MARYJOANNA's SparkPeople Blog MARYJOANNA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community TUESDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> Each day is God's gift to you. <BR> Make it blossom and grow into a thing of beauty. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:41:06 EST FRIDAY FAVORITES <BR> <BR> <BR> HANG IN THERE <BR> <BR> Even the worst weeks have Fridays in them. <BR> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:30:45 EST TUESDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every flower that blooms has to go through <BR> a whole lot of dirt. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:30:56 EST MONDAY MUSING <BR> <BR> <BR> To thine own self be NICE! Mon, 11 Jun 2018 06:32:27 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY <BR> <BR> Life is a journey <BR> <BR> Not a destination Thu, 7 Jun 2018 08:37:52 EST WEDNESDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> Each day is God's gift to you. Make it blossom and <BR> grow into a thing of beauty. Wed, 6 Jun 2018 09:17:09 EST MONDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> <BR> CHOCOLATE won't solve anything <BR> but it is a fine place to start! Mon, 4 Jun 2018 06:18:23 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Faith means that you have peace even when <BR> you don't have all the answers. <BR> <BR> --Joyce Meyer Sat, 2 Jun 2018 07:12:15 EST LITTLE ONES <BR> <BR> <BR> Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little <BR> wistful. 'In ten years, I said, 'you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, <BR> biking, and swimming with me like you do now. Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll <BR> be too old to do all those things anyway.' <BR> Thu, 31 May 2018 08:16:17 EST WEIGHING IN <BR> <BR> <BR> My wife caught me standing on the bathroom scale, sucking in <BR> my stomach. She laughed and said, "That's not going to help." <BR> "Sure it will," I replied. "It's the only way I can see the numbers." Wed, 30 May 2018 08:40:40 EST MONDAY QUOTE <BR> <BR> <BR> You know that old saying: "You're never too old <BR> to play. You're only too old for low-rise jeans." <BR> <BR> ---Ellen Degeneres <BR> Mon, 28 May 2018 10:37:06 EST SUNDAY QUOTE <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny <BR> matters compared to what lies within us. <BR> <BR> --Henry Stanley Haskins Sun, 27 May 2018 05:27:44 EST LAST ON THE LIST <BR> <BR> <BR> If a friend offers you a ticket to a concert within <BR> two hours of that concert, you're that person's <BR> least favorite friend. Sat, 26 May 2018 06:55:57 EST CLASS ACTS <BR> <BR> Boring! But I leaned there are 137 tiles on the ceiling. <BR> <BR> You can't cheat in her class, because no one knows the answers. <BR> <BR> If I had one hour left to live, I would spend it in this class because it feels <BR> like an eternity. <BR> <BR> She is a breakfast-cereal prof: fruit, nut, and flake. <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 May 2018 07:45:30 EST THURSDAY HUMOR <BR> The best comeback I've ever heard occurred at our store. A customer was complaining <BR> to my supervisor about the employees. He was spouting off about how terrible we were <BR> and insisting our company hired only idiots. That was when my boss looked him in the eye <BR> and asked, "Would you like an application?" Thu, 24 May 2018 05:50:51 EST A LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE INVISIBLE: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) <BR> <BR> 2) <BR> <BR> 3) <BR> <BR> 4) Wed, 23 May 2018 08:40:22 EST FRIDAY'S FIND <BR> <BR> HALF OF DOING is believing that you can. Fri, 18 May 2018 05:26:21 EST DOUBLE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION <BR> <BR> Today is my husband's birthday-83 years young. Also Holly, our cat is 6 years old. <BR> Two birthday celebrations in one day is amazing! <em>383</em> Thu, 17 May 2018 08:37:43 EST THE SECRET TO LIVING A WHOLE AND HEALTHY LIFE <BR> Exercise <BR> Eat right <BR> Share your faith <BR> produce fruit for God <BR> Oh, and try to relax <BR> <BR> --Rusty George Wed, 16 May 2018 07:46:37 EST QUOTE FROM VICTOR HUGO <BR> <BR> Dream no small dream. Tue, 15 May 2018 11:10:04 EST MOTHER'S DAY CARD <BR> <BR> Not only did I receive cards from my son, daughter and husband <BR> but I got a special card from my CAT! How many of you can boast <BR> you received a card from your pet? So cute. <BR> Sun, 13 May 2018 05:11:31 EST SATURDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> LIFE isn't perfect, <BR> but LOVE doesn't care. Sat, 12 May 2018 07:30:53 EST WORDS TO SAVOR <BR> <BR> <BR> Life is the flower for which love is the honey. <BR> <BR> --Victor Hugo <BR> <BR> Man cannot live with bread alone; he must <BR> have peanut butter. <BR> <BR> --James A Garfield <BR> Thu, 10 May 2018 10:30:58 EST ADVICE FROM A SUNFLOWER <BR> <BR> <BR> . Stand tall <BR> . Hold your head high <BR> . Spread seeds of happiness <BR> . Stay on the sunny side Tue, 8 May 2018 07:26:13 EST WORDS TO SAVOR <BR> Humor is the chocolate chips in the ice cream of life. <BR> <BR> Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask <BR> what's for lunch. <BR> <BR> Orson Wells Sun, 6 May 2018 10:03:38 EST VACATION TIME I will miss being on Spark People for a week, but look forward to catching upon all the goings on <BR> when I return. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:08:59 EST THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY <BR> <BR> <BR> I take it ONE DAY AT A TIME, <BR> but sometimes several of them <BR> attack me at once. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:26:42 EST MONDAY MUSING <BR> <BR> <BR> There just aren't enough lunch hours in the day! Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:26:02 EST WHY I VOLUNTEER It's not for the money, nor for the fame, <BR> It's not for any personal gain. <BR> It's just for the love of fellow man, <BR> It's just to lend a helping hand. <BR> It's just to give a tithe of self, <BR> That's something you can't buy with wealth. <BR> It's not for the medals won with pride, <BR> It's just for the feeling deep inside, <BR> It's that reward deep in your heart, <BR> It's the feeling you have been a part <BR> of helping others far and near <BR> That makes you be a volunteer. <... Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:41:41 EST THURSDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes you just <BR> GOTTA GO ALL OUT <BR> and put two sugars <BR> in your coffee. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:43:51 EST TUESDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many people walk in and out of your life, <BR> but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart. <BR> <BR> --Eleanor Roosevelt Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:28:48 EST SATURDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> <BR> All you've got is all you can give, <BR> and that will ALWAYS be enough. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 04:56:17 EST INVESTING YOUR LIFE <BR> <BR> Life is like a coin. You can spend if any way you want, <BR> but you can only spend it once. Too, you can invest it. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:31:27 EST FRIDAY'S FIND <BR> It's often the BEND in the road <BR> that makes life worth the drive. Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:27:55 EST WEDNESDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> While you live, LOVE <BR> While you breathe, SING <BR> While you walk, DANCE <BR> While you work, SHINE <BR> While you see, DREAM <BR> Wed, 4 Apr 2018 08:47:34 EST FAVORITES FOR FRIDAY <BR> More DREAMING, <BR> less worry. <BR> <BR> More EASE, <BR> less chaos. <BR> <BR> More FUN, <BR> less work. <BR> <BR> More TIME, <BR> more LAUGHTER, <BR> more LOVE. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:25:18 EST HAPPY WEDNESDAY <BR> <BR> J O Y <BR> <BR> Jump for it! Wed, 28 Mar 2018 08:13:07 EST MONDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> CAFFEINE can't solve the world's problems, <BR> but then it didn't cause any either. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:27:09 EST SATURDAY SAYING <BR> <BR> <BR> Faith makes all things possible, <BR> Love makes it easy. Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:05:07 EST THURSDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> <BR> All you've got is all you can give <BR> and that will ALWAYS be enough. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:30:37 EST THOUGHT FOR TUESDAY <BR> <BR> I take it ONE DAY AT A TIME, <BR> but sometimes several of them <BR> attack me at once. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:00:51 EST ST. PATRICK'S DAY <BR> A graceful woman is wise enough to <BR> laugh at vanity and proud enough to love her <BR> own beauty. Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:19:04 EST THURSDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> <BR> LOVE STRONG <BR> <BR> HOPE ALWAYS <BR> <BR> LAUGH LOUDER Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:08:41 EST MONDAY'S MUSE <BR> While you live, LOVE <BR> While you breathe, SING <BR> While you walk, DANCE <BR> While you work, SHINE <BR> While you see, DREAM Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:24:50 EST FRIDAY'S FIND <BR> <BR> Some days are <BR> HOPSCOTCH KIND OF DAYS. <BR> Some days are <BR> GETTING-NAILED-AT-DODGEBALL <BR> kind of days. Fri, 9 Mar 2018 05:29:00 EST TUESDAY THOUGHT <BR> <BR> LIFE <BR> is either a daring <BR> ADVENTURE <BR> or nothing. <BR> <BR> Helen Keller Tue, 6 Mar 2018 05:34:30 EST SUNDAY FOOD FOR THOUGHT <BR> <BR> What would you attempt to do if <BR> <BR> you knew you could not fail? <BR> <BR> --Dr. Robert Schuller Sun, 4 Mar 2018 05:35:34 EST SATURDAY SAYING <BR> <BR> <BR> To thine ownself be kind Sat, 3 Mar 2018 07:36:46 EST FRIDAY'S THOUGHT <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bad days are good days when you know <BR> that you are loved by a friend. <BR> <BR> A friend loves at all times. <BR> ----Proverbs 17:17 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 05:45:06 EST WEDNESDAY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> Half of doing is believing that you can. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:43:28 EST