PRAIRIECROCUS's SparkPeople Blog PRAIRIECROCUS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today's Inspiration " Life isn't about finding yourself. <BR> Life is about creating yourself." <BR> <BR> - George Bernard Shaw Fri, 9 Oct 2015 01:36:03 EST Today's Inspiration " Start living now. <BR> Stop saving the good china <BR> for that special occasion. <BR> Stop withholding your love <BR> until that special person materializes. <BR> Every day you are alive is a special occasion. <BR> Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God." <BR> <BR> Mary Manin Morressey Thu, 8 Oct 2015 03:46:16 EST Today's Inspiration " The more love that is given, the more love returns. <BR> The more a helping hand is given, the more hands <BR> are strengthened and empowered to help. <BR> We can help each other to all be winners. <BR> We can all have food, and jobs, and love, and happiness." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 7 Oct 2015 01:44:16 EST Today's Inspiration " It is not the magnitude of our actions <BR> but the amount of love <BR> that is put into them that matters." <BR> <BR> - Mother Teresa Tue, 6 Oct 2015 01:12:50 EST Today's Inspiration " Dream This Day of Wondrous Things, <BR> of Peace and Hope and Pride. <BR> I Dance My Dance with Life Today, <BR> I'm Filled with Love Inside." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Mon, 5 Oct 2015 02:03:11 EST Today's Inspiration " Nothing worth having comes easy." <BR> <BR> - Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Sun, 4 Oct 2015 01:42:24 EST Today's Inspiration " The darkest night is often the bridge to the <BR> brightest tomorrow." <BR> <BR> -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 3 Oct 2015 02:04:22 EST Today's Inspiration " A little more persistence, <BR> a little more effort, and <BR> what seemed hopeless failure <BR> may turn glorious success." <BR> <BR> - Elbert Hubbard Sat, 3 Oct 2015 00:26:16 EST Today's Inspiration " Trust in the Light. Darkness is not a <BR> force - it is merely the absence of light. <BR> Observe that when a light is brought to <BR> a dark place, the darkness disappears. <BR> Sadness is similar : When <BR> joy is brought to suffering, <BR> the sadness disappears. <BR> Open yourself to the Light ! <BR> Hold back nothing ! " <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 01:26:11 EST Today's Inspiration " Most people give up just when <BR> they're about to achieve success. <BR> They quit on the one yard line. <BR> They give up at the last minute of the game, <BR> one foot from a winning touch down." <BR> <BR> - Ross Perot Wed, 30 Sep 2015 01:25:10 EST Today's Inspiration " The world is incomprehensible. <BR> We won't ever understand it : <BR> we won't ever unravel its secrets. <BR> Thus we must treat the world as it is : <BR> a sheer mystery." <BR> <BR> - Carlos Castaneda Tue, 29 Sep 2015 01:14:20 EST Today's Inspiration " I reach toward the shining mountain, <BR> beyond the fog of daily worries." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:55:37 EST Today's Inspiration " Expressing gratitude <BR> seems like a cosmic <BR> invitation for all kinds <BR> of thankfulness and <BR> appreciation to pour in." <BR> <BR> - Mary Anne Radmacher Sun, 27 Sep 2015 01:25:04 EST Today's Inspiration " With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." <BR> <BR> - Eleanor Roosevelt Sat, 26 Sep 2015 02:08:09 EST Today's Inspiration " Pause to appreciate the beauty around you. <BR> Whether rainbow or butterfly, mountain or tree, painting or poem - <BR> whether crafted by nature or by a human hand - <BR> beauty adds a magical element to life that surpasses logic and science." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:26:01 EST Today's Inspiration " Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the <BR> bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling <BR> faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. <BR> Live your life to the fullest potential, and <BR> fight for your dreams." <BR> <BR> - Ashley Smith Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:10:33 EST Today's Inspiration " Every day is a new day - <BR> a day for new beginnings, new dreams, new action - <BR> a day for challenge, adventure and discovery. <BR> TODAY, what is your goal ? <BR> What is your dream ? <BR> What action are you taking to further your goals and dreams ? " <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 01:44:24 EST Today's Inspiration " He who spends time regretting the past <BR> loses the present and risks the future." <BR> <BR> - Quevedo Tue, 22 Sep 2015 02:51:37 EST Today's Inspiration " 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> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 03:29:14 EST Today's Inspiration " There is no passion to be found playing small, <BR> in settling for a life that is less than the one <BR> you are capable of living." <BR> <BR> - Nelson Mandela Sun, 20 Sep 2015 04:10:28 EST Today's Inspiration " A ship in harbour is safe, <BR> but that is not what ships are for." <BR> <BR> - John A. Shedd Sat, 19 Sep 2015 01:52:08 EST Today's Inspiration " Think highly of yourself because the <BR> world takes you at your own estimate." <BR> <BR> - Unknown Fri, 18 Sep 2015 01:42:57 EST Today's Inspiration " Is a deadline worth your health and happiness ? <BR> Consider a gentler, quieter, slower life. <BR> Pause to smell the roses, to breathe, to take a quiet moment for yourself." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:11:00 EST Today's Inspiration " The beauty does not <BR> live out there ; the <BR> beauty's in my eyes." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 01:44:52 EST Today's Inspiration " Life is a song - sing it. <BR> Life is a game - play it. <BR> Life is a challenge - meet it. <BR> Life is a dream - realize it. <BR> Life is a sacrifice - offer it. <BR> Life is love - enjoy it." <BR> <BR> - Sai Baba Tue, 15 Sep 2015 02:26:25 EST Today's Inspiration " A good laugh <BR> and a long sleep <BR> are the best cures <BR> in the doctor's book." <BR> <BR> - Irish Proverb Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:04:58 EST Today's Inspiration " Life is not a brief candle. <BR> It is a splendid torch <BR> that must be made to burn <BR> as brightly as possible <BR> before it is handed on <BR> to the next generation." <BR> <BR> - George Bernard Shaw Sun, 13 Sep 2015 03:48:12 EST Today's Inspiration " The only disability in life <BR> is a bad attitude." <BR> <BR> - Scott Hamilton Sat, 12 Sep 2015 01:30:43 EST Today's Inspiration " The full measure <BR> of a man <BR> is not to be found <BR> in the man himself, <BR> but in the colours <BR> and textures that <BR> come alive in others <BR> because of him." <BR> <BR> - Albert Schweitzer Fri, 11 Sep 2015 02:00:29 EST Today's Inspiration " Don't chase <BR> people ; be you, <BR> Do your own <BR> thing and work <BR> hard. The right <BR> people who <BR> belong in your <BR> life will come to <BR> you, and stay." <BR> <BR> - Kushandwizdom Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:16:50 EST Today's Inspiration " The greatest wealth <BR> is to live content with little." <BR> <BR> - Plato Wed, 9 Sep 2015 01:17:22 EST Today's Inspiration " Kindness is the light that dissolves <BR> all walls between souls, families, and nations." <BR> <BR> - Paramahansa Vogananda Tue, 8 Sep 2015 02:42:01 EST Today's Inspiration " Competition has been shown to be useful <BR> up to a certain point and no further, <BR> but cooperation, which is the thing <BR> we must strive for today, <BR> begins where competition leaves off." <BR> <BR> - Franklin D. Roosevelt Mon, 7 Sep 2015 01:12:11 EST Today's Inspiration " If you can laugh together, you <BR> can work together." <BR> <BR> - Robert Orben Sun, 6 Sep 2015 03:17:47 EST Today's Inspiration " There are nine requisites for contented living : <BR> HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure ; <BR> WEALTH enough to support your needs ; <BR> STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; <BR> GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them ; <BR> PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished ; <BR> CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbour ; <BR> LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others ; <BR> FAITH enough to make real the things of G... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 02:48:37 EST Today's Inspiration " The biggest adventure you can take is to <BR> live the life of your dreams." <BR> <BR> - Oprah Winfrey Fri, 4 Sep 2015 01:59:27 EST Today's Inspiration " When one door closes, <BR> another opens. <BR> But often we look so long, <BR> so regretfully, <BR> upon the closed door, <BR> that we fail to see the one <BR> that is opened for us." <BR> <BR> - Helen Keller Thu, 3 Sep 2015 02:04:57 EST PRAIRIECROCUS Progress My SparkPeople Assignment today, in the new Challenge, is to <BR> report on my progress over the last few days. Over the last few <BR> days, I have kept up with my Fitness Routine, which involves <BR> some walking, indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather, <BR> and swimming. I am so thankful that I took swimming lessons, <BR> when I was in my early 20's ! Now that I have M.S., it is fortunate <BR> that I can go for a swim, to cool off ! Today, it got up to 31 C . <BR> Good thing that I... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:11:15 EST Today's Inspiration " The choice is to work alone to be a little <BR> more successful than the next person, <BR> or to work together for the great betterment of humanity. <BR> Do you ever question why our educational system <BR> teaches competition rather than cooperation ? " <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 03:09:49 EST Today's Inspiration " Success comes from knowing that <BR> you did your best to become the best <BR> that you are capable of becoming." <BR> <BR> - John Wooden Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:05:01 EST Today's Inspiration " Always do your best." Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:54:16 EST Today's Inspiration " Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, <BR> but with what it is still possible for you to do." <BR> <BR> - Pope John XXIII Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:23:49 EST Today's Inspiration " Self-confidence is the first requisite <BR> to great undertakings." <BR> <BR> - Samuel Johnson Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:34:39 EST Today's Inspiration " Never let <BR> the things <BR> you want <BR> make you forget <BR> the things <BR> you have." <BR> <BR> - Author Unknown Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:55:48 EST Today's Inspiration " Tears and laughter <BR> cleanse the heart." <BR> <BR> -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:10:45 EST Today's Inspiration " It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, <BR> or what you are doing that makes you happy. <BR> It is what you think about." <BR> <BR> - Dale Carnegie Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:38:50 EST Today's Inspiration " Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. <BR> Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers <BR> you cannot be successful or happy." <BR> <BR> - Norman Vincent Peale Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:35:22 EST Today's Inspiration " Forgiveness is the cleansing fire <BR> that burns away old regrets and resentments." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:57:08 EST Today's Inspiration " Forgiveness is an act of self-love." <BR> <BR> don Miguel Ruiz Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:55:50 EST Today's Inspiration " Sometimes you get the results you wanted, <BR> sometimes you don't. <BR> What matters is that you did your best." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 02:57:12 EST