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It's been almost a year since I wrote a blog.
Friday, January 15, 2016      8 comments

My 2016 goal is a S.M.A.R.T. one. Specific: I will feel joy by stopping the habit of complaining. Off to a good start: a rubber band around my wrist was snapped sharply when I started to whine about a minor ache. That got my attention. I f... Read more
Moving the right direction.
Friday, January 17, 2014      4 comments

Weighing in showed me down one more pound. I'm so grateful the scale is going the right direction. Hip hip hooray. Getting ready for the Seahawks to play this coming Sunday. Even though I'm in AZ I'll be the 12 man representative down h... Read more
Freedom from Orthopedic Surgeon
Thursday, January 09, 2014      6 comments

I am THRILLED! Yesterday I had my hopefully final visit with my wonderful orthopedic surgeon. He saved my life & I love him but never want to see him again. He told me to do activities that I enjoy (dancing is mine) & unless some sudden pain ... Read more
At Last...I can hear Etta James singing as I typed this.
Saturday, January 04, 2014      10 comments

This was a sunflower grown from seed in my back yard. It's amazing that it grew at all. We planted it late & had to rely on other people to water it for much of the year. ... Read more
Autumn leaves
Monday, September 24, 2012      6 comments

There are no Autumn leaves where I live in the desert & it's difficult to think about Fall when the temperature is still over 100 degrees. It's supposed to drop to 99 this coming week & I confess I'm ready for the cooler days. However I wo... Read more
Quotes to keep myself going
Saturday, September 22, 2012      10 comments

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." - Les Brown "There won't be a day that goes by that you won't want to quit, so think of a goal you can use to remind yourself every... Read more
Back on track for 8 days
Friday, September 21, 2012      8 comments

I haven't been on SparkPeople during the summer. I have only been back on track for 8 days. Welcome to my new Spark Friends & thanks for the goodies & comments left in my absence. I had my eye surgery a week ago. Today I'm pretty swo... Read more
Quotes to fan the Spark
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      6 comments

“Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”-James Baldwin “The future turns out to be something that you mak... Read more
2-19-12 SparkGuy says:
Monday, February 20, 2012      9 comments

SparkGuy says: 'You get one shot at life. Grab it and take control of your destiny starting today!" Fortunately I've been seizing the moment each day & doing just that! What a cyber-cartwheel moment. ... Read more
All that matters is that you outperform your past self.
Saturday, February 04, 2012      5 comments

"At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it."-Thich Nhat Hahn Do you look at others you perceive to have achieved beyond your current level & envy them? If so, this might mean you ... Read more
Just photo encouragement
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      13 comments

You can provide The sky is the limit. Let your dreams lift you up. You have to look closely to see t... Read more
Modified cleansing diet & self-pity
Saturday, January 28, 2012      9 comments

I suppose I could throw a pity party but I'm the only one who would attend. Besides, what does self-pity accomplish? I'm on a modified cleansing diet to help clear out my system from the damage done by the antibiotic I took for two weeks... Read more
TGIF Today God is First!
Friday, January 27, 2012      5 comments

TGIF Thank God It's Friday or Today God is First! "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."- William Shakespeare ... Read more
Today who is in charge?
Thursday, January 26, 2012      8 comments

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To You, Love God is one of my subscriptions
Monday, January 23, 2012      7 comments

Today it was so timely & appropriate as to where I am. "As you move through life, sometimes it feels good to take a moment to survey where you are and hold your position. This allows you to celebrate where you are, consider your next move,... Read more

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