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Oh, Lou, how wonderful that is. I've never had a garden or fruit trees and I am always in awe of folks who grow their own food. Enjoy!

What makes me smile? Making forward progress again. I wasted too many months of 2010 by not moving forward, being stuck at 60 pounds of weight lost for too, TOO long. Now I'm at 74 and I intend to lose 52 pounds in 2011, a challenge Bill and I have committed ourselves to for this year. With God's help ALL things are possible!!

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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Being fortunate to pick oranges and grapefruit off of the back yard trees then enjoying the sweetness of their juices. -- Lou

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When I see a city full of people who've had a VERY difficult road post-Katrina smiling and laughing and celebrating the big win of our Saints.

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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When I come home and my dogs, who are 14 and 16 years old, are so excited to see me that they still act like puppies.
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When my puppy dog "packs her bag" and waits by the door ready to go. (She picks up her prized possession: green frisbee)

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The spunk of the mama in Blind Side. I'm not a movie person but this one really touched my heart.

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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Thinkin of the Rapture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Watching our friend's ferret try to play with our 72 pound alpha female shepmix! They're hilarious!! lol

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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Watching the eyes of the children light up at receiving a candy cane!

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12/20/09 11:53 P

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Family parties that are over for another year!!!

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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Seeing the Christmas lights, trees, decorations; hearing Christmas music; receiving Christmas Cards.

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Listening to my grand kids playing. They come out with the cutest comments.

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12/19/09 9:24 P

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Whenever my husband walks into the room I can feel my heart smiling.

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My husband when he tasted my smoothie made of soy milk, plain yogurt and blackberries tonight! Priceless! emoticon emoticon

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12/19/09 12:06 P

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My new reward slippers!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Pil 4:13.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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12/15/09 7:54 P

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Spending precious time with friends

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When my 10 month old grandson's face lights up when he sees me.

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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Christmas Songs make me smile inside and out.

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11/30/09 3:53 P

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Finding ways to bless the people in my world who are important to me.

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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11/29/09 7:52 P

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my two year old grandson. now that is a blessing.

Michelle
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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
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11/28/09 1:49 P

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Seeing my babies!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Pil 4:13.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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People who are happy with their lives and show it!

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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10/30/09 12:58 A

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1) waking in the morning
2) a warm breakfast
3) being home
4) having a project to work on
5) reading some blogs written by Sparklers!

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1) A message on my page from my sparkfriends
2) Talking on the phone (I'm very good at it! lol)
3) Quiet time in the evening to spark!
4) A cup of coffee in the morning
5) Sunny days!

Leah

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"If it's gonna be, it's up to me!"

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1. Watching our country's flag fly
2. Funny, clean jokes
3. Being told it looks like I've lost weight
4. When formerly tight clothes feel loose
5. Playing silly games with a child

Lou :)

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Finally doing something I have been procrastinating on

Driving up to the mountains to see the Aspens in the fall

Hearing one of my favorite songs on the radio

A text message from my son

My daughter snuggling up next to me while we watch a movie

Enjoying the journey.....

to a Healthier Me in 2015


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9/28/09 2:23 P

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Oh Leah, I love wind chimes, particularly the ones that are crafted to sound perfect notes. So I will start off with wind chimes.

1) Wind chimes

2) emoticon (cheese with sauteed veggies)

3) emoticon (yes, I said this before, but I LOVE fall!)

4) emoticon emoticon (even though we don't always have turkey--last year it was Italian food)

5) emoticon emoticon (camera comes, too)

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1) My husband's smile!
2) Messages and emails!
3) Sunshine!
4) Weekends!!!
5) Wind Chimes!

Leah

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"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name!"

"If it's gonna be, it's up to me!"

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9/25/09 12:49 P

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My daughter's smile, sense of humor and laughter.
Watching my kitties play.
Keeping in touch with friends.
Taking care of my patients.


To thine ownself be true. All things are possible thru God.

The momentum of progress is unstoppable.


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1) Phone calls with my Mom
2) The laughter of children
3) Watching clouds
4) A good cup of coffee
5) Kind words from friends

Leah

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"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name!"

"If it's gonna be, it's up to me!"

"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!"


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1. Cool breezes
2. Rainbows
3. Leaves changing colors
4. Mountains
5. Beaches

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9/22/09 9:15 P

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Worship!

My kids

My grandkids

Gardening

Autumn



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Watching my daughter smile and laugh as we walked together
Taking time to listen to someone who needed a supportive ear at work
Finding some money in my bank account
A warm shower
Fall mornings with just a touch of chill in the air
Opening up new games/exercises on my Wii as I make progress
Feeling Jesus smile at me when I do what I know is right

Enjoying the journey.....

to a Healthier Me in 2015


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Looking up at the clouds as a storm rolled toward us, part of it big, puffy white clouds in an expanse of blue and the other part dark, brooding, heavy, with some peeks to the blue sky behind, and asking my friend who died yesterday what things look like from the other side. (No, I'm not crazy enough that I heard an answer, but it still made me smile to ask him.)

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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9/21/09 6:35 P

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More things to smile about.
1. My granddaughters face at her birthday party yesterday.
2.Being in Church yesterday, feeling God's Holy Spirit.
3. Beautiful weather
4. All 4 daughters together for the 1st time in a year.
5. My sweetheart of a sister, who is also my best friend.

Whatever is lovely. . .think about such things. Phil. 4:8


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1. An unexpected call from a close friend
2. Dealing with people who enjoy their work
3. Butterflies
4. Balloons
5. Lightning bugs

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* When someone struggles through to a successful accomplishment

* My sons voice on the phone

* Enjoying the rewards of gardening

* Playing "fetch" with my cat (I didn't know cats did that!)

* People watching

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Knowing how much God loves me.
Knowing that someday I WILL walk with Jesus.
My daughter's beautiful face and smile.
My family.
Our naughty, but fun kitties.
My job.

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To thine ownself be true. All things are possible thru God.

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more from me, too
--the first snow
--special friends' names in my email inbox
--coming home to the welcome of a crock pot dinner
--stepping into the shower after a hot day
--kindness

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16


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1. Seeing couples holding hands
2. Stimulating, upbeat music
3. Receiving a nice comment on a blog or profile page
4. Watching babies smile
5. Memories of fun times with relatives who have passed on.

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I couldn't help but think of more things that make me smile.
1. Seeing my husband coming up the drive-way after a long day at work.(34 yrs & I still love him)
2. Sitting in my garden, looking at the beautiful flowers, knowing they are gifts from God.
3. Family & friends who love me just as I am!
4. My God, who made me, & gave His Son's life, so that I may have eternal life.

Whatever is lovely. . .think about such things. Phil. 4:8


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1. The laughter of my kids (unless of course they're laughing at ME lol)
2. My 7 month old grandson is so happy to see me that he curls up line a doodlebug into my bosom
3. The look in my husband's eyes or the sound of his voice when gets home after 28 days out on his ship and discovers the changes in my body from a month of careful eating and consistent exercise.
4. Accounts of generosity, courage, sacrifice, nobility that refresh my faith in my fellow man.
5. Playing board games with family and friends.

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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1) Knowing I am God's child!
2) The sunrsie each morning!
3) My wonderful husband!
4) My spark friends!
5) Gospel Music!

Leah

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"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name!"

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Amen to the grandchildren, I have 6, 3 boys, 3 girls. Love them to death. You can be having the worst day & they will call or come by, and just seeing their sweet lil faces brightens my day!

Whatever is lovely. . .think about such things. Phil. 4:8


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my grandson who is two. a true blessing from god!!!!

Michelle
Alabama


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If you can dream it, you can become it.
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What makes me smile:

1. My children
a. hearing them laugh
b. seeing them smile
c. knowing that they are ok
d. knowing that they had a good day
2. when my huband and I get along
3. Going to church
4. Being around friends
5. Being around family

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1.humming birds
2.my garden
3.our daughter when she is being silly
4.sunset
5.a nap

Please God help me lose this weight!


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Great topic, Lou
1. Prayer
2. Lately, I make me smile I have so much more energy
3. My dog
4. Hand written thank you notes
5. Phone calls from my kidlets

I may even post again tomorrow. Have you noticed how different things bring smiles at different times?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16


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What five random things make you smile? Here are some of mine:

1. Watching my dogs and cats play
2. Air conditioning
3. Hearing someone humming a song
4. Rain
5. Reading a story to a child

Enjoy. -- Lou

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