I took this picture after it rained in the desert.
Waste no time in idle thoughts and chatter. Use every moment of time in loving, positive, constructive thoughts and words. Realize that the thoughts you project can help or mar; therefore be master of your thoughts and words and not a slave to them. Why not enjoy life to the full? You can only do that when you are giving of your very best in time, words and deeds. Open your eyes and open your heart and see and feel the very best in everything and everyone around you. If you have difficulty in finding the very best, simply keep on looking for it until you have found it; it is there waiting for you. There are many wonderful things in the world. Why not take time to concentrate on them and fill your life with them, so that the unpleasant, unhappy and discordant ones can find no place in your life? Life is what you make it. What are you making of yours?
"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." ~ Albert Einstein
Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are almost indistinguishable. ~David Augsburger
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others. ~Audrey Hepburn
Tough times don't last; tough people do.
Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things that losers don't like to do. ~Albert Grey
Success must be felt within before it can be seen on the outside.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it .... Rudyard Kipling
The Lord gave us two ends --- one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most. -- Ann Landers
"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." -Voltaire
�Our deepest fear is
not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we
are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing
small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that other people won't feel
insecure around you. We are all
meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to manifest
the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our
presence automatically liberates others.�
And my personal favorite:
Never give up. God is faithful. ~ I Cor 1:9
Goal for 2011 - 10,000 steps a day. Average steps - 10,104
Goal for 2012 - 12,000 steps a day - DONE
Goal for 2013 - Declutter - get closer to selling our house.
I reached my first weight loss goal of 140 on 11/30/13.
Goal for 2014 - Continue to declutter.
Goals for 2016 - Finish decluttering! and lose 10 lbs.
I start each day with enthusiasm, eager to act. Most mornings, that is. That's my story and I'm stickin to it.
Cardio 3x week
Stretching 7x a week
Make time spent with hubby quality time
Born in Missoula, MT, I'm just a country girl at heart! The city girl comes from my mom, who was born in the greatest city in the world: BOSTON. The desert, well, I get that from my mother-in-law, one of my favorite human beings, after my own parents, of course. I miss them to pieces.
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
| current weight: 150.0
It was a thrill to hear from you. I'm going to try to blog more. People are encouraging me to. I could use less bad excitement and more fun and peace and quiet. LOL.
What are you up to? I miss you.
11 days ago
I'm trying to blog more as I don't often hear from my friends unless I do. How are you doing?
326 days ago
Thanks, GF. I'm hoping that I have a good year. Hard to believe I am 63!! LOL.
376 days ago
Thanks. They are probably, at the most, a year and half in apart in age so we can expect them to all go. I wish some of them could beat the odds but it seems like they have reached the end of the road. Bun and Reekie were the oldest and they lost 2 kids shortly after birth and Wheeler and Stinker a year apart a few years ago. Baxter was a shock as he had been fairly healthy until shortly before he died. I will really miss them.
443 days ago
Looks like we are losing another pet. We lost Reekie on August 23 and Baxter on October 9 and now Bun is dying. Soon there will be 4 left and Blocker has a bad heart murmur and Squeaker has a bad heart too. I'm exhausted.
446 days ago