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Poem. I refused to be Discouraged

Friday, November 27, 2009

~I refuse to be Discouraged~ unknown

I refuse to be discouraged,
To be sad, or to cry;
I refuse to be downhearted,
and here's the reason why:

I have a God who's mighty,
Who's sovereign and supreme;
I have a God who loves me,
and I am on His team.

He is all-wise and powerful.
Jesus is His name;
Though everything is changeable,
My God remains the same.

My God knows all that's happening;
Beginning to the end;
His presence is my comfort;
He is my dearest Friend.

When sickness comes to weaken me,
To bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God;
Into His arms I go.

When circumstances threaten
to rob me of my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast,
Where all my strivings cease.

When my heart melts within me,
and weakness takes control;
He gathers me into His arms,
He soothes my heart and soul.

The great "I AM" is with me.
My life is in His hand;
The "Son of the Lord" is my hope,
It's in His strength I stand.

I refuse to be defeated,
My eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me,
as through this life I trod.

I'm looking past all my circumstances,
To Heaven's throne above;
My prayers have reached the heart of God
I'm resting in His love.

I give God thanks in everything.
My eyes are on His face;
The battle's His, the victory mine;
He'll help me win the race.

Happy Holiday weekend!! May your Sparkles Shime Bright for the Stars that you are!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHRYS13 11/30/2009 10:49PM

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank-you!

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CHARLIESANGEL10 11/29/2009 11:19PM

    Wonderful--thank you so much for that.

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LESSOFMOORE 11/29/2009 2:40PM

    A lovely poem. Thanks, Donna.

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SHIITAKE 11/28/2009 12:53AM


Such a beautiful poem, Donna ! Thank you for sharing it !!! emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 11/27/2009 10:30PM

    This was really thought provoking. It is easy to be happy when things go well but like the crowd following Moses in the wilderness, it is more difficult when the going is tough to praise God.

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POOH_BEAR_69 11/27/2009 8:11PM

    This was beautiful! Thanks so much for always having extras.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/27/2009 4:34PM

    Donna, Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem. How true it is!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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SHIRLEYAMES 11/27/2009 4:20PM

    Thank you Donna, for sharing this poem with us. It touched my heart, and it is so true.
In Him

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BELLACUDDLES 11/27/2009 3:00PM

    Oh, Donna....that was great!!!!!! emoticon

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MARYMAC45 11/27/2009 12:18PM

    I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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GLASSYJEN 11/27/2009 12:04PM

  What an awesome poem...thanks for sharing!!

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DONNYE2008 11/27/2009 11:54AM

    What a lovely poem!
Thank you for posting it.

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Just me..

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When things get to much.... Listen to this

Know you are not alone.. This will pick up your spirits..
Heat Hugs

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much.
For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation,
our neighbors build their philosophy of life.
- A. J. Cronin

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WILLOW49 11/25/2009 1:30AM

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/24/2009 5:15PM

    Dearest Donna, Absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing.
Blessings and hugs,

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BELLACUDDLES 11/24/2009 3:11PM

    That was really nice!!!!!! God bless!!


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SMILINGEYES2 11/24/2009 2:02PM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us. Spark helps reaffirm ourselves with the support of others. Have a blessed day my friend. Linda

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PINK-SOLDIER 11/24/2009 12:58PM

    Breath-taking! emoticon emoticonInga

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SHIITAKE 11/24/2009 11:00AM


Absolutely beautiful, Donna ! emoticonso much for sharing it !!!!

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SAVINGHANNAH 11/24/2009 10:27AM

    So Beautiful, thanks for sharing, Friend.

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GRANNY1972 11/24/2009 7:08AM

    I have 2 of Il Divo's Cd's and this song is on one of them. I love it!!

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Giving Thanks

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sometimes we all take things for granted & do our own thing. in some cases it is good ,others not so. Not being my old upbeat self.. I have had time to reflect. too much time. I miss not feeling well enough to keep up with all I did on SP. Missing the camaraderie & support. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Just feeling Good.
With Thanks giving so soon upon us.. For all of you not celebrating Thanksgiving..This is still for all of you too.
I am Thankful to each and every one of you.. for giving me support, encouragement, goodies, laughs, prayers, hugs, well wishes and your wonderful gifts that make you all so special. Sharing your inner thought & feelings..Good times and bad.. And reaching out to all who need comfort..
Thank You SP for bringing us all together and Happy Thanksgiving to You All & Yours.
I hope to be back in full swing soon.. Then Like a bad dream I will be back LOL
Got to keep my sense of humor..;)
I read these poems an quotes and they were very thought provoking. I wanted to share them with you.
Heart Hugs Always

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

Iím Thankful for You

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
letís be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
Iím thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!
By Joanna Fuchs

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POOH_BEAR_69 11/23/2009 5:56PM

    What a wonderful blog for Thanksgiving... We do have much to be thankful and grateful for. I am SO glad that I have gotten to know you and can share your Spark Journey with you... Many hugs and blessings are being sent your way on the Thanksgiving holiday.

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SHIITAKE 11/22/2009 11:35PM


Yes.... we should all try to find more things to be thankful for in our lives. This time of the
year, we are made more aware of that fact. What a great blog ! I hope that you are feeling
better soon, so you can enjoy the holiday with your DH ! Get well soon, my friend !!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/22/2009 11:12PM

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful blog. Hope this week and Thanksgiving finds you feeling much better!! May you and Jack be blessed!!
Blessings, love and hugs,

I have missed you dear friend!
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LESSOFMOORE 11/22/2009 9:01PM

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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TACOTA 11/22/2009 6:49PM

    It can always be worse! Gratitude is a wonderful thing! Thanks for sharing!

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MARYMAC45 11/22/2009 2:55PM

    Very nice blog. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

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SMILINGEYES2 11/22/2009 1:46PM

    emoticon Great sentiments. Thank you for sharing with us.

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FREDDY1232 11/22/2009 12:32PM

    This was a beautiful blog..Thank You.

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FITKAT2010 11/22/2009 12:09PM

    The best thanks you can give your SparkFamily and teams is to be on your program and make progress.

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please read Credit given to author

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I received this comment & am sharing it at of respect & gratitude. Please read. We all know somebody writes them.. Since we all enjoyed Law of the Garbage Truck.. I included the Author's website link.
I have already edited my original post to give the author credit.

Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Dawn, and I work with David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truckô. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on Davidís blog, http://davidjpollay.typepad.com/david_j_po
llay/lawofthegarbagetruck.html. It would mean a lot to us if you would let people know that David is the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck.

You can also find out more information about The Law of the Garbage Truck on www.thelawofthegarbagetruck.com. Make sure to check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!ô Pledge: www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. Itís pretty cool.

Thanks again!


dawn@themomentumproject.com www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/16/2009 5:05PM

    Thanks for posting Donna. I too signed up for the newsletter. I may just have to get the book also. This is really interesting!!
Blessings and hugs,

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POOH_BEAR_69 11/15/2009 11:27AM

    Very cool! How neat that they commented you... I clicked through to the website and signed up for the newsletter. I can't wait to see what type of product they put out. Hopefully, it's motivational/inspirational!

Thanks for sharing!

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LESSOFMOORE 11/12/2009 9:43PM

    Thanks for posting!

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SHIITAKE 11/12/2009 5:42PM


Very interesting, Donna ! emoticon

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DARKSAPPHYRE 11/12/2009 10:47AM

    Thanks so much for this link! This is encouragement!

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Has anybody seen this?

Saturday, November 07, 2009

On the news this morning they showed this website.
Weight loss mirror. You upload a current photo and mark off how much weigh you want to lose and it shows a projected photo of what you will look like.
I did and it was amazing when I hit 92 pounds off. Seems like a great visualization tool.
I wanted to share this.

Have a super day..

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SHIRLEYAMES 11/15/2009 3:45PM

    That sounds really cool. I'm going to go there and try it out, but first I wanted to say how sorry I am that you aren't completely over your bug. I hope you feel better real soon.

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SUNSHYNE4FUN 11/10/2009 3:51PM

  Wow.........that is kind of cool!! So maybe my future doesn't look so bad after all. Thanks for sharing with us! If only it was that quick and easy to drop the weight for real!!!!

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BELLACUDDLES 11/10/2009 10:40AM

    That is sooooooo cool!!!


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/9/2009 12:02AM

    emoticonDonna, for sharing this!! Can't wait to get to goal and still be looking good!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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POOH_BEAR_69 11/8/2009 11:48PM

    That was really neat! Thanks so much for sharing with everyone!

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IF-SO-GIRL 11/8/2009 4:09PM

    Cool.....I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see how mine turns out.

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DRADISCH 11/8/2009 1:22PM

    Thanks everybody. Glad you enjoyed this. Dh wants to change pictures & try. Says he still has a double chin. I guess it does go a lot by what the picture is.
I watched my hips & shoulders go down. Now I need to really get on the ball. Good motivation tool.
Wishing you all a Happy & Blessed day.
& Many Thanks

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RO2LOOSE 11/8/2009 7:34AM

    well that was interesting! Thanks for a peek into the future;o)

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    ...and I still have a double chin! emoticon
Maybe if I had a different photo... emoticon

I guess I'll just have to wait and see!
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CHRYS13 11/7/2009 11:06PM


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BLAQUELORELEI 11/7/2009 10:42PM

  Thanks for posting this

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LESSOFMOORE 11/7/2009 8:25PM

    Graet tool, Donna. Thanks for sharing.

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SHIITAKE 11/7/2009 5:22PM


I'm going to try it, Donna ! Thanks for sharing !!!!

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KAROUSELL46 11/7/2009 2:37PM

    Sounds fun. I'll give it a try..

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DANLIN60 11/7/2009 2:23PM

    This is a really cool tool, I really liked it.

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SMILINGEYES2 11/7/2009 1:26PM

    I do not have a photo with me today but plan to try it. Sounds like a great tool.

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RENA1965 11/7/2009 12:18PM

    Using real before and photos through this journey is alot better, especially when lossing alot of weight.. If you don't give your brain a real picture figure distortion sets in and if you look different than these phoney photos- again figure distortion and huge disappointment can rock motivation to keep at it..
If you see real improvements, your brain can keep up and not play games accepting when to stop..

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MARYMAC45 11/7/2009 11:44AM

    What a great idea. I will try it out. Thanks for posting.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 11/7/2009 11:35AM

    I tried it but I still had a huge tummy but everything else went skinny, Am I just doomed or what, looked like I was still pregnant at 140 pounds

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SOFEDUPP 11/7/2009 11:28AM

    Sounds interesting...I will give it a try.

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PATTIPOSSIBLE 11/7/2009 10:40AM

  That sounds cool - I will try it!

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NEED2GETFIT09 11/7/2009 10:29AM

    Interesting, I going to see what I'll look like when I meet my goal. Could be a great motivator, thanks and good luck on your journey. emoticon

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SLOOPY7036 11/7/2009 10:10AM

    Thanks for sharing....I am going to give it a try.

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