USMAWIFE's SparkPeople Blog USMAWIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community the fence a story with real meaning <BR> <BR> There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. <BR> <BR> The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence. <BR> <BR> On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad! <BR> <BR> Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered i... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:00:04 EST Dont Waste Time on People That Leave You <BR> <BR> <BR> . <BR> In some cases you have to walk away maybe for your own self respect or dignity. <BR> <BR> When someone walks out of your life, let them. There's no use in wasting your time on people that leave you. What you make of yourself and your future is no longer tied to them. Yeah, you may miss them. But remember that you weren't the one that gave up. <BR> <BR> Leave your past and be ready for your future. <BR> <BR> If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life ... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:34:36 EST another week begins this week should be interesting. so much to do and many phone calls to make and receive Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:12:45 EST Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness <BR> Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. They are signs of having tried to remain strong for way too long. Did you know that 1 in 3 of us will go through this at some point in our lives? Show support that they are not alone. <BR> <BR> “Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” ~ Anaïs Nin <BR> <BR> “After all, what is happine... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:36:29 EST its continues AC guy was to be here at 730 am. did not happen but he will be here some day before it gets dark <BR> <BR> Roof guy sent me the pictures of my roof to send to my insurance company along with the invoices to fix it. the whole section is gioing to cost 3200 . Plus both insurance companies wanted me to now cover the whole up so that rain and critters will not crawl into my attic in the bonus room. honestly this should have been done weeks ago. when the pest control guy comes out on tuesda... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:24 EST when it comes to me God truly as a sense of humor things happen in 3's and right now I am on my second set of three's within the last two months <BR> <BR> today is just one of those days where I have a major headache and just ran to say screw it to everything and everyone <BR> <BR> Last night the downstairs ac unit ran out of feon . called this morning and the guy will be out on 730am friday morning unexpected bill when feon is 95 a pound <BR> <BR> finally got a contractor to check the roof from the damage when the contractor was cutti... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:43:12 EST If You Want To Be Always Happy In Your Life, You Must Read This Short Inspiring Story <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. <BR> <BR> I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that that lit up her entire being. <BR> She said, “Hi, handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you ma... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:28:36 EST tuesdays blog gone Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:33:09 EST I was raised to show respect. Sharing not mine <BR> <BR> <BR> “I was raised to show respect. I was taught to knock before I open a door. Say hello when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, and to have respect for my elders. I’d let another person have my seat if they need it. Say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and help others when they need me to, not stand on the sidelines and watch. Hold the door for the person behind me, say ‘excuse me’ when it’s needed and to love people for who they are and not for what I can get fr... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:24:30 EST Listen to your heart <BR> 4 Friends Meet 30 Years After School <BR> Posted: 07 May 2016 05:30 AM PDT <BR> <BR> <BR> 4 friends meet 30 years after school. <BR> <BR> One goes to the toilet, while the other 3 start to talk about how successful their sons became. <BR> <BR> Friend 1 says his son studied economics, became a banker and is so rich he gave his best friend a Ferrari. <BR> <BR> Friend 2 said his son became a pilot, started his own airline, became so rich he gave his best friend a jet. <BR> <BR> Frie... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:59:41 EST When a woman loves a man <BR> No matter how strong a woman is …there is this one man in her life for whom she has a weak and soft corner in her heart. This is the man she loves unconditionally. She will forgive him for all his mistakes and accept him with all his flaws and imperfections because she can’t love another man for the rest of her life. She will never question his past and never make him feel jealous of other men. She will never give up on this man and she can do anything in this world for this man because... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 18:19:34 EST 20 of the Wisest Quotes of All Time <BR> <BR> Wisdom is something that comes from experience. Humans experience things differently from each other, they are always seeking wisdom no matter what the experience may be. <BR> <BR> We use this wisdom to guide ourselves away from past mistakes and hopefully reach our endgame goals. Wisdom of all kinds has been passed down throughout every single generation of man. It is only acceptable that we give back the wisdom we have received to those who need it more than we do. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:44:01 EST Why Is There a Tiny Hole In Between The Camera and Flash on iPhones <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> iPhones are considered as most trusted and valuable phones and no matter how much we call ourselves a pro in using and understanding iPhone, there are many things we still don’t know about it. There always seems to be something new that we’re learning about iPhones. <BR> <BR> At the back of your iPhone between camera and flash have you ever wondered why there is a tiny black hole? Is it a reset button ? Is it a light sensor? Is it a microphone? or something else. <BR>... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:25:10 EST My life is not your Story to tell not mine sharing <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons. Not your business. Mind your own problems before you talk about mine. My life is not your story to tell. <BR> <BR> Before you judge my life, my past or my character, walk in my shoes, walk the path I have traveled, live my sorrows, my doubts, my fear, my pain & my laughter... Remember everyone has a story, when u have lived my life then u can judge me.... <BR> <BR> Before you judge me, you better make s... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:19:31 EST Question for thought. If you could remove all of the financial problems in your life, what does your life look like? Dream with me Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:45:33 EST Monday two weeks ago the guy who was cutting our tree fell and broke his arm on our property. he told me not to worry as he had plenty of health and property insurance to cover everything <BR> <BR> i was told just in case to protect ourselves call my insurance company. the adjuster told me everything was fine and nothing would be paid out on on behalf to the contractor <BR> <BR> today I find out from the contractor that his primary policy did not cover all his medical expensives but his health ... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:17:38 EST health benefits of eating celery everyday Has anyone heard about these benefits. I know one thing to be careful with it that celery has the highest sodium content of all the veggies so you have to be careful how much you consume <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-benefits-eating-celery-everyday/ </link> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:52:18 EST 22 Common Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong <BR> <BR> most I am pronouncing right but depending on where you are from you might learn it differently <BR> <BR> <BR> English can be a tricky language, especially when it comes to pronunciation rules. There are a ton of words that you may or may not have been pronouncing wrong. Below are the 22 common words which are always mispronounced. <BR> 1. PIZZA <BR> <BR> Wrong pronunciation : Pi-za <BR> Correct pronunciation : Peet-zuh <BR> 2. PICTURE <BR> <BR> Wrong pronunciation : Pit-cher <... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:10:55 EST what your toe length reveals about your personality <BR> What Your Toe Length Reveals About Your Personality <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Big toe. <BR> If your big toe is longer than the others, it means you're bright and creative. You creatively solve your problems and can easily think outside of the box. You find it difficult to stay focused, however, and tend to abandon projects partway through. <BR> <BR> If it's smaller than the other toes, it indicates pretty much the opposite. You're an effective multitasker but you tend to do things by the ... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:47:33 EST recently finished projects <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ded-baby-wrap </link> <BR> <link><BR>elia-baby-footprint-dishcloth </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:25:07 EST my fitbit is officially dead over the weekend the new fitbit one which was a replacement the company gave me in February. DIED <BR> <BR> it stopped charging even when i tired it on several devices to get it to charge <BR> <BR> called the company and got the answer.. sorry it died but since we gifted it to you it is not under warranty and there fore if you want a new one, we will give you a 20 percent discount on one <BR> <BR> really.. ok.. not a problem. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 19:33:26 EST 10 ways to boost your self confidence <BR> <BR> <BR> How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didn’t really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice. <BR> Simple practices like these don’t just help you physically but also psychologically. Psychologists say that there are many little ways that can instantly help boost self-confidence. Here are some easy tips on how you can do just that... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 18:18:09 EST 10 Principles Of Life: <BR> <BR> <BR> Stop and ask yourself today, "How do I really feel about myself? " Before you answer read these ten principles. <BR> <BR> (1) Never think or speak negatively about yourself; that puts you in disagreement with God. <BR> <BR> (2) Meditate on your God-given strengths and learn to encourage yourself, for much of the time nobody else will. <BR> <BR> (3) Don't compare yourself to anybody else. You're unique, one of a kind, an original. So don't settle for being a copy. <BR> <B... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:42:26 EST wise words from a friend These are not my thoughts but from a friend <BR> <BR> Muhammad Ali's passing makes me realize two things: As good as we are in whatever we do, humility will force us to realize eventually that none of us is good as we think we are. Second, finishing well means so much more than promoting well. <BR> <BR> <BR> May God cause all of us to reflect today on our own mortality, realizing He is good and He is faithful to the end Sat, 4 Jun 2016 19:26:47 EST missing my reunion yesterday was the start of my 40th college reunion which I am not going to because the university that bought the college out still can not find my records which our class president knows are buried in the lost files with lots of other students <BR> <BR> so between the phone calls, emails, letters and people from my class stepping up to assist the university does not seem like it wants me find me. <BR> <BR> this is so sad but life goes on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 12:17:49 EST Thursday has anyone used go fund me and had good results <BR> <BR> I want to do this but i really do not want to use my real name as it is very embarraing to be asking strangers to assist me <BR> <BR> no matter what i do I can not get things together in my life and I am loosing what little mind i have left Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:25:39 EST Hump day thank goodness Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:38:32 EST Tuesday lots went on and just really tired now <BR> <BR> going to enjoy some knitting before bed Tue, 31 May 2016 18:19:58 EST the faithful dog <BR> The Faithful Dog - A Touching Story <BR> Posted: 23 Jan 2016 05:28 AM PST <BR> <BR> <BR> BEAUTIFUL STORY <BR> <BR> There is a story of a woman who had a faithful dog. This dog was so faithful that the woman could leave her baby with it and go out to attend other matters. She always returned to find the child soundly asleep with the dog faithfully watching over him. <BR> <BR> One day something tragic happened. The woman as usual, left the baby in the “hands” of this faithful dog and ... Mon, 30 May 2016 15:43:01 EST sunday dinner made the squacaash receipe from yesterday and we smoked some baby back and beef ribs to do with it.. so good. Sun, 29 May 2016 17:01:24 EST daphne-brogdon/yellow-ears-and-black-eyes-succotash <link><BR>rogdon/yellow-ears-and-black-eyes-succ<BR>otash.html </link> Sat, 28 May 2016 08:31:45 EST it's thursday thats enough lol Thu, 26 May 2016 17:46:08 EST dealing with stress "Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." <BR> -- Mark Twain <BR> Wed, 25 May 2016 10:26:22 EST it takes one to make you want to throw my hands in the air and quit just venting and figuring what to do with this person <BR> Tue, 24 May 2016 12:52:46 EST 5 Signs He’s Serious With You <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In dating world, Men can play cool at first and its hard to know if his serious with you or not, below are signs that he’s really into you a lot, enjoy! <BR> <BR> 1. He calls you Like Every time. <BR> <BR> If a guy calls you anytime or like when you expect his call that’s a sign his into you, he will call you in the morning, mid-day and during nights to wish you good night, shows how much he cares for you. <BR> <BR> 2. He wants to see Like Every time. <BR> <B... Mon, 23 May 2016 14:57:35 EST a strange postcard A doctor was having an affair with his nurse. Shortly afterward, she told him she was pregnant. Not wanting his wife to know, he gave the nurse a sum of money and asked her to go to Italy and have the baby there. <BR> <BR> “But how will I let you know the baby is born?” she asked. He replied, “Just send me a postcard and write ‘spaghetti’ on the back. I’ll take care of expenses.” Not knowing what else to do, the nurse took the money and flew to Italy. <BR> <BR> Six months went by and then o... Sun, 22 May 2016 12:23:53 EST The 4 Wives : An Inspirational Story <BR> <BR> There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. <BR> <BR> He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men. <BR> <BR> He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, a... Fri, 20 May 2016 14:30:50 EST 5 strategies for getting unstuck <link><BR>es-for-Getting-Unstuck </link> Thu, 19 May 2016 06:13:17 EST a bottle of wine A BOTTLE OF WINE <BR> <BR> For all of us who are married, were married, wish <BR> you were married, or wish you weren't married, this <BR> is something to smile about the next time you see a <BR> bottle of wine: <BR> <BR> Sally was driving home from one of her business <BR> trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly <BR> Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. <BR> <BR> As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped <BR> the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like ... Wed, 18 May 2016 10:50:10 EST What i love you means Love is .... Enjoying quiet moments together, Watching the night sky together, Finding happiness with each other, Caring for each other’s feelings, Sleeping in each others arms, Being lazy in bed together, Endless cuddles and snuggles. Sharing dreams and fantasies, Coming back in each other arms after fights, Forgiveness and unconditional support, Holding hands in every stage of life, Emotional and soulful bonding, Growing old together. <BR> <BR> “I love you” means that I accept you for the ... Tue, 17 May 2016 14:38:04 EST after 40 years of marriage <BR> <BR> <BR> One fine day, an old couple around the age of 70 walks into a lawyer’s office. Apparently, they are there to file a divorce. <BR> Lawyer was very puzzled, after having a chat with them, he got their story…. This couple had been quarreling throughout their 40 plus years of marriage. Nothing ever seems to go right. <BR> They hang on because of their children, afraid that it might affect their up-bringing. Now, all their children have already grown up, have their own family, th... Mon, 16 May 2016 21:29:40 EST They all stare bewildered at this man in the locker room. But what he ends up saying, blows everyone <BR> <BR> <BR> A cell phones start ringing in the locker room of a gym. <BR> <BR> A man fresh out of the shower with nothing, but a towel wrapped around his waist, answers. <BR> <BR> The other people in the locker room listen out of curiosity. <BR> <BR> “Hello?” <BR> <BR> “A woman’s voice answers, “Hi baby, it’s me. <BR> <BR> Are you at the gym?” <BR> <BR> “Yep.” <BR> <BR> “So I am just doing a little shopping and found this amazing leather coat. It only costs $1500 – such a steal. ... Sun, 15 May 2016 11:14:14 EST Friday the 13th yesterday i played my normal 1.00 lottery ticket and for some reason I did not use my son's birthday of the 22nd but instead filled in the 21st <BR> <BR> checked this morning and with the 21st i won one dollar. <BR> <BR> when to cash it in and get another one but for some reason I picked up the wrong form and filled it in. Did not know this until the cashier asked me for an additional dollar. <BR> <BR> so we shall see if my accident brings me luck. <BR> <BR> still waiting now for a retu... Fri, 13 May 2016 17:35:57 EST Thursday it feels like the longest day in a long time <BR> <BR> my husband went in late so we had an extra 90 minutes of sleep. which meant we did not have to get up until 5 am. actually he got that because i just could not sleep. <BR> <BR> a good friend and i messaged for a while last night and all the time I was just getting ready to nod off. when we discounted I closed out the computer and actually fell asleep for a bit then I was up a bit after midnight which gave me about an hours sleep ... Thu, 12 May 2016 13:29:55 EST Wi-Fi: A Silent Killer That Kills Us Slowly <BR> <BR> Nowadays, everyone is addicted to the internet and the revolution of Wi-Fi network made it possible for us to use internet whenever we want and wherever we go. <BR> Eventhough the company producing the mobile phone as well as Wi-Fi routers has to follow certain norms in order to make these devices harmful for our health, we are not completely sure if it’s totally safe to use it. Look in details what impact the wireless device and Wi-Fi routers have on our health. <BR> WI-FI: A SIL... Wed, 11 May 2016 11:19:45 EST How would you have reacted to this <link><BR>is-father-discovered-his-17-year-old-d<BR>aughter-2/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_med<BR>ium=CPC&utm_campaign=sharedgfg </link> Tue, 10 May 2016 08:20:20 EST It Will Take Just 1 Minute to Read this Story, But It Will Change Your Thinking! Sometimes life can be tough, and it is easy to focus on the negative. However, those who are true to the positive and joys of life will see this story for what it really is — The true way we should view life and all its wonders. <BR> <BR> Read the story below and let it change your thinking about life! <BR> <BR> <BR> Two men are seriously ill and in the same hospital room. For an hour each day, the nurses would let the man closest to the room’s only window sit up in order to help drain the... Mon, 9 May 2016 11:16:49 EST the new mothers day shawl <link><BR>hers-day-kal </link> Knit with cotton yarn and done in 4 days <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> changed the bind off from a standard one to a picot loop pattern <BR> <img src=""> ... Sun, 8 May 2016 17:50:03 EST A planting I will go that is the plan for today <BR> <BR> also figured out last night when my real estate agent moved our sign two years ago our st joseph statue did not get moved.. perhaps that is something I need to do today Sat, 7 May 2016 11:38:41 EST it's friday long day.. but got a lot done Fri, 6 May 2016 22:31:47 EST