Me younger - a reminder to be nicer to myself. Don't worry, I'm not trying to get back in that dress
Mom and me - freezing at nephew's baseball game
AHHHME is a SparkPeople Motivator!
'You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you' (James Allen). This is an idea that I need to keep front-and-center in my mind. My thoughts are my destiny. I want to change my current situation so I have to change my thoughts. I have been so impressed with how wonderful and supportive everyone here has been. So many great role models!!! I'm very excited about all the possibilities and ideas from this site and the people on it. Best wishes!
If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. -William Penn
You cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do - unknown
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison. - Francis Bacon ..... How true, how true!
George Carlin also said it well 'If you don't take care of your body - where you gonna live?' :)
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." —Jim Rohn
"You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." Buddha
Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill
The greatest of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. - Robert Ingersoll
A woman is like a tea bag, You never know how strong she is until she's in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
One person can gently shake the world. -Gandhi
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. Helen Keller
When you are ready to cross the river, the bridge will be there...
They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. - Hindu Proverb
Start where you are, Use what you have, Do what you can, It will be enough
grant me, o lord my god, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. st. thomas aquinas
May all beings have happiness, and the causes of happiness; may all be free from sorrow, and the causes of sorrow; may all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless; and may all live in equanimity, and live believing in the equality of all that lives. -- Buddhist prayer
"Stay committed to your decisions but stay flexible in your approach." Anthony Robbins
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. — James Thurber
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom, author and human rights activist
Peace be with you :)
Remember: I'm not short and fat - I'm vertically challenged and big boned. ;)
I am a happy person living a blessed life. I am grateful for all the wonderful people and things in my life. Of course I have rough days like everyone else; but, I'm determined to count my blessings! And they are abundant. I hope that your life is full and happy too. :)
The key to being blessed is to BE a blessing.
My profile name, AHHHME sounds like Mommy with an Ah instead of M in front. When my nephew was just learning to talk he called my sister mommy and me ahhhme. We couldn't tell who he wanted half the time! ha :) He called me AHHHME because he could not say Aunt Melissa or Aunt Missy.
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