Eagle where we go camping
North Dakota Badlands
North Dakota Sunflower Field
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"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Live like it's heaven on earth."
I want to be healthy and happy and live a long life. I hope I can make a positive difference in this world and in the lives of others even if it's only in small ways.
I will be thankful and positive. I will look for the silver lining. I will do what I can to help myself, my family, friends, and others.
I'm from the Midwest, married with two children, two cats, and four goldfish.
Hobbies: Family, gardening, canning, reading, fishing, camping, remodeling, knitting
The Good Earth
Grapes of Wrath
Favorite poet: Robert Frost
Favorite sport: Swimming
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| October SparkPoints: 5
in colors bold
the leaves of red
along my route
to guide me.
over hill and dale.
Just stopping by, wishing you a nice Sunday
8 days ago
Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
12 days ago
Come , little leaves " said the wind one day .
Come down to the meadow to play
Put on your dresses of red and gold
For the summer is past
And the days grow cold .
Dancing and leaping
The leaves went along
Until the winter called them
To end this sweet song
Soon fast asleep
In their earthy beds
The snow lays a cover over their heads .
We got 6 inches of snow and just lazy light powder coming down tonight.
Sore from shoveling the walks but don't think it will last too long!
I built a snowman and made 3 snow angels in the front lawn!! So glad I had the mittens and boots within easy reach!
13 days ago
This was copied from one of my Spark People Pal's blog. SPARKL3SUSAN posted it about how unhealthy venting and complaining are from a website...weorganizeu.com/shocking-consequ
ences-complaining-grumbling-killing. Thought it was a great goal for the upcoming week and wanted to share it with you. If it doesn't post, just go to the website weorganizeu.com!
Strategies to Cut the Complaining Habit
Track how often you complain. Awareness is the first step towards change.
If you catch yourself whining, add the word ‘but’ and find something positive about the situation. For example, “There is so much traffic, but I’m grateful I’m driving a comfortable car and listening to my favorite tunes”.
If you notice you are saying “I have to…” or “I should…” change it to “I get to…” You’ll feel more empowered and positive.
Complaining without moving towards a solution can make us feel victimized and powerless. Make a direct request for action to resolve the problem. For example, “Its cold in here, so could you please turn up the heat”.
Journal about what’s bothering you so you can gain a better understanding and come up with possible solutions.
Instead of complaining about a bad experience, ask what the lesson is and use it as an opportunity to grow.
Spend more time with people who uplift you and less time with chronic complainers – because complaining is contagious.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, but the less you complain, the more you’ll find to appreciate and be grateful for – and the happier and more peaceful you will feel.
14 days ago
Put on those gloves and make it a day to fight for those October goals!
✶ Inspire yourself by inspiring others! Support a Spark friend today! ✶
15 days ago