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Top Ten Encouragement Quotes

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I found the following and thought it might be a help to someone.

Top Ten Encouragement Quotes
Here you will find the top ten encouragement quotes that are inspirational and motivating.
1. "Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize." Elizabeth Harrison

2. "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." Jim Stovall

3. "There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else." George Adams

4. "The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged." Ovid

5. "A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success." Author Unknown

6." Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves." Dale Carnegie

7. "An encouraging word to someone who is down can encourage them to achieve their goal." Catherine Pulsifer

8. "Nine tenths of education is encouragement." Anatole France

9. "Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal." Jerome Fleishman

10. "Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision." Denis Waitley
You guys are the best.
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MICKEY341 2/26/2011 10:34PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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KATIE233 2/23/2011 2:19PM

    thanks Eleni, Happy birthday Bill have a great day. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 2/22/2011 9:12PM

  emoticon Eleni.......
Great Food For Thought........ emoticon

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REXTINE1 2/22/2011 7:46PM

    I finally figured out #10 with the first kid when he was a sophmore in high school. But it was hard.

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26M8J7 2/22/2011 7:24PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 2/22/2011 7:16PM

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LOSINIT52 2/22/2011 7:15PM

    emoticon Food for thought.
Thanks for the positive energy.

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SUNNY332 2/22/2011 7:02PM

    Great Blog, Eleni.

Thanks for sharing these with us.


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DICHTAS2 2/22/2011 6:26PM

  So true. We all need to heed those quotes that will help us..Thanks a load.

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DEE107 2/22/2011 5:30PM

    thanks for sharing greaT QUOTES

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    what awesome quotes. Thanks for posting.

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BD3269PM 2/22/2011 5:03PM

    Thank you for the motivation. We can do this. My motto--slow and steady. Be fit and stay healthy! emoticon

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Brianna's 18th Birthday party photo's

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Brianna's party was good.lots of people and Brianna was very happy. I took way too many photos to put on here but i still have a lot that I will. You will also see that my youngest daughter has decided to not be mad at Angel and I anymore. Several of kids did not make it but still had 30 people. So here are several of my gang.If you are on facebook I just put the full album

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MPARKER67 2/21/2011 12:52PM

    emoticon for Roxy making you exercise! Great pictures. I'll have to go to facebook and look at them all.

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REXTINE1 2/21/2011 10:57AM

    30 people make a fine sized party - many more and they couldn't get in the house! Great pictures.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/20/2011 11:59PM

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a nice-looking family you all are! Glad she had such a great turn-out to her party.

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KATIE233 2/20/2011 9:49PM

    love all your pictures.glad she had a good turn out for her birthday.

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26M8J7 2/20/2011 6:17PM

    Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. Great pictures!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/20/2011 6:09PM

  What a beautiful family you have!!! I am sure that Brianna really appreciated the good turnout. It must have been wonderful for you to have everyone getting along............your last picture is my favorite.
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DEE107 2/20/2011 5:53PM

    Happy Birthday and great pictures

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RURAL3 2/20/2011 5:49PM

    Great photos. Glad you had such a good time. Its wonderful news that your youngest has come to her senses.

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LKWQUILTER 2/20/2011 5:36PM

    Beautiful pictures Eleni. You are so blessed.

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SUNNY332 2/20/2011 5:17PM

    Lovely Girl, Lovely Family and I too love the last photo.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful family with us.


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FEISTYMAMA 2/20/2011 5:06PM

    Brianna looked so happy! I'm glad she had a good party. She deserves it. Angel looks good. I love the last picture! Too cute.

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0309COOKIE 2/20/2011 3:39PM

    Great pictures. Everyone looks like they were having a good time. I like the picture where you were being kissed, lol.

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2BFREE2LIVE 2/20/2011 3:13PM

    That was a great turn out for her birthday. You should be so proud to have a loving family. I am so happy she had a good party, you look happy. Sandy

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TILLIEBEE 2/20/2011 3:06PM

    CUTE!!!!!! Especially love your getting kissed pic!
Sweet smiles and faces!!! Love it!
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LOSINIT52 2/20/2011 2:14PM

    Looks like a lot of love and happy memories for all. Thanks for sharing.

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CANBDONE 2/20/2011 2:12PM

    Is there anything better than being with your kids when they're happy? You look great, Eleni!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Another fairly unproductive day. I wasn't even going to exercise but thanks to Roxie I did.Around11am she started pestering me and I couldn't figure out why.When I went in hallway she headed straight for door of exercise room.The little smarty pants knows that sometime between 10 and 12 I exercise. As soon as I opened door she rushed in to her spot in the sun. She went sound asleep under my chair as I exercised. So instead of no exercise I did increments of 10,12,10.10. Pretty bad when my dog bullies me into exercising. emoticon
Haven't felt so great the last few days. Tomorrow I need to make my weekly soup.
Then it is to a pizza birthday party for Brianna's 18 th birthday.Unfortunately a lot of family can't make it. But Angel and friends are taking her to Disneyland on sunday. Angel will be pushed around in a wheel chair.
Nothing much interesting on TV so I am finishing up stuff I have taped.
Hope you all have a great weekend

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SHOAPIE 2/21/2011 4:57PM

    You are lucky to have Roxy. I have cats and they would never insist that I exercise or them either. emoticon

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BIBLIOMANE1970 2/19/2011 9:41PM

    Glad to hear you got in your exercise! Hope you feel better soon. I think I will make a pot of taco soup next week. I haven't had it in awhile and I just love it.


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FEISTYMAMA 2/19/2011 6:40PM

    I hope you're feeling better today.

That Roxy is a smarty pants. She'll keep you on your toes.

I hope Brianna's party went well. Happy 18th birthday to her!!

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CANBDONE 2/19/2011 4:27PM

    My life is so much calmer with my little Gracie...even though she yaps too much! Sadly, she's as lazy as me. Hope you feel better, my friend. Enjoy the pizza party. I have the two grands for a the house is jumpin'. emoticon

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KATIE233 2/19/2011 2:41PM

    Hi Eleni, I guess Roxy is a sun dog. the cat here is the same way.if she not in with the sun she is warming her bum near the air vents.. they are smart animals. plus a bonus you did some exercising. hope you are feeling better tomorrow. take your camera to the pizza party.big hugs to you.

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REXTINE1 2/19/2011 2:01PM

    Once you are retired, an unproductive day is actually a very productive day. Congratulations!

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LOSINIT52 2/19/2011 12:01PM

    You always hear pets are good for your health. Here is just one more example.

My dog always loved to walk with me. Her health doesn't permit it now, and I really do miss that. I think it is one of the things that derailed my walking routine.

I am so glad to see how well you are doing with your exercise. Keep up the good work. I need to get that back in my life as well. This month, my focus is on nutrition tracking and I am doing well with that.

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DIASTER 2/19/2011 10:00AM

  Oh that Roxie is one brilliant dog!!
No excuses, we are really going to do this, this year! Our health is worth it, and for heavens sake we have grandkids weddings in our futures {so, far futures] but we do want to be around so we can go.

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SUNNY332 2/19/2011 9:24AM

    Roxy - the exercise Coach! Awesome!


Enjoy Brianna's Birthday

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TILLIEBEE 2/19/2011 9:16AM

    emoticon emoticon ROXY is too funny!
Hope you feel better today!

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RURAL3 2/18/2011 10:34PM

    yay for Roxy. She knows the routine. Hope Brianna has a great birthday. If Angel is in a wheel chair they don't have to wait in line for the rides. Smart girl. Hope the weather is great. Even though I wish it were here. Since you are not feeling too well I will just have to come over and help you make that soup since you are the one that encouraged me to do it. emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 2/18/2011 9:43PM

    Good for her and you, my dog just climbs into his bed and goes to sleep when I put my DVD player on. The cat will even get on the couch to watch and take a kitty nap.
Sorry you not feeling a hundred percent these days. Hope the weekend will be better for you. Sandy

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PATRICIAANN46 2/18/2011 9:29PM

  Roxie the EXERCISE DOG TRAINER!!!!! Do you think that she would be willing to teach my two dogs how to do the same thing? There are many days when this would come in very handy. emoticon emoticon

Have a good weekend.........

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DEE107 2/18/2011 9:04PM

    Love that puppy and good for him .. Glad you are going to make soup and so sorry you are still not you ..HUGS

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Motivational poem

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Don't Quit (awesome motivational poem)

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.

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PATRICIAANN46 2/19/2011 7:27PM

  I am going to put a copy of this on my refrigerator (our information center).
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FEISTYMAMA 2/19/2011 6:38PM

    This is a great poem! Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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REXTINE1 2/18/2011 6:55PM

    The big thing is "Never quit!"

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LOSINIT52 2/18/2011 2:10PM

    That's a lovely poem and reminder.
The good things in life are worth working for.

Thanks for the poem and also for your comment on my blog yesterday.
This journey isn't easy but definitely worth the effort.

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CANBDONE 2/18/2011 10:22AM

    AH....the power of words! Thanks for sharing, SisterWoman! emoticon

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SUNNY332 2/18/2011 9:50AM

    Great poem and definitely motivational.

Have a Fab Friday.


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THIAGRAM 2/17/2011 9:49PM

  I always say the most important ingredient is to not give up! Great poem!

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LAURIELYNN50 2/17/2011 9:32PM

    Wonderful! emoticon

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LUVTEWBME 2/17/2011 9:13PM

    Truly motivating! Thanks for posting this!

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DEE107 2/17/2011 9:07PM

    thanks for sharing this its been a long time since I saw this

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BETZYGIRL 2/17/2011 8:46PM

    Loved it! Thanks so much for sharing:) emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 2/17/2011 8:29PM

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ELENAMARIE3 2/17/2011 8:25PM

    I'm copying this poem and putting it on my computer screen. I'm also emailing it to my daughters. Thanks so much for sharing. It hits home for me.

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REDWING12 2/17/2011 8:19PM

    I am sitting here with sore muscles and was contemplating whether I should get up at 5:30 to swim before working a 12 hr day tomorrow. Then, read your poem....Thank you, Thank you!!! emoticon

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TCMOSBY 2/17/2011 8:17PM

    Thanks Momma! I love it!

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    Great poem, thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Have not done much today.Resting up.Got up late and didn't do much of anything. I did exercise in increments of 13,10,11. And I did work on my art project for about 15 minutes. I never even cleaned up kitchen til 5. I already told Bill it was every man for himself.
I was going to make a crock pot lasagne in my his and her crock pots. But. I couldn't find the lasagne noodles. Turns out Bill did get them but I couldn't find them.I am glad I hadn't started the meat sauce. I am using the recipe I got just as a guide.It called for cottage cheese and I just can't do that.Plus I make a better sauce. So I will do it tomorrow.I am going to mix ground beef and ground turkey.
I will add mushrooms and carrots to my sauce. By using the small crock pots I can measure what goes in mine.Plus use stuff Bill doesn't like.
Unfortunately I ate too much supper.I made myself yellow rice with shrimp. I did count all the calories.
Our weather has been great.I even had to turn on the AC for awhile.
Well I guess that is about it for today. Hope you all had a good day.

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FEISTYMAMA 2/19/2011 6:37PM

    How do you make crockpot lasagne? If it has ricotta cheese I don't want to know. Jason & I get sick when eat ricotta.

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TRIGFROST 2/17/2011 4:14PM

    sounds like---You got it all together Lady.... emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 2/17/2011 2:49PM

  His and Her's Crock Pots.............What a great idea. There are many times that I have to make my husband's meals just a bit different and this would work great. emoticon

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REXTINE1 2/17/2011 12:24PM

    The good days do keep coming along. I keep reading about "dirty rice" in books set in Louisiana. I'm looked it up once, and think it's a lot like Spanish Rice.

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CANBDONE 2/17/2011 11:59AM

    very mild weather here, also...but pollen count is very high

the gnats have returned! emoticon

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SUNNY332 2/17/2011 8:08AM

    Everyone needs a day like this occasionally. Are you fixing the lasagna today?

Take care and have a good day. I am going down to Hannibal to get my hair trimmed and go by and see my Dad. Tonight is my "Girls Night Out"
with the girls I worked with in Pain Management so that will be fun.


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TILLIEBEE 2/17/2011 8:01AM

    Good job getting your exercises in. And counting your calories. You're doing really good sticking with it!
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KATIE233 2/16/2011 11:52PM

    lasagne sounds yummy, it is easier if you have two crockpots his and your,s. so what do you put in Bills that you don,t put in yours.or the other way around.glad the weather is nice there it is mild today here it suppse to rain thursday and friday than cold on monday.we have monday off it is our newist holiday it,s called family just started a few years i,ll be glad to see a long weekend.thanks for cheering with me when i lose. it will be a month on feb 23rd i started jan to get on my gazelle tomorrow for a bit now that i,m feeling much better.the cold makes you tired easier, i get a tickle in my throat and i,m going to have to buy more kleenex tomorrow. but my enegry was better that is a plus.i started eating from a smaller plate i guess you would call it a lunch plate or salad plate.other plates are real big. well Eleni, take care and have a nice day tomorrow, glad you relaxed from your busy day the other day.sometimes we got to listen to our bodies.take care big hugs emoticon

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26M8J7 2/16/2011 8:47PM

    We are having beautiful weather here too!

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DEE107 2/16/2011 8:32PM

    wish it was warmer here its trying... glad you had a good day

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