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Saturday, July 30, 2011's Healthy Reflections

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others.

- Sharon Anthony Bower, author

Speak up and take back control!

Many people feel uncomfortable being assertive, which often leads others to take advantage of them. Do you ever feel like you shouldn't say something because you might hurt someone's feelings? Does your spouse shirk their responsibilities around the house and expect you to pick up the slack? While it is important to serve others often, being someone's lackey is unhealthy and it's up to you to break that cycle. Kindly address situations where you think someone is taking advantage of your meekness. Being aggressive is a negative quality that people respond to with hostility. Making your voice heard maturely and positively is a trait that will take you far and build respect among your peers.

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CCSDESTINY 7/30/2011 1:35PM

    I love your consistency in your blogs! I am going to start working on that, I am always here or there. You'll be good for me! Thanks for the new friend request!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections for the day
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.

- Thomas Fuller, English clergyman & historian

The value of friendship

We all have a handful of acquaintances--those people with whom we work or see at the store and casually say hello to and move on. But a friend is someone you confide in, bring over for an afternoon cup of coffee, invite to your wedding, or cry with when a loved one passes away. You just feel a sense of safety with a friend. Don't wait until a rainy day to express how much a good friend means to you. Often we are unaware of how much we mean to others until they speak up, and likewise we never know how much another person might truly need to hear such affirmations. An approving, cheerful word of encouragement can thrill a heart. Be sure to always say kind words before you part, show sympathy during hard times and affection during wonderful ones. Life would not be the same without positive friendships. Express your gratitude to someone today who has made a difference in your world!

It was my mom's bday yesterday. Nothing exciting happened here we went grocery shopping in the morning. Had a playdate in the afternoon. Tried chickpea & tomato pita for dinner emoticonI won't do that again. I do not recommend it. Had a great run w/my buddies last night. Have a great weekend & thanks for spending some time to read my blog.

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SWEETPEAZ03 7/29/2011 8:03AM

    Hi Venise,
In case I haven't told you recently your friendship means the world to me. We may not have seen eachother in a longtime, even though time has passed, you will always be one of my faves!
Love you,
Jennifer :0)

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7/27/11 reflection

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SparkPeople's Healthy Reflections for the day
Happiness is a state of mind, not a way of life or a destination that you'll reach one day. Bumps in the road of life are to be expected, and we cannot let them ruin our days. We often think that if a combination of factors would just fall into place THEN we would finally be happy. Satisfaction can only come from within, through truly accepting yourself, your life, and your circumstances. During this life you'll have many hard days--long work days, sleepless nights, worrying about the future, etc. This week, think about the joys of your life. Find creative ways to enjoy the little bumps in the road.

Had a nice walk w/my spark buddy & the kids to DD (kids choice, whatever it takes to motivate them, lol) yesterday. Hung out by the pool afterwards w/my running buddy & her kids & ran w/her last night after dinner. Used my vibram five fingers for the first time running. They were my reward for running my first 10k this year & I really like them so far. Love that it feels like running barefoot w/out the fear of cutting my feet. Did well nutritionally until before bed when I ate half a container of frosting left in the fridge. Was going to put it on brownies I'd taken out of the freezer but it never made it emoticon

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RYANDEJONGHE 7/28/2011 8:57AM

    Hi there from the Kinect to Spark group. I absolutely LOVE your positive mental attitude. I have found that people usually gravitate to me when I am positive. And of course, the more people in my network, the happier I become. It's a win-win situation.

Keep up the great work!

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KIM--POSSIBLE 7/28/2011 8:36AM

    Somehow, I had missed your daily reflection before now! Funny how we will let one minor setback impact our whole outlook! We don't, however, seem to do this with victories and successes!

Sounds like you had a nice, active visit with your friend and her children! emoticon Good for you for rewarding yourself!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Did some cleaning yesterday morning & walked on the treadmill for a little bit, while our home was being power washed, hoping the house begins to be painted today. Took the kids to the library for a craft yesterday & enjoyed spending time w/several families I knew there & having a playdate w/my kindergarteners future classmate. Enjoyed some time @ the book club last night. It has inspired me to read more and hopefully be a better person. Need to go get ready for the day. Have a emoticonday!

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BD3269PM 7/28/2011 6:21AM

    Enjoy your day. and your reading. I love to read--have a few issues with my eyes but thank goodness I can still enjoy a good book. Keep on Sparking emoticon

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VENISEW1 7/28/2011 6:14AM

    The clear coat on the cedar shingles is almost done, hopefully the paint starts today :)

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SUNNY1432 7/27/2011 10:03PM

    I hope the painting is going well. I start mine tomorrow! Have a wonderful rest of you week!! emoticon

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SWEETPEAZ03 7/27/2011 8:09AM

    Have a good day!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily goals
1 - 8 glasses of water
2 - stay w/in nutrition range so far so good
3 - cardio- going for a walk soon
4 - positive spark posts done
5 - dishes & laundry working on it
6 - prepare meals in advance
7- play w/the kids
8- 8 hours of sleep yes
9 - plan bridal shower still working on it
10-plan bachelorette party working on it

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