PRAIRIECROCUS's SparkPeople Blog PRAIRIECROCUS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today's Inspiration " Create the legacy of a better world. <BR> Leave this world a better place than you found it." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:28:01 EST Today's Inspiration Teri, a friend of SparkPeople says : <BR> " Helen Keller explained the purpose of community best, when she said, <BR> " Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." " Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:12:57 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> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:02:43 EST Today's Inspiration " We tend to forget that happiness doesn't <BR> come as a result of getting something we don't have, <BR> but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." <BR> <BR> - Frederick Koenig Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:34:43 EST Today's Inspiration " What is a miracle ? To some, it is an act of God. <BR> To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected. <BR> To me, Life is a miracle. <BR> There is no reason for me to exist as I do - <BR> no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature. <BR> Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence <BR> are all so improbable." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:59:44 EST Today's Inspiration " Gather strength from <BR> life's storms." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:48:30 EST Today's Inspiration " When you find your path, you must not be afraid. <BR> You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. <BR> Disappointment, defeat, and despair are <BR> the tools God uses to show us the way." <BR> <BR> - Paulo Coelho Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:02:28 EST Today's Inspiration " Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter <BR> everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe <BR> that change forever how we experience life and the world." <BR> <BR> - John Milton Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:53:54 EST Today's Inspiration " Let there be <BR> peace on earth. <BR> And let it begin with me." <BR> <BR> - Jill Jackson Miller Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:37:18 EST Today's Inspiration " Cultivate a 'learning consciousness', <BR> in which your experiences, knowledge, <BR> and attitudes expand over time ; <BR> in contrast to a 'fixed consciousness', <BR> in which one stagnates and fails to progress." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:17:11 EST Today's Inspiration " The path to happiness is <BR> forgiveness of everyone <BR> and gratitude for everything." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:25:36 EST Today's Inspiration " Even if you are on <BR> the right track, you'll <BR> get run over if you <BR> just sit there." <BR> <BR> - Will Rogers Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:13:08 EST Today's Inspiration " You're only here for a <BR> short visit. <BR> Don't hurry. Don't worry. <BR> And be sure to smell the <BR> flowers along the way." <BR> <BR> - Walter Hagen Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:15:53 EST Today's Inspiration " The key to happiness is inner peace. <BR> The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions <BR> such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, <BR> while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility <BR> are the sources of peace and happiness." <BR> <BR> - Dalai Lama Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:51:52 EST Today's Inspiration " Yesterday is history, <BR> tomorrow is a mystery. <BR> Today is a gift. <BR> That is why it is called Present." <BR> <BR> - Anonymous Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:45:25 EST Today's Inspiration " Do not follow where <BR> the path may lead. <BR> Go, instead, where <BR> there is no path <BR> and leave a trail." <BR> <BR> - Ralph Waldo Emerson Mon, 8 Sep 2014 00:08:52 EST Today's Inspiration " Whether the challenge is reaching the moon, <BR> sailing around the world, hitting a home run, <BR> acing a job interview, or walking again after <BR> a stroke, we can usually accomplish what we <BR> believe we can. But once we doubt ourselves, <BR> success slips beyond our grasp." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 04:48:31 EST Today's Inspiration " I Am One With Spirit <BR> And All Creation. I give <BR> thanks for the unity of <BR> all creation and for <BR> everything that has <BR> brought me to this <BR> moment. I release my <BR> entire being to the <BR> gentle nurture of <BR> Spirit." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 00:55:02 EST Today's Inspiration Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople : <BR> <BR> " Make today <BR> the greatest day <BR> of your life." <BR> <BR> - Fri, 5 Sep 2014 01:57:29 EST Today's Inspiration " There is a sacredness in tears. <BR> They are not the mark of weakness, <BR> but of power. <BR> They speak more eloquently <BR> than ten thousand tongues. <BR> They are messengers of <BR> overwhelming grief... <BR> and unspeakable love." <BR> <BR> - Washington Irving Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:15:32 EST Today's Inspiration " Bringing a childlike <BR> wonder and a beginner's <BR> mind to life maximizes <BR> both success and joy." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:35:32 EST Today's Inspiration " All labor that uplifts humanity <BR> has dignity and importance <BR> and should be undertaken <BR> with painstaking excellence." <BR> <BR> - Martin Luther King, Jr. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:12:55 EST Today's Inspiration " Don't give up on the people you love. <BR> Your patient love and faithfulness <BR> may be exactly what they need to make <BR> a complete turnaround." <BR> <BR> - Anonymous Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:54:39 EST Today's Inspiration Tom, SparkPeople's mobile app programmer, says : <BR> " Why make today great ? <BR> Because you can ! " Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:33:48 EST 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