JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Creation Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:37:10 EST Learning! It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 15:57:25 EST Idealizing! Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:09:30 EST Right Now! Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:47:50 EST Happiness! What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:59:19 EST Smothering and Shade! Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:35:17 EST Open Arms! 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> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:18:24 EST Don't brood! Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:40:38 EST Destiny! 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> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:27:56 EST Worry Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:18:06 EST Love What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:02:12 EST I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. <BR> Leo Buscaglia Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:35:30 EST Enthusiasam! I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:35:41 EST Change! Change is the end result of all true learning. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:25:51 EST Gentleness Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:43:05 EST Need We all need each other. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:09:12 EST Love Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10:39:18 EST Being Me! 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> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:58:45 EST Spiritual Exercise 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> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:38:12 EST Talent Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:43:03 EST Humana Prevent My health insurance carrier offered a weight loss monitoring program which I have joined. It parallels SparkPeople so they will complement each other. They sent me a scale with a cell phone in it. When I weigh in in the morning, it calls the website and posts my weight to my page. That is sort of neat. The program is the tried and true combination of smart eating and sensible exercise. I am looking forward to being considerably less of the man I have be come! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:57:19 EST A Greater Power 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> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:54:23 EST A single rose A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:25:10 EST Love is Life Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. <BR> Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:28:12 EST Concieve, Believe, Achieve “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale is just one in a long line of self-help gurus to whom this quote has been attributed. Actually when each of them said it they were unknowingly quoting Marcus Aurelius who first said it in 4 BC Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:33:40 EST On Quitting! “It's always too soon to quit!” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Never, never, never, never, never, never give up! <BR> ~ Winston Churchill Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:29:14 EST Think! Change your thoughts and you change your world. <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> I think I can, I think I can, I think I can <BR> ~The Little Engine that Could <BR> <BR> There is nothing but that thinking makes it so! <BR> ~ Shakespeare (I think) Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:33:37 EST Emptiness “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:14:46 EST Praise “The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 10:11:40 EST Independence Day 2015 <em>232</em> Today I am proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free and I'd like to thank the men who died and gave that right to me! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> God Bless America, land that I love! <BR> Stand beside her, and guide her <BR> Through the night, with the light, from above. <BR> From the mountains, to the Prairies <BR> To the Oceans white with foam, <BR> God bless America, my home sweet home! <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:05:00 EST Stand Up! Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You'll find they haven't half the strength you think they have. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:35:18 EST Believe! Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will. <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:27:50 EST In the Lord's Hands “I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord's hands. There is no harm in the Lord's hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord's hands it is the Lord's will and it is good.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:05:05 EST Expectation Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:11:23 EST Possibilitarianism Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there. • Norman Vincent Peale Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:10:46 EST Be Strong! “Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only the best, be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. <BR> <BR> Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have n... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:13:13 EST Choose! “When you get up in the morning, you have two choices - either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Sat, 27 Jun 2015 08:30:14 EST Believe! “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:06:11 EST Happiness Is “The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:41:09 EST Gusto! Feeling a bit funky today. A high school classmate lost his battle with cancer yesterday. He is the eleventh out of a class of 75 to cross over. It used to be that funerals were for our friends' parents. Now they are for our friends. It underlines how precious and fleeting life is. <BR> <BR> Eat off the good china. Go to Hawaii or Rome or Moscow or Alaska or wherever it is you want to go "as soon as you can afford it". You simply cannot pay for that trip with the proceeds of your life... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:36:52 EST The Moon & the Stars “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” <BR> ― Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:30:54 EST The Greatest Day Make today the greatest day of your life <BR> <BR> Until tomorrow! <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:24:15 EST Give! You give before you get.” <BR> ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> "You've got to give before you're worthy to receive" <BR> The Kingston Trio...Desert Pete Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:53:28 EST Your Greatest Power! Prayer is man's greatest power! <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:49:12 EST Failure? “Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.” <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> I did not fail. I successfully discovered 10,000 ways that did not woek. <BR> <BR> Thomas Alva Edison <BR> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:04:56 EST Patience! “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success” <BR> <BR> ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:08:11 EST Self-Discipline Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” <BR> <BR> ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:16:42 EST H-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-m It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. <BR> <BR> ~ Napoleon Hill <BR> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:27:06 EST Hot Times! JOHNMARTINMILES is back from a deposition. Damn! Macon, Georgia is HOT! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:52:23 EST Failure? Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. ~ Napoleon Hill Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:49:36 EST