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Then and NowMy favorite way to exerciseGirls Night Out - Donna(Me), Angie (Daughter), Gerri (Younger Sister to Donna)Teapot quilt. Total time to make 200+ hours.Angie, Becca, Me, Mom and ConnieFeb 1 2015 compared to Summer 2010If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. -Dr. Wayne DyerI place myself inside my words to make myself my poem so all that read the words thereof shall never be alone ~ Donna G FowlerI was reminded my blood type was BE positiveHappy Monday!!!This morning I joined a Spring Team. I'm going to be a daisy team member. Looking forward to this 5% challenge.Happy Thursday everyone!!!These were the good ole days of singing in a band...Classic old country songs...Happy Sunday everyone.Happy Tuesday everyoneI hope no one finds offense with this. I thought it was cute. Have a blessed day everyone.This sounds like pretty good advice to me :)I hope everyone's day is fantastic. Happy Thursday.My MRI verdict...A bulging disc. It's funny how sciatic nerve pain acts. I don't have any back pain at all...I have to set up physical therapy 2 - 3 times a week for 6 weeks.Happy Saturday everyone. Enjoy your day.Have a blessed day everyone.A brand new day to start anew.Have a great day everyone ~ DonnaGood morning everyoneHappy Saturday everyone. Enjoy wherever you are at today. :)Happy Sunday everyone.Happy Monday! Let's work hard today at being a healthier version of our old selves. Goodnight everyone. I hope your day was everything you wanted it to be. ~ DonnaAnyone else feel like this, this morning? :)Have a wonderful day everyone. It's getting to be warm here in OH. It's supposed to be 70 today. WooHoo!!!lol...Have a wonderful week everyone!!My morning breakfast. 2 slices of low carb wheat bread, 2 eggs and 1 slice of beef bologna. Have a blessed day. Enjoy your weekend with family and friends. ~ DonnaHave a blessed day!Have a wonderful week everyone!Happy Tuesday everyone!I'm singing the blues this morning with a good ole case of poison ivy. It's in my scalp, ears, back, upper legs, chest, and even the palms of my hands. I got a shot of cortisone yesterday evening at urgent care, but this itching is driving me crazy. Hope everyone else has a good Saturday.A poem I wrote several years ago. Poison ivy is a bit better this morning. Went back to the ER again yesterday and they increased the predinsone and gave me a few more meds to help with itchingGood morning one and all. Have a fantastic week!Have a blessed day everyone!Have a wonderful Friday everyone!Happy Monday and happy May everyone! Let's make it a great day!Good morning Sparkers!Just a little Maxine humor.Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Yard mowed, bushes gone, weed eating done, outside patio furniture cleaned up, Time to kick back for a bit. Just for kicks ~I knew there was answer other than lack of motivation :)Just for kicks ~
(Do your pets doing this?)To all who have served and those yet to serve...Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service and sacrifice so that I may live in freedom!Happy Donut Day. Remember everything in moderation :)See the difference one word can make? We should choose them wisely!And I will leave you now with this SONG...STUCK in your head for HOURS to come...Just for kicks ~To all of those dads that are no longer with us. Miss you dad!Happy day everyone!What a great reminder, but don't waste what today has to give you!Today makes 1 year since my mom passed away. Sometimes it seems like yesterday, other days like it has been forever since I've heard her voice.......Happy Fourth Everyone. Stay safeYerp!knew there had to be a reasonWHO'S READY FOR THIS WEEK?! you should be. This is it. This is your week. You. Can. Do. The. Thing.Couldn't resist posting this What more can I say accept I'll soon be a sweet little muffin top once more...Good morning SP Buddies! Lab work is done to recheck A1C. Praying for good numbers to continue staying off of meds. Last year I vowed to get off of Metformin and I was able to. WooHoo! Such a small victory that means SO much.Happy Monday morning Sparkers!Happy Tuesday one and allJust for kicksFirst day of vacation. No plans except cleaning my house really good!Words of wisdomI hope everyone had a lovely evening and sweet dreams ~ DonnaJust for kicksGood morning everyone. I'm on my way back home from a trip to Alabama. It's going to be a long day. It's a twelve hoi ride home.
Happy Sparking!Time to chuckleTime to chucklePrayers for safety to all who are involved in the path of the Hurricane....Chuckle for the dayJust for kicks ~Just for kicks ~
Have a wonderful day in everything you do!Just for kicks ~Just kidding...but it was too cute not to postJust for kicks ~Just for kicks ~ It's scary stuffJust for kicks ~ Because it's good to laugh daily.Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~If only it were as easy as going in one door and out the other.Weight Warriors 2017 Fall ChallengeHappy Monday!Happy WednesdayGood night one and all.Happy Thursday!Happy SundayHappy Saturday, it's a work day for me.Just for kicks ~I didn't get a very good night's sleep last night. My sister had a heart attack. I'm in OH she's in AL. It's a tough way to be so far away from someone that is going through so much. Today I said good-bye to my younger sister Connie. 55 is way too young to die. May you have no more pain, sorrow or strife. Love you girl...I'll be making it an early evening tonight. Today we laid my sister to rest. What a tough day this has been. I'll never see her smiling face or hear make jokes at family get togethers. I'm just overwhelmed with sadness.Happy SaturdayActually I did shop today and hit the entire outside of the store with the exception of bread.My kitty Garfield wishing everyone a happy evening.Happy Monday everyoneNot really but too cute to pass up. I haven't bought ANY candy at all.Happy Thursday!~ Just for kicksHappy FridayHappy SaturdayHappy SundayHappy MondayHave a great day everyoneHave a wonderful day everyone!Just for kicks ~Thank you to all of the Veterans who have served our country. May blessings be bestowed on each and everyone of you and your families as well. YOU ARE THE REASON I AM FREE TODAY!!Happy MondayHappy Tuesday!Happy Wednesday. I slept until 8:30.. I must have needed it. Have a great day everyone!Happy ThursdayHappy Monday. I'm getting a late start on here, but hey it's my day off and if I want to be late for my day off I can be...lol. Blessings...Yes Indeed!Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone. I hope you are spending time with family tomorrow. I get 3 hours with mine then it's back to work for a few more to help someone else share theirs with their family.Paying tribute to my baby Trouble. He was born April 17 2002 and passed 11/27/17. He was 15 1/2 years old and such a talker. I think that's what I'll miss about him the most. He would greet me every morning and when I got off of work he was there waiting for me at the door. So many beautiful memories. I'm thankful he's no longer in any pain. RIP sweetie.Happy Wednesday everyoneBe cat FawkesHappy ThursdayJust for kicks ~Happy first day of December. Enjoy your day!Happy Saturday everyone, it tis my Saturday to work. I'm going to take a quilt I'm making with me to pass the time away.Happy Sunday morningHappy Monday!Happy Hump DayHappy Saturday!Happy SundayHave a blessed MondayJust for kicks ~Happy MondayHappy Friday everyoneHappy SaturdayHave a blessed SundayHappy TuesdayGood morning. It hardly seems possible that we here already. Christmas is upon us. I'm thankful to know who the Reason for the Season is...Just for kicks ~Happy Saturday everyoneHappy Christmas Eve.To my spark family, Have a very Merry Christmas. Stay safe and warm with loved ones. If you are out on the roads may you have blessings to get to your destination. ~ DonnaGood morning Tuesday!Stay warm everyone. It's a whopping -7 degrees here this morning in Ohio-7 here this morning in Ohio. Baby it's cold outside...Just for kicks ~My two new fur babies rescued from our local Humane Society. Ms Gracie has been there for over a year. She's loving the house. Mr Nibbler is a bit scared yet....Happy Saturday....Happy Sunday everyone. If you bringing in the new year with festivities, please be careful driving home...Happy New Year and Happy Monday too!Happy Friday everyone!Good morning Sparkers. It's Saturday here in OH and minus 1 this morning. I'm up and at it, started laundry and other cleaning. And it's supposed to be my day off...Just for kicks ~Happy Sunday everyoneHappy Monday for those that had freezing rain and now snow, stay safe on these treacherous roads. I'll be venturing out on them as well around 7:30a when I head to work.Happy Tuesday!Happy Wednesday!Happy Thursday morning to all!â€œMake sure that you enjoy whatever type of exercise you choose to do â€” you'll stick with it longer! Remember that you're only competing against yourself; don't compare yourself to others.â€Waking up to rain that is going to turn into ice then into a snow accumulation of anywhere to 3 - 5 inches of heavy snow...At least I'll get to work before the ice gets too bad. This is Ohio weather for ya.Happy Saturday. It's my weekend to work. Hopefully the roads aren't as bad as my driveway looks.. lots of ice out there...Just for kicks ~It's going to be a long day at work today. I've been awake since 1am when I was awakened by the smell of smoke and about 10 firetrucks and 3 ambulances. My next door neighbors house was on fire. There are five kids, mom, dad and a slew of pets. I haven't heard if everyone made it out okay yet.Just for kicks ~Happy Wednesday everyone. Have an awesome day everyone!Just for kicks ~Happy SaturdayHave a wonderful Sunday!â€œIf what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then itâ€™s moving you away from your goals.â€ ~ Brian TracyHappy Hump Day!Happy Thursday!Just for kicksHave a blessed FridayJust for kicks ~Happy Saturday. My Saturday to work. Have a great Sunday everyone"Don't sacrifice your future for a momentary pleasure" Have a great day everyone!Finally over this bug I've had. I haven't exercised in the past few days. I just didn't have the energy. Out of 72 hours I think I slept about 50 of them. Still feeling a bit wiped out but I can answer phones so on to work I go.Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Have an awesome Monday!Just for kicks ~Happy Tuesday!~ Just for kicks Happy Wednesday!Happy Thursday!~ Just for kicksOhio is being hit with snow really hard this morning. Where I love we are expected to get anywhere between 5 - 9 inches. It's been snowing since around 10pm and still going strong.Oh Happy Day!Good morning SP Buddies. Today is a good day to have off. Besides it being my birthday, it is also National 2-1-1 day (see the correlation there?) I work for a 2-1-1 and by birthday is 2-11. Anyways,, it's also freezing rain here this morning so I did not have to venture out on the roads. WooHoo!!! It's a win-win situation. Always find the positive and your day will go much smoother. Happy Sunday!Happy Monday morning!Happy Thursday Just for kicks ~Oh Happy Day!Oh, Happy Day!Just for kicks ~Happy Hump DayHappy Thursday!Just for kicks ~
Every once in awhile I even get energetic enough to jump to a conclusion, but I may be too old to make a leap of faith. LOLHappy Saturday. My weekend to work. Have an amazing day everyone!Happy Sunday, thankful I have tomorrow off of work.Happy WednesdayJust for kicks ~Mr., FawkesMr. Nibbler. He is our newest addition to our family of four cats.Happy Thursday. I'm looking forward to a three day weekend.I completely missed my morning picture today. My sister has been at my house this AM. Her dog went missing last night and she found out this morning he was hit and his leg and his jaw are messed up. He's 15. She has to make that decision whether to put him to sleep or have the surgery. It's a very hard day for her. Please keep her in your thoughts. Thank you.Happy SaturdayHave a blessed day everyone!Have a great day everyone!Have a great day. This morning we have a mixture of snow and sleet...Yuck!!!Happy Hump Day!I forgot to spring forward and here it is already 7:15am and I have to be to work in 45 minutes. Silly me!Good morning one and allJust for kicks ~Good morning Tuesday!Happy ThursdayGood morning today my brother, David, will be having emergency surgery to put a port in for dialysis. And so the journey begins...Happy Monday everyone!Have a wonderful day everyone!Good morning we are getting a dusting of snow here in Ohio this morning, nothing bad; it's just winter letting us know he isn't quite done with us yet... lolJust for kicks ~ Remember its easy to fill out but hard to loose itHave a wonderful Thursday everyone. Keep your eye on the prize.Have a wonderful day everyone!Just for kicks ~Good Saturday morning. Have a blessed day everyone!Happy Monday! Enjoy the fruits of your labor.Have a great Tuesday. We got this!Happy Hump Day!Just for kicks ~Happy Tuesday!Happy MondayGood morning and Happy Sunday to everyone!Just for kicks ~Have a wonderful day!Oh dear Tuesday, bright and fair
Help us fit in our underwear
Oh dear Tuesday it is a must
Help us today to decrease our bust
Oh dear Tuesday, give us the desire
To be dressed in exercise attire
Oh dear Tuesday when said and done
Help us to be a number one!
Prayers for my brother David. Taking him this morning to get another port put in for his dialysis. The other one they believe is plugged. And of course we have a mixture of snow and rain this morning. Not very good driving conditions.Just for kicks ~Have a great day everyone! As for me this is my last weekend to work for the agency I have worked at for 27 1/2 years. On May 1st I start completely over, day 1 of a new job. â€œHealth is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.â€ ~ World Health OrganizationCount the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.â€œThe easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.â€ ~ Engâ€™s Principleâ€œSearching for that big happy moment in life, how many special little moments will we let pass us by?â€ ~ Anonymousâ€œMotivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top upâ€™s.â€ ~ Peter DaviesI had a synvisc injection today. Did great for the first 7 hrs. I cannot walk now without my cane and if it gets any worse I'll need to graduate to a walker. I never had an injection hurt like this. I've iced it and did heat as well. I had a synvisc injection today. Did great for the first 7 hrs. I cannot walk now without my cane and if it gets any worse I'll need to graduate to a walker. I never had an injection hurt like this. I've iced it and did heat as well. Just for kicks ~I will never again let life tell me, â€œno.â€â€œLet our advance worrying become advance thinking and planningâ€ ~ Winston ChurchillNew job orientation is over. I broke down and called the doc that gave my synvisc inj. I asked him for a prednisone pack. I'll have 6 pills in me by the time I go to bed. Praying for some relief by morning. Have a blessed night everyone.~ Just for kicks~ Just for kicksHappy Day everyoneHappy Thursday morning everyone!I finally have my BS under control after getting a Prednisone pack as a result of my 3-in-1 synvisc injection. What a roller coaster ride my body has endured this past week. So glad it's Friday. New work orientation is finally completed and I'm on my way to finally being able to enjoy my job duties once more. Have a wonderful Friday everyone!Have an awesome day everyone."Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." ~ Thomas A. EdisonYou are successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal ~ Charles Carlson When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.Good morning. I feel like I'm getting a late start but I've already done 2 loads of laundry, swept floors and did the dishes and it's only 9:05AM. And I must also add that I did not get up until 7:00 AM. It's my day off. Have a great day everyone!Listen closely: the only time it's too late to change yourself is when you're dead. Until then, you're simply making excuses or lying to yourself."The greatest thing you have is the 24 hours in front of you. The past is gone; the future is distant. Today you CAN succeed. Set a goal you can achieve in the next 24 hours.""The odds of hitting a target go up dramatically when you aim at it." Mal Pancoast"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go..." -T.S. Eliot "Success is not a place that we aspire to, it is a process in which we live by. Often the only ingredient being the ability to not quit""That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson"Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear." ~ Anthony Robbins"You have failed only when you quit trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure." ~ Tommy Kelleyâ€œFailure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is.â€ ~ John C. Maxwell"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent." ~ Marilyn Vos Savantâ€œThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.â€ ~ Walt DisneyHave a blessed night everyone. ~ Donna"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." ~ Maureen Dowdâ€œNo matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.â€ ~ Bill Phillips"Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"â€œNothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.â€ ~ Thomas JeffersonThank you to my own military family.
Top row: My uncle Larry and my Dad; Curt. Bottom row: My cousin Rick, My uncle Donnie and my nephew David. "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 that has been opened for us." ~ Helen Keller We fail because we don't strike the iron while it's hot. We don't take immediate action toward achieving what we want. We decide to wait until tomorrow, or next week, or even next month.Just for kicks ~â€œKnowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.â€ ~ Johann von GoetheHappy Heavenly Birthday Dad
By: Donna G Fowler
Behold the song of your birthday
heavenâ€™s brightest, dawnâ€™s light
memories and flowers for he
my patchwork quilt in sight.
As I learn from that day in March
the way things need to be
luminous thoughts of this man
heavenly gifts my prayer to thee.
Behold someday over there
in a book I feel is love - where
dad the song weâ€™ll sing once more
will be Godâ€™s gift from above.
June 1, 1936 - March 17, 2006
In all your adversities there lies the seeds of equivalent advantages. In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the next time.â€œItâ€™s not that some people have willpower and some donâ€™t. Itâ€™s that some people are ready to change and others are not.â€ ~ James GordonDo you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? "Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock" ~ Mahatma GandhiLearn to say no not only to your cravings but to the part of your mind that thinks itâ€™s okay to give up.â€œFears over tomorrow and regrets over yesterday are twin thieves that rob us of the moment.â€ ~ Anonymousâ€œIt is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.â€ ~ William JamesJust for kicks ~â€œYou canâ€™t get much done if you only workout on days you feel good.â€œâ€œYou canâ€™t get much done if you only workout on days you feel good.â€œLack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. ~ Plato Good Morning, No one is rich enough to be without friends. Make new friends but keep the old. New are silver; old are gold. â€œPlanning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it nowâ€ ~ Alan LakeinJust DO it! Don't play games with yourself about WHY you can't do it today, just get going! If you had a bad morning - turn it around now! PINKHOPE â€œIt is not only what we do, but what we do not do, that we are held responsible.â€ ~ MoliereI will never again let life tell me, â€œno.â€If I must make an assumption, I will assume only the best. Thank you to everyone that commented on my non-scale victories blog. We are all doing so well. You motivated me to continue on this journey. ~ Donnaâ€œDecide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.â€ ~ Brian TracyJust for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Today I will practice deliberate stillness of mind and body.â€œInaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.â€â€œNothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.â€ ~ Thomas JeffersonI see boulders on lifeâ€™s path as obstacles to be gone around, not roadblocks to turn back from.If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther.I choose a positive perspective no matter what my situation is.I will eat one meal with complete mindfulness. We should all take our own life seriouslyâ€¦by this I mean take 100% ownership of your thoughts, emotions, actions â€”your state of mind.Just for kicks ~â€œThe future is always beginning now.â€ ~Mark Strand â€œI know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioning ability of man to evaluate his life by a conscious endeavorâ€ Henry David ThoreauI choose strength. I choose courage. I choose to get up and go on. I choose to be stronger than I was yesterday. I choose to do more than survive life, I choose to thrive. The Fourth of July is the most significant national holiday in the United States. It celebrates the Declaration of Independence, adopted on 4 July, 1776. The Thirteen Colonies of America declared themselves to be states and no longer part of the British Empire, though the revolutionary war continued for some time after.Just for kicks ~â€œYou have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.â€ ~ Rosalynn CarterI intend to live fully, here and now. I do not wait for someday or one day; today is my living reality. Just for kicks~Just for kicks~â€œThe key to changeâ€¦ is to let go of fear.â€ ~ Rosanne CashSuccess is achieved and maintained by those who try-and keep trying.Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look at things. You cannot have the success without the failures.It comes down to a simple question: what do you want out of life, and what are you willing to do to get it?Good morning and I wanted to say a BIG thank-you to everyone who has responded to my blogs I posted yesterday. 7/17/2018: Several suggestions were made...7/17/2018: And the results are in.. I have had an overwhelming support system on SP with the death of my btr-in-law and what surrounded such a heartbreaking time for our family. Again...thank you.just for kicks ~â€œObstacles donâ€™t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, donâ€™t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.â€ ~ Michael Jordanâ€œWhat consumes your mind controls your life.â€ ~ CreedJust for kicks ~Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.â€œMovement is a medicine for creating change in a personâ€™s physical, emotional, and mental states.â€ ~ Carol WelchJust for kicks~Make the decision, then do something - no matter how small - toward accomplishing what you want. "If we defend our habits, we have no intentions of quitting them."Just for kicks ~â€œIt takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.â€ ~Eleanor Roosevelt "When one approach is not working to reach the desired goal, that's not a reason to abandon the goal. Instead, it is time to devise another approach." ~ Ralph MarstonI allow each moment to bring its own new and unique experience, free from expectation.I put my attention today on that which is abundant, prosperous and joyous, thereby planting the seeds that tomorrow will bring abundance, prosperity and joy. Don't make excuses, Make improvements.
â€œUse your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.â€ ~ Adele BrookmanI refuse to let the fears of yesterday be the fears of my tomorrow. â€œThe most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.â€ ~ John WoodenYour past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future. I let go my resistance to lifeâ€™s natural rhythms and allow myself to be carried through change and growth.Just for kicks ~â€œIf doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.â€ ~John Kanary"Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat,"The foundation of my life is built from the inside out. Just for Kicks ~ â€œIt is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.â€ ~ Sir Edmund Hillaryâ€œWhile we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.â€ ~ Ben FranklinJust for Kicks ~Just for kicks~Just for kicks~â€œFirst thing every morning before you arise, say out loud, â€˜I believeâ€™, three times.â€ ~ Norman Vincent Peale When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal.The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellisâ€œA strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.â€ ~ Patricia Nealâ€œA habit is something you can do without thinking â€“ which is why most of us have so many of them.â€ ~ Frank A. ClarkJust for kicks ~Just for kicks ~â€œDecide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.â€ ~ H. L. Hunt"I will give up wishing and I will take up making intentions. I am determined to have those things that will enhance the happiness and success of my life."Take a deep breath, it's just a bad day, not a bad life!Today is brand new day, make the most of it.â€œProgress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.â€ ~ George Bernard Shawâ€œSearching for that big happy moment in life, how many special little moments will we let pass us by?â€ ~ Anonymous â€œFears over tomorrow and regrets over yesterday are twin thieves that rob us of the moment.â€ ~ Anonymous Just for kicks ~ Today I choose to be stronger than I was yesterday.â€œPut all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.â€ ~ Zig Ziglar â€œThere are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.â€ ~ Dr. Denis Waitley â€œAct as if everything you do makes a difference. It does.â€ ~ William JamesMy little rescue buddy Mr. Hades that I got on August 16th is doing very well with his extended family. Here he is with Mr. Nibbler. It's a shame his momma was hit by a car, but he certainly is my gain.Hades (small) and Nibbler (larger cat)â€œStop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones.â€ ~ Pei â€œTwo roads diverged in a wood, and Iâ€¦ I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.â€ ~ Robert Frost â€œThe most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.â€ ~ John Wooden If I must make an assumption, I will assume only the best.â€œPeople are very open-minded about new things â€“ as long as theyâ€™re exactly like the old ones.â€ ~ Charles Kettering â€œI donâ€™t know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."Just for kicks ~Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!This is my little rescue kitten. I got him on August 16th. He weighed 15 oz. He's up to 3lbs and 2 oz. Momma was hit and killed and a co-worker found him beside her on the road. Today was the first time he learned to jump up on this chair. He was acting so proud of himself. Lol
â€œWhen defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.â€ ~ Napoleon Hill â€œAct as if everything you do makes a difference. It does.â€ ~ William Jamesâ€œSuccess consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.â€ ~ Oliver GoldsmithJust for kicks ~Just for kicks~Just for kicks ~We learn the most not by doing everything perfectly, but making mistakes and figuring out what to do next.â€œMovement is a medicine for creating change in a personâ€™s physical, emotional, and mental states.â€ ~Carol Welchâ€œYou wouldnâ€™t worry so much about what people really thought of you if you knew just how seldom they actually do.â€ ~ Unknownâ€œUse your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.â€ ~ Adele Brookman â€œThe greatest lie you can make is to lie to yourself.â€ ~ Matt ZottiJust for kicks ~â€œAct as if it were impossible to fail.â€ ~ Dorothea Brande Just for kicks ~"I look inward for the strength and wisdom that I need and I move beyond the pain that I experience from the challenges in my life." "Willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you havenâ€™t dealt with the root cause.â€ ~ Rick Warrenâ€œLet go of whatâ€™s gone.â€ ~ Julesâ€œYou have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.â€ ~ Brian Tracyâ€œYou will never change your life until you change something you do daily.â€ ~ Mike Murdockâ€œStay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach.â€ ~ Tony Robbinsâ€œA stumble may prevent a fall.â€ ~ English Proverbâ€œDecide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.â€ ~ H. L. Huntâ€œThe greatest lie you can make is to lie to yourself.â€ ~ Matt ZottiJust for kicks~Just for kicks~â€œNever look back unless you are planning to go that way.â€ ~ Henry David ThoreauHave a blessed day everyone!â€œThere are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.â€ ~ Dr. Denis Waitleyâ€œA goal without a plan is just a wish.â€ ~ Larry Elderâ€œYou must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.â€ ~ Jim Rohnâ€œWillpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you havenâ€™t dealt with the root cause.â€ ~ Rick WarrenDo you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it?I will not miss out on the present because of the past.Just for kicks ~ I guess he had too many snow cocktails.â€œYou must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.â€ ~ Jim Rohn
â€œMost people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.â€ ~ Robert Orbenâ€œThe most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.â€ ~ John Woodenâ€œWillpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you havenâ€™t dealt with the root cause.â€ ~ Rick WarrenJust for kicks ~Our lives improve only when we take chances... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. ~ Walter Anderson "Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.""The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." ~ Vidal Sassoon
â€œTo succeed you must first improve, to improve you must first practice, to practice you must first learn, to learn you must first fail.â€ ~ Wesley Wooâ€œThe chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.â€ ~ Samuel Johnsonâ€œItâ€™s not that some people have willpower and some donâ€™t. Itâ€™s that some people are ready to change and others are not.â€ ~ James GordonJust for kicks ~â€œWalking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.â€ ~ Thomas JeffersonJust for kicks ~â€œIf doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.â€ ~ John KanaryI love my five fur babies and I of course sung along. lol.â€œIf you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.â€ ~ Wayne DyerMerry Christmas everyone....Remember Jesus is the reason for the season.We cannot ignore our bodies forever. It's trying to tell us something. Listen to it!Just for kicks ~Don't ask me how I managed to do it but I"m down 6 lbs from December 6th to January 2. I'll take that and that is by my doctor's scales, not mine.Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Gearing up for a really bad winter storm here in Ohio. Anywhere from 5 - 15 inches depending on where you live. This is my weekend to work as well. Since I'm in emergency mental health services and they are 24/7 I actually have to carry a letter from my agency to law enforcement to be out on the roads should there be a level three. Safe travels everyone.No snow here yet this AM where I live in OH but it's certainly on it's way by the radar weather map. Stay safe everyone.Here where I live in OH about 7 inches was dumped. Now we are dealing with winds up to 25 miles and hour and bitter cold. Currently 7 degrees right now with a high of 10 today. And....I have to work...lol. Already got a call from work, they said our 3rd shift worker got stuck on the road I work on and the snow plow got stuck pulling him out. Not good.Good morning. -6 degrees this morning here in Northwest Ohio. So glad today's my day off. I don't have to go anywhere and I'll start my car from inside just to make sure the battery doesn't get too drained before work tomorrow. So glad I got that remote starter fixed on Friday. whew.....Are temps here in Ohio in the next few days are going to be brutal with a wind chill factor of 50 below....Remember your neighbors young and old.Good morning. -11 (feels like -37) here in Northwest Ohio this morning. Please, please, please if you are in any area that is cold and know someone that does not have heat or they are homeless please get a hold of your local 2-1-1 (a simple 3 digit phone number), they will have lists of warming centers to stay safe at. These are always free to anyone in need.Good morning. It's another cold day here in Ohio. -11 and it feels like -30. The battery I bought last year did not survive this cold spell and I laid it to rest and of course replaced it immediately with a new one. My daughter's car has a frozen gas line so her work place is allowing her to show up 1 1/2 hrs late until it unthaws. I'll be driving straight home at 4p and she'll be using mine until around midnight. Have a blessed day everyone.Good morning. It's a heat wave here this morning in Northwest Ohio after having -degree weather we are currently sitting at 5 degrees and a windchill factor of only -8. That sure beats -50 like it was a few days ago, but today we are expecting anywhere between 2 - 5 inches of snow depending on where you are at. Stay safe on the roads.â€œSuccess is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.â€ ~ Robert J Collier It's already 43 outside here in Ohio. A high of 50 predicted with some rain showers. I do believe though I'd take rain any day over the frigid -56 wind chill factor we had only last week on Wednesday into Thursday.â€œItâ€™s not who you think you are that holds you back; itâ€™s who you think youâ€™re not.â€ ~ UnknownWe've all been there at one time or another. ~ DonnaAs you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey HepburnIf you are always in a hurry, you will miss the magic called life.Just for kicks ~â€œItâ€™s in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.â€ ~ Anthony Robbinsâ€œTo succeed you must first improve, to improve you must first practice, to practice you must first learn, to learn you must first fail.â€ ~ Wesley WooJust for kicks ~ I do not even know who is selling them this year, so NO I have not bought any at all, but I know what season it is. I put this together just because I thought the face of this little girl is priceless.We have extremely ice conditions in Ohio this morning. I so wish this would have landed on my day off tomorrow, but also thankful I only have to drive 2 miles to work. It's been freezing rain since after midnight. I'm the most worried about stepping off my steps down to the ground. I threw salt out but with it still freezing I'm not sure how much good it will do.
It's a dream until you write it down, then it's a GOAL ~ Happy writing everyone.â€œEvery human being is the author of his own health or disease.â€ ~ Buddha â€œYou donâ€™t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.â€ ~ Zig Ziglar Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. â€“ Edward Stanleyâ€œStand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they havenâ€™t half the strength you think they have.â€ ~ Norman Vincent Peale â€œIt is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.â€ ~ Old Chinese Proverbâ€œEvery day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.â€ ~ Doug Firebaugh Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.~ Bernice Johnson Reagonâ€œBad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.â€ ~ Warren Buffetâ€œThe greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.â€ ~ Sven Goran Eriksson â€œDo not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.â€ Just for kicks"Any experience can be transformed into something of value. Everything depends on the way you look at things. You cannot have the success without the failures."Figured out why I gained weight. The shampoo I use that runs down my body says, "extra volume and body." Going to start using Dawn dish washing soap. It says, "dissolves fat"Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. ~ Arnold H. GlasgowJust for kicks ~ It's true somethings have a way of following the leader......lolEveryone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things ~ Frank ClarkMy little guy Hades found on the side of the road. He weighed a mere 15 oz. I'd say he's up to at least 10 lbs now. The vet said he was approximately 6 wks old. I got him August 2018. Which would put him being born about the middle of July. The vet said usually a cat will gain about 1 lb a month till they reach a year old. He's a bit ahead of schedule.. lol.
Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Well done is better than well said ~ Benjamin Franklin â€œIt takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.â€ ~ Eleanor Rooseveltâ€œWalking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.â€ ~ Thomas JeffersonWhen we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. â€” Victor Frankl â€œOur health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.â€ ~ Unknown â€œMove out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.â€ ~ Brian Tracy
Life has no choice but to align itself with our intention and create our experiences from the thoughts we hold most dear. My power to create is only as powerful as my belief in that power.â€œIt is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.â€ ~ Sir Edmund Hillaryâ€œYou will never leave where you are, until you decide where youâ€™d rather be.â€ ~ Dexter YagerOur lives improve only when we take chances... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Walter Anderson â€œYou can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.â€ ~ Jan Glidewellâ€œI am in control of my worries. They may come to visit, but I will not ask them to stay.â€ Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~ T. S. Eliot â€œThere are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.â€ ~ Colin PowellJust for kicks ~Don't duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done - it's downhill from then on. ~ Norman Vincent PealeOur lives improve only when we take chances... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Walter Andersonâ€œIf doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.â€ ~ John Kanaryâ€œYou cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.â€ Ralph Waldo Emersonâ€œWhen defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.â€ ~ Napoleon Hill â€œIf we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?â€ Abdul-Bahaâ€œYou donâ€™t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.â€ ~ Zig Ziglar â€œAct as if it were impossible to fail.â€ ~ Dorothea BrandeJust for kicks ~ A mind is too beautiful to waste. If you expand it, it rarely goes back to where it was before. ~ Donna G Fowler (yep that's me)It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. ~ Senecaâ€œWe tend to forget that happiness doesnâ€™t come as a result of getting something we donâ€™t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.â€ ~ Fredrick KoeingIf you really want to do something you'll find a way, if not you'll find an excuse.â€œWhen you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.â€ ~F. W. Nichol Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Just for kicks ~Small changes lead to big changes and big changes lead to results.I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit." Dawna MarkovaThe worst mistake that you can make is to think you're alive when really you're asleep in life's waiting room.â€œA bird doesnâ€™t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.â€ â€“ Maya AngelouYou are confined only by the walls you build yourself.Paying attention is the essence of mindfulness. Paying attention to ones thoughts and actions, sometimes bringing that awareness to ones very breath and movement, is the practice of mindfulness.Just for kicks ~â€œWhen you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.â€ ~ F. W. Nicholâ€œLife's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.â€Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. ~ David Viscott â€œChoice, not chance, determines destiny.â€ ~ E.C. McKenzieâ€œFaith is taking the first step, even when you donâ€™t see the whole staircase.â€ ~ Martin Luther King Jr.â€œTo be happy, drop the words â€˜if onlyâ€™ and substitute instead the words â€˜next timeâ€™.â€ ~ Smiley BlantonUnless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ~ Ronald E. Osborn Our bodies hear what our minds thinkâ€¦.so you should always keep those thoughts positive! Especially during hard times, itâ€™s easy to get wrapped up in our own striving and surviving such that we forget we have a purposeJust saying, it sounds good to me.â€œHealth is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.â€ ~ World Health OrganizationHope everyone has a blessed day. â€œWhen defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.â€ ~ Napoleon HillI thought this visual may be helpful.Determination is the wake up call to the human will ~ Anthony RobbinsJust for kicks ~â€œSearching for that big happy moment in life, how many special little moments will we let pass us by?â€ ~ AnonymousFor me it would be 8 plain glasses of water because I don't do coffee. Love the smell, hate the taste.â€œMotivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top upâ€™s.â€ ~ Peter Davies â€œIt is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.â€ ~ William JamesWords of wisdom? Yes or No
I say yes.Just for kicks ~"If you feel like you can touch the sky, believe that you can really do that. Because it doesn't matter how unreachable it seems to other people, when you see it so close to you".Just for kicks ~Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. Stephen R. Covey
I will never again let life tell me, â€œno.â€â€œLet our advance worrying become advance thinking and planningâ€ ~ Winston ChurchillA person can grow only as much as his horizon allows ~ John Powell"All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors." Kahlil Gibran "Our motive is not to prove our self-worth, but to live up to our possibilities". Unknownâ€œNegative results are just what I want. Theyâ€™re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that donâ€™t.â€ ~ Thomas EdisonJust for kicks ~You are successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal ~ Charles CarlsonWhen you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.Just for kicks ~Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. Denis WaitleyJust for kicks ~Listen closely: the only time it's too late to change yourself is when you're dead. Until then, you're simply making excuses or lying to yourself."The greatest thing you have is the 24 hours in front of you. The past is gone; the future is distant. Today you CAN succeed. Set a goal you can achieve in the next 24 hours."Just for kicks ~"The odds of hitting a target go up dramatically when you aim at it." Mal PancoastJust for kicks ~"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."Just for kicks ~"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go..." - T.S. Eliot"Success is not a place that we aspire to, it is a process in which we live by. Often the only ingredient being the ability to not quit" - Author UnknownJust for kicks ~"That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson"Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear." ~ Anthony RobbinsJust for kicks ~
PS....I know I'd have 5 cats that would do this"You have failed only when you quit trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure.---Tommy KelleyJust for kicks ~ â€œI am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.â€ ~ Alva EdisonJust for kicks ~â€œFailure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is.â€ ~ John C. Maxwell Just for kicks ~
PS ~ seriously though I had to be to work 3 hours early to help a co-worker. I'm tired and didn't sleep good at all. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. - Marilyn Vos SavantJust for kicks ~
We always have to be mindful of what we eat, but...."You must act as if it is impossible to fail". ~ Ashanti ProverbJust for kicks ~"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." ~ Maureen DowdJust for kicks ~"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength." Author unknownJust for kicks ~"Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?" Just for kicks ~April 2009My beautiful three-legged dog, Scoobie. He's a trooper.. Donna & Mike ~2010Granddaughter Dakoda (2004) She is wearing the same dress I did when I was 3, I am the insert pic.Me in 2004. I made the wedding dress I am wearing, still have the dress, not the husband, lol2008. Singing in our band Klassic Kountry
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