OVERACTIVEELBOW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OVERACTIVEELBOW OVERACTIVEELBOW'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/ Soap Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168093 <BR> TEAM: SP's Team for Team Leaders- Business Only <BR> FORUM: Site Suggestions <BR> TOPIC: Site Suggestion: Where are the Administ ators??? <BR> <BR> my response to the original post: <BR> <BR> Where are the Administrators?? you ask.. <BR> <BR> Probably right where they have been right along... <BR> <BR> in their offices thinking up new ways to do BUSINESS <BR> ways to garner more advertisers and their $$s. <BR> <BR> -OR- <BR> <BR> telling the USERS what they (the administrators) t... Sun, 22 May 2016 11:26:30 EST SparkPage change -MICE do not tell the CAT what to do ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166131 KaseyCoff left a post 5/19/16 3:58 A <BR> on the Message Boards <BR> FORUM: SparkPeople Cafe <BR> TOPIC: New SparkPage look! <BR> (here is a copy - if it works !) <BR> <BR> We may have a little more influence than we think: if Sparkers contact the advertisers, the sponsors of the site, and say 'You will be losing revenue because the website is not responsive to members, and quite a few of them are visiting the site less ' some are leaving altogether,' that might bring some pressure from ... Thu, 19 May 2016 08:46:45 EST from my inbox - Shirley and Marcy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159146 <BR> A mom was concerned about her kindergarten <BR> son walking to school. <BR> He didn't want his mother to walk with him. <BR> She wanted to give him the feeling that he had <BR> some independence but yet know that he was safe. <BR> <BR> So she had an idea of how to handle it. <BR> She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, <BR> staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. <BR> <BR> She said that since she was up early with her tod... Mon, 9 May 2016 06:18:51 EST from my inbox - Chuckle of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157841 50 Shades of Grey for Seniors <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Back and forth . . . . <BR> Back and forth . . . . <BR> In and out . . . . <BR> In and out . . . . <BR> A little to the right . . . . <BR> A little to the left . . . . <BR> She could feel the sweat on her forehead . . . . <BR> Between her breasts . . . . <BR> And, trickling down the small of her back . . . . <BR> She was getting near to the end. <BR> He was in ecstasy . . . . <BR> with a huge smile on his face as his wife moved . . . <BR... Fri, 6 May 2016 21:30:13 EST in response to IMAVISION's blog Two Patients http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153358 the link to the blog... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153151 </link> <BR> <BR> ... <BR> but too many people in positions of power have too much to gain with things staying the way they are or worse for the paying public. <BR> <BR> About a month ago I kept an appointment with my cardiac doctor.. routine just weigh in and answer a couple of questions.. like how do you feel... fine.. also chatted about the fact that his office chair is brok... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:42:27 EST from my inbox - I've Learned... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151704 Take two minutes to read these sayings and be sure to read all the way to the bottom: <BR> Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. <BR> Rooney used to be on 60 Minutes TV show. <BR> <BR> I've learned..... <BR> That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. <BR> <BR> I've learned.... <BR> That when you're in love, it shows. <BR> <BR> I've learned .... <BR> That just one person saying to me, 'You've m... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:49:02 EST from my inbox - The Road of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148456 The Road of Life <em>108</em> <em>332</em> <em>309</em> <BR> <BR> At first, I saw God as my observer, my judge, <BR> keeping track of the things I did wrong, <BR> so as to know whether I merited heaven <BR> or hell when I die. <BR> He was out there sort of like a president. <BR> I recognized His picture when I saw it, <BR> but I really didn't know Him. <BR> <BR> But later on <BR> when I met Christ, <BR> it seemed as though life was rather like a bike ride, <BR> but it was a tandem... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:33:29 EST Priceless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147320 A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. <BR> <BR> They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card, "Rest in Peace." <BR> <BR> The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. <BR> <BR> After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist replied, <BR> <BR> "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this. <BR> <BR> Som... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:41:09 EST Another book review ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146688 Last night I finished reading "Wallflower in Bloom" by Claire Cook. <BR> I should have taken notes.. because there were several times I said, "Yes, I think most of us who are endeavoring to lose weight, can most certainly agree with that." and sometimes it was just "Yes, I can relate to the feelings relating to siblings." But don't you know... today I cannot remember the specifics, nor just where in the story I read them. The memory is going, going, gone (too much of the time). and I am t... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:26:16 EST The mail I find in my inbox. Happy email time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141627 <BR> a blog/article - What I came away with is this.. Love yourself.. for yourself... not the numbers associated with your body size. <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/live/body-image-why-i-l<BR>ove-being-big?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_content=story3_title&<BR>utm_campaign=daily_newsletter_2016-04-<BR>11_mails_daily_new_header </link> <BR> <BR> and then there is this... <BR> See How Much the "Perfect" Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years (It's Crazy!) <BR> <BR> <link>gr... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:06:12 EST found in my inbox .. an email from a friend.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141606 email was titled: A bit of History you may not know.. <BR> <BR> I read the very long email... and at the end it said I should google <BR> "Thomas Jefferson vs. Muslim World" <BR> <BR> which I did... curious how much was fact and how much was fiction.. <BR> I ended up at the Truth or Fiction. com site and decided to share what they had to say. <BR> <BR> <link>//www.truthorfiction.com/jefferson-v<BR>s-muslims/ </link> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:29:32 EST IRS Tax Return... rejected.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138944 The IRS has returned the Tax Return .... funny. <BR> <BR> The IRS has returned the Tax Return to a man in MICHIGAN, after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly. <BR> <BR> In response to the question, <BR> <BR> "Do you have anyone dependent on you?" <BR> <BR> The man wrote: "9.5 million illegal immigrants, <BR> 1.1 million crackheads, <BR> 3.4 million unemployable scroungers, <BR> 80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons plus <BR> 650 idiots in Washington and <BR>... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:45:38 EST truth's ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136561 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c00769e0-8e87-4b5f-8e69-df652a9e3cc0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c33e75a6-4dd5-40c9-b0cd-ba09d3b1d84f.jpg"> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 18:57:58 EST Another Smile day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135391 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/559a154d-0eef-403d-8eb3-6d1047d46d2f.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1cafa65-3e3c-40be-8746-3773176c0dd9.jpg"> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 08:57:58 EST Smile time... maybe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135065 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e884dafb-3a0e-4e0d-b874-6aaecb349d5c.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5945637-3b23-4a20-bb5f-25ef3ec14e47.jpg"> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 21:09:21 EST Hope ? Dream ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131534 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/baaa6abc-d382-4491-9986-970d95651267.jpg"> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:30:36 EST Toss - Up Question.. then added... a couple of addresses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129554 This week at church it was announced that the theme for next week's "Pot Luck" lunch is.... <BR> <BR> "Finger Foods" <BR> <BR> some background information... this needs to be a vegetarian offering.... <BR> <BR> Now for the question.. <BR> <BR> What would you make... and please ... share the recipe. <BR> <BR> I can come up with oodles of 'finger food' desserts... <BR> but something for a salad or entree ? <BR> there is refrigeration... and a warming oven to hold foods during church ser... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:56:18 EST silence.. good or...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128768 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1afa3792-6fdb-4be1-aad5-bf1f0ac3da77.jpg"> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:40:06 EST Babble -- deleted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127491 I wrote quite a l-o-n-g babble... then wisely deleted it <BR> <BR> The crux of the story was this question.... <BR> <BR> How do you overcome feelings, and replace them with facts that do not hurt. <BR> <BR> Never did come up with a sustainable solution, just more questions. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:59:32 EST Fun blog... do you remember this one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124986 MY NEW BOYFRIENDS !!! <BR> <BR> I am seeing 5 gentlemen (give or take) every day!. <BR> <BR> As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me get out of bed <BR> <BR> Then I go to see John. <BR> <BR> Then Arthur Ritis shows up & stays the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> He doesn't like to stay in one place very long so he takes me from joint to joint.. <BR> <BR> After such a busy day, I'm really tired & very glad to go to bed with Earl Grey. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:54:13 EST Conundrum(s) found in .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120015 an email in my inbox.. <BR> <BR> E X C E L L E N T <BR> <BR> Conundrum <BR> Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free. (Think this one over and over ... makes sense!) <BR> <BR> "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again." <BR> <BR> The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. <BR> Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America: <BR> <BR> 1. America is capit... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:41:38 EST Time for action??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118307 Still thinking about joining a challenge team??? <BR> here is a testimonial for the -- 5% Challenge Team -- <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117812 </link> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:15:36 EST Thinking about ...?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117594 Thinking about joining a challenge team?? <BR> <BR> the "2016 Spring 5% Challenge Community" challenge to lose 5% of your weight in 8-weeks is open to new members... <BR> <BR> Race to Fascinating Places - for 8 Weeks this Spring or is it Fall in your corner of the world.. <BR> <BR> Join a supportive team and let's have fun as we lose 5% of our weight, make new friends and improve our health! <BR> <BR> Start date March 26! <BR> <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do toda... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:11:51 EST You might find this interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116718 <BR> <link>healthybitsandbites.com/10-reasons-n<BR>ever-to-go-on-a-diet-again/#more-610 </link> <BR> <BR> by the way... I found this site via a ClaireInParis, posting. She is a fellow SparkPeople member <BR> Hope you enjoy this blog... I did, obviously or I probably would not have passed it along... and probably because I agree with what was said. <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:11:14 EST Got a question or 2 or... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115065 <BR> What yardstick do you use to choose your friends? <BR> Do you choose your friends by how much they weigh or the color of their hair or what? <BR> <BR> Are you one of your friends? <BR> What yardstick do you use to choose yourself as a friend? <BR> If your friends talked to you the way YOU talk to you... <BR> would you still want to be friends with them? <BR> <BR> Let's make this "Be Kind to Yourself" week !! YEAR !?!?! LIFE !! <BR> Not saying being fit and carrying a healthy weigh... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 10:13:10 EST from my inbox - 45 Convincing Reasons... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114348 " 45 Convincing Reasons to Exercise and Eat Right That Aren't Weight Loss" <BR> <BR> Just thought I would share... <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/grow/reasons-exercise-a<BR>nd-eat-right?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_content=story2_cta&utm<BR>_campaign=daily_newsletter_2016-03-07_<BR>mails_daily_new_header </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:33:17 EST in my mail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111354 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b03307b3-2279-493b-8ad0-1f264e8a96f2.jpg"> Fri, 4 Mar 2016 18:32:39 EST Remembering my grandmother.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110698 My dear grandmother (she died in 1949) used to say... <BR> <BR> "Hit birds flutter"... and sometimes... "If the shoe fits, wear it"... <BR> <BR> So when people get all up in arms about a joke... <BR> -like a hit bird -or- because the shoe fit and they put it on,,, <BR> I get more than just a little bit miffed. <BR> <BR> You see, the sad thing is ... <BR> I never intend for anyone to wear the joke. <BR> just to laugh <BR> or <BR> ignore it... <BR> just as I must do if I do not f... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 22:07:18 EST an OLD joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110398 REAGAN’S LAST WORDS: <BR> <BR> I don't know whether or not you watched the memorial service for Ronald Reagan, <BR> but if you did, you probably noticed that Bill and Hillary were both dozing off. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d41c1313-51ef-45af-b66a-131478f14506.jpg"> <BR> <BR> President Ronald Reagan, who never missed a chance for a good one-liner, <BR> raised his head out of his casket and said...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:15:41 EST Maybe a laugh?,,, but sadly not REALLY funny !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110238 from my email inbox I received the what is the first part of this page/link... I googled the title of the email... and landed at this site... <BR> <BR> <link>obamadeadpool.com/ </link> Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:47:47 EST 'food for thought' found in my inbox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106307 <link>www.rawstory.com/2016/01/a-neuroscie<BR>ntist-explains-trump-has-a-mental-diso<BR>rder-that-makes-him-a-dangerous-world-leader/ </link> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 19:39:44 EST Bernie econ 101 (from my inbox) :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104414 <BR> <BR> A Golfer walks into the new Government National Golf Course pro shop and <BR> asks the golf pro if they sell ball markers. <BR> <BR> The golf pro says that they do, and they are $1.00. <BR> <BR> The golfer gives the golf pro a dollar. <BR> <BR> <BR> The golf pro opens the register, puts the dollar in, and hands the player a dime to use as a marker. <BR> <BR> <BR> This economic model is part of Bernie Sanders 90% tax plan to restore the US economy. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:13:09 EST Visit this friend's blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102673 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102596 </link> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:06:34 EST An interesting article.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102199 <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/live/lose-fat-diet-exer<BR>cise?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=em<BR>ail&utm_content=story1_cta&utm_campaig<BR>n=daily_newsletter_2016-02-22_mails_da<BR>ily_new_header </link> <BR> <BR> I need to increase my sleep time and hopefully the quality of that sleep... Not sure how I make myself go to sleep when I want...although I do quite well at setting my internal alarm clock for wake up time... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:01:56 EST Just in passing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6097956 <BR> Life for the one living it quite often seems very rough, except when viewed through the eyes of someone else who is comparing another life to theirs. <BR> <BR> Not sure what prompted me to post this. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:07:40 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090081 Sorry, but I just had to share this .... <BR> Apparently I am not the only one who feels that death is a "Thief" <BR> <BR> Death might be a final home to those it swallowed, <BR> but to those in its wake <BR> it was nothing more than a thief <BR> who stole hope and <BR> left a big gaping hole. <BR> <BR> Bryant, Cathy (2010-10-19). TEXAS ROADS (A Miller's Creek Novel Book 1) (p. 80). WordVessel Press. Kindle Edition. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Feb 2016 13:29:44 EST SmileS 4 U... how many smiles? you tell me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073445 I couldn't decide which to share today... so which ones would you have posted at a later date? Hm-m-m-m? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0533c0e3-f368-4505-86ae-d1d38db123fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0969143-b7fd-42a4-b3e1-30fd00f08064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b5a156e-aa60-4cc2-8584-719151025b0a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4c5ae721-3658-4077-ac9c... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:34:36 EST My response to http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064729 MARYJOANNA's blog "REFLECTIONS" <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064584 </link> <BR> <BR> I experienced (again) and hopefully learned: <BR> <BR> Time is short... so do NOT put off until "A" tomorrow that which if the "A" tomorrow never comes you will have regrets about what was not done in the HERE & NOW. <BR> <BR> Never miss an opportunity to let the people you love... KNOW how very much you do love them... (time can be very short)... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 09:48:28 EST Found on Facebook page of a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063409 This may speak to you ... but if it doesn't... that is okay too. <BR> (note: if the link doesn't work .. do the copy paste routine and remove the 's' from the https that ususally works. or remove the "https://" that often works for me also. <BR> <BR> Oh, and be prepared... you really need to listen to what is being said and notice when the speech person (1st person to another 1st person) changes. I had to listen more than once to get the what I think was the whole message... maybe I am sti... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 19:15:25 EST Thinking Warm(er) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061116 25 Ways to know if you are a TRUE Floridian... <BR> <BR> 1. Socks are only for bowling. <BR> <BR> 2. You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes. <BR> <BR> 3. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade. <BR> <BR> 4. Your winter coat is made of denim. <BR> <BR> 5. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites. <BR> <BR> 6. You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are o... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:13:16 EST December 28, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053904 Saw some snow flurries (maybe a couple of dozen flakes) earlier this morning. <BR> The winter storm "Goliath" is scheduled to do his thing here with 3-5 inches of snow overnight with an additional 1-3 inches of snow and ICE tomorrow.. <BR> I am planning to keep my car in the garage tomorrow. Too many drivers forget how to drive in winter road conditions... and then there are those that do not put winter sneakers on their vehicles until after the first storm. So my car gets to stay home ... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:17:06 EST Food for Thought.. (another non-fiction quote) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052463 <BR> <BR> Some historical revisionists have also attempted to diminish the role of God and religion in our nation’s past. A careful examination of the records, however, makes it quite clear that religion was a very important factor in the development of our nation. In 1831 when Alexis de Tocqueville came to America to try to unravel the secrets to the success of a fledgling nation that was already competing with the powers of Europe on virtually every level, he discovered that we had a fant... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 10:35:19 EST Merry Christmas - Happy New Year ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de6f474b-a1e1-4135-b2c8-e5d2a4bb2b50.gif"> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 08:18:44 EST The Christmas Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052043 This may take a bit to download but is well worth it. <BR> Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year to all. <BR> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> May you hit all the right notes with your friends and family during this Christmas season and remember to pause at just the right moments... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.show2.me/en/video/christmas-scal<BR>e?ep=zUzUZNZOZPpZN#.VJbvpckzBgQ.mailto </link> ... Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:40:51 EST A Quote on this December 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050091 <BR> As individuals, we can educate ourselves and our children, cultivate the art of compromise, pray for wisdom, and hold our representatives accountable. Each of us can positively affect our nation just by making ourselves (and those in our spheres of influence ) aware of the fact that we are being used as pawns by those who try to tell us what we should think as opposed to using our own common sense. <BR> <BR> Carson M.D., Ben; Candy Carson (2014-05-20). One Nation: What We Can All Do to... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 07:15:19 EST Another quote from a novel.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049526 ".. you can't ever start over. You have to take what you have and start from where you come from and move forward. The key is to never stop moving and when you look back, to remember what every moment of your life taught you... even if that moment wasn't pleasant." <BR> <BR> Rayner, Holly (2014-12-08). The Billionaire's First Christmas Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:39:25 EST found in my email inbox, this evening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6045611 watch this... then... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/CI8UP<BR>HMzZm8?rel=0 </link> <BR> <BR> when you stop laughing... <BR> (although this is really quite sad, when you stop to really think about it) <BR> tell me what you think Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:37:06 EST Found in my email inbox.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044720 I HAVE FOUND SUCH JOY! <BR> <BR> I have found such joy in simple things; <BR> A plain, clean room, a nut-brown loaf of bread, <BR> A cup of milk, a kettle as it sings, <BR> The shelter of a roof above my head, <BR> And in a leaf-laced square along the floor, <BR> Where yellow sunlight glimmers through a door. <BR> I have found such joy in things that fill <BR> My quiet days: a curtain's blowing grace, <BR> A potted plant upon my window sill, <BR> A rose, fresh-cut and placed within a vase... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 08:06:46 EST Gray-Hair Division (found in my email inbox (it was prettier there)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043894 "You and I are Members, Don't Delete, Just Read and Pass on" - - - <BR> <BR> The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday. <BR> They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a lit... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:05:27 EST Saturday, December 5, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042789 I read a blog concerned with people living "Old" while not that old, yet. Lamenting that people do not keep as active as they might... and possibly not paying attention to their nutrition needs as they maybe should. <BR> <BR> My initial response was this: <BR> Guess one needs to ask the people in question the why's... <BR> Sometimes it is hard to find even one reason to work hard at keeping going... <BR> <BR> Maybe they have seen and done all the things on their "Bucket List".. <BR> Ma... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 14:20:26 EST