PRAIRIECROCUS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PRAIRIECROCUS PRAIRIECROCUS'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/ Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823090 " Waking up to see <BR> another day is a <BR> blessing. <BR> Don't take it for <BR> granted. <BR> Make it count and be <BR> happy that you're <BR> alive." <BR> <BR> Zig Ziglar Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:56:00 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822570 " Life is an echo. <BR> What you send out <BR> comes back. <BR> What you sow, <BR> you reap. <BR> What you give, <BR> you get. <BR> What you see in others, <BR> exists in you." <BR> <BR> - Zig Ziglar Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:25:35 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821982 " Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit. <BR> To see Light and Joy in everything. <BR> To spread our wings and fly boldly. <BR> To give thanks for rainbows, butterflies - <BR> our symbols of renewal and rebirth. <BR> To offer daily Thanksgiving - <BR> for ourselves, our family, <BR> our friends, our community, <BR> for the whole world." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:40:28 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821963 " A true friend is a source of strength and hope." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:36:11 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821419 I awoke this morning with <BR> devout thanksgiving <BR> for my friends, the old <BR> and the new." <BR> <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:08:31 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820917 " Today is your day to <BR> paint life in bold colors, <BR> set today's rhythm with <BR> your heart-drum, <BR> walk today's march <BR> with courage. <BR> Create today as your <BR> celebration of life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:49:28 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820424 " This country will not be <BR> a good place for any of <BR> us to live in unless we <BR> make it a good place <BR> for all of us to live in." <BR> <BR> - Theodore Roosevelt Fri, 21 Nov 2014 01:46:39 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820406 " Stop running to those who <BR> ignore you and start running <BR> to those who adore you." <BR> <BR> - Joseph Simmons Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:26:28 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819844 " Stop holding on to the past. <BR> Release your regrets about whatever you may have done <BR> or failed to do that turned out poorly. <BR> Forgive others for whatever they may have done <BR> or failed to do that cause you harm. <BR> Declare today to be a new beginning. <BR> Let go of the past and move on with creating <BR> a joyful new future for yourself." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:37:19 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819823 " Courage is like <BR> a muscle ; it is <BR> strengthened <BR> by use." <BR> <BR> - Ruth Gordon Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:31:50 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819807 " And in the end, it's not <BR> the years in your life that count, <BR> it's the life in your years." <BR> <BR> - Abraham Lincoln Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:46:50 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818663 " Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow - <BR> with courage and optimism." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:11:34 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818035 " If you want a love message to be heard, <BR> it has got to be sent out. <BR> To keep a lamp burning, <BR> we have to keep putting oil in it." <BR> <BR> - Mother Teresa Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:35:42 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817543 " Infuse your life with action. <BR> Don't wait for it to happen. <BR> Make it happen. <BR> Make your own future. <BR> Make your own hope. <BR> Make your own love. <BR> And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, <BR> not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, <BR> but by doing what you can to make grace happen <BR> yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." <BR> <BR> - Bradley Whitford Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:27:39 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817040 " A time for everything : <BR> a time to relax <BR> and a time to be busy, <BR> a time to frolic <BR> and a time to lay up food <BR> for the winter, <BR> a time to receive <BR> and a time to give, <BR> a time to begin <BR> and a time to finish. <BR> A time for work, <BR> a time for play. <BR> Balance in all things." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:52:12 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816464 It's your place in the world ; it's your life. <BR> Go on and do all you can with it, and <BR> make it the life you want to live." <BR> <BR> - Mae Jemison Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:11:06 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815880 " Humility is not cowardice. <BR> Meekness is not weakness. <BR> Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers." <BR> <BR> - Swami Sivananda Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:11:10 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815244 " Coming together is a beginning ; <BR> keeping together is progress ; <BR> working together is success." <BR> <BR> - Henry Ford Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:15:24 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814588 " Individually, <BR> we are one drop. <BR> Together, <BR> we are an ocean." <BR> <BR> - Ryunosuke Satoro Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:15:45 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813916 " Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action . <BR> When you can taste, smell, <BR> and touch your dream, <BR> you can enrol the world." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:24:47 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813355 " There have been times when we <BR> did not search, yet we discovered ; <BR> we did not wish but our desires <BR> were granted ; we did not ask but <BR> we got an answer, and we did not <BR> expect but we were showered with <BR> unlimited blessings. Let us give <BR> thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ <BR> for seeing beyond our needs and desires <BR> and for HIS faithfulness, grace, mercy <BR> and love. SHALOM." <BR> <BR> - SORTIZA99 Sun, 9 Nov 2014 00:36:28 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812871 " There is beauty <BR> and adventure in <BR> the commonplace <BR> for those with eyes <BR> to see beyond." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sat, 8 Nov 2014 00:14:16 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812288 " Live to experience something new each day - <BR> to learn something new, to meet a new friend, <BR> to bring joy into someone's life, <BR> to feel the wind newly on your skin, <BR> to touch a new fear and a new anger, <BR> and with focused intent and good fortune <BR> to find an ample measure of your own joy." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:22:21 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811700 " There is nothing <BR> noble in being <BR> superior to your <BR> fellow man ; true <BR> nobility is being <BR> superior to your <BR> former self." <BR> <BR> -Ernest Hemingway Thu, 6 Nov 2014 01:29:13 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811020 " Beauty is never lost, even as we get older. <BR> It just moves from the face - to the heart." <BR> <BR> - Author Unknown Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:36:58 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810390 " Wisdom is a reflection of <BR> the past, Beauty is the <BR> promise of the FUTURE ..." <BR> <BR> AUTHOR UNKNOWN Tue, 4 Nov 2014 01:05:24 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809700 " Although we travel the world searching for beauty, <BR> We must first carry it inside us, <BR> or we will never find it ..." <BR> <BR> Author Unknown Mon, 3 Nov 2014 02:43:48 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809050 " Be Grateful for All of Life. <BR> Each of us has been infinitely blessed - beginning with the gift of life. <BR> Whatever may appear to be missing or broken on any particular day, <BR> our glass is not half full, it is 99.9 % full." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie - from 7 Secrets for a Happy Life <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:50:41 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809044 " The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it." <BR> <BR> - Dale Carnegie Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:33:26 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808456 " One of the surest ways to cause <BR> yourself great suffering <BR> is to insist upon being right - <BR> to demand that all others view life <BR> exactly as you view it." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sat, 1 Nov 2014 01:20:10 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807889 Healthy Inspiration from <BR> SparkPeople <BR> <BR> " Set yourself up for success <BR> and anything is possible." Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:52:59 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807294 " To reach a port, we must sail - <BR> Sail, not tie at anchor - <BR> sail, not drift." <BR> <BR> - Franklin D. Roosevelt, quoting Oliver Wendell Holmes Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:51:41 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806683 " Love recognizes no barriers. <BR> It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to <BR> arrive at its destination full of hope." <BR> <BR> - Maya Angelou Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:33:45 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806063 SparkGuy says : <BR> " SparkPeople's mission is to SPARK <BR> millions of PEOPLE to reach their <BR> goals using health and fitness as a <BR> springboard to success." Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:10:15 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805398 " We must free ourselves of the hope <BR> that the sea will ever rest. <BR> We must learn to sail in high winds." <BR> <BR> - Aristotle Onassis Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:18:01 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805227 " We must adjust to changing times <BR> and still hold to unchanging principles." <BR> <BR> - Jimmy Carter Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:37:23 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804295 " Today is a good day to look around at the grandeur of creation. <BR> Whether flower or cactus, butterfly or caterpillar, elk or lizard, <BR> vegetable garden or compost pile. <BR> Our world is magnificent - all of it. <BR> Rejoice and give thanks for all of life." <BR> <BR> -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:45:22 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803691 " There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, <BR> and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed <BR> to worry about anything whatsoever." <BR> <BR> - Mohandas Gandhi Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:21:35 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803112 " Whether we allow external events to shape our lives <BR> at a core level is very much within our own control." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:15:19 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802521 " There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend." <BR> <BR> - Katherine Butler Hathaway Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:27:20 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801870 " Generally, your greatest service to someone in their time of trouble, <BR> sorrow, or confusion, is your comfort. Take the time to listen to their <BR> troubles and concerns with patience, kindness, and empathy, but <BR> without offering unsolicited advice or suggestions. Your kindly hand <BR> on their shoulder, supportive hug, and patient listening are often <BR> the greatest gifts you can offer." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:47:58 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801862 " Shut out all <BR> of your past except <BR> that which will help you <BR> weather your tomorrows. " <BR> <BR> - William Osler Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:03:40 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801613 " Our lives begin to end <BR> the day we become silent <BR> about things that matter." <BR> <BR> - Martin Luther King, Jr. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:37:27 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800639 Today's affirmation: <BR> I thoughtfully consider all possibilities. <BR> I CHOOSE with courage, awareness, <BR> consciousness, and compassion toward all." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:13:19 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800134 " Respect yourself enough <BR> to walk away from anything <BR> that no longer serves you, <BR> grows you, respects you and <BR> the life you choose." <BR> <BR> - Unknown Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:17:56 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799600 " If the only prayer you said in your whole <BR> life was, Thank you, that would suffice." <BR> <BR> - Meister Eckhart Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:20:49 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799014 " All problems become <BR> smaller if you don't dodge <BR> them, but confront them. <BR> Touch a thistle timidly, <BR> and it pricks you ; grasp it <BR> boldly and its spines <BR> crumble." <BR> <BR> William S. Halsey <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration from <BR> SparkPeople Thu, 16 Oct 2014 01:02:44 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798405 " Patience is the key to paradise." <BR> <BR> - Turkish Proverb Wed, 15 Oct 2014 01:36:30 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797774 " If you want to make good use of your time <BR> you've got to know what's most important <BR> and then give it all you got." <BR> <BR> - Lee Iacocca Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:38:35 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797159 " When life is too easy for any of us, we must beware <BR> or we may not be ready to meet the blows <BR> which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor." <BR> <BR> - Eleanor Roosevelt Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:05:48 EST