SparkPeople SPARK ACE's Team Messageboard Attitude changes everything. This team is designed to encourage happiness, healthfulness, motivation and support for every phase of your journey. SparkPeople SPARK ACE's Team Messageboard Monday 02 December 2019 QOTD If we dive deep enough into ourselves, we will find the one thread of universal love that ties all beings together. Mata Amritanandamyi <BR> <BR> We are all connected by love. We tend often to see the differences, but underneath it all, we are the same. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 2 Dec 2019 17:20:53 EST Wednesday 27 November 2019 Wednesday 27 November 2019 <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I a wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi <BR> <BR> That is enlightening. All change begins and ends with ourselves! That’s fundamental! Sometimes it seems easier to change someone or something, but the only thing we have control and power over is ourselves. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:53:43 EST Tuesday 26 November 2010 Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness. David Bohm <BR> <BR> We have to be very confident in ourselves, very sure of ourselves and then we’re comfortable in our own individuality. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:27:37 EST Wednesday 20 November 2019 QOTD We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only w/the present moment. Chanakya <BR> <BR> Definitely when circumstances are stressful, this is the very wisest advice! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:07:17 EST Wednesday 20 November 2019 QOTD We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only w/the present moment. Chanakya <BR> <BR> Definitely when circumstances are stressful, this is the very wisest advice! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:57:49 EST Friday 15 November 2019 QOTD What you put into your being is what you will get out of being. Brian Vaszily <BR> <BR> That is why it is so important to be particular about what we feed our physical bodies and mind, and our souls, too. All of what we put in has a direct affect on what our functioning will be. It determines the quality of our output! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:28:19 EST Thursday 14 November 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> Intuitive feelings arise in many forms, and can even vary from day to day. You may hear them in your mind . . . feel them, sense them, see them or . . . have a direct feeling . . . “I just know”. Sonia Choquette <BR> <BR> I never reall thought about it before, but intuitive thinking/feelings DO come in various forms. It pays to heed those feelings. And be open to them. They’re like our GPS system <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:30:49 EST Wednesday 13 November 2019 Wednesday 13 November 2019 <BR> <BR> Your intuition protects you from danger. It points you in the direction of opportunity. It leads you toward positive relationships &amp; away from those that aren’t Sonia Choquette <BR> <BR> I always find that my intuition is spot on. Didn’t always feel that way, but as I get older and learn more, I have learned to trust my intuition. <BR> <BR> We all have that sense of when something feels right or wrong. Sometimes its hard to go w/your gut feel... Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:37:14 EST Tuesday 12 November 2019 Nasty stuff is going to happen in life, but even in our darkest times, laughter lightens our load. This clears your mind to . . . problem solve and adapt. Maria Ross <BR> <BR> Laughter truly is the best medicine. Life seems to have a way of throwing many challenges one right after the other into our lives. **SIGH** Laughter and humor will help us just release some of the toxic feelings associated w/these situations. It is good mentally, spiritually and spiritually to laugh. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:36:16 EST Monday 11 November 2019 The key to a better life is being aware in the life we live. Krishna Pendyala <BR> <BR> That all important msg. . . live in the present. We don’t miss anything that way! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:21:34 EST Friday 08 November 2019 QOTD Look closely beneath what your Mother shared from her heart with you, and you will see the acceptance, adoration and heroic sacrifices that were intended to help you thrive. Valerie Sheppard <BR> <BR> All I can say is that sums up what Moms try to do for sure. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 8 Nov 2019 15:44:27 EST Thursday 07 November 2019 QOTD Know that you can make a difference in the world by being true to yourself, and moving in the direction of your dreams. Judy Davis <BR> <BR> Always listen to your heart and your head. Trust your gut. You will make the right decisions, move in the right direction if you do. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 7 Nov 2019 16:49:51 EST Wednesday 06 November 2019 QOTD There is no way <BR> There is no way you can be a true asset to yourself or others if you don’t even know where you blossom and shine the most. Jill Whittamore <BR> <BR> We absolutely must be confident in our abilities and capabilities and use them to balance any weaknesses we may have. And we all have them! But if we shore them up w/our strengths, we achieve balance. We have more to offer ourselves and others! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 6 Nov 2019 15:49:45 EST Tuesday 05 November 2019 QOTD Be a beacon of hope for others and peace and joy will be yours regardless of circumstances. Jeff Wuchich <BR> <BR> Yes, for sure, we can create our own joy by having hope and passing that hope onto others we encounter. It give US hope, as well, to pass on hope. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2019 15:45:14 EST Monday 04 November 2019 QOTD Never underestimate the power of thoughtfulness. Julie Busha <BR> <BR> Just one kindness can change a person’s day . . . . even their life! Letting someone go ahead of you in line @ the grocery store, carrying a package for someone, helping someone cross an intersection. . . just a billion little things can make the difference in someone’s life! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 4 Nov 2019 13:35:34 EST Thursday 31 October 2019 QOTD <BR> Be honest with yourself about how you feel, because only then can you be honest with others about what you need. Miriam Owens <BR> <BR> It’s sometimes hard to admit things ot ourselves, but when we do, that’s the first step to helping ourselves. It allows us to accurately ask for any help we may need to solve the problem. We are entitled to meet our needs! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:03:33 EST Wednesday 30 October 2019 QOTD Never give up on pursuing your dreams. No matter what potential failure you face, try another way or try going up and over, or around and sometimes getting through, but never give up. Gary Capla <BR> <BR> Wise words. We need to always keep the flame of our passions lit and never let self-doubt or other’s nay-saying dampen our spirits! <BR> <BR> Always be willing to try different things when plan A doesn’t work. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:36:15 EST Monday 28 October 2019 QOTD Seek out awesome role models and mentors. Ask for help. Together, everyone really does achieve more! Mari Smith <BR> <BR> It really does take a village to get around in this world! Never be afraid to ask for help! God has blessed us with many different talents. But none of us has ALL the answers and solutions. That’s why it’s so important to work together, help each other, guide each other and cheer each other on. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:43:20 EST Friday 25 October 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> As soon as your ego stops standing in the way, your deepest wishes and greatest dreams you may have given up can come true. Ilona Svetluska <BR> <BR> How many times have we been paralyzed with the fear of failing so hesitate to even start to try something new. BUT if we let go of the perfectionism, that ego, we release the negative energy and make room for positive energy. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:17:56 EST Thursday 24 October 2019 QOTD There is no greater force in nature than the soul committed to evolving upward. Ken Foster <BR> <BR> Passion . . . . that is the fire within us that lights the way for ourselves and others. It is the passion in us all that propels us forward. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:59:04 EST Wednesday 23 October 2019 QOTD Right now . . . . breathe and allow yourself to be a human Being rather that a human Doing. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Yes, sometimes we really get caught up in what needs to be done in our lives. We don’t take the time to stop and smell the roses, spend time w/family, friends, loved ones. That’s where our focus needs to be! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:38:16 EST Tuesday 22 October 2019 QOTD It is critical to realize that time is one of our most important assets &amp; we need to use it keeping in mind our real priorities, the things that can lead to a successful life. Bob Epperly <BR> <BR> Time . . . . we all have just 24 hrs. in each day and it is up to us to use it to our advantage. This means prioritizing what needs to be done in a day. And realizing some things may just have to wait! Delegate tasks as you are able. Never give up! These habits will lead to success. <BR... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:29:51 EST Monday 21 October 2019 QOTD For many years, I was terrified of dying. Then one day I realized I was only afraid of living. Regina Cates <BR> <BR> I think, for me, the terrifying part of dying is not having accomplished what I think I ought to have accomplished or done some of the things I WANT to do – things on my bucket list. Instead of living w/regrets, we need to be in the moment so we don’t let fear of the unknown stifle us. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:26:17 EST Friday 18 October 2019 QOTD <BR> When you have faith in what you see, you have sight, but when you push past what you see, you create vision. Rhonda Nails <BR> <BR> I love this. It is always to have faith in what you cannot see! But if we keep moving towards our goals, we will accomplish them! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:15:12 EST Thursday 17 October 2019 QOTD Discomfort, the unknown and failure are the required mountains of any successful person. Rhonda Nails <BR> <BR> Definitely those are 3 barriers to change and forward movement, if we let them be. We have to have faith in what we see as the future, and be willing to go through the discomfort od change, too. <BR> <BR> Instead of fearing failure, realize that something that doesn’t go the way we want or think it should is really a learning situation. We learn what does or doesn’t work. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:39:20 EST Wednesday 16 October 2019 QOTD Pushing is a fundamental of life. So why do so many resist it? Because it’s uncomfortable, it is unknown . . . . and sometimes it hurts. Rhonda Nails <BR> <BR> Definitely pushing out of our comfort zone can be uncomfortable and even painful. But it is a necessary part of life to grow and become better. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:37:40 EST Tuesday 15 October 2019 QOTD In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm. Corrie Ten Boom <BR> <BR> Sometimes it just tests the limits of our spirit to go through a storm, but with faith, we find out that we’ve made it. We have to be creative and out of our comfort zone to get through the storm. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:41:21 EST Monday 14 October 2019 Jesus did not promise to change the circumstances around us. He promised great peace &amp; pure joy to those who would learn to believe that God actually controls all things. Corrie Ten Boom <BR> <BR> I can’t say that tough situations make me feel joy, BUT for sure I do recognize that I get strength from Him to handle the situation. The situation generally doesn’t change. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:08:44 EST Thursday 10 October 2019 Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom <BR> <BR> Again, so simply stated. Absolutely difficult sometimes as a human being to ‘let go’ of the fear of the unknown. But trusting in His plan for us is the answer to that problem. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 15:13:15 EST Wednesday 09 October 2019 If you look @ the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed, If you look @ God, you’ll be @ rest. Corrie Ten Boom <BR> <BR> Very simply . . . . have faith! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 9 Oct 2019 19:04:18 EST Monday 07 October 2019 QOTD Scheming and dreaming will only fill your mind. Taking action will fill your life. Betsy and Warren Talbot <BR> . <BR> Truth! It is so important to really have an action plan to make our dreams and wishes come true. Otherwise, sadly, they die. They’ll only be housed in your mind. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 8 Oct 2019 16:46:16 EST Monday 07 October 2019 QOTD With each step you take on life’s shifting ground, put your foot squarely down on your own heart. Jonathan Robinson <BR> <BR> Yes, each step is part of directing our journey towards our destination. Have to remember, though, to enjoy the journey as well. And not be discouraged w/the twists and turns. That’s all part of the journey. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 7 Oct 2019 16:10:34 EST Wednesday 02 October 2019 QOTD We are truly mirrors reflecting how we feel we deserve to be treated to the world. Manny Mannion <BR> <BR> We definitely reflect to the world by actions and words how we want to be treated. Think about that! When you say or do something, remind yourself . . . . is this how I want to be treated or spoken to? If not, change things up! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 2 Oct 2019 14:24:43 EST Tuesday 01 October 2019 Tuesday 01 October 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> Judgments mirror a lack of inner peace. If you judge someone, say, “I’m sorry” (even to yourself), and send some love to that person (as well as yourself) to heal the pain. Annemiek Douw <BR> <BR> Judgments . . . . so powerful, if we let them be! BUT we have to realize that we have no idea of what’s going on behind the scenes with another person. We are not walking in their shoes. We don’t know their challenges. And often, what we see in another ac... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 18:06:54 EST Monday 30 September 2019 QOTD Know that you can make a difference in the world by being true to yourself, and moving in the direction of your dreams. Judy Davis <BR> <BR> Everyone has different talents and capabilities to offer to the world. Stay true to those gifts. Others may have different ideas about what you should or should not be doing, but in the end, it’s all up to YOU. What makes YOU feel comfortable in your own skin? That’s the path to follow. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:08:13 EST Friday 27 September 2019 QOTD Share your inner light and spread it throughout the world. Someone out there may need your spark to re-illuminate his/hers. Annemiek Douw <BR> <BR> Every one of us has a time in our life when we need to rekindle our spark. We all have the power to help someone ‘re-illuminate’! Let our light shine. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:12:22 EST Thursday 26 September 2019 QOTD Be honest, yet choose your words carefully and w/compassion. Annemiek Douw <BR> <BR> Sometimes when we have information to share that is not good news, or is going to cause anxiety for the receiver, it is tempting not to be honest. . . to spare feelings. But that doesn’t work in the long run. When a difficult message needs to be passed on, consider how you would want to hear about it. Let that guide how you deliver the message. <BR> <BR> Honesty is not always easy, but always better th... Thu, 26 Sep 2019 18:16:48 EST Wednesday 25 September 2019 QOTD Be generous w/compliments and scant on criticism. Annemiek Douw <BR> <BR> Doesn’t it feel good to get a compliment? And quite the opposite feeling with a criticism. <BR> <BR> Sincere compliments are a treasure in everyone’s lives. Spread them often. <BR> <BR> When it is necessary to point out something that should have been said or done differently, be gentle so it’s a lesson. Be thinking to yourself, “How would you want to be told about something that you may have said or done inco... Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:46:21 EST Tuesday 24 September 2019 QOTD Be positive or be silent. Annemiek Douw <BR> <BR> My Mother always said that. IF you cannot say something nice, don’t say anything @ all. She’s right! Sometime it takes a little more effort than other time to keep thoughts to ourselves whe appropriate, but in the end, it’s worthwhile. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:00:34 EST Wednesday 23 September 2019 QOTD Talk TO people instead of about them. Annemiek Douw <BR> <BR> That is how we get to know people – by listening to and talking with them. Talking ABOUT others when we are not in their shoes and don’t know what’s going on in their lives creates so many misunderstandings. <BR> <BR> In this day of instant communication, it is even more important to be careful w/your words. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 17:33:12 EST Friday 20 September 2019 <BR> Freedom is letting go of your limitations and expressing your true self. Dr. Karen Jacobson <BR> <BR> Have you ever been in a situation where you want to speak up about something or change something, but didn’t because of your fear of what others may think about it? Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and indeed, most have an opinion. BUT that doesn’t obligate us to live according to another’s opinion. That is surrendering your own power to someone and that is self-defeating.... Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:57:29 EST Thursday 19 September 2019 When you deeply heal your inner child in simplicity &amp; transparency, you can finally heal the world. Gaetano Vivo <BR> <BR> Oh the peace that comes from being content. The awakened, happy joy that comes w/being able to forgive and move on. Of course that doesn’t mean that you forget the lessons, you just let go of the angry, hurt, resentful feeling. <BR> <BR> Your inner peace shines through and is passed onto others in your world. It spreads! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <... Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:09:55 EST Wednesday 18 September 2019 The talents we each have been blessed w/can only be developed if we use them fully to benefit the lives of others as well as our own. Karen Casey <BR> <BR> How empowering! The talents that we share w/others are the ones that will blossom – and help the others you share with blossom as well! Win/win <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:50:32 EST Tuesday 17 September 2019 Like many things in life, your compassion is a skill that can be exercised. Simeon Lindstrom <BR> <BR> Even something as simple as a smile, a sincere “How are you”, a pat on the back. That can all change not only your life, but those you interact with as well. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:21:46 EST Monday 16 September 2019 QOTD You are who you are, and nothing can change that. You’re beautiful just as you are. Karen Flaherty <BR> <BR> This one is pretty self- explanatory. We are all beautiful. We have the ability to radiate that beauty each day with every person we need. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:01:23 EST Friday 13 September 2019 QOTD Failure is success in progress. Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Failure means you are moving forward, taking action, learning what will work and what won’t work. Learn the lessons. The only real failure is if you don’t try! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:56:08 EST Thursday 12 September 2019 QOTD If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful? <BR> <BR> What we say, how we speak can have such an impact on others. Listen to your words. Would you want them written on your skin? Would you want them spoken to you? <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:22:40 EST Wednesday 11 September 2019 Wednesday 11 September 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> Being confident w/what you do drives you to achieve your goals, work @ your best and overcome any challenges that come your way. Matt Morris <BR> <BR> Be confident. Do your best. Don’t give up when you have challenges! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:10:39 EST Friday 06 September 2019 QOTD Hold the words and intentions gently with you as you go about your day, take action as it's called for and as it feels right for you and then simply watch as life unfolds and opens up for you. Cat O'Connor <BR> <BR> What wise advice. Simply put . . . . one foot in front of the other, move forward. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 6 Sep 2019 15:44:02 EST Thursday 05 September 2019 QOTD No one can give you your goals. No one can dig for you. This is your journey. Warren Philip Gates <BR> <BR> Yes! We have to believe in ourselves, listen to our inner voice, follow those feelings. Nobody else can set those goals for you but YOU. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2019 16:36:48 EST Wednesday 05 September 2019 If you want something out of life you have to go out there and get it, because it is not just going to be given to you. Kelvin Waites <BR> <BR> It’s one thing to want something and another to actually make it happen! You will only achieve your goal if you have an action plan and keep @ it. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2019 14:27:20 EST Tuesday 03 September 2019 QOTD Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome. Mark Dudley <BR> <BR> Our past has taught us many lessons to remember, but . . . . it doesn’t define us. We are capable of writing the chapters in our book of life. It’s all about our choices, actions, decisions. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 3 Sep 2019 15:52:54 EST Friday 30 August 2019 QOTD Success is what happens after you have survived all of your disappointments. <BR> <BR> Yes! We free up the energy to move forward when we’re able to let go of what we perceive as failures or disappointments. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:39:03 EST Thursday 29 August 2019 QOTD Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out. Unknown <BR> <BR> Wow, this is definitely one to remember.. As long as we believe in ourselves, have faith, have a plan, and tweak it as is needed, we will come out on the other side all right. . . . no matter the situation. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:26:02 EST Wednesday 28 August 2019 QOTD You are so much more than what you are going through. – John Tew <BR> <BR> Isn’t this the truth! Sometimes when going thru challenges, we forget this. And we always have to remember the personal power we have – we can have a positive attitude, even if we cannot change the situation. We have that power to control how we react! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:25:10 EST 27 August 2019 QOTD Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. Bob Riley <BR> <BR> That’s so empowering to know we have the power within us, right! We have to believe in ourselves and we can manifest this. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:10:40 EST 26 August 2019 QOTD We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa <BR> <BR> I think there isn’t a soul who wants to go through tough times, to have pain. But if we adjust our sails and work through it, we will move forward. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:00:52 EST 23 August 22, 2019 QOTD It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius <BR> <BR> Confucious was a sparker long before it was even known about! Definitely, as long as you keep moving forward, you’re going to reach your goal. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:13:19 EST 22 August 2019 QOTD You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest. <BR> <BR> There are time when the rough spots just seem more than we can deal with. And admittedly, they ARE rough! BUT we have to give ourselves credit for how strong we are and tap into that reserve of strength to see us through the rough patch. NOT easy, but we come out on the other side even more strong! Always give yourself credit for being a strong person! YOU ARE! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:11:49 EST Wednesday 21 August 2019 Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller <BR> <BR> It feels overwhelming sometimes when we’re going thru rough times. But if we hang in there, we become stronger. We ARE stronger than we give ourselves credit for! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:40:28 EST Tuesday 20 August 2019 QOTD I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> We sometimes think that our actions are insignificant in facilitating good changes or making a difference, but one kind act definitely IS like the ripples created when you skip a stone in the water. So, never think you can’t make a difference. We CAN! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:48:07 EST Friday 16 August 2019 QOTD Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli <BR> <BR> We need to learn that it’s all right to feel our emotions. That way we can deal with the situation, whatever it is and move on. It’s especially difficult when we need to forgive ourselves. It’s seemingly easier to forgive others. <BR> <BR> But once we’ve dealt w/the emotions, we can move on and be happy! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:18:39 EST Wednesday 14 August 2019 QOTD The hard days are what make you stronger. Aly Raisman <BR> <BR> It is not always easy to see that when we’re in the midst of a challenge, but it does make us grow as we find solutions to get through or deal with the challenge. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:28:34 EST Tuesday 13 August 2019 QOTD And still, after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky. Hafiz <BR> <BR> OH my. What an analogy! It is so loving to do something and expect nothing in return. Obviously, parents do this all the time! And grandparents. It really does fill the world w/love and warmth when we can do this. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:42:40 EST Monday 12 August 2019 QOTD It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz <BR> <BR> Everyone has a challenge they are dealing with in life. That is stressful. BUT if we use our energies towards trying to solve the challenge, rather than using our energy negatively and feeling sorry for yourself, we’ll have more of the positive energy to find solutions. OF COURSE it’s human nature to lament a challenge (I certainly am no different!) The challenge is not letting it consume you. It’s a... Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:06:33 EST Friday 09 August 2019 QOTD We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Truth. There is so much we go through to get to “the other side” of change. For the outsider, none of the changes we’ve gone through to get to where we are may be evident. But they have a profound affect on us mentally, spiritually and emotionally. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 9 Aug 2019 15:18:22 EST Thursday 08 August 2019 QOTD It’s never too late to change old habits. Florence Griffith Joyner <BR> <BR> Amen! I joined SP @ age 57. Did I have any idea what the future was going to be? Not at all. BUT little by little I have developed a healthy lifestyle. Is it perfect? No. Is it immeasurably than pre-SP? YOU BET. So, I did make tons of changes, physical/spiritual and emotional. It’s humbling! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 8 Aug 2019 14:58:43 EST Wednesday 07 August 2019 QOTD Friendship is always sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. Khalil Gibran <BR> <BR> Hmmmm, I am not sure about that. It definitely is a responsibility. We have the responsibility to nurture friendships. But I feel friendships are an opportunity, as well. Friendships are an opportunity to grow and allow our friend to grow, as well. So I see it as a mixture of sweet responsibility and an opportunity. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 7 Aug 2019 14:10:51 EST Monday 05 August 2019 QOTD The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world. Marianne Williamson <BR> <BR> So we can influence our perception of the world around us by how we frame our thoughts about what is around us. If we have a positive view point, that positivity radiates outward to the world around us. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 5 Aug 2019 15:34:55 EST Friday 02 August 2019 <BR> <BR> Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> Interesting thought! So maybe some of those things which we appear to just know innately we learned previously! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 2 Aug 2019 12:23:03 EST Thursday 01 August 2019 QOTD I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being. Hafiz <BR> <BR> Oh sometimes it would be so nice to see ourselves as others see us. But we definitely have the powere within us to do great things, and let our light shine, even if we feel less then stellar. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2019 15:58:16 EST Wednesday 31 July 2019 QOTD Wake @ dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. Khalil Gibran <BR> <BR> Definitely glad for each day of this life given . . . so many don’t have that opportunity. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:57:44 EST Tuesday 30 July 2019 QOTD Love is the greatest miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. Louise L. Hay <BR> <BR> Self-love and love, in general, is so important to our health and well-being. It is so necessary! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:06:49 EST Monday 29 July 2019 QOTD Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi <BR> <BR> Oh, that’s something to think about. If we are not ‘feeling the love’ what barriers are we putting in the way of feeling that love?? Sometimes we may not even realize that’s what we’re doing. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 29 Jul 2019 14:01:37 EST Friday 26 July 2019 QOTD Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare <BR> <BR> What a great analogy. We definitely are in control of how we take care of (or don’t take care of) our bodies. This is an awesome responsibility! But we are equipped to do just that (take care of our bodies). We have to have an open mind and heart to make the right choices. <BR> <BR> Just like a gardener has to tend to, nurture, feed and weed the garden for it to flourish, we must do the same w/... Fri, 26 Jul 2019 15:34:52 EST Tuesday 23 July 2019 QOTD The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> That speaks volumes. Life is always full of ups and downs, and always will be. So, we have to figure out how to positively deal with it. NOT easy, but if we practice daily, it will get a little easier. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:14:32 EST Monday 22 July 2019 QOTD Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. Eckhart Tolle <BR> <BR> Oh it is just like decluttering your physical environment. You get rid of items that are no longer serving a purpose for you, and that opens up space for something that WILL serve you better. <BR> <BR> Our emotional life is the same. Sometimes we have to change the way we think about things, how we react to them, and that ser... Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:29:12 EST Friday 19 July 2019 QOTD They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol <BR> <BR> He’s right. ACTION on our part is what allows us to change things ourselves! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:07:44 EST Wednesday 17 July 2019 QOTD Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. James Thurber. <BR> <BR> Oh for sure, behind humor there is usually something painful. But what better way to deal with it and keep it in perspective <BR> <BR> I know humor always helps me decompress. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:40:33 EST Tuesday 16 July 2019 QOTD Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber <BR> <BR> Living in the present. SO important to do. Lessons are always learned from events of the past, but dwelling in the past will not change it. Use that energy to live in the present. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:09:46 EST Monday 15 July 2019 QOTD What I am looking for is not out there. It is in me. Helen Keller <BR> <BR> That’s it! We’ve ALWAYS had the power! We have to tap into ourselves to do what we want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:37:56 EST Friday 12 July 2019 QOTD Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin <BR> <BR> What risks are you willing to take in life in order to accomplish what you want to accomplish? How willing are you to step outside your comfort zone? If you don’t step outside of that comfort zone and let go of what’s comfortable, you won’t be able to change and grow. <BR> <BR> Life takes lots of courage to live it to it’s fullest! Having that courage expands our life immensely. <BR> <BR> What are your thoug... Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:20:38 EST Wednesday 10 July 2019 QOTD A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. Goethe <BR> Interesting. If we have unhappiness and sadness in our heart, that’s what we’ll see. If we have a positive attitude, happy heart, then we will have positive energies to see the good in this world. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:07:33 EST Tuesday 09 July 2019 QOTD We become what we think about. Earl Nightengale <BR> Visualizing ourselves achieving our goal is such a powerful tool, no matter what the goal is. By visualizing it, we have a clearer picture of what we want, and what we have to do to get there. Powerful! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 9 Jul 2019 14:42:46 EST Monday 08 July 2019 QOTD Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely. Ann Landers <BR> <BR> Oh this is so vital to our happiness and well being. Every human being has the need to be treated with kindness and respect. Every person needs the friendship of another human being to complete themselves! <BR> <BR> Absolutely the world needs more of those commodities! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2019 15:13:54 EST Monday 01 July 2019 QOTD If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl <BR> <BR> Truth, good thoughts make us smile and look happier, which is contagious. And you’re never dressed if you don’t put on your smile! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 15:24:04 EST Friday 28 June 2019 QOTD Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. Malala Yousafzai <BR> <BR> Such wise words for such a young woman! Always know that the choices we make right now, in this moment, have consequences. Those consequences will become part of our future. So make your thoughts and decisions carefully, dream big, give it your best. Our dreams will then shape a good future for ourselves. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:16:09 EST Friday 21 June 2019 QOTD You are disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills <BR> <BR> Truth. It is difficult to think about the prospect of a failure, but . . . even more difficult to deal with the regret of having not tried. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:06:28 EST Thursday 20 June 2019 Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem <BR> <BR> How often do we ponder a problem endlessly, then go to sleep and dream a possible solution! Sometimes dreaming really is a time of creativity and problem solving. We’re unemcumbered by opinions, so we can freely think about things. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:06:20 EST Wednesday 19 June 2019 QOTD If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time w/them and half as much money. Abigail Van Buren <BR> <BR> That’s truth! Kids want us, our time, our attention more than they want things! And it pays dividends to spend that time w/them. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:32:37 EST Tuesday 18 June 2019 QOTD It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers <BR> <BR> This is a good reminder! As a parent we want to ‘fix’ things for our kids sometimes, but they need to learn how to problem solve. It’s a life-skill we should proudly teach our kids! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:12:35 EST Monday 17 June 2019 QOTD I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin <BR> So, it’s all about the learning! There really isn’t a fail! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:30:18 EST Thursday 12 June 2019 QOTD Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. Hazrat Inayat Khan <BR> <BR> Ah yes, it’s perception. How we perceive things is so important. We always have the choice to pine for something bigger, better, more beautiful. BUT if we are grateful and make the best use out of what we do have, we will be happier and more productive! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:26:04 EST Wednesday 12 June 2019 QOTD You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt <BR> <BR> We all have SOMETHING to contribute to this world and it’s up to us to move beyond those comfort barriers to do it. Definitely not easy. But we are all capable! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:25:25 EST Tuesday 11 June 2019 QOTD My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Yes, we have to do what we can to live our best lives . . . we only get one go-round <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:57:58 EST Friday 07 June 2019 QOTD A champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall. Serena Williams <BR> <BR> Isn’t that the truth. Good sportsmanship is so important in every aspect of life. We aren’t always going to win, but need to focus on doing our best. And learn when we don’t find success – what will it take next time to succeed! Valuable lessons. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 7 Jun 2019 14:23:34 EST Wednesday 05 June 2019 QOTD <BR> Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. Mae Jemison <BR> <BR> Definitely have to listen to our own intuition and not be stifled by what others perceive as obstacles. And be an encourager to those wanting to branch out and go beyond their comfort zone to try something they believe in! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 5 Jun 2019 15:26:11 EST Monday 03 June 2019 QOTD Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. Vincent van Gough <BR> <BR> Oh my Mom always said that normal is just a setting on the dryer. I think she’s right! <BR> The beautiful things in life usually happen when we go outside our comfort zone. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 3 Jun 2019 13:58:39 EST Friday 31 May 2019 QOTD Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. Drake <BR> <BR> Yes, yes, yes. We have to think w/both our head and heart. It’s a balancing act. But we make the best decisions thinking w/both together. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> gs <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2019 12:19:35 EST Thursday 30 May 2019 QOTD Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind. Dr, Seuss <BR> <BR> Keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward! You’ll get there! And don’t forget that the destination is not as important as the journey getting there! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 30 May 2019 15:25:50 EST 29 May 2019 QOTD Wednesday 29 May 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain <BR> <BR> Isn’t that the truth. It’s a whole lot easier to remember truthful facts than things that are NOT true. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 29 May 2019 14:51:23 EST Friday 24 May 2019 QOTD Change the world by being yourself. Amy Poehler <BR> <BR> So often we think we have to be this extraordinary person to facilitate a change in this world. Not so! Even the littlest action on our part can make a huge difference in this world! Just spreading kindness makes a huge difference in this world! And the world can be made better one person @ a time. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 24 May 2019 13:39:34 EST Wednesday 22 May 2019 QOTD People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> It truly is amazing what we can accomplish when we believe in ourselves! It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. As long as we believe, we can achieve. I find that pretty powerful! Believing in ourselves gives us the confidence to try different ways of reaching our goals w/o fear of failure. O... Wed, 22 May 2019 12:44:17 EST Tuesday 21 May 2019 QOTD What you get from life will be in direct proportion to what you give to life. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> Absolutely true that in life, what you give is returned 100 fold. Added benefit is that giving always makes a person feel sooooo good. <BR> <BR> And we surely enhance our life by both giving and being open to receiving as well. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 21 May 2019 13:43:48 EST Monday 20 May 2019 QOTD Encouragement and faithfulness demonstrate the value of a friend. Be a friend, it’s worth the effort. Martin Murphy <BR> <BR> Yes! The best way to have friends is to BE a friend. It definitely is worth the effort. It’s nice to have a wonderful support system in friendships and BE a support, as well. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 20 May 2019 15:16:14 EST Friday 17 May 2019 QOTD You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. Harvey S. Firestone <BR> <BR> Truth! Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm. Being helpful breeds helpfulness being spread. Setting a good example, doing our best encourages others to do the same. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 17 May 2019 15:03:43 EST Thursday 16 May 2019 QOTD The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> The ability to give is such a gift! It enriches not only the person who is the receiver, but the giver as well. And for sure, whatever we give comes back to us 10 fold. <BR> <BR> The only change I'd make in that quote is including women! We are valuable. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 16 May 2019 13:12:48 EST Wednesday 15 May 2019 QOTD All you need is passion. If you have a passion for something you will find the talent. Yanni <BR> <BR> I find that w/kids, it’s so important to expose them to lots of different activities so they can find their passion. Be it paintint, writing, dance, gymnastics, whatever it is. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 15 May 2019 13:51:54 EST Tuesday 14 May 2019 QOTD Adversity provides the opportunity for the best part of us to shine. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> When we have challenges, it takes time and energy to figure out solution options, and make action plans. It forces us to think outside the box and be creative in problem solving. We have to use our team-building skills when the project includes working on a team to solve the challenge. That requires refining our listening skills, compromising and sharing responsibility. <BR> <BR> What are ... Tue, 14 May 2019 16:40:50 EST Monday 13 May 2019 QOTD Monday 13 May 2019 <BR> <BR> The 2 most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. Mark Twain <BR> <BR> Interesting to think about that! We do spend time in our lives figuring out our purpose. But our lie is totally small steps in finding that purpose daily. <BR> <BR> It takes being open to possibilities so you really ‘hear’ your calling! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 13 May 2019 17:03:05 EST Friday 10 May 2019 QOTD He who would learn to fly one day must 1st learn to stand &amp; walk &amp; run &amp; climb &amp; dance; one cannot fly into flying. Nietzsche <BR> <BR> It’s all about the process, about the steps to get to where you want to be. Each step you take is a brick on the path in the direction that you want to go in. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 10 May 2019 13:50:07 EST Thursday 09 May 2019 QOTD When you remember that you are an infinite being, your day will be filled w/unlimited potential. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> WE have to believe in our infinite potential and never lose sight of how important it is to make each day count . . . make each day a stone in the path on the road to your accomplishments. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 9 May 2019 16:28:34 EST Tuesday 07 May 2019 We are all but a reflection of one another, all part of the same whole. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Would that the world realized this! We are all one. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Tue, 7 May 2019 14:12:22 EST Monday 06 May 2019 QOTD We must be willing to fail &amp; to appreciate the truth that often ‘life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.’ M. Scott Peck <BR> <BR> I love this quote. We have nothing to fear if something doesn’t turn out as expected. Yes, it’s annoying for sure, but we have learned how NOT to do something. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Mon, 6 May 2019 16:55:57 EST Friday 03 May 2019 QOTD You can give it away or sell it, but you can’t buy it. Without integrity you become nothing and will have nothing. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Integrity . . . so important to treasure our integrity and guard it closely. Don’t sell yourself short. Always stand up for yourself. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 3 May 2019 15:01:36 EST Thursday 02 May 2019 QOTD Set your goals high and do something everyday to move forward. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Yes, baby steps and you’ll get where you want. Time and patience will keep you moving forward. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 2 May 2019 13:47:58 EST Wednesday 01 May 2019 QOTD Life is about right now in this very moment. Now tomorrow, not yesterday, but NOW. Live it. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> We can’t change the past, don’t know what the future is, so best to concentrate on NOW! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 1 May 2019 17:17:03 EST Tuesday 30 April 2019 QOTD Who and what you are will be determined by you, not your circumstances. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> I love this quote. No matter what the situation, you always have choices to make that will propel you in the direction you want to be going. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:16:27 EST Monday 29 April 2019 QOTD IN every moment, you are the only one who gets to choose your attitude. Choose wisely. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> This is so empowering. We have control over ourselves. We have to learn to use this power! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:48:48 EST Friday 26 April 2019 QOTD The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Ferdinand Foch <BR> <BR> No matter the obstacles, with passion on your side, you can accomplish anything. Overcoming obstacles seems to be more of a challenge to be overcome than a burden that can’t be overcome. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 15:30:31 EST Thursday 25 April 2019 QOTD Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures. Joseph Campbell <BR> <BR> When you’re invested in accomplishing something, obstacles become challenges to be overcome. Thigs that don’t go as planned or expected are seen as lessons merely in the ways that won’t accomplish the goal rather than failures. That allows for energy to keep moving forward. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:44:25 EST Wednesday 24 April 2019 QOTD Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Everyone has a purpose in life. It takes awareness to pay attention to what we’re called to do. But once we know, we can move forward to do what it takes to fulfill that purpose. Having mentors in life is one way I have found that helped me clarify and solidify my purpose in life. And a mentor also helps fuel that passion to keep the fire burning. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts... Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:13:03 EST Tuesday 23 April 2019 QOTD If there is no wind, row. Latin Proverb <BR> <BR> Do whatever it takes to move forward! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:50:17 EST Monday 22 April 2019 QOTD Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains. Kimmy <BR> <BR> Yes! You know Mom always said if you aren’t part of the solution, then you’re the problem. True. It pays to really think wisely about the choices we make. <BR> <BR> When things get tough, it's awfully easy to slip into the victim mode. We want sympathy. But the thing that needs to be dealt with is our decisions/choices. They have consequences. If we don't consider our options carefully, we're going to... Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:57:19 EST Sunday 21 April 2019 QOTD Action expresses priorities. Mohandas Gandhi <BR> <BR> For sure, goes along with the adage that actions speak louder than words. People pay attention to your actions, and not always what you say. So modeling good behaviors and making sure your priorities are straight is very important. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:11:55 EST Saturday April 20 2019 QOTD If you quit, you’ll never know what might have been. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> So true! NOT giving something a try means you may have missed a possible solution! The fact that you are willing to take the risk and try something means you’ll be steps closer to knowing what will work (or not). <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:15:54 EST Friday April 19 2019 QOTD There is beauty in simplicity. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Don’t let fear of failure keep you from taking that first step! That’s how you’ll reach your goal. <BR> Sometimes in this world we go so fast that we make things more complicated than they need be. Often the simplest solution to a problem is the best one! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Fri, 19 Apr 2019 16:53:11 EST Thursday 18 April 2019 QOTD Why walk when you can fly? Until you try, you never know how high and far you can go or how much you can be. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Don’t let fear of failure keep you from taking that first step! That’s how you’ll reach your goal. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:34:26 EST Wednesday 17 April 2019 QOTD Highly successful people make more mistakes than those they surpass. They succeed because they learn from every mistake and turn them into stepping stones. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Ah ha! That is just to say that successful people do not give up and keep on trying different methods of reaching their goal! Others give up! They DON’T succeed. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:30:53 EST Tuesday 16 April 2019 QOTD When your passion and purpose are greater than your fears and excuses, you will find a way. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Never let fear stop you from giving you all and moving forward. Never be afraid to ask for advice and help. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:00:11 EST Monday 15 April 2019 Passion is your joy, it is the essence of who you are. You have to unwrap it and find it. Jackie St. Onge <BR> <BR> Yes! If it doesn’t bring you joy, it’s not your passion. Granted, often we DO have responsibilities that require us to so things that don’t necessarily fall into line w/our passions, but we can still infust it w/love and gratitude. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 16:23:11 EST Sunday 14 April 2019 QOTD If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. Wanda Sykes <BR> <BR> Yes! And even if it doesn’t turn out to be a passion for you, you’ve learned something. <BR> <BR> So, don’t be afraid of the process of finding your passion! <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2019 15:17:58 EST Saturday 13 April 2019 QOTD Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Yes, for sure in life, sometimes we just have to do things we do not necessarily want to do or car about but it still has to be done. That can cause stress for sure – resenting that you have to do something that you really would rather not do. <BR> <BR> When we’re involved in something that we’re passionate about, it doesn’t feel like work!... Sat, 13 Apr 2019 17:30:45 EST Thursday 11 April 2019 QOTD Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne <BR> <BR> Isn’t that the truth. The more we chase after happiness, the more it escapes from us. <BR> If we quietly look inside ourselves, look around ourselves, we will find may things to bring us happiness. We don’t need to chase it! <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:39:49 EST Wednesday 10 April 2019 QOTD Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddah <BR> <BR> What can be said about his quote. Pure truth. We may have health challenges. Everyone does. But we’re HERE. We may not have everything we want but we have what we need. Friends, well, they’re a treasure in our lives! <BR> <BR> Even on our most challenging day, there is at least one thing that is good about the day. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:55:55 EST Tuesday 09 April 2019 QOTD Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore <BR> <BR> OH for sure, w/o the rain, we wouldn’t appreciate the rainbow that can come after. And in life, the challenges heighten our appreciation for the good time! <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2019 13:36:58 EST Saturday 06 April 2019 QOTD Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> It’s up to us to be in charge of our day. It is not going to be perfect, but we have the power to shape a good day for ourselves. It may not be easy, but we have that power. <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 6 Apr 2019 15:45:56 EST Friday 05 April 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus <BR> Yes, indeed. It’s all about being willing to step out of our comfort zone. That’s when things happen. That’s when we grow. That’s when we accomplish things! <BR> <BR> Your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 5 Apr 2019 10:44:31 EST Thursday 04 April 2019 QOTD Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs <BR> <BR> How prophetic. Definitely we do not know how long we have here in this earthly existence. So it is best to live it as if each day is the last one. Fill it with kindness, love and goodness. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 4 Apr 2019 15:43:23 EST Tuesday 03 April 2019 QOTD Every Strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth <BR> <BR> Absolutely! If you don’t take a swing, and try, you’ll never get anywhere! Always best to try! <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 2 Apr 2019 16:31:42 EST Monday 03 April 2019 QOTD Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein <BR> Yes, sometimes it is best to consider the needs of the team and work towards that rather than focusing on your own individual achievement. <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 14:40:33 EST Sunday 31 March 2019 QOTD When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao <BR> <BR> It I s difficult to let go of things we’re comfortable with and behaviors that we’re comfortable with. However, there comes a time when, if that thing or behavior is not serving us anymore, it’s time to let it go, change things up to serve you better. Only when we do that will we be able to find something that serves us and change up behaviors to those that serve us. <BR> <BR> It’s all a process, and processes take tim... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 16:45:02 EST Saturday 01 March 2019 QOTD Action is the step many forget when they wonder what happened to their dream. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> Ah yes. All the planning and dreaming isn’t going to make anything happen unless you ACT on them. That’s crucial. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 30 Mar 2019 16:22:39 EST Friday 29 March 2019 QOTD Ideas, like bees, don’t have to be big to have great impact. Gail Lynne Goodwin. <BR> <BR> How often do we have a small idea and dismiss it? But sometimes if we follow thru w/that small idea, it leads to bigger and better ideas. It’s a stepping stone! Never discount the value of little ideas. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:29:09 EST Thursday 28 March 2019 QOTD Do what brings you joy! Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Realistically not everything we need to do in a day will bring us joy, but if we have a joyful attitude, the task is much more pleasant. All in our attitude. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:42:00 EST Wednesday 27 March 2019 QOTD Love everything about yourself, knowing you are the sum of all of your parts. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> We need to appreciate every facet of ourselves! Self love changes our perception of ourselves and the world around us. It leads to positivity. And that love shines through to all you encounter. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:47:07 EST Tuesday 26 March 2019 QOTD . . . saying no isn’t bad or selfish. Saying no is about you recognizing and respecting your boundaries so you can be the person you want to be. Pam Young <BR> Oh what a hard lesson to learn. We definitely need to have boundaries and be willing to uphold them. WE deserve that! <BR> <BR> I think that so often we’re brought up thinking saying no is selfish. It really isn’t. That doesn’t mean we don’t try to help others. It means, though, we have the responsibility to ourselves not to o... Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:00:50 EST Monday 25 March 2019 QOTD Everybody gets knocked down. You become stronger every time you lift yourself back up. Billy Cox <BR> <BR> Nobody is immune to getting knocked down. The key is never give up. You will find the right answers if you keep trying! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:03:14 EST Sunday 24 March 2019 QOTD Everybody gets knocked down. You become stronger every time you lift yourself back up. Billy Cox <BR> <BR> It takes great courage and strength to get up when we’re knocked down, but that grows our character. <BR> <BR> It never pays to give up. Often when we’re just at the crossroads of quitting,that’s when we’re about to have a breakthrough! So never give up. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:05:40 EST Saturday 23 March 2019 QOTD Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda <BR> <BR> Totally agree. If heart, mind and soul are focused, you’ll achieve what you set out to accomplish. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:58:22 EST Friday 22 March 2019 QOTD Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Carl Sagan <BR> <BR> We are blessed to have our senses to tell us about the world around us. There are so many things to be explored and learned when we are alert ad aware of our surroundings and pay attention. It is a gift to use our senses to the best of our abilities to learn about and appreciate our world, our universe. Always be curious! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:35:35 EST Thursday 21 March 2019 QOTD Thursday 21 March 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. John C. Maxwell <BR> <BR> It is so true that our actions speak much louder than our words. This is so important to remember when dealing w/delivering unpleasant news or dealing w/an unpleasant situation. Sometimes despite unpleasant news or situations, if we can even manage to just have a pleasant demeanor, this shows compassion and caring. It speaks volumes to your capabilities when you can be... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:52:16 EST Wednesday 20 March 2019 QOTD The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> Yes! IT is so important to use our resources wisely. We have to be mindful in this day and age, for example, of using our water and other resources wisely so it is available for generations to come. We have to pass on our skills and knowledge so the next generations are able to carry on. It is part of building our legacy! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:53:49 EST Tuesday 19 March 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> For sure, our greatest limitations are what we say are limitations. Whether the limitations are fear based (I’m afraid I’ll fail), perfection based (if I can’t do it perfectly, then it’s not worth doing), comparison based (I cannot do it as good as Jane, so why bother), or whatever the constraint is that you’re putting on yourself, we are limiting ourselves w/t... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:51:24 EST Monday 18 March 2019 QOTD Life is either a daring adventure or nothing @ all. Helen Keller <BR> <BR> Positivity . . . think of challenges as adventures. When I think of how Helen Keller adapted and approached her life w/her blindness and deafness, it humbles me. I am blessed w/good health, -- oh yes, there are small challenges, but manageable. So, I need to practice facing lifes challenges as an adventure, challenges to be met head-on. Positivity yields the energy to do that! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:42:17 EST Thursday 14 March 2019 QOTD Adversity can be turned to opportunity simply by adjusting our perception and our attitude. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Simply put, if you believe you can achieve it, you can. If we use energy to think about how to overcome obstacles or challenges, we will come up w/ways to overcome them. It’s all about attitude. <BR> <BR> And there will always be times when things don’t go as we’d anticipate or like, but these are the opportunities to learn! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:32:21 EST Tuesday 12 March 2019 QOTD Make Sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you. Jerry Gillies <BR> <BR> So often we have a plan in mind, but get detoured along the way by the opinions of others. Self-doubt! Have confidence. Follow your heart, follow your head, follow YOUR dreams! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:06:07 EST Saturday 09 March 2019 QOTD Failure is much easier to handle if you think of it as feedback to guide your next effort. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> This is exactly right, IMHO. Mistakes are really opportunities to learn that that is not the needed sol’n, and moving on to plan B (or whatever letter of the alphabet you happen to be @ working on the situation!) It is a lesson. Things certainly don’t always go the way we plan or intend That’s life. It’s all about the learning. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR>... Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:03:31 EST Saturday 09 March 2019 QOTD Failure is much easier to handle if you think of it as feedback to guide your next effort. Michael Josephson <BR> This is exactly right, IMHO. Mistakes are really opportunities to learn that that is not the needed sol’n, and moving on to plan B (or whatever letter of the alphabet you happen to be @ working on the situation!) It is a lesson. Things certainly don’t always go the way we plan or intend That’s life. It’s all about the learning. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:43:42 EST Saturday 09 March 2019 QOTD Failure is much easier to handle if you think of it as feedback to guide your next effort. Michael Josephson <BR> This is exactly right, IMHO. Mistakes are really opportunities to learn that that is not the needed sol’n, and moving on to plan B (or whatever letter of the alphabet you happen to be @ working on the situation!) It is a lesson. Things certainly don’t always go the way we plan or intend That’s life. It’s all about the learning. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 9 Mar 2019 09:11:02 EST Friday 08 March 2019 QOTD Friday 08 March 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> Don’t ask if it’s going to be easy. Ask if it is going to be worth it. Michael Josephson <BR> I know we all have times in our lives when we wish there was an EASY BUTTON to push, but that’s not reality, is it. So that means there are going to be times in life when we have tough situations to handle. Those are the times that we need to be most patient with ourselves. Those are the times when we need to think about solutions with our head and our heart. ... Fri, 8 Mar 2019 15:23:30 EST Thursday 07 March 2019 The greatest personal fulfillment comes when we contribute to improving the welfare of others. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> It always feels so good to give. I find that the more we give the more we GET in return! Just a nice habit to keep up daily. There are always ways to contributing and giving in a day and it doesn’t have to be complicated! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 7 Mar 2019 14:41:39 EST Tuesday 05 March 2019 QOTD Take the time each day to connect to the Divine. Trust that there is a plan even if you only see a fraction of it. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Trust and faith. Sometimes these are hard to come by, because by nature, we want control of what goes on. BUT sometimes we just DON’T have that control. <BR> <BR> And in our world we aren’t able to do everything ourselves, so having trust in those you work with is vital, too <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 5 Mar 2019 16:11:31 EST 03 March 2019 QOTD Praise is one of the best, yet inexpensive gifts we can give to others. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Not only should we be generous w/praise for others, we should also do that for ourselves! A job well done is to be acknowledged. Steps in the forward direction are to be commended! It feels so nice to do that. Makes our attitude much more positive. Sun, 3 Mar 2019 13:04:53 EST Saturday 02 March 2019 QOTD Inner peace is a state of mind, a lifestyle choice, a conscious decision not to be adversely affected by what is occurring around us. Janet Pfeiffer <BR> <BR> So, essentially, that is to say, inner peace comes from within ourselves, not external sources. It’s how we choose to react to situation, no matter what they are. We are in charge! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2019 16:21:41 EST Friday 01 March 2019 The only way to get what you want is to risk being uncomfortable. The greater your gratitude for discomfort, the greater the opportunity. Chris Cade <BR> <BR> That edgy feeling, that feeling that things have to change is the momentum we need sometimes to move forward. If we ebrace that feeling rather that resist it, we grow and learn and change happens. So that edgy feeling is an opportunity for us to get what we want, get where we want or need to be. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughs?? Fri, 1 Mar 2019 14:16:28 EST Wednesday 27 February 2019 QOTD Dream incessantly, believe completely, act daily, celebrate continually. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> What would a day be w/o a dream to work towards! To have hope for the future, dreams provide that. Dreams provide the opportunity to celebrate with each little forward movement (or even realizing that the way you were doing it wasn’t working, but other possibilities exist!). For all this to come to pass, we need plans as our road map. <BR> <BR> The most important thought I keep in min... Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:26:40 EST Monday 25 February 2019 If we aim high and fall short, we still achieve more than by aiming low and falling short. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Never set your goals too low! It is always better to aim @ your highest potential. So, if things don’t work out as you planned, you’ve learned a way that DOESN’T work, which paves the way to find away that DOES work. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 15:18:17 EST Sunday 24 February 2019 QOTD Sunday 24 February 2019 QOTD <BR> <BR> Don’t ask if it is going to be easy. Ask if it is going to be worth it. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Keeping your eyes on the prize is what it takes to get started and keep moving forward. There are always going to be challenges, but overcoming them makes the accomplishment so much sweeter. If it were easy to accomplish, it wouldn’t be nearly as sweet . . . it wouldn’t feel as worthwhile. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2019 13:10:23 EST Saturday 23 February 2019 QOTD The clearer you are when visualizing your dreams, the brighter the spotlight will be to lead you on the right path. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Oh my, this is true. That is why vision boards are so important . . . they help you keep that spotlight on what you are trying to achieve. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughs?? <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2019 16:31:48 EST Friday 22 February 2019 . . . Time is your biggest resource. Life is all about the experiences we have w/our loved ones, and the time you spend together sticks. Kelly Hager <BR> <BR> There is absolutely nothing in this existence more important or fulfilling than family time, time spent w/friends, those we love and cherish. This time helps nurture all of us. <BR> <BR> And we have to reall realize how finite time is so we focus on each moment we spend with those we love and shared experiences. <BR> <BR> What a... Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:18:19 EST Sunday 17 February 2019 QOTD Take time to listen in the silence. Gail Lynne Godwin <BR> <BR> We definitely learn so much more by listening. And most of the time any questions you may have formulated in our head, as you listen, will be answered. I found listening is so enriching! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2019 15:37:14 EST Friday 15 February 2010 QOTD Forgive yourself for mistakes, because we are all still learning &amp; fall short. Forgive yourself &amp; set your spirit free from the bondage of shame &amp; guilt for they serve no one, not even God. Jeremy Holm <BR> <BR> What a beautiful message! We are not MEANT to be perfect. We are all on a learning curve in this life. If we free ourselves from having to be perfect, and allow ourselves to learn the lessons we need to learn in life, then shame and guilt will have no place in our li... Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:44:11 EST Tuesday 12 February 2019 QOTD Love what you see in the mirror; you are beautifully unique and no other being in the universe can take your place. Jeremy Holm <BR> <BR> Self-love is so very important! Loving ourselves gives us the ability to love others, too. <BR> <BR> And we are definitely all unique in our appearance and abilities. That is to be celebrated. Life would be so bland if we were all the same! There is so much to be learned by celebrating all our unique traits! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:39:58 EST affirmations a-z (game) We can all be our worst enemy when looking in the mirror or at our actions. This a-z affirmations game can help us change those thoughts. Here's an example of how it's played: <BR> <BR> A- Aware: I will be aware of what and how much I am eating <BR> <BR> next person <BR> <BR> B - Beautiful - I am beautiful inside and out <BR> <BR> next person <BR> and so forth. <BR> <BR> I look forward to your responses. <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:15:52 EST motivational quotes article <link><BR>g.asp?post=motivational_quotes_you_sho<BR>uld_print_and_look_at_daily </link> <BR> <BR> some great quotes to print out and use. they are a great reminder to me when i start to feel low about not being in the place where i once was. i really just need to focus on where i am now and where i'd like to be tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:05:48 EST what a recovery day should be <link><BR>/fitness_articles.asp?ID=2432 </link> <BR> <BR> most of my days are recovery days right now. stretches and mild exercise with limited mobility. I'll sure be glad when i'm able to get back to moving more freely and without pain -- staying positive on this one. <BR> <BR> in the mean time, this article helps to explain the importance of recovery days and what to do when you take them. Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:59:09 EST ideas to help cope w/pain Here's something that might be beneficial for all of us to tryout: <BR> <BR> Beneficial Yoga Techniques to Help You Cope with Pain <BR> When a traditional practice is out of the question physically, I recommend these relaxation techniques to help cope with pain. <BR> <BR> Gratitude Practice <BR> When pain takes over, loving and appreciating your body can be a difficult task. Find a comfortable position, either seated or reclined, supported with props as needed. Close your eyes and focus... Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:54:27 EST meal planner w/ grocery list <link><BR>le_shopping.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> i use this to not only help myself keep track of what is going on, but it helps my DH too. by posting the meal plan on the fridge he doesn't have to keep asking me "what's for dinner?" and he also knows the nights that he can help with prep work =) Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:46:27 EST Monday 28 January 2019 QOTD Getting what you want starts w/being grateful for what you already have. Eric Broser <BR> <BR> That attitude of gratitude helps us frame our thoughts around the realization that we don’t NEED everything we want! If we take a look @ all we have it helps us develop a sense of patience to fulfill those “wants” and a sense of responsibility to work for what it is we NEED. Practicing delayed gratification of our wants helps us realy appreciate reaching our goal more when we DO achieve it. <... Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:24:38 EST Sunday 27 January 2019 QOTD You don’t have to impress, ‘put on airs’, diminish yourself to ‘fit in’, or need others to approve of uou. You can spend a lifetime waiting for others to approve of you, and most never will, so don’t waste the effort. Be true to you, be true to others, and if you have to pretend to be w/others, just to conform and feel accepted, then you’ll never feel happy. Bridget Cameron <BR> <BR> So true! How many times do we feel the need for others’ approval, when the only approval you REALLY nee... Sun, 27 Jan 2019 15:08:32 EST Saturday 26 January 2019 QOTD In truth, you don’t stifle the voice inside you. You honor and are guided by your inner wisdom. Amanda Richardson <BR> <BR> We all have an intuitive sense, and it’s up to us to listen to it. So often self-doubt or lack of self-confidence causes us to refrain from listening to our intuitive sense of what we should be doing. <BR> <BR> Don’t be guided by what others tell you. Yes, take it under advisement, but make your OWN choice, one that feels right to you. There may be pitfalls alon... Sat, 26 Jan 2019 16:59:31 EST Friday 25 January 2019 QOTD The first step in the journey towards a miracle is oftentimes called a leap of faith. You are believing in something that cannot be seen but is very real. Tim Bauer <BR> <BR> You cannot begin any journey w/o taking that first step and it can be terrifying! But once you take that first step, that first leap, you are building a path forward. <BR> <BR> When you first determine that you want to get healthier, it can be daunting! You may be afraid of failing. BUT if you have that faith, ta... Fri, 25 Jan 2019 14:42:38 EST Wednesday 26 December 2018 QOTD When you welcome each moment – no matter what it provides – every single experience opens you up to learning. Life becomes your teacher, offering you the greatest gift: wisdom. Jacob Liberman <BR> <BR> Living in the moment is indeed the way that we can experience and learn from life! Some things may not turn out as we anticipate, but it will lead us to figure out better ways. It takes being consciously aware of the present moment you’re in, though, to learn the lessons, progress. <BR> ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 17:16:27 EST Saturday 22 December 2018 QOTD <BR> The ego is the child within you, but it is not who you are. You are the witness and the observer. William Diedrich <BR> <BR> Our psyche is so complex! Sometimes it IS ok to let the child in us take the lead. It is comforting sometimes! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Dec 2018 16:40:10 EST Friday 21 December 2018 QOTD The best way to insure a bright future for ourselves and the world is for each of us to live an inspired life. Jack Groverland <BR> <BR> Let your talents shine! And always be open to learning from others as well. You inspired and inspire others that way. That’s what makes the world move forward positively. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:41:43 EST Thursday 20 December 2018 QOTD Abundance flows more freely to you when it continues to flow outward from you, as you pass it on. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> The more we get, the more we receive! Just even the simple act of passing on a smile is returned to you 1000 fold. AND it is passed on to many others! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:20:13 EST Tuesday 18 December 2018 QOTD Inside is where your beliefs reside. They determine the outcome of everything in your life. Jeanette Koczela <BR> <BR> We really have to know ourselves and establish goals that fit in with our beliefs about what we want to accomplish and how it should be accomplished. This takes planning, assessing, changing as needed and evaluating! It is a constant cycle. But all this requires us to be true to what we believe in. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:48:09 EST Tuesday 18 December 2018 QOTD . . . embodying integrity is @ the heart of true transformation and lasting fulfillment. Jessica Ly <BR> <BR> Being true to what is right and ethical is so very important. We need to be true and honest to ourselves and others. That is at the heart of success. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:28:09 EST Sunday 16 December 2018 QOTD We control our happiness. We can choose happy, peace and calm just as easily as we can choose anger, overwhelm and chaos. Elaine Shtein <BR> <BR> I find this so empowering. We don’t find happiness outside ourselves, but rather, within ourselves. It is up to us to adjust our attitudes in all kinds of situations to find our happiness. IT IS UP TO US! It is up to us to choose our behaviors and thoughts which help us find his happiness. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:34:09 EST Sunday 16 December 2018 QOTD Sunday 16 December 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> We control our happiness. We can choose happy, peace and calm just as easily as we can choose anger, overwhelm and chaos. Elaine Shtein <BR> <BR> I find this so empowering. We don’t find happiness outside ourselves, but rather, within ourselves. It is up to us to adjust our attitudes in all kinds of situations to find our happiness. IT IS UP TO US! It is up to us to choose our behaviors and thoughts which help us find his happiness. <BR> <BR> Wha... Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:46:59 EST Wednesday 12 December 2018 QOTD <BR> Let learning, sharing and loving ignite your passion for life and self-transformation. Rosalie Moscoe <BR> <BR> Never stop learning, sharing and loving! Those are the treasures of life. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:57:57 EST Tuesday 11 December 2018 QOTD Time spent enjoying life is time well spent. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Yes! Life is way too short NOT to enjoy each and every moment. Especially in this holiday season, we need to really enjoy our time w/friends and family. Ok, I know every family has some difficulties, but this season is all about sharing the love! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:19:27 EST Sunday 09 December 2018 QOTD Being fully present is the best guarantee for a bright future. Guy Finley <BR> We cannot do anything about what has already happened, an we don’t have the ability to see into the future, so it’s best to focus on NOW, and make it the best it can be. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 9 Dec 2018 13:10:03 EST Saturday 08 December 2018 QOTD Don’t let our fear of the hazards keep your ship in the harbor. Cast off your lines and sail away! Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> We are our own obstacle in accomplishing goals sometimes! We can be paralyzed by fear if we allow it. Often shifting our thinking to realize that just because things may not turn out as we wish or anticipate doesn’t mean it’s a fail! It’s a lesson. So if we reframe out thoughts to be open to learning lessons, it is easier to try out new things, to think outsi... Sat, 8 Dec 2018 13:30:37 EST Friday 07 December 2018 QOTD Putting your attention on anything is a request for it. Abraham Hicks. <BR> <BR> Think about it. If we are worried, sad, angry or frustrated, that’s where your attention is focused, and end up facilitating a request for MORE of these things. <BR> <BR> If, however, we choose to find and be satisfied with even just ONE THING in our life, it opens the spiritual door to positive energy to solve whatever challenges are thrown your way. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 7 Dec 2018 15:41:38 EST Thursday 06 December 2018 QOTD AS you close your eyes tonight may you know how blessed you are and celebrate w/gratitude. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Always have an attitude of gratitude. We really are truly blessed! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts??? <BR> Thu, 6 Dec 2018 13:20:45 EST Wednesday 05 December 2018 QOTD World peace begins @ home. Kathryn Kvols <BR> <BR> Yes, it does! Each of us has the power to add to the peace of the world. One person @ a time we can make a difference! <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 5 Dec 2018 13:46:36 EST Tuesday 04 December 2018 QOTD Release the unnecessary baggage of fear, anger, guilt, resentment and judgments for they will only hold you back in life. Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell-Krockenberger <BR> <BR> This is saying such an important message! We definitely are held back from what we can achieve by our own fears, anger, resentment and judgment. In order to have room for new things in life, we have to let go. It is not always easy, but it is necessary. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 4 Dec 2018 16:08:42 EST Monday 03 December 2018 QOTD <BR> Life is like a stagecoach rode. In every circumstance, you can choose to be the DRIVER that controls it, a PASSENGER that rides in it, a HORSE that pulls it, or a SPECTATOR that watches it. What you choose to be determines how you experience the journey. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> The message, then, is that it is our responsibility to determine what role we want to have in the journey you’re on. We cannot control everything, of course, but seems like being the driver on the journ... Mon, 3 Dec 2018 15:31:02 EST Sunday 02 December 2018 QOTD It’s a great day to start your great life! Dr. Tomi Bryan <BR> <BR> We don’t ever want to waste a day of our lives. Life is too short. So, don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2018 11:41:41 EST Saturday 01 December 2018 QOTD Saturday 01 December 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> People don’t always remember what you say or even what you do, but they always remember how you made them feel. Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> OH, sometimes it is so hard to watch what comes out of our mouths, but it is so wise to remember to think before we speak. My Mom always said, if I didn’t have anything good to say, then I shouldn’t say anything! TRUTH <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 16:35:06 EST Friday 30 November 2018 QOTD Always do your Best. It increases your chances of success and it wins the respect of others. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> That’s something my Mom always told me. Even if what you do isn’t perfect, if you did your BEST, that’s all that you can ask. Be proud of doing your best! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:12:27 EST Thursday 29 November 2018 QOTD My fears don’t define me – they only hold me back from being me. My dreams define me and my willingness to step out of my comfort zone and face my fears – that is what defines me. Faith M. Davis <BR> <BR> Awesome, awesome, awesome! Our biggest sabotaging thoughts usually revolve around fear, fear of “what if . . .”, and fill in the blank with all the negative thoughts that go thru your head! I find writing them down and tearing them up is so cathartic and gets me back on the path of fo... Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:19:44 EST Friday 23 November 2018 QO Hold yourself more accountable. Acknowledge the wounds you inflicted and the mistakes you made and make amends. Make it easier for others to do the same. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> This is all part of forgiving ourselves to move on . . . and forgiving others, as well, also so we can move on. <BR> <BR> We do not have to forget the lessons learned in situations where we’ve extended forgiveness. It is part of the growth process. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 11:30:18 EST Thursday 22 November 2018 QOTD Never allow the size of your dreams to be limited by what someone else thinks is possible. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> We need to stay focused on what WE know to be true for us, and block out those who are counterproductive to our efforts. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:19:55 EST Wednesday 21 November 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Be the reason someone smiles today. An extra smile, cheerful greeting, a kind word of appreciation or encouragement – It will cost you nothing and yet it can be a great gift! Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> It doesn’t take much to brighten your day or someone else’s! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:43:01 EST Tuesday 20 November 2018 QOTD Do what is healing to your spirit and w/o effort you will bring the world healing in return. Alan Cohen <BR> <BR> If we further the good things you experience in your immediate world, just imagine what this world would feel like if everybody did this! We’d understand one another, be part of the same universe, no matter how far apart physically we might be. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:40:07 EST Monday 19 November 2018 QOTD <BR> Spiritual energy flows in and produces effects, psychological or material, within the phenomenal world. William James <BR> <BR> So, in order to experience the most from life we must tap into our spiritual energy as it affects our bodies, minds and emotions. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:09:16 EST Sunday 18 November 2018 QOTD Enjoying the journey leading to the goal is as important as achieving the goal. Allowing the journey to divinely unfold is the secret to balance and success. Debbie Teichmann <BR> <BR> So we need to stop and smell the roses along the way to our destination. THAT is what makes us who we are! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2018 15:46:21 EST Saturday 17 November 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Love with all you have. Love yourself, your life and the people in it. Show compassion and kindness for Earth’s creatures and Mother Nature. Camilly Lucy <BR> Love truly is the answer to a better life and peaceful co-existence here on this planet! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:43:57 EST Friday 16 November 2018 QOTD <BR> Before you can achieve peace or happiness in your life, you must become aware of yourself. This is never an easy task as it is much easier to recognize the errors of others rather than take responsibility for our own errors. <BR> You must become aware of what you say and how you say it. The words you choose, your tone of voice, the expression in your face and eyes. <BR> <BR> You must become aware of what you do and how you do it. Always pay attention to details, as these are the little... Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:32:53 EST Thursday 15 November 2018 QOTD I celebrate both my uniqueness and my connection with all that is. Jonathan Lockwood Huie <BR> Yes! For sure we are all unique but we are are connected by the web of life on this planet. WE all have talents and passions, and we share those with the world! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:25:46 EST Wednesday 14 November 2018 QOTD Self-awareness doesn’t stop you from making mistakes, it allows you to learn from them. Unknown <BR> <BR> Bingo! We are always going to make mistakes, but the best outcome is learning lessons. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:38:12 EST Tuesday 13 November 2018 QOTD The more balanced our lives, the more serene we feel. Ann Smith <BR> <BR> If we are in harmony mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically, we are in a peaceful place. We feel serene. When we feel chaos, that’s our cue to know SOMETHING is out of balance. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:11:06 EST Monday 12 November 2018 QOTD Remind yourself you cannot fail @ being yourself. Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> So it is very important for us to be our authentic selves to be a success. We have the capabilities within ourselves and need to nurture those capabilities. Then we will experience success. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:09:24 EST Sunday 11 November 2018 QOTD You only lose when you give up. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> So, the msg, is clear . . . don’t give up! Often times it’s when we’re most feeling like quitting that we’re closest to a breakthrough! PATIENCE! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:18:58 EST Saturday 10 November 2018 QOTD Two wrongs don't make a right. It's never the wrong time to do the right thing. It's never the right time to do the wrong thing. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> True! Our reputation and credibility depend on our being always honest. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:43:43 EST Friday 09 November 2018 QOTD Friday 09 November 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> There is a fountain of youth; it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. Sophia Loren <BR> <BR> Wise words. Age may be a # and that is our chronological age. But much more important is the biological age, determined by our use of our mind, our talents, our creativity and lives of people we love and share our lives with. ... Fri, 9 Nov 2018 17:11:28 EST Thursday 07 November 2018 QOTD Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. Rumi <BR> That’s just exactly the key! We have to let go of some things in order to make room for new thoughts, behaviors, activities. <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 8 Nov 2018 16:03:42 EST Wednesday 07 November 2018 QOTD "Ethics doesn't demand a life of self-sacrifice nor require us to ignore our desires and needs. It does expect us to care about right and wrong, to know the difference between what we want to do and what we should do, and to muster the moral courage to do what is right." Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Profound. That’s the key is realizing that it is really our knowledge of what is right or wrong for us that is key. Then have the courage to follow that when your thoughts about what is right o... Wed, 7 Nov 2018 17:48:16 EST Tuesday 06 November 2018 QOTD Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates <BR> <BR> He knew this a long time ago and yet we now have lost sight of the important whole food plays in our health and healing. So important to remember <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:05:04 EST Monday 05 November 2018 QOTD The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician Vernon Howard <BR> <BR> So, if we listen to our bodies, and take care of ourselves according to what our body tells us, we can heal ourselves. Our bodies definitely have the miraculous power to heal itself if we do the right things for it. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:25:19 EST Sunday 04 November 2018 QOTD Sunday 04 November 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior. People are simply unique, incomparable. Osho <BR> <BR> That is a great way to put it. We ARE all unique. Nobody is better OR worse than anyone else. We are who we are. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2018 15:10:24 EST Friday 02 November 2018 QOTD Play a bigger game. Mike Handcock <BR> <BR> Sometimes we have to go out of our comfort zone to grow. It’s not easy! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 2 Nov 2018 16:43:39 EST Thursday 01 November 2018 Place your concern on the opinion of the person you see most – YOU. Lanette Pottle <BR> <BR> Truth! It is none of our business what anyone else things, It IS our business to be concerned about what WE think. Too often we know what feels right to us, but isn’t what others may feel. So we go along with the crowd, even if it’s not a good fit for us because we’re concerned about what they may say or think if we don’t! Nope! Trust yourself. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 17:14:43 EST Wednesday 31 October 2018 QOTD While the road may be difficult and obstacles spring up in our way, we must keep our eye on the goal of living out our life’s purpose. Joel Comm <BR> <BR> We need to focus on our gifts. Your gifts, talents and abilities are designed to take you where your passions lead you. If we do what we are made to do, it is not possible to fail! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:33:41 EST Tuesday 30 October 2018 QOTD Tuesday 30 October 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Never Stop Encouraging Yourself and others in the pursuit of worthy goals. This advice is inspired by the definition of the word encouragement, which is ‘to give hop and confidence to.’ Mark McIntosh <BR> <BR> Definitely if each of us holds hope and confidence in our heart, each of us would have tremendous potential to ahieve milestones far beyond what we might imagine for ourselves and others. <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:05:31 EST Monday 29 October 2018 QOTD Monday 29 October 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> To live in a truthful way requires that we listen to life and each other. Unpredictable as life itself, the practice of listening is one of the most mysterious, luminous and challenging art forms on Earth. Listening stitches the world together. Mark Nepo <BR> <BR> Yes! We say something and that means that we already know it. But if we listen we LEARN something . . . something new. And it helps us define our commonalities, and differences, too. <... Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:32:44 EST Sunday 28 October 2018 QOTD It is only through great love and great suffering that we are exhausted of our differences until our hearts are opened to realize that we are at heart the same. This is the constant renewal of compassion that reseeds the world. Mark Nepo <BR> <BR> Oh for sure, this is something that is so needed in this world today – compassion. Missing on so many levels in this world of ours. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 28 Oct 2018 16:09:05 EST Friday 26 October 2018 QOTD Choose your words, actions and thoughts consciously. Choose your friends, partners, and media influences wisely, because everything coming from us, and everything coming at us, profoundly affects our ability to be as intelligent and balanced as we want to be. Rebekah Green <BR> <BR> Our choices really do affect the outcomes, so we have to be sure that our choices will lead us to the desired outcome. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:40:53 EST Thursday 25 October 2018 QOTD Belief is crucial for success, but not enough. Hard work is the fuel that powers belief. Madison Lewandowski <BR> <BR> Truth! We can believe in something all we want, but if we don’t have an action plan and work hard, it isn’t going to happen! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:42:48 EST Wednesday 24 October 2018 QOTD Life is a constant series of adjustments – it flows like a river, swelling with rain and receding with drought, with it’s banks reshaping in time. Heather Reed <BR> <BR> That is such a good analogy of what life is like! Ups, downs, calm, upsets, all wrapped up! We have to learn to havigate the phases of our life. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:30:47 EST Tuesday 23 October 2018 QOTD <BR> Be not afraid to surrender your beliefs on how things “should be”, to the greater will of the Universe. Gail Lynne Goodwin <BR> <BR> Sometimes we have to change what we believe in order to accomplish our end goal. Sometimes the way we envision something isn’t the way it’s meant to be! So don’t be afraid to “let go”. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:11:56 EST Monday 22 October 2018 QOTD It’s only frightening before you start. <BR> <BR> Oh sometimes we build things up so much in our minds! Doesn’t matter if it’s good OR bad, we sometimes have fears about how it’s going to go, how things will end up, all of that. But if we plan, as best we can, be flexible to change those plans as needed, and take those steps moving forward, we’ll be all right. And it’s not as scary as we thought! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:23:10 EST Sunday 21 October 2018 QOTD Life is so much better when you’re laughing. <BR> <BR> Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Exercise doesn’t hurt either! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:22:30 EST Saturday 20 October 2018 QOTD Your child will follow your example NOT WHAT YOU SAY. <BR> <BR> No words! Just nodding my head yes yes yes! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:26:11 EST Friday 19 October 2018 QOTD Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring. <BR> <BR> Isn’t that the truth! If you keep plugging along, you WILL achieve success and all those doubters will be like “can I work for you??” Rewards like that are sweet1 <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:44:29 EST Thursday 18 October 2018 QOTD We can be a little broken and still be ok. Amy M. Brinton <BR> <BR> Isn’t that the truth! I think we have ALL been there, done that. Feeling broken, but we are still ok as long as we continue to have faith in ourselves and move forward. Always. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:48:13 EST Wednesday 17 October 2018 QOTD The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blooms and the bee comes! <BR> <BR> Truth. We attract the right influences when we set our sights firmly on what we want to accomplish and seek out those who are working on the same thing or better yet, have accomplished it. Trying is like a magnet! It attracts what you need. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:21:27 EST Tuesday 16 October 2018 QOTD Don’t go through life, grow through life. <BR> <BR> So much happens in life . . . the good, the bad and the ugly. YIKES . . . and the ugly can be very ugly! BUT if we maintain our faith, carry on, do our best, we do grow and come out on the other side of the UGLY much stronger, more resilient than before. It takes time! So, patience is needed! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:31:09 EST Monday 15 October 2018 QOTD Do not believe that ignoring emotional pain is a sign of strength. Do not believe that feeling emotional pain is a sign of weakness or psychological frailty. Do not believe that being in touch w/your feelings, knowing you hurt, and wishing you didn’t diminishes you in any way. Guy Winch <BR> <BR> Wow! Profound. I think we all have experienced emotional pain in our lives, and it is sometimes difficult to face them, work on them, ask for help to sort through these times. But know it is e... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:42:49 EST Sunday 14 October 2018 QOTD The only real failure is when you don’t learn from your mistakes, and you keep repeating them. <BR> <BR> IF things don’t go the way we anticipate does that make it a failure? NO! I firmly believe as this quote says, it is only a failure if you don’t learn the lesson! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:24:39 EST Saturday 13 October 2018 QOTD Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem <BR> <BR> Fear and doubt can be paralyzing if we let it! Never be afraid to try! <BR> Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:03:07 EST Friday 12 October 2018 QOTD I opened 2 gifts this morning. They were my eyes! <BR> <BR> Yes! We are given the privilege of living another day! We have the responsibility to make the most of that gift! <BR> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:12:16 EST Thursday 11 October 2018 QOTD Trust the vibes you get, energy doesn’t lie. <BR> <BR> We are all born w/a sense of intuition. The gift is to listen to ie, trust it. Follow it. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:42:16 EST Wednesday 10 October 2018 QOTD Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. Bob Bitchin <BR> <BR> As is often said, we can’t change circumstances very often, but we can adjust our attitude to handle the circumstances! If we have lots of negative talk, then our experience is going to be negative. BUT change to more positive self talk, you will at best endure the situation, at most maybe improve it! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:10:05 EST Tuesday 09 October 2018 QOTD You can do anything, but not everything. <BR> <BR> Isn’t that the truth! How many times are we reluctant to ask for help and in the end, that would have made things so much simpler to accomplish. That’s why there are all kinds of people who know all kinds of things that you don’t maybe know, just like you know things THEY may not know. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2018 11:38:27 EST Monday 08 October 2018 QOTD Honesty is so precious because it is so rare. <BR> <BR> Be truthful to yourself and others. Be sincere, don’t deceive or mislead. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it may seem that a lie would be the easier thing, but it just gets so complicated when we lie! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Oct 2018 09:19:25 EST Sunday 07 October 2018 <BR> Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure. <BR> <BR> I love this, because it is pure and simple truth. Attitude is everything. Always. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2018 11:29:45 EST Friday 05 October 2018 QOTD Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up. <BR> <BR> As hard as life can be, each challenge prepares us for the next step in life and makes us strong enough to be sustained thru that change. But we have to have faith in ourselves for this to work. And be willing to share those bruises and scars with others, because it may be that person is going thru the very challenge you have passed through. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts... Fri, 5 Oct 2018 12:54:54 EST Thursday 04 October 2018 QOTD Attract what you expect. Reflect what your desire. Become what you respect. And mirror what you admire. <BR> <BR> What wisdom. It is all about our behaviors in each situation that determines our ability to move forward and accomplish what we can! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 4 Oct 2018 12:45:24 EST Wednesday 03 October 2018 QOTD 1 year = 365 opportunities <BR> <BR> Yes! Each day is a chance. . . each and every day is an opportunity and it is our responsibility to use it. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 3 Oct 2018 13:57:25 EST Tuesday 02 October 2018 QOTD NO matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up! <BR> <BR> Truth. If we give up we’re not giving ourselves a chance to succeed OR fail! Never be a quitter. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2018 15:33:57 EST Monday 01 October 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin <BR> <BR> Truth! It’s all about overcoming our fears. It’s all about embracing our fears. It’s all about pushing past those fears and moving through them! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2018 14:03:54 EST Sunday 30 September 2018 QOTD Genreal William Cohen’s Eight Laws of Leadership: <BR> <BR> Maintain absolute integrity <BR> <BR> Know your stuff <BR> <BR> Declare your expectations <BR> <BR> Show uncommon commitment <BR> <BR> Expect positive results <BR> <BR> Take care of your people <BR> <BR> Put duty before self <BR> <BR> Get out in front. <BR> <BR> What sage words of advice! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 16:00:13 EST Saturday 29 September 2018 QOTD Saturday 29 September 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. <BR> <BR> Adding kindness in the equation will allow you to be strong, kind, humble and proud. Always strive for that. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 13:43:25 EST Friday 28 September 2018 QOTD Friday 28 September 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted. <BR> <BR> Dark times are so very difficult to go through, but it really is a time of transformation, if we let it be. Just lie the butterfly spins it’s cocoon to morph into a beautiful butterfly, we can symbolically do that same thing in difficult times. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:44:44 EST Thursday 27 September 2018 QOTD You’re always one decision away from a totally different life. <BR> <BR> I find that empowering! We definitely have that power to make a choice which will be life altering. It may not be immediate, but that’s the direction your choice leads to . . . a different life! So, never be afraid to make the tough choices. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:05:51 EST 26 September 2018 Be proud of yourself for how hard you’re trying. <BR> <BR> We should always feel a sense of pride in trying our very best. Even if the efforts are a little bumpy, you’re still trying! You’re still learning. You’re becoming better, more proficient! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 16:21:51 EST Tuesday 25 September 2018 QOTD <BR> The expert in anything was once a beginner. <BR> <BR> We ALL start by learning, practicing, some failures, some successes, eventually fewer fails, more successes and the lessons come easier. Never fear being a beginner. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:55:37 EST Monday 24 September 2018 QOTD <BR> Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise. Frank Ocean. <BR> <BR> Simply stated. Truth. Our behaviors absolutely say more about us than our words. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:49:52 EST Sunday 23 September 2018 QOTD <BR> Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently. <BR> <BR> So often it is just too easy to “slack off” on doing the things that need to be accomplished to succeed. The mental mind-set is, “It’s just too hard.” Those are the times we have to ask ourselves, “Which is harder . . . to do what I want right now and HOPE it’s enough to succeed, or always do you best, even if it’s not perfection. If you make each day the very best possible, you w... Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:43:39 EST Saturday 22 September 2018 QOTD If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies. <BR> <BR> What a wonderful analogy. Change can be painful, but on the other side of that change is something beautiful!!! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:50:04 EST Friday 21 September 2018 QOTD Friday 21 September 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things. Amy Poehler <BR> <BR> So wise. It is so much more productive to be around those who dream, support and to things that gossip! I find it is a sign of respecting ourselves to do that. <BR> <BR> And it’s important to have the courage to remove ourselves from those si... Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:59:27 EST Thursday 20 September 2018 QOTD Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Yes we truly do have to love ourselves right where we are at right now, and then we can move ahead to where and what we would want. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:19:26 EST Wednesday 19 September 2018 QOTD <BR> No matter how you feel . . . get up, dress up, show up and never give up. <BR> <BR> Wise words indeed. This mirrors the sparky advice to fake it till you feel it. Eventually you WILL feel it! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? <BR> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:15:12 EST Tuesday 18 September 2018 QOTD <BR> When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Jim Rohn <BR> <BR> This is what passion is! You want and desire something so deeply that you make a plan of action to reach your goal. <BR> <BR> You are willing to endure hardships, failures, detours in order to accomplish your goals. <BR> <BR> There are no failures. There are lessons to be learned along the way. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:54:49 EST Monday 17 September 2018 QOTD <BR> Our character is both formed and revealed by how we deal with everyday challenges as well as extraordinary pressures and temptations, like a well made tower, character is built stone by stone, decision by decision. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> It is pretty empowering to know that WE have a choice about how to handle challenges, temptations, pressures. AND that they build our character. <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:11:29 EST Sunday 16 September 2018 QOTD <BR> You are not hungry, you are bored. Drink some water and learn the difference. <BR> Absolutely true! We so often misinterpret thirst as hunger. Wrong!!! <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 16 Sep 2018 13:27:55 EST 15 September 2018 Saturday 15 September 2018 QOTD <BR> You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. <BR> Truth! Our actions say so much more than our words do about us! <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:13:08 EST Friday 14 September 2018 QOTD Do it now. Sometimes ‘later’ becomes ‘never. <BR> <BR> Amen! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:54:03 EST Wednesday 12 September 2018 QOTD Beauty isn’t measured in pounds. <BR> We really ARE much more than our weight. Brains, beauty, compassion, and so much more that a scale cannot measure. It can’t measure AWESOME! <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thursday 13 September 2018 QOTD <BR> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:54:36 EST Tuesday 11 September 2018 QOTD <BR> Beauty isn’t measured in pounds. <BR> <BR> We really ARE much more than our weight. Brains, beauty, compassion, and so much more that a scale cannot measure. It can’t measure AWESOME! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:23:59 EST Monday 10 September 2018 QOTD Rule #1 to working out: Never skip Monday!! <BR> <BR> Oh boy, is there any other day of the week that we would just love to say, “Forget working out. I am just too tired.” Yes! But if we allow ourselves to excuse ourselves from exercise on Monday, it’s all too easy to do the same other days of the week as well. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts <BR> Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:37:25 EST Sunday 09 September 2018 QOTD Fitness is like a relationship, you can’t cheat and expect it to work. <BR> <BR> We certainly do have to do the work if we want the results. It is always worth it! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 9 Sep 2018 13:19:30 EST Saturday 08 September 2018 QOTD From struggle comes strength <BR> <BR> Absolutely struggle and challenge is transforming and gives us strength IF we let it! It is never easy to go thru struggle, but the benefits are wonderful. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 8 Sep 2018 12:38:44 EST Friday 07 September 2018 QOTD Work out like your life depends on it, because it does! <BR> <BR> Quite literally! Our bodies are designed to move, be strong. Our lives really do depend on it! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 7 Sep 2018 13:03:55 EST Thursday 06 September 2018 QOTD <BR> We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. <BR> <BR> Isn’t it something to think about! Both take the same amount of energy. Which would you rather? I’d rather use the energy to feel strong! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 6 Sep 2018 13:45:47 EST Wednesday 05 September 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> I was sad, but then I drank coffee and lifted weights. I feel better now. <BR> <BR> Exercise is so therapeutic! I really does help us feel better with the endorphins released. Always go for the exercise! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2018 11:41:29 EST Tuesday 04 September 2018 QOTD Don’t say I wish. Don’t say I wish. Say I WILL! <BR> <BR> Truth1 Action is what will prpel us forward. Don’t be afraid to move boldly towards your goals! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 4 Sep 2018 16:06:56 EST Monday 03 September 2018 QOTD Don’t lose yourself in your fear. <BR> <BR> Fear can be so crippling! Keep pushing past the fear. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 3 Sep 2018 12:04:49 EST Sunday 02 September 2018 QOTD Sunday 02 September 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. <BR> <BR> Definitely something that we need to always remind ourselves of. Perfectionism is self-defeating! BUT if we strive to be the best US we can be, to make each day a little better than the one before and realize the next day will be better than this one, you are on the road to success. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2018 12:59:14 EST Saturday 01 September 2018 QOTD No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up and never give up. <BR> <BR> Powerful words. This is exactly what successful people do. Often it’s faking it till you feel it (isn’t that a sparkism!) It is truth. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2018 16:15:48 EST Friday 31 August 2018 QOTD What feels like the end is often the beginning. <BR> <BR> Oh my, yes. So often when bad times come, we feel like we’ll just not make it through. BUT these challenges are really often the beginning of a whole new, adventurous chapter in our lives. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:25:29 EST Thursday 30 August 2018 QOTD She was unstoppable not because she did not have failures, or doubts, but because she continued on despite them. <BR> <BR> Wow! Powerful! Definitely true. In life, it is those failures (I prefer to call them lessons) that propel us forward, lead us to our next chapter or step in life. Never give up on your dreams! Even when there are difficulties, and challenges, we need to work through those and we’ll come out on the other side stronger. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 30 Aug 2018 09:34:45 EST Wednesday 29 August 2018 QOTD <BR> <BR> Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile. <BR> <BR> We have to be strong in ourselves, courageous in ourselves, BE ourselves. What others think of us is nowhere near as important as what WE think of ourselves. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:33:20 EST Tuesday 28 August 2018 QOTD Good things take time. <BR> <BR> Yes. It is all about going thru the process. Each process takes time to work through the steps! It takes patience to work through the process and the steps. Patience and persistence. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:58:40 EST Monday 27 August 2018 QOTD <BR> Decide. Commit. Succeed. <BR> <BR> Simple, straight-forward truth! <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:50:56 EST Sunday 26 August 2018 QOTD You did not wake up today to be mediocre. <BR> <BR> That’s the truth! Make each day better than the day before. May not be perfect, but that’s all right. As long as it’s better than the day before. And realize tomorrow will be even better. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:56:10 EST Saturday 25 August 2018 QOTD People are made to be loved, and things are made to be used. <BR> <BR> Things begin to go wrong when things are being loved and people are being used. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Oh my. How often do we have attachments to material things? How often do we use someone in order to get what we want? <BR> <BR> In my younger days I would get attached to things. But learned, they cannot comfort not counsel me. They don’t have the capacity to be a friend. <BR> <BR> That includes food! ... Sat, 25 Aug 2018 11:14:08 EST Friday 24 August 2018 QOTD Trust is a tower built Trust is a tower built stone by stone. Lies remove stones from the base and can topple the highest tower. When trust is important there are no little lies. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> Think about times when you’ve been lied to. Does it cause you to doubt what that person says from then forward? Think about if YOU’VE told a lie. That person you’ve been untruthful with feels that way as well. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:49:26 EST Thursday 23 August 2018 QOTD <BR> It is absolutely true that your belief in something will come to be, if you have a definitely genuine conviction of it and the dedication to work towards it. Dr. Erica Kosal <BR> <BR> We have to work towards our goals and be true to ourselves. Goals are not going to happen by themselves for sure. It takes hard work, determination and perseverance. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:13:39 EST Wednesday 22 August 2018 QOTD Oh, I can be almost anything, but the one thing I MUST be is ME! Catherine Dougherty <BR> <BR> Yes! God has put us all here on this earth for a purpose. He has made us all diverse and different to fulfill our purposes. So we have to be the best US we can be, because that’s what He designed us to do. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts?? <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:08:35 EST Tuesday 21 August 2018 QOTD Self-Control by Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> A frazzled mother with a fussy child caught the eye of a grocery store manager. He overheard her say, “Lily, you can do this. We just have to get a few things.” <BR> Moments later, when the child became more upset, the mother said calmly, “It’s okay, Lily. We’re almost done.” <BR> <BR> When the child became hysterical in the checkout line, the mom took a deep breath and said, “Lily, just hold it together for a few more minutes.” <BR> As she was l... Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:59:36 EST Monday 20 August 2018 QOTD A person of character seeks true happiness in living a life of purpose and meaning, placing a higher value on significance than success. Michael Josephson <BR> <BR> The quality of life lived is so much richer when there is that focus on our purpose rather than gathering material possessions. That is less a matter of success than looking at how you’ve impacted those around you in your existence. <BR> <BR> It is what we give of ourselves to others that will have the most impact. That is... Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:00:06 EST