Investing time and energy in others
People usually talk of "spending" energy and time on others as if once it's used, it's gone. In reality, that effort is a powerful investment because you'll get more in return. When a match lights a candle, the match's flame doesn't shrink--if a... Read more
Everyone can teach you something
Todays sp daily reflection
Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese proverb
Possible mentors and teachers can be found everywhere and anywhere. Everyone you've met... Read more
Todays Sparkpeople showdown- I find these so interesting.
McDonald's 5-piece Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips
Wendy's 10-piece Crispy Chicken Nuggets
Scroll Down to See The Winner
Are "all-white meat" chicken nuggets all that healthy?
McDonald's now proudly offers all-white meat... Read more
Tackling big challenges with small actions
"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
- Calvin Coolidge, American president
Tackling big challenges with small actions
This is a perfect illustration of tackling big challenges with small acti... Read more
My sparkfriend Ellie's QOTD
“Longevity is not whether or not you break, it is how well you recover and repair when you do... Genetics loads the gun, but your lifestyle pulls the trigger."―Dr. Mehmet Oz
Thought I would share w/all my spark buddies :)
Todays he... Read more
Enjoying the road to accomplishment
Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.
- Grant L. Miller, motivational guru
It's possible to be a little too focused. With blinders on, it becomes easy to completely liv... Read more
Conquering your fears through action
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights advocate
Life brings with it m... Read more
Overcoming obstacles one at a time
Your goals may not come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy to get discouraged when roadblocks appear--in fact, it's only natural. You've invested time and emotion into creating the pe... Read more
How do you keep everything in perspective?
The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future.
- Ziggy, cartoon foible
Is there anything that Ziggy doesn't know? In the cartooning universe, he's often placed in hopeless situations, pitted ... Read more
SPARK friends QOTD
"Take pride in how far you have come, and have faith in how far you can go." Anon
A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning... Read more
Living according to your true values
The best intentions matter little if your daily life doesn't reflect those values. How can you make sure that your thoughts and actions match? Good or bad, your values are shaped by your actions just as much as they do the shaping. Actions that ... Read more
Are you paying attention to how your time is spent?
Days don't get shorter. Our attention spans do. How can summer be over in a blink while it seems like the weekend will never get here? Because we're not paying attention. Five days out of seven, we're waiting for something else to happen in the ... Read more
If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weakne
Playing to your strengths
It's tempting isn't it? It's so much easier to see what's wrong with yourself and your life than to take advantage of what's right. The problem is, too much focus on the negative can affect your attitude and opinio... Read more
Friday, November 4th, 2011
Didn't get much sleep last night due to congestion, was happy to get through half my emails. Did some retail therapy & found the kids brand new backpacks for next school year for less than $5 each & a new lunchbox for less than $3 ... Read more
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Do you really know what you're made of?
It's easy to stay true to our values when life is sunny. But because sometimes hope disappears, options run out, and bright days can turn dark, all you can really count on to be there is your own inner strength. These low points are chances to l... Read more