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Martha Beck may be one of the smartest women in the universe..next to me of course! ;-))

Thursday, May 23, 2013

emoticon I LOVE smart women! It's great being surrounded by so many of them here in Sparkland! Not only smart, but encouraging, gracious, sharing, and nurturing!

What BETTER friends could we ever aspire for? emoticon

Seriously...if I ever hit the 'big one' aka lotto...I'm flying you ALL down here to sunny SW FL and we will get a block of rooms at the Ritz...and TEAR it UP! emoticon emoticon emoticon from sunrise emoticon to long after sundown! emoticon With a few POWER naps thrown in for good nature...gotta maintain our health ya know! emoticon emoticon

Here's Martha Beck's inspiration for the day:

"You must befriend, protect, and nurture your own spirit. This means paying attention to your real needs, treating yourself not just fairly but kindly, and standing up for yourself even if that displeases people around you. Just as a run-down body may be unable to conceive a healthy new life, a run-down soul canít support the healthy development of the life you were meant to have."

Isn't she BEYOND brilliant...and isn't that EXACTLY what we little sparklers need to hear first thing to start our mornings off today?

I love Martha Beck, I first discovered her through Oprah and then she had her own column in Oprah magazine...maybe she still does. She's written several INSPIRING books and she is a BUSY, BUSY lady!

Speaking of...I have a crazy overbooked day ahead of me at the consignment gallery, have to get a couple of contracts e-mailed, lots of rearranging for new items coming in, a few sales to get deliveries scheduled. I'm giving the hubs the morning off since he's covered for me two days this week! Isn't he the BEST? I'm also working on rehabbing a cool old antique secretary with what else....leopard print?

Then when the day is over will meet with a girlfriend and go over to another girlfriends new condo where she is cooking us a nice home cooked meal. What could be better?

The hubs will be okay with left overs. I wish he did more things with his men friends. Men just don't seem to have the 'mingle' gene that we females do. When I do things with my girlfriends I feel a little guilty...but he says he likes his 'down' time with the cat...so all~righty then! emoticon

I'm working hard on my Teddy Bear Challenge so off to the treadmill as soon as Fiona Fitbit gets recharged while I'm sparking!

Take care dear friends...and remember Martha's inspiration...it's a GREAT one! emoticon emoticon
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TSISQUAUSDI 5/26/2013 10:19PM

    LOL, count your blessings, my friend! The men in my life that had that "mingle gene" to spend time with their guy friends all covered for each others' indiscretions!! emoticon

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JAZZEJR 5/26/2013 4:17AM

    Love that Beck quote--hear, hear!

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SPARKLINGME176 5/24/2013 1:38PM

    It is the honesty in your blogs that helped me realize I am apart of your tribe! Thanks again, sweetest of all sparkers! PS... I 'blog' in my planner file on Spark People, daily. It DOES really help! emoticon

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/24/2013 5:12AM

    Love the quote! I just copied it and sent it to my sister.
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BONNIEMARGAY 5/24/2013 4:30AM

    Thank you!

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LYNCHD05 5/23/2013 10:43PM

    Awesome quote.

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ANGELCOWBOY1 5/23/2013 10:23PM

    Great quote! Hope you enjoy your GNO.

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DARLY55 5/23/2013 9:35PM

    What a full day you have planned. Nice quote too.
But what I am interested in, is seeing that leopard print secretary when you have finished it! Please!

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MARTHAWILL 5/23/2013 9:05PM

    Great quote. Thanks.
I started reading the Beck Solution-which I just realized is actually written by Judith Beck, not Martha. Now editing my post. Still will say though that the Beck Solution did present some interesting and new trains of thought. Had to return it to the library before I finished it but think i'll given it another look soon.
Now to look up Martha Beck, LOL.
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KATWELL88 5/23/2013 8:32PM

    Yep I like Martha beck oprah too ( read the articles) haven't had chance to read her books. I would beam in during a slow time at your shop and of course if invinted to your party I'll be there! ( leaving on a jet plane...) emoticon emoticon

I agree with taking time for yourself when possible I find I can handle the choas of Life better when I do some Spruital and Creative Time to recharge my batteries and adjust my plans for the week. emoticon

Check on ya later! emoticon

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MUSIC2HISEARS 5/23/2013 7:17PM

    Love love love the quote!!!!

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ADRIENNIE 5/23/2013 3:13PM

    Thanks for the awesome quote. My new mantra!

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KPETSCHE 5/23/2013 1:45PM

    Thanks for the great quote. Good words to live by. Enjoy your day and your night, too.

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MKACILLAS 5/23/2013 1:27PM

    I love the quote by Martha Beck. And how true if you dont nurture your soul you are not being true to yourself. And i love spending time with like minded women and sharing and caring...I too if won a big lottery would fly down in a minute Bobbie♥ Have a wonderful day and evening friend.

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GRACEOMALLEY 5/23/2013 1:04PM

    Good reminder to you and to us - that nurturing your spirit is essential to form the basis for everything else. May you (and all of us) see the inner SPARK in each of us today and help it to continue to burn bright.


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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/23/2013 11:59AM

    Sounds like a busy but awesome day!!!!! I love the quote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 5/23/2013 11:58AM

    I often forget to take time to nurture myself. Thanks for the reminder! That said, today is Not one of those days. This afternoon I'm joining a girlfriend to get a pedi, go out for a light dinner, go to the Farmer's Market (2nd time this week...WhooHoo), and enjoy a springtime outdoor concert in the middle of the market. emoticon it's going to be an emoticon day! I'll be sure to get some exercise minutes in there somewhere.

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OLDERDANDRT 5/23/2013 11:18AM

    Great blog! Inspiring!
Glad to hear you have had some sales and some new acquisitions as well! Sounds like some new pictures to come in the near future!
I used to run out and have fun with my girl friends, then that just stopped, lost touch, then DH made me a "golf widow" for a while. Now we both pretty much are home bodies. (That's getting old, too! haha)
Way to go with your Fitbit and your Teddybears! Keep up the great work!
((HUGS))
Jayne

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HEALTHY4ME 5/23/2013 11:13AM

    Have you read finding your north star??? I love that book she makes you think a lot but man it is powerful. she is awesome.

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KATRINAKAT23 5/23/2013 11:04AM

  emoticon hope I am included "when" you win the lottery. LOL

Have a good day.

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MS.ELENI 5/23/2013 10:44AM

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/23/2013 10:36AM

    I truly love your new background! : ) and your wise words for today. Have a good one.

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GOING-STRONG 5/23/2013 10:18AM

    Thanks for sharing those brilliant words from Martha... will give me something to ponder today.

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MSLZZY 5/23/2013 9:37AM

    I really have to invest in her books! Everyone raves about them.
Have a great and glorious day, as I know you will. Get the Fitbit
on and make some tracks! HUGS!

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MPARKER67 5/23/2013 9:36AM

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MTRACHEL 5/23/2013 9:04AM

    Thanks for this excellent Martha Beck quote. It was the perfect thing to start my day. I'd never even heard of Martha Beck, so thanks for that also. I sure appreciate all of your sparks!

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DS9KIE 5/23/2013 8:51AM

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BIGPAWSUP 5/23/2013 8:30AM

    Sounds like an awesome day! Great quote and motivation there!

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