LADYRH's SparkPeople Blog LADYRH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Family The family is one of nature's masterpieces. <BR> <BR> George Santayana Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:38:15 EST Contentment Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. <BR> <BR> Charles Dickens Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:15:56 EST Change When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. <BR> <BR> Viktor E. Frankl Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:43:44 EST Never Give Up If you really believe in what you're doing, work hard, take nothing personally and if something blocks one route, find another. Never give up. <BR> <BR> Laurie Notaro <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:10:53 EST Success Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” <BR> ¯ Winston Churchill Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:40:12 EST Goals Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. <BR> <BR> Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:11:08 EST Tranquility Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame. <BR> <BR> Thomas a Kempis <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:19:36 EST Patience Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. <BR> <BR> William Penn <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 04:45:21 EST Relaxing If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax. <BR> <BR> Christian Louboutin <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:59:13 EST Support Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife. <BR> <BR> Tim Gunn <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:30:04 EST Excuses It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. <BR> <BR> William Arthur Ward <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 05:27:55 EST Happiness Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. <BR> <BR> Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 04:13:44 EST Doing I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. <BR> <BR> Abraham Lincoln Wed, 2 Apr 2014 05:35:33 EST Contentment True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. <BR> <BR> Charles Caleb Colton <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:01:55 EST Frustration Life can be frustrating sometimes. Take a nap, exercise, meditate or do whatever it takes to 'reboot' your thinking. Happiness is just a thought away!” <BR> ¯ Tom Giaquinto Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:47:57 EST Results However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. <BR> <BR> Winston Churchill <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:51:47 EST Commitment It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. <BR> <BR> Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:52:14 EST Excuses He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. <BR> <BR> Benjamin Franklin <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:17:32 EST Limits The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. <BR> <BR> Arthur C. Clarke <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:43:31 EST Courage How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. <BR> <BR> Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:30:06 EST Goals You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. <BR> <BR> George S. Patton Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:22:32 EST Persistence A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. <BR> <BR> Elbert Hubbard <BR> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:30:35 EST Good Health To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. <BR> <BR> Buddha <BR> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:33:11 EST Happiness “I think the secret to a hoppy life is a selective memory. Remember what you are most grateful for and quickly forget what your not.” <BR> ¯ Richard Paul Evans, Grace Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:12:20 EST Spring No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere. <BR> <BR> Sheryl Crow <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:20:43 EST Hope <BR> Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. <BR> <BR> —Sarah Ban Breathnach <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:40:44 EST Happy St. Patricks Day May love and laughter light your days, <BR> and warm your heart and home. <BR> May good and faithful friends be yours, <BR> wherever you may roam. <BR> May peace and plenty bless your world <BR> with joy that long endures. <BR> May all life's passing seasons <BR> bring the best to you and yours! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:59:24 EST Irish Blessing #11 <BR> <BR> May there always be work for your hands to do. <BR> May your purse always hold a coin or two. <BR> May the sun always shine upon your window pane. <BR> May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. <BR> May the hand of a friend always be near to you and <BR> May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:00:16 EST Irish Blessing #10 Bless you and yours <BR> As well as the cottage you live in. <BR> May the roof overhead be well thatched <BR> And those inside be well matched. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:35:12 EST Irish Blessing #9 May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:05:51 EST Irish Blessing #8 May God be with you and bless you. <BR> May you see your children's children. <BR> May you be poor in misfortunes <BR> and rich in blessings. <BR> May you know nothing but happiness <BR> from this day forward Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:37:41 EST Irish Blessing #7 May you have love that never ends, <BR> <BR> Lots of money, and lots of friends <BR> <BR> Health be yours, whatever you do <BR> <BR> And may God send many blessings to you! <BR> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:53:08 EST Irish Blessing #6 May brooks and trees and singing hills <BR> Join in the chorus too, <BR> And every gentle wind that blows <BR> Send happiness to you. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:39:54 EST Irish Blessing #5 May you always have... <BR> Walls for the winds <BR> A roof for the rain <BR> Tea beside the fire <BR> Laughter to cheer you <BR> Those you love near you <BR> And all your heart might desire. <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:42:42 EST Irish Blessing #4 May God give you... <BR> For every storm, a rainbow, <BR> For every tear, a smile, <BR> For every care, a promise, <BR> And a blessing in each trial. <BR> For every problem life sends, <BR> A faithful friend to share, <BR> For every sigh, a sweet song, <BR> And an answer for each prayer Sun, 9 Mar 2014 06:17:53 EST Irish Blessing #3 May you have warm words on a cold evening, <BR> a full moon on a dark night, <BR> and the road downhill all the way to your door. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 06:04:03 EST Irish Blessing #2 May you have the hindsight to know where you've been <BR> the foresight to know where you're going <BR> and the insight to know when you're going too far. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:34:00 EST Irish Blessing #1 May you have: <BR> A world of wishes at your command. <BR> God and his angels close to hand. <BR> Friends and family their love impart, <BR> and Irish blessings in your heart! Thu, 6 Mar 2014 06:21:45 EST Adversity One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. <BR> <BR> Albert Schweitzer <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 05:08:13 EST Contentment Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.” <BR> ¯ Charles M. Schulz, Tue, 4 Mar 2014 06:37:25 EST Success So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¨ú percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.¡± <BR> ¡ª Dr. Seuss, Sun, 2 Mar 2014 06:27:48 EST YOUR SELF You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” <BR> ¯ Gautama Buddha Sat, 1 Mar 2014 06:03:35 EST Gratitude Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Melody Beattie Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:09:12 EST Change Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. <BR> <BR> Tom Clancy <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:38:14 EST Health A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. <BR> <BR> Tom Stoppard <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:11:43 EST Action Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. <BR> <BR> Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:50:58 EST Patience Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. <BR> <BR> Soren Kierkegaard <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:56:13 EST Laughter Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. <BR> <BR> Victor Hugo <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:56:23 EST Excuses <BR> There aren&#146;t nearly enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses. <BR> <BR> Marcus Stroup Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:49:18 EST Courage All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. <BR> <BR> Walt Disney <BR> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:35:21 EST