JAMER123's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAMER123 JAMER123'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/ Accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792058640.jpg">I have talked about an accident having happened at our corner and have a couple pictures to share. All parties involved are okay. I stood with the lady in the car as she did have pain and sent her via ambulance to be checked out. This is half the emergency equipment that came to the scene and you are seeing some of the other half of our backyard. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1716611219.jpg"> <BR> T... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:30:55 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719448 “One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” ~ Aristotle Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:58:10 EST Dear Dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718138 Thought this one would be a good note to begin the Father's Day Sunday. <BR> <BR> Dear Dad, <BR> $chool i$ great. I’m making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying hard. I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you. <BR> Love, Your $on <BR> <BR> Dear Son, <BR> I kNOw astroNOmy, ecoNOmics and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh. <BR> L... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:16:17 EST Making up for lost time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711708 For a few months now, I have been chatting about what we have been doing and I will post a picture. Or where we have traveled and I will post a picture. Or other things and I never “get around” to posting pictures. As we traveled up from our winter home, I had my camera but the cable was packed away so again, no pictures!! So I am going to try to do a “short” blog of the things I chatted about. And to be sure, those that aren’t interested, that’s okay. You don’t have to try to follow my ramb... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 23:51:10 EST Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710151 Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves <BR> the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. <BR> - Hannah More <BR> <BR> This is one thing I need to keep in my heart at all times. It seems there is an occasional time it's hard to do!! <BR> Thank you for stopping by and adding your thoughts!! I enjoy reading them all! Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:57:48 EST Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709340 Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote <BR> for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts <BR> and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct <BR> route to serenity and contentment. - Grenville Kleisser <BR> <BR> We all need to laugh daily, to see the humor that surrounds us and embraces us even though we may not be able to see it. <BR> Thanks for stopping by with your comments. I enjoy them!! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:02:22 EST Celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685398 I thought this to be very appropriate to our journey. I wonder how each of you will celebrate upon reaching your day?? Share if you have a thought. <BR> <BR> Celebrate! <BR> <BR> "Look at ME!" boasted the fit old man to a group of young people. "Every morning I do fifty push-ups, fifty sit-ups and walk two miles. I'm fit as a fiddle! And you want to know why? I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't stay up late, and I don't chase after women!" <BR> <BR> He smiled at them, teeth white, eyes g... Fri, 2 May 2014 00:48:47 EST Helen Keller http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680660 The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." ~ Helen Keller Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:58:05 EST Mother Teresa of Calcutta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662736 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l393867985.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Boy, this advice couldn't be better. I wish I would have been one of the lucky ones to have met her but I can certainly work with her advice. This is a great goal setter for me. How about you? God bless you all no matter how you believe. Thank you for taking time to read and sharing your thoughts with us. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:36:39 EST Worth Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657376 I have never been a millionaire, but I have enjoyed a great meal, <BR> a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, a hug <BR> from a child, a cup of soup, a kiss behind the ear. There are <BR> plenty of life's tiny delights for all of us. <BR> - Jack Anthony <BR> <BR> This really goes along with my previous blog. I don't need a million dollars to enjoy life after waking in the mornings and choosing to call it a great day because I could and can do each one of these tiny del... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:18:46 EST A weekend quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653609 I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely <BR> miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite <BR> certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. <BR> -- Agatha Christie <BR> <BR> My goal every day upon greeting the morning is to say, "WOW, it's going to be a great day!!! And it makes me so happy that I am able to see the day begin. Blessing to all!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!! (Make it your great morning tomorrow!!) Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:12:46 EST People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650329 People will forget what you said, people will forget <BR> what you did, but people will never forget how you <BR> made them feel. - Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Enjoy the quote and thanks for stopping in!! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:59:17 EST Where are you headed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645779 How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these. ~George Washington Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:14:43 EST A Minnesota Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631290 What I am missing by spending the winter in the Rio Grande Valley. Sharing what people in the Midwest are going through. <BR> <BR> This is a picture of our driveway. On the right you can make out the mailbox. On the left side, the person plowing our drive says it is much higher there and he has run out of room of where to move the snow to. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1767249297.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Try the new walking path and street driving combination when it's on... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:17:50 EST Ahead or behind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620917 <em>342</em> Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, <BR> anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. <BR> - Carl Bard <BR> <BR> <BR> We are all working to keep going down the path of weight loss or to maintain what we have lost, meeting our personal goals. Did you ever think about starting all over again and again because you didn't make any progress? Why start over! That to me is a negative thought. Why not pick yourself up and begin again right from where y... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:49:53 EST Thanks SP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574205 I want to thank all that help me get to be the Spark Motivator of the day today!! What an honor and I will continue to try to hold up my end of the "bargain" in this coming year. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 23:50:49 EST My Quote for the Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572672 It's not what you do, it's why. <BR> It's not that you win but that you try. <BR> It's not that you failed, but what you learned from it. <BR> It's not what you give, but what you sacrifice by giving. - <BR> Bob Perks <BR> <BR> I needed this tonight so thought I would share it with others!! <BR> The 2nd and 3rd is what I needed to hear. <BR> Thank you for sharing your thoughts. <BR> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:55:44 EST A Story of Priorities and a Jar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571868 Tips for Squeezing More into Your Life <BR> By Julie Isphording, former Olympian <BR> <BR> I was reading some articles tonight and came across this one. It is a story I have heard several times and thought it to be of great value to all of us, especially this time of the year. We need to remember what is important in our lives. Please take a minute to read and think of the meaning shared with you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/m... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:13:19 EST A remarkable person~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563933 You are a remarkable gift to this world. What you bring to it <BR> is something only you can bring. Don't ever think that you have <BR> nothing to offer. You have everything because you are everything <BR> God planned for you to be. - Bob Perks <BR> <BR> Yes, you are a remarkable person and I am as well! I think we tend to put ourselves down for what ever reason but never pick ourselves up and tell the world "I am worth the effort". Take this to heart, giving yourself the gift of self lo... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:10:08 EST Sun Dogs at sunrise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558002 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l818419134.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For those that have never seen "Sun Dogs" this is beautiful example. This scene is ushering in the deep freeze we are experiencing now or about to experience. Cold disguised in beauty! <BR> I thank a friend and family in MN. for sharing this. Enjoy some more of an unusual sunrise. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l210739546.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 23:16:23 EST Take time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551153 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1994462598.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you taking time for yourself? Think about what you do every day and when you fit in some "me time" to stay healthy. If you don't care for yourself, it will be very difficult to care for anyone else. Even if you take 2 minutes a day, find a place for you!! <BR> <BR> May you all have a wonderful and "healthy" Thanksgiving, giving thanks for our bounty of life. Enjoy and thanks for taking the two minutes out of... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:44:03 EST Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543846 We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things <BR> in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your <BR> struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your <BR> day and your future. - Steve Maraboli Sun, 17 Nov 2013 22:39:46 EST New awakening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534445 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l758737088.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My new goals for every day! God's blessings are there for us to see when we open our eyes. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 00:32:17 EST Failure "coach" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498935 Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" <BR> ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. <BR> -- Herbert Kaufman <BR> <BR> How well does this talk to you? Success will come and courage takes practice but it can be found. Aren't we here to learn new and good habits throwing out the bad? So putting it all together, I am going to succeed because I have found the courage to establish new and rework old habits that are good for me. Let's all take this one o... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:32:34 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491614 “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ~ Lauren DeStefano <BR> <BR> I enjoy fall but feel the sadness of it. It is good due to the harvest and the foods that are reaped from Mother Earth but also sad with everything dying back to await the spring's coming! What is your thoughts on fall? And thank you all for your comments as you share with me. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 00:50:26 EST Vacation and Sparking with Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490445 We have been on a journey the past 2 weeks and it has been fun & exciting!! I am going to take you through with pictures. Some of you may be surprised at. <BR> <BR> We left home with our 2nd home (camper) to attend a Cty. fair in IA. It is billed as the largest County Fair in the world. Don't know but it's big!! I lived in the area and showed cattle and had 4-H project entered every yr. This place is 185 miles from our current home so the 1st leg of the trip. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:50:21 EST How we look at things today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488866 A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean; she doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looks on, remaining silent. Every time her neighbor hangs her wash to dry, the young woman makes the same comments. A month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 01:22:53 EST Birthday Cake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467417 My middle granddaughter's 7th birthday is on the 29th. Due to work schedules, her parents celebrated on Sat. the 24th with family and friends. I have made a couple comments about how cute the cake was and now have a photo to share. And yes, I had a piece and it was scrumptious!!! Enjoy looking at the beautifully decorated, yummy picture. <BR> Glad you stopped in & I thank you for any comments. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l849617212.jpg"> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:24:50 EST Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466252 "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630006086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dream big, dream small. Go after your dreams, one and all no matter what they are. So glad you stopped by with a comment. Thank you and have the best week of your life this week!! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:07:00 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461540 “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.” <BR> &#8213; Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful week of change! So glad you stopped by and shared the moment with me. Thank you. Blessings to all!! <BR> <em>204</em> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:32:52 EST Advice to the Forlorn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456655 "Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. <BR> Never make a negative decision in the low time. <BR> Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. <BR> Wait. <BR> Be patient. <BR> The storm will pass. <BR> The spring will come." <BR> ~ Robert H. Schuller Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:53:56 EST interesting quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453359 "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. <BR> <BR> ~ Carl Jung Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:56:18 EST Worry or peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992190773.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A while back, I posted a blog picture about Why worry. This one, I think, is great as there is a reference to an inner peace we all need to look for that over rides the stress of worry. Worry not only causes emotional stress but physical as well. Begin to look for the peace that is in you. It will help you with all your weight loss goals. Wishing you all the best and peace you find! I am glad you were able to stop... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 00:38:37 EST Right Answer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447017 Right Answer <BR> <BR> I've asked a standard interview question dozens of times over the years, but one guy gave the best answer ever. <BR> <BR> Me: Where do you see yourself in five years?" <BR> <BR> His answer: "In the mirror, as always." <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 22:49:09 EST Cherish it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l909048889.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can't expound on this one at all! Thank you for stopping in and sharing it with me. I do hope it talks to you as it does to me. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 00:15:06 EST Point to ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434804 "I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person." ~ Rita Mero <BR> <BR> I wonder at times what the reason is for hard times. Does it make you grow emotionally? When I think of the hard times I have had in life, I can look around me and see my life may have been a blessing as it made me grow just as this quote states. Do I still have regrets? YES but I pray it continues to... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:45:48 EST Just A Little Cheesy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432436 A boy and his family went to a fancy restaurant and the little boy said, <BR> <BR> <BR> "Daddy I don't like cheese with holes in it". <BR> <BR> <BR> His father said, "Well just eat the cheese and leave the holes on the side of your plate" Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:21:05 EST Laughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426951 “I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, 'Ain't that the truth.'” ~ Quincy Jones <BR> <BR> “I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful." ~ Bob Hope Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:22:22 EST New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419286 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l93546720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every day you awaken is going to be a new day and it is a great day too, no matter what. Glad you all stopped by to share a note or smile. We do love our smiles!! Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:53:47 EST Patience! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416103 Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them ? every day begin the task anew." ~ Saint Francis de Sales <BR> <BR> Take time and understand what you are thinking and don't worry about be being a snail or tortoise! We all had different time schedules! I enjoy reading all your comments on my blogs and say thank you for stopping by. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 23:07:06 EST Be Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411928 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1502734493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This says it all! Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:39:18 EST Happy Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410090 “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”~ Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> <BR> “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” ~ Elmer Davis <BR> <BR> Thank you all in advance for all your comments. i do enjoy seeing them. <BR> Have a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday to all in the US. <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em>... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 22:39:20 EST Why Worry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408034 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1328899621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Great question that may or not be answered by each of us individually. Does worry get us anywhere good? Will it put today on hold or make tomorrow any different for us? <BR> <BR> I must say I do worry but not about the small stuff. I have concerns about my family and friends but I give it to God when it gets to be a little too much for me to handle. May you all have a wonderful and enjoyable day and week ahead. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:51:18 EST How do you see yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405069 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582047514.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is your self image? I didn't see myself as having a problem until one photo op for a family wedding. Then I was appalled at what I looked like in the pictures. That seemed to be my "ah ha" moment. Now, I realize I didn't see the inner me in the picture that I know is there. I have since begun to look at life in a different fashion and what I see is really the inner me!!! And I kind of like the new me!! This p... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:12:01 EST Weighing self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1550098715.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So glad to see what I have been doing wrong for so long:)D Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:39:33 EST Be Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402989 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610279751.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I thought about this one for a while and realized I tried to be what I thought others wanted me to be. Now I am choosing to be what/who I want to be. It may be a little later in life one can realize this. I thank you all for your comments and wonder how introspective we can be. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:17:09 EST Lovely Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401906 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1560700443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Not much more I can add except I question the wear perfume as so many have fragrance allergies. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a wonderful thought! Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:23:57 EST Sunbeams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400843 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107505887.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good thoughts <BR> Good friends <BR> Good eats <BR> SparkPeople <BR> <BR> All equal the sunbeams that produce a lovely face <BR> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:34:56 EST Do Not Regret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392489 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1843560077.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When one has lost family or friends at an early age, one fully understands the privileges of each given day we have. Take today and keep reaching for your goals. Even though that goal is not met today, when the privilege is granted for the next day, continue to walk and the day will be the best day of your life! Enjoy and God bless. <BR> Thank you for all your comments and notes. <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:38:13 EST Buddah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391384 “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.” ~ Buddah Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:50:16 EST