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/ Be a Student http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423276 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. <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, 20 Oct 2017 10:10:37 EST Live for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422949 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” <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> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:39:04 EST Your Best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422661 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” <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> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:02:11 EST More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422327 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.” <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> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:52:13 EST Carpe Diem! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422112 “Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.” – Og Mandino Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:47:34 EST Hurtin’ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421748 I tripped over a curb last Tuesday and bruised my rib. Last night the pain moved around to the back and intensified greatly. I am babying myself today in front of the TV with a heating pad. It is getting better. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:27:28 EST Stumbling Blocks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421349 <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</... Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:24:43 EST A Mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421049 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth I will apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” <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, 13 Oct 2017 09:48:15 EST Day and Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420712 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” <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> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:29:46 EST Setbacks and Lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420363 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” <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> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:20:20 EST Determination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419995 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” <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> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:19:52 EST Carpe Diem! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419662 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Cherish each hour of this day for it can NEVER return.” <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> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:30:11 EST I Am Lion, Hear Me Roar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419340 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.” <BR> – Og Mandino <BR> ... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 10:54:40 EST Be a Student http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419018 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” <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> Sat, 7 Oct 2017 10:07:26 EST Today is a Gift. That's Why We Call It "The Present" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418663 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity.” <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, 6 Oct 2017 09:28:47 EST No Limits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418294 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.” <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> Thu, 5 Oct 2017 08:54:11 EST Carpe Diem! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417981 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!” <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> Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:58:05 EST Move On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417594 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.” <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> Tue, 3 Oct 2017 08:30:43 EST Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417214 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Obstacles are necessary for success because victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” <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> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 08:57:20 EST Timelessness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416973 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 14:27:10 EST Natural Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413954 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:51:57 EST Keep Moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413115 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:58:07 EST All the Way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412770 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:35:35 EST Good Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412465 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:17:06 EST Four Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412197 Think <BR> Believe <BR> Dream <BR> Dare <BR> Walt Disney Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:40:23 EST Nothing To Say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411852 I have nothing to say today other than "Happy Saturday " Sat, 16 Sep 2017 15:28:05 EST The Real Trouble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411421 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:57:10 EST A Never Ending Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411156 We went on a seven day anniversary cruise which Hurricane Irma was kind enough to extend to ten days. The staff and crew at Royal Caribbean were fantastic! We were given three extra days of cruising at no additional cost except for drinks and they were half price. The captain and the company meteorologist kept us updated regarding the weather and our position. My daughter was watching the Royal Caribbean meteorologist on line because he was simply reporting on the best information availab... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:16:48 EST Summer's End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407118 Labor Day, the traditional end of summer is upon as. As the seasons change, let us press on to success. Sun, 3 Sep 2017 08:24:25 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406914 Started the weekend with Friday Night Lights, now a college football marathon. Sat, 2 Sep 2017 16:18:30 EST Impossible or I'm possible? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406470 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 10:18:21 EST Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406069 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “The way to 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> <em>36</em> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:35:45 EST Needless Worry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405657 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:11:07 EST Dreams! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405277 <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <BR> “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” <BR> ~ Walt Disney <BR> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:13:32 EST Talking and Listening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404886 <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> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:16:39 EST The Weekend Continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404492 A great weekend chock full of youth sports, six softball games, high school football, high school cheerleading, Youth football, youth cheerleading and pro football on TV. Tomorrow I must return to the grind! Sun, 27 Aug 2017 10:21:39 EST The Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404345 Two and a half days of down-time! Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:47:44 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403853 <em>300</em> <em>281</em> <BR> I am preparing for the weekend. Softball, football and cheer leading! <BR> <em>300</em> <em>281</em> <BR> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:14:08 EST Live For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403399 <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> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:26:47 EST Tempus Fugit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403085 <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <BR> Don't wait. The time will never be just right. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:36:43 EST Reflections! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402716 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Life reflects your own thoughts back to you. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:15:43 EST The Starting Point http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402289 <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> The starting point of all achievement is desire. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:23:01 EST The extra Mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402057 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:27:06 EST Youth Sports http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401558 Today is a youth sports day. Softball double-header followed by a high school football game, not to mention softball double-headers yesterday evening and tomorrow afternoon. Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:34:51 EST Riches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401286 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of HARD work! <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:14:04 EST Self-discipline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400928 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> 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> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:38:39 EST Mind Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400504 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Control your own mind, and you may never be controlled by the mind of another. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:37:10 EST On Being Paid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400121 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:54:06 EST Wishing & Hoping! NOT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399718 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:14:13 EST Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399324 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:33:11 EST