JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOHNMARTINMILES JOHNMARTINMILES'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/ What a Day! So Far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192439 <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <em>214</em> <BR> A single rose can be my garden - a single friend, my world. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> As we get longer in the tooth (a poetic way to say "older") doctors become a part of our lives. It seems that every week I am going to see some sort of "ologist". Fact of the matter is, ou... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:19:22 EST My Garden, My World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192425 A single rose can be my garden - a single friend, my world. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:56:07 EST Things Left Undone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191739 Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed. <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:58:54 EST Let's Forget About Domani http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191077 Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:35:29 EST Education http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190454 "The education of a man is never completed until he dies" <BR> ~ Robert E. Lee <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:52:26 EST Sunshine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189894 Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:44:59 EST Love Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189245 Love yourself - accept yourself - forgive yourself - and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:18:34 EST Why Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188735 <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:42:32 EST Open Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188281 Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:49:12 EST Risk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187493 The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:50:56 EST Spiritual Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186834 The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:44:47 EST Be Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186283 The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:20:02 EST Be Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186282 The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:20:01 EST Power! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185659 Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:54:57 EST Wisdom vs Ignorance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185062 If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:37:50 EST You Are In Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184616 I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:34:50 EST Where is Success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183935 "We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn't. Success often lies just the other side of failure." <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:44:30 EST Loving Relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183312 <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself - to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:33:45 EST Get On With Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182573 Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:33:03 EST Talent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181935 "Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God. " <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:05:05 EST Worry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181408 Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:10:35 EST Never Idealize Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180768 Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:49:47 EST Forces at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180137 There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control. <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:42:22 EST Learning and Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179577 Change is the end result of all true learning. <BR> ~Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:05:02 EST Don't Wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178880 “Don't wait. The time will never be just right.” <BR> ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:59:48 EST Imagination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178166 Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited by reality, imagination can span the globe. ~ Albert Einstein Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:58:05 EST On Doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177450 "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." <BR> - Leonardo da Vinci <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:09:33 EST Busy Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176893 "Don't consume yourself with busy work. It takes just as much energy to fail as it does to suceed" <BR> ~ Og Mandino <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 11:27:26 EST You've Got To Give Before You Get http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176183 . "In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!" <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> Sat, 4 Jun 2016 07:04:10 EST You Are Not a Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175642 <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> "Remember that failure is an event, not a person." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 08:48:25 EST See It and Be It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174997 "If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want." ~ Zig Ziglar Thu, 2 Jun 2016 08:47:18 EST Courage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174275 "Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life." ~ Zig Ziglar Wed, 1 Jun 2016 08:44:52 EST Measuring Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173563 "Success must never be measured by how much money you have." <BR> ~ Zig ZIglar <BR> Tue, 31 May 2016 07:38:08 EST Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172918 MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets <BR> <BR> By Bill Callen: Top Right News <BR> Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock. <BR> <BR> According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained ... Mon, 30 May 2016 08:44:36 EST Adversity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172568 "Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful." Sun, 29 May 2016 16:59:22 EST If You Can See It You Can Be It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171803 "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> Sat, 28 May 2016 08:45:50 EST A Fitting Memorial http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171255 MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets <BR> <BR> By Bill Callen: Top Right News <BR> Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock. <BR> <BR> According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained... Fri, 27 May 2016 08:50:31 EST A Fitting Memorial http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171254 MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets <BR> <BR> By Bill Callen: Top Right News <BR> Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock. <BR> <BR> According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained... Fri, 27 May 2016 08:50:05 EST Positive Deposits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170627 "You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar Thu, 26 May 2016 08:54:39 EST Goals are Enabling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170008 "Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar Wed, 25 May 2016 09:03:27 EST True Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169368 "True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar Tue, 24 May 2016 09:23:27 EST Honesty and Integrity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168645 . "Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life--all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity." Mon, 23 May 2016 09:09:54 EST Attitude, Aptitude and Altitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168057 "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar Sun, 22 May 2016 10:07:18 EST Integrity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167401 "With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar Sat, 21 May 2016 08:49:18 EST Believe It to See It. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166852 "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar Fri, 20 May 2016 09:54:48 EST Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166105 <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> Thu, 19 May 2016 08:06:52 EST Born to Win http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165387 "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> Wed, 18 May 2016 08:04:58 EST Start to be Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164655 "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 May 2016 07:49:49 EST The Foundation of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163977 "The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty." <BR> ~Zig Ziglar <BR> Mon, 16 May 2016 09:16:31 EST The Ladder of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163334 "You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure." 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