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Saturday, January 09, 2010

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another
human being. We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.-Albert Schweitzer

Have a wonderful day! emoticon

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CRAVINSUCCESS 1/10/2010 12:09AM

  Well said! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 1/9/2010 9:13PM

    Sparks kindle Fires ! emoticon

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LADYSUNBEAM 1/9/2010 6:11PM

    emoticonSo true, Sabrina thank you for sharing that... I needed that today!


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BARBARAROSE54 1/9/2010 3:18PM


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DJS-DEBBIE 1/9/2010 12:45PM

    Wonderful, Bre! Spark definitely rekindles my inner fire.

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MRSLEENY 1/9/2010 8:30AM

    Very true. My husband gave me the will to rekindle my spirit again. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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FLASUN 1/9/2010 8:26AM

    You always "rekindle the inner spirit" to everyone here on Spark!!! Love ya! Janice

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    Ah, yes! So true!
Have a great day!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/9/2010 7:39AM

    Spark People REALLY kindle my spirit. How about you?

Thanks Bre

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    Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!!

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Good Night!

Friday, January 08, 2010

I didn't stress over food today. Way to go SELF! Now I'm going to bed. Have a good night everyone! May your sleep be undisturbed as I'm hoping mine will be. emoticon

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    Hope you get a good nights sleep. Have a wonderful weekend too.

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LADYSUNBEAM 1/8/2010 11:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Nighty nite!


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EMSSBEARS 1/8/2010 10:50PM

    Good night hope you have pleasant dreams and way to go on your food today. I am proud of you.

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DARA52 1/8/2010 10:48PM

    Good night friend!

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Daily Meditation.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Living Life Fully

What we are talking about is learning to live in the present moment,
in the now. When you aren't distracted by your own negative
thinking, when you don't allow yourself to get lost in moments that
are gone or yet to come, you are left with this moment. This
moment--now--truly is the only moment you have. It is beautiful
and special. Life is simply a series of such moments to be experienced one right after another. If you attend to the moment
you are in and stay connected to your soul and remain happy,
you will find that your heart is filled with positive feelings.-Sydney Banks

Today's Meditation:

Right now. It's the only moment in the history of the world over which we have any sort of control over our thoughts, actions, or feelings. We can't control what happened even thirty seconds ago, and we can't control what's going to happen in ten minutes, but right now we can make decisions that will help to determine what our future's like, and that may make amends for past mistakes or build on past successes and achievements.

A few seconds ago, you decided to read this passage. You read the quotation above, probably, and then started on this passage. Now you're deciding whether to continue or not. Each moment of our life is like this: we decide to initiate or continue actions--or inaction--based on what we think is best for ourselves and others. We may get so caught up in what we're doing that we don't even notice the wonder of this moment--the sounds, the sights, the feelings--and that's a shame. This moment doesn't consist just of what we're doing; it also consist of what we're being, and how we're being it.

"If you attend to the moment you're in. . . ." These are powerful words, and that attention is something that takes practice. This moment is now, and it never shall come again. Feel it, live it, breathe it, and let it be a great contributor to who you are. Sometimes you may lose the moment due to certain tasks that occupy us for extended periods of time, but even then we can be attentive to the tasks, to their contributions to our lives and who we are, and to the fact that we're involved in something that probably will serve other people in necessary ways.

Some of my greatest moments have been those when I've stopped doing whatever I was doing just to be. I stand in silence and listen. I look at everything around me, no matter where I am, and consider how it's a part of who I am. I feel whatever's closest to me. I listen to my breathing. And all this helps to remind me that there's much more to life than what I'm doing at the moment, and much more to me than just the person who's involved in the task.
Questions to consider:

How easy is it for you to notice all that's around you? Can you do it all of the time? Most of the time?

How much do you lose when you don't pay attention to the present moment? Will you ever get it back again?

For further thought:

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star
in our hand. . . and melting like a snowflake.
Let us use it before it is too late.-Marie Beynon Ray

Have a beautiful day! emoticon~Sabrina

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/6/2010 3:57PM

    You are so RIGHT ON!

Happy New Year, Happy New You!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/5/2010 10:39AM

    What great advice, Bre!

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BARBARAROSE54 1/5/2010 10:36AM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing. Gives me alot to think about.

you have a beautiful day

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

When I saw this, I just had to share it.

M ake short term goals
O ut with the negative thoughts
T hink of why you want it
I magine how you will feel
V isualize the future you
A cknowledge your successes
T reat yourself with respect
I nvestigate new ideas and foods
O bserve your healthy lifestyle
N ever give up and never give in
S upport one another

Have A Great Evening!

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EWYLIE12 1/4/2010 8:15AM

    Love it!

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BARBARAROSE54 1/3/2010 10:04PM

    emoticon motivation, thanks for sharing

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1807MOJO 1/3/2010 5:49PM

    Thank you so much for sharing, I really like that!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/3/2010 5:31PM

    That is just perfect for us!

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A Thought To Consider.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.
It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we
transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult--once we
truly know and accept it--then life is no longer difficult. Because
once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.-M. Scott Peck

This is going to be a good year. And yes, there will be many difficulties in it, for you and for me. Accept that fact, and the hardships will be fewer and less intense. Acceptance of difficulties allows us to relate to them in a much different way, just as acceptance of a person allows us to relate to that person in a much more positive manner.

Sometimes things which at the moment may be perceived as
obstacles--and actually be obstacles, difficulties, or drawbacks--can
in the long run result in some good end which would not have
occurred if it had not been for the obstacle.-Steve Allen

Have A Happy NEW Year!

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CELEST 1/7/2010 8:27AM

    How true. When we look back on 2009 and see the "issues" we allowed to side track in retrospect they don't look worthy of our lack of success.
So roll on 2010 to new dieting maturity which will in turn assist us in making better choices
I've had a great start...hope you have too.

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/1/2010 7:53AM

    Wonderful blog, Bre!

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