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Promise Yourself

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

(one the most classic motivational poems)
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

The Optimist Creed
From The Optimist International

Again I have to share two pages that are so great today on their blogs.

20 Things to Remember

Christmas Gift Suggestions

Guess I should do an update. Today has been a really hard day with fil. He has decided he wants to go home and doesn't remember that this is home and works himself up and gets very stubborn.

Dd goes to a specialist tomorrow and hopefully gets a cast on. She is still in a lot of pain.

As always thanks to all my Spark Friends who keep me going!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TERIE93 12/10/2009 12:33AM

    Are you a member of the optimist club?

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LOTUSFLOWER 12/8/2009 11:35AM

    Thank you for the poem, also your family is in my prayers. emoticon

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DOGLOVER526 12/8/2009 11:12AM


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2BEEFIT 12/8/2009 11:10AM

    Thanks For this poem, I printed it out and intend on carrying it with me.

GOOD Luck with the family. :)

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HSMOM2FOUR 12/8/2009 9:11AM

    Praying for you, fil & dd!!
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2BTHINMAMMA 12/8/2009 8:55AM

    emoticon emoticonPraying tomorrow goes well w/fil and for your dd.
Thanks for sharing the poem and links! Take care of yourself!!

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SIERRA924 12/8/2009 1:54AM

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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Motivations for Weight Loss

Sunday, December 06, 2009

M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in
Author Unknown

SparkPixie has another wonderful blog: Change Begins By Choice

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SMYTHEDE 12/8/2009 12:58AM

    I'd have to agree with NSIMON116. I love coming to your page to see what you've posted. I might have to put that somewhere on my page just so I can reference it somewhere later on.

Have a great week!


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2BTHINMAMMA 12/7/2009 11:54AM

    Love it! Where do you find these things? Thanks for sharing them!

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DOGLOVER526 12/7/2009 11:31AM

    I love this! Thank you for sharing!!!!!

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BGMUNCHKIN 12/7/2009 10:17AM

    Great tool for change!

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TERIE93 12/7/2009 1:16AM

    I love it! Gotta admit I was a little disappointed when I got to the end and it said author unknown, was really thinking you had written it, oh, well, you certainly could have.

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NANCYCA555 12/7/2009 12:27AM

    Yay, that's a great crosstic. Thanks for sharing it!

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NSIMON116 12/6/2009 10:11PM

    you always come up with such great blogs to keep me motivated!

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    I had not even thought about it in this way. Very cute.

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LOOSEINGIT 12/6/2009 9:20PM

GREAT WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT emoticon emoticon

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Regret Today

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Regret Today
By Catherine Pulsifer, 2007
How many times do we say something that we immediately realized was not the right thing to say?
How many times do we look back on an event and think, if only I had....
How many times do we do something that we wish hadn't done?
You can't change what has been said.
You can't change a past event.
You can't change what has been done.

Do you call it regret, sorrow, repentance?
Do you think about what might have been?
Do you relive an event the way it should have been?
Forget about regret, and focus.
Focus on today, not on the past.
Focus on what you can do, not what you didn't do.
The only thing to regret is living in the past
The only thing to feel sorrow for is not living each day to the fullest.
The only thing to do to repent is to sincerely say, I'm sorry.
Don't live your life regretting yesterday.
Live your life so tomorrow you won't regret today.

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DOGLOVER526 12/7/2009 4:46PM

    Wow! Can i have daily reminders, please???!!!! LOL This is great - thank you so much for sharing.

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2BTHINMAMMA 12/7/2009 12:05PM

    Love it! Now to live it!!

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SPARKPIXIE 12/6/2009 5:28PM

    Great blog!

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RASCALOO 12/6/2009 2:17PM

    Thanks for posting this great reminder!

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TAMSPARKLESTOO 12/5/2009 11:26PM

    Yep, been there and done that more than once. Thank you for posting this. You know it's true but it sure does help put it in perspective when you can see it written out.


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NSIMON116 12/5/2009 10:09PM

    I will try, try ,try......

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Regret City

Friday, December 04, 2009

I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly.
This trip was going to be unpleasant and I knew in advance that no real good would come of it.
This is my annual "Guilt Trip."

I got tickets to fly there on "WISH-I-HAD" airlines. It was an extremely short flight.
I got my "baggage," which I could not check. I chose to carry it myself all the way.
It was loaded down with a thousand memories of "what might have been."
No one greeted me as I entered the terminal to the Regret City International Airport.
I say international because people from all over the world come to this dismal town.

As I checked into the "Last Resort" Hotel, I noticed that they would be hosting the
year's most important event -- the annual "Pity Party." I wasn't going to miss that great social occasion.
Many of the towns leading citizens would be there.

First, there would be the "Done" family; you know, "Should Have," "Would Have" and "Could Have."
Then came the "I Had" family. You probably know old "Wish" and his clan.
Of course, the "Opportunities" family; "Missed and Lost," would be present.
The biggest family there would be the "Yesterday's."

There are far too many of them to count, but each one would have a very sad story to share.
Of course, "Shattered Dreams" would surely make and appearance.
"It's Their Fault" family would regale us with stories (excuses) about how things had failed in their life.
Each story would be loudly applauded by the "Don't Blame Me" and "I Couldn't Help It" committee.

To make a long story short, I went to this depressing party,
knowing full well there would be no real benefit in doing so.
And, as usual, I became very depressed.
But as I thought about all of the stories of failures brought back from the past,
it occurred to me that this trip and subsequent "pity parties" COULD be cancelled by ME!

I started to realize that I did not have to be there.

And I didn't have to be depressed. One thing kept going through my mind,
I can be happy, joyous, fulfilled, encouraged, as well as being encouraging.

Knowing this, I left Regret City immediately, and didn't leave a forwarding address.
Am I sorry for mistakes I've made in the past? YES! But there is no way to undo them.

So, if you're planning a trip back to Regret City, please cancel all those reservations now.
Instead, take a trip to a nice place called: "Starting Again."
I like it so much that I made it my permanent residence.
My neighbors, the "Been Forgiven" and the "We're Saved" are so very helpful.
By the way, you don't have to carry around the heavy baggage anymore either.
That load is lifted from your shoulders upon arrival. But don't take my word for it, find out for yourself.

- Author Unknown

I copied this from SparkPixie's Blog today. I don't know about you, but I have spent way too much time in regret city and plan to never visit there again. I hope this blesses you as much as it blessed me today! Have an awesome day.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NSIMON116 12/5/2009 4:05PM

    This is just what is needed in time for the holidays!

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CARRIE1948 12/5/2009 12:32PM

    Leona - As usual, you find the perfect thing to make us stop and think.

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12SPOOKY 12/5/2009 7:23AM

    Thanks for the wake-up call. I really needed that!

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ZAHNASGRANDMA 12/5/2009 2:26AM

    Wow, sure hit home, thanks for sharing, got to go cancel my reservations...

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DONEWSP 12/5/2009 1:20AM

  Once again, you always pick me up when I need it most. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SMYTHEDE 12/5/2009 12:28AM

    Love it!

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NORLANA 12/4/2009 10:01PM

    Oh Momfan, thank you so much for posting this! This was awesome!

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2BTHINMAMMA 12/4/2009 9:30PM

    Very Creative!! Thanks for reservations are canceled! emoticon

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SPARKPIXIE 12/4/2009 6:48PM

    I'm glad you liked it!

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Think Again!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I am very grateful for dd that has got me to walk four miles yesterday and today. Now I have to go do my strength training. Very grateful our power is back on while many others still have no power. PTL

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TERIE93 12/2/2009 12:27AM

    Did you lose your power due to the weather? Did you get to watch BL tonight, that Danny looks totally different in the face doesn't he. Do you think you could run a marathon? Ugh, I would be whimpering and crying like Amanda.

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EDUCGRAD 12/1/2009 9:55PM

    Awesome,what a great child!Sorry to hear you had lost your power,glad you have it again

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