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Waste no time in idle thoughts and chatter. Use every moment of time in loving, positive, constructive thoughts and words. Realize that the thoughts you project can help or mar; therefore be master of your thoughts and words and not a slave to them. Why not enjoy life to the full? You can only do that when you are giving of your very best in time, words and deeds. Open your eyes and open your heart and see and feel the very best in everything and everyone around you. If you have difficulty in ...
Waste no time in idle thoughts and chatter. Use every moment of time in loving, positive, constructive thoughts and words. Realize that the thoughts you project can help or mar; therefore be master of your thoughts and words and not a slave to them. Why not enjoy life to the full? You can only do that when you are giving of your very best in time, words and deeds. Open your eyes and open your heart and see and feel the very best in everything and everyone around you. If you have difficulty in finding the very best, simply keep on looking for it until you have found it; it is there waiting for you. There are many wonderful things in the world. Why not take time to concentrate on them and fill your life with them, so that the unpleasant, unhappy and discordant ones can find no place in your life? Life is what you make it. What are you making of yours?

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." ~ Albert Einstein

Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable. ~David Augsburger

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others. ~Audrey Hepburn

Tough times don't last; tough people do.

Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things that losers don't like to do. ~Albert Grey

Success must be felt within before it can be seen on the outside.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it .... Rudyard Kipling

The Lord gave us two ends --- one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. -- Ann Landers

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." -Voltaire

�Our deepest fear is
not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we
are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing
small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that other people won't feel
insecure around you. We are all
meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to manifest
the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others.�

~MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

And my personal favorite:

Never give up. God is faithful. ~ I Cor 1:9


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Member Since: 5/14/2009

SparkPoints: 33,009

Fitness Minutes: 60,686

My Goals:
Goal for 2011 - 10,000 steps a day. Average steps - 10,104

Goal for 2012 - 12,000 steps a day - DONE

Goal for 2013 - Declutter - get closer to selling our house.

I reached my first weight loss goal of 140 on 11/30/13.

Goal for 2014 - Continue to declutter.





My Program:
I start each day with enthusiasm, eager to act. Most mornings, that is. That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

Cardio 3x week
Stretching 7x a week
Housework
Yard work
Make time spent with hubby quality time




Personal Information:
Born in Missoula, MT, I'm just a country girl at heart! The city girl comes from my mom, who was born in the greatest city in the world: BOSTON. The desert, well, I get that from my mother-in-law, one of my favorite human beings, after my own parents, of course. I miss them to pieces.

Other Information:
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
Hebrews 12:11


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LINDYPOWER
11/27/2013 2:35:22 PM

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*`..☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*`..☆
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Sparkling Friends.

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in loving kindness, Linda



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MORTICIAADDAMS
9/26/2013 9:47:44 PM

Finally got my 5 miles in today. Thought I would die but I did it! LOL.



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ALEXSGIRL1
9/18/2013 7:51:41 PM

thanks for reading my blog have a great day



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FLORIDASUN
9/18/2013 9:35:59 AM

Aha...I'm probably the one LONE person to ever GAIN weight on WW! emoticon I think it was all that weighing, measuring, concentrating on every morsel I put in my yap. It works beautifully for some...but the less i think about food the better!

I know if I eat clean with lots of emphasis on green drinks I do just fine. Then of course there is the exercise factor that I struggle with.

Are you still doing all of your Zumba...you can't help but be a twig as an instructor. I have several sparky friends that do it and LOVE it! emoticon I have noticed they have complete packages of Zumba Gold at Costco...but for $50.00 would it just be another set of dvds to add to my dust laden collection of spark ones?

I've got to come up with something to inspire me! Just GOT to! emoticon I manage to do my treadmill pretty regularly and THANK goodness we booked our fall vacation to the N. Carolina mountains..we'll get plenty of hiking in there! Yippee...can't WAIT to get out of this muggy hot FL weather..enough is enough..and I surely know how you feel about hot weather constantly too!



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FLORIDASUN
9/14/2013 8:14:33 PM

Hi there sweetie pie! I'm just popping by your page to give you a BIG hug! We are here for each other and that is SO awesome!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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