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Motivational share time: "What you must do"

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

What you have to do today is not a burden.
It is a blessing.

It is your opportunity to make a difference.
It is your opportunity to create value.

Because of what you must do today, you will learn and you will grow.
You'll strengthen your skills and have the chance to improve your effectiveness.

True fulfillment does not come from having things easy.
It will come when you positively and enthusiastically work through each challenge.

Be thankful for the work you must do, whatever it may be.
Choose to make that work a positive expression of the best of who you are.

Stand up, step forward and get busy.
Enjoy bringing to life the unique value that is yours to create.

-Unknown Author-

  
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BETTYAHE 2/16/2010 2:22PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

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IUHRYTR 2/9/2010 4:49PM

    Wise words. -- Lou

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PRAYDANCRUNLOVE 2/9/2010 11:18AM

    Beautiful-and just what I needed to hear.
Thank you.
Blessings and grace,
Chelle

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LINDA25427 2/9/2010 9:58AM

    Nice thanks for sharing .

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WALNUT5612 2/9/2010 9:44AM

    Excellent!

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TISSWEET 2/9/2010 9:40AM

    Thank you for the message!!

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JCL129 2/9/2010 9:28AM

    As women, we don't often get to do what we want, but we always do what we must. This reminds me to do it with excellence, and make a difference.

Thanks for sharing!

J.

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JAZZMINE 2/9/2010 9:27AM

    Thanks for the positive words!

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SSBG198011 2/9/2010 9:26AM

    I like that. That really motivated me to keep going on no matter what comes my way. Thanks for sharing.

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BEACHY_KEEN 2/9/2010 9:23AM

    I needed this today. Thank you!

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Cruise review

Monday, February 08, 2010

Just a quick wrapup so I can go back to work.

I totally enjoyed my cruise. Went with 3 ladies from my Women's Club. I was happy to make use of the fitness club on a cruise as I went every day and it was my first time using a club (other than those one-day trials). Enjoyed the machines but they kept closing off access to the track because the winds were very high. Kept up my water. Ate an abundance of fruit and lots of fish. Got my first head to toe massage, that was really spirit lifting.

Overall, it was a great treat to myself and I enjoyed it.

  
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BETTYAHE 2/16/2010 2:21PM

    Paula, I'm a little late catching up, but so glad you had a wonderful cruise! I did one with a girlfriend last year and had a blast. We also used the gym on the cruise and it helped keep us from gaining!

Love your cruise photo, too!

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BRENDAB49 2/11/2010 7:09AM

    Glad that you had a great time. What a way to spend a few days in the winter.
The picture is great....

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SATURN2002 2/9/2010 5:43AM

    I love crusing. Glad you took time off for yourself. emoticon

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NYARAMULA 2/9/2010 3:55AM

    Glad you had a good time. And isn't it wonderful to be able to keep up your workout even while on vacation?

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SUNBERRY76 2/8/2010 6:16PM

    Glad to hear you had a great time! :)

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IUHRYTR 2/8/2010 9:38AM

    Sounds like a delightful getaway. Glad you enjoyed it and stayed healthy. -- Lou

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TISSWEET 2/8/2010 9:29AM

    emoticon Glad you had a great time!

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HEALTHYTOSHA 2/8/2010 8:48AM

    Thanks for sharing your joy. I think I will take a cruise this year.

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WALNUT5612 2/8/2010 8:36AM

    wooHoo!!!

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CWYNN01 2/8/2010 8:09AM

    Glad you had a great time!!! I can't wait to go on my cruise! Glad to see you worked out while out on vacation!

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GRASSHOPPAHHH 2/8/2010 8:01AM

    It sounds wonderful, especially this time of year! Glad you enjoyed it.

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YAYAMEMA 2/8/2010 8:00AM

  Cruises look very nice. Glad you enjoyed yourself. I plan on taking one with family next year, I'm glad I have something to look forward to. I now no that you can eat healthy if you have to.

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Getting ready for my cruise!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Congratulations to all who received awards today!

Today I'm packing for my cruise! There, I said it! My Cruise! I am so excited!

Yesterday I read a Spark article about calories in drinks. 400 calories for my fav-long island ice tea! Now I'm prepared to make more informed choices. Thanks to SP for your wonderful articles!

My party plans to go to the dining room all 3 nights for dinner. At first I was disappointed but now I think it is better since the portions are smaller and I can make a more nutritious choice in my eating.

Now, I'm talking about drinks and eating - we all know that's not what cruising is all about (or is it?!) Hah. I promise to be good. Now. I said that too. I will have to be good - for myself!

Just had to share that, now back to my preparations.

Long island ice tea is not my friend. Long island ice tea is not my friend. etc, etc.

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TOYBURTON 2/5/2010 11:12PM

    AWWWWW I want to take another cruise sometime soon emoticon Have enough fun for all of us and we will see you when you get back Diva!

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LEAVES1026 2/3/2010 11:23PM

    Have a great time!!! emoticon

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LEAVES1026 2/3/2010 11:23PM

    Have a great time!!! emoticon

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DELITESUGA1 2/3/2010 9:36PM

    Enjoy your cruise. Relax and have enough fun for those of us that have to stay behind on land. :-)

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CWYNN01 2/3/2010 8:47PM

    emoticonHave a blast while away!! Eat good as you can b/c you don't want to throw your efforts out the window but have a BLAST!!!

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SUNBERRY76 2/3/2010 7:08PM

    Hope you have a great time on the cruise! emoticon

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TJSWAN3 2/3/2010 6:56PM

    You go have a good time and enjoy yourself! I'm sure you'll be just fine . . . have a drink and run around the ship!

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FERGSGIRL2 2/3/2010 6:09PM

    Girl, go and have fun! Relax, and forget your troubles!

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BIXIE23 2/3/2010 1:35PM

    Stick with it, but don't be afraid to enjoy yourself too! A cruise is not all about restricting yourself either. I'm sure you can find fun ways on the ship to add some extra exercise in while you're cruising too! Have a fabulous time :)

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TISSWEET 2/3/2010 12:36PM

    Have fun!!

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IUHRYTR 2/3/2010 11:20AM

    Enjoy the cruise. Keep to your program and bring back photos. :) -- Lou

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KEYTA165 2/3/2010 11:20AM

    Alright now! A cruise that is WONDERFUL one of the ten things I said that I want to try to do this year! Have fun be safe and know that whatever you decide will be the best choice! emoticon

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RAVEN227 2/3/2010 11:18AM

    Congrats, have fun on your cruise and enjoy!!!! emoticon

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WALNUT5612 2/3/2010 11:02AM

    WooHoo! Have a good time.

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Carry Great Joy

Friday, January 29, 2010



Carry great joy with you throughout this day.

Spread it everywhere you go.



The quickest, most accessible way to experience joy in this world is to give it to others.

Offer a sincere smile, a kind word, or a bit of assistance just because you can,

and see how incredibly good it makes you feel.



The better you feel, the more you'll get accomplished.

Express joy even though you have no specific reason,

and you'll discover that joy is its own best reason.



With no sense of guilt, with no embarrassment, be the joyful person you know you can be.

Give action and expression to the feeling of how truly fortunate you are to be living this day.



With joy as your constant companion, you can make a difference everywhere you go.

By focusing on the positive side, you make everything more positive.



Add more joy to life today.

And see how much brighter you can make your world.


-Unknown Author-

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SIRCATNIP1 2/2/2010 1:31PM

    Thanks for spreading the joy.

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LIL-VIXEN 1/29/2010 10:13PM

    Paula

That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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CWYNN01 1/29/2010 12:30PM

    Spreading some HAPPY JOY 2 YOU TODAY!!!

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XAVTAY 1/29/2010 10:40AM

    Love the blog! Thanks for sharing.
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BIXIE23 1/29/2010 9:41AM

    Great poem! Thanks for sharing :)

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THEQUEENBEE333 1/29/2010 9:27AM

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

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TISSWEET 1/29/2010 8:55AM

    emoticon I needed to read that this morning.

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WALNUT5612 1/29/2010 8:39AM

    Awesome blog

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My first 5K

Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010. My first 5K. It was mid 60 degrees in Orlando- beautiful weather. We walked at a nice brisk pace and talked. This was also my first meetup with any SparkPeople so another plus for me. I felt so refreshed after the walk, even knowing I had to go back and pull a 10-hour shift at work.

I will walk again, I will train to run. This is great. Here are a few of the SparkOrlando 5K participants that remained during picture taking:

That's me in the red and DH is taking the picture.



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MS2SHA 2/3/2010 9:43AM

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NICOLE9888 1/26/2010 10:16PM

    GREATTTTTTTT JOB....im proud of you!!!

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DOCTOR40 1/26/2010 1:26PM

    emoticon Great job!!!!

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    emoticonGreat job on your first 5k emoticon

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QUISSEY23 1/25/2010 9:28PM

    Great job on the 5K walk!!!

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CIERAPOET 1/25/2010 1:46PM

    You go girl!!! You are a blessing and a trooper!!! I know you will do it again. Keep on going forward and congratulations. You are an example of what perseverance can do. Many blessings to you.
Deb
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CARDIOBUNNY 1/25/2010 12:48PM

    Glad you came out Paula. Hope to see you again soon emoticon

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BIXIE23 1/25/2010 11:29AM

    Thanks for posting the picture! Hope to see you again soon :)

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DELITESUGA1 1/25/2010 11:27AM

    Proud of you. Truly awesome! :-)

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THEQUEENBEE333 1/25/2010 10:23AM

    Way to go! WOO HOO

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TISSWEET 1/25/2010 10:14AM

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WALNUT5612 1/25/2010 9:54AM

    You rock!!

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XAVTAY 1/25/2010 9:37AM

    This is emoticon! yes the weather was great here this weekend... I live in Polk County
Glad you were able to meet some fellow sparkfriends.
Blann

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JBMT08 1/25/2010 9:12AM

    That is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SPARKLE1908 1/25/2010 8:31AM

    You are doing great...keep it up!!!!

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PD4PD08 1/25/2010 8:03AM

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-PAULA 1/25/2010 7:41AM

    I will! Thank you!

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REBECCAGRACE23 1/25/2010 7:37AM

    GREAT JOB!!! Keep up the great work!!!

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