ALEXSGIRL1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALEXSGIRL1 ALEXSGIRL1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ All WE Need Is LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922836 Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. " Rumi <BR> <BR> Why are you doing this ? Why are you here? Are you trying to lose or maintain .? Who are you doing it for? <BR> <BR> If you want to truly succeed and get healthy and happy. It better be all about you. You have to love yourself and <BR> try to be as healthy and happy as you can. <BR> <BR> We are all worth the effort , but we often let others get in the way of our happiness, We let them go first , we let them m... Tue, 5 May 2015 05:01:34 EST Brighton someone's day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922196 " You never want to give a man a present when you know he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down." Lyndon B. Johnson <BR> <BR> If it one thing that sparkpeople are good for it is brightening other peoples days. There is nothing like bringing sunshine <em>67</em> and cheer to another <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> So if you have a few extra minutes in your day <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> and your not spending them on exercise <em>319</em> <em>320</em> ... Mon, 4 May 2015 05:23:28 EST Get your Healthy Stuff Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921980 Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket." Carl Sandburg <BR> <BR> <BR> There are a lot of variables , formulas and methods that work or don't in weight loss. There is measuring , logging, weighing . Eating certain foods at certain times, sleeping x amounts of hours . What kind of exercise to do one what day for how long. <BR> <BR> My way is the easy way lump it all together . Then before you do anything ask yourself a question. <BR> <BR> Choosing water before soda. Why? <B... Sun, 3 May 2015 19:45:44 EST Gone fishing , after a trophy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921493 " Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough , it will sooner or later become the right fly. " John Gierach <BR> <BR> Today a lot of my friends in my area are doing a rad run . It's a 5K and at the end they shower you with a ton of color. Looks like a lot of fun. Not everyone can run a 5k , some of us can't even do the recommended allowance for exercise, <BR> <BR> <BR> It is all okay as long as we do what can with what we got. So set that timer for every wa... Sat, 2 May 2015 21:08:12 EST Don't hold your parents up to contempt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920570 " Don't hold your parents up to contempt . After all, you are their son , and it is just possible you may just take after them." Evelyn Waugh <BR> <BR> Mother's day is right around the corner . All I've been hearing lately is I love my mom, but Ugh She drives me insane . <BR> <BR> What we often forget is how hard it would be if we didn't have a Mom at all, So please let the little stuff go. Love your mom and dad unconditionally like you do your kids and you may be surprised. <BR> <B... Fri, 1 May 2015 05:20:18 EST It's okay to be wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920030 " It's okay to be wrong " David Henry Hwang <BR> <BR> I work in a small office where we audit boxes and key in numbers all day . Sometimes you forget to write something down. Another girl in the company showed me a screen where all the info is stored in case you forget to write something down. <BR> <BR> I showed it to my coworker , she said she will never need it because " She never makes mistakes , " After working with her for two years I can tell you she is never wrong either . <BR> ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 05:23:43 EST Don't believe everything they say about you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919470 " Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One don't believe everything that is written about you . Two don't pick up too many checks" Babe Ruth <BR> <BR> I know we are not rich and famous so what does this quote have to do with me. A lot. we may not have anything written about us but people and often the wrong kinds of people talk about us often. <BR> <BR> How often do we believe their malicious cruel words . How often do we take it to heart. Were called fat and we hide. W... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 05:26:41 EST Be Bright -----Shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918891 " Live like a mud -fish : It's skin is bright and shiny even though it lived in mud.' Ramakrishna <BR> <BR> <BR> Life can be hard depressing and hurtful. Sometimes you feel like you've been dragged through the mud and back. When this happens we can't just lay around and wallow in it and be covered by it. <BR> <BR> No , we have to glow and shine like the mud -fish .We have to dig deep to find the happiness and hold on to it. When our worlds are falling apart is the perfect time to shine a... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:14:06 EST Keep those tips coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918300 " Tip generously. You go around only once , and tipping generously is a meaningful way to improve your own quality of life." Danny Meyer <BR> <BR> I saved a little money for a month, mostly from saving and couponing with the groceries. Yesterday I went to the mall to Target to get a few new things, On the way home there was a man sitting on the curb at a stop light. He had a sign . It said I am hungry could use donations. I gave him a few dollars and he blessed me I blessed him and left wi... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:16:26 EST Be crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918085 " If you're going to be crazy you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up." Hunter S Thompson <BR> <BR> Be CRAZY!!!! but in a good way !! <BR> <BR> Be crazy about good clean food. Be crazy about water . Be crazy about exercise and fresh air and sunshine. Be crazy about life. <BR> <BR> Live big and large , Let your ideas become dreams make your dreams your reality. Try something new exciting and a little scary Act like a child skip jump play hop scotch or tag. Ju... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:27:13 EST You are unique http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917644 Avoid foolhardiness, do not attempt to match four or six opponents at once . Restrain your ambition, this will benefit you. It is no shame to flee from four to six. " Johannes Liechtenauer <BR> <BR> We are all unique and therefore cant be all like everyone else. My daughter has gotten straight A's since grade school. She is almost done with her second year of college and can't get her head around the fact that she is getting a B in physics. No matter how hard she tried or studied. But ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:05:22 EST Happy Aloha Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916766 " Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places ." Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> Are you rushing through your days and your walks. Then you could be missing something , a bird building it's nest or a rabbit hiding under a bush. <BR> <BR> As you race around making supper did you miss your cat sunning and cleaning himself in the picture window. Or the beautiful sunset coming up over the horizon , <BR> <BR> As your... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:36:31 EST It okay to be fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916190 " It's okay to be fat. So you're fat . Just be fat and shut up about it . " Roseanne Barr <BR> <BR> I had my blood tested at work during our health fair a couple weeks ago, The results are in and it says I am obese. I am an inch more than the recommended waist circumference. They said my Blood pressure was high it was 120 over 74 . The said I might have diabetes and or kidney disease because my ac1 and phosphate numbers both were one point over. <BR> <BR> Yesterday . I went to my favor... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:39:03 EST Keep learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915562 "As long as you live ,keep learning how to live." Lucius Annaeus Seneca <BR> <BR> I think it so awesome that some guy from Roman times can give us advice that is still relevant today . <BR> <BR> I think it is inspiring to see a few of my spark friends in their fifties and beyond going back to school to learn. I give them great credit. There is a lot to learn outside of school , and in life also, <BR> <BR> Every day there is something new on the weight loss or exercise front. There are... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:29:12 EST Be Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914970 " Never play checkers with a man who carries his own board .' Branch Rickie <BR> <BR> You know if a guy is carrying his checker board around he is good right ? We all want to be that guy or girl who is a winner . But how? <BR> <BR> Well it's easy just carry your stuff around. The people who successfully drink their water are the people that carry their water with them. If you pack an awesome low fat lunch to work what will happen ? You probably wont eat greasy burgers and fries. <BR> My... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:24:02 EST Aim High http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914319 " If you don't fail at least 90percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough." Alan Curtis Kay <BR> <BR> I think it is very sad that a lot of people give up or leave because they fail. Really all you have to do is pick your self up and move on. <BR> <BR> Today is Monday the beginning to a new week . But every day every hour and every minute is a new beginning, A chance to start over more refreshed and energized <BR> <BR> Today remember it is not about dieting but about healthy livi... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:31:02 EST Always wear comfortable shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914083 " Always . in all circumstances, wear comfortable shoes .You never know when you may have to run for your life.' Callie Khouri <BR> <BR> I love horror movies and books . Almost always someone has high heels on and falls and then you know dies. eek!! <BR> <BR> But it is important to wear comfortable shoes in real life also. You never know when there will be an emergency and you have to run, You know a fire , a tornado , or maybe you are just late or have to pee ! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:23:29 EST Time to Read and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913619 " Whenever you have a little bit of time for yourself , read a book. Always carry something with characters written on it with you and look at it when no one's looking .' Hojo Soun <BR> <BR> I love to incorporate my reading and exercise. I often make reading my reward after exercise. I think a ride on a stationary bike is a whole other experience with an awesome novel. To me there is nothing better than a hike through the forest ,and a quiet spot by a brook to read in the shade. <BR... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:37:20 EST Don't be afraid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912742 " Don't be afraid, Because you're going to be afraid .But remember when you become afraid , just don't be afraid. " Joan Jett <BR> <BR> Love this quote and especially Joan and will be keeping it in mind when I get my procedure in a couple of weeks. I am set to get my frozen shoulder fixed. The procedure is called shoulder manipulation under anesthesia . They basically put you to sleep and move your arm forcefully back in the correct position . it is supposed to release the scar tissue etc... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:37:11 EST Fated to be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912346 " If fate means you to lose , give him a good fight anyhow .' William McFee <BR> <BR> Fate can throw us through a loop sometimes. We have no control over what disease's where born with. Sometimes it is just fate that we get a disease or an infliction, Sometimes for no fault of our own we lose our job, our house or a spouse or loved one. <BR> <BR> Fate the huge giver of lemons and troubles and sorrow. <BR> <BR> What can we do . Laugh in fates face. Challenge fate , go toe to toe. Be hap... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:17:16 EST Sometimes you have to be Bitc# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911588 " Sometimes You have to be a bitc# to get things done ." Madonna <BR> <BR> Ever Go on a Bitc# walk ? <BR> <BR> Your mad <em>234</em> Mad at something or someone <BR> The kids <em>183</em> your spouse <em>342</em> your friends <em>361</em> the bills <em>528</em> your job, <em>387</em> or maybe your mad at the whole darn world <em>432</em> . <BR> <BR> So you get your ipod and crank it way up as loud as you can stand it!! <em>335</em> And then you grab the dog <em>3... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:41:45 EST Don't stay in the wrong place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910955 All suffering is caused by being in the wrong place.. If you are unhappy where you are, Move. Timothy Leary <BR> <BR> Sometimes we are not happy where we are . In that case we should try to change some things, Sometimes we don't feel like we have the power . We do. Just changing a little thing can make a big difference. We can even change how we see the experience, which will change how we feel. <BR> <BR> Sometimes no matter how hard you try , or how many times. There is just no fix. Not... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:32:02 EST Ask Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910293 " Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions: Why am I doing it? What will the results be? Will I be successful? Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions , go ahead." Chanakya <BR> <BR> Being here involves work. Eating right, drinking water, sleeping well and exercising , Here are my answers. To be what I call Forever Young. <BR> <BR> Why am I doing it.? For Me. To get healthier . To live as long as I can as healthy and active as ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:17:49 EST Planting the seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910100 " If you have a garden and a library , you have everything you need. " Marcus Tullius Cicero <BR> <BR> Yes , the ground is warming and we are making plans for our upcoming garden . Of course it may be a month or more before we can begin . But we are learning planning and reading. Some of the vegetables in our plan include tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, yellow and green squash. mixed greens ,kale and swiss chard., beets , and green beans .Plus I want to have another herb garden... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:31:08 EST When to eat diet food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909552 " The only time to eat diet food is while waiting for the steak to cook" Julia Child <BR> <BR> Julia almost had it right . The only time to eat diet food is NEVER!!!!! <BR> <BR> When do you eat healthy food? ALWAYS or okay 85% of the time. <BR> <BR> If you eat healthy 85% of the time you will succeed And You'll look and feel good to. Add a little exercise and you may have found the fountain of youth !!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today I made a healthy cake for my birthday . It was su... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:22:25 EST Figuring it out !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909035 " Learning what you don't want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you do want to do." Anderson Cooper <BR> <BR> Today is my birthday !!!!!!! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is opening day fishing <em>14</em> So the husband is spending all day preparing . The living room is full of fishing gear and no <em>144</em> <em>19</em> . He needs to go to bed early to sleep so he can get u... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:02:56 EST The values of lying low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908476 " If you don't feel like doing something , don't do it. My cardiologist told me that .' Red Auerbach <BR> <BR> Ever have do something you really didn't want to? Then you force yourself , go through all that stress and find out you suddenly have a whooper of a cold. ? <BR> <BR> One of the reasons some people have heart attacks is that they just don't know how to say no. Or they don't know how to chill. <BR> <BR> Another thing you can do is turn your to do list into fun time. Have to work ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:50:50 EST Don't be afraid of the truth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907881 " Don't be afraid of the truth . John A .Vucetich <BR> <BR> <BR> The truth is I can do better <BR> <BR> I should try harder . <BR> <BR> I am not happy with the way things are, <BR> <BR> I should push myself more, <BR> <BR> I should be more friendly and outgoing, <BR> <BR> I need to buckle down and get serious on some issues, <BR> <BR> I need to get my head out of the sand , and look around once in awhile, <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a lot to be thankful for, I like myself just the ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 18:25:36 EST Do not fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907254 "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." Bethrand Russell <BR> <BR> Your ideas and views are just as if not more important than others, Never be afraid to speak up to take a leap , To have your say. To do things your way, <BR> <BR> Today I had the honor of helping a brand new doctor who was beginning her residency in radiology administer my test. She had an experienced doctor by her side. I am not going to tell you that the test went s... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 18:52:28 EST Watch the world like a child http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906626 Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you , because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places, " Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> Lately some strange but good stuff has been happening to me. The little six year old imp down the street called me by my first name yesterday even though I never met either of her parents. Saturday one of the store clerks at the grocery store also called me by my name , still cant figure that one out. He came over to show me a special o... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 19:32:08 EST Days end.... praise the lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905994 "Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't ,then you are wasting your time on Earth.' Roberto Clemente <BR> <BR> Preparation for Prayer <BR> <BR> Feet <BR> still, still now ,upon the floor, <BR> no need to hurry . <BR> <BR> Hands lie quietly at rest , <BR> no task to do just now . <BR> <BR> Body , relax in peace, serene; <BR> now calmly rest . <BR> <BR> Mind let go the scurrying, <BR> let thought be still, so still. <BR> <BR> Soul, <BR> in si... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 19:24:16 EST Make Every Moment Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905472 " Hold every moment sacred" Thomas Mann <BR> <BR> <BR> Do All the Good You Can <BR> <BR> Do all the good you can , <BR> <BR> By all the means you can, <BR> <BR> In all the ways you can , <BR> <BR> In all the places you can , <BR> <BR> At all the times you can , <BR> <BR> To all the people you can , <BR> <BR> As long as ever you can. <BR> John Wesley <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all many Blessings on the night before a Most Holy Easter. <BR> Remember as always look for Hugs, Happi... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EST Don't Think Just do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904372 " Don't think . Thinking is the enemy of creativity ." Ray Bradbury <BR> <BR> Were you on your way <em>363</em> and thought about it <BR> and stopped dead in your tracks <em>227</em> <em>333</em> <BR> <BR> Were you all set to take that zumba class <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> And then thought about your two left feet and your round belly and changed your mind <em>295</em> <em>527</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Were you thinking of running in a <em>364</e... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:41:45 EST Be in the parade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903133 " If your not in the parade, you watch the parade that's life." Mike Ditka <BR> <BR> Wouldn't you much rather be in the parade than watching. Most of us sidelined with an illness or injury are fighting and clawing to get back in the parade. We are wishing and hoping that we could move better or easier without pain , or being tired. <BR> <BR> We are counting the hours at night restless and in pain. We are fighting to find the happy in our lives . <BR> <BR> So if your sitting on the couch ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:35:17 EST the world is movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902508 " The world is movement and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving , " Henri Cartier -Bresson <BR> <BR> So there you go get moving .!!! <BR> <BR> Go for a walk <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Ride your bike <em>309</em> <BR> <BR> Climb a mountain <em>358</em> <BR> <BR> Dance all night <em>351</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> Move Move Move <em>196</em> <em>318</em> <em>216</em> <em>312</em> <em>135</em> <BR> <BR> and while your a... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:52:31 EST Waiting for the final cut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901863 " I have ten commandments, the first nine are" Thou shall not bore, " The tenth is " Thou shall right to final cut." Billy Wilder <BR> <BR> We often forget that we are the masters to our own lives, How many times have you sat on the couch yawning clicking station after station looking for something to entertain yourself with , <BR> <BR> If your bored , Step away and Out. Go find an adventure, Start a craft , read a book , Get out in the fresh air. Have a bonfire and stare at the stars. <... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:23:57 EST Grandmas Have Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901370 "If your looking for wisdom call your Grandmother, " Alice Hoffman <BR> <BR> My grandma was and is my best friend, I always went to her for wisdom understanding and a shot of self esteem, Now that she is gone I have to make my own way , in her honor of course, I still look to her for guidance in all that I do and know she still stands beside me. <BR> <BR> All grandmas have a wealth of wisdom that we should tap into . Don't wait till it is to late, If you have lost your grandma cherish the... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:32 EST It's not always about YOU!!!!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900821 " Play not the Peacock, looking every where about you, to See if you be well Decked, if your Shoes fit well, if your Stockings sit neatly, and Cloths handsomely." George Washington <BR> <BR> See that even the first President thinks we shouldn't be all <BR> <BR> Look at me I am Sandra Dee <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> We should be looking out for others <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <em>361</em> <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> Have you visited your friends pages lately <em>149</em> <B... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:40:19 EST Play smart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900239 Herzog's Rules <BR> <BR> Be on time <BR> <BR> Bust your Butt <BR> <BR> Play smart <BR> <BR> Have some laughs while your at it . <BR> <BR> Whitey Herzog <BR> <BR> <BR> Good words to live by and remember to be on the lookout for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:26:44 EST Be careful when choosing evil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899620 " Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil." Jerry Garcia <BR> <BR> Life is full of choices we need to be careful with them , Choosing a low fat donut over a regular donut is a crazy choice, So is low calorie soda. Always pick your healthiest choice and you cant go wrong, <BR> <BR> If you must choose an evil go all out and have the real thing but only sparingly, Make sure someone is there for backup to stop you when you cant stop yourself. <BR> <BR> Remember to always be ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:05:41 EST One of a Kind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898940 " Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.' Margaret Mead. <BR> <BR> <BR> We all must follow our own path , We all must do what is right for us, We all have a million ways to do the same thing, That is what makes life so beautiful and frustrating . lol . <BR> <BR> <BR> Each one of us is special in their own way, Each one of us is just as important as the next. We must learn to love ourselves for our uniqueness. The good , the bad, and the ugly. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:41:19 EST Nobody is always a winner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897898 "Nobody is always a winner , and anybody who says he is, is either a liar or doesn't play poker, " Amarillo Slim <BR> <BR> This goes for the game of life also. We will have good days and bad, happy and sad. It is all about our attitude and how we handle those days . <BR> <BR> If you start out saying you are going to have a bad day well guess what your probably right. If you know that a hard day is coming but you try to find the good in that hard day well guess what it is not going to be ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:45:33 EST Let your soul do the singing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897648 " Let your soul do the singing ." Ma Rainey <BR> <BR> <BR> These I Wish <BR> <BR> To live a life of cheer <BR> To laugh when all seems dark <BR> To shed a tender tear <BR> When beauty calls to hark.!!! <BR> <BR> To speak a word of hope <BR> To love, to work, to pray <BR> To bring a touch of joy <BR> To all I meet each day. <BR> <BR> I would be glad, glad, Glad! <BR> And live with all my heart <BR> that when I come to die <BR> I may have left my part. <BR> Monica Miller <B... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:34:02 EST Fill yourself with Silence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896852 " Fill yourself with silence, <BR> You will find life, <BR> And your body shall <BR> flourish upon earth <BR> Anenemope <BR> <BR> <BR> For a very very long time on this earth people have been looking for silence. longing for it looking for it and seeking it. <BR> <BR> Today the world is much more noisier and chaotic. You usually can no longer go to a library , church or synagogue to find peace. Museums are filled with the sounds of laughing running children. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:15:34 EST What day is It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896609 " Avoid clichés, avoid generalizations , find your own voice, show compassion ,and ask the important questions." Amy Tan <BR> <BR> What day is it? The first day of spring !!! <em>244</em> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>375</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is snowing out, <em>444</em> But it is still THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>353</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> Soon the sun will shine longer <em>67</em> We will be able to go outside more... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:24:59 EST Don't worry if others laugh at You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895670 "If anybody laughs at your idea , view it as a sign of potential success." Jim Rodgers <BR> <BR> If one thing is certain , some time in your life people will laugh at you. Either for your ideas, something you said , something you've done or just because they just plain feel like it. <BR> <BR> You can let their laughter . belittle you and stop you in your tracks, or you can be happy with your success. That idea you brought to the table just needs a little tweaking and it could turn into a ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:16:22 EST Don't box yourself In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895021 " You can't stay in the corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.' A.A. Milne <BR> <BR> This is one I struggle with daily, I am good at letting my feelings out in writing. I like to think I am good at letting my feelings out with others . I am having a hard time making friends or even people to hang with. I am working on it. <BR> <BR> I guess I'll be venturing out of the woods once in awhile . I will be leaving breadcrumbs so I can find my... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:21:35 EST A Little help from my Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894384 " Consult your friend on all things , especially on those that respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. " Lucius Annaeus Seneca <BR> <BR> This is the main reason I so love it here . It is so easy to get by with a little help from my friends. So Thank You so very much . Words cannot describe what you mean to me and what you have done for me. <BR> <BR> Sending you all Hugs Love and Kisses . <BR> <BR> Remember to be always on t... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:18:31 EST How Smart are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893726 "Life is like on big Mardi <em>236</em> <em>103</em> <em>244</em> Gras But instead of showing your boobs ,Show people your brain, <em>58</em> and if they like what they see ,you'll have more beads than you know what to do with." Ellen DeGeneres <BR> <BR> My daughter is home from college on spring break ,She is showing us all she learned. Make sure to sharpen your brain also , no matter what you age, Life is one big party but a little knowledge goes a very long way. <BR> <B... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:25:41 EST Reason well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893467 " Reason well from the beginning and then there will never be any need with confusion and doubt." Tenzin Gyatso 14th Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> What's your reason? Have you ever asked yourself that , Most people are more concerned with what is their goal.? Not what is the reason for having one in the first place. <BR> <BR> My reason from the beginning was to get healthier and happier, so I could live longer and enjoy my family longer. All my goals lead and end on that road. I was clear on bein... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:53:48 EST