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  • What makes you awesome?

    2/12/2015 5:20:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I asked kids to fill in this little card, but today, ask yourself the questi... Read more

  • Faith and optimism

    2/11/2015 5:27:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is my choice to loos up, and see the good In my circumstances, In the we... Read more

  • listening

    2/10/2015 5:35:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I just need to still myself, and listen~ to God's voice of reassurance telling me that all will be fine! to the voices of joy ar... Read more

  • A different Retirement Journey

    2/9/2015 5:53:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    My plans were solid before the house fire and the divorce. I am a part-time teacher with no job benefits. At 59, I am still searching for the fu... Read more

  • Family functional workouts

    2/8/2015 5:31:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Winter is a time of "functional family workouts". They used to be called chores, but that word has little appeal. This week, between the woodpil... Read more

  • The Habit of Happiness

    2/7/2015 5:44:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Developing the habit of happiness Happiness takes time, and is often inconvenient. There is always so much work to do, lessons to write, house... Read more

  • Carnie Wilson Quote

    2/6/2015 8:46:55 PM, by IMAVISION

    252 I do 304... Read more

  • Head Hunger

    2/6/2015 5:41:47 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Having a fairly good day today, save wanting to eat everything in sight! Or out of sight for that matter. (nibbles on the computer, but decides... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/6/2015 8:00:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time the other day,when the company treated our department to lunch. i was able to make healthy choices,too. i found out last night... Read more

  • The Best Day of my LIFE!

    2/6/2015 5:24:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a late start at school. While doing outside recess before school, a 6 year old girl came running over to me; "Mrs. Stetser, today ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/5/2015 8:31:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    today, at work, our department is going out for lunch. it is the company's treat. so i remembered to not make a lunch to take with me to work tod... Read more

  • Sitting at school...

    2/5/2015 6:41:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I made it to school with no problem this morning. The problem is that I am here 2 hours early. We have a 2 hour delay, and the decision... Read more

  • A Binge and Then?

    2/5/2015 4:03:17 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Friends of mine binge and ask me what I do. I often give the same answer. Here is a latest reply: You're still punishing yourself. Still o... Read more

  • Relighting a dead Spark

    2/4/2015 6:20:11 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have had literally no Spark for months. I've even been kicked off of a team I used to lead. I want it back, but I don't know how.... Read more

  • A Social Networking App That I May Actually Like (RAOK/Pay it Forward)

    2/4/2015 1:03:08 PM, by CYBRARYCARD

    Honestly, I've tried social networks, MySpace, Facebook, Google Plus. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/4/2015 8:49:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel much better today than i did yesterday. my daughter is enjoying school these days. i am making more progress with both of my courses. all ... Read more

  • Sunshine

    2/4/2015 5:20:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Do you want to make someone else's day! Let the sunshine from within. Toda... Read more

  • Tracking, Yoga, and More Sleep!

    2/3/2015 7:06:22 PM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I am feeling better. Why? I am tracking what I eat, which always brings me into line within a few days. Healthier food choices. Fewer Calories. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/3/2015 8:13:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a bit better than i did yesterday,so i will go into work today. i had time on the weekend to organize more of my clothes, so i know w... Read more

  • See it again, for the very first time!

    2/3/2015 5:42:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, allow yourself to be amazed be the beauty and wonder of this world. S... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/2/2015 8:39:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i woke up this morning with a runny nose, coughing and feeling sore in many places. if i do not feel better in about an hour, i will not go into ... Read more

  • Summits

    2/2/2015 5:57:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Climbing to the summit of monadnock is not much different than making the film about it. Read more

  • An Honest Assessment

    2/1/2015 5:18:36 PM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I weighed in at 263 today. First time on my new scale - my previous one was old and new batteries didn't seem to work. Worse yet, my former husba... Read more

  • Good attitudes and long commitments

    2/1/2015 5:11:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    A cold, hard winter can be a lot like a long commitment. Sometimes you have... Read more

  • Praying for commitment.

    1/31/2015 2:40:01 PM, by KAYEGURL08

    Hey, I'm back. Is anyone still here? I feel like I have been hiding underground out of embarrassment. I just don't seem to be ab... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/31/2015 2:13:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I are spending some time at the local library today. then we are going for a walk. I need to get some necessities at the grocery ... Read more

  • There is no "try"

    1/31/2015 5:59:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things in life that we must succeed at. Maybe we can't do it all today, But we can take one small step forward. Read more

  • It's all in your head...

    1/30/2015 9:07:35 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Your mind is behind your success- Believe and achieve! Usually it's the thought that we can't do it, that stops us. When those thoughts occ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is suppos... Read more

  • Birthday Friends!

    1/30/2015 5:34:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a friend who I share a birthdate with. Philip is 93 this year! I am 59! Every year we take the time to enjoy a meal together and... Read more

  • Balance Your Lifestyle- Don't So Hard You Quit

    1/29/2015 10:35:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It is hard to eat whole foods all of the time, especially if you aren't home. I find myself compromising outside of my house and sometimes in my... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow late... Read more

  • #59 today!

    1/29/2015 5:35:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my birthday! What a special day of work, play and seeing friends! God gives each one of us a day to know that we are unique and spec... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,schoo... Read more

  • Mistakes are like the snow in my dirveway...

    1/28/2015 5:45:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mistakes are like the snow in my driveway- either I can take the time to fix... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say ch... Read more

  • By Request-How to make Sweater Mittens

    1/27/2015 5:23:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Making mittens takes a little practice to get it right. 1. Start by making a fleece liner with a pattern that you can buy at a fabric store l... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me t... Read more

  • Never quit

    1/26/2015 5:39:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some times I make more progress. Even on the hard days, put one foot I. Front of the other. ... Read more

  • And Sunday

    1/25/2015 3:06:28 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    One of the handiest tools I bought at the restaurant supply store turned out to be one of the ones I initially paid the least attention to. ... Read more

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