Enjoying live music at a Benefit concert for Vietnam Veterans.
Alex, my African Gray Timnah and friend.
Hello Sparkles! I'm an earthy, southern woman with a good sense of humor, who loves nature, animals, trees, crystals, the paranormal & I'm into natural healing & natural remedies when at all possible. I Love Wolves, angels, faeries & I'm very open minded. I love organic gardening & growing herbs. I'm an Author & Writer, writing about love, peace, life & never giving up. I've had a lot of health problems for a long time, so exercising has not been easy for me. I came here a couple of years ago, ...
Hello Sparkles! I'm an earthy, southern woman with a good sense of humor, who loves nature, animals, trees, crystals, the paranormal & I'm into natural healing & natural remedies when at all possible. I Love Wolves, angels, faeries & I'm very open minded. I love organic gardening & growing herbs. I'm an Author & Writer, writing about love, peace, life & never giving up. I've had a lot of health problems for a long time, so exercising has not been easy for me. I came here a couple of years ago, but I didn't really have any support at home or around me, so I didn't do much here. I'm back & serious about losing weight, feeling better, being healthier & much happier. I look forward to finding a few friends here & helping each other on this journey! Blessings~
My goals are to become healthier, have less physical pain and lose weight to help with the two! I want to be able to breathe better, have less "baggage" to carry around and to "lighten" up!
I'm changing my eating habits, what I eat, when I eat and my living habits! I'm working with my doctor on what the best program is for me and have told her about SparkPeople and she thinks this is a great program!
I was born in Louisville Kentucky, but my family moved to Virginia when I was a year old. I love living in the country, being around nature and where its quiet. I'm on Facebook under this same name, so look me up sometime! :)
One of my favorite quotes is...
"The task ahead of you is never as great as the Power within you!"
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
Success is a Choice
"Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
1178 days ago
"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
Big things are built one brick at a time.
Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
1263 days ago
“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
1279 days ago
Thank you all so much for the wonderful, positive, uplifting messages!! I love you all and appreciate you! (((hugs)))
1298 days ago
"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
1298 days ago