SEASONS_CHANGE_'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SEASONS%5FCHANGE%5F SEASONS_CHANGE_'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/ New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be ask http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844028 New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l898377018.jpg"> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:46:39 EST I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833489 I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l354972371.jpg"> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:34:50 EST We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832851 We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. ~Maria Montessori <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1928217481.jpg"> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:53:44 EST “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” &#8213; Edgar Allan Poe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832434 “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” &#8213; Edgar Allan Poe <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608114503.jpg"> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:12:59 EST “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831452 “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1657238166.jpg"> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:49:54 EST There are those who forget that death comes to everyone. For those who remember, all quarrels come t http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809845 There are those who forget that death comes to everyone. For those who remember, all quarrels come to an end. ~Buddha <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1456544927.jpg"> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:18:06 EST Listen to the joy in your heart and look at how much peace you have brought into the world before yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799872 Listen to the joy in your heart and look at how much peace you have brought into the world before you. ~Francesca (5 years old) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337670868.jpg"> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:30:14 EST Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinkin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799399 Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it. ~Niels Bohr <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l265176024.jpg"> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:35:23 EST Never give up...No one knows what's going to happen next. ~L. Frank Baum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798832 Never give up...No one knows what's going to happen next. ~L. Frank Baum <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453682511.jpg"> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:13:30 EST If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others. ~François La Roc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794713 If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others. ~François La Rochefoucauld <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l986389686.jpg"> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:00:02 EST If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing. ~Sherman Alexie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794124 If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing. ~Sherman Alexie <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364495827.jpg"> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:10:12 EST Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792906 Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570880713.jpg"> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 17:14:04 EST Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791847 Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. ~Bob Kerrey <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1564058906.jpg"> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 16:51:54 EST Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves ~Laur http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789757 Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves ~Laura Esquivel <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1838128270.jpg"> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:47:13 EST We build too many walls and not enough bridges. ~Isaac Newton http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788543 We build too many walls and not enough bridges. ~Isaac Newton <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1052406451.jpg"> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 17:15:20 EST Habits of the mind also provide our mental framework -- the way we see the world. ~ Gyalwa Dokhampa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787551 Habits of the mind also provide our mental framework -- the way we see the world. ~ Gyalwa Dokhampa <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1513032221.jpg"> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:47:15 EST The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786268 The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. ~ Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1201801771.jpg"> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:44:16 EST Until We Could http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785607 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po9L684vzzw </link> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:40:16 EST Do your mind, body and spirit a favor today and commit to kindness by joining the global 21-Day Kind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785598 Do your mind, body and spirit a favor today and commit to kindness by joining the global 21-Day Kindness Challenge that kicks off on October 2nd! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=6103a </link> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:23:01 EST Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784785 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533617436.jpg"> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:22:41 EST Every life has death and every light has shadow. Be content to stand in the light and let the shadow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783106 Every life has death and every light has shadow. Be content to stand in the light and let the shadow fall where it will. ~Mary Stewart <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1693754644.jpg"> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:39:52 EST Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vince http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782480 Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l437797839.jpg"> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:05:52 EST Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. T http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781730 Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041386756.jpg"> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:48:32 EST All works of love are works of peace. ~Mother Teresa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781089 All works of love are works of peace. ~Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741149249.jpg"> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:40:05 EST I will live for love and the rest will take care of itself. ~ Marina Keegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780489 I will live for love and the rest will take care of itself. ~ Marina Keegan <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118768606.jpg"> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:09:13 EST We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. ~D.H. Lawrence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778686 We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. ~D.H. Lawrence <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l561705674.jpg"> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:05:56 EST Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. ~Thich Nhat Hạ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777373 Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. ~Thich Nhat Hạn <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2094467585.jpg"> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:21:24 EST When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776696 When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. ~Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1331128741.jpg"> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:55:59 EST Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love ca http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774973 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l277627863.jpg"> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 06:31:33 EST Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. ~Rumi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774717 Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. ~Rumi <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l926446264.jpg"> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:44:08 EST We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773479 We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l770261952.jpg"> Thu, 4 Sep 2014 17:29:57 EST When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Mui http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771228 When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Muir <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1010869556.jpg"> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:40:50 EST There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is ou http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770121 There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800441278.jpg"> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:42:25 EST I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. ~Sarah Williams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768262 I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. ~Sarah Williams <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1814661647.jpg"> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:59:08 EST Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766868 Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home, anywhere. ~Glinda, the Wizard of Oz <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2096138753.jpg"> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:37:18 EST In the fullness of Love blossoms the beautiful, fragrant flower of compassion. ~Amma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765124 In the fullness of Love blossoms the beautiful, fragrant flower of compassion. ~Amma <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1026451892.jpg"> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:01:59 EST The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough. ~Colum McCann http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763848 The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough. ~Colum McCann <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1543412891.jpg"> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:20:56 EST The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it's intimacy. ~Richard Bach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760370 The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it's intimacy. ~Richard Bach <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l566162121.jpg"> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:22:10 EST I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; bu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759043 I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2045449988.jpg"> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:26:34 EST The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return. ~Maria Edgeworth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757722 The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return. ~Maria Edgewort <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921465529.jpg"> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:27:47 EST Healing yourself is connected with healing others. ~Yoko Ono http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756411 Healing yourself is connected with healing others. ~Yoko Ono <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1468134047.jpg"> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:25:50 EST An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752182 An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361853651.jpg"> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:46:56 EST I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. ~ Maya Angelou http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750137 I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. ~ Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675128644.jpg"> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:24:01 EST The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. ~Rober http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748748 The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand. ~Robert Valett <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l512534604.jpg"> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:04:17 EST We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740022 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1047032499.jpg"> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:14:26 EST The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. - ~Thic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735531 The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. - ~Thich Nhat Hanh <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273950039.jpg"> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 18:22:31 EST The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the w http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734538 The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~Anna Quindlen <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l946211383.jpg"> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:06:30 EST It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725598 It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. ~Yann Martel <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1421243041.jpg"> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:55:38 EST Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. ~Anita Desai http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725033 Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. ~Anita Desai <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1382327587.jpg"> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:33:43 EST You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ~Amy Bloom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720562 You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. ~Amy Bloom <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1018537268.jpg"> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:44:28 EST