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=5859959 " When we contemplate the whole globe <BR> as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted <BR> with continents and islands, <BR> flying through space with other stars <BR> all singing and shining together as one, <BR> the whole universe appears as <BR> an infinite storm of beauty." <BR> <BR> - John Muir Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:55:18 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858386 " Kindness is <BR> difficult to give <BR> away because it <BR> keeps coming <BR> back." <BR> <BR> - Unknown <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:15:23 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857583 " Nothing is worth losing your inner peace. <BR> Take action as circumstances require, but <BR> never surrender your inner peace. Stop. <BR> Breathe deeply. Close your eyes and breathe <BR> deeply again.Then, and only then, take action - <BR> from a peaceful heart." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:46:28 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856813 " Know the true value <BR> of time; snatch; seize <BR> and enjoy every <BR> moment of it. No <BR> idleness...never put <BR> off til tomorrow what <BR> you can do today." <BR> <BR> - Lord Chesterfield <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:31:59 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856160 " Trust yourself, then you will know how to live." <BR> <BR> - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sat, 17 Jan 2015 01:23:20 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855455 " The journey between what you once were <BR> and who you are now becoming <BR> is where the dance of Life really takes place." <BR> <BR> - Barbara De Angelis <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:17:32 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854723 " Trust your own inner guidance. <BR> Have faith that your steps are <BR> carrying you toward your dreams. <BR> Keep your eyes on the heavens <BR> and believe that your feet will carry <BR> you well." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:17:30 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853149 Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople : <BR> " You are beautiful." Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:28:21 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852745 " Carpe Diem". <BR> ( Seize the Day )." <BR> <BR> Horace Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:01:55 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851516 " Life is about more than today, and more than yourself. <BR> What will your legacy be ? <BR> What will your great-grandchildren be told about you ? <BR> Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden, <BR> it can be your joy, and can create your satisfaction with living each day. <BR> What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren ? <BR> What can you do today to help create that world ? <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sun, 11 Jan 2015 02:49:09 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851494 " Excuses <BR> are useless. <BR> <BR> Results <BR> are priceless." <BR> <BR> Healthy Thought of the Day <BR> from SparkPeople.com Sun, 11 Jan 2015 01:06:58 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850744 " The most important <BR> promises are the ones we <BR> make to ourselves. <BR> the promises we make to <BR> ourselves are the ones <BR> that assure us we have <BR> the capacity to keep our <BR> promises to others." <BR> <BR> - Mary Anne Radmacher Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:46:13 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849935 " Although it is always better to live with conviction and enthusiasm <BR> some days it is better just to go through the motions than to do nothing. <BR> Smile even when you feel grumpy. <BR> Meditate or Pray even when you have nothing to say to God. <BR> Cook a healthy meal even when you are tired. <BR> Walk or exercise even when the thought doesn't excite you." <BR> <BR> -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:49:33 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849118 " Be who you <BR> are and say <BR> what you feel <BR> because those <BR> who mind <BR> don't matter <BR> and those <BR> who matter <BR> don't mind." <BR> <BR> - Dr. Seuss Thu, 8 Jan 2015 00:35:27 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848203 " All things share the same breath - <BR> the beast, the tree, the man...the <BR> air shares its spirit with all the life <BR> it supports." <BR> <BR> - Chief Seattle Wed, 7 Jan 2015 00:58:01 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847218 " Time is the coin of your <BR> life. It is the only coin <BR> you have, and only you <BR> can determine how it <BR> will be spent. Be <BR> careful lest you let <BR> other people spend it <BR> for you." <BR> <BR> - Carl Sandburg <BR> Healthy Thought of the Day <BR> SparkPeople.com Tue, 6 Jan 2015 00:30:46 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846207 " Life is not about perfection - <BR> or a quest for perfection. <BR> Life is about enjoying what we have - <BR> for as long as we have it." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:17:44 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845313 " The more you focus <BR> on the good in life <BR> instead of dwelling on the bad, <BR> the more good will come <BR> to you." <BR> <BR> - Steven Atchison Sun, 4 Jan 2015 03:28:03 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844390 " Make time <BR> for the " I love yous", <BR> the hugs, and stretch out <BR> all the good moments. <BR> Leave no room for regrets <BR> of kind words left unsaid. <BR> Say them daily." <BR> <BR> - Doe Zantamata Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:40:29 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843492 " Stop wishing and fearing the future <BR> long enough to be fully present in TODAY. <BR> Some great things are happening today <BR> that bear no resemblance to what you planned." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThiaDay.com Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:23:00 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842460 " Happy New Year ! <BR> Happy New Beginning ! <BR> <BR> Today, the year is a <BR> newborn. <BR> How will we choose <BR> to dress it, to feed it, <BR> to teach it, <BR> to learn from it ? " <BR> <BR> Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> www.DreamThisDay.com Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:19:53 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841637 " Imagine what you could accomplish <BR> if you enrolled others into your dream. <BR> The world changes when people of vision <BR> and commitment create an infectious <BR> enthusiasm for their ideas. What is your <BR> great idea whose time has come ? " <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:39:18 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840958 Paul, the SparkPeople programmer says : <BR> " Get as much ready as possible <BR> before your workouts. Make it <BR> as easy as possible to say " yes " <BR> and as hard as possible to say " no ". <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:32:03 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840251 " The reason why <BR> people give up <BR> is because they <BR> focus on how far they <BR> have to go instead of <BR> how far they've come." <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:21:12 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839641 " Language ...has created the word " loneliness " <BR> to express the pain of being alone. <BR> And it has created the word " solitude " <BR> to express the glory of being alone." <BR> <BR> - Paul Tillich Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:26:01 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839093 " If we like what we do, if we always d0our best, <BR> then we are really enjoying life. <BR> We are having fun, we don't get bored, <BR> we don't have frustrations." <BR> <BR> - don Miguel Ruiz Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:28:30 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838587 " Don't cry because it's over, smile <BR> because it happened." <BR> <BR> - Dr. Seuss Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:44:22 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838441 " Christmas waves a magic wand <BR> over this world, <BR> And behold, everything is softer <BR> and more beautiful." <BR> <BR> - Norman Vincent Peale Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:47:46 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838174 " Appreciation is a wonderful thing. <BR> It makes what is excellent <BR> in others belong to us as well." <BR> <BR> - Voltaire Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:38:47 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837736 " One of the sanest, <BR> surest, and most generous <BR> joys of life comes from <BR> being happy over the good <BR> fortune of others." <BR> <BR> - Robert A. Heinstein Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:37:28 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837096 " Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect <BR> and the absence of ego. Love yourself. Love <BR> everyone around you. Love everyone in the whole <BR> world. Know that your own life is of infinite <BR> importance, as is every other life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:46:29 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836929 " In this month of celebrating the birth of Jesus <BR> and the rebirth of the seasons, <BR> let us honor the children <BR> and put ourselves into service <BR> preparing a magnificent earthly home <BR> for future generations." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:19:56 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836429 " May your mind whirl <BR> joyful cartwheels of creativity. <BR> May your heart sing <BR> sweet lullabies of timelessness. <BR> May your spirit soar <BR> throughout the vast cathedral of your being." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:50:25 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836071 " Fall asleep with a forgiving mind, <BR> and you will <BR> Wake up with a grateful heart." <BR> <BR> - Doreen Virtue444 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:45:52 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835202 " You can have everything in life <BR> you want if you will just <BR> help enough other people <BR> get what they want." <BR> <BR> - Zig Ziglar Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:48:49 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834691 " Desire is the starting point <BR> of all achievement." <BR> <BR> - Napoleon Hill Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:18:48 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834190 " The reason why <BR> people give up <BR> is because they <BR> focus on how far they <BR> have to go instead of <BR> how far they've come." <BR> <BR> - Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:37:01 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833670 " If you want others to be happy, <BR> practise compassion. <BR> If you want to be happy, <BR> practise compassion." <BR> <BR> - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:52:55 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833134 " People rarely succeed unless <BR> they have fun in what they are doing." <BR> <BR> - Dale Carnegie Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:24:31 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832633 " Adversity and loss <BR> makes a man wise." <BR> <BR> - Welsh Proverb Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:17:14 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832184 " Every time I see an adult <BR> on a bicycle, I no longer despair <BR> for the future of the human race." <BR> <BR> - H.G. Wells Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:26:48 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831688 " Anyone who keeps the <BR> ability to see beauty <BR> never grows old." <BR> <BR> - Franz Kafka Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:24:33 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831161 " The virtue of anyone or anything is solely in our perspective. <BR> See gold, and there is gold ; see lead and there is lead. <BR> If you see this thistle as a thorny nuisance, then it is a weed. <BR> If you appreciate its bright pink bloom, then it is a flower. <BR> It becomes what you name it. <BR> The power is in your choice, your perspective, your speaking." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:55:33 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830585 " Water is the <BR> only drink for a <BR> wise man." <BR> <BR> Henry David Thoreau Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:12:03 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830011 " Finish each day and be done with it. <BR> You have done what you could ; <BR> some blunders and absurdities have crept in ; <BR> forget them as soon as you can. <BR> Tomorrow is a new day ; <BR> you shall begin it serenely <BR> and with too high a spirit <BR> to be encumbered with your old nonsense." <BR> <BR> - Ralph Waldo Emerson Tue, 9 Dec 2014 00:21:47 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829401 " Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear <BR> and the blind can see." <BR> <BR> - Mark Twain Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:42:49 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828921 " Use the power of <BR> your word in the <BR> direction of truth <BR> and love." <BR> <BR> - don Miguel Ruiz Sun, 7 Dec 2014 03:03:11 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828399 Samantha, SparkPeople community moderator, says : <BR> " Be an inspiration to those around you by making the <BR> most of each day." Sat, 6 Dec 2014 00:42:54 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827875 " 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 Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:35:03 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827615 Dominic, the SparkPeople programmer, says : <BR> " Mind over platter !" Thu, 4 Dec 2014 14:03:02 EST