JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Attitude! (Again) <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:51:10 EST Challenges “Problems are challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all.” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> Wed, 24 May 2017 08:53:48 EST Attitude <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 23 May 2017 08:54:10 EST A Plan <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Mon, 22 May 2017 09:17:15 EST Thoughts! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Every one of us is the sum total of his own thoughts” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 21 May 2017 16:30:05 EST GOALS <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <BR> “People who have goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple.” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> Sat, 20 May 2017 11:14:13 EST Success <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success - and success is in direct proportion to our service.” <BR> ~Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 19 May 2017 09:15:05 EST You are guided by your mind! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Each of us must live off the fruit of his thoughts in the future, because what you think today and tomorrow, next month and next year, you will mold your life and determine your future. You are guided by your mind.” <BR> ~ Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 18 May 2017 09:30:26 EST Courage <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice... it is conformity.” <BR> ― Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:17:06 EST Judging <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” <BR> ~Earl Nightingale <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 16 May 2017 09:15:34 EST Dreams <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <BR> Dreams that are realistic, often come out of fantasies. <BR> ~ Mike Vance <BR> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:56:40 EST Listening <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. <BR> ~The Dali Lama <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sat, 13 May 2017 09:42:47 EST Slowing Down <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Slowing down is sometimes the best way to speed up. <BR> Mike Vance <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 12 May 2017 09:48:51 EST Survivors <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Survivors are cooperators. In order to survive in anything we need others to cooperate with or partner with. <BR> Mike Vance <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 11 May 2017 11:24:23 EST Innovation <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Innovation is the creation of the new, or the re-arranging of the old in a new way <BR> ~ Mike Vance <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 10 May 2017 08:56:07 EST Planning <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Planning is bringing the future into the present. <BR> ~ Mike Vance <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 9 May 2017 12:03:11 EST Perfect Love <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain. <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>3... Mon, 8 May 2017 09:14:44 EST Foundations <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~David Brinkley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 7 May 2017 11:04:48 EST Gratitude <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude. <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Sat, 6 May 2017 17:56:32 EST Change <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something. <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em... Fri, 5 May 2017 09:39:27 EST Uncharted Territory <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time. <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 4 May 2017 09:06:31 EST Love <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <BR> Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still. <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> Wed, 3 May 2017 09:40:53 EST Gifts <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <BR> Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God. <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> <em>144</em> Tue, 2 May 2017 08:46:55 EST Cats <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <BR> No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> <em>240</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 09:04:22 EST Circumstances? Attitude? <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. <BR> ~Hugh Downs <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:16:14 EST Condiments <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. <BR> ~Truman Capote <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:45:51 EST Freedom! <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <BR> " If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. " <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:55:16 EST Consideration <em>36</em> <BR> A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. <BR> <em>36</em> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:17:00 EST Move Forward! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer" <BR> ~Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:40:23 EST Getting Started <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” <BR> -Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:13:56 EST Time <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <BR> "Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance." <BR> – Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:33:21 EST On Education <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> "I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence. " <BR> Lewis Grizzard <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:02:30 EST Merle Haggard <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> "God bless Merle Haggard. <BR> He did all the things that Johnny Cash was supposed to have done." <BR> Lewis Grizzard <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:55:12 EST Live for Today <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “I will live this day as if it is my last. …I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday’s misfortunes, Yesterday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of the heart, for why should I throw good after bad?” <BR> ~Og Mandino <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:36:47 EST Speaking and Listening <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. <BR> ~The Dali Lama <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:03:03 EST Risk <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." <BR> ~Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:06:18 EST I Figured It Out <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> "I finally figured it out, I finally figured out how to find some peace and happiness. I sure would hate for the man upstairs to take me now. But at least I did figure it out. " <BR> ~ Lewis Grizzard <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:37:07 EST The Lead Dog <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <BR> "Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." <BR> ~ Lewis Grizzard <BR> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> <em>338</em> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:45:34 EST Sitting nd Thinking <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR>  "Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits…" <BR> ~ Winnie the Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:27:14 EST Go Out and Meet Them! <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> "You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." <BR> ~ Winnie the Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:58:03 EST Love <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet <BR> “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:30:53 EST Giving Way <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore. Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love. <BR> - WInnie the Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:45:01 EST On Knowing It All <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. <BR> ~Winnie the Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:38:46 EST Vacation <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <BR> Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories. <BR> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:23:42 EST Supposing <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> “Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?” <BR> “Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought. <BR> Piglet was comforted by this. <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:05:35 EST Places in Our Hearts <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:31:54 EST I Am <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> "The things that make me different are the things that make me." <BR> ~ Winnie the Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:56:53 EST Today <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> “What day is it?” <BR> “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. <BR> “My favorite day,” said Pooh. <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:40:34 EST Braver, Stronger, Smarter <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <BR> Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. <BR> ~Winnie the Pooh <BR> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> <em>174</em> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:08:55 EST Failure = Success <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. ” <BR> ― Og Mandino <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36<... 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