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When God wants us to change...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am traveling to the north pole not because I am actually traveling to Yellow Knife, but because my brother is ill and I can do nothing to help.
I pray.... but I am a doing.
If...I am doing.... I feel I am doing my part.
Now all I can do is be supportive.
It is not in my nature to be supportive by doing nothing.
But doing nothing is the most perfect form of action. Lao Tso
When God wants us to change He sends us chances to do things differently.
I pray I do what my brother needs from me, not what I need to do for him.

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TEACHEROF4TH 7/15/2009 4:05PM

    Maria, your incredible compassion and tenderness shines through even as you whisper this prayer. I will add my prayers, thoughts, and good wishes to you and your family at this time. May God bless you and keep you.

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SLHMOMOF2 7/15/2009 3:19PM

    I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you all with the peace and quietness that is needed to hear his "still, small voice" guiding you.

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Time to go to bed

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I really want to be able to have pictures and sometimes I am able to do it and other times I cannot.
But my cat Hijinks thinks it is time to go to bed so she is sitting on my foot wondering what is so important to interrupt our evening ritual.
I take my medication. I brush my teeth and wash my face while she sips water in the bathtub. And then after I get under the covers she attacks the lump that is my feet until she gets tired and curls up next to me.
She stretches out so she takes half of hubby's place but he comes in on my side and pulls her over and then goes to bed. He is the sweetest.
Archie shows up when he is finished playing with his beanie baby cardinal.
Good night sweet sparks now it is time to go.

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_MAOMAO_ 7/9/2009 2:05AM

  I love your cat story! I miss having a kitty or 2 to sleep with. Night night.

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25,000 Spark Points!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Well while I want to celebrate with a photo on my blog
but the picture will not show up.
Had a great 4th with Son #1 and daughter-in-law #1.
I had a great day Visited with Son # 2 and daughter-in-law # 2
We all went to the de Young and saw the treasures of King Tut!
Found out I need 500 dollars of repairs on my 2004 car!
But I got to the 25,000 trophy today so good times bad times who knows?

I just love finding out what will be sent next.


Took a week off

Friday, June 26, 2009

I was doing morning pages with Artist's Way but took a week off to actually do some of the projects. I am decluttering my shed and threw out many things . Hubby fixed the floor and now I will paint the floor and any other wooden parts. I have been walking more and doing the work in the book.I have also been working on my vision board. So all and all it has been a productive week. I am so busy, I do not have time to work.

I feel as if I am heading in the direction of my dreams.

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SHERI1969 7/1/2009 9:28AM

    I love your last line: I feel as if I am heading in the direction of my dreams. Incredible line! And good for you for taking a week off! We all need a rest from time to time. Even God took a day off to rest after His work. If the Almighty Creator can take a day off and tell His children to do the same, then have no shame. Your cat is beautiful. I have one just as black and he is 3 feet long from tail to nose, but when he stretches out to scratch his post he looks 4 feet long! And yes, art is a wonderful therapy and uncluttering is the first step so you have the room and clear space for inspiration. Keep heading in the direction of your dreams!!!!!

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    Go MAria!!!!!!!!

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VEGEFARMER 6/27/2009 5:39AM

    Maria, that is wonderful that you feel you are headed in the right direction of your goals. Keep going, reach out and grab those goals they are there just waiting for you.
Hugs and keep on going. emoticon

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KARIN:) 6/27/2009 1:58AM

    Success is yours the minute you decide you want it.

Keep reaching for your dreams and they will happen for you


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Who am I?

Friday, June 19, 2009

I was upset today because someone that I welcomed into the community of Spark asked me who I was and what right I had to tell her about Starting a Spark page. I really feel like I was doing what I have been doing since I joined he community team. I welcome a new member and tell them what worked for me.
Having a Spark Page Worked. Using the Food and Exercise trackers worked for me. I am working on exercising more. It is a requirement of the team to send welcome messages to team members. I just wish I knew more. That is why I do not lead a team. I have met wonderful people on Spark. But I do not expect to be liked by anyone. It is a virtual world. It does help me lose and keep it off. I have been at my first goal weight for six months.
Ok I am done grousing. I love Spark. It is fun. It is educational and I am exercising and eating better than I have in years. So thank you all.

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SPARKLOVE 6/21/2009 12:54PM

    emoticon on reaching your first goal! Keep on keeping on. Here is a quote I like , thought I would share it with you. "He drew a circle that shut me out, but Love and I had the wit to win, we drew a circle that took him in". Your not alone in receiving rude remarks , if you have been here awhile you will run into people who misunderstand you. It is their problem , don't make it yours. Keep on being your helpful self. emoticon


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    In the words of Donny Osmond ""Don`t let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch of girls,Just give it one more try don`t give up on love!""

The problem is not you, the problem is the persons attitude/manners.Of course people like you, because YOU are nice! Helllooooooooooooo!

Not everyone who comes here or that we meet in life will have a positive attitude.I am always surprised but how surly people can be.I have a family member that ASKED for help and then said "Don`t tell ME how to raise MY child."Its this ""excuse me don`t tell ME what to do," response.I can tell you ,that, that person is always getting laid off at work, and you know why? Because they have a poor attitude.They don`t ask for help because they know everything already and when they are given tips, the attitude is surly, So how are we ever going to improve, if we don`t ask questions,seek advice or listen?The response should be "" Thanks for your input,I`ll think about that."" Or "thanks I think I have it covered."OR "Great idea!"or at the very least..."Sorry, I don`t remember asking for your help,Thanks though.I`m comfortable with doing it this way for now.If I find that I need help your the first person that I`d ask.

Don`t stop doing what you are doing.Be a sparkpeople cheerleader.Its helpful and its appreciated by most people.

You ARE awesome!!!!!!!Keep going!!!!!!!!Don`t feel badly just keep doing what you are doing!


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LISAW/3 6/19/2009 1:42PM

    I'm sorry that someone reacted negatively to your welcome post! I enjoy hearing others' ideas and finding out what worked for them. Many times it is an idea I can incorporate into my own journey!
You are right that not everyone likes everyone else.
But you should just keep being you!

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