DRADISCH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DRADISCH DRADISCH'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/ A Beautiful Poem called Promise Yourself I wanted to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030127 Promise Yourself <BR> <BR> To be so strong that nothing <BR> can disturb your peace of mind. <BR> To talk health, happiness, and prosperity <BR> to every person you meet. <BR> <BR> To make all your friends feel <BR> that there is something in them <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything <BR> and make your optimism come true. <BR> <BR> To think only the best, to work only for the best, <BR> and to expect only the best. <BR> To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others <BR> as... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:01:53 EST 4 pounds Less than when I got married http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027774 Sixteen years ago Jack and I were married and I was 275 pounds and I had lost 20 pounds. Now by finally embracing spark people and using their resources I am down to 271. Here is my story.I am sharing it because I know that my story may be someone's story. If you have ever been to a Self recovery program, be it AA, Ala-non,NA or OA you will see yourself through another's eyes. <BR> I have had a weight issues since I was 13 years old, the Yo Yo was me. I remember being in 8th grade and ... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 13:21:25 EST prayers for anyone who needs them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024168 <BR> I felt the need to post and share these for anybody who needs them. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa444366-67f3-404c-b967-c9ddffd49407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a03bbc4-7000-4727-a1a4-00f75e6383f8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 11:51:45 EST Best Email Ever Brain Power in Seniors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016533 <BR> I feel much more intelligent after reading this . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> Brains of older people are slow because they know so much . People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe . <BR> <BR> Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full. <BR> <BR> Researchers say this slowing down pro... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 13:13:49 EST Reality Check smack in the face http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009291 Honesty is the best policy as they say so often, well when you get your personal reality check it sometimes smacks you right in the face. Oh did it last night for me reading Food for Thought in the O.A. book. It was a wake up call about My past life (as I put it) when I Emotionally Ate and Ate & Ate. It was easy living by myself nobody to question me because nobody even knew. <BR> Now being married almost 17 years it is a different story, yet my DH doesn't question as he watches ... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:13:38 EST Wake up call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996650 Late last night,Sadness dropped into my life. I heard from my cousin that I have not spoken to in 2 years after my Aunt Died. We are 6 month apart and were very close for a lot of times growing up. She is in such poor health and it hurts my heart. I put all our differences aside. I talked to her about some of her health issues and about how small bed exercises will definitely help her. ( Thank You IndyGirl for your inspirational blogs) After speaking with her,it did make me more d... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:00:15 EST A Prayer for the Addicted be it Alcohol, Food, Drugs Etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983933 Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." - Pope St. John Paul II <BR> <BR> PRAYER FOR THE ADDICTED <BR> <BR> God of mercy, we bless you in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who ministered to all who come to Him. Give your strength to (name of the one I am praying for), who is bound by the chains of addiction. Enfold him/her in your love and restore him/her to freedom through your grace. <BR> <BR> Lord, look with co... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:09:58 EST Another one that hit me hard from OA food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980344 Tuesday, August 18, 2015 <BR> You are reading from the book Food for Thought <BR> Self-Respect <BR> <BR> When we were overeating, we did not have much self-respect. Because we felt guilty about the quantity of food we were consuming and the way we looked, we had a very poor self-image. Since we did not respect ourselves, we did not act in a way which evoked respect from others. We put ourselves down and allowed other people to use us. <BR> <BR> Abstinence and the OA program produce a change... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:36:34 EST This OA reading Monday, August 17, 2015 You are reading from the book Food for Thought Punishing O http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979301 This really hit home with me. <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday, August 17, 2015 <BR> You are reading from the book Food for Thought <BR> Punishing Ourselves <BR> <BR> Most of us have been carrying around a load of guilt. We felt guilty about overeating and periodically used dieting as a form of self-punishment. We felt guilty about not being perfect, and we felt guilty unless we said yes to everything that everyone expected of us. <BR> <BR> In this program, we learn to accept the fact that we are h... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 01:38:00 EST A reading from the book Food for Thought O.A http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978697 Saturday, August 15, 2015 <BR> You are reading from the book Food for Thought <BR> Inner Tigers <BR> <BR> What we fear facing and dealing with is often inside. We may transfer our fear and irritation to external circumstances and the people around us, when what we need to do is look inside. Usually, we are our own worst enemy. <BR> <BR> Our fears go back to a time when we were very young and relatively helpless. We may still be afraid of rejection, of being inferior, of being hurt with no o... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:39:01 EST Promise yourself by― Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978138 Promise Yourself <BR> <BR> To be so strong that nothing <BR> can disturb your peace of mind. <BR> To talk health, happiness, and prosperity <BR> to every person you meet. <BR> <BR> To make all your friends feel <BR> that there is something in them <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything <BR> and make your optimism come true. <BR> <BR> To think only the best, to work only for the best, <BR> and to expect only the best. <BR> To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others <BR> as... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:58:42 EST beautiful words by Mother Teresa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976278 These are the few ways we can practice humility: <BR> <BR> To speak as little as possible of one's self. <BR> <BR> To mind one's own business. <BR> <BR> Not to want to manage other people's affairs. <BR> <BR> To avoid curiosity. <BR> <BR> To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. <BR> <BR> To pass over the mistakes of others. <BR> <BR> To accept insults and injuries. <BR> <BR> To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. <BR> <BR> To be kind and gentle even under provo... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:04:21 EST Sent by an Angel & I wanted to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958243 <BR> “Promise Yourself <BR> <BR> To be so strong that nothing <BR> can disturb your peace of mind. <BR> To talk health, happiness, and prosperity <BR> to every person you meet. <BR> <BR> To make all your friends feel <BR> that there is something in them <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything <BR> and make your optimism come true. <BR> <BR> To think only the best, to work only for the best, <BR> and to expect only the best. <BR> To be just as enthusiastic about the success of other... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 19:20:13 EST to amazing not to share, From Motivational quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954477 “No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages <BR> 1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. <BR> 2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5. <BR> 3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she bec... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:56:38 EST Today I read a powerful meditation.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954087 After reading this very powerful meditation, I realized it's every area in my life. Recovery from alcohol, food, being a door mat for many years and really stuffing the No response. <BR> I still struggle with the No part, but I am getting better one day at a time. Sometimes it takes one moment and or one minute, but every step is a positive one. I hope you find some comfort in your struggles after reading this. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfcee13e-1674-4664-8b49-5a... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:35:12 EST O.A. Thought for Today, Sharing an insight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952340 Sunday, June 28, 2015 <BR> You are reading from the book Twenty Four Hours a Day Hardcover (24 Hours) <BR> Thought for the Day <BR> <BR> You can prove to yourself that life is basically and fundamentally an inner attitude. Just try to remember what troubled you most a week ago. You probably will find it difficult to remember. Why then should you unduly worry or fret over the problems that arise today? Your attitude toward them can be changed by putting yourself and your problems in God's han... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:54:08 EST Daily Thought for the Day in Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945203 Sunday, June 14, 2015 <BR> You are reading from the book Today's Gift <BR> Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. <BR> --J. H. Newman <BR> <BR> Our fears lock us up if we let them. They can prevent us from tasting adventure, from experiencing new wonders. We are often terrified of unknowns and fret about what might happen if we try something new. We worry if new people will like us - if we'll fit in. <BR> It is natural to be cautious a... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:23:30 EST Long but worth the read. Made sense to me Thank You Shannon L. Alder, Author http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938529 You Chose <BR> <BR> You chose. <BR> You chose. <BR> You chose. <BR> <BR> You chose to give away your love. <BR> You chose to have a broken heart. <BR> You chose to give up. <BR> You chose to hang on. <BR> <BR> You chose to react. <BR> You chose to feel insecure. <BR> You chose to feel anger. <BR> You chose to fight back. <BR> You chose to have hope. <BR> <BR> You chose to be naïve. <BR> You chose to ignore your intuition. <BR> You chose to ignore advice. <BR> You chose to look the ot... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:07:31 EST Now this really Touched my Soul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934047 Had to share: <BR> <BR> Stop focusing on your past mistakes. Don’t be ashamed of the things that you’ve done. We ALL have made mistakes. Don’t you see? All of those things helped shape you into the beautiful person that you are today! Hold your head up high because you didn’t allow your past mistakes to consume you. You learned! You conquered! You became a better YOU. Be proud of who you are TODAY!” <BR> ― Stephanie Lahart Mon, 25 May 2015 15:09:33 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933103 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cec97872-91a2-410a-b842-f7ad719c9eba.jpg">I am Thankful for everyday I am here on earth. <BR> Wanted to share this: <BR> <BR> <BR> Be Thankful <BR> <BR> Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, <BR> If you did, what would there be to look forward to? <BR> <BR> Be thankful when you don’t know something <BR> For it gives you the opportunity to learn. <BR> <BR> Be thankful for the difficult times. <BR> During those ... Sat, 23 May 2015 16:32:40 EST Just something I wanted to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929744 Sometimes when you browse the internet, something catches your eye and touches your soul. <BR> This did for me except I would add something. Where it says you get no second chances, I would add this. When You are gifted with a 2nd chance at life, Grab it and make the most of it. <BR> I have been Blessed by Beating Cancer twice . Hold on and Keep on Going with all you have inside of you. <BR> <BR> As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us dow... Sun, 17 May 2015 18:57:06 EST Just wanted to share a few quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926491 Just wanted to share a few quotes that made me stop and think. Hope you Enjoy them as much as I did. Have a Wonderful Day and a Successful Week. <BR> <BR> Seek first to understand, <BR> then to be understood. <BR> - Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> Friends are those rare people who ask how we are <BR> and then wait to hear the answer. <BR> - Anonymous <BR> <BR> Most of the successful people I've known are the ones <BR> who do more listening than talking. <BR> - Bernard Baruch <BR> <BR> Wisdom is ... Mon, 11 May 2015 17:32:23 EST Touched my heart & wanted to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921993 <BR> “Dare to Be <BR> <BR> When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. <BR> <BR> When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. <BR> <BR> When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. <BR> <BR> When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. <BR> <BR> When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. <BR> <BR> When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. <BR> <BR> When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. <BR> <BR> When tim... Sun, 3 May 2015 20:00:27 EST Secrets and Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919828 Behind the Secrets and Lies <BR> <BR> When I think back twenty years to the day I stopped drinking it makes me see more clearly the path I was on. Talk about self recrimination, secret, lies, actions I never new I would do. The strange path of looking and searching, and never understanding till I gave up the booze. Gave up hiding in a bottle, gave up the actions that might have been fatal. <BR> I can go on with the stories, but I know now how & why I deceived myself and others and kep... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:06:47 EST What touched my heart Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916442 After doing a little reading , I came across an AA Meditation, that just reached out to my soul. <BR> I felt the need to share it. <BR> <BR> Meditation for the Day <BR> <BR> Cooperation with God is the great necessity for our lives. All else follows naturally. Cooperation with God is the result of our consciousness of His presence. Guidance is bound to come to us as we live more and more with God, as our consciousness becomes more and more attuned to the great Consciousness of the univers... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:41:22 EST Just wanted to share a few things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913129 Just when I thought I could can not get it done, and wanted to give up. I opened my email and a friend sent this to me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070765874.jpg"> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:14:06 EST Food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897678 Today we watched Robin Williams last movie, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn. This movie was very powerful and made me pause in reflection. There is a poem by Linda Ellis called The Dash. I wanted to share it with you as it was in the movie. There was also a show on TLC called My 600 pound life. There was one story that again gave me pause for reflection on the patients rationalization on over eating and extra snacks and then saying I am do the right thing. I have been there in that t... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:39:06 EST 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842908 When I look at 2015 and think back when I started SP the first time, I think there is that pattern again. Like the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, but they did not rise again in the same manner. <BR> So here I am I beat Cancer two times and yet I still fall off the wagon of losing weight. <BR> I have been reading a lot on here today and so much finally permeated my thick skull. So I printed out the goals etc and am making a folder to keep available to me when I feel like ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:51:15 EST Fell off the Wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756845 Well Once again I thought I could do it again by myself, Not!!! Got down to 292 and added this snack & that taste & up again. Big old reality check today. I need to practice what I preach. One day at a time, one moment at a time One minute at a time. the only person I am deceiving is myself. Years and Years ago I was the master of my own down fall with the happy front and sad depressed heart. I stopped smoking & drinking almost 20 years ago. I hid behind food all my life, you all k... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:19:05 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336633 If God Brings You to it.. He will Bring you Through it!" That is what I keep saying. I have completed 10 chemo sessions and that is where it will stand. Session 11 put me into the hospital, so they stopped it. We had a heart to heart with my oncologist, looked at all my reports & they were all good. The blood tests showed no cancer and we opted to go with the end of treatment. I had one more blood test 4/17 & all the numbers were good platelets still low but in time they should get bac... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:44:45 EST Email from God I love this wanted to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987807 If God brings you to it, he Will bring you through it. <BR> Happy moments, praise God. <BR> Difficult moments, seek God. <BR> Quiet moments worship God. <BR> Painful moments, trust God. <BR> Every moment, thank God. <BR> <BR> TO: You <BR> DATE: Today <BR> FROM: God <BR> SUBJECT: Yourself <BR> REFERENCE: LIFE. <BR> <BR> This is God. Today I Will be handling all of your problems. I do not need your help. So, have a nice day. I love you. <BR> <BR> P.S. And remember... If life happens to d... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:15:47 EST Sad News to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872582 Sadly, I will be on and off SP due to being diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Found during a recent colonoscopy. Awaiting authorization for surgery from the insurance company. On a positive note the surgeon thinks it will just be a section, but until they go in, it is all conjecture. Then again until they receive a pathology report and I speak with an oncologist. <BR> My Faith is strong & I believe in Miracles and Prayers. <BR> I ask you my friends to keep not only me in your prayers but my J... Tue, 8 May 2012 15:41:52 EST From My Best Friend of 40+ Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4248646 <BR> FEELINGS: <BR> <BR> Don’t measure success or failure by material wealth, <BR> measure it by how you feel, feelings determine the richness of our lives. <BR> Do not let the bad moments steal away the precious memories, be patient <BR> Those moments will pass. <BR> When the time comes and you need a friend reach out and let them in we all need <BR> Help from time to time. <BR> Do not quit believing in yourself, hope gives you the strength to keep going even <BR> when you feel like givi... Sun, 22 May 2011 11:16:24 EST Sharing something sent to me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3863251 Wanted to share a beautiful prayer that touched my heart. <BR> Look Upon Us Oh Lord <BR> <BR> Look Upon Us, O Lord <BR> Look upon us, O Lord, <BR> and let all the darkness of our souls <BR> vanish before the beams of thy brightness. <BR> Fill us with holy love, <BR> and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom. <BR> All our desire is known unto thee, <BR> therefore perfect what thou hast begun, <BR> and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer. <BR> We seek thy face, <BR> turn thy fa... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 16:48:51 EST Finding my way back.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3854125 No excuses, lots of regrets and lots of wasted time. Reality is hard to face , but one day you wake up and say..What the H*** have you been doing. I had this moment for the second time in my life. The first one was back in '95 when after a fight with a long distance boyfriend I went out and bought a 6 pack of beer. Beer me..I hate beer but what the heck. After drinking 3 cans I looked in the mirror and said in a loud voice.. What The "F" are you doing?? Do you want to wind up like Mommy?? Th... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:10:23 EST The Bottom hurts ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3428341 Why waste your time & mine, the truth is.. I did it and hit my bottom and realized there is no place to go but up. One step at a time, one day at a time. The only place I really needed to be to get back on track is on SP. The place of understanding people & helping hands. Why??? because we are all kindred souls who at one time or another have hit that brick wall and fell down hard. We know that we need to pull up our big girl &big boy pants and take a deep breath and say...We Are Worth It. ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:07:12 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3011516 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l735505072.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today we all Celebrate. <BR> <BR> IRISH POEM <BR> <BR> May the road rise to meet you, <BR> May the wind be always at your back. <BR> May the sun shine warm upon your face, <BR> The rains fall soft upon your fields. <BR> And until we meet again, <BR> May God hold you in the palm of his hand. <BR> <BR> May God be with you and bless you: <BR> May you see your children's children. <BR> May you be poor in misfortun... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:25:11 EST Struggling this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2982117 This has been a very emotional week for me. I find myself struggling not only with weight but emotionally & physically. I try to stay positive, but old hurts and memories keep creeping in. This past weekend a dear & wonderful person passed on. Her son emailed us and said that her last words were." I see the light & I see God". That is so comforting to know. Rest in Peace Joyceeee & as you said to Bett. " Fly With The Angels". ( Bett is my sister who passed while I was having treatment.) <BR>... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:49:44 EST Sharing an Inspiring Poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2938486 Read this today and thought..Mmmm Tomorrow is a New Month and this really fits the bill." Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. <BR> Have a Beautiful & Successful Day.. Remember You Deserve It!! You Are a Star in Your own Story!! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> A New Day <BR> <BR> ~Anonymous <BR> If life seems at its lowest ebb, <BR> Because a day's gone wrong. <BR> Let not your heart be troubled, <BR> For a new day soon will dawn <BR> <BR> And we can never be quite sure, <BR... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:35:35 EST To Inspiring Not to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2918133 I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:42:19 EST Valentines Poems for SP Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2870529 Valentines Poems <BR> By Joanna Fuchs <BR> www.poemsource.com <BR> <BR> <BR> A Friend Is Like A Valentine <BR> <BR> A friend is like a Valentine <BR> Heartwarming, bringing pleasure. <BR> Connected to good feelings, <BR> With memories to treasure. <BR> Seeing a special Valentine <BR> Brings happiness to stay; <BR> And that’s what you do, friend. <BR> You brighten every day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Valentine Smile <BR> <BR> On Valentine's Day we think of those <BR> Who make our lives worthwhile,... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:31:40 EST Sharing..A sweet story with a simple message. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2842897 I received this email and it really made me think of SparkPeople. The wonderful gifts we receive each day we log on. How there is really a true melding of souls. With one goal in mind.We are all traveling different paths some fast some slow but all heading in the same direction. Each leaving a little part of ourselves with every person we are lucky to meet. <BR> <BR> Hope you like this as much as I did. Feel free to copy and pass it on. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 23:34:51 EST My Declaration of Self-Esteem by V.Satir http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2799758 Just wanted to share this poem. it really gave me something to think about.Hope you enjoy it. <BR> Have a beautiful and Peaceful day. <BR> God Bless you <BR> hugs <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> My Declaration of Self-Esteem <BR> by Virginia Satir <BR> <BR> I AM ME <BR> <BR> In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me <BR> Everything that comes out of me is authentically me <BR> Because I alone chose it - I own everything about me <BR> My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my act... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:22:24 EST Poem to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2786586 Found this and it reminded me of Sparkpeople and all we can achieve with Hope, Courage, Determination and friendship. Feel fee to share it if you like. <BR> Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> What hope means <BR> <BR> Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay <BR> Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day <BR> <BR> Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough <BR> hope is seeking more when others think u had enough <BR> <BR> What hope means ... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:11:39 EST Sharing some Blessings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2739377 Count your blessings. <BR> Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <BR> May your days be many and your troubles be few. <BR> May all God's blessings descend upon you. <BR> May peace be within you may your heart be strong. <BR> May you find... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:19:00 EST Food for thought. Enjoy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2729378 To achieve great things you have first to believe it.-Arsene Wenger <BR> <BR> Be Thankful <BR> <BR> Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire, <BR> If you did, what would there be to look forward to? <BR> Be thankful when you don't know something <BR> For it gives you the opportunity to learn. <BR> <BR> Be thankful for the difficult times. <BR> During those times you grow. <BR> Be thankful for your limitations <BR> Because they give you opportunities for improve... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:46:28 EST An Email To Good Not to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2717636 THE BUZZARD, THE BAT AND THE BUMBLEBEE <BR> THE BUZZARD: <BR> <BR> If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and <BR> is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its <BR> ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is <BR> that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a <BR> run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, <BR> it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner <BR> for life in a small jail with no top... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:32:10 EST Sharing a great find for Inspiration. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2698073 When I need inspiration and finding things to read during my Me time, I came across an interesting website. Wonderful quotes of inspiration and meditation. I obtained permission from the creator to share some of the quotes and the link. <BR> I have bookmarked it for myself. Hope you like it as much as I did. <BR> Have a wonderful and inspiring day. <BR> Hugs <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> Loving myself <BR> has been such a challenge. <BR> ~ © Alison Stormwolf <BR> <BR> I cried out in the pain <... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 12:41:38 EST Series of quotes for New Beginnings in 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2680062 As we all start 2010 with good thoughts and fresh starts. Putting past in the past. I read this morning a beautiful saying in a short prayer..Forgive yourself and forgive your past. Start anew with a clean slate. for only we can forgive our own failings as God Does for us. <BR> Have a Blessed day and a happy Beginning. <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> “Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the f... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 11:00:22 EST Sharing New Year Wishes .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2668595 From Our House to Yours.. May Your New Year be Filled with Much Happiness, Great Health, Joy & Love . <BR> May Your Joys be many & your troubles few!! <BR> <BR> Another fresh new year is here . . . <BR> Another year to live! <BR> To banish worry, doubt, and fear, <BR> To love and laugh and give! <BR> <BR> This bright new year is given me <BR> To live each day with zest . . . <BR> To daily grow and try to be <BR> My highest and my best! <BR> <BR> I have the opportunity <BR> Once more to rig... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:07:00 EST