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7/29/08 2:11 A

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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

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7/29/08 12:01 A

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Your welcome Anita. Always a pleasure to share thought.

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7/28/08 1:11 A

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I just wanted to stop by to commend both of you guys for some great posting this evening, I spent a very enjoyable time reading them all. Thank you very much for taking the time away from your lives to share all this with our team!

Special hugs xoxo :)

Anita

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7/27/08 9:49 P

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There are people in our area that had an arch like structure in their garden and they added Christmas theme to it and each year they added more theme to it. So many people go to see it. They only did this to bring joy to their neighbours at Cristmas it started to ennoy the neighbours as it got to busy and noisy. They started a donation to a childrens cancer unit so everyone is happy again as it now has a purpose and brings joy to even more. A happy ending.

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7/27/08 9:33 P

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I am reminded that I had a large tree fall in my front yard during a wet and windy storm. This winter I trimmed the branches off of the tree except for the very top; the tree is still alive. I liked the arch that was formed by the tree and I was inspired to create a Christmas decoration by placing metal reindeer and I fashioned a sleigh to be pulled by the reindeer. I placed lights on it and it made a beautiful addition to my front yard. The tree is still there, it looks a bit like a dragon coming out of the earth. I propped the tree up with a stump so that it was stable, so now it is this beautiful horizontal design element in my front yard.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/27/08 9:23 P

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Congratulations Anita. I also like all the bits about the tree's. Tree's fallen in the forest are so beautiful I have one in my neighbours garden it is over 80 feet tall now laying over a pond it provides a wonderful bridge and resting place for one to dangle your feet and admire the beauty of its surroundings. In all its glory you can feel its beautiful energy. This tree provides much pleasure for all the neighbours who dare to explore to find her. Thanks to this wonderful neighbour who allow's this to happen on his property. Thanks to all the wonderful neighbours we have.

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7/25/08 12:40 A

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Thank you so much guys *She takes a bow and blushes* emoticon emoticon emoticon

You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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7/24/08 10:08 P

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Amen CHAN, I agree, She is inspiring.

emoticon emoticon emoticon Anita. Thank you for all you have done.
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Edited by: FISHINGLADY66 at: 7/24/2008 (22:07)
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7/22/08 12:29 A

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Welcome to the Community Team! Now you can "officially" do what you have always done naturally. You are a great asset to the community!
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Edited by: CHANETC at: 7/22/2008 (00:27)
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/22/08 12:13 A

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Well I went and did it. Thank you again for the encouragement and for always finding a way to make people feel good, (me included) :) emoticon

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Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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7/21/08 9:00 P

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When a tree falls in a forest it provides a habitat for all sorts of life. Even as it decomposes, it returns nutrients to the soil, and new life begins. So even if no one hears the tree, it still provides benefits that are subtle, but still very important.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Community Team member, just click on the Community Team symbol next to this message and it will take you to a page that will explain what it is all about and provides links to join. The only commitment is to do what you already do. You are an ideal candidate!
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Edited by: CHANETC at: 7/21/2008 (21:02)
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/21/08 6:32 P

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You are WAY TOO KIND guys and I really do appreciate you vote of confidence, I don't even know how to do that and it's not really important to me. My real satisfaction comes from knowing that I've been able to help someone in some way, I guess that's why I enjoy the feedback or when someone leaves a comment on my website, it gives me joy knowing I've been of help, but like you've told me before, "If a tree falls in the middle of a forest and nobody is around to witness it, does it make a sound?"


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7/21/08 5:02 P

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I Second that Chan.
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7/21/08 4:31 P

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Anita,
You of all people should be a Community Team Member, because of the selfless way that you contribute to SparkPeople with no thought of reward. You already do everything that is required for membership. I just joined and I assumed that you were too. I just want to know that your contributions are appreciated.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/21/08 4:25 P

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Thank you so much for posting this beautiful article Chan, of course you know I couldn't agree with it more. Have a fantastic day enjoying our amazing San Diego weather emoticon emoticon

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7/21/08 12:49 P

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July 21, 2008
Remembering the Moment
Enjoying Life
Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience each leaf that falls to the ground, sometimes we get so attached to reaching our goals that we don’t pay attention to the wonder all around us. When we do that, we live in a world that exists only in our heads, while we miss life itself. There is so much to be enjoyed and appreciated that we need to remember to pay attention to the present moment, because it is the only space in which we can experience being alive.

We learn from our past, but dwelling on it keeps us from being fully present to life in the moment. We create our lives with our thoughts, but focusing so firmly on our imagined future keeps us from co-creating with the universe, so we might never allow ourselves to live our dreams as they manifest. It’s possible to be so happy and comfortable in our inner worlds that we lose touch with the business of life. We may enjoy spending large portions of time in meditation, or focused on our thoughts.

Life must be attended to, and if we are wise, we can enjoy it at the same time. We can awaken ourselves to the moment we are living right now by taking a deep breath and simply looking around. In doing so, we refocus our attention to our location in the real world. Then we can learn to appreciate the process of working toward our goals as much as their attainment. Balancing ourselves between the present moment and eternity, we can experience and enjoy the full range of reality available to us as spiritual beings living on earth.

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"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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