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My GG co-leader Eva posted this on our wall, and it tickled me, so I wanted to share:

Toot your Horn Tuesday! because if you don't toot your own horn you'll remain in a perpetual state of untootiness.

I'm a firm believer in cheering on others emoticon *and* tooting one's horn emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/15/14 10:13 P

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Found this on another team's quote thread, and really liked it:

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.
— Carl Jung

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/15/14 10:08 P

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emoticon This huddle made me smile:

MRS_EVA_K says: Move it and groove it 2day in your own special way

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/12/14 9:00 P

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Got this from a emoticon on another team:

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
― Maya Angelou

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/19/14 11:59 P

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Another great quote from the picture gallery of a new emoticon Janaya2424: "The pursuit of excellence is gratifying & healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic & a terrible waste of time." -- Edwin Bliss

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/18/14 9:22 P

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"Do something that your future self will be thankful for." -- an anonymous quote in the picture gallery of a new Spark Friend, OBRYNH. Check out her page for another great pic: 10 to Zen. It's too long to transcribe here, but profound and funny. Thanks, Robin! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/24/13 8:47 P

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The same GG emoticon offered this today:

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.— Thich Nhat Hanh

To which I replied, Oh my, that is profound. If we did more things reverently and mindfully, what all might change?

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/18/13 10:36 P

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EnchantedBroom from my GG team shared this a few days ago:

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."— Laozi

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/15/13 9:17 A

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

As ever and always,
Robbin

Keep believing in yourself. Be your own #1 fan. Make one good choice each day for You. You deserve it. Be kind to yourself.

Let's cheer for each other through triumphs and carry each other through sorrow.


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11/11/13 1:35 P

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From my emoticon ROSALIEESTHER:

It's not a race. It's not a race. It's not a race.

Great reminder, always! emoticon emoticon emoticon The import thing is the forward motion, not the speed.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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8/11/13 8:36 P

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From Anni, a emoticon on the GGs: Regard Heaven as your Father, Earth as your Mother, and All That Lives as your Brother and Sister. — Native American Wisdom


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/24/13 10:24 P

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On a church message board, a block from my chiropractor:

"Live your life as is, not as if"

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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From Audrey Hepburn, : ' nothing is impossible,, Hell the very word spells, Im possible. "

RuthAnn;

" Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

Its your life Take control of it.


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4/26/13 10:47 A

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Here's a great (& short) blog by our own JinLynn, sharing 5 Lessons in Life from Dr. Seuss:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I like them so much, I plan to share one each day in my status. emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/17/13 11:34 P

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From a emoticon -StarryEyed- today on the GG team:

"I focus on the freedom of running and not the terror of my vulnerability when I'm alone on the path. Putting my foot out the door and saying no to fear is my way of honoring Boston."

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/6/13 10:46 A

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On the team leaders huddle wall:

LABRATIAM says:“Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.”

So let's choose to make changes positive.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/5/13 11:56 P

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Ronni's status from yesterday; I don't know if the quote is hers or another's:
PLAYBLUES22 "Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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I so needed to hear this staus from my dear emoticon : PLAYBLUES22 "When something negative hits you like a ton of bricks, just smile and move on. Do not live in that moment for a long time because whatever you think is big, is probably small in the big picture."

Oh, yeah! Something akin to Don't let the turkeys get you down. emoticon I have to admit I've been letting that happen at work.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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2/15/13 12:33 P

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Good huddle on the Team Leaders team wall: KNYAGENYA says: Don't let the scale decide your mood!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/28/13 10:59 P

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From another GG, Anni: "Life is too short to spend on negative thoughts, ideas, actions or just anything negative." Amen to that! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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I love this quote from my GG co-leader!

MRS_EVA_K "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/6/13 2:46 P

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Great huddle from one of my fellow GGs: Be yourself!! It's the best medicine for YOU!!!!!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/30/12 12:33 P

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Check out Jineane's blog Dead Last:
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My favorite of the 3 images she shares is the top one, from whence the title comes, featuring a fabulous quote: "Dead Last is greater than Did Not Finish which trumps Did Not Start"!

Funny and wise! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/29/12 8:18 P

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I really like this status quote from a Spark Friend: RED-INK56 "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress, you are still ahead of everyone who isn't trying." Unknown

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/25/12 8:45 P

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I'm huddling sorta late on Christmas Day, and like this message: Your greatest gift--healthy & nurturing choices!

I do believe that the best gift we can give ourselves is to make better choices for our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We don't have to be perfect, just keep taking those babysteps in a positive direction, and watch ourselves make progress toward our goals.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/21/12 1:02 A

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Anni, one of my fellow GGs wrote "Don't let the season get you too busy to take time for yourself. If you don't take time for yourself, how can you be there for others?"

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/22/12 8:50 P

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A cute huddle on the Team Leader team wall (on Thanksgiving):

68ANNE says: Eat (a bit), Drink (a little) and be merry (a lot)! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/18/12 12:09 P

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Found this with the link to the Chopra Day 14 meditation on dharma:

"Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/15/12 10:17 A

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Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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11/15/12 9:41 A

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From a friend on another team, a little seasonal humor, and a good reminder on the day of our annual Turkey Feed at work:

"It's not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it's the seconds. ~Unknown

Hoping Thanksgiving won't leave you wobbling after gobbling!'

Thanks, BeccaBoo! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Another gem from one of my favorite Wise Women on this site, PLAYBLUES22:

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."

emoticon advice!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/9/12 11:57 P

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Wonderful!

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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11/9/12 9:34 P

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Enjoyed DawnWaterWoman's new blog (see her frequent huddle below), & found this quote on her page as the final comment about her program:

"Stay active on SP finding & sharing motivation. Stay honest & positive while letting go of shame."

What an empowering sentiment!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Wonderful, and so true!

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Thanks for sharing!

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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11/4/12 2:48 P

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Courage doesn't always have to roar, sometimes courage is the small voice at the end of the day which says, 'I'll try again tomorrow' ~ Marianne Williamson

"Life is about process, not stasis. We are processes, not things. We constantly change, even when we resist, even when we think we are stuck...Stuckness is an illusion" ~ Jessica Macbeth


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10/29/12 6:36 P

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Good one!

Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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Sometimes I go on the team leaders business team just to earn another huddle point emoticon & glad I did today, so I can share this simple, yet profound, statement:

DAWNWATERWOMAN says: LOVE YOURSELF HEALTHY TODAY!

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/26/12 10:09 P

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PLAYBLUES22 Don't exchange what you want the most for what you want right now.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/22/12 11:09 A

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"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light."

Helen Keller


Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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10/22/12 11:05 A

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"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."

Helen Keller



Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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"Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone."

Kurt Vonnegut

This man went through so much in his life, and still came out the other end of it okay. Plus, he wrote some great books, too. :)


Try harder--in everything that you do!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'" --Kurt Vonnegut



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10/19/12 11:23 P

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emoticon quote:

MRS_EVA_K Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive – Howard Thurman.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/17/12 11:07 P

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Wonderful status quote from another awesome emoticon :

PLAYBLUES22 Having a rough day? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That's called purpose. You're alive for reason. Don't give up.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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10/16/12 10:38 A

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A great quote on my feed from emoticon Maggie275: "Grace never comes late."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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9/15/12 12:05 P

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Another great one from Eva, my GG co-leader, on her status recently:

MRS_EVA_K Remembering although many things may guide me, I choose my own fate, my own life. Today I choose a healthy, happy life.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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9/8/12 4:38 P

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When I visited RosalieEsther's page to thank her for a great huddle (on the BB team), I saw a great status quote: Your past mistakes are there to guide you, not to define you.

As an incest survivor, I would also say "Your past is there to guide you, not to define you".

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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8/22/12 10:02 A

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From a comment on LovingSherry's blog, "Exercising should be about rewarding the body with endorphins and strength, not about punishing yourself for what you've eaten."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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I found a cool Spark Page www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CA
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OK1260#comments
for the woman I quoted in my status this morning. She has this clever program summary of Eat less CRAP & Eat more FOOD, where each of the letters stands for something. I don't remember them all, but C = carbonated drinks, P = processed foods, F = fruits & vegetables, D = drink more water. It's funny and basic good advice. You have to select the read more about her link to read it all. Enjoy!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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7/11/12 10:45 A

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From Eva's Create Yourself blog:

"Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself." ~~ George Bernard Shaw

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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7/3/12 10:44 P

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I saw this in the advertiser's box, and had to copy the slogan:

Women for Women Int'l One Woman Can Change Anything. Many Women Can Change Everything

I have to be involved with a group centered in that belief and commitment! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/28/12 12:58 A

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A great status quote from our own Eva

MRS_EVA_K " You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with." - Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Check out the emoticon middle picture on her page!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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6/17/12 9:49 A

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Here are a couple nice ones I saw on my Friend Feed just now:

ENCHANTEDBROOM "Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan

AJDOVER1 is looking for joy. Hey, there it is!

May your joy always be easy to find!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Another great one from Ronnie:

PLAYBLUES22 "Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys.", It is ok to dream, but you have to do the work .

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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This lovely note came with a goodie I got from a sweet and wise Spark Friend, PLAYBLUES22. Enjoy it!

Think about getting rich:
friendships are priceless, time is invaluable,
health is wealth, and love is a treasure.

Create a nest egg of beautiful memories
that you can dip into from time to time
to ease any sorrows.

Have the kind of remembrances
that raise you up with their worth
and keep you there with their wonder.

Always have a secret supply of hopes on hand
to help you plan your tomorrows.
Remember that when you invest in your dreams
it is impossible to overpay.

Give away smiles,
and watch them come back to you
a hundred times over.

Stuff your pockets with kindness and optimism;
there is nothing more precious in the world.

I'm sharing this advice with you today
because you are an important piece
in the puzzle of my life.

I hope you have an amazing day
today and always!

Ronnie

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I just saw this quote on a friend's post:

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us be thankful.

-The Buddha


Not sure if the Buddha really did say that but it's a good thought!






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Funny or wise, please share favorite or most inspiring quotes, from any source.

A great quote from our own Eva on her status this morning:

”It’s impossible” said pride. “It’s risky” said experience. “It’s pointless” said reason. “Give it a try” whispered the heart - Anonymous

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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