IAM_HIS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAM%5FHIS IAM_HIS'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/ Sometimes I need to ask for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764912 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1581582874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My emotions and desires can blind me at times and I miss seeing what truly matters...my faith and Trust in our Lord. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:56:50 EST Do you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762492 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555455946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This makes living a healthy life-style a lot easier for me. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:27:51 EST What to do when it gets tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464529567.jpg"> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:10:00 EST Who do you say you are? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760671 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070953138.jpg"> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:22:46 EST Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759101 I came across this inspiring story in October of 2012. James K. Flanagan shared a lifetime of wisdom and experience in this letter to his five grandchildren. It was written just months before he unexpectedly died of a heart attack. <BR> <BR> Dear Ryan, Conor, Brendan, Charlie, and Mary Catherine, <BR> <BR> My wise and thoughtful daughter Rachel urged me to write down some advice for you, the important things that I have learned about life. I am beginning this on 8 April 2012, the eve of my... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:36:34 EST It's time to stop making excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758019 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l669750725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:06:36 EST What is your choice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756944 Is it healthy or poison? This may sound harsh, however, what you put in your mouth is either good for your health or detrimental to it. <BR> <BR> If you make small changes in what you eat today, you can have a healthier life. What I am now asking myself is, "Do I value me? Do I really respect me? Am I eating to nourish my body? Will this make me healthier?" <BR> <BR> Think about my NEEDING TO, MUST DO, CANNOT DO did not work for me. Instead thinking about caring for myself and re... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:23:51 EST Can You Make a Difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753579 One At A Time <BR> <BR> Sometimes it can feel as if no matter what we do, we can't make a difference. The world is so big and I'm just one small person, how can my actions really matter? <BR> <BR> If you've ever felt this way, I hope the following story puts a smile on your face. <BR> <BR> The Starfish Story <BR> <BR> Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he saw a young man. He noticed this person kept leaning down, pic... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:33:18 EST Nothing like it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747263 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236365994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091971202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's nothing like reading for me. I can go any place in the world, meet people from all walks of life and become much richer in my knowledge of life. Reading a good book keeps my mind happy and healthy. <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:40:31 EST NOW IS THE TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745408 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413673634.jpg"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:43:36 EST Yes, there is help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744075 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1894454667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently, I have been struggling with a heavy burden, as well as health issues. So glad I have someone to turn to for help and strength. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:49 EST No, I am Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743584 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l215522522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am not perfect and I do not expect your my friend to be perfect. Some times we forget this and do not remember how much a friend really does mean. We allow feelings to take over. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:56:33 EST Are you a good friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742759 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782592447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are times when I need to remember this. Because my thoughts can hold me back from moving forward. <BR> <BR> You can help yourself through life’s ups and downs and towards your dreams. You know the key, ask your Heavenly Father for His help. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:10:20 EST Remember I am of Value http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742340 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l827364797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Getting in touch with nature is my way of remembering that I am loved and valued. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:53:56 EST There nothing like a bright shining light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741552 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790992319.jpg"> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:57:56 EST It's time to let go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741024 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294950358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You were the cutest puppy. Full of energy and so playful. Those eyes for yours stole anyone's heart. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476915871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I see my beautiful puppy, aged, fragile and I know it's time to let go. But it is so hard to know that you won't be here for me to pet. But you always will be in my heart. It's time for you to rest...thank yo... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:12:45 EST Wanted to share this with you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739627 This is an old light house very close to my home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1932784265.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wish the photo came out larger. But I so very much like this and wanted to share it with you. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:17:01 EST The Most Beautiful Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738132 The Most Beautiful Heart – Author Unknown <BR> <BR> One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. <BR> <BR> A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it. Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen. The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, an old man a... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:22:19 EST Feeling out of place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736631 There are times when I feel out of place. Like when I hear so many people feeling they are entitled to something. My parents taught me this and I am teaching my children this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1192593964.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:24:17 EST Who said you can't? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735427 When we slow down and quietly pause to notice the simple beauty to be enjoyed all around us—we can see God moving in His majesty and power. Remember to look with ‘eyes to see’ and listen with ‘ears to hear.’ Give place and time for what’s truly important. Take a deep, slow breath for a moment today, and don’t forget... there's A MIRACLE just waiting to be discovered! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680735893.jpg"> Love with your whole heart. Be thankful with ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:49:07 EST So you think this is what you really want? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733087 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l878643771.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:32:53 EST Today, I will http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732480 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582801178.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:32:02 EST FREEDOM HAS A VERY HIGH PRICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731625 Lord, On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives. <BR> <BR> Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their famili... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:03:00 EST FREEDOM HAS A VERY HIGH PRICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731624 On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives. <BR> <BR> Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:02:57 EST No time like the present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1993932422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to live life. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:57:33 EST It's Your Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730409 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l613097799.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can be young at heart or old and tired. Take your choice Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:20:33 EST A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729981 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32680034.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We can either stay stuck or we can chose to start anew. There is always hope and an opportunity to have a new beginning. It's up to you to take that first step. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:43:33 EST Be true to yourself...appreciate who you are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728896 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l341287252.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You are a Miracle...appreciate and respect who you are by living healthy. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:57:10 EST Not everything in life goes according to what we planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727577 When someone is truly happy they have at some point come to the realization that life isn't perfect but in order to make it the best life possible one must be willing to make the best out of each situation and look beyond all of the imperfections included in it. When someone is happy not everything in their life is perfect, but they have found the things in their life that make their life seem perfect. <BR> <BR> Though we make plans, set goals for ourselves, attempt to follow our dreams, and... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:03:19 EST To every special spark person out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727313 This is for all those Spark People who have touched another Spark Person in a way that open their eyes and heart to see who they really are. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884732602.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you, each and everyone of YOU. So many of you have helped me more than you will ever know. <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:16:32 EST Yes, you are special and it's time to believe it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726108 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l723429442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's time for us to feel good about ourselves and believe we are special. After all, we are truly the only one. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:44:47 EST Why wait? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724702 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2121147648.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is a perfect time to enjoy your life and being YOU! Go for it!!! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:41:25 EST Yes, you do have a choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l874705595.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day being happy!! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 05:51:38 EST Remember to SMILE today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722768 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l72089313.jpg"> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:22:38 EST Yes, there is a favorite F word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810548926.jpg"> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:02:53 EST Some of my pets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720681 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273314519.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1021220276.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1660187286.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1051131571.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l623574727.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are a few of my pets: Momma Ryelee; Miss Lilly; Momma Molly; Max and Leo <BR> <BR> I love my cats and they sure love me right back. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:08:52 EST When it gets tough, keep moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717412 Life has been challenging for me. This quote is keeping me moving forward and getting through some tough spots. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1807643279.jpg"> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:48:00 EST That time is NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698535 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l213533658.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am in a place right now, where I need to change. My prayer is that the path I am going to follow will lead me to the best way that will make my life better. During the next several weeks I will be in prayer and making some life changing choices. <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:52:40 EST At times life gives us a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696134 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092952369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is getting me through a current challenge. Now I am working on forgiveness and being grateful. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 May 2014 06:26:46 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692073 Dear Mom: <BR> This is my 17th Mother's Day without you and I miss you so very much. Yes I know that you are not physically here, however I do believe you are in spirit. Mom, thank you for so many things that you taught me. <BR> <BR> Mom, thank you for teaching me that "everyone is equal in this world." That not one person is better than another. That we are all human and that we all make mistakes. <BR> <BR> Mom, thank you for teaching me to "never go to bed angry at someone." That th... Sat, 10 May 2014 16:08:47 EST Friday, May 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690964 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1613466136.jpg"> Fri, 9 May 2014 00:20:40 EST It begins today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688126 Now is the time to truly enjoy and value YOU <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189212844.jpg"> Mon, 5 May 2014 14:44:44 EST Doing my best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685460 Sometimes when life is not so easy, ya gotta give yourself something to look forward to, something you really want. So here is my true desire and something I am going to work towards. It's keeping me going and turning my mind off of the difficult stuff for a while. <BR> <BR> Here it is: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l234234201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1845766157.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Working on learning about building a... Fri, 2 May 2014 05:18:59 EST Sometimes We Have To http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680556 My sister is battling cancer. We watched our mother battle cancer for five years. Now my sister has to face this ugly disease. Here is a sign that is helping her with the battle. I hope that it will help you with whatever your battle is. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567449033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:55:54 EST You mean so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670566 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1059072050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This Sunday, 4/13, will be very special to many. It is holy week, the passion of Christ. Let us remember how much Christ loves us and what he suffered so we will have eternal life. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:06:33 EST Today I so need this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667451 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23664099.jpg"> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:24:09 EST My thought for today is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663241 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1508844829.jpg"> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:56:16 EST Yes, you can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662823 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1233851818.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What we are thinking affects the way we see things and reaction to things. So you really do have the ability to change an okay day into an extraordinary day. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 17:06:12 EST This is what I learned from my mother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658511 I saw this and just had to post it. This is what my mother taught my sister and I. This is truly how we react to those challenges in life. I am very grateful that my mother shared her strength with us, so we could find the strength we have within us. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1686743061.jpg"> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:24:24 EST Life does not have to be ordinary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657342 Be grateful that you are able to spend time with those you love. It's a blessing and filled with extraordinary opportunities to make life more beautiful <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1769730705.jpg"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:31:36 EST