight! Shine on!

    15 hours ago
  • v 1958TMC
    Hi dear. I got your message on my page. Yes, the week has been so much fun!!! I have played and swam and walked and cooked and tried to sleep, (no easy task with a 4 year old octopus). If I didn't lose at least 100 pounds this week, it wasn't because I wasn't moving. But I've enjoyed every last minute of it!!! We will hook up as soon as I find out what days I will need to be in Terre Haute, ok. I'm so looking forward to some girlfriend talk. Then it's off to Myrtle Beach for the WFC Fastpitch World Series to watch my niece Ruby play in her softball games and spend some time with my brother and his 3 girls. Maybe we will get some quiet time on the beach, who Talk to you soon my friend. Tina
    19 hours ago
  • v BARBIE176
    Good morning my emoticon Thank you for your comments on my Awesome Friday blog. I do plan to enjoy my R&R day and the wedding. "A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself" ~ Jim Morrison Wishing you a fun-filled Saturday. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    19 hours ago
    Enjoy your day in the starlight. Loved seeing the family pictures. Can't believe the 14th great grandchild is due in August. You are blessed to have so much family.
    Enjoy your day!
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