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/ Hopes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921760 “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sun, 3 May 2015 10:44:46 EST Failure is Not an Option! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921218 “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:09:23 EST Goals are Necessary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920648 “Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 08:30:01 EST Live for something http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920095 “It's not enough to have lived. <BR> We should be determined to live for something. <BR> May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, <BR> sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, <BR> bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely?” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:24:52 EST Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919540 “Build a dream and the dream will build you.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> <BR> "Think, believe, dream and dare!" <BR> Walter Elias Disney Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:25:34 EST Apple Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918986 “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:10:57 EST Spectacularity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918466 “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:42:42 EST Give Joyfully! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917382 “Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:16:39 EST Attempts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915748 “I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! <BR> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:15:21 EST Superiority http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915061 “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:11:15 EST What is Left? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913860 “Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:25 EST Imperfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913352 “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:22:57 EST To Have Lived http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912804 “It's not enough to have lived. <BR> We should be determined to live for something. <BR> May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, <BR> sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, <BR> bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely?” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:19:08 EST On Being You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912241 “You are the only you ... You are the best you. You will always be the second best anyone else.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> Be yourself, no one else can o it for you. <BR> from The Talmud Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:19:56 EST No Know It All's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911679 “Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't..” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:59:30 EST Never cut a tree down in the wintertime! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911022 Feeling a little down this morning. Then I found this. Things are looking up! <BR> <BR> “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:22:50 EST Be Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910606 “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> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:22:19 EST Transgressions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904634 “I exist, I am, I am here, I am becoming, I make my own life and no one else makes it for me. I must face my own shortcomings, mistakes, transgressions. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again. And if I fail, I don't have the comfort of blaming you or life or God. ” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia, Living Loving and Learning <BR> Fri, 3 Apr 2015 08:12:07 EST Opportunities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904059 “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:25:18 EST The Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903646 “Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy?' The second was, 'Did you find joy?” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:15:10 EST Paradise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902799 “Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:29:35 EST A Better World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902158 “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> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:44:58 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901597 “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:47:26 EST Gifts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901014 “Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:25:23 EST Continuing Education http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900486 At continuing education today. Mandated by the state to keep my license. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:49:07 EST Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899893 “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> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:59:46 EST The World is but a Stage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899269 “If you don't like the scene you're in, if you're unhappy, if you're lonely, if you don't feel that things are happening, change your scene. Paint a new backdrop.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:35:54 EST Just Be You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898658 “The hardest battle you are ever going to have to fight is the battle to be just you.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> Be yourself! No one else can do it for you! <BR> From The Talmud Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:41:29 EST Clean Feet Please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897981 “Don't walk in my head with your dirty feet.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia, Living Loving and Learning <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:20:13 EST Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896873 “There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:16:02 EST Lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896362 “Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:58:36 EST Risk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895755 “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot <BR> learn, feel, change, grow or love. <BR> Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. <BR> Only the person who risks is truly free.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:44:35 EST Genuineness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895102 “Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:35:07 EST Erin Go Bragh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894454 Top of the morning to all! <BR> 'Tis a great day for the wearing of the green! <BR> <BR> May the sun shine always on your face <BR> May the wind be always at your back <BR> May the rains fall gently on your fields <BR> May the roads rise up to meet your feet <BR> May you be in heaven for an hour before the devil knows you're dead <BR> And until we meet again <BR> May God hold you in the palm of His hand <BR> <BR> Erin Go Bragh! Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:17:47 EST Genuineness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893849 “Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:10:03 EST My World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893229 “A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:22:50 EST Apathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892750 “...the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must "feel" something ... or they couldn't possibly hate. Therefore, there's some way in which I can get to them.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:05:07 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892146 Change is the end result of all true learning. Leo Buscaglia Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:57:58 EST Let Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891589 “Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:24:24 EST Turn Around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890954 “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a <BR> listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all <BR> of which have the potential to turn a life around.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:35:30 EST Risk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890362 “to love is to risk, not being loved in return. to hope is to risk pain. to try is to risk failure. but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in my life is to risk nothing.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia, Living Loving and Learning <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:27:06 EST Open Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889703 “Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.” <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 08:55:04 EST Centagenarians http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889167 Today would have been my dad's one hundredth birthday. While he has been gone for 23 years, his knowledge and teaching live on and guide me every day. Happy birthday dad! Sun, 8 Mar 2015 11:16:58 EST Softball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888566 The weather is turning warm and youth softball starts this afternoon. Yet another rite of spring! Sat, 7 Mar 2015 09:16:38 EST On Being You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888010 “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> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> Be yourself, no on else can do it for you <BR> ~ From the Talmud Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:20:06 EST Caring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887483 “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> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:16:11 EST Continuing Education http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887121 Spent the day in continuing education. Some of the subjects were a bit esoteric and not applicable to my practice but all were interesting! Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:30:00 EST Risk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886092 “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. <BR> The person who risks nothing has nothing and is nothing. <BR> He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live or love. <BR> Chained by his certitudes, or his addiction, he’s a slave. <BR> He has forfeited his greatest trait, and that is his individual freedom. <BR> Only the person who risks is free." <BR> &#8213; Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:14:41 EST A Friend, A World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885387 A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. <BR> Leo Buscaglia Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:17:30 EST Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884711 “I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet” <BR> &#8213; Denis Waitley <BR> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:01:55 EST