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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."

Mark Twain

"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."

Mark Twain

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Member Since: 2/20/2010

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My Goals:
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.

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
I'm from the Midwest, married with two children, two cats, and four goldfish.

Hobbies: Family, gardening, canning, reading, fishing, camping, remodeling, knitting

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Favorite Books:

The Good Earth
Grapes of Wrath

Favorite poet: Robert Frost
Favorite sport: Swimming

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1/25/2015 9:51:46 PM

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When you dance to your own rhythm,
Life taps its toes to your beat.
~Terri Guillemets

Have a wonderful week!

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1/24/2015 11:34:12 PM

This is the wonder: that of all the days of the year, the most important one is the everyday.

The everydays that are the most days of the year. These, the most days of our lives.

I think about these everydays that have me taking sun-dried sheets in off the line

or shoveling snow, these are the important days.

Everydays when I trip over excited little dogs

and the laundry mounts into its very own range and I finally think of something to make for dinner

when the head's weary tired and a wonderful aroma fills the air. All this.

This is the sacred everyday.
I can miss it. How holy the moments are.
How do we find ways to somehow live awake to the astonishing, ordinary wonder of all this?
How do we find ways to somehow live so that everyday is consecrated?

We must find ways.
For the ways we live our everydays is the way we live our lives.

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
Let the whole world know what He has done.
Psalm 105:1

This is my Sunday sermon. Have a great week!

*I just took my last baggie full of rhubarb out of the freezer today to make sauce for breakfast tomorrow!! All your cooking sounds wonderful. We had a huge 'citrus sale' at the IGA last weekend and wished I had thought of extra for marmalade!

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1/23/2015 2:26:08 AM

It is 0C (-1C this morning) here today... for me this is ccccold! emoticon emoticon

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1/22/2015 9:54:29 PM

I'm originally from central and southern IL. However, relatives mostly in Wisconsin and Indiana. Are you in North Dakota? I have a cousin in Fargo...if he'd claim me? LOL ooh put in a plug for FRS Industries, Al Frisinger. pssst, I'm Gail Smith. Auntie Ann's daughter.

Thank you for the stationery bike!! I jut happened to get myself a little bike that you move the arms with at the same time-$15 a mo LOL, so it looks like I'll be that robot. Good luck to the kids. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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1/22/2015 6:53:19 PM

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"Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually,you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
-Stephen Cherniske
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The warm chinook winds are making it seem like spring! Icy but great to be back outside for walks!

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