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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Found this and it reminded me of Sparkpeople and all we can achieve with Hope, Courage, Determination and friendship. Feel fee to share it if you like.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

What hope means

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day

Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough
hope is seeking more when others think u had enough

What hope means

Hope is dreaming of tomorrow
Hope is simmering under sorrow

Hope is sparkles when tears in our eyes
Hope is a beautiful thing & beautiful things never dies

What hope means

Hope is as light as a feather
Hope keeps all of us together

Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost
hope is the last thing ever lost.....

~Vineet Bansal

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POOH_BEAR_69 1/24/2010 8:13PM

    Wonderful words of wisdom!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/24/2010 3:33PM

    Donna, Thank you for sharing this great poem with us. Hope is one thing that makes life worth living and exploring!!! You are a great inspiration for me!!
Blessings and hugs, my friend,

BTW: Hope is what feeds our spark and keeps us moving...

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SHIITAKE 1/23/2010 8:02PM


This is a beautiful poem, Donna......it certainly does remind us of SP; for without hope, it
would be truly hard to reach our goals ! Thanks for sharing with us ! emoticon

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GRANNY1972 1/23/2010 7:19PM

    Wonderful poem! Thanks so much for sharing.

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FREDDY1232 1/23/2010 7:16PM

    That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.. emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/23/2010 6:31PM

    Great poem, Donna :) Thanks so much for sharing with us!


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PJSTIME 1/23/2010 5:17PM

    Donna thanks so much for sharing this with us. It does sound like our spark friends and program. We all have hope when we help each other and believe. pJ

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Sharing some Blessings.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Count your blessings.
Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Og Mandino

May your days be many and your troubles be few.
May all God's blessings descend upon you.
May peace be within you may your heart be strong.
May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam.
Irish Blessing

Kind words are such a blessing to the needful, if one but knew the pleasure that they bring.
John McLeod

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
Author Unknown,

When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
C.S. Lewis

The Victor
Poet: C.W. Longenecker
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you donít
If you like to win but think you canít,
Itís almost a cinch you wonít.

If you think youíll lose, youíre lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellowís will
Itís all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.
Youíve got to think high to rise.
Youíve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.

Lifeís battles donít always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

ďMay God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.Ē
Irish Blessings

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GRANNY1972 1/19/2010 5:25PM

    Wonderful blog Donna!! Beautiful quotes!!

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SAVINGHANNAH 1/19/2010 4:19PM

    Very good, thanks for sharing.

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SHIRLEYAMES 1/18/2010 2:54PM

    Dradish, thank you for such a wonderful blog.

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WILLOW49 1/13/2010 8:55PM

    What a wonderful blog; thank you my friend :)


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SHIITAKE 1/13/2010 2:33PM


A wonderful group of quotes, Donna ! It's like a breath of fresh air, my friend ! emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/13/2010 12:33PM

Such a cool glass of water on my parched throat...


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FREDDY1232 1/13/2010 12:22PM

    Thank you for such a inspirational blog

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PJSTIME 1/13/2010 11:59AM

    Thank you for all these kind words and quotes. PJ

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Food for thought. Enjoy...

Monday, January 11, 2010

To achieve great things you have first to believe it.-Arsene Wenger

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary
Because it means you've made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessing.
~ Anonymous

This above all, to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare

Play with life, laugh with life, dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life, knowing that lifeís only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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WATERBABY4 1/12/2010 7:14PM

    A good reminder for all of us

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SHIRLEYAMES 1/12/2010 6:25PM

    This is so true!!!
I really appreciate your sharing this with us.

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PJSTIME 1/12/2010 1:39PM

    Count our blessing and be thankful everyday. There is always something to be thankful for even when things aren't always going as we think they should. PJ

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SHIITAKE 1/12/2010 12:52PM


emoticonDonna ! We should be thankful every day, and count all our blessings, right ?

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WILLOW49 1/11/2010 8:02PM

    One of my goals for this year is to count my blessings each and every day! Great blog, Donna :)

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LESSOFMOORE 1/11/2010 7:52PM

    You are a great blogger, Donna!

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SMILINGEYES2 1/11/2010 6:00PM

    What a wonderful post. Sometimes rather than complain, we need to look for the blessings in what we have recieved. Linda

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LINDAKAY228 1/11/2010 3:34PM

    That's a great blog! There is a Christian song I really like I heard several years ago and have downloaded (legally) that talks about thanks for all the times that God said no and all the doors that closed and other things because in the end there was something better a different direction. Sometimes what we think we have to have is not really what is good for us after all.

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FREDDY1232 1/11/2010 2:40PM

    Thanks for the blog. It was to me very inspiring. emoticon

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TLHAGEN 1/11/2010 1:57PM

    Great quote! I needed this today!

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An Email To Good Not to Share

Saturday, January 09, 2010


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and
is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its
ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is
that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a
run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit,
it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner
for life in a small jail with no top.


The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.


In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem! Just look up.

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!

Live simply, love generously , care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.


Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

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POOH_BEAR_69 1/10/2010 10:34PM

    This is beautiful!!! I didn't know the facts at the top, but I have heard the quote before. It is absolutely accurate!! Thanks so much for sharing this precious bit of wisdom.

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SUGARPUNK52 1/10/2010 2:48AM

  Thanks for sharing! A friend of mine sent this to me a long time ago.Thanks for the reminder.

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BELLACUDDLES 1/10/2010 2:41AM

    fun read!! faith...ain't it great!!!!


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GRANNY1972 1/9/2010 5:19PM

    Fantastic blog! Thanks for sharing!

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SUNNYH99 1/9/2010 4:32PM

    This is a powerful little essay, Donna, and worth sharing. And I will. Hope you have a day filled with satisfying moments.
Love, Sunny

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SHIITAKE 1/9/2010 3:55PM


This one is great, Donna ! Thanks for sharing it !!!

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ANGELLACOLE 1/9/2010 12:22PM

    Wonderful analogy! Thanks for sharing!

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SAVINGHANNAH 1/9/2010 12:09PM

    Great, thanks for sharing!!

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DRADISCH 1/9/2010 11:51AM

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments and feedback. When I read this email, I needed to hear it too. Something inside side of me said it is to far reaching and really needed to be shared.
Have a wonderful and heart hug day all.

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WILLOW49 1/9/2010 11:30AM

    Thanks for this! Just what I needed today!


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PINK-SOLDIER 1/9/2010 10:40AM

    You don't know how much I needed this today my friend, HUGE HUGS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonInga

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    Wow--I'm saving this one! Thanks!

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MSWEEZER 1/9/2010 7:39AM

    Oh so true. Thanks for sharing and the reminder. I will remember to look up when I'm feeling trapped indeed.

Have a lovely day!

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    A lesson in nature of WHY
Faith Looks Up! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/9/2010 2:36AM

    AWESOME!!! The picture of the child...faith...looking up is breath taking!! emoticon emoticon
Blessings and hugs,
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    I'm speachless... emoticon emoticon

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Sharing a great find for Inspiration.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

When I need inspiration and finding things to read during my Me time, I came across an interesting website. Wonderful quotes of inspiration and meditation. I obtained permission from the creator to share some of the quotes and the link.
I have bookmarked it for myself. Hope you like it as much as I did.
Have a wonderful and inspiring day.

Loving myself
has been such a challenge.
~ © Alison Stormwolf

I cried out in the pain
of my dark night for mercy.
He told me, "Love yourself."
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Never let another's estimation of you stick.
People (being human) will denigrate or uplift you falsely.
No, look into your own eyes
and see the trust The Creator has placed in you.
Then go about your day
with awareness and thanksgiving.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

To realise the love we hold,
is like finding hidden treasure.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

If self acceptance is very difficult,
see the needy child within.
F or we all carry our children
locked safely away.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Jealousy finds a way to attack your greatness.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

I care not what the world thinks
as long as He accepts me.
What greater confirmation
could I ask?
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

To allow others to be your yardstick
will keep you enslaved all your life.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

You were not created to cower
under the disapproval of others.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

Let your light shine.
Only you can carry it.
~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

© 2006-2009 Soul Awakening - all rights reserved

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LINDAKAY228 1/9/2010 9:41AM

    Thanks for sharing some wonderful quotes! Love the picture at the end too.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/9/2010 2:37AM

    Love the quotes, Donna!!! Thank you so much for sharing. You always know how to make my day!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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CHRYS13 1/5/2010 9:43PM

    Thanks for sharing! It's appreciated!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/5/2010 9:07PM

    Donna, thanks for sharing!

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WILLOW49 1/5/2010 7:33PM

    These are great! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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BASKETLADY6 1/5/2010 3:42PM

    These are great for inspirations. Thanks so much!

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BASKETLADY6 1/5/2010 3:41PM

    These are great for inspirations. Thanks so much!

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BELLACUDDLES 1/5/2010 3:13PM

    Loved it, Donna........have a wonderful day on this 5th day of 2010!!!!!


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SMILINGEYES2 1/5/2010 2:42PM

    You find the best treasure troves. Thanks for sharing with us.

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GODDESS07 1/5/2010 12:54PM

    These are wonderful. thanks!

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SHIITAKE 1/5/2010 12:51PM

All these quotes are so inspiring, Donna ! Thank you for finding this wonderful website, and
sharing it with all your SP friends !

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