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Just a friendly reminder!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's that time again! I don't know about you, but I look forward to this every year! More daylight! WooHoo!!!









  
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V_ON_THE_VERGE 3/18/2010 4:06PM

    Totally love it too! To get home from work and it's still light out - what a great feeling of COMING BACK TO LIFE. Over-dramatic...? No, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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JESSICA_0029 3/17/2010 12:07AM

    LOVE SPRING TIME!!!!!

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ANOPTIMIST 3/16/2010 7:51PM

    Thanks for the reminder...I absolutely love this time of year, it's so nice to just get outside and enjoy the sunshine and warmth!!!

Hope all is well! :)

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/14/2010 1:39PM

    lol not me..i love winter and fall...but i can sure be happy for YOU!!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/14/2010 10:15AM

    I am SO totally with you on this! I vote for Daylight Savings Time year-round!
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NANCYRUBIO 3/14/2010 7:36AM

    I live in AZ and we don't change our clocks. We just have a remember what time zone we are in every 6 months.

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 3/14/2010 12:27AM

    Already? OOPS -- I did forget! Thanks!

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 3/14/2010 12:06AM

    Got it! Thanks!

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L*I*T*A* 3/14/2010 12:04AM

    great reminder..........thanks so much..........blessings and hugs.............lita

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/13/2010 11:14PM

    Thank you. Just reset my clocks.

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LINDA25427 3/13/2010 10:23PM

    Thanks just told my hubby to not forget about sitting the clocks up .

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SHASTA11 3/13/2010 8:59PM

    More light yeah. Even though my daughter is 37 and knows to change the clocks I still remind her. It's a joke, but one year I didn't remind her and she got upset.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/13/2010 8:36PM

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TRUELOU 3/13/2010 8:12PM

    Woo-hoo!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/13/2010 7:53PM

    emoticon Gotta love it...Spring is in the air!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/13/2010 7:49PM

    Got it!
And thanks!

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JENNYMC7 3/13/2010 7:30PM

  Thanks for the reminder. Spring is in the air.

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DEBMORSE1 3/13/2010 7:26PM

    I LOVE Daylight Savings Time!!! WooHoo for Spring!!!

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RFH417 3/13/2010 7:21PM

    Me TOO!!!

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One word...my answers; what are yours?

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

One of my spark friends posted this blog today and challenged others to post their answers. Here are mine. Don't forget to do yours!

One word...
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?
case

Spouse?
working

Your hair?
red

Your mother?
Heaven

Your father?
same

Your favorite thing?
cats

Your dream last night?
none

Favorite drink?
water

What room are you in?
bedroom

Your hobby?
papercrafts

Your fear?
heights

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
south

Where were you last night?
Home

Something that you aren't?
outgoing

Muffins?
bran

Wish list item?
car

Last thing you did?
Idol

What are you wearing?
sweater

Your pets?
cats!!!

Friends?
some

Your life?
tiring

Your mood?
ho-hum

Missing someone?
son

Drinking?
water

Your car?
minivan

Something you're not wearing?
jewelry

Your favorite store?
none

Your favorite color?
blue

When is the last time you cried?
today

Where do you go over and over?
doctor

Five people who email me regularly?
Canadians

Favorite place to eat?
Lampy's

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Georgia

  
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WILLOW49 3/11/2010 2:01PM

    Thanks for all of your comments, but I'm waiting to see YOUR answers!

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STOP-IT-KNOW 3/11/2010 12:00PM

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TRUELOU 3/10/2010 11:42PM

    Coolio:)
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LINDA25427 3/10/2010 3:27PM

    Really nice thanks for sharing .

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/10/2010 1:47PM

    Cool list. Thanks for sharing.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/10/2010 6:43AM

    cool!!

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LINDA! 3/10/2010 12:08AM

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JESSICA_0029 3/9/2010 11:37PM

    FUN FUN FUN Thanks Willow! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 3/9/2010 11:08PM

    so cool..........thanks for sharing..........blessings and hugs..........lita

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We must be thankful for...

Friday, February 26, 2010

We must be thankful for the offer and willingness to help, not the outcome.
We must be thankful for the challenges, not just the successes,
We must be thankful for the spirited debate, not just the resolution,
We must be thankful for the child that tries to cheer us up when we are down and the child that tries to help another child, not just the child that does his/her chores,
We must be thankful not just for what the Creator has done, but what he/she hasn't done,
We must be thankful for our trails and tribulations, not just our glorious victories,
We must be thankful for the clothes on our back, and not ungrateful for the style they lack.
We must be thankful for the $10 we might have today that we didn't have yesterday, and let go of the fact that we did not get the thousand we wanted,
We must be thankful for the hug our loved one gave to us, although they did not say they loved us,
We must be thankful for the meal we had today, and not dwell on the one we might have dreamed of,
We must be thankful for the job we have now, not just the one we might get or wished we had,
We must be thankful for that friend that is with us and supports us, not just the best friend that isn't there,
We must be thankful for the survivors of natural catastrophes, and be thankful for the memory of those we might have lost,
We must be thankful for all things.
- M. Raymond Sheppard

  
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MARGETODAY 3/3/2010 1:28PM

    Thank you for this blog. I needed it today. Also, Thank you for the Joyce Meyer quote in your signature under some postings. It also said everything I needed to hear. emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 2/26/2010 11:45PM

    Great blog thanks Willow! emoticon

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/26/2010 9:22PM

    Very thoughtful reminders of gratitude in living. Sometimes the simple life is not as unrewarding as it may appear to some. I have found some comfort in it. Though occasionally my wants get out of check. Overall, life is not so bad. There may be bumps in the road but there is sooo much to be grateful for. Maybe, instead of thinking glass half empty when the going gets tough, I need to remember what makes the glass half full again. Many thanks for your lovely post. Have a wonderful evening. Be blessed, Karen

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L*I*T*A* 2/26/2010 8:26PM

    great blog................thanks so much for sharing......................blessi
ngs and hugs..............lita

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SATYAGRAHA 2/26/2010 6:48PM

    What a marvelous reminder!

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TRUELOU 2/26/2010 5:47PM

    This is great, thanks:)
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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/26/2010 5:42PM

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/26/2010 4:52PM

    I love this!!! you post the BEST things!!!

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There's so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Spark friend posted a link in her blog today to this song on YouTube. The lyrics are so powerful, I wanted to share them.


Some days we forget to look around us
Some days we can't see the joy that surrounds us
So caught up inside ourselves
We take when we should give

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And on this day we hope for
What we still can't see

It's up to us to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There's so much to be thankful for

Look beyond ourselves, there's so much sorrow
It's way too late to say, “I'll cry tomorrow”
Each of us must find our truth
We're so long overdue

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And every day we hope for
What we still can't see

It's up to us to be the change
And even though we all can still do more
There's so much to be thankful for

Even with our differences
There is a place we're all connected
Each of us can find each others love

So for tonight we pray for
What we know can be
And on this day we hope for
What we still can't see

It's up to us to be the change
And even though this world needs so much more
There's so much to be thankful for

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2M0GQOgYGg

What are you thankful for today? Take a few moments to write down your answers and reflect on them.

  
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JESSICA_0029 2/26/2010 11:44PM

    I'm thankful that I have a warm home on these below freezing nights, for my family, for my spark friends, for my doggies, for my boyfriend.....and much more! emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/26/2010 4:18PM

    i am thankful for the gorgeous snow, and for my family, and getting called in to work today, and that i can still walk!!
and i'm thankful that our friend's hard work paid off and he won gold in the olympics...and that he got engaged last night, too!!

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KSHELTON21 2/24/2010 12:14AM

    This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Regardless of our circumstances, we always have so much to be thankful for! God is so very good to us!

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L*I*T*A* 2/23/2010 9:26PM

    beautiful song lyrics.........thanks for sharing.......blessings and hugs...........lita

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LADYFOLDER 2/23/2010 8:55PM

    Great song lyrics

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NANADA1947 2/23/2010 7:17PM

    beautiful post, thanx for sharing this..
every morning when i awaken i'm thankful that i made it through the night..we don't know what the day will bring....so, before i get out of bed, i say a prayer of thanksgiving to GOD and put myself in HIS hands..some days are good, some are bad, i accept each new day as a gift.

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2CATS2LOVE1 2/23/2010 5:25PM

    Beautiful!!
I am thankful for many things; life itself, my two kitties, my sisters, my friends here on Spark, having a job, my health and my Mom who will be 93 in May! Can you believe that? Thanks for a reflective poem...sometimes I forget my many blessings.

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TRUELOU 2/23/2010 5:25PM

    Thank you, this was especially needed today:)
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TRAVELNISTA 2/23/2010 5:20PM

    That was beautiful. emoticon

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 2/23/2010 4:54PM

    Yes, it is really easy to get so caught up in ourselves that we forget to look outward, so easy to dwell on the negative so exclusively that we miss all the good things. I am thankful for so much today ~ for family who are all in reasonably good health; for my job; for my little house; for an automobile that passed inspection (and hasn't been recalled yet!); for my computer, which allows me to connect with so many friends (and to play the, ahem, occasional computer game); for my cat, who is warm and nice to snuggle with; for my next-door neighbor and her humorous emails; for the fact that the Olympics ladies' figure skating is on TV tonight; that for today my bills are paid...so many, many things!

Practice gratitude. It is life-changing!

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/23/2010 4:52PM

    Today, I am focusing still on what is wrong with me. So, close to visiting the inpatient end of treatment that I am unclear on my focus. This wasn't my first reminder of gratitude today. I wish I could get my head untwisted. I don't really know what to do anymore.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/23/2010 4:33PM

    I have to tell you I loved this so much I shared it on Facebook. BTW You might add me if youa re on there I am Deborah Cole
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SLCB1023 2/23/2010 3:48PM

    Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes we are so busy focusing on what is wrong with our lives, we forget to be thankful for what is right. emoticon

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SHASTA11 2/23/2010 3:47PM

    I'm very thankful for you. Thank you. emoticon

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Don't Quit!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts . . . So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over . . . they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you to grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushed to the brink, just refuse to submit.
If you bite it, you write it . . . But don't you quit!

Author Unknown



"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

  
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JESSICA_0029 2/26/2010 11:47PM

    I loved this I should print this off so I can read it on some of my bad days. Thanks emoticon

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I have felt like quitting at times because my progress is slow and I have eaten things I shouldn't. After reading this poem I know I can move ahead!!!

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L*I*T*A* 2/23/2010 12:49AM

    fantastic.......thanks for sharing........blessings and hugs.............lita

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BETTYAHE 2/22/2010 4:10PM

    Absolutely love this blog! Thank you so much for sharing and posting!

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/22/2010 2:24PM

    By no means perfect, indeed. I need to refocus yet I feel so cloudy where it come to writing it. I am unsure. I have not been measuring much at all lately. Yikes. I can't even contemplate it right now in my mind. But, your words are very inspiring. Thank you for the uplifting message. Take care, Willow!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/22/2010 12:11PM

    Terrific!
And you are so motivating!
Congrats on the 80 gone FOREVER!
ou are such an inspiration!
Debbie

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BEINHAVE 2/22/2010 11:52AM

    Thanks for posting this - I needed it today!

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GROOVY_GURL 2/22/2010 11:49AM

    emoticon for sharing this! I really needed this reminder myself.

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SHASTA11 2/22/2010 11:34AM

    Thanks Willow

I needed this, now. You are always so right on. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 2/22/2010 11:33AM

    I don't know anyone who has done this weight loss journey "perfectly." It's by making mistakes that we learn, and one of the best lessons we can learn is not to let a single event derail us. Loved this blog because it reminds me of this very fact (and I need to be reminded a LOT!) emoticon

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MESSYJESSY22 2/22/2010 10:45AM

    Thanks for this, just goes to show you that everyone feels and goes through the same thing during their weight loss.

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TRUELOU 2/22/2010 10:25AM

    Thanks Willow, this is a great inspiration:)
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FITN2014-TSP 2/22/2010 10:04AM

    Thank you. I am going to reread this several times today. I like that if you bite it you write it. That is something I can remember as I contemplate going out to lunch today. emoticon emoticon

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