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=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 Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826746 " When you're tough on yourself, <BR> Life will be infinitely <BR> easier on you." <BR> <BR> - Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> Healthy Thought <BR> Of the Day - <BR> SparkPeople Wed, 3 Dec 2014 03:16:39 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826144 " The secret of making <BR> dreams come true can be <BR> summarized in four C's. <BR> They are Curiosity, <BR> Confidence, Courage, and <BR> Constancy ; <BR> and the greatest of these <BR> is Confidence." <BR> <BR> -Walt Disney <BR> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:40:22 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826116 " Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice, <BR> Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity - <BR> the Values of an Inspired Life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThesDay.com Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:57:52 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824967 Coach Nancy says : <BR> <BR> " Wake up every day vowing <BR> to do one positive action <BR> to move you closer to your goal." Sun, 30 Nov 2014 01:06:31 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824506 " Choosing to live a happy life is not only our greatest gift to ourselves, <BR> it is also the greatest gift we can give to those around us. <BR> When we are happy, we radiate happiness, and that is infectious. <BR> Consider giving the gift of happiness to yourself as being your gift <BR> to all humanity." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Sat, 29 Nov 2014 01:27:40 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824072 " As we join hands in fellowship <BR> around this bountiful table, <BR> we give thanks for the blessings of this food <BR> and the love of these friends <BR> as a symbol of our gratitude <BR> for all the manifold blessings of this life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:29:03 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823646 " I Receive All of Life with <BR> gratitude for EVERYTHING <BR> that has ever occurred to <BR> bring me to this moment. I <BR> give thanks for the joys and <BR> the sufferings, the moments <BR> of peace and the flashes of <BR> anger, the compassion and <BR> the indifference, the roar of <BR> my courage and the cold <BR> sweat of my fear. I accept <BR> gratefully the entirety of my <BR> past and my present life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:16:36 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823623 " Your desire to change <BR> must be greater <BR> than your desire <BR> to stay <BR> the same." <BR> <BR> Healthy Inspiration <BR> from SparkPeople Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:52:58 EST 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