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The following is a poem that my mother dedicated to me many years ago. I was 17 then and I didn't quite understand it like I do now. I dedicate it to the many special people I have met here that have blessed my life and I want you all to know I believe in you!


Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

Member Since: 12/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 100

My Goals:
My Goals:
1) To Finish Something
2) To Lose weight
3) To Be More Active
4) To take responsibility for my own life.

My Program:
I have set information on my trackers here. I have joined a gym that is open 24/7. I am working on a workout plan and will join a weight loss challenge through my work.

Personal Information:
I am from Texas and I am currently working as a social worker for the state. I work with a program for Medically Fragile Children.

Other Information:
My favorite things to do are read, write and work on the computer. I would eventually love to reach my weight loss goals. I have always dreamed of being able to go rock wall climbing and hiking. I want to be able to do that before I'm too old! LOL

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    Putting in a new sink! UGH! but WOO HOO!!!!
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    2463 days ago
    I hope your Easter was great! Ours was so busy, we not only had Easter but 2 birthdays as well. I played laser tag with my grown kids and grands , what a blast and pretty good workout. May you have a strong week in the Lord Jesus! emoticon emoticon
    2467 days ago
    They contain 4g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One-half cup of sliced strawberries contains 6.5g of carbs.
    Strawberries are loaded with phytonutrients, which makes them heart-protective, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory fruits. They contain ellagic acid, which may inhibit tumor growth. The anthocyanins found in strawberries block the pain and inflammation-causing compounds, COX-1 and COX-2. dLife Information
    2481 days ago
    Have a healthy weekend!

    It's not always easy to compare apples to oranges when it comes to carbs. Fruits and vegetables come in all shapes and sizes, and while it might seem like one is a lower-carb choice than another, it may just seem that way because of size and weight differences. We leveled the playing field for you here, so you can compare apples to apples ... so to speak!
    Note: To help you visualize a 50-gram portion, here are some examples: 10 grapes, 1/3 of a medium sized peach, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 35 blueberries, or 2 extra-long spears of asparagus.

    #1 is ARUGULA!
    It contains 2g of carbs in a 50-gram portion. One cup of arugula contains 1g of carbs.
    Arugula is rich in phytonutrients, which may reduce the risk of several kinds of cancers, including breast, stomach, and colon.
    Note: To help you visualize a 50-gram portion, here are some examples: 10 grapes, 1/3 of a medium sized peach, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 35 blueberries, or 2 extra-long spears of asparagus. dLife Information
    2484 days ago
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