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I Believe: from my e-mail

Friday, February 04, 2011

I Believe ...
That just because two people argue, It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe ...
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I Believe ...
That no matter how good a friend is, she/he is going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive her/him for that.

I Believe ...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe ...
That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe ...
That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I Believe ...
That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe ...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe ...
That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe ...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe ...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe ...
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe ...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe ...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe ...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe ...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe ...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe ...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe ...
Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I Believe ...
That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe ...
That even when you think you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe ...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything they have.

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HAPPYWALKER 2/10/2011 8:55AM

    This is so beautiful with many great messages. Just what I needed to read today. Thank-you.

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GRACEANAQAH 2/6/2011 10:33AM

    Awww, this is a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing!

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MSBEAUTY711 2/5/2011 6:41PM

    That is beautiful!

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CHATERJOY 2/5/2011 9:34AM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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DEBBIE_C 2/4/2011 5:57PM

    I love this! emoticon

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SUNNYH99 2/4/2011 5:38PM

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

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    Simply beautiful!!! emoticon

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Where's the Fruit?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One of the reasons why so many Americans don't eat enough fruit is because it's hard to do. Two to three cups of fruit per day, which the Food Pyramid recommends, can be a challenge to some people, especially those who are hurried.

To complicate matters is the huge selection of foods "made with real fruit." Every body prefers real apples in their toaster pastry. Problem is, nutritionally speaking; fruit products are not whole fruit, or even mostly fruit. Some barely pass a piece of fruit on their way to being packaged. To see if you're getting real-fruit as claimed, take a look at the nutrition label and the ingredient list to see what you're actually getting in a piece of, say, strawberry fruit leather.

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WIFEALF 2/3/2011 6:31PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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JACQUISPAGE 2/3/2011 10:12AM

    totally love yoour blog, the pictures are right up my street!
you are right, and i thankyou for this and the info you post on my page.

way emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/31/2011 5:01PM

    I like the pictures. I agree whole heartedy! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 1/19/2011 10:50PM

    Actually it should say real fruit imitated and faked to look like real food. emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 1/19/2011 6:14PM

    Great reminder! emoticon Guilty as charged! I love "fruit" juice... emoticon

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JUDITH316 1/19/2011 4:49PM

    Good Blog, you have given us much Food for Thought...Thanks..

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's time to incorporate extra veggies and fruits into the diet for a good kick start for the New Year!

Don't worry about robbing yourself of protein; the fact is: most vegetables and fruits contain protein.
Eating the extra veggies and fruit will also increase your fiber intake naturally and if you incorporate legumes into your diet as well, you'll get way more protein per serving than if you ate a steak plus you'll get ample fiber also.

People always want to know how to get more fiber in their diets; it's easy; eat produce, not products.

Here's to wishing you all a veggie and fruity New Year full of Happiness and Health!

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WIFEALF 2/3/2011 6:32PM

    Looks so yummy!

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MZLADY77 1/26/2011 7:28PM

    Fruits and veggies looks good! yum!

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SUNNYH99 1/19/2011 9:33PM

    Great blog! Plant-based eating! Yay!

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MPALMER15 1/18/2011 12:47PM

    emoticon Every one of these foods looks yummy to me!

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HALLALUYAH 1/13/2011 4:14PM

    Thanks Honeybee.....I had prunes and blueberries for breakfast this morning....Not bad at all.
Love,Luyah emoticon

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    Can you believe I have some coworkers that HATE fruits and veggies!!! A good portion of them only eat processed stuff!

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NIELSENSLADY 1/5/2011 11:34AM

    I miss being able to eat apples and bananas!

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SUNNYH99 12/30/2010 11:28AM

    Thanks for the awesome pictures and cool reminder to eat our fruits and veggies! Today for breakfast I made my green smoothie with spinach, banana, green apple, carrot juice, flaxseed meal, and water. Yummy and healthy. I am grateful to be a vegan, flourishing on my plant-based diet. Happy New Year!

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/29/2010 10:59PM

    Yuuuuummmmm! Those raspberries look wonderful!

May your New Year be great.


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NELLIEC 12/29/2010 5:38PM

    Yep, fruits and veggies are great for us!

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DEBBIE_C 12/29/2010 5:18PM

    emoticon Thanks for the great information and reminder! Happy New Year to you... emoticon

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MSBEAUTY711 12/29/2010 4:51PM

    Happy New Year. I wish you health, wealth, happiness, and success!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Holiday potlucks are coming up and there will be more goodies there than you can shake a stick at, or (even in your wildest dreams) eat!

I'll share my plan that I use for just such occasions.

First is mindset. If I go to a potluck thinking...

"I wish I didn't have to go and be exposed to all that food" Then I'm not going to have very much fun and I probably won't be much fun to be around, and I'm not about to be 'the wet blanket'.

My solution: Since our brains believe every thing we tell it anyway...I just tell it (my brain) I'm not so hungry that I'd rather eat than visit, I'd rather visit.
And that's what I go for and what I do.

I deliberately try to go through the line last (maybe the biggest temptations will be gone by then anyway) and when I get there I deliberately fill my plate with vegetables (no salad for me, thanks, whoever said salad was social food! There's nothing graceful or appetizing about watching some one trying to eat a salad and talk!) and I love the fresh fruit platters! I stay away from the dessert and meat parts of the tables because that's usually where the highest calorie and more fattening foods are.

I try to make it a point to speak to everyone at the gathering. That keeps me pretty busy and I don't spend as much time eating. It's actually hard to eat and talk at the same time.

If someone asks me if I tried the _____(fill in the blank) I say, "I'll have to get it next round" (even though I know there won't be another time around) that way I don't hurt anyone's feelings, and I don't sound like I'm 'dieting' because frankly, nobody wants to hear that at a potluck.

If I bring something low cal/carb/low fat. I don't say it's diet, I say, "I'm trying out a new recipe on you, let me know what you think".

To me, potlucks are a time to gather with and visit with friends and family...not a time to fret over food. I'm not staying home just because of food! That would be pretty selfish of me. My food issues are not at potlucks; my real food issues are when I'm at home.

Potlucks? Bring 'em on!

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MZLADY77 1/26/2011 7:30PM

    Great blog! emoticon

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HALLALUYAH 12/27/2010 6:35PM

    "That veggie tray looks good"
Love,Luyah emoticon

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/23/2010 10:07PM

    Great plan, I will have to try it.


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DEBBIE_C 12/23/2010 5:43PM

    emoticon Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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AMBERHENLEY 12/23/2010 4:13PM

    Great blog! I feel the same way about potlucks. I don't want to miss out on the fun just because I can't eat most of the food. I make a healthy dish that I can eat and choose from the fruit and veggie platters. You CAN be healthy and enjoy a good potluck!

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BBGOOGIN 12/23/2010 12:51PM

    This is great advice! I do this, too, and I totally agree that the holidays are for putting people first instead of about the food. It's really about priorities, isn't it? I don't really feel like I missed out on anything when people are my highest priority.
~Susan emoticon

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MPALMER15 12/23/2010 12:15PM

    This is great! I never thought to handle things this way. Thanks for sharing. There are some true nuggets of wisdom in this blog!

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

I got this off my email, but it pretty much sums up an ordinary day for me...

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of soda I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the soda aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The soda is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the soda,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye - they need water.

I put the soda on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers...

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed

the bills aren't paid

there is a warm can of soda sitting on the counter

the flowers don't have enough water ,

there is still only 1 check in my check book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it and find out more about it on the Internet...
but first I'll check my e-mail...

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HALLALUYAH 9/1/2010 6:47PM

    Well, I started out yesterday finishing a purse design and as I sat at the machine I realized that I needed some elastic.... so I headed for the kitchen drawer and that's when I got sidetracked by a few dishes that needed putting away..... as I was finishing that task I noticed my favorite coffee cup....it say's "Got Caffeine ?" on it then I realized that I hadn't had any coffee yet so I headed toward the coffee maker to get that party started....lol. Not long after that I found myself painting and redecorating the entryway to my sons bedroom. "Oh yeah" I'd better mention that it is his wife's room too..... and I am just visiting. God bless you.
Love, Luyah emoticon

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WIFEALF 7/10/2010 7:35PM

    heheheheheh,thanks for sharing!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/10/2010 2:48PM

    Sounds normal to me!
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DEBBIE_C 6/23/2010 3:34PM

    emoticon Good one!

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WEITMARE 6/15/2010 4:32PM

    Thanks for the laugh, just like me and my mom.. must be genetic ;)

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TABBYARTS 6/14/2010 6:35PM

    OMG That's ME!

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SHERRY822 6/12/2010 9:14PM

    OMG ! ! That is so great !

I was actually heading to enter my nutrition when I stopped to search my Sparkpage, to see if anybody visited me today, but no one had come, so I went back to my start page when I realized I hadn't spun the wheel today, so I went there, and spun the wheel, then I remembered, I didn't check my friend feed today. so I went there and I saw your blog, and so here I am. Now what was it that I came to do, again?

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MPALMER15 6/12/2010 6:01PM

    Lol! I'm only 38 and already have this condition. I call it "Mommy Brain" and blame it all on my children. emoticon

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