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6/10/18 5:51 A

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Thanks for the welcomes!
I hope everyone is having a good weekend

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6/9/18 9:18 A

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emoticon TRACYLI. We're so glad to know that you are doing well. Good luck getting back into the swing of things here on SP. Take your time as this is a marathon and not a sprint to finding that healthier you.

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6/8/18 3:19 P

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Welcome back Tracyli

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6/8/18 10:36 A

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Greetings, all.

I was on SP years ago, and loved it. Then forgot about it, which is too bad because the teams and community are so amazing.


A little about me - I've had depression / major depression for over twenty years. It goes up and down; I'm high functioning. About 11 years ago, it became debilitating; I got help, and then started a lot of medication, but it got me back on a good path and I am not on anything now.

I've been suffering anhedonia now for a few years; and I KNOW that changing my diet will help immeasurably. I just need a little motivation.

I'm wishing everyone here a great and happy Friday!

Edited by: TRACYLI at: 6/8/2018 (10:46)
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emoticon LEGENDIS aka Deb. While you may feel like you have "undone" all your hard work, you haven't. You are here and you took the time to post. Replacing unhealthy habits takes time and energy. Focus on one unhealthy habit at a time. Once you have mastered that one, move on to another. The weight will come off over time!

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Hi, my name is Deb. I'm starting again on spark after 10 years away and practically undoing all my hard work in 2008. I have had depression for years. It just varies to as to how bad it is. Over the past 6 months it's worse mostly because I feel so rotten about my weight. So the plan is to change the weight to feel better and not be so down.

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emoticon SINGINGLADY_70 and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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5/24/18 10:11 A

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emoticon to SP and emoticon to the team, SIEGESA. I'm so glad you took the time to post here. It sounds like you are in a much better place than you were just a few years ago. Remember that this journey to a healthier you is a marathon NOT a sprint. It takes time to replace old habits with healthier ones so each and every healthier decision you make really does count!

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Hello, everyone. I'm back on sparkpeople again and I'm new to this team. I am currently, finally, pretty stable regarding my depression. A few years ago, I had to stop working due to anxiety and depression. After several years (yes, years) of trial and error, along with various therapies, I'm on meds that are working. I'm back to work full-time and I see a therapist every few weeks to help with maintaining my wellness. I'm just now to the point where I have enough emotional energy to do more than work and crash. So, I'm getting back into exercising and working on losing this weight. I'm so grateful to be where I am today and I'm ready to keep pushing forward.

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5/23/18 11:11 A

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Mrs. Toad - I have been part of the daily chat for a little over a month now and I LOVE that group. But I appreciate the welcome back and kind words of support. It means a lot. Have a wonderful rest of your week and take care!

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emoticon LADYCHAZ1 aka Chaz. I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles, but am delighted that you have found so much success finding that healthier you. Keep up with what you are doing as it is working!

(Yes, this thread is mainly for introductions, but if you go to the Team Page ( or click on the link above marked "Team: Dealing with Depression" this will take you to the Team Page), there is Thread titled "Daily Chat" that is quite active and very helpful.)

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5/21/18 11:43 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Chaz & I rejoined SP after a long hiatus this past February. I am diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression. I do not take medication for this, but see a licensed psychiatrist every Friday morning, which helps. A lot of my emotional issues stem from a work-related assault that took place many years ago, as well as trauma that I have gone through in my private life. I seem to be doing well with my goals for a healthier lifestyle and got half way to my initial/starting goal to lose 50 pounds much faster than I expected. However, I do experience days of extreme sadness, crying, and guilt. I am not sure if members post here on a regular basis, or if they simply introduce themselves. I went back to posts from February to read them all and it seems like this page is simply introductions. If I am incorrect, please let me know. I hope that everyone has a wonderful day.

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emoticon to all new team members.

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Hello VULGARIS and welcome to the team!



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We learn something new every day.... emoticon ENGINEERMOM and emoticon to SP's DwD team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Edited by: PLATINUM755 at: 5/14/2018 (23:54)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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emoticon DEBZI9 and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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5/12/18 9:42 A

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emoticon to both SparkPeople and the Team, VULGARIS. I'm so sorry to hear that both your medical issues haven't been taken seriously and that you are so far from family/friends. Coupled together, this makes for a very, very difficult situation. The good news is that you are here on SP and that this is a great place to make connections. Feel free to reach out to any/all of your Teams for support and motivation. We are here for you.

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5/11/18 10:15 A

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Hi everyone! I was drafted into this group when I joined SparkPeople a few weeks ago and figured I might as well introduce myself now.

I've struggled with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember and, for the most part, have never been taken seriously about it, not even by doctors who have witnessed my panic attacks. It's kind of like a snowball rolling down a hill; you try to get help, the pleas are ignored in favor of something else or brushed off completely, and it makes the problem worse because now you just feel crazy and any confidence you mustered is shattered.

I'm pretty isolated. I'm married but my husband is very focused on his job and works long hours, plus his job creates situations where he's can't contact home for weeks at a time. We live hundreds of miles away from all of our family and the few friends we made in the area have all moved away within the past few years. Having social anxiety makes it really hard to want to meet new people, so most of my daily interactions with living creatures are my pets.

I'm hoping SparkPeople can keep me on track with losing weight -- I'm down 5 pounds so far! -- and help provide a means of moral support (and maybe find a bit of a social network?) so I can work on overcoming my self-doubt. My goal at the beginning of this year was to be happy. I'm not there yet and not really sure how to achieve it, but I'm working on it everyday, slowly but surely.

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Welcome Brenda.

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5/2/18 12:42 P

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Hello Brenda
Welcome to SparkPeople and the team!



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emoticon aka Julie to both Spark and the Team. This site is a great place to gather information, make SparkFriends, and to find both motivation and support. Please feel free to ask for what you need. We are here for you.

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emoticon BECKSNYDER (if we haven't already done so). It's so good to see you. Hopefully you are having a better day today (based on your status update).

Remember to set small obtainable goals and then track your progress. Sometimes that is enough to "push" you forward on a difficult day.

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Hello everyone! My name is Brenda. I tried changing to a healthy lifestyle on my own but it just wasn't working. So here I am. Hoping to connect with others.

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Welcome, Julie!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon CWATKINS88 to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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Hi emoticon BEAUTIFULSHER and emoticon to SparkPeople's DwD team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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Thank you, Mrs Toad! I appreciate your kind words. I forced myself to exercise yesterday evening (Walk Away the Pounds video on YouTube) - 2 miles! Woo hoo! That sure helped. Gonna go to bed ON TIME tonite to get a decent amount of sleep. :) I hope you are doing well!

Julie

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emoticon JULAPDX aka Julie. Good luck with your job search. I hope you find a permanent position really soon. In the meantime, stay connected with your doctors and remember that this journey is a marathon not a sprint. Each and every healthy decision really does add up.

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Hi Team,

I'm back on SP and hoping to get some help with weight loss and being healthy. I'm also trying to get a grip on my depression which has flared up again. I'm hoping my Dr will be able to help with my medication when I see her on Friday. I've been on the same med for over 5 years. This time of year in Oregon doesn't help. Once I get a permanent job and good health insurance I'll find a good therapist again (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner). In the meantime, I'm trying to just take baby steps!

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3/22/18 12:27 P

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Hello Jack and welcome to SparkPeople and this team!



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emoticon to both SparkPeople and the Team, MAGICICECUBE aka Jack. This site is a great place to find both motivation and support. Feel free to ask for what you need as you journey towards a healthier, happier you.

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Hi there, i go by the nickname Jack.
i've been struggling with depression for a while but at the time of posting i'm feeling ok.
i also never took medication for it since i dont trust medicine companys anymore (due to Relatine MR40 which got pulled out of the shelves a couple a years ago nothing to do with depression and another prescription i used to have called Risperdal feel free to look them up to see what kind of fun stuff they do with your body)
i hope we can get along.

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emoticon and emoticon so much for posting, UNSUREPAT aka Pat. You've shared some very sound advice. Whether you've been here a few days or for years, you have to find what works for you under the advice of your medical team. Then it is a matter of following the plan and making as many healthy choices as possible.

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HI WELCOME to the team I have been on SP for many years, i didn't share much. but I read many shares daily .I don't have as much trouble with depression as now I take may meds everyday plus a extra one seem to do the trick. But if I don;t watch what I do and how I react to things, I could go backward very quickly. I am finaally working at dropping my excess weight by watching what I eat and doing exercise every day. I not able to record it always but that's O k. my name was unsure now I added Pat to it. I am Losing slowly and just keep on doing what I know works. Thanks Pat

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Hello Walking Wonder and Doitmyway and welcome to the team.



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emoticon to the Team, DOITMYWAY. I'm so sorry to hear you are struggling with depression. While there is a definite interaction between depression and goals, try not to let it bog you down. Just continue to push toward small goals that you can track and achieve on a daily basis (10 minutes of fitness, 3 fruits/veggies...) As you track your successes you will find a sense of accomplishment despite the nagging feelings of depression. Whatever you decide, never give up!

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Walking Wonder: Have you considered moving too.? Maybe your married and that is not possible. Not sure of your circumstance , but moving could become a future goal for you. Think about it. Do you have other family support close by like cousins etc. You may need to strengthen those relationships. Most my family moved out of state and left me behind. I considered moving a few times. Hope you have some close friends. My friends became like family to me. Welcome , to our team.

DOITMYWAY: I love the name you chose! It reminds me of that Frank Sinatra song " I did it my way.

Many of us don't reach our goals everyday , but your not a failure till you stop trying. Welcome back.

Psalm: 31:34 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.


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Hi! I'm new to the group and kinda new to depression as well. I've been on SP before and had a great experience, but this is somehow completely different - I worry about how my depression wil influence my endeavour and vice-versa - how my setting goals and possibly not reaching them will affect my depression. So I'm glad to have this group for support and information (provided I don't chicken out and disappear/delete my account, of course LOL). We'll see. emoticon

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emoticon to the team, WALKING_WONDER. I'm so sorry you are having such a difficult time. It can be so difficult when things around us take a sudden change. Know that we are here for you. Feel free to lean on us for motivation and support.
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I'm newish to the team. I've been lurking around and posting, but never introduced myself. I've had depression on and off for as long as I can remember. I've also got PTSD. I see a therapist twice a month, and so windy e to assist with my psych meds.

Right now my depression is high because my parents are getting closer to moving g out of state. My sister moved out last year and when my parents visited, they fell in love with the area. They just put the house on the market last week. When we visited Saturday I saw the sign and almost balled my eyes out. This is difficult for me, so you may see me on here more often.

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emoticon to both Spark and the Team, MRSROPER1978. This site is a great place to find support, motivation and tons of useful information. If you need anything along this journey to a healthier you, please feel free to ask.

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Hi, I'm new here. Looking to get back in a happy, healthy groove

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emoticon to the team, TURQUROISE aka Sandra. emoticon on both your retirement and your weight loss. Sounds like you are on moving right along on that journey to finding that healthier you on so many different levels! If there is anything we can do to assist you along the way, please feel free to ask. We are here for you.

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Hi my name is Sandra.
I am married to a wonderful man, 37 years, 2 girls and 2 young granddaughters who live out of town
I had eye surgery yesterday so I am still not see very clearly. I hope I did not make many errors.
I lost 30 pounds since I retired 2 years ago., and I have 5 lb to go. I just need to get out and walk off the weight.
I just need to go out get some exercise and sunshine I will be better. I go to exercise classes two days a week and that improves my mood.

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Hello Judy and welcome to the team. We're glad you've joined us.

I'm building a home in the North Carolina (Lake Lure) side of the Smokys. Hope to be finished by summer.

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emoticon to the team, ONCEAGAIN2018 aka Judy. I'm so glad you have begun this journey again! This journey is about our successes and our not so successful attempts to change our unhealthy behaviors. The good news is that you have NOT given up and are here to find that healthier, happier you.

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Hello, I am Judy and I was born and raised in Nashville, Music City, Tennessee and now live in the beautiful hills around White House, TN....most wonderful scenery this side of the Smokys. Have a wonderful Thursday.

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Welcome to the team new members. Those of you who are new to sparkpeople and have not gone through the welcome guide underneath help start there and move slowly.

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Welcome to the team!

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emoticon to the team, ENGINEERMOM. I'm so glad you "found" the Team. This is a good place to find motivation and support. If you need anything at all, please feel free to ask. We are all on this journey with you as we search for that healthier, happier us!

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Hello and welcome to the DWD team. We're so glad you've joined us!



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Wow, I had no idea this team existed, or I would have joined a long time ago!

I've dealt with what I would describe as "minor" depression since at least high school. I've learned over the (many) years since then that exercise is my best anti-depressant. Which is sometimes a double-edged sword - I need the exercise to get the energy to go do the exercise.

I love to cook, it's my creative outlet, and one way that I know things are getting bad. When I don't want to cook, it's time to take a look at what else is going on in my life and if my symptoms are flaring up again.

I'm a wife, mom, and mechanical engineer who was a SAHM for 7 years. We've moved every 2.5 years for 10 years, but I think we're finally settled in the greater Chicago area. Not military, just DH's job.

Take life one day at a time - enjoy today before you worry about tomorrow.


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emoticon to the team, DEBZI9 aka Deborah. You have done a great job getting to goal! Way to go.

This is a great place to find support and motivation. Posting on any of our threads can prove to be helpful and sometimes merely taking the time to peruse the conversations will give you much needed motivation to get up and moving. Feel free to join any of our threads. We are here to help you continue this journey to a healthier, happier you.

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Hi I'm Deborah. I've lost 20 lbs with weight watchers online and am pretty much at my goal. However, I have a problem of being nearly always depressed and not motivated each day. I have a hard time getting dressed a lot of days. My husband helped me get a treadmill a couple of weeks ago and finally I just did 40 minutes of walking on it. I guess what I need is just someone to encourage me each day, I have a few physical problems that hamper me , and also make me self conscious. I have a very dry mouth, so dry that it creates a problem for me a bit in speaking etc. I also have osteoporosis , and have had break in one of my vertebrae due to curl ups in the gym, and I've broken a wrist as well, so I am conscious that I have to be careful. Though that break in my vertebrae is healed, I have a certain amount of unexplained pain in my ribs and back everyday,. We do have a small dog and when my husband is working, I take her our for a walk most of the days. I guess I just feel a need to connect with other people that understand how difficult it is to motivate oneself and feel a little less discouraged with myself. I hope this is the right place. Maybe you can direct me to a thread that would be appropriate to me? Gentle encouragement is really all I need .

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emoticon to the Team, CWATKINS88 aka Carla. We are so glad you stopped in to introduce yourself. This is a great place to find support and motivation. Feel free to post on any of your threads and ask for what you need as you journey towards that healthier and happier you!

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Silly me, I posted somewhere else. My name is Carly, I technically am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and PTSD. Yes, it is a bulk load. But support is honestly great medicine. I am hoping to meet people going through the same thing. Fighting mental illness and bettering themselves. What a better place to start than here!! Nice to meet all of you strong amazing people!

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emoticon to both the team and SparkPeople, BEAUTIFULSHER. You have found a very active and supportive team. Feel free to join us on any of our threads. Our team members will offer a lot of support and motivation as you journey down the path to a healthier you. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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Hi, I’m New. I’m Sherri
I have had depression my whole adult life. I have taken antidepressants pretty much my entire life. I’m on Zoloft.
I think it helps me.
I also get anxiety. I’ve had a lot of trauma.
I recently got out of a toxic relationship that was very verbally abusive and unhealthy. The guy was an alcoholic and narcissist. It was awful!
I’m much better off now. I’m going to counseling and working on myself. Taking positive steps. Rebuilding my life. Trying to lose weight and heal. I need to excerise more.
Looking forward to getting to know some of you and helping on this journey together!
God bless

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Thanks for the warm welcome, PLATINUM755.

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Hi emoticon FOLLYBEACH71 and emoticon to SparkPeople's DwD team boards...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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Thanks, Ron.

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Hello Kelly and welcome to the team.



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