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I'm feeling--I don't know--lucky I guess...

Friday, February 22, 2013

While things certainly aren't perfect, they could definitely be much, much worse. I haven't reached my goal weight yet, in fact I still have quite a ways to go. HowEVER, I AM on the right path, enjoying the journey, living in the moment, paying close attention to the little things and remembering to be grateful for today cuz tomorrow really IS promised to no one.

The following songs have been in heavy rotation in my car and when I'm at the gym primarily because they seem to encapsulate my overall mood lately. Positivity is the name of the game folks--and there's no time like the present. If we continually wait for life--to reach the right weight or the right time or the right someone else, well, we might find ourselves waiting a long time. Why not manufacture it ourselves and then spread it around?





(This last one is especially important to me...the lyrics say it all. Makes me so happy that it brings me to tears--of joy. )

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

--Maya Angelou
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    Love this! Thanks for the new tunes

    "Don’t let them tell you that happiness can’t be found"

    I won't!

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    `*♥☆ Spread the Spark!!!

    1917 days ago
    Thanks for spreading your wisdom. We all have a lot to learn on this little journey we call life and just when we think we've got it figured out, theres a new lesson waiting for us. Youre doing great! Just hold on and enjoy the ride! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1946 days ago
  • ANGGEL40
    Great blog..Awesome play list, you had me thinking back to my party days..and Maya Angelou is my favorite..I just love her...thank you so much for sharing.. emoticon
    1947 days ago
    I got to say those first two took me back to my disco days! I saw MC Hammer in recent years on a talk show. He was a one hit wonder who blew through his money mostly by giving it all away to friends and the needy. Yet, there was no bitterness. He was so positive with no regrets so he is perfect for the blog.

    Ever since I heard George Michael do a track with Tony Bennett on the CD Duets I have realized what a truly fabulous voice and talent he has. Thanks for spreading all that fantastic musical joy around.

    How does Maya Angelou always manage to capture a feeling in the right moment? Here it is , I have just shopped in a deluge of rain and now I am feeling the more gentle rain of her wisdom. My favourite quote of hers:
    “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

    Thanks for a beautiful, uplifting blog. It was just what I needed on a rainy and gray day! emoticon
    1947 days ago
    I love this! Great videos, boy those first two take me back, and I love the quote. Honestly, I just love Maya Angelou, what an incredible woman. My favorite part of this blog though, is hearing how much better and more positive you sound.
    1948 days ago
    Good blog! Your comment about the rainy day and luggage and the lights really made me think. I'd fail terribly at the last two!
    1948 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    So beautiful, so true and up-lifting. We are on the right journey and I'm glad we're on it together. Thank you for this positive blog!!

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    1948 days ago
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