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"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Live like it's heaven on earth."

Mark Twain

"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Live like it's heaven on earth."

Mark Twain

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Member Since: 2/20/2010

SparkPoints: 66,579

Fitness Minutes: 42,766

My Goals:
I want to be healthy and happy and live a long life. I hope I can make a positive difference in this world and in the lives of others even if it's only in small ways.

My Program:
I will be thankful and positive. I will look for the silver lining. I will do what I can to help myself, my family, friends, and others.

Personal Information:
I'm from the Midwest, married with two children, two cats, and four goldfish.

Hobbies: Family, gardening, canning, reading, fishing, camping, remodeling, knitting

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Favorite Books:

The Good Earth
Grapes of Wrath

Favorite poet: Robert Frost
Favorite sport: Swimming

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12 Weeks to Wal...




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3/29/2015 5:38:41 PM

emoticon Riley is great, now I have a buddy to talk with me too emoticon
Hope you are having the best Sunday, you should because you are the best buddy emoticon emoticon

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3/27/2015 2:01:22 PM

Some people bloom late. emoticon Some very late. emoticon And some, very, very late. emoticon

But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.

Quite the deal, huh? emoticon

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3/26/2015 1:43:14 PM

This is from the Cleveland Clinic and I thought it was so good I had to copy and share with my Spark Friends!
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"What has your body done for you lately? A whole lot, actually! Focusing on function, not form, can encourage healthy habits.
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Loving your body and treating it well — with nutritious food, regular exercise and enough sleep — go hand in hand. Understanding your thoughts and feelings about your body can be useful, especially since that mirror, mirror on the wall can be the most fickle of them all. emoticon The media messages we take in, from Facebook to advertising, as well as other people’s opinions, can strongly sway how we view our bodies. Create a wellspring of inside-out body love by taking a trip outside the appearance paradigm. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, focus on what it does for you. Perhaps it allows you to run around with your kids or grandkids, walk up stairs, or sit on your porch and wave to neighbors. Maybe it supports you while walking, playing tennis or climbing mountains. emoticon emoticon emoticon Consider your senses: Does your body let you see sunsets, listen to music and laughter, and smell fir trees? Your body, whatever its shape, size or condition, allows you to live your life. Make a list of all the things your body does in a day, and be especially sure to include those little things you used to take for granted. Then spend time appreciating it — you’ll be even more motivated to eat well, move regularly and keep up the other habits that contribute to a strong and healthy you!"
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3/25/2015 10:34:17 PM

Thanks buddy for stopping by. I am so surprised at how many rose bushes I am finding, found 3 more today. I am really amazed, someone really loved roses, I will be taking more pictures as they bloom, found a pretty little pink one too, should hold me till I get my own garden again.
Take good care my good friend emoticon emoticon emoticon Jackie

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3/22/2015 11:10:35 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)

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