MOWEIGHTLOSS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MOWEIGHTLOSS MOWEIGHTLOSS'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/ Trust your gut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821669 On this day of your life, , we believe God wants you to know ... that it's important to listen to your gut. <BR> <BR> Reason has its place in this world, certainly. But your gut is that subconscious part of yourself that knows exactly what is right for you. And oftentimes God speaks to you through that subtle but true gut feeling. <BR> <BR> _______ <BR> <BR> O_o get rid of the gut! but trust what you are feeling! gotcha! I have so many thing that I need to do but I realize that I am only ... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:47:38 EST Full acceptance... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4819081 On this day of your life, , we believe God wants you to know ... that only full acceptance can bring you true peace. <BR> <BR> Acceptance does not mean resignation. Accept to befriend and transform, instead of trying to fight and destroy. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:09:57 EST Love and complete surrender.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817145 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that love is the opposite of logic. <BR> <BR> Logic is argumentative, aggressive upon the mind, splits the world into right and wrong, us and them. Love is generative, compassionate, embracing all creation. Logic pays attention to what is being said. Love pays attention to how things are said. Logic leads to debate. Love leads to communion. Practice love to be closer to God. <BR> <BR> Trust in the Lord. Give complete... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:24:07 EST Savor the flavor of love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785343 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that each day is sacred. <BR> <BR> If you are spending too many days doing things that bring you unhappiness, then you are not honoring the gift of your time on earth. <BR> <BR> Love in an endless resource. Feel free to "waste" it. <BR> <BR> ________________ <BR> Savor the flavor of love! <BR> <BR> Wow, I felt that one! Life really is too precious to be wasted being unhappy and doing things that don't bring you happi... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:54:55 EST The best things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777335 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that when you are at a loss of what to do, do nothing. <BR> <BR> Doing nothing can be very wise. When you pause doing things, you become more aware of God's presence, and often an unexpected solution to your question will arise. <BR> <BR> The best things are unexpected. <BR> <BR> ______ <BR> <BR> I really like that! The best things are unexpected! <BR> <BR> Reminds me of that song the best in yet to come! <BR> <BR... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:55:17 EST From deep down under... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771851 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that you will blossom. <BR> <BR> A flower starts deep under the dirt and has to fight against gravity in the darkness before finally breaking free and opening its bloom to the sun. You may feel like you're in darkness and everything around you is muddy, but keep pushing toward the Light and when the time is right, you will burst into blossom. <BR> <BR> Cry when you need to. <BR> <BR> -------------------------------- <B... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 12:26:33 EST Just a little confirmation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767506 On this day of your life, , we believe God wants you to know ... that most important decisions are not to be made with the mind; they are to be made with the heart. <BR> <BR> So when you have an important decision to make, check in with how you feel, not how you think. <BR> <BR> If you're always reaching for the stars, you may fail to grasp the blessings surrounding you now. <BR> <BR> The first part is just a little confirmation of everything that has been going on today. Things seem to ... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 16:52:41 EST Let's pretend.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765767 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that the surest way to become is to playact. <BR> <BR> Whenever you wish to change yourself, but find it difficult, start as children do by pretending that you already are. As you play at being who you wish to become, the playact itself will surely transform you. <BR> <BR> When you're feeling overwhelmed, don't forget that one important duty: Take care of yourself. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 17:00:20 EST Day by day we pray... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4760197 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that the quality of life is a result of many small actions. <BR> <BR> It's not New Year resolutions, nor big promises that make or break life, it's the innumerable small actions you take every hour that compound into a life well lived. Look at how you are living moment to moment to know whether at the end of your life you will be looking back with pride or sorrow. <BR> <BR> Through struggle comes strength. Appreciate ha... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:53:58 EST The power of the wind... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754833 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that the wind is a powerful cleansing agent, blowing away old stagnant energies. <BR> <BR> What needs to be released in your life? Stop holding on to that which does not work in your life. Let it go. <BR> <BR> You cannot know joy without having first met sadness. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l249375657.jpg"> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:42:53 EST Be you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749599 On this day of your life, , we believe God wants you to know ... that it doesn't matter what everyone else thinks. <BR> <BR> People are always judging each other and, the truth is, they're not very good at it. Don't put a lot of concern into what people think of you. You weren't created to please and entertain everyone. You were created to be you, so feel good about yourself. <BR> <BR> Share some dessert with an old friend. (make it a healthy dessert!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:13:38 EST Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747895 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that this very message is a little thank you. <BR> <BR> Thank you from everyone you love and care about. Thank you from everyone you ever gifted your smile and your warmth. <BR> <BR> and... <BR> <BR> Wisdom goes to the humble. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2030711.jpg"> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:24:01 EST Today's messages.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4743550 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that every moment can be made glorious by your realization of God. <BR> <BR> That does not mean praying incessantly or reading holy book nonstop. What that does mean is going about your everyday life with an awareness of communion with God in your heart. <BR> <BR> Sometimes the easiest way to lose something is wanting it too much. <BR> <BR> Hmmmm.... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:08:47 EST Let love flow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740360 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that to love God you must have an attitude of love. <BR> <BR> An attitude of receptivity and warmth and readiness to receive God's grace. An attitude of giving and generosity and not-holding-back to let God's grace flow through you and on into the world. You know you love God when you feel love flowing through you. <BR> <BR> Cherish every moment. Then you will be ready to meet whatever comes around the corner with a smi... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:16:37 EST Thankful, Happy and blessed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732095 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that it's good to express your feelings. <BR> <BR> Don't hold your feelings in, suppressed they will just poison your well being. Have the courage to express them, in intelligent ways of course. <BR> <BR> If you tell yourself you have nothing to be happy about, it will be true. If you tell yourself you have all the blessings in the world, it will also be true. <BR> <BR> Well you won't catch me saying the following... <... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:20:19 EST Messages to me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728939 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that peace can be found in unlikely places. <BR> <BR> Even in the darkest storms peace can be found by those who seek it. When turmoil and tension tear at your heart, pray for peace and most often you'll find peace in prayer. Of course there is no need to wait for a storm, pray for peace right now. <BR> <BR> There is an infinite amount of joy and love to be had. Seize it! <BR> <BR> The little things in life do matter..... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:49:19 EST Fruit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4725171 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that this human form is temporary. <BR> <BR> Enjoy playing the game, even be serious about it if you wish, but do not get so attached to this form that you forget who you truly are - the fruit of God's love. <BR> <BR> Don't waste any thought to regret. You can't change the past, but you can seize the present. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988415899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:17:34 EST Stop and see the miracles... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716965 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that you can find a moment of rest. <BR> <BR> Life is full of busyness: work, family, friends, housework, the list goes on and on. Take a few minutes right now to let yourself just rest. Quiet your mind and let the silence relax your body. <BR> <BR> If you're waiting for a miracle, you're missing out. They are happening all around you, every day. Take your opportunity now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:45:31 EST M&M's... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716762 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570391579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... my favorite and my weakness. <BR> <BR> Chocolate <BR> <BR> In times of tiredness... <BR> In times of sadness... <BR> In times of gladness.. <BR> well I truly don't need any excuses because <BR> any time is a good time for chocolate... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l551826940.jpg"> <BR> OK time's up! <BR> <BR> Put the chocolate down and lets move on! <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:55:32 EST Looking forward to a new beginning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714164 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that a new beginning is always possible. <BR> <BR> Let the greening of the Earth in springtime be a sign for you that a new beginning is always possible, even after the longest, coldest, darkest winter. <BR> <BR> The sun will always rise tomorrow. <BR> ______________________ <BR> My thoughts on this... I am looking forward to a new beginning. I am encouraged to know that a new beginning is possible, and I am hopeful. ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:08:47 EST AND holding... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711987 Well I keep getting on the scale and it keep saying 237 and holding. <BR> <BR> I have been able to workout like I was because of the hours I am working not, but I do have to plan an pack my meals because of the limited time that I do have to get something to eat. <BR> <BR> My quick on the go foods of choice are cut up fruits, and some vegetables. I prefer the fruits over the vegetables but I do need to utilize all the vegetable I have a home right now (ie the broccoli and celery). <BR> ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:46:33 EST Messages to me today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711944 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that there are people in this world who would greatly benefit from your love. <BR> <BR> Who are these people? Notice them and don't hold back. Show your love. <BR> <BR> There is no burden too great to bear when it's shared with me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l505012979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l318626889.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:29:18 EST Be present... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702963 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that sometimes there are storms, and sometimes there is sunshine. <BR> <BR> But through all of the seasons of life, God is with you. Whether you are rejoicing or fighting back tears, God wants to share the moment with you. Allow that to happen, give thanks in the good times, ask for help in the difficult times. Take a minute right now and tell God what's on your mind. <BR> <BR> In your duty to love. Don't forget to love... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:12:58 EST About today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701206 Mesages to me for the day... <BR> <BR> On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that prayer is not a ritualized mumbling of words but a song of thanksgiving or a dance of praise; it is anguished cries or pleas from a yearning heart. <BR> <BR> If your prayer has no emotion, it has no power. God wants to know how you feel. God wants to hear what's in your heart. <BR> <BR> Live your convictions. Do what you advise. <BR> <BR> Pray from the heart and live right..... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:31:57 EST 12 signs its time to move on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700728 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l414933502.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was posted about relationships with other people. But what about our relationship with ourselves? and how can this be used to describe your relationship with food, or exercise? <BR> <BR> Hmmmm.... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:49:18 EST Be the change... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699079 I've got a whole lot of things on my mind, and there are a whole lot of changes that need to happen and that are going to have to happen and I am just praying to God for direction and to help me through it all... new job, new house, possible new state, or even new country Idk... lots of change, BIG CHANGES! <BR> <BR> On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that all virtues, when practiced regularly, grow in size. <BR> <BR> Cultivate the virtues of love, kindne... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:42:16 EST Mixed emotions.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693463 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that love is a great investment. <BR> <BR> A new house, a valuable stock portfolio and precious gems may seem like good investments. But will they be there to comfort you in difficult times? Share your joy in good times? Or sit by you as you breathe your last breath? Invest some time and energy in loving others and watch your investment grow. <BR> <BR> Though they are not always the same, you cannot have growth without ... Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:32:33 EST Thankful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689574 I am thankful for another day... <BR> <BR> So glad I am not going to second job today <BR> <BR> Praying I can make it through the tax season <BR> <BR> Finding time for exercise is going to be challenging given the schedule that the Tax office manager want me to work but, God <BR> <BR> You see and you know! <BR> <BR> Thank you Lord for another day <BR> Thank you for my life <BR> Thank you for your love <BR> <BR> I have been meditating on some scriptures today below is just a few... <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:44:55 EST Something to meditate on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4686662 “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” <BR... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:46:45 EST Messages and more... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678021 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that happiness is contagious. <BR> <BR> When you are happy, sing your heart out! Let your joy and well-being radiate and transform all around you <BR> <BR> Humility is the first step towards Godliness. Compassion is the second. <BR> <BR> I really had a wonderful time yesterday! I survived both classes and am hungry for more! <BR> <BR> Exercise should be fun and you should enjoy what you do! There truly is something ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:24:18 EST I'm goin' In... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676618 I am excited, the started an new hip hop class at the YWCA after Zumba Toning I'm gonna try it! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck, (PRAY)! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I don't expect my hair to stay strait after today but I am going to love every minute of it!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:56:01 EST You can make it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675977 These were Messages to me on today... <BR> <BR> On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that you can get through a bad day. <BR> <BR> When you're having a bad day, you have a choice. You can complain and gripe and dwell on the misery, or you can let go of it and look for the good, and maybe, just maybe, even laugh about it. <BR> <BR> Be quick to love, and slow to judge. <BR> <BR> So no matter how hard it may seem, know you can make it... <BR> <BR> and give... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:43:05 EST What a day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674336 I am glad that I woke up today and I thank God for waking me today. <BR> <BR> Friends seems to be under attack... <BR> <BR> Heart may be broken... <BR> <BR> Getting ready to be audited on the job... <BR> <BR> Did not get the proper withholding on one of my employees... <BR> <BR> Boss coming into town... <BR> <BR> Getting ready to head to 2nd job... <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit......hmmm <BR> <BR> Didn't get to exercise yesterday due to my son leaving my exercise gear over my friends house.... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:36:42 EST Thoughts for the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4671844 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that you need to stay connected with your inner child. <BR> <BR> Capture the sense of purity and wonder by doing something wholesome and spontaneous today. Only those who are like children can enter the kingdom of God <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:54:08 EST Reason's to Zumba... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668654 (like I really need any but I love this!) <BR> <BR> Cool Clothes... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l48962867.jpg"> <BR> <BR> INSANE ENERGY! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542805718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The success! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l954179054.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369673137.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l513615657.jpg"> <BR> <B... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:23:57 EST Success... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668552 Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." ~ General George Patton <BR> <BR> This quote gave me a smile! <BR> <BR> Knowing you can bounce back after failure, or hitting your "low" is a reason to keep on striving, to keep on going to keep moving. Don't let failure keep you down, Bounce back! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843111889.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:45:29 EST Do the best... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661893 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that the world never delivers on its promises. <BR> <BR> Make more money and you'll be happier, get a bigger house and you'll feel satisfied, buy fancier clothes and people will admire you - the materialist's mantra. But there is always a bigger house, someone making more money and a new style that makes your expensive wardrobe obsolete. Pursue things that deliver: take care of each other, love one another and believe in ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:09:51 EST Created with a purpose... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660036 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that you weren't created to be a failure. <BR> <BR> Sure some things may not have worked out and there have been some disappointments. But all these things helped guide you in a direction that was meant for you. Your life has purpose and significance. Try to be patient if it isn't all crystal clear just yet. For now, just know that you weren't created to fail. <BR> <BR> Take a moment to be grateful for at least one thin... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:28:05 EST 2012 here we come... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654078 I saw this on FB and I totally love it! <BR> <BR> GET YOUR MIND RIGHT! <BR> <BR> From Healthy Black Women and Girls <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l56965922.jpg"> <BR> First things first: Get your mind right. Before we can begin to think seriously about a new fitness routine or a diet we have to clear our minds of the chaos. That means taking some time each day to just be still. Meditation, prayer, journaling and yoga are just some of the ways in which you can... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:25:47 EST As 2012 quickly approaches.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645099 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l422062574.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As 2012 quickly approaches I can't help but think back on the past year, all the ups and downs. The victories and disappointments, but I'm still standing. <BR> <BR> The song that has been on my mind all day is by The Nevel Sisters "Standing by the Grace", yes I am standing by the Grace of God! I thank God for all that he has brought me through on this past year, all the lessons learned, all the hurt and pain, ... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:47:03 EST Take care of body, mind & spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4642026 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that if you're feeling stressed, take care of your body. <BR> <BR> Breathe, stretch, move, get a massage. Your body will thank you and your spirit will feel renewed. God wants us to take care of body, mind, and spirit. <BR> <BR> Let God's promises shine on your problems. <BR> <BR> That bears repeating Let God's promises shine on your problems. <BR> <BR> That reminds me of the scripture, Mark 10:27, "And Jesus looking ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:45:04 EST Got any advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640361 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that when you ask for advice, ask from those who had achieved mastery themselves. <BR> <BR> Ask advice on relationships only from friends who have deeply fulfilling relationships. Ask money advice only from those who are wealthy themselves. Ask advice on kids from your parents only if you are happy with the way you've been raised <BR> <BR> Who has achieved mastery themselves.... <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I gi... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:37:56 EST Great things... small beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636153 All Great things happened in small steps. <BR> <BR> On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that there are no bad people, only people with bad ideas. <BR> <BR> Have compassion towards such people, and help them sober up from the influence of bad ideas. <BR> <BR> Hmmm... <BR> <BR> Small steps and good ideas... <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Small steps and a Great God! <BR> <BR> I thank God for keeping me during this year, and throughout this Christmas Season! ... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:35:28 EST Be kind... be supportive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4632841 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that it's important to be gentle with yourself. Treat yourself as you would treat your dearest friend. Be kind to yourself. Be supportive. <BR> <BR> The most important universal truth: Love. <BR> <BR> Yup so true, and that I am, in love.... <BR> <BR> Love... such a small word with such BIG meaning... so much so it hard to define what love is or how it came to be but it just is... <BR> <BR> Truth be known you have to l... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:26:44 EST Get creative? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627996 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that creativity is good for the soul. <BR> <BR> Creativity is when your spirit gets a chance to play and express itself. So whether art, dance, cooking, making music, writing, or creating a garden, let yourself go! Create! <BR> <BR> If you see a job, it's yours to do... <BR> <BR> Baking, cooking, drawing, exploring, changing, upgrading, rearranging, recharging, revamping, revving up, upturning, and overturning... <BR> ... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:18:08 EST Every day is a blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4623970 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that you are to trust yourself. <BR> <BR> If you do not, then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you, and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do and at the same time resenting their help. Trust in yourself starts with being ok with the consequences of your decisions. <BR> <BR> Take the long view. Your trials are a moment in time, but my love for you is eter... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:54:47 EST Messages of the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619262 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that your ability to receive is equally important to your ability to give. <BR> <BR> Have you ever brought a special gift, working hard just to get it, only to be refused by the person you were giving it to? That didn't feel right, did it? Our relationships are greatly enhanced when we become not only generous givers, but generous receivers as well. When we know how to accept gladly, wholeheartedly, embracing the gift as ... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 14:47:32 EST I Speak Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4616512 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450855907.jpg"> <BR> It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. <BR> John 6:63 <BR> <BR> I speak life and health to you, I speak life to your very soul, I speak life to your very being, you will live and not die and declare the works of the Lord. You are more than a conqueror through Him that strengthens you. <BR> <BR> I speak life to my soul, I speak... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 14:13:39 EST Love the children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4609303 On this day of your life, Maria, we believe God wants you to know ... that it's important to appreciate and respect the young ones. <BR> <BR> Let them feel your love. These children and young people will inherit our earth, and as they have been treated, so will they treat others. <BR> <BR> Share your happiness with those who need it. Share your smile with those who haven't seen it in a while. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry....Share, share, share! <BR> <BR> Love... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:48:57 EST Snoopy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607818 My favorite Christmas special... Snoopy Skating! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l569562062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FL2tAyHF<BR>Wo Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:28:46 EST