NORWOODGIRL's SparkPeople Blog NORWOODGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Epicurus quote “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. <BR> -- Epicurus Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:34:08 EST Anna Stevens quote "All the answers to your questions about what your <BR> goals can and should be lie within, so does your <BR> power to accomplish those goals." - Anna Stevens <BR> ________________________________________<BR>______ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:38:15 EST Jim Rohn quote "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot <BR> change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, <BR> but you can change yourself" - Jim Rohn Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:08:21 EST Millie Mestril quote I woke today with gratitude for those who share me in their lives. <BR> I am thankful for those who are part of my journey. <BR> - Millie Mestril <BR> <BR> For me this is often my Spark friends. Thanks everyone! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:52:16 EST Oprah Winfrey quote "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the <BR> more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey Sun, 22 Feb 2015 16:57:31 EST Arthur Ashe quote "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what <BR> you can." - Arthur Ashe Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:54:19 EST Confucius quote "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as <BR> you do not stop." - Confucius Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:26:23 EST Meryl Streep quote Put blinders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head. <BR> Meryl Streep Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:28:43 EST Henry Ford quote "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together <BR> is progress; working together is success." <BR> - Henry Ford <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:43:31 EST Swami Vivekananda quote "We are responsible for what we are, and whatever <BR> we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make <BR> ourselves." - Swami Vivekananda Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:08:30 EST Wilma Rudolph quote "Never underestimate the power of dreams and <BR> the influence of the human spirit. The potential <BR> for greatness lives within each of us." <BR> - Wilma Rudolph Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:12:36 EST Joyce Meyer quote "We have to get rid of excuses, no matter why you <BR> are the way you are, don't let it be an excuse to <BR> stay that way." - Joyce Meyer Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:42:47 EST Barbara De Angelis quote "If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have <BR> a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the <BR> time and energy you give another person that you <BR> aren't even giving to yourself." - Barbara De Angelis Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:17:03 EST Mary Lou Retton quote "Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. <BR> It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit." <BR> - Mary Lou Retton Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:22:36 EST Dan Coppersmith quote "Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time <BR> we act in harmony with our authentic self and <BR> our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. <BR> Every choice matters." - Dan Coppersmith Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:40:13 EST Dorothea Brande quote "To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible <BR> to fail." - Dorothea Brande Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:33:24 EST Eleanor Roosevelt quote "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'... You must do the thing you think you cannot do." <BR> - Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:46:08 EST Mandy Hale quote Be honest about who you are, flaws and all. You never know who you are inspiring by simply being you. <BR> - Mandy Hale Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:47:27 EST Les Brown quote "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land <BR> among the stars." - Les Brown Sat, 7 Feb 2015 21:44:11 EST James McWhinney quote "Discover who you truly are and fully give every <BR> aspect of your uniqueness to the world. This is <BR> your path to an extraordinary life." <BR> - James McWhinney Fri, 6 Feb 2015 13:27:54 EST Dalai Lama quote The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived" Thu, 5 Feb 2015 18:12:10 EST Stephen King quote The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle. -- Stephen King <BR> <BR> I couldn't resist this one! I can remember when I was very young, standing on the foot of my bed trying to figure out how to get to the bathroom without my feet touching the floor! That was a LONG time ago but the feelings return crystal clearly <em>40</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 13:19:25 EST Robert H. Schuller quote "What would you attempt to do if you knew you <BR> could not fail?" - Robert H. Schuller Tue, 3 Feb 2015 23:59:29 EST Austin Kleon quote “Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.” <BR> &#8213;Austin Kleon Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:29:56 EST Quote from an unknown source "Strength does not come from winning. Your <BR> struggles develop your strength. When you go <BR> through hardship and decide not to surrender, <BR> that is strength." - Anonymous Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:40:30 EST Alice Walker quote The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. <BR> –Alice Walker Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:23:12 EST Vincent Van Gogh quote If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:06 EST Eleanor Roosevelt quote No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. <BR> - Eleanor Roosevelt Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:57:22 EST 3 things you should insist on - From Marc and Angel Hack Life Above all, what you need to remember is happiness is dependent upon ourselves, and there are some things in life you have to insist on doing, no matter what others say about it. For instance, you have to… <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Insist on making your life your own. <BR> 2. Insist on subtracting what doesn’t belong in your life. <BR> 3. Insist on working hard for what you want most. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:14:04 EST Marie Curie quote We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:38:27 EST Oprah Winfrey quote “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” –Oprah Winfrey Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:37:34 EST Two quotes Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:55:25 EST Rosa Parks quote I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:47:18 EST Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:48:56 EST Two quotes We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale <BR> <BR> The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:01:45 EST Tony Robbins quote "How am I going to live today in order to create the <BR> tomorrow I'm committed to?" - Tony Robbins Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:34:57 EST Quote from an unknown source "It's not what you go through that defines you; you <BR> can't help that. It's what you do after you go through <BR> it, that defines who you really are." - Unknown Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:21:22 EST Stella Stuart quote "Behind me is infinite power. Before me <BR> is endless possibility. Around me is boundless <BR> opportunity. Why should I fear?" - Stella Stuart Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:50:34 EST Jim Rohn quote "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are <BR> you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what <BR> they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:27:01 EST Will Rogers quote Never miss a good chance to shut up. <BR> - Will Rogers Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:15:23 EST Native American Proverb Listen to the wind; it talks. <BR> Listen to the silence; it speaks. <BR> Listen to your heart; it knows. <BR> <BR> - Native American Proverb Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:47:21 EST Mother Teresa quote People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. <BR> If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. <BR> If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. <BR> If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. <BR> The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. <BR> Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. <BR> For you see, in the end, it is between you and God... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:46:45 EST Rig Veda quote There is an endless net of threads throughout the universe. The horizontal threads are in space. The vertical threads are in time. At every crossing of the threads, there is an individual, and every individual is a crystal bead. And every crystal bead reflects not only the light from every other crystal in the net, but also every other reflection throughout the entire universe. <BR> Rig Veda Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:18:01 EST Jim Rohn quote "If you want something of value you have to fight <BR> to get it." - Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> <BR> I know what he means but I've also seen things of value just fall into people's laps. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:39:27 EST Rachel Carson quote It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. <BR> Rachel Carson Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:05:48 EST H. Jackson Brown quote "In the confrontation between the stream and <BR> the rock, the stream always wins not by strength <BR> but by perseverance." - H. Jackson Brown Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:57:10 EST Henry Ward Beecher quote "The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. <BR> It is needful to have the instrument in good order." <BR> - Henry Ward Beecher Fri, 9 Jan 2015 23:38:48 EST Winston Churchill quote "Success consists of going from failure to failure <BR> without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill Thu, 8 Jan 2015 22:19:09 EST Quote from an unknown source Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket. <BR> Anonymous Wed, 7 Jan 2015 18:05:07 EST Melody Beattie quote Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. <BR> Melody Beattie Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:03:10 EST