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  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - emoticon emoticon
    ~~Erma Bombeck~~~(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

    I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
    would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
    I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
    I would have talked less and listened more.
    I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
    I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less
    about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
    I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
    I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
    I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
    because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
    I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
    I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
    I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
    wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
    Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,
    I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing
    inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
    When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
    "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more
    "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
    But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...
    look at it and really see it,live it .and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
    Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
    Instead, I would cherish the relationships I have with those who do love me.
    I would think about what God HAS blessed me with, and what I am doing each day
    to promote myself mentally, physically, emotionally.

    After reading this, I realized how many more "I would" add to this list.
    "I would" share this with my friends, because my life is pretty wonderful with them in it.
    emoticon emoticon Wishing you a Blessed Day emoticon emoticon

    (I know I've posted this before, but I believe it's worth posting it again)
    17 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~~~~ emoticon ~~~~~~~LISTENING~~~~~~~ emoticon ~~~~~
    Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.
    Frank Tyger
    Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
    Frank Tyger
    If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.
    ~Robert Brault
    "Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.
    ~Author Unknown
    We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
    ~Epictetus
    Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway.
    ~Author Unknown
    emoticon emoticon ~~~Are You A Good Listener?~~~ emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Barb~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v CHER2SHINE
    Don't worry, unfortunately it usually takes me a little time to get back with people, even through text. lol Happy Birthday to both your hubby and son!

    I'm glad to hear that you are starting to get back on track. Hopefully I am too!! I can only imagine how concerned you were about the CT Scan. I know that had to be a scary time for you and your family. That would have been more than enough to get me off track too!

    I would love to be accountability buddies! I am working on cleaning out as much of the bad foods, out of my home, by Monday. I'm also working on getting into the habit of tracking everything again. Which I failed at this weekend. What are you working on and do you have any ideas on how we can help each other stay accountable?
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    2 days ago
  • v CHER2SHINE
    Hi Val! I just saw the goodie and note you left for me last Monday. I have been struggling a lot lately with my weight. A lot of things have been going on in my life and instead of making progress, I have slipped back to emotional binge eating. Since the beginning of August I have already gained 15 lbs. The weight is not only visible on the scale, it is also very noticeable in my clothes! Some of them don't even fit now... I have also been breathing very heavy just from pacing... My fitbit has shown quite an increase in my resting heart rate as well, it seems to be an average of 14 beats higher!!! All of this is pretty scary, so I am working on getting into a routine of making better choices. I'm not throwing in the towel, I can't!! How are things going for you and your journey? Thanks for not forgetting about me and thank you for the goodie/note!
    5 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Sometimes you fall before you fly.
    In my case...
    I had to stumble through the dark,
    fall on my face, and get up again,
    .....Only to walk into the wall...

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    6 days ago
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