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Keep going...no matter how slow the progress...even the snails made it to the Ark.
Spark Email " Life is like a marathon. We run and run, not knowing where (or how far) the finish line lies. We focus so intensely on prolonging the race but sometimes--despite our best efforts--the race is cut short. Too often we don't relish the path of and enjoy the details instead of just pounding the pavement of life. What personal boundaries can you expand to help you enjoy your life? Today ...
Keep going...no matter how slow the progress...even the snails made it to the Ark.
Spark Email " Life is like a marathon. We run and run, not knowing where (or how far) the finish line lies. We focus so intensely on prolonging the race but sometimes--despite our best efforts--the race is cut short. Too often we don't relish the path of and enjoy the details instead of just pounding the pavement of life. What personal boundaries can you expand to help you enjoy your life? Today meditate on the simple joys: a warm bath, reading a book to a sleepy toddler, or spending quality time with your family and friends. All of life contains bumps in the road such as losing your job or an unforeseen illness. But it is up to us to determine the quality of our lives. Remember, we don't always determine the distance, but we can determine the path. "
Wag, and the world wags with you. Howl, and they put you outside. ~ Lady and the Tramp
The secret of getting started is breaking
your complex, overwhelming tasks into
small manageable tasks, and then
starting on the first one."
- Mark Twain
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Some people come into our lives and quickly go;
Some people move our souls to dance; they awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom;
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
Friends share simple, ordinary times in our lives,
Moments that become memories that stay in our hearts forever
... And we will never, ever be the same.
Friendship is a strange thing ...
It is by chance we met, by choice we became friends;
We find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives,
things we don't even share with our families who raised us.
But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A fellow email junkie?
A shoulder to cry on? An ear to listen? A heart to feel?
A friend is ALL of these things and more;
No matter where we met, I call you "friend":
A word so small ... yet so large in feeling ... a word filled with emotion.
Once the package of friendship has been opened,
It can never be completely closed;
It is a constant book always waiting to be read ... and enjoyed.
We may have disagreements,
We may argue, we may concern one another ...
Friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all.
A part of me is put into my friends: some is my humor, some is my listening ear,
Some is real life experience, some is my romanticism, but with all, it is FRIENDSHIP ...
Thanks for making a difference in my life!
~ Author Unknown
Sometimes what we need to do is to take the road less traveled.
The Road Less Traveled
by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve
"There's only one way to succeed
in anything and that is
to give everything."
- Vince Lombardi
The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
decide what you want."
- Ben Stein
You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around andgive up. Figure out how to climbit,
go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan
Never worry about numbers.
Help one person at a time,
and always start with
the person nearest you."
- Mother Teresa
In a time of crisis we all have the potential to morph up to a new level and do things we never thought possible."
All things are difficult before they are easy."
Enjoy your day today; it’s the youngest you’ll ever be.
Whatever your cross, whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain,
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God's always ready, to answer your call
love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson
" Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.”
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!
There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley
Inspiration is the time between when you start to run,
And when you stop to catch your breath.
Its when you feel most broken and, a friend lends you a helping hand so that you can mend.
When you feel like you've failed too many times, yet you still try again. When you want nothing more but to throw something out of a window but you smile and say, "That's okay maybe next time." instead.
Those days when you just wish you could get a moments time to yourself-- then you remember all of the love and support you have from family and friends...
When you decide tomorrow will be better will be better but today wasn't so bad. When some random stranger smiles at you when your having a bad day...
"The only things that stands between a person and what they want in life, is the WILL TO TRY and the FAITH TO BELIEVE it is possible" - Author unknown
"A marathon is a race between two people – WHO YOU ARE and WHO YOU WILL BE" - Author unknown
"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." – Samuel Johnson
Be yourself; Everyone else is taken
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day began the task anew. --St. Francis de Sales
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
When You Can't Wait Any Longer
But There's No End In Sight
It's The Faith That Makes You Stronger
The Only Way You Get There
Is One Step At A Time
Take One Step At A Time
There's No Need To Rush
It's Like Learning To Fly
Or Falling In Love
It's Gonna Happen And It's
Supposed To Happen That We
Find The Reasons Why
One Step At A Time"
Okay one more borrowed song lyric
love the lyrics from David Cook's song (2008 American Idol). I'm inspired every time I hear it!:
"The Time of My Life"
I been waiting for my dreams to turn into something I could believe in
And I'm looking for the magic rainbow on the horizon I couldn't see it
Until I let go, gave in love, watched all the bitterness burn
Now I'm coming alive body and soul
Feeling my world start to turn
And I'll taste every moment and live it out loud
I know this is the time; this is the time to be
More than a name or face in the crowd
I know this is the time; this is the time of my life
The time of my life
Holding onto things and vanish them to the air left me in pieces
But now I'm rising from the ashes finding my wings
And all that I needed was there all along within my reach
As close as the beat of my heart
A mouth on the edge of forever ready to roar
Keeping my feet on the ground my arms open wide faces the sun
THIS WILL BE THE TIME OF MY LIFE!!!
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
- Church billboard in Kentucky
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins…not through strength but by perseverance." -- H. Jackson Brown
"So while this storm is breaking ,While there's light at the end of the tunnel ,Keep running towards it "
Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never." - Winston Churchill
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Member Since: 9/21/2008
Fitness Minutes: 247,384
Focused on healthy eating, exercising and making new choices at work.
3rd 5k run 39:11 12:38
fourth in my age group!
2nd 5K Shape Up RI 39:55 at a pace of 12:51
1st 5k run: 39:45.0 at a pace of 12:48