PRAIRIECROCUS's SparkPeople Blog PRAIRIECROCUS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today's Inspiration " The power of your intention, your intent, your word, is immense. <BR> We might ascribe this effect to the power of prayer, to natural forces, <BR> or to our will to create our desired outcome. In any case, use this power. <BR> Believe in what you do, as well as doing it." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:20:37 EST Today's Inspiration " It's never too late - <BR> never too late to start over, <BR> never too late to be happy." <BR> <BR> - Jane Fonda Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:36:36 EST Today's Inspiration " I 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> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:50:33 EST Today's Inspiration " Pay attention. Cultivate awareness. <BR> Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if <BR> our thoughts are focused on regretting the past, <BR> preoccupied with anticipating the future, <BR> or lost in the mind-fog of conscious habitual <BR> behaviour." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:38:47 EST Today's Inspiration " The bad news is time flies. <BR> The good news is you're <BR> the pilot." <BR> <BR> - Michael Althsuler <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:50:23 EST Today's Inspiration " Give yourself the gift of forgiving others, <BR> not because THEY deserve it, <BR> but because YOU deserve the serenity and joy <BR> that come from releasing resentment and anger. <BR> Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your inner peace." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:39:32 EST Today's Inspiration " If you're still looking <BR> for that one person <BR> who will change your life, <BR> take a look in the mirror." <BR> <BR> - Roman Price Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:35:34 EST Today's Inspiration " Love is the power to see <BR> similarity in the dissimilar." <BR> <BR> - Theodor Adorno Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:48:05 EST Today's Inspiration YOU make a difference to the world. <BR> Act on your dreams today." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:55:00 EST Today's Inspiration " If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, <BR> it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, <BR> or lasting happiness achieved." <BR> <BR> - Maurice Chevalier Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:24:15 EST Today's Inspiration " Today is your day to <BR> smile broadly, sing loudly, <BR> paint your rooms in bold colors, <BR> search every rabbit hole <BR> for a magical white bunny, <BR> have caviar for breakfast <BR> and oatmeal for dinner, <BR> wear a purple coat with a red hat, <BR> and dance lightly with life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:07:17 EST Today's Inspiration " Your world expands with the generosity, compassion, <BR> inventiveness, and service that you contribute. <BR> 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> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:35:22 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 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:41:04 EST Today's Inspiration " What you get by achieving your goals <BR> is not as important as what you <BR> become by achieving your goals." <BR> <BR> - Henry David Thoreau Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:15:52 EST Today's Inspiration " Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, <BR> with awe,pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy, <BR> however stale these experiences may have become to others." <BR> <BR> - Abraham Maslow <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:46:46 EST Today's Inspiration " The world in upheaval is the breaking of the <BR> old sod - the revealing of rich fresh soil <BR> ready for new planting. <BR> Rejoice in the opportunity to sow a new crop. <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:06:53 EST Today's Inspiration " It is of the small joys and little pleasures <BR> that the greatest of our days are built." <BR> <BR> - Mary Anne Radmacher Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:23:23 EST Today's Inspiration " Seeing my glass of life as mostly full triggers <BR> an amazing cycle of transformation. Appreciation <BR> for the abundance of life incites gratitude - which <BR> brings on that warm comfortable feeling of joy <BR> and satisfaction with life. Gratitude for abundance <BR> also creates increasing abundance. Being truly <BR> grateful for the abundance that is now in my life <BR> causes an even greater abundance to flow in my direction." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:55:49 EST Today's Inspiration " The trick is in what one <BR> emphasizes. We either <BR> make ourselves miserable, <BR> or we make ourselves <BR> happy. The amount of work <BR> is the same." <BR> <BR> - Carlos Castaneda Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:25:22 EST Today's Inspiration " Dare to dream of your great success. <BR> Become intimate with those things <BR> which deeply motivate you <BR> and regularly work toward <BR> the realization of that mission." <BR> <BR> - Mary Anne Radmacher Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:54:22 EST Today's Inspiration " Sing like no one's listening, <BR> love like you've never been hurt, <BR> dance like nobody's watching, <BR> and live like its heaven on earth." <BR> <BR> - Mark Twain Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:12:32 EST Today's Inspiration " Hatred paralyzes life ; love releases it. <BR> Hatred confuses life ; love harmonizes it. <BR> Hatred darkens life ; love illumines it. <BR> <BR> - Martin Luther King, Jr. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 01:25:35 EST Today's Inspiration Paul, the SparkPeople programmer, says : <BR> " Find a workout partner. It is <BR> much harder to talk yourself <BR> out of a workout when you know <BR> someone else is counting on you." Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:24:17 EST Today's Inspiration " Never be in a hurry ; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. <BR> Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever ; <BR> even if your whole world seems upset." <BR> <BR> - Saint Francis de Sales Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:17:21 EST Today's Inspiration " There is more to life than <BR> increasing its speed." <BR> <BR> - Mohandas ( Mahatma ) Gandhi Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:10:00 EST Today's Inspiration " An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach, <BR> Is a consequence of taking on too much. <BR> Commit, and eat, in moderation." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:21:22 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> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:23:59 EST Today's Inspiration " Love is what we were born with. <BR> Fear is what we learned here. <BR> Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. <BR> The real miracle is the love that inspires them. <BR> In this sense, everything that comes from love <BR> is a miracle." <BR> <BR> - Marianne Williamson <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 01:06:40 EST Today's Inspiration " At the most basic level, the human emotions that drive all our actions <BR> are the emotion of Love, and the emotion of Fear. <BR> Love expresses itself through compassion, kindness, generosity, and understanding. <BR> Fear expresses itself through self-centredness, greed, jealousy and exclusion." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 03:09:41 EST Today's Inspiration " Approach life with an Open Mind, <BR> Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 01:31:16 EST Today's Inspiration " Stand Tall. Stand Proud. <BR> Know that you are unique <BR> and magnificent. You do not need <BR> the approval of others." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:18:47 EST Today's Inspiration " Things don't go wrong <BR> and break your heart so <BR> you can become bitter <BR> and give up. They happen <BR> to break you down and <BR> build you up so you can <BR> be all that you were <BR> intended to be." <BR> <BR> - Charles " Tremendous " Jones <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:17:58 EST Today's Inspiration " Life is short, live it. <BR> Love is rare, grab it. <BR> Anger is bad, dump it. <BR> Fear is awful, face it. <BR> Memories are sweet, <BR> cherish it." <BR> <BR> - Unknown Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:02:09 EST Today's Inspiration " You know that you have fully experienced love <BR> when you turn into love - <BR> that is the spiritual goal of life." <BR> <BR> - Deepak Chopra Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:42:28 EST Today's Inspiration " The best way to predict the future <BR> is to invent it. Your life is not <BR> decided by fate ; you must create <BR> the future you want by taking the <BR> right actions now." <BR> <BR> - Alan Kay Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:31:09 EST Today's Inspiration " There is overwhelming evidence <BR> that the higher the level of self-esteem, <BR> the more likely one will be to treat <BR> others with respect, kindness, <BR> and generosity." <BR> <BR> - Nathaniel Branden Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:20:58 EST Today's Inspiration " My joy is the golden sunset <BR> giving thanks for another day. <BR> Gratitude itself is a source of joy." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:00:09 EST Today's Inspiration " If you don't go after <BR> what you want, you'll <BR> never have it. <BR> <BR> If you don't ask, the <BR> answer is always " no ". <BR> <BR> If you don't step forward, <BR> you're always in the same <BR> place." <BR> <BR> - Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:41:21 EST Today's Inspiration " Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises - <BR> often with great intensity. <BR> Be open to new ways ; <BR> sometimes newness just knocks on your door ; <BR> welcome it." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:13:20 EST Today's Inspiration " The greatest discovery of any generation <BR> is that a human being <BR> can alter his life by <BR> altering his attitude." <BR> <BR> - William James <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:05:13 EST Today's Inspiration " Better keep yourself <BR> clean and bright ; <BR> you are the window <BR> through which <BR> you must see the world." <BR> <BR> - George Bernard Shaw Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:25:09 EST Today's Inspiration " You can not find happiness by chasing after it. <BR> Happiness comes from doing what you love to do, <BR> and from being who you truly are." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:38:18 EST Today's Inspiration " One touch of nature makes <BR> the whole world kin." <BR> <BR> - William Shakespeare Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:29:47 EST Today's Inspiration " Welcome change. Without change, we would <BR> always remain caterpillars. Embrace change. <BR> Spread your wings . Fly high and free." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:18:30 EST Today's Inspiration " Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, <BR> butterflies and the songs of birds, <BR> the crash of storm-driven waves <BR> and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. <BR> Let the depths of nature become a part of your <BR> innermost being." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:24:27 EST Today's Inspiration " Be content with what you have, <BR> rejoice in the way things are. <BR> When you realize there is nothing lacking, <BR> the whole world belongs to you." <BR> <BR> - Lao Tzu Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:12:25 EST Today's Inspiration " There are a hundred valid reasons <BR> why something can't be done, but <BR> only one reason, Commitment, <BR> why it can." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:26:45 EST Today's Inspiration " Life is lived in the mists - little is fully visible, less is certain. <BR> Yet rejoice in the unknowing, <BR> and let all of life be a wonderful adventure." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:23:34 EST Today's Inspiration " If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, <BR> if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, <BR> if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, <BR> Rejoice, for your soul is alive." <BR> <BR> - Eleanora Duse Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:58:34 EST Today's Inspiration " Patience, persistence, and perseverance. <BR> A little more each day, a <BR> little better each day." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:20:15 EST