People disappear for all sorts of reasons. Life gets in the way, we forget or change our views on what we deem is important, we get buried under stress, frustration, illness. We sometimes give up, throw in the towel, or just promise ourselves that once things get better/easier/calmer, we will hitch up our socks and come back fresh. We've all done it. We've all been there. And if perhaps, you just need a supportive hug, or a helping hand or a word of inspiration, please know that I am offering it to you with no judgment, no guilt. It seems like it's been a while since you've been here and I just wanted to let you know that you are missed.
“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney
I know I'm a couple days early, but I may not have time to post on the weekend, so...
~~ If only for today: smile a little more, sing a bit off key, laugh loudly and long, dance, skip, jump, play. Eat with your hands, hug every kind soul that crosses your path. Finger-paint, face-paint, body-paint. Do something brave. Squash a fear. Get out of your shell. Wear something sparkly. Be wild, be strong, be silly. For being foolish can make you happy but being happy will never make you a fool. ~~ Michelle
(A little history on April Fool's Day: http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-tr aditions/holidays/question604.htm)
Poisson d'Avril!! (On April Fool's Day, I encourage you to leave a fish on your friend's pages - better yet, don't explain why! -- but if you want to know, read the history of April Fool's linked above)
"wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world" - e.e.cummings 1579 days ago
Happy Almost Spring!! This coming Tuesday marks the Spring Equinox and in preparation for the first day of the new season I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle
"Celebrating the Spring Equinox: The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east. The Saxon goddess, Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a dawn goddess, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life." - from http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.h tml 1591 days ago
Here are the top-5 reasons I love this SparkPeople team: 1. Total strangers who cheer me on, many who become friends. 2. People who encourage and inspire. 3. People who share their strength when I don't have my own. 4. People who keep me trying and make me not want to give up. 5. We can never have too many of the above!
Other SparkPeople members have taught me: 1. Celebrate the little triumphs and focus on those. 2. Get up when you fall. 3. Share your success and help inspire others! 4. Share your struggles so others can inspire you. 5. It may go slow at times-- but as long as it's going, you’re doing something right.
~Roxell ~ Special Ed Teachers Lounge http://bit.ly/SP-SpEdTeam