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New Challenge..

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Starting tomorrow and every Monday through September and October.. Wear Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Survivors and those who have gone before us and are still going through treatment.
Talk about it.. spread the word... Get those mammograms.. Get the Brac analysis blood test.
Do all you can to be a healthy you!!!
Thanks Inga...CHI-TOWNGIRL for bringing this to our attention. You are a true Inspiration..

Together We Can Get the Word Out!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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MLEE218 9/2/2009 12:02PM

    Thanks Donna, I will make a concious effort to do so. I hope that you are well.

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BELLACUDDLES 8/31/2009 9:34AM

    I'm dressed already, but will try to remmeber to do that!!! Have a marveous day, Donna! You are so worth it!


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MR.NET1 8/30/2009 3:52PM


For the reminder...
I was involved as a volonteer, on June 5th 2008, in the "Relay For Life."

And will be again, on September 6-9th, for the same event.

This time...
It will be extremely pleasant, cuz' I will be trainning dogs! emoticon

I suppose the officials thought I would be best in that field!? emoticon emoticon

No but seriously...
I will also prepare the installations and preps' for the welcomings and closures.
Hopin' 2 see Sparkers! emoticon
Paul emoticon

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BEVERLYJEANNE 8/30/2009 3:40PM

    Great idea! Thanks for posting in your blog.

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Just had to share a laugh

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just got this a few minutes ago..other pictures were attached but some a little bit inappropriate. Let us just say Maxine's sarcasm at its max..

Maxine's Love Life


I am seeing 5 gentlemen every day.
As soon as I wake up,
Will Power,
helps me get out of bed

Then I go to see john .

Then charlie Horse comes along,
& when he is here, he takes a lot of my time & attention.

When he leaves,
Arthur Ritis
shows up & stays the rest of the day.
He doesn't like to stay in one place very long,
so he takes me from joint to joint

After such a busy day, I'm really tired & glad
to go to bed With Ben Gay.
What a life! Oh, yes, I'm also flirting with
Al Zymer

and thinking of calling JACK DANIELS or
JOHNNY WALKER to come and keep me company.
now remember:
Life is short so have fun, think 'good thoughts' only, learn to laugh at yourself, and 'Count your blessings!!!!!!!

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DAISES2 8/31/2009 2:50AM

    very good i like a good laugh and that's just what you gave me emoticon emoticon

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DIVALICIOUS7 8/30/2009 3:13PM

    And "King George" he's scotch I LOOOOVE Maxine - kinda says it all Diva
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2009 2:57PM

    Donna, This is emoticon Thank you for sharing. You really had me emoticon and I needed that this afternoon. Sharing with everyone. I hope you are having a "Sparkling" Sunday!!
Blessings and hugs,

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SOPHIEMAE2007 8/30/2009 2:13PM

    emoticon emoticon

She forgot Jim Beam!!!

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CHRYS13 8/30/2009 2:10PM

    Cute....thanks for the smiles!

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SUEWOODARD1 8/30/2009 1:56PM


This is the story of my life.........ha-ha-ha

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5GIRLS1BOY 8/30/2009 1:37PM

  Pretty good...my aunt will love it!

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Have a Sparkling Saturday!! You Deserve It!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Way to often we seem to forget about us. The week has gone by fast and we have busy lives. Family, friends, Health, financial, employment issues to take care of. But what about US?? We forget so often..We count, You count and I count..
We are so busy we neglect the things we might need and forget what we have accomplished this week. Now is the day to say... Hey I need me time and need to Shake My Sparkle..even if it is a little bit.. It counts, you count, I count, we count... It is not easy changing our lifestyles, but we made the choice to do it. I think each and every one of us should be applauded.
Some have small amounts to lose, some of us have lots to lose. We took a stand for us..oh we can say we did it for this person or people in our lives...But in reality WE DID IT FOR OUR SELVES!!!
Yup we sure did..
So Ladies and Gentlemen... Shake Your SParkle and Let it Shine Bright.. No matter if we have a good weigh in or not so good. We still are giving it our best.
Remember Please give Your self a Sparkling Saturday because You Deserve It!!!

I create Today as a celebration of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Denis Waitley quote “To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”

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POOH_BEAR_69 8/30/2009 6:01PM

    What you say is so very true! So often we sacrifice ourselves to help others in our lives... Be it family or friends. It takes a long while to figure out that we won't be much good to them if there isn't any of "us" left. You are 100% right. We do have to take care of ourselves... Not only because we deserve it, but also so we can continue to help those around us.

Keep Sparklin' Friend!!!

Love and hugs,

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2009 3:03PM

    Donna, Way to go on another great blog. You are the best!! You are a unique, beautiful, and rare individual — the one and only you!
Continue to shake your sparkle...I know I am!! We really are doing it for ourselves.
Blessings and hugs, dear friend,

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BELLACUDDLES 8/29/2009 3:42PM

    That is so important.....me time. My DD drove home last night;DH's birthday today, and we took him out to lunch and after mass we're taking him out to dinner too. I had some me time after lunch....actually took a nap! it felt soooooooooo good!!!!

We deserve it!!!!

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CHRYS13 8/29/2009 1:16PM

    Oh, believe me, I'm shaking my sparkle and flying my "spark-flag"! emoticon
Thanks for your up-beat attitude!

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MR.NET1 8/29/2009 10:41AM

    "It's Funny How Words From A Friend Can Be Enlightenning" emoticon

I woke up this morning with nothing in mind but all of my chores. emoticon

I decided to "only read" the most important e-mails...
I have! emoticon

"Of course Family and Friends go first" emoticon

*After reading your SparkBlog...*
*My whole attitude changed!* emoticon
emoticonDonna, emoticon

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GRANNY1972 8/29/2009 8:29AM

    Great blog Donna! Thanks for sharing.

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GRAMTOTWO 8/29/2009 7:53AM

    Donna - Another great blog. My Sparkle sure needs some shaking! Thanks for the reminder.

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FLAME42 8/29/2009 12:45AM

    This is a great idea! Each of us has to take the time to make our own choices & enjoy them. I think I need to sparkle today, so do YOU! emoticon

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Sharing a great email

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thought I would share these today to continue on the path of gratitude and Support.. We are all here to get our lives on a Healthy track.. To find our own personal successes and lift out selves up. The best way is with the help of the Best Friend we could ever want.
No matter your Faith or Belief system... A good friend is always a Blessing. The ones we see and the ones we do not see. The ones we know personally and the ones that are put in our path for one reason or another.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
If some wonder what it has to do with weight loss... Well If we apply the principle of Support, inspiration and Motivation when the days are good and the days are Not so good. When We are so sad that we feel we are not doing well... A little pick me up is a welcome change.
When we feel we are tired of getting knocked down and to tired to get up and try again... or fall off the wagon... A little Heart Hug and helping hand is all part of the support system.. Encourage, motivate inspire and support...



You say: 'It's impossible'
God says: All things are possible
(Luke 18:27)

You say: 'I'm too tired'
God says: I will give you rest
(Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: 'Nobody really loves me'
God says: I love you
(John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )

You say: 'I can't go on'
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)

You say: 'I can't figure things out'
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)

You say: 'I can't do it'
God says: You can do all things
(Philippians 4:13)

You say: 'I'm not able'
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: 'It's not worth it'
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )

You say: 'I can't forgive myself'
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: 'I can't manage'
God says: I will supply all your needs
(Philippians 4:19)

You say: 'I'm afraid'
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
(II Timothy 1:7)

You say: 'I'm always worried and frustrated'
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)

You say: 'I'm not smart enough'
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: 'I feel all alone'
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:5)

The first sentence is pretty powerful!

God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.'

Father, God, bless all my friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their lives be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

Make it a wonderful day!!
Feel free to pass this on..

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2009 9:19AM

    Donna, Thank you once again for a wonderful blog. You are such a inspiration and a source of wonderful motivation to me. You always know what I need and I praise God for you and for Him for bringing me to your blogs just when I need them. I have copied this one and sent to several friends and put a copy on my refrigerator so that I might see it often.
Blessings and hugs dear friend,

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LESSOFMOORE 8/27/2009 9:43PM

    Another beautiful blog!

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CHRYS13 8/27/2009 7:31PM

    Thanks so much, Donna! This was wonderful....and such a great reminder that our ultimate encouragement and support comes from God.
Blessings to you always!

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BEVERLYJEANNE 8/27/2009 6:58PM

    That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it.

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BELLACUDDLES 8/27/2009 2:07PM

    Love it Donna!!!!!! emoticon

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GILLIANMASTERS 8/27/2009 12:07PM

    Thank you so much, for once again writing what I needed to hear. You are a blessing to me on this journey, and I am so glad brought me here and helped me to find you. I hope you realize how special and blessed you are.

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GRANNY1972 8/27/2009 11:58AM

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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FORMERTEACHER 8/27/2009 11:42AM

    Especially enjoyed the I SAY, GOD SAYS and Verse References! So true!

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TRICIA2250 8/27/2009 11:42AM

    What a wonderful encouragement this post is. We only see how things affect us, but God sees the whole picture. Even though we aren't as knowledgeable as we would want to be, we need to remember that the Almighty God knows all and and do anything and everything. Because of that, we need to always remember that the best friend we could have is watching over us and is willing to help us travel our journey to a healthier life if we but ask.

Thank you for sharing this!

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Just saying how I feel

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It was not my intention last weekend when I sent out a group email wishing everyone a happy and wonderful weekend and my feeling of being grateful for SP friends. All the help and support I have received throughout the week. I did not do it with the intent to upset so may with clogged mail boxes.
In my defense mine was clogged too.
My Dh always said I had a "Mary Poppins" outlook on life. I said it was ok. Then he warned me that "No good deed goes unpunished." I stood my ground and said Nope..
I guess I finally see it now.
So with that I say I am very sorry that, I don't even know who it was that started hit reply to all intentionally or by mistake. So I am taking responsibility and apologizing to one and all for the terrible saga of so much incoming mail.
Have a wonderful night all. I will say Thank you in advance for the continued support and wish everybody here and now an awesome week and Blessed weekend.
many hugs and apologies.

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BELLACUDDLES 8/26/2009 3:21PM

    Ya, Donna, I got a bunch too.......but I only emailed you on my reply. It is OK!!! If life was only that simple, right! Don't sweat the small stuff I say!


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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/26/2009 12:37AM

    Yes, that has happened to me also, I have had many replies from sparkers don't know how to reply or reply all, and I have sure seen the backlash from it, Just keep your chin up, nothing was your fault. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/25/2009 10:47PM

    Dearest Donna, Do not fret the small stuff...there are bigger problems in life than email and anyone that doesn't know how to delete needs to let one of us know and we will advise them. I am not being smart, that's just the way it is in the computer world. Sometimes people just don't pay attention and things just spiral out of control. You are always so supportive and encouraging to everyone...I can't imagine anyone getting upset about it...Delete...it's gone!! I read all the responses that came into my box and got quite a chuckle out of a couple of them, wondering if the person knew who all they sent their responses to. lol Keep those emails coming...they always lift my spirits and I get them just when I really need them. I thought you had ESP!!!
Know that I am here for you as I know you are here for me. I love you and just want the best for you. In this case, just move on and don't sweat the small stuff.
Blessings, love and hugs dear friend,
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BENTONHEALTHY 8/25/2009 9:26PM

    No problem. I know how to hit delete. Thank you for your good wishes.

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SHOES17 8/25/2009 9:19PM

    Always include me ..I love being included....clog away I will put draino on my list and take off something sweet or salty! Cheer up ...look how many people love you!!

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KATVHALE 8/25/2009 8:57PM

  We love you no matter what!!! I just stumbled on your blog and I am glad I did because I don't want you to feel bad or think we don't want to hear from you... I agree with all the other posts, this is a site of support and caring for one another. It was very humble of you to apologize and that only makes you the better person for stepping up and clearing the air.

Thank you for inspiring us to be better people when it comes to the treatment of others!! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 8/25/2009 8:38PM


I can't speak for anyone else, but as for me, "No apology needed." Keep Sparking! emoticon

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AMIRIA661 8/25/2009 8:29PM

    I hardly ever receive emails - would really like some from you. Have added you as a friend!


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POOH_BEAR_69 8/25/2009 8:24PM

    I can understand that people are busy and don't want their boxes filled up, but it's just as easy to hit the delete key... Especially if they don't know the other people who are replying to all.

Please don't fret, friend. You didn't mean any harm. I thought the email was nice when I received it, and I didn't mind all the emails. I actually read all of them even though I didn't reply. ;-)

Keep smiling!!! We love you!!!

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CHRYS13 8/25/2009 7:35PM

    Your kind support and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!

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RAIN470 8/25/2009 6:28PM

    I love your emails!!!!!!! You always have such kind words. I hope you don't stop. There has been a few times when I really needed the boost. Thanks so much for caring.

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BIGDAD1211 8/25/2009 6:21PM

    Well sometimes people don't like to be on group emails, but I am not one of them! I believe we are here to be supportive and if you want to send me an email or add me to reply all, then that is ok with me. If I feel I should not be apart of the email chain, then I will send you a quiet email telling you so. Don't feel bad, my friend. People have the right not to want to be on group emails. It happens but we move on!
Have a blessed and wonderful day!
In Jesus Name

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PICKIE98 8/25/2009 6:07PM

    MUst have missed that one, oh well, life is too short to be raggin' on stuff like that..

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