BONNIEMARGAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BONNIEMARGAY BONNIEMARGAY'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/ Hello, autumn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413920 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/976cf254-3063-425e-b71f-991ddc8b7927.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you on the autumnal equinox. May all things in your life come back into balance! Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:51:03 EST Goodbye, summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413589 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcf1652c-356e-4824-aa3f-7880bb234ebc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on your last day of summer. May your year be sweet and healthy. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:38:35 EST May our gut wisdom guide us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413256 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06a36d60-eb23-4f71-9ed0-083b354551f5.jpg"> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:09:12 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412891 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/250fbaf3-5cbf-41cf-89e0-8e01c9aa4e11.png"> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:51:55 EST Kindness matters, every time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412551 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51ae6cc3-f744-4c0b-a170-f3a357872d43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May our last week of the summer be the best one yet. Blessings on all of your next steps! Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:26:20 EST May we be generous and gentle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412170 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5887e6af-7ea5-4977-b695-8189349fd80f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh, imagine the miraculous freedom of seeing ourselves this way, beloved. What would we do with all that space to soften into? Dreaming of that world. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:50:46 EST May we find perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb3bac8d-1ec2-4b11-a655-ccd234c1de9e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My beloveds remind me that there are endless ways to live and love and be in the world, and that mine is only one opinion, even when I am so used to it that I imagine it is fact. Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:35:32 EST Thank you, Edie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411552 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/325bd7ca-efd8-4a61-b85f-bec56cf53239.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you so much, Edie, for turning your gorgeous love story into a historic triumph for marriage equality. May we all be remembered for our most generous and courageous acts. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:09:55 EST All blessings on your path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411202 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32811915-d112-4c22-a8ff-f49c0b95411c.jpg"> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:56:30 EST You are everything you love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410858 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62b2d272-5b43-4170-ad59-48fddc2f85c2.jpg"> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:20:05 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410493 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b691d9eb-901d-4c13-b284-3cb4d27cd2a7.jpg"> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:22:19 EST May you find good medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410102 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1b029ad-76c4-41f3-9414-c799a3cc25ae.png"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on all of the ways loss cracks us open and makes us start anew. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:24:31 EST Blessed be each bumbling step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409716 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f31ff84b-7151-4b7c-8509-2f49e41d5969.jpg"> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:25:55 EST Make it good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409383 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6095d69-462a-4dca-9af6-3d0df1ffafe6.jpg"> Sat, 9 Sep 2017 15:13:33 EST Hard, but worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409074 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/febfd1ca-3a62-4a73-afa0-f9bfd18c762b.jpg"> Fri, 8 Sep 2017 15:14:33 EST Get it done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408732 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8313d2ba-b457-42d7-b7aa-1516c9314480.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How are the people around you finding ways to make things work? What are you ready to do in a new way? Thu, 7 Sep 2017 16:43:17 EST Blessed be the fed up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408367 "Anger is the deepest form of care, for another, for the world, for the self, for a life, for the body, for a family and for all our ideals, all vulnerable and all, possibly about to be hurt. Stripped of physical imprisonment and violent reaction, anger points toward the purest form of compassion, the internal living flame of anger always illuminates what we belong to, what we wish to protect and what we are willing to hazard ourselves for." ~ David Whyte <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:09:09 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407980 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f249b5f-c9ed-4306-93f8-c8b645cbc5c1.png"> Tue, 5 Sep 2017 15:23:18 EST Wishing you sanctuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407605 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1bf9adc-d85a-40dc-867c-82844dcea907.jpg"> Mon, 4 Sep 2017 14:39:49 EST May all beings find blessed relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407236 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc84fc4a-5fc4-4800-aada-47f2127d5986.jpg"> Sun, 3 Sep 2017 14:28:51 EST Do something http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37c62802-34a4-4fcc-8ab1-e4bf8a61a54f.png"> Sat, 2 Sep 2017 15:21:36 EST May all beings find a sense of sanctuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406552 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6547bfb3-a330-436f-805b-e0ea472c8bee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Moved in. Now just need to reorganize the whole shed in triple digit heat. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Whew! Who needs the gym? Fri, 1 Sep 2017 15:00:00 EST Moving is hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406368 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5409df7-a3f5-40e1-ab86-02896a7fb5f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Put in eight hours of cleaning, boxing, and unpacking as fast as I could today in temperatures that almost hit triple digits. Whew! <BR> <BR> But here was my first good morning greeting in our new forever home: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08f466bf-f384-4310-8ced-baa86f2ae5c1.jpg"> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 02:48:32 EST Moving day is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405822 "Gratitude brings us home to ourselves." ~ Guri Mehta <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fe366e1-ab39-4b25-b4ad-4f2091779d81.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wept with relief to see our old furniture being hauled away today. Blessings on all of the ways we move toward freedom. <BR> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:26:39 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405387 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd0c913e-38fa-4ce8-9782-42ac24181061.png"> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 14:57:20 EST We can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405023 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ae68481-0efd-4804-8195-8b7aed01b990.jpg"> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:09:42 EST You are completely surrounded by love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404576 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ca1b4af-0ca1-4874-b115-fd0925122c37.jpg"> Sun, 27 Aug 2017 14:30:46 EST All blessings to you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404215 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0680400-b967-48fa-a9eb-446af1c872e8.jpg"> Sat, 26 Aug 2017 13:27:54 EST May we find hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403909 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d9d4637-2f7f-4ca2-8b77-d66fbafd151d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So many aching hearts right in this moment. Imagine all of us moving through this together, knowing for sure that we are not in this alone. May we find relief. May we find loving kindness to lift us when we are flagging. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:34:41 EST An avalanche of creativity must be coming, then! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403541 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb70fb7f-1687-4b4e-b4c9-688edb294369.jpg"> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:51:16 EST Packing and moving is hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403150 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb202578-1b4d-499d-a816-394b3d8efa15.png"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on our endings and goodbyes. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:28:13 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402789 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e74bd549-3b6e-46bb-a53e-79b2e0a1503e.jpg"> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:22:21 EST Total eclipse of the heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d7e85ae-01dd-442d-85e3-9ba6bc8cba04.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Turn around, bright eyes! Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:57:50 EST Make it good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402008 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8eedccbc-307f-4294-8c3c-5420c2dd474a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life is marvelous with an inner circle that has been carefully pruned and nurtured. (Blessings on the limits we set that save our sanity. Boundaries can be hard!) It makes so much more room for joy and for the new kinds of people you have been dreaming of. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:30:25 EST Blessings on your loving kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8d0242b-b031-4bb5-b192-c819a4e6088f.jpg"> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:04:58 EST We know this dance, we can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401384 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c99dcbe4-070d-478b-b524-ae0e83d8a0cd.jpg"> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:30:10 EST Blessings on the fuel that moves us forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401013 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/597cd506-d80e-41a7-982b-1120c0a84259.png"> <BR> <BR> Getting tangled in whether or not anger is okay to feel is one way to trip up all of your fierce momentum. Anger is a healthy response to boundary violations. It is not the opposite of love. It is not a form of violence. It is kindling for your next step. It is one of the pathways for love. Here we go! Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:34:18 EST Blessed be our resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400636 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07acbf02-4eb0-4e01-8ee1-0be156a562f5.jpg"> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:26:29 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400256 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94d6965b-5b31-4332-9b74-7502a1ca0c82.jpg"> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:21:03 EST Birthday blessings to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399816 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75979f29-9a3d-43ab-84b0-c818d1101926.png"> <BR> <BR> Basking in gratitude for the circle of beloveds around me doing good work in the world, with the courage to take the next step, the creative spirits who are the helpers, the healers and the dreamers. <BR> <BR> My birthday wish is that all beings be granted access to the resources they need for health and happiness, that we all might find and be a precious sanctuary. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:44:50 EST Imagine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399433 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52650fb1-bd5d-41d7-b888-e5a98e60bb06.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> How will you show up for love today? Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:00:02 EST Be here now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399080 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee59b115-137f-40f3-82a5-650950cd20b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am familiar enough with impossible darkness to know my way around without running my pinky toe into the furniture. Sending you love if you want it, a flashlight if you need it, and reminding you that there are extraordinary gifts down here, too. You can do this. You already are. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:21:47 EST Open to joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398714 "We lose touch with our wingspan when we hunch." ~ Dr. Martin Shaw <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31638a92-a4de-4f5e-b187-ccf43cc1dd21.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every breath is another chance to open up, even a tiny little bit, even for just a moment. Own your space. Reclaim your time today. Life is not something that happens to you, it is yours. We can do this. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:52:59 EST Heroes follow their calling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398239 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/030e8669-ed30-4730-bb5a-716339d5f485.jpg"> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:41:50 EST Immerse yourself in any tiny miraculous moment of joy you can find! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397936 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6244ce87-7440-4bf4-982e-653f78ad18e5.jpg"> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:18:30 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397556 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f456b7a5-6851-406f-97a4-986e8bd0cfa2.jpg"> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:46:16 EST May you find something shiny today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397112 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d8b7f98-fe77-440d-85e3-5dc7d519ece6.jpg"> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:18:20 EST May we soften into love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396717 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fad97d02-bdf4-483e-a651-b19f4fdb8bc2.jpg"> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 15:30:05 EST Blessings on your next step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396349 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edacc31c-6d36-4d5c-a027-0ecf08e80c5b.jpg"> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 15:16:16 EST You can do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395968 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d224360-af05-4c25-8e80-af42342086e8.jpg"> Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:22:28 EST