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Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

Saturday, February 20, 2010

This was the commencement address given by Winston Churchill during World War II. Feb-ru-weary is a time when people give up on their New Years resolutions. The weather sucks the initial excitement is gone and the boredom has set in.

In a 1968 movie entitled "Grand Prix", Jean Pierre Sarte, one of the racers is talking to a journalist and he says that when he sees a wreck on the race course, he pushes down his accelerator because he knows the other drivers are slowing down for the wreck. During February, when everyone else is lifting their foot off the gas pedal and coasting for while, push down your accelerator and move forward.

  
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PICKIE98 2/22/2010 4:48PM

    Vrooom!! Yee-ha!

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CHARITY_DAWN 2/20/2010 10:22AM

    Honestly have always loved the quotes by Sir Winston Churchill. He is one of those people that if I had the chance to go back in time I'd love to just sit and talk to him. Excellent title to your blog and you are right...Never Give Up...I for one am planning on make 2010 my year to "Spark"el

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Embrace Your Obstacles!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward.
Bruce Jenner, American Olympian

  
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DSQUARE22 2/19/2010 1:11AM

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Only by "embracing our obstacles" -really knowing who we are, can we overcome difficulty and succeed!
This Olympic season is very inspirational. We hear stories of Olympians overcoming their own challenges.
Meeting our individual goals of weight loss and fitness requires the same kind of determination and effort shown by Olumpic athletes.
Whether we stuggle to walk around the block or run marathons, our successes are our gold medals.
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Wonderful Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hewe we are at mid-week. I have the harbingers of an upcoming cold hanging around in my head and chest but it is manageable. Vitamins, minerals, lots of fluids and resat. I will beat this one as I have all of the previous ones.

  
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GINNAR 2/17/2010 9:50AM

    Hope that your cold takes the hint and goes south! This is a bad time to have more to deal with than just cold weather.

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SUNSETBREEZE05 2/17/2010 9:46AM

    Hope you feel better soon and Good Luck Reaching Your Goals!!

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You control your own destiny!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

- Albert Ellis

  
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CHARANN3 2/16/2010 8:15AM

  You are right. We all make our own way in life. We need to take control of what we do in it.

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Monday, Monday

Monday, February 15, 2010

With apologies to The Mamas and The Papas. Monday is the start of a brand new week! Seven unsullied days lying ahead of us, ready to be enjoyed. Each day has twenty-four hours,Monday and Friday alike. Enjoy each day and frolic in the uniqueness of it! Remember the Psalmist, "This is a day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

  


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