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3/23/14 6:30 P

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stayed home yesterday so no compliments


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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3/23/14 5:09 P

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3/21 listened to someone I didn't want to talk to
3/22 many compliments
3/23 supportive to friend who lost father. will post.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/23/14 5:09 P

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Wow-this week really showed me how much I am not having human contact. I guess I am more house-bound than I realized. Hard to pay it forward when you don't see or talk to folks.

Yesterday I did get to go and visit my friends and their new baby girl, Victoria, so had the opportunity to interact with some great people and let them know how great they are doing and how sweet their little girl is.



Dee--- Georgia USA

You cannot reach your goal without a plan. It's like trying to reach your destination without a map or directions.

People say God is their co-pilot...unfortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.


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3/22/14 6:34 A

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compliment left for two friends :) (Fri-Sat)

Edited by: LATACHUELA at: 3/22/2014 (06:34)
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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,985
3/22/14 3:32 A

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complimented someone on being extra helpful
posted on someone's blog


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/21/14 8:01 P

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Worked hard to be patient with others and not let my grumpy self color my day. So far it seems that others are benefiting from my effort. emoticon

Dee--- Georgia USA

You cannot reach your goal without a plan. It's like trying to reach your destination without a map or directions.

People say God is their co-pilot...unfortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.


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3/21/14 7:13 A

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Last night I really listened to an old friend. She had had an awful day & just needed a supportive ear.
Really liking this challenge!

Anita
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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,985
3/21/14 6:15 A

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complimented someone on job well done
sent goodie and message


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/20/14 3:40 P

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Took a moment to thank the wonderful folks at the doctor's office today-they have been helpful and very supportive during my ankle recovery. Can't be easy to deal with us grumpy folks all day who want to be 100% back to normal yesterday! emoticon

Dee--- Georgia USA

You cannot reach your goal without a plan. It's like trying to reach your destination without a map or directions.

People say God is their co-pilot...unfortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,985
3/20/14 4:46 A

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complimented lady at shopping centre. will post.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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3/20/14 1:49 A

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Thursday - Shoutout to a member :]

•LaTachuela•


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3/20/14 1:42 A

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I have left a compliment for Tuesday and Wednesday to two sparkpeople members. emoticon

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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,037
3/19/14 11:10 P

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complimented. will post.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/19/14 8:30 P

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i came home sick today, and have spent the day sniffling. Am reading spark pages and making comments tonight.

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3/19/14 1:54 P

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Complimented two customer service reps I had to deal with today over the phone-both did a great job in addressing my problem and working on a solution-so nice to have people listen and I was not looking forward to dealing with the companies over the phone-they really made the experience not so painful and left me hopeful that this problem has a resolution.
Will look for ways to continue paying it forward the rest of the day.

Dee--- Georgia USA

You cannot reach your goal without a plan. It's like trying to reach your destination without a map or directions.

People say God is their co-pilot...unfortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.


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3/19/14 10:12 A

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I just came back to SparkPeople, and am just seeing this challenge, but I will make up for the day I missed today. Have a fantastic day, everyone!

Forgive yourself and move on.

"If you have (love), you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have." - Sir James M. Barrie

"God give me the courage to love with an open heart." - India.Arie


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3/19/14 6:58 A

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I left some comments on some blogs this morning. I'm really going to try to "pay it forward" while doing errands today. I especially want to be encouraging & supportive to my two little boys who will be with me all day cooped up in the car! If we can't be nice to our immediate family, what good is it???

Anita
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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,985
3/19/14 3:33 A

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complimented someone on organising group to come from Simgapore [does not work for travel agency]. wll post on blog or send goodie.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 15,037
3/18/14 7:01 P

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today I complimented someone's self confidence. she felt good.
will go look at sparkpage.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/18/2014 (19:01)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/18/14 5:59 P

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I enjoy reading different spark pages, and have left comments on them today. Will work on compliments tomorrow.

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3/18/14 2:47 P

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emoticon What a great challenge! So often I get busy with everyday stuff, that I don't take the time to consider others and how their day might be unfolding-I look forward to this challenge and hope it will help to realign my focus.

Dee--- Georgia USA

You cannot reach your goal without a plan. It's like trying to reach your destination without a map or directions.

People say God is their co-pilot...unfortunately, I know how I drive so I have made Him my pilot. It seems the wiser choice.


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3/18/14 9:47 A

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Great Challenge - especially for me right now.

Tues. - read a blog & posted a positive note & left a goodie on her spark page.
Wed. - read a blog, posted a comment - subscribed to blog - very encouraging to read.
Thurs - while shopping, thanked the cashier on being kind and understanding.
Fri. - told a friend at work she was doing a great job
Sat. - read a blog, and left a goodie.


Edited by: SARAS3 at: 3/22/2014 (21:23)
There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.

You have not failed until you quit trying!!


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3/18/14 9:21 A

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Well, in the almost 5 years I've been Team Leader, this is the very first time I've missed posting the new Challenge on the Sunday prior or the Monday of. I'm sorry about that, guys. And, I'm going to say, let's look on the bright said and say that you've had a Monday off! Did you enjoy it? emoticon

We are now at that point in the month for a "Motivational/Self Esteem" Mini-Challenge. Don't lose focus on your exercise and healthy eating though! This is to focus on our "inner selves" and get things going in the right direction along with your bodies!

So, this is "Pass It Forward" Week.

A friend told me something really important a few years ago and I STILL repeat it to myself and others. It was: "We wouldn't care so much about what other people thought of us if we realized how little they do." You see, most people are worried about what THEY look like doing something to worry about what YOU look like. Since everyone is worried about themselves, that leaves no one left to look at you!

What an empowering thought! If I could conduct myself as if no one was looking, what would that look like?

What I DO know is that I always feel good about ME when I am focused outside myself; when I'm 'sending it out there' and showing my concern and appreciation for others. Read: When it's NOT all about ME!

Funny how that works, right? Yet, encouraging others and trying always to be kind helps me stay less self-absorbed, less self-focused and broadens my world away from myself and the "me me me's".

So, this week, I'm going to ask you to step out of your world just a little in order to pass some of the good stuff forward. The last few times we've done this MC, it had some surprising results! Some team members even pledge to continue their efforts. Let's see how you feel about it!

The MC comes in two parts.
Part One: Give a Shout Out!
Go out onto the member Sparkpages and simply read the page or their blog and leave a comment. You may add your personal comment of encouragement, a shout out to a fellow team member, or 'dial up' a complete stranger! Make it interesting, make new friends, make it FUN!

You can either use the search feature in the SparkPages section to find someone with whom you might have something in common perhaps or simply read the latest blogs listed on the front page of the Mini-Challenge Team. Pass your courage, your strength, your 'tude on to others and see how it comes back to you ten-fold.

Part Two: Practice Random Acts of Compliments!
If you see someone who is maybe wearing something you think looks great on them or if you spot someone whose eyeglass frames look just terrific on them, shout them out a compliment. Don't be shy. It will be appreciated, I guarantee it!

A few weeks ago, one of the dance instructors at the place I go to social dance came up to me and said that several of the gentlemen told her they loved dancing with me and that I was a good follower. Wow! THAT made me feel wonderful. It boosted my self confidence!

Later that evening, I told one of the new guys how great he was doing and that he had good rhythm. I had Passed It Forward!

It feeds our self-esteem to receive but it also bolsters our own confidence when we give without expecting in return. It's MAGIC!

So, for each part of the MC, complete it for at least 4 days of the 6 the MC is in effect. That means you'll be doing Part One at least 5 times and Part Two at least 5 times.

I promise you, you WILL feel good if you do this. :) Who's ready?

Hugs ya'll,
L.

"Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things." -Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor

"Do or do not. There is not try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has a genius in it!" - Goethe


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