I will lift up mine eyes......
Loving the weather that is a bit cooler. The days seem a bit slower. It is time to segue into a different rhythm, count our many blessings, enjoy our home, travel a bit and just be.
I'm currently participating in the BLC as a LOVELY LIME! I've been working to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to disappear into busyness without taking any time to savor life.
I've lost weight with TOPS, SparkPeople, my SparkFriends, and the LIMES but I'm not yet where I need to be. I love the support that I get from all my Sparkfriends and teams, but I have to say that to have a 28 member team that is consistently supportive of each member and have the participation, caring and sharing that we have on the LIMES is a rare and beautiful thing.
I enjoy the Sparkpeople 30-day challenges too; I'm now repeating some of my special favorites.
Basically I'm just not quitting! I'm still trying to live mindfully and to be as healthy as possible.
Long Term Goal: To be a very healthy, very old woman, surrounded by great-grandchildren and still living independently and enjoying my life. I want to be as healthy as I can be at age "almost seventy". I want to lose weight to a goal my doctor has set for me.
Eat Wisely! Live fully in each day! Show Love and Kindness! Trust! Pray!
I grew up in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota for one year. Returned to college when I was 44 and graduated - now that felt good. I live in Ohio now. My husband was stationed here for his last Air Force assignment and we stayed in the area when he retired from the Air Force. I've retired as of January 1, 2011!!. I've met the goal of getting back to quilting finally. Two small projects completed recently. It keeps my hands too busy for food. I also love reading, spending time with friends, and traveling occasionally.
My Mantra - Believe in Miracles. Forgive everyone. Life is not fair, but it is good. My Other Mantra: What doesn't kill you just doesn't kill you! And we all should read this: "If every morning, You can find a reason to say, Yes, it's going to be a beautiful day. And every day, you find a reason to say, Yes, it is a beautiful day. And every night, you find a reason to say, Yes, it was a beautiful day. Then one day, You'll look back and easily say, Yes...it was a beautiful life."~ ~ Doe Zantamata ~ ~
Secrets of Success
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There is never enough time to do everything.
But there is always enough time
to do the most important thing.
So find enough time to do the most important thing to you
5 hours ago
Most of us try to avoid hills, but what's so good about flat?
Think about it..flat tires, flat hair, flat returns, and -the ultimate-flat-lining.
Life happens on the hills. They're opportunities to prove yourself that
you're stronger than you ever imagined. If you never attempt the climb,
you will never know the the thrill of swooshing down the other side.
Have a Fabulous, Fantastic, Friday!
1 day ago
Saw you over on the NoS team. Glad to have you there with us!
1 day ago
The truth is.. we hide because we want to be found.
We walk away to see who will follow.
We cry to see who will wipe away the tears,
and we let our hearts get broken to see who will come and fix them.
2 days ago
I live by this credo:
Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness.
Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something
to laugh about if you try hard enough.
~ Red Skelton ~
Look around, smile, laugh, and have a Happy Day!!
3 days ago