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Wonderful Poem to Share

Friday, October 16, 2009

By Author Unknown

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!

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BONARAE3 10/27/2009 3:26PM

    Thank you for words of inspiration and motivation. Beautiful.


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SHIITAKE 10/19/2009 8:18PM


This is a wonderful poem, Donna ! Thank you so much for sharing it with us all !!

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BELLACUDDLES 10/19/2009 5:27PM

    Amen and I love it!!! You are so talented!!!


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WILLOW49 10/17/2009 11:52AM

    Thanks for sharing...what a wonderful poem! emoticon

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GRAMTOTWO 10/17/2009 7:30AM

    Donna - Thank you for sharing. This poem holds so much truth.

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IF-SO-GIRL 10/16/2009 11:58PM

    I loved that. Thanks for sharing with us. IT's so true isn't it? Right now I feel like I am in my comfort zone and I am afraid to step out.

Long story!!!!!!!

That poem may have been written for me....lol!!! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/16/2009 8:44PM

    Donna, again another wonderful poem and a great blog. Thank you for sharing my dear friend.
Blessings and hugs are being airlifted straight to you.
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POOH_BEAR_69 10/16/2009 8:28PM

    Great poem... Inspirational and one I've never seen or heard before!!!

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GRANNY1972 10/16/2009 7:53PM

    Loved the poem!! Thanks for sharing!

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CHRYS13 10/16/2009 7:48PM

    Wonderful poem. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Winning Combination

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We are all striving to find a balance in our daily lives. We juggle this and that, who or what comes first second or third. Sometimes we forget where we fit in the plan. Twenty four hours and when do we sleep, when do we have me time when do we....
You know the routine. Then there is our SP time. The time we really need to take care of us.. To do the things we have committed ourselves to to be who we want to be.. Healthy and Happy and feeling good about our selves.
I know this week has been an obstacle course for me.. Ups and downs and playing catch up. I lost momentum and balance. Then I stopped everything else and read my SP mail, saw wonderful comments, goodies and words that comforted me and supported me. I like to call it Heart Hugs as you know.
I thank you all so much. then I said wait...
I said what can I do...
Do what I think I do best is to write.
So here it is..
When you take Passion + Commitment, combine the two you get Success
The two things that We SParklers have so much of since we all joined.

I went hunting for a few quotes that would fulfill the combination really well.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.
Have a super and wonderful weekend and remember... You Are The Stars and Your Sparkle lights the way for others!!!


Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” ~Tom Robbins quotes

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”~ Unknown

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality.” ~James Womack

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”~Mae West

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.~Zig Ziglar

Commitment in the face of conflict produces character.~unknown

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
~Peter F. Drucker


“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”~unknown

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
~Mitch Albom

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SHIITAKE 10/19/2009 8:20PM


This is an absolutely wonderful blog, Donna ! emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 10/16/2009 1:19AM

    Amen, sister!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/15/2009 9:12PM

    Donna, Thank you so much for this great blog. You are absolutely right on!!! This one really touched me: “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.”~unknown
Blessings and hugs to you my sweet friend!!!

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LESSOFMOORE 10/15/2009 9:01PM

    You're right, Donna!

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ETAGGEL 10/15/2009 8:15PM

    This is all too true!


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Just Me...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It is just me..No long winded blog.. just me glad to be fully back on line. Being off line made me put a lot of things in order in my mind.
I felt a sense of loss not being in communication with SP and getting my support, inspiration and motivation. DH was ill and Thank God better and back to his old self. He has lost 36.5 pounds. Me I am still the same no loss no gain and I am grateful. even off line I wrote all my plan down and then transposed them to SP.
On top of it all this is like Deja Vu being back in FL. and this is the week of my BC surgery 6 years ago. So many memories flooding back that I didn't expect. Thrown by it a little. I pat myself on the back for not Emotional Eating.
So this is where I am at. So please understand that I have not gotten around to Thank all who left me wishes and comments and read my blog and along with the goodies Gave me Giant Heart Hugs!!
I am humbled with gratitude and SP who along with my God has given me a renewed dedication to be a better me.
OOps and of course my DDH who found SP for us.
Wishing you all a Blessed and great week. Please always remember You Are The Stars.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.
-- Unknown.

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WATERBABY4 10/17/2009 3:21PM

    My day isn't the same when I don't hear from Donna. I'm glad you are back and glad to hear your hubby is better.You are doing well. Emotional eating is so difficult to deal with. I am proud of you Cheryl

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2BFREE2LIVE 10/15/2009 3:03AM

    Wonderful to see you back. We have missed you, glad Hubby is doing good and your spirits are high again. Hang in there the pounds will come off. So enjoy your time with Hubby and try not to worry. Have a good journey. Sandy

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SHIITAKE 10/15/2009 2:56AM


Glad you are officially back here with all of us on Spark, and glad that your DH is feeling
much better ! Love the motivating poem ! Congrats on being a 6 yr BC survivor....God must
have many more plans for you in this lifetime ! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 10/14/2009 9:12PM

    Donna, it's good to see you again. I missed you. I'm glad to hear that DH is better.

Your friend,

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/14/2009 11:01AM

    Donna, you are such a blessing to everyone on SP. Praise God that you are a 6 year bc survivor...God has other plans for you. May He continue to bless you. Kudos and hugs on getting everything fixed and being back on Spark People...you have definitely been missed. Welcome back!!!
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Blessings and hugs,

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MR.NET1 10/14/2009 3:17AM

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*One for every day of the week*
If I'm absent, they are reusable, twice! emoticon
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ETAGGEL 10/13/2009 11:10PM

    Hi Donna, well you should congratulate yourself on not eating emotionally. well done!
Just take care, the weight will come off
God Bless


PS. Thanks for the poem, I enjoyed reading it

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BENTONHEALTHY 10/13/2009 10:29PM

    I am glad you are back and that your hubby is better. Congratulations on no emotional eating. That is quite an accomplishment. What a lovely motivational poem.

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GRAMMYSKIDS58 10/13/2009 8:26PM

    Congrats on being a 6 yr survivor!! I have also had that happen to me... I guess it is our way of finally dealing with it... when you are going through treatment you don't really have time to. You are just busy trying to get through your surgeries, chemo, rads, or whatever other treatments you had to endure. I am glad your hubby is feeling better and you are both on your way to a healthier YOU!

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Positive Thoughts

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Love is not one person,one relationship. Love is a quality that can be present in everything you do,everything you think,everything you believe,everything you are.~ Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get. ~Frank A. Clark

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. ~ Jacqueline Winspear

Praise the bridge that carried you over.~George Colman

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.~Robert Quillen

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. ~Epictetus
Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Valuing what you can learn from your own experiences,nothing is ever wasted.You learn from everything when your eyes and heart and mind are open.Sometimes it's the unwelcome experiences that have most to teach you~unknown

Know that you are perfect. Do not think any negative thoughts about you.

Know that you are worthy and deserving of anything and everything you could possibly want in your life.

Focus on the wonderful things in every person. Look for only those things.
Hope you all have a wonderful day and know I am grateful to each of you for all you do on SP to encourage, motivate and Support!!!
You Are The Stars!!!

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CAROLEMP17 10/13/2009 6:54PM

  Donna, you never cease to inspire me and make me think with your blogs! Thank YOU!

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RASCALSMOMMA 10/12/2009 10:41PM

    Donna Your blog has so many positives to share! I'd like to take one of the 86,400 seconds I have today to say how much i loved it and to thank you for it! Hugs from Laurie

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BELLACUDDLES 10/12/2009 5:33PM

    Good one Donna........no negativity here! Only Positive!!!!!!


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SMILINGEYES2 10/12/2009 5:18PM

    Donna, Thank you so much for sharing these sayings. It is amazing how much truth they hold. Hope you have a great week. Linda

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SHIITAKE 10/12/2009 4:36PM


Thanks for all your wonderful quotes ! You always come up with some great ones...ones that make you think ! emoticon

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MRSAKINS2005 10/12/2009 7:21AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. Sometimes, I do need a great postive thought thrown in my face.....I had a bad weekend. So this is helping me a great deal.

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POOH_BEAR_69 10/11/2009 10:54PM

    Wonderful as always! I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend...



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SAVINGHANNAH 10/11/2009 5:44PM

    Great! thanks for sharing, you always inspire me!!!

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STEVENTS 10/11/2009 4:20PM

  Thanks for a great bunch of inspirational quotes.

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WENPLUSKEN 10/11/2009 4:16PM

  Very thoughtful. Thank you for the time you put into finding all of these quotes.
I always enjoy positive thoughts shared.
Thanks again.
And God bless.

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DONGR8NCHARNC 10/11/2009 4:14PM



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Just a quick Funny

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Stopping to share a good laugh I heard today.

Wishing all a Happy and Sparkling Day!!

Defense Attorney:

Will you please state your age?

Little Old
Lady: I am 86 years old.
Defense Attorney:
Will you tell us, in your own words, what happened the night of April 1st?

Little Old
There I was, sitting there in my swing on my front porch on a
spring evening, when a young man comes creeping up on the porch
and sat down beside me..
Defense Attorney:
Did you know him?
Little Old Lady:
No, but he sure was friendly.
Defense Attorney:
What happened after he sat down?

Little Old Lady:
He started to rub my thigh.
Defense Attorney:
Did you stop him?

Little Old Lady:
No, I didn't stop him.

Defense Attorney:
Why not?

Little Old Lady:
It felt good. Nobody had done that
since my Albert died some 30 years
Defense Attorney:
What happened next?

Little Old Lady:
He began to rub my breasts.
Defense Attorney:
Did you stop him then?
Little Old Lady:

No, I did not stop him
Defense Attorney:
Why not?

Little Old Lady:
His rubbing made me feel all alive and excited. I
haven't felt that good
in years!
Defense Attorney:
happened next?

Little Old Lady:
Well, by then, I was feeling so
'spicy' that I just laid down and told
him 'Take me, young man. Take me

Defense Attorney:
Did he take you?

Little Old
Hell, no! He just yelled, 'April Fool!

And that's when I shot him, the little

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MR.NET1 10/9/2009 12:50AM

I wonder "where" she shot the "little thing"? emoticon

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SHIITAKE 10/8/2009 11:05PM


Too funny ! emoticon

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ETAGGEL 10/8/2009 7:06PM

    Very funny!


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