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/ “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― J.K. Rowling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927604 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5df5e40a-c293-4a2b-96b3-f7e23f662e23.jpg"> Wed, 13 May 2015 16:00:37 EST Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926511 Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f48b87b2-cbc6-48e9-9e86-c16db132dba5.jpg"> Mon, 11 May 2015 18:39:10 EST Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925241 Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1414761505.jpg"> Sat, 9 May 2015 09:27:06 EST Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them. Margaret Mitchell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921828 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1570586010.jpg"> Sun, 3 May 2015 13:44:32 EST The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. L http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911902 The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. Rumi <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l780930111.jpg"> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:14:31 EST Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910651 Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. Rumi <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1773040273.jpg"> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:06:55 EST The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is b http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909495 The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1757023249.jpg"> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:53:01 EST If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. - Meister Eckhart - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908428 If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. <BR> <BR> - Meister Eckhart - <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1633918103.jpg"> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 17:16:20 EST The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, t http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907331 The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1166884269.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1209023915.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> to endure, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188386395.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> to transform, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l140... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 21:22:17 EST To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906529 To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are <BR> <BR> <BR> gravity, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1657837334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> generosity of soul, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504550045.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> sincerity, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l288570838.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 15:35:36 EST Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. ~S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903132 Life is a dream for the wise, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1180540076.jpg"> <BR> <BR> a game for the fool, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337090388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> a comedy for the rich, <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107875423.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> a tragedy for the poor. ~Sholom Aleichem <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1717222803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:34:06 EST Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901848 Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> <BR> Hard question to live by, isn't it? When you're young and carry no responsibilities other than school, dating and going through financial situations; however, if you and your friends don't have much money, you still have a very good time with just being together, as there a million fun fun things to do that are free. <BR> <BR> As you get older, it's time to grow up and have a future plan... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:52:31 EST Overloaded http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896002 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l139117533.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After working 12 hours a day on my new group and getting 160 new members a day, I had suddenly had 5,000 members and not all of them with good intentions. There are some who are called denialists, who don't believe in hiv medication and take some herbal concoction of their own. They also send PM's to other newly infected members to persuade them to stop taking their medication and lead them to a web site where they... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:09:49 EST Back at it and not giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893504 My last post was about working on helping those in Africa with learning about hiv/aids. I decided that it truly is my calling to help those who are uneducated about the disease itself. Being that I've been hiv+ for 25 years, I feel like I'm actually reaching some people. Including those who were my age when I was infected at 18 years old. I still love Spark; however, at this time, I don't have enough Admins in place in the group to have a 24/7 group so that when someone comes in, they will be... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:29:41 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889384 Hello, my friends. <BR> <BR> I've been missing in action for the last 3 months trying to educate those in Africa about HIV/AIDS. Despite my efforts, it wasn't working out. They are more interested in finding dates through the Whatsapp application, which is a common application that Africa uses. The Stigma is so high there, and their religion is so strong, a lot of people believe that Allah will save them, despite me saying that I've been hiv + for 25 years. There was no reasoning with them a... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 18:01:01 EST 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