BUSYGRANNY5's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUSYGRANNY5 BUSYGRANNY5'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/ Philippians 4:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014184 Remember, you are not alone, Jesus is taking you by the hand and is walking you through every step of the way, no matter what the trial, stress or problem is, He is your Best Friend who has promised to never leave you or forsake you.... <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we just need a reminder! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:17:53 EST Letting go....moving on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013566 “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” <BR> &#8213; Steve Maraboli <BR> <BR> Great words for those (like me) who sometimes struggle with letting go and moving on! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:21:53 EST Successful day as an assistant carpenter... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013091 My hubby and worked ALL day building a 7 X 12 foot room in the back of the soon to be screened in (carport) room! It took lots of patience and measuring and remeasuring, because the carport isn't quite "square"... LOL!! However the end results are awesome! I know have a closed in storage area for "stuff"... like all the GRANDS bikes, trikes, big wheels, toys, toys... as well as lawn chairs, outdoor stuff.... AWESOME! <BR> <BR> Next we will start on the screening in process!!! :) No... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:57:11 EST Saturday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012631 Had trouble sleeping last night, so I was up and out the door and headed to school by a little after 5:00 this morning... had lots to do as I had an unexpected day off yesterday! <BR> <BR> Love the quiet and solitude that comes with early morning.. managed to get all caught up... and ready for the upcoming week... copies made... centers set up... papers graded and recorded ... by 8:30.... of course I decided I needed to clean my desk tops and tables... so it was actually a bit after 9:00 b... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:34:06 EST Joyce Meyer Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012015 "Don’t waste another day of your life grieving over something that you cannot do anything about. Let God give you a new beginning. Your mistakes are not enough to stop God if you don’t let them.” <BR> &#8213; Joyce Meyer Fri, 9 Oct 2015 07:06:44 EST Worry... Corrie Ten Boom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011439 Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles... it empties today of its strength.- Corrie Ten Boom <BR> <BR> Prayers and blessings to each of you today! Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:23:10 EST Carbon Copies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010828 Some people are carbon copies. Others make their own impression.-Anon <BR> <BR> We need to refuse to be carbon copies of others... instead choosing to be originals...those who are unique and stand up for what is in our beliefs and what is true for each of us and guides our own moral compass and not the compass that guides the world. <BR> <BR> Blessings!! Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:11:38 EST Stand for something... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010217 If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you. <BR> Maurice Saatchi <BR> <BR> I'm a firm believer in standing up for what I believe in...even when I stand alone! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 06:54:43 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009542 It's Monday and time to get this week started! Praying that each of you has a great day and week! My goal is to stay focused on what's truly important and let go of the little irritations that sometimes bring me down! <BR> <BR> God is good! God is love!! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:11:44 EST 22 Years Ago...Remembering Ray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009033 Remembering my brother, Ray and his fellow Night Stalkers on October 3, 1993, the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia! Time marches on, Ray, but your memory, as well as my love and respect for you is forever in my heart! Night Stalkers Don't Quit! <BR> <BR> Here's a little glimpse as to the type of man Ray was! <BR> *FRANK, RAYMOND ALEX (KIA) <BR> Synopsis: <BR> The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Raymond Ale... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 10:54:22 EST Time for a break... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008488 So thankful for the weekend; although there was nothing too unusual about this past week, it just seemed like it drug on forever. I found myself feeling a bit too stressed and somewhat agitated, for no particular reason; which truly is out of character for me! So, I'm very thankful for the weekend and the opportunity to recharge my batteries, reflect, and recall what's really important in life! <BR> <BR> God is good and knows exactly what I (we) need even when we can't put it into words! <... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 09:48:07 EST SMILE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007846 Be positive stay happy, don't let the negativity or drama of the world get you down! SMILE :)!-Anon <BR> <BR> This isn't always easy to do, but it is doable... <BR> <BR> Keep on keeping on! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Fri, 2 Oct 2015 07:21:58 EST Caring People. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007200 Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world, For indeed, that's all that ever have. - Margaret Mead <BR> <BR> Let's strive to be one of the caring people! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:03:28 EST The doors we open... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006626 The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.- Flora Whittemore <BR> <BR> Goes back to choices and consequences... We are free to choose... but must also accept the consequences of our choices. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:39:30 EST Happy or Miserable... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005977 We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. -Carlos Castaneda <BR> <BR> Sometimes we need to ask ourselves this question- Am I spending my time making myself happy or miserable? This simple quote is a reminder that both take hard work. Often, we spend our time making ourselves miserable, by permitting stress to build up and take over our lives. Or by allowing anger to take control of our relationships. Jealousy?? It is important to reflect on what makes ... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:36:53 EST So true... but so hard...but http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005348 Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.- Anon <BR> <BR> So true, but it's HARD not to worry, but not impossible, leave at the ALTAR! <BR> <BR> Blessings!! Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:12:02 EST Ziggy says... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004815 The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future!- Ziggy <BR> <BR> <BR> Gotta love Ziggy's perception! So true!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Sunday! Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:41:31 EST Spanish proverb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004339 In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward.- Spanish proverb <BR> <BR> Love this one! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:44:54 EST Fantastic Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003714 Just wanting to wish everyone a fantastic FRIDAY! It doesn't matter what we're doing, working or playing or anything in between we ALL have the ability to make our days FANTASTIC! It's all about our attitude... <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I'm choosing an attitude of thankfulness and gratitude! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:35:14 EST Enjoying the here and now??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003115 "Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street."-Grant Z. Miller <BR> <BR> Two weeks ago one of my husbands employees learned that his wife had pancreatic cancer, she was given a prognosis of 12-14 months, she passed away two days ago! I can only imagine the shock, pain and devastation this family is experiencing! My thoughts and prayers are with them; this also reminds me of just how important it is to savor every minute... Love and Laugh and Li... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:47:48 EST Days growing shorter??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002510 Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.-Jean de la Bruyere <BR> <BR> OUCH! Our days don't get shorter, but our attention spans do. Today is the first day of fall, however, many of us will overlook this event, as we are too busy counting the days until the weekend. How much of our time do spend waiting for something else to happen? We need to focus on the RIGHT HERE and NOW? One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the gift of ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:07:03 EST Will to win... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001882 The will to win is nothing, without the will to prepare!!!-Anon <BR> <BR> This is true... we all want to WIN but without the WILL to prepare we will not succeed! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:04:30 EST Zig Ziglar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001230 Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, "I wish I had," or "I'm glad I did." -Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> How true is this? <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 21 Sep 2015 07:10:11 EST Edward Everett Hale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000814 I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can!- Edward Everett Hale <BR> <BR> Love this one... it reminds me not to worry about what I cannot do, but instead to focus on what I can do and how I can help! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:02:28 EST Stephen Covey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000130 Effective people are not problem-minded; they are opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.-Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> Once again, I am reminded it's all in my approach! How I choose to react to a situation. Do I see it as a problem or do I see it as an opportunity? Once choice brings greater stress and worry, while the other gives me the opportunity to learn something and test myself. It's all about attitude!! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Sat, 19 Sep 2015 09:00:28 EST Facing Adversity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999533 “When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.” ― Joel Osteen <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:29:54 EST Finding joy!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998983 Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. -Chuck Palahniuk <BR> <BR> <BR> Great reminder for each of us to find and keep our JOY!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:26:23 EST Joel Osteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998750 “You will never change what you tolerate.” <BR> ― Joel Osteen <BR> <BR> So true.... yet there are certain areas that we are forced to tolerate, despite our personal thoughts, morals and or values! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:15:58 EST Scheduling GOD??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997707 “Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.” <BR> ― Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> This is an area, I continue to work on... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day, my friends! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:57:34 EST Joyce Meyer- Prayer and Courage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997062 “Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.” <BR> ― Joyce Meyer, <BR> <BR> Great reminder... turn it over to the Lord in prayers and move forward! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:26:17 EST Cool temperatures...get cooler...chili weather... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996479 It looks like Fall has sprung, at least for the next few day, our high yesterday was 76; this morning its a whopping 48, with predicted highs of 72!! WOWZER!! The sun is shining and it is beautiful.... <BR> <BR> I decided it's a perfect day to cook a big batch of chili; I know the boys will appreciate it when they come in from their big camping trip in a few hours! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Sun, 13 Sep 2015 08:47:46 EST Saturday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995925 For a short work week, this has been a long week; not a bad week, just long... Looking forward to a relaxing weekend, as hubby and grandson are heading out to camp with the Scouts! (Second annual) My plan is to get some house work done, do some grading and planning for school and then have supper with a friend! The boys trip will ends at 10:00 in the morning, so I'll have to time to spend with the little guy, Layton before he goes back home! <BR> <BR> Monday night is Grandparent's Night ... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:28:02 EST Borrowed from a friend's page... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995260 Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. <BR> Henri Nouwen <BR> <BR> This really spoke to me today... thank goodness I get another chance to get it right today! <BR> <BR> <BR> Blessings! Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:17:00 EST Personal Responsibility Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994590 You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. <BR> Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> A great reminder... <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 06:57:17 EST Sometimes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993924 Sometimes, all that is left to do is say a prayer and leave it in God's hands! <BR> <BR> This is what I must do today! In God I trust, in God I place my faith! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 9 Sep 2015 07:37:55 EST Faith-vs- Reason http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993215 Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits. <BR> <BR> Blaise Pascal <BR> <BR> <BR> A great reminder for this Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Tue, 8 Sep 2015 07:06:39 EST Labor Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992593 Sharing this quote in honor of Labor Day.... <BR> <BR> Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.-Lin Yu Tang <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Mon, 7 Sep 2015 09:56:36 EST Joyce Meyer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991955 “You can not live your life just based on what everyone else thinks.” <BR> ― Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> Life is so much sweeter... when we finally accept that we're living our lives... and not the life that someone else believes is best for us!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!! Sun, 6 Sep 2015 09:39:55 EST Robert Louis Stevenson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991331 Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.- Robert Louis Stevenson <BR> <BR> Love this one as it helps me keep perspective, which is especially important when working with young people! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!! Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:09:56 EST Friday Inservice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990752 No school today BUT.... we do have in-service ALL day... personally I prefer to spend the day with my students; BUT will make the best of this day! My attitude will be positive and I shall take something away that will be beneficial to both my students and myself.. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!! Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:17:17 EST Priorities... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990081 Decide what your priorities are and how much time you will spend on them. If you don't someone else will.- Harvey Rackey <BR> <BR> How true is this for you? We must be cautious about how we spend our time! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Thu, 3 Sep 2015 07:20:13 EST Something to consider... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989350 “Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily.” ― Joel Osteen <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 2 Sep 2015 06:56:11 EST God and adversity Osteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988588 “When you face adversity, you need to remind yourself that whatever is trying to defeat you could very well be what God will use to promote you.” <BR> ― Joel Osteen, <BR> <BR> Blessings!!! Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:21:01 EST Joel Osteen-Compassion and GOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987858 “When God puts love and compassion in your heart toward someone, He’s offering you an opportunity to make a difference in that person’s life. You must learn to follow that love. Don’t ignore it. Act on it. Somebody needs what you have.” <BR> ― Joel Osteen <BR> <BR> I so believe this to be true! God puts people on our hearts for a reason!!! Listen to that VOICE! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:27:53 EST Success?!?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987291 Success does not come to you, you go to it! -Marva Collins <BR> <BR> <BR> Love this one! Hard work and dedication bring success!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:26:27 EST Great reminder! Spiritual progress!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986743 God is with you, and He'll help you make spiritual progress--strengthening and encouraging you to keep on keeping on during rough times. It's easy to quit, but it takes faith to press on to victory. -Joyce Meyer on Victory <BR> <BR> I needed this great reminder today, after a long, long week at school!! Love my job, just need time to refocus on other priorities, especially MY spiritual progress...when I allow it to lag everything lags... <BR> <BR> Blessings my friends! Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:11:13 EST Robert Frost quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986163 The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them.- Robert Frost <BR> <BR> No matter the job, there will be someone who will do it. This is true from our garbage collectors thru the professional world, someone out there is going to be willing to do whatever it takes to get that job! Which means YOU and I should be willing to give it our best effort... if we want the JOB... I believe this to be true in most areas of our lives.... some will give 100%, ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:04:09 EST Habits?!?!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985568 We first make our habits. Then, our habits make us! -John Dryden <BR> <BR> Great reminder!! The BIG question is what types of HABITS are we or have we created? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:48:19 EST One day at a time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984950 One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering. -Ida Scott Taylor <BR> <BR> Love this reminder!!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:47:04 EST Motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984313 When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.- Greg Anderson <BR> <BR> Perhaps this is why we keep on going even when we feel like we simply can't move forward!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great and blessed day! Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:06:59 EST