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Is today your present?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Have you truly ever thought about this saying? I have extensively. Sometimes we look so forward to the future or reminisce about our past so much we truly miss today.

Our society is such a hurried one. I'm always reminded of the saying "Give my patience Lord, but hurry." Are you like that? Can you taste something so bad that you want it to be here so quickly that you may miss everything that led up to it? I have time and time again.

As I have gotten older (can that really happen? emoticon ) I have learned to appreciate every little second of my day. I no longer take for granted the time I spend with my family, the laughter shared or the tears we cry. It still means we are together in one-way, shape or form.

Don't get me wrong, I like to look forward to events as well as the next person, but it's not all about what lies ahead in my future anymore but about the present day I am having because the good Lord blessed me with this day so I need to make the best of it, right?

So is today your present as well or are you thinking so much about future events you are missing today completely?

Leave Yesterday Alone, (ITíS GONE)©

For all the things I know now
of all the thing youíve drawn,
I need to let go, I know I do
Leave Yesterday Alone,

I can never change what used to be
Todayís a brand new dawn,
I need to let go, I know I will
Leave Yesterday Alone,

If you were meant to be in my life
I would not have been your pawn,
I need to let go, you werenít meant to be
Leave Yesterday Alone,

I count my blessings, one by one
With each day Lord that youíve drawn,
As I let go, your will be done
Leaving Yesterday Alone,

Donna G Fowler©

Happy living in the present Friday emoticon Donna

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/11/2014 2:58PM

    emoticon Yes today is a present and I'm thankful for each and every one of them because God gave me this day. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 7/11/2014 12:38PM

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/11/2014 9:40AM

    Important points to remember

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TIMEHASCOME56 7/11/2014 7:03AM


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DMEYER4 7/11/2014 6:25AM

  this is awesome. food for thought. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful today

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What is your bad mood buster?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WooHoo..the spark tracker is working once more emoticon

This morning while surfing through the Spark Articles I ran across the following one: Bad Mood Busters: 35 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Mood. If you haven't had a chance to read through these you should. I have placed the link below for your convenience.


It is always nice to get someone else's perspective on what breaks their bad mood. I'm rarely in a bad mood but when I am watch out emoticon. I'm normally a happy-go-lucky kinda gal and not much bothers me. I'm sure it was the way I was raised, plus the fact that I'm spiritually in-tune with myself.

But...when I am in a bad mood I write. No, I don't journal, but I write poetry or songs. It releases whatever I'm thinking about, plus there is always a way to reflect back at another time for the just-in-case it every happens again scenario.

So what do you do to bust your bad mood? We can't eliminate all of our emotions so we need to listen to them and not just brush them under a rug.

My final thought today is:

Have a safe and happy filled Wednesday. ~ Donna

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    Reading the Word!

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CIROHIO 7/10/2014 11:27AM

    I am usually pretty up beat, happy and positive, but when I have an off day listening to music and dancing helps me! Go article and awesome ideas!

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LACEYKYLE 7/9/2014 5:43PM

    I don't have too many bad mood days. I just ride them out. Donna is right about the article. It has some great options for getting rid of a bad mood.

Comment edited on: 7/9/2014 5:48:17 PM

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Does anyone else have a "routine" in Spark People?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

By this I mean when getting on SP do you have a certain order that you go in when viewing articles or gathering those SP Points?

First thing I do is read all of the articles that come to me via my email. After those articles are read it do my actual Spark Spin emoticon. If I haven't accumulated enough points to get my bonus spin emoticon, I continue to read articles until I do.

After the bonus spin I answer those darn trivia questions. Some are pretty easy while others are not.

Then it's on to documenting my food for the day and what I will be doing exercising (then I do my exercising after so I don't forget, prolong it or procrastinate my way out of it).

Exercise done emoticon emoticon emoticon . Now I'm off to see what else I can do to accumulate at least 100 points a day.

Ah yes.....Those SparkAmericia extra team points. Do ya find yerself hollering at the monitor.. 50 points! 50 points!? I do.. lol.. poor Mike got woke up again emoticon

That just about does my routine for getting on Spark People every morning. Fun! Fun! Fun!

Have a Happy Tuesday everyone ~ Donna

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/8/2014 8:51AM

    I do have a routine but sometimes I like to vary it, so it stays fresh.

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LUCYVT 7/8/2014 6:17AM

    I try try & keep a routine but sometimes I get side tracked

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DMEYER4 7/8/2014 5:58AM

  I do the same routine as you but I do the message board first. Have a great day and keep up the good work

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Aunty Acid on Exercise

Monday, July 07, 2014

Just for kicks:

You can view more of auntyacid on facebook at:

On another note:

This weekend with the band was awesome. We had a great time and I got to see many people who had followed our band previously. It was so much fun and I haven't had fun like that in awhile. My knee did pretty good considering I was standing more than usual. And I only had to take one pain killer so that was pretty good as well. It took the edge off.

If you are on facebook and would like an invite to our site or you can look us up as Klassic Kountry. And I'll add ya if you want to follow us.

Have a great Monday everyone

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MCJOYFUL 7/7/2014 11:29AM

    Love the clapping one! Thanks for sharing!

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Friday, July 04, 2014

Guess this says it all.

Is anyone else having trouble with their Spark Activity tracking today? Mine is continuing to stay on red and will not turn green.

Have a blessed Fourth of July. Please remember what today is really supposed to be about.

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RHOOK20047 7/4/2014 12:44PM

    I agree 100% This is the land of the free, let us remember that and appreciate it!

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-BLESSINGS- 7/4/2014 9:27AM

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~Happy Independence Day~

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LOVELESMILLS 7/4/2014 8:58AM

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LUCYVT 7/4/2014 8:58AM

    Happy 4th of July!

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EVIE4NOW 7/4/2014 8:49AM

  Happy 4th of July to you too.

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