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Never Quit Pledge

Friday, April 27, 2012

I am making the following pledge that was posted on a SparkFriend's blog. I'm committed and wanted to share it with you to encourage you to never quit.

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself,
To Stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend,
Because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER!

Signed, LUVS2BIKE101

from Nola( NPA4LOSS)

from Leisa (Sunflowergal40)
04/26/12

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CROWLEY123 4/28/2012 5:14PM

    I saw this one also - and hope to write my own pledge today! Thanks for sharing it.


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TCHNCRFT 4/28/2012 10:54AM

    You're absolutely right - we have to see this as a journey. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, day after day. Thanks for sharing!

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KELPIE57 4/28/2012 3:02AM

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PURPLELVR7 4/27/2012 9:42PM

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LAURELSPARK 4/27/2012 8:46PM

    What a great pledge!

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JENNY_BILLOT 4/27/2012 6:56PM

    Awesome!

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KITT52 4/27/2012 6:50PM

    I agree, this is fantastic and I will pledge it too

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Responding...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

As I look back on the day, I marvel at all the wonders of Nature. My morning walk with my best friend was a great way to start my day. I find it great therapy to go for long walks and talk about issues on the home front, problems at work, share jokes or just listen to the sounds of Nature. Sometimes Nature’s beauty is just the right environment one needs to be in to start the day with a fresh new look at life. To quote Stephen Convey, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.”

  
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KELPIE57 4/27/2012 1:54AM

    Covey based his quote on Victor Frankle, from his book, Man's Search for Meaning, one of the most uplifting books it is possible to read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man%27
s_Search_for_Meaning I so agree we need to be responsible for our choices. Continue choosing to enjoy!

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WOODHEAT 4/26/2012 11:35PM

    I agree with Snowsnake. Luvs2, you get it!
Life is good!
Wood


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CANDOK1260 4/24/2012 6:11PM

    love the blog pic are great. i love walking too. emoticon

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QUILTINGB52 4/23/2012 11:17PM

    I too love the peaceful feelings I get from Nature. Wonderful quote about making full use of the space - like the "dash" between life and death, may we always make the healthiest of choices.

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NEILITHICMAN 4/22/2012 9:38PM

    I love my morning and afternoon walks, I can't do without them now.

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CATHOLICCORGI 4/22/2012 2:54PM

    emoticon blog! What beauty God has given us to enjoy!
So often we hurry through our days and miss the glory that is there for us to see.
When we look at life through the eyes of childlike Faith, we cannot help but see the Kingdom here on earth!
Thank you for sharing the gorgeous tree!
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CAROLYN1ALASKA 4/22/2012 2:22PM

    Thanks for sharing the reminder to really see; not just look, and retain the sense of wonder.

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KAYOTIC 4/22/2012 2:04PM

    It is nice to get out and enjoy those moments with friends and nature....good reminder to get out and enjoy!

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SNOWSNAKE 4/22/2012 12:55PM

    Contemplative words to begin the day, and the perfect blossoming tree to paint the picture. You are truly the whole person who "gets it" Life is good! ***SNOW***

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ANNE1123 4/22/2012 12:27PM

   
Sweet! This was a great blog to read for the start of the day! Have a good week!!

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PURPLELVR7 4/22/2012 11:21AM

    love the tree

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DDOORN 4/22/2012 10:44AM

    However one does it, getting out into nature has SO many benefits! Not the least of which is to tune into our hearts and minds in between the myriad stimuli and responses from which we can choose! Great quote!

Don

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MNOT2THICK 4/22/2012 10:14AM

    Gorgeous tree, thanks for sharing the beauty emoticon

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CROWLEY123 4/22/2012 7:41AM

    What a wonderful way to start your day, and end your evening by sharing!
Thank you so much! emoticon

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JSALERNO 4/22/2012 6:21AM

    BEAUTIFUL TREE! HAPPY EARTH DAY.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/22/2012 2:47AM

    Excellent blog !
What a wonderful way that you have chosen, to start YOUR day !


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GOODGETNBETR 4/22/2012 12:02AM

    Great quote. Hope you have many more days like this one.

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Another Successful Step Forward

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Listing long and short term goals has definitely helped me move forward on my journey to better physical, mental and spiritual health. Recently, I’ve been looking at one particular goal on my list: to make several quilts for Project Linus. And that’s about all I was doing with it for the past several months, just looking at it. However, today I made a positive change in my life. I joined the Orange County, NY/Pike County PA chapter of Project Linus. Project Linus has a two-fold mission: first, its mission is “to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second, to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.”

I always had a passion for quilting and enjoyed making “homemade gifts” for special occasions. My “to do list” included making at least one quilt for Project Linus. But the past couple of years slipped by with me wishing I had more time to quilt. My sewing machine collected dust and the bins of fabric remained closed, that is, until today.

I am succeeding at balancing my time to include creativity in my life that brings joy to others and in turn, gives me satisfaction. Yes, it is fun to receive. But how much more fulfilling is it when we give to others who are in need? Making quilts for Project Linus is my personal way to help a child heal from wounds that are tragic. Giving of oneself to help others can be contagious. I witnessed that on a large scale today as I worked with about 40+ women of all ages sharing their talents and displaying the meaning of love.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 4/18/2012 9:44AM

    It feels so good when we embark on completing a goal that benefits others more than self.

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SNOWSNAKE 4/16/2012 6:31PM

    emoticonI am all for "displaying the meaning of LOVE". What more can we wish for in life? Life is Good!! Lots of LOVE... emoticon***SNOW***

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NEILITHICMAN 4/15/2012 7:40PM

    Awesome, sounds cool

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DEBBYFROMMT 4/15/2012 2:55PM

    Very very good! Something we all need to consider adding to our lives.

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KAYOTIC 4/15/2012 10:41AM

    What a wonderful goal! I'm sure you'll make the child who receives that quilts day!

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CATHOLICCORGI 4/14/2012 11:59PM

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Over the river and through the woods....

Saturday, April 07, 2012

It was another fun day in Stewart Forest! The sky was blue, the temps were cool, and the trails were awesome! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here goes……


(beginning of trail)


(Windsor Woods trail)


(bridge crossing)


(through streams)

To be continued.....

  
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SARACYCLE 4/12/2012 8:08AM

    The pictures are beautiful.


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MRSYATES84 4/10/2012 4:41PM

    That looks like an amazing ride! emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 4/9/2012 7:25PM

    Sent you a SparkMail. I was in Stewart today and thought of you!

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CROWLEY123 4/9/2012 6:55AM

    That does look awesome! Lucky you. Thanks again for sharing your sunshine.

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KAYOTIC 4/8/2012 11:16AM

    Looks like fun! What a beautiful day for a ride....

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BILL60 4/8/2012 7:03AM

    Looks nice.

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JSALERNO 4/8/2012 5:02AM

    BEAUTIFUL!

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IMREITE 4/8/2012 1:48AM

    Trails are so great. not just beautiful but a reminder of wonderful things that God has made.

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BABY_GIRL69 4/8/2012 12:45AM

    I guess I'm glad today I'm grandma & everyone will be making their way to my house. lol

God bless & Happy Resurrection Day!

Dee

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VICIOUS421 4/8/2012 12:26AM

    Beautiful!!!!
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A colorful and interesting ride...

Monday, March 26, 2012

It was another beautiful sunny day for a ride through the forest on my Trek. However windy conditions kept me off the single-tracks. It was safer to travel along wider old dirt farm roads. The following pictures display the brilliant colors of forsythias, apple trees, huge evergreens and other breath-taking views that graced my route.








(Old apple tree not so old)


(Beaver Pond)


(Milkweed Pods)


(Single track)


(View of “the Gunks”)


(Ridge Road Trail)

Happy trails!!!

  
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ME40ME 3/29/2012 11:07PM

    Viewing life via a bike is enlightening! I love bike riding!

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KELPIE57 3/28/2012 3:12AM

    Lovely

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WOODHEAT 3/27/2012 9:35PM

    I am a BIG believer in living the adventure now! Glad to see you're doing the same!

Life is good!
Wood


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CROWLEY123 3/27/2012 8:49PM

    Absolutely beautiful. It feels like I am riding alongside you!

Thank you for sharing the lovely scenery.

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LKWQUILTER 3/27/2012 11:31AM

    What a beautiful ride you had. I love to walk on trails like that.

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LAURELSPARK 3/27/2012 9:02AM

    Looks like a great place to ride....we have not been biking yet.

Right now I'm "grounded" from my bike because of a pinched nerve (at least we think that's what the problem is). My back therapy is not changing my pain so I'm just about ready to ditch the therapy and hop on my bike anyway.

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CLWALDRO 3/27/2012 7:56AM

    Absolutely beautiful!
God makes spring so we can discover his miracles of beauty each year.
I know you had a wonderful time and have been looking forward to riding your bike again after the winter snows melted. emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 3/27/2012 7:18AM

    WOW nice photos!

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ANDYLIN90 3/27/2012 5:28AM

    Loved the pictures; I can see you flying down that trail in the last picture.

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JSALERNO 3/27/2012 5:24AM

    emoticonSUCH BEAUTY

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FATHINSN 3/27/2012 2:37AM

    Very pretty, I can happily walk there :D I imagine nicely woody, forest fragrance and nice breeze.

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/26/2012 11:00PM

    Beautiful scenery, thank you for sharing your walk with us!!!!! You are doing great!

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