REGILIEH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=REGILIEH REGILIEH'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/ ARE YOU A VICTIM? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542450 I am an observer of people and see so many making themselves a victim. I read once that at some point in our lives each one of us decide whether we are going to be a victim or not. <BR> <BR> I finally read something that explained it to me. <BR> <BR> "The trick to growing through adversity is not "becoming a victim" by looking for reasons "why", but by looking for the benefits in the situation." David Boufford <BR> <BR> I think the next time I realize I am with someone being a victim I w... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 07:28:06 EST 10 WORDS TO REMEMBER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134290 Most selfish 1 letter word......I.........AVOID it. <BR> <BR> Most satisfying 2 letter word.....WE.......USE it. <BR> <BR> Most poisonous 3 letter word.....EGO.....OVERCOME it. <BR> <BR> Most used 4 letter word.....LOVE.....VALUE it. <BR> <BR> Most pleasing 5 letter word.....SMILE.....KEEP it. <BR> <BR> Fastest spreading 6 letter word.....RUMOR.....IGNORE it. <BR> <BR> Hardest working 7 letter word......SUCCESS........ACHIEVE it. <BR> <BR> Most enviable 8 letter word..........JEALOUSY... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:13:40 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT. #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131982 What is the difference between a goal and a purpose? A goal is something you accomplish. It has a beginning and an end - while a purpose is ongoing and gives meaning to our lives. <BR> <BR> People go on chasing goals to prove something that doesn't have to be proved: that they're already worthwhile. Goals are very important in helping us get what we want. But, too often we run around using them to get what we already have - our worth. <BR> <BR> Worrisome images we create and play in o... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:07:49 EST ENTHUSIASM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128107 <BR> ENTHUSIASM IS THE MAJOR PART OF DOING ANYTHING WELL. SOME PEOPLE ARE GLAD TO BE ALIVE AND OTHERS FEEL THE WHOLE THING IS AN ENDURANCE TEST. ONE PERSON HAS CONFRONTED TROUBLE AND SURVIVED; ANOTHER HAS NEVER REALLY HAD MUCH TROUBLE AND IS BORED WITH HIS OWN BREATH! <BR> <BR> DO WE HAVE TO BE THREATENED BEFORE WE CAN APPRECIATE LIFE AND SHOW ENTHUSIASM? OR DO WE JUST NEED TO BE QUICKENED WITHIN OURSELVES TO KNOW GRATITUDE AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW. A SIMPLE CHANGE OF ATTITUDE CAN MA... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:22:05 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125196 THE PEOPLE YOU CHOOSE TO BEFRIEND AND THE BEHAVIORS YOU CHOOSE TO TOLERATE ARE A MEASURE AND A REFLECTION OF YOU AND YOUR CHARACTER. <BR> <BR> IT TAKES STRENGTH OF CHARACTER TO ACCEPT REAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN PERCEPTIONS, ATTITUDES, AND ACTIONS. <BR> <BR> VALUES INVOLVE NOT ONLY HOW YOU BEHAVE, BUT THE BEHAVIOR YOU ACCEPT IN OTHERS. <BR> <BR> MORALS DON'T INTERFERE WITH LIFE, THEY DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF THAT LIFE. <BR> <BR> DON'T LOOK TO <BR> PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE MEANING OF LIFE;... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 17:40:10 EST ANYWAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123599 PEOPLE ARE OFTEN UNREASONABLE, ILLOGICAL AND SELF-CENTERED; <BR> FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> IF YOU ARE KIND, PEOPLE MAY ACCUSE YOU OF SELFISH, ULTERIOR MOTIVES; <BR> BE KIND ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL, YOU WILL WIN SOME FALSE FRIENDS AND SOME TRUE ENEMIES; <BR> SUCCEED ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> IF YOU ARE HONEST AND FRANK, PEOPLE MAY CHEAT YOU; <BR> BE HONEST ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> IF YOU FIND SERENITY AND HAPPINESS, THEY MAY BE JEALOUS; <BR> BE HAPPY ANYWAY. <BR> <BR> THE GOOD YOU D... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:02:47 EST DON'T QUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122337 WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AS THEY SOMETIMES WILL, <BR> WHEN THE ROAD YOU'RE TRUDGING SEEMS ALL UP HILL, <BR> WHEN THE FUNDS ARE LOW AND THE DEBTS ARE HIGH, <BR> AND YOU WANT TO SMILE, BUT YOU HAVE TO SIGH. <BR> WHEN CARE IS PRESSING YOU DOWN A BIT. <BR> REST IF YOU MUST, BUT DON'T YOU QUIT. <BR> LIFE IS QUEER WITH TWISTS AND TURNS. <BR> AS EVERYONE OF US SOMETIMES LEARNS <BR> AND MANY A FAILURE TURNS ABOUT <BR> WHEN SHE MIGHT HAVE WON HAD SHE STUCK IT OUT. <BR> DON'T GIVE UP THOUGH THE PACE SEEMS ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 09:54:19 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120315 PROGRESS HAS BEEN DEFINED AS THAT DEGREE OF DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PRESENT WHICH CAUSES US TO ADOPT NEW AND BETTER WAYS OF DOING THINGS. EDISON KEPT A SIGN OVER HIS DESK UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED THAT READ - "THERE'S A BETTER WAY TO DO IT, FIND IT." <BR> <BR> THE UNWILLINGNESS TO ADOPT NEW WAYS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A JAILER OF PROGRESS. <BR> <BR> WE CANNOT ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING EXCEPT THAT WHICH WE ARE. BEFORE WE CAN DO WE MUST FIRST BE. JUST AS WATER CANNOT RISE ABOVE ITS SOURCE, THE PERFORMANCE... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:13:13 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119455 FAILURE IS NOT THE FALLING DOWN BUT THE STAYING DOWN. <BR> <BR> PERHAPS WE WOULD DO WELL TO SEE ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS AS PREPARATION FOR GUIDING SOMEONE WHO WILL COME INTO OUR LIFE. <BR> <BR> PREJUDGING SOMEONE SHOWS A LACK OF SINCERITY IN OUR OWN MAKEUP - MAYBE EVEN INSECURITY THAT MAKES US SEE IN OTHERS WHAT WE ARE AFRAID OF FINDING IN OURSELVES. <BR> <BR> COMMITMENT IS WHAT TRANSFORMS A PROMISE INTO A REALITY. IT IS THE WORDS THAT SPEAK BOLDLY OF YOUR INTENTIONS. AND THE ACTIONS WHICH S... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:30:30 EST PRAYERS FOR ALL THOSE DEALING WITH HURRICANE SANDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118449 I HAD PLANNED TO DO ANOTHER FOOD FOR THOUGHT BLOG BUT I JUST COULDN'T AS I HAVE HAD ALL THE PEOPLE DEALING WITH SANDY ON MY MIND, IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS. <BR> <BR> I HAVE BEEN PRAYING ALL DAY FOR ALL OF YOU DEALING IN ANYWAY WITH HURRICANE SANDY. I HAVE ALSO BEEN THANKING GOD FOR ALL MY BLESSINGS. <BR> <BR> I AM ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO HEAR FROM EACH ONE OF YOU AND I KNOW AND I AM CLAIMING YOU ARE SAFE. <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND I AM KEEPING YOU IN MY PRAYERS. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:04:35 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116723 SUCCESS AND FAILURE CONSTITUTE A TWO-EDGED SWORD. YOU CAN ONLY ATTAIN SUCCESS BY MAKING YOURSELF VULNERABLE TO A CERTAIN CHANCE OF FAILURE. YOU CAN ONLY EXPERIENCE THE SPLENDOR OF LIFE BY BEING WILLING TO EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE PAIN AND SUFFERINGS OF YOUR EXISTENCE. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR VALLEYS AS WELL AS YOUR MOUNTAIN TOPS. <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER THAT IF YOU LEARN FROM A DEFEAT, YOU HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN BEATEN. NOTHING HOLDS YOU BACK FROM SUCCESS MORE THAN THE FEAR OF FAILURE. YOUR GREA... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:11:19 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115471 GEORGE BERNARD SHAW WAS ONCE ASKED---IF YOU COULD BE BORN AGAIN AND RELIVE YOUR LIFE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? GEORGE BERNARD SHAW KNEW ARTISTS, WRITERS, STATESMEN, ROYALTY, ETC. MR. SHAW REPLIED - "I WOULD LIKE TO RELIVE MY LIFE TO BE THE MAN GEORGE BERNARD SHAW COULD HAVE BEEN BUT WASN'T!!! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:41:57 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114566 SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN GIVE FOR A $, INSTEAD OF HOW LITTLE YOU CAN GIVE FOR A $. <BR> <BR> DO THE VERY BEST OF YOUR ABILITY - NO MATTER HOW MENIAL THE TASK - MY BEST MIGHT NOT BE AS GOOD AS YOUR BEST BUT AS LONG AS IT IS MY BEST - I HAVE NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF. WHEN WE DO LESS THAN OUR BEST, ALL OF A SUDDEN OUR BEST IS NOW LESS THAN OUR BEST ONCE WAS. <BR> <BR> THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION THAT A PERSON HAS TO MAKE IN LIFE IS NOT WHAT HE WANTS TO BE, BUT WHAT KIND OF LIFE HE WANTS TO LIVE.... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:12:19 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113517 THE PAST IS HISTORY, THE FUTURE IS MYSTERY. TODAY IS A GIFT, IT IS WHY WE CALL IT A "PRESENT". <BR> <BR> GOD GIVES US TEMPTATIONS SO WE CAN MAKE CHOICES. <BR> <BR> THE PRESIDENT OF A GREAT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ONCE SAID "IN THIS THING OF PREACHING, OF LEAST IMPORTANCE IS THE SERMON. OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE IS THE DEDICATION, INTEGRITY & ENTHUSIASM OF THE PREACHER. "THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT LIMITED TO PREACHERS, IT IS TRUE IN ANY AND ALL FACETS OF OUR ENDEAVORS." <BR> <BR> WE NEED TO HAVE COURA... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:24:39 EST OUR CHOICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112190 MAN'S CONSCIENCE HAS FOREVER BEEN PLAGUED AND CONFUSED BETWEEN TWO DECISIONS: WHAT IS LEGALLY RIGHT AND MORALLY WRONG; FINANCIALLY SHREWD BUT SPIRITUALLY STUPID; IMPORTANT FOR THE MOMENT BUT LOST IN THE AGES. BOTTOM LINE - WHETHER HE WANTS TO SATISFY HIS IMMEDIATE IMPULSE OR ACCOMPLISH HIS ULTIMATE PURPOSE. AND THAT IS OUR CHOICE - YOURS AND MINE - OUR CHOICE THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN MAKE FOR US. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:14:55 EST RULES TO MAKE LIFE EASIER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111052 1. If you open it, close it. 2. If you turn it on, turn it off. 3. If you unlock it, lock it. 4. If you break it, admit it. 5. If you can't fix it, call in someone who can. 6. If you borrow it, return it. 7. If you value it, take care of it. 8. If you make a mess, clean it up. 9. If you move it, put it back. 10. If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, get permission. 11. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone. 12. If it's none of your business... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:29:34 EST LESSONS TO LIVE BY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109566 LET US COUNT OUR BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF OUR CROSSES. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR GAINS INSTEAD OF OUR LOSSES. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR JOYS INSTEAD OF OUR WOES. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR FRIENDS INSTEAD OF OUR FOES. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR SMILES INSTEAD OF OUR TEARS. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR COURAGE NSTEAD OF OUR FEARS. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR FULL YEARS INSTEAD OF OUR LEAN. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR KIND DEEDS INSTEAD OF OUR MEAN. <BR> <BR> COUNT OUR HEALTH INSTEAD OF OUR WEALTH. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:28:37 EST Lessons to Live by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108191 A GREAT HUNGER PEOPLE HAVE IS TO BE NEEDED, WANTED AND LOVED. HELP CREATE THOSE FEELINGS IN OTHERS. BE KIND TO PEOPLE. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS RESPECT THEM BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS BE KIND TO THEM. LEARN TO LIKE YOURSELF - OTHERS WILL RESPOND TO YOU THE WAY YOU RESPOND TO YOURSELF - BE POSITIVE, BE ENTHUSIASTIC. DO THINGS TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL IMPORTANT - GIVE A COMPLIMENT - SAY THANK YOU - PRAISE - ENCOURAGE - SUPPORT - COOPERATE. COMMUNICATE CHEERFULNESS - IF YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF SOMEONE - MA... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:54:13 EST DON'T QUIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107197 When things go wrong as they sometimes will, <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, <BR> When the funds are low and the debts are high, <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit, <BR> Rest if you must, but don't you quit. <BR> Life is queer with twists and turns, <BR> As everyone of us sometimes learns <BR> And many a failure turns about <BR> When she might have won had she stuck it out. <BR> Don't give up though the pace seems ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:12:29 EST SUCCESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4378596 "Success is in the way you walk the paths of life each day. It's in the little things you do, and in the things you say. Success is not getting rich, or rising high to fame. It's not alone in winning goals, which all people hope to claim. <BR> <BR> Success is being big of heart and clean and broad in mind. It's being faithful to your friends, and to the stranger, kind. It's in the children whom you love, and all they learn from you. Success depends on character, and everything you do!"... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 07:38:50 EST