June 2007

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A Lovely Day
by Synthia LaFontaine

If they planned a special day of beauty
A magical date with charm
I’d show up extra early
Without prodding or alarm

I’d awaken hearing music
Serenading as I rose
Enjoying rhythmic beating
While gingerly choosing clothes

I’d see only love and affection
In my loved ones’ shining eyes
I’d smile at each word spoken
Whether praise or news or lies

Every minute of the schedule
For this enchanted day
Would be full of inspiration
Everything would seem to go my way

And if there was a second
That wasn’t going magnificently
I’d just find a way to enjoy it
Knowing great things soon would be

And as the dusk crept in slowly
Gratitude would swell my heart
For this precious life experience
That was golden from the start

Because I’d chosen to sense each detail
In the most pleasing way
That I could possibly imagine
So I could have a lovely day

There is a perfect reason
For making that wise choice
That’s delivered to me often
As I recall my mother’s voice
When she told me how to live life
With her final living breath
“Love each second like it’s your last
So regret won’t plague your death…”

If a bomb destroyed this place
As you fret about your life
Would you regret complaining
About your troubles and your strife?
Wouldn’t you wish to be exhausted
By the traffic and the bustle…
To be irked by rainy cloudbursts…
Even annoyed by a salesman’s hustle?

Wouldn’t you want a few more minutes
If only to see dirty buildings glare
Over stinky piles of garbage
As homeless people stare?

Wouldn’t you beg for one more chance
To feel anything at all
Even those rough and sticky patches
That trip you up and make you fall?

You know you’d ask for more time
You’d promise to not complain
Whether life was filled with pleasure
Or full of problems and great pain

You’d swear you’d stop the thinking
That causes you to believe
That anything is awful
And avow to always perceive

The beauty in each person
The aroma that’s so sweet
Of knowing life is way too short
Not something one can repeat

Oh if only every doctor
Would call every patient in
Tell them life is over
And tomorrow would be the end

And let us walk out vowing
To cherish each moment before we go
Spreading love and kindness broadly
Because of what we know

Oh, the call would come the next day
Explaining how he erred
But imagine how the world would change…
If we had all felt that scared…

Why not decide each day is lovely
No matter what and come what may
Why not be grateful to be alive
For one more lovely day?

So take those rosy glasses
See everything with love
When you think there is some bad
Think how it would look from above
Then you’ll live the finest life
It will always seem so grand
You’ll have nothing to regret
When God takes up your hand.

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To lose 50 pounds, to become as fit as possible, and develop habitual routines of eating and exercising wisely and well.

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Try to eat 1 pound of fresh, raw vegetables every day, no sugar, no dairy, no animal fat, no red meat, no flour, lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, water and tea.

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It has been eight long years of double and triple duty working to survive this mid-life start over move to Naples, FL, from Fort Worth, TX, and the battle is not yet won, but the worst is over, and it is definitely time to become more holistic in approach to quality of life and the rtue meaning of happiness: love, joy, freedom, security, faith, prosperity, and enjoying life with loved ones and friends in paradise while feeling and looking good!

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    greetings to sparkpeople... so happy to meet you!!! blessings emoticon emoticon
    3435 days ago
    Hi and welcome to Spark People! Welcome to Pandora's Box - it's a great group; I'm learning so much about myself, about others, about life.

    I'd also like to invite you to join Living A Vegan Lifestyle team. Very warm hearted group - we're learning together while having fun.

    Your poetry is wonderful. I enjoyed it. Many blessings to you on your journey.

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    3435 days ago
  • v SMAREE123
    Welcome to the Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties Spark Team! We are happy to have you aboard!
    3436 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    I know you can do this if you DON'T QUIT. We Baby Boomers need to care for our health NOW, so it is great that you are here and working on that goal. Don't quit.

    You are so pretty!!

    I'm reading "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. on stopping emotional eating. He has a web site at He was head of psychology at UCLA Medical Center. He says we can all lose weight, but 95% of us gain it back because of stress. I want to stop that cycle this time. emoticon (this looks like Jake from The Blues Brothers!)
    3437 days ago
    Hi and welcome to sparkpeople I pray your weight loss journey be easy and stress free!! I have a group you can join called The Transformers. We are a new team so it doesnt have a lot of members. With this group you will get encouragement to keep going on your weight loss. We can all pump each other up to lose this weight. So come join this group and you can post whenever you want to. Plus having a group behind you will make things much easier!! emoticon
    3437 days ago
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