Monday, May 29, 2006
If there was no death, life would not be very precious.
Without loss, winning would not be the same.
I treat my decision to get healthy as a LIFE decision and treat loosing as an unacceptable option. I feel that if I loose in my objective for a healthy life, I will surely die.... in that my life would no longe be precious.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
I may never see tomorrow; there's no written guarantee,
And things that happened yesterday belong to history,
I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past, I have just the present moment, I must treat it as my last,
I must use this moment wisely for it soon will pass away, and be lost to me forever as part of yesterday,
I must exercise compassion, help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless, make an empty life complete,
The unkind things I do today may never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win may nevermore be won,
I may not have another chance on bended knee to pray, And thank God with humble heart for giving me this day.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
E--eating unhealthy is not wise
M--much society will tell us lies
O--open the eyes that we may see
T--true living healthy we can be
I--internal turmoil from time to time
O--one can live healthy, which aint a crime
N--never give up, we will win in time
A--all for one and one for all
L--learn to eat healthy and we will not fall.
E--express yourself in other ways
A--away with the Twinkies and Frito Lays
T--train ourselves daily to eat what is right
I--increase our exercises,though it may be a fright
N--never quit but keep on fighting
G--grace and peace to all who are uniting.
Together we can encourage each other in our fight to lose weight...And with the Lord's help--we will win in the end.
- Message Posted by: GRACE2WIN - 5/21/2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
from Words of Wisdom, Tracy (RainClouds)
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ...a church ...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ...I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
Friday, May 19, 2006
So as to save this for me to remember, I have posted this to my journal - a lesson for us all.....
After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand-lettered sign that read, " Daffodil Garden. We got out of the car and each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, we turned a corner of the path, and I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight. It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it down over the mountain peak and slopes.
The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns-great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, saffron, and butter yellow. Each different-coloured variety was planted as a group so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers. " But who has done this? "I asked Carolyn " It's just one woman, " Carolyn answered. " She lives on the property. That's her home. " Carolyn pointed to a well kept A-frame house that looked small and modest in the midst of all that glory.
We walked up to the house. On the patio, we saw a poster " Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking " was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. "50,000 bulbs, " it read The second answer was, " One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and very little brain. " The third answer was, " Began in 1958." There it was, The Daffodil Principle For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun-one bulb at a time to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Still, just planting one bulb at a time, year after year, had changed the world.
This unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of ineffable (indescribable) magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles celebration. That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time-often just one baby-step at a time-and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things.
We can change the world. "It makes me sad in a way, " I admitted to Carolyn. " What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years. Just think what I might have been able to achieve! My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. " Start tomorrow, " she said. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"
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