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"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."~~Margaret Thatcher



If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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That is absolutely beautiful. I plan to send it to a friend who is struggling in another area of life. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story! emoticon

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Thank you for this story. I have been doing really good this past week at exercise and tracking my food but I know that there will come a time when I can't seem to make myself do it and I want to remember this story for that time.

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thank you for sharing this story. I really needed that!

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To the one who said stop giving up... Ouch, but thank you and so true!

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whatever your inspiration, whatever wind under your wings , keep it always with you.

Heres one that I love:

A story called never give up:


One day I decided to quit… I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality… I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” His answer surprised me… “Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”

“Yes”, I replied. When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

He said. “In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.”

In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. “I would not quit.” He said.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.”

He said to me. “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots.” “I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you.


“Don’t compare yourself to others ..” He said. ” The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern … Yet, they both make the forest beautiful.

“Your time will come, ” God said to me. ” You will rise high! ” How high should I rise?” I asked. How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return. “As high as it can? ” I questioned. ” Yes. ” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can. ”

I left the forest and bring back this story. I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. He will never give up on you. Never regret a day in your life.

Good days give you happiness. Bad days give you experiences. Both are essential to life. A happy and meaningful life requires our continuous input and creativity. It does not happen by chance. It happens because of our choices and actions. And each day we are given new opportunities to choose and act and, in doing so, we create our own unique journey.”

Keep going… Happiness keeps you Sweet,

Trials keep you Strong,

Sorrows keep you Human,

Failures keep you humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only God keeps You Going!

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Be kind to yourself! We're human, mistakes happen. Focus on the positives, learn from but don't dwell on any negatives.

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If you fall of the wagon reach up grab a hand and jump back on

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it's always darkest just before dawn

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind!

Discipline is doing now what I don't want to do, so I can do later what I do want to do!


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If you're tired of starting over stop giving up




If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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You are worth it!

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You can do anything you put your mind to!

Where your mind goes energy flows

God is my strength and my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid



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Someday is not a day of the week

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill



"Enjoy life. Think of all the women who passed up dessert on the Titanic." -anonymous


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You Are Strong!
You Can Do This!
They will grow Up and Have Children Some day and You will get to sit back and laugh!
You are Doing this for you!!!

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. i'll always be with you "Winnie Th Pooh"


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YOU are a good parent! emoticon
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Have a great week end, prepare now!
What are you doing this week end?




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You are worth every effort, so reward each accomplishment!

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You are amazing, strong, confident, and so much stronger than you were yesterday!! I am proud of you!!

*Terrie*
Decide.Commit.Succeed.


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YOU ARE NOT TIRED! KEEP DIGGING! DON'T GIVE UP!


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You are strong. You are beautiful. You can do this!

Never settle for less than you deserve!


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Dont give up, you CAN do this emoticon

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Live your life because it's worth living!

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You are an awesome person. You make the world a better place just because you are in it.

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Reward yourself for "small" goals, like working out this week, or drinking your water today.

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TRUE STORY:

I was going through one of those diffucult life times; I kept asking GOD, "Why?...Why?
Why?" For weeks that was my only conversation. I became increasingly fustrated and angry. Then I just got honest and said " GOD how come you wont answer me?''
I was shocked when His reply was "Why do you keep letting the devil force you to ask me a question I will never answer?" It was right then and there that I realized the torment and anguish was all my making. I was making me miserable, fustrated and angry. So the moral of the story?
Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ The asnwer has been with YOU all along!

have a great week.
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Men's best successes come after their disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher

Without inspiration, the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.~~Johann Gottfried Von Herder


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It may seem hard right now, be encouraged to know that you can succeed at whatever goal you set out to accomplish, we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us! God bless!

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abrandnewme, LOVED the promise!

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I've said this before, but it's worth repeating.....remember that you are already beautiful!

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Give yourself a non-food reward for logging in today, or drinking your water, or working out.

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~ Helen Keller

Have a DARING adventure today!

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.. in response to dreams.

Q.) Do you know the best way to make your dreams come true?






A.) By waking up!

hahaha, OK I'm awake already!
thanks y'all

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You can google famous quotes by person.
Hellen Keller, is so inspirational, I am in awe of her gracious and humble words. How loud a voice from someone blind and deaf. In no way disabled. I am inspired by her life but look at these words:

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief
duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and
noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of
its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each
honest worker."
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
US blind & deaf educator

Here's another one

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we
look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which
has been opened for us." Helen Keller

Let's pile up our little pushes for each other, together we'll move mountains!
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In order to focus on the positive it is helpful to write down a gratitude list. emoticon

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There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream! :)

Wishing YOU great success in your goals!


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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

Born to shop, forced to cook.

Challenges are what make life interesting;overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Be your best friend and love yourself as much as you can.

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I liked it also

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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I LOVED the note you shared on "My Promise to my children"! Thanks for the encouragement! I am going to post this on my Facebook so my Son can read it.

My encouragement is... Anyone can eat an ELEPHANT...one bite at a time!

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Look at each day as a new beginning!



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Fall down 7 times, get up 8. Keep moving forward however works for you.

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Now is a perfect time to get back on track!

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare -- Japanese Proverb


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Do it now, tomorrow may not come!!

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We spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us ...but what we forget is that paths are made by walking, not by waiting.

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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Look for the positive in each day.... even if it's the fact that if you are able to read this post you are still alive and able to move forward!

Resolute Hawk ~ Mary Lou
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Happy New Year everyone and we can do this!!

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Happy New Year Everyone

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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Hope the New Year renewed your Spark! emoticon

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