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/ Love is all we need http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440605 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6fc314a-beb9-4e83-b2b5-1e8c101af07d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When my wife offered me her spare key and asked me to move into that teeny tiny little blue rental house on Robinson Avenue with her 24 years ago today, I honestly believed it was the closest thing to marriage that we could ever have. Who would have guessed things could change so much? Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:02:10 EST Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440296 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9dba5be-5e02-45a8-a8a5-3d399fe55dba.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Remembering all of the angels from Sandy Hook Elementary today. Of all the ways that we move through grief, may our fierce activism be multiplied by all the lost love we mourn. May all beings miraculously be turned toward loving kindness. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:41:53 EST Congratulations, Alabama! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439984 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c5fd27c-014f-428a-954d-c80ae01323b1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our love is so much stronger than the greedy monsters who want to hurt all of our most vulnerable women and children! Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:20:13 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439705 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd66a36f-a8d2-4b63-9f81-045cecafbb59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All blessings to you and yours throughout this festival of lights. <BR> <BR> May we remember that it is always a miracle to find the light we need most in the darkness. <BR> <BR> May we be so blessed as to shine that light for someone else! Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:22:08 EST Make Monday marvelous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c72bc7b1-1bed-4894-aa1e-f7fa9c32192b.png"> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:44:25 EST All blessings on your path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef41d8ca-0a26-4497-a1a8-a47efee93e77.jpg"> Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:42:03 EST May we find ease http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438847 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a684c8c7-a3c7-4c3b-b9e5-2c6b5956dbde.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Grief is an impossible meal, so we cut it up into little pieces, dress it in ritual, and take it like a pill." ~ SJ Sindu Sat, 9 Dec 2017 17:16:06 EST Blessings on the bright spots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438624 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d5e0adf-23c3-4046-9783-373881641c0a.png"> <BR> <BR> Wishing you miraculous moments of joy, and the willingness to really take those in. Fri, 8 Dec 2017 18:42:07 EST Never stop learning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438331 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ff63b3d-fca7-4282-9824-d62c5fb07fdb.jpg"> Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:06:28 EST Not easy, but worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438046 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3b050fb-11d9-49df-9f2a-86c0a4d93802.jpg"> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 18:46:18 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6b03560-d507-4224-9872-4a4271b6aa39.jpg"> Tue, 5 Dec 2017 16:59:23 EST Hold your head up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437433 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a12e2664-f603-458e-998d-2b58a7d5f56b.jpg"> Mon, 4 Dec 2017 16:52:32 EST Moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95861110-c09f-4bbc-b4f7-b57d92982cbb.jpg"> Sun, 3 Dec 2017 17:13:23 EST Blessings on our resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436794 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cef95df-3da2-4b19-b073-a66b534596e4.png"> <BR> <BR> Wishing you miraculous success with whatever you are up against. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 16:52:35 EST Dreaming of a better world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436488 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba1d6bf7-57b9-4a15-a3ff-e0f350df9e73.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In the season when everyone will start wishing you peace, I hope you let any unrest move you to action for good. May you be blessed with healthy momentum on this World AIDS Day. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:28:38 EST Wrote my memoir all month long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436203 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdd0e804-0cdf-44a8-ac8d-9e899d5c0378.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on our original voices, may we find whatever it takes to speak up! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd8a24ee-5849-44d3-89a9-549b54c8c1c7.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6bafc9e-5c32-4396-adee-9135d00f1e06.png"> <BR> <BR> Last day of National Novel Writing Month, but certainly not my last day of memoir writing. May every... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:20:12 EST I love Nayyirah Waheed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435892 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5dc3ba81-0f86-4da9-8fd3-11b306742d65.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessed be anger. May it fuel our forward momentum. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:57:05 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435581 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d99f39b1-79fc-4578-afa2-072533af2360.png"> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:39:32 EST All blessings on your path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435250 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5903b179-0595-4008-9cb0-c1bf4e41b863.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on everything we do to get our old ideas and limiting beliefs out of our way! Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:44:21 EST Writing my way through November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434947 "I write to record what others erase when I speak, to rewrite the stories others have miswritten about me, about you." ~ Gloria Anzaldua <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f4a89ec-666f-446f-abdb-1c0fd7290913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May we respond to destruction with creativity. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:40:40 EST Blessings on every plot twist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434651 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8077a269-9859-4ba2-8a91-8cac07ad6ef9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let the trash work its magic on the compost heap while we save our energy for the stuff that matters. Even when we realize we are really caught up, we can still set it down and start something new. Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:02:59 EST May you have too many blessings to count! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434374 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea129a6f-2b07-4ca4-852d-63a6d130d7b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone has suffering, and anyone can pretend the details of their displeasure are informative or somehow wise. What would it be like if we all chose to be kind instead of indulging in complaining? <BR> <BR> May I be like my grandmother was, and find the grace to bless down hard on the crabbiest people. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:03:12 EST Blessed be our resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434126 "When we choose love in the face of enormous temptation to hate, we are issuing a powerful prayer for a world of love. When we refuse to dehumanize in the face of atrocity, we issue a prayer for universal dignity. When thousands of people sacrifice their safety and comfort to protect the water, a powerful prayer issues from their gathering. Some day, in some form, it will be answered." ~ Charles Eisenstein <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c7354db-c327-47d4-bef4-4dc... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:22:09 EST Make it glorious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433790 "In every story there's what is written for you, and then there's what you write." ~ SJ Sindu <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a07ab41c-a7d4-42ac-8208-f4485dd9732e.jpg"> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:57:39 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433554 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebce8343-a5b9-464d-9a33-60b353b58fd7.jpg"> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:05:41 EST Pray for peace on this Trans Day of Remembrance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6433249 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6b35c5f-b2e2-4557-b983-3c07899e3c8e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on every step you can take to transition our world into a safe place for all Transgender and non binary beloveds to be exactly who they have always been. <BR> <BR> They do not need to change a thing. We do! Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:43:33 EST Your voice matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432888 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/337cab4a-ee4f-4274-b129-dfa5c14c5ca8.jpg"> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:12:37 EST Love is revolutionary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432598 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e761e67-cd40-4871-ba41-26c836661c0e.jpg"> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:56:26 EST What is remembered with love is all that is real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432299 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf91a0de-7cd0-4409-82d1-b30177aec524.jpg"> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:11:04 EST All blessings on your path http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432014 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e52d7604-2411-4696-b79f-a817eb34f89f.jpg"> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:14:23 EST Blessings on this place right here, exactly where we are! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431667 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35093db1-fac0-4f37-91fe-5c1d12f90f72.jpg"> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:34:10 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431412 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b9546de-ba0d-47d9-9205-e423e8fd2fc3.jpg"> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:42:00 EST We can move through anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431075 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/981dd045-20ff-4cae-8f71-c6e1cf6e73be.jpg"> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:37:20 EST Love is worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430749 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2e27c13-9399-4426-a467-06dd53159a81.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even moving through the grief of losing a friend here on Spark, I am reminded that grief is another part of the love story. <BR> <BR> No matter how much this part hurts, may we all be blessed with as much love as we can stand! Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:18:07 EST Blessed be our resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430451 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53d75ffc-d3a9-4322-b823-017105efde72.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Grateful to everyone rising up against tyranny and injustice everywhere. Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:12:34 EST May we release what holds us back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430133 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93ea1f9a-aef9-408b-a10e-271aec79c412.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tell your truth: not your opinions, not your beliefs, not your judgments, but the real stuff. <BR> <BR> Imagine how different our world could be if people did their own work instead of casting it onto the rest of us by pretending it is not theirs? Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:20:35 EST Blessings on our good hard work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06a38054-8195-4b8a-bebd-c6b910ae7870.jpg"> Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:09:28 EST Dig deep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429494 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a20e723-f21e-4870-b99f-ea636dad36e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am writing my memoir today for National Novel Writing Month. <BR> <BR> What else can we make happen? Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:17:54 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429168 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/106c4b5d-daef-4385-854d-4f67940a2a0f.jpg"> Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:13:36 EST Dreaming of peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428833 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2038a379-2edb-4437-88d7-f387aabb3d83.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Brightest blessings on any step you can take today for peace, beauty, love, creativity, generosity, connection, joy, compassion or gratitude. Even now, we can. Mon, 6 Nov 2017 16:11:56 EST You are enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428484 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b837f084-11e2-41ef-9fcb-a291e649b3d4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are already good enough. Blessings on all the ways we doubt and qualify and delay that. Sun, 5 Nov 2017 16:06:14 EST Not easy, but worth it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428163 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e857ef7e-2fda-434a-93bf-a4cc3b54b29a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Imagine what you might do with your time in retirement, if you were independently wealthy, if someone else magically took care of all the other details. <BR> <BR> Now imagine that your dreams matter anyway, no matter what is piled up in your path. <BR> <BR> Long slow exhale. We can carve out time to do the thing today, even for a few minutes. It matters. Sat, 4 Nov 2017 16:40:52 EST Make it glorious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427852 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9c23a37-f31a-4f36-9cc3-8d6d7d6f7136.jpg"> Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:20:47 EST Blessed day of the dead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427572 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71eec9be-417c-4108-a9eb-c197c0f9fbdb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As we honor our dead, may we be guided by love and let the rest go. Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:54:21 EST Blessed Dia de los Muertos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51fb031b-68f3-4f6d-ba59-18972d1c13ee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May your life be filled with so much gratitude and creativity that all of your angels and ancestors are called to dance! Wed, 1 Nov 2017 16:06:48 EST Dance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426889 "Though we tremble before uncertain futures <BR> may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength <BR> may we dance in the face of our fears." <BR> ~ Gloria E. Anzaldua <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d29473d-6b0a-48b6-aae2-416bf01316bc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:21:07 EST Blessings on all our beloved angels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426541 "There is very little difference between burying and planting. For often, we need to put dead things to rest, so that new life can grow. And further, the thing put to rest -- whether it be a loved one, a dream, or a false way of seeing -- becomes the fertilizer for the life about to form." ~ Mark Nepo <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1235361-88e6-4692-83f2-9006b12c8cb0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings on our most beloved angels, dreams, and ways of seeing, and on all of... Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:33:59 EST We can move through anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426201 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/765d1cca-5e1b-4b60-ac8e-61805ef737af.png"> <BR> <BR> Blessed be the warning bells of fear. May we start a revolution by practicing joy and gratitude each time they ring. Sun, 29 Oct 2017 15:29:30 EST May we find freedom from secrets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425931 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9480e56b-f65b-4130-a1e6-7f01711894c3.png"> Sat, 28 Oct 2017 16:38:03 EST Give away what you seek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425647 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3abfceeb-2be2-47d2-ad24-2fab05449eda.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Secure your own oxygen first with a long slow exhale, of course. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:37:31 EST