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Close your eyes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

" You're the only one who's closing your eyes at night. There's no one else who can do it for you.' James Caan



It always comes down to you . What kind of life you are leading , Where do you want the journey to take you? Whether you are peaceful and succeeding.

Many of us have a hard time closing our eyes at night. Sometimes it is because of the injustice's in the world that we can do nothing about. Or our own troubles and stressors and worries.

But we need to do a better job at finding peace in our lives. We can't save the whole world, it would be grand if we could. We need to pick and choose our battles.

If you did your best to be kind and a good example. If you did your best to keep you and your family as healthy as you could given the circumstances you had. ?If you did your best to reach your goals and be who you want to be ?

Well than close your eyes at the end of the day and be a peace .

If your feeling a little frazzled during the day then close your eyes and breathe in and feel peace flow right through you and give you strength .
I do this now and then during my walks . I stop and put my face up to the sun and close my eyes and breathe and know in that instant all is right in the world. I am alright in the world . What ever trouble may come my way I can still search for and find peace.

Try it when you close your eyes you can't help but smile.

If you had a bad day , Didn't eat well, didn't get any exercise in , didn't meet your other goals well you can still close your eyes and be at peace . Tomorrow is a new day to find your way and do better.

Close your eyes and be at peace. Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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2BDYNAMIC 12/18/2014 9:03AM

    That's right ............ we always have the promise of tomorrow ........... Thanks!

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GOANNA2 12/18/2014 4:54AM

    Thanks Joanne. After the tragedies around the world
lately, we should close our eyes and pray for Peace.
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KOHINOOR2 12/17/2014 11:48PM

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HOLLYM48 12/17/2014 6:14PM

    Great advice and a wonderful idea to close our eyes and let the sun soak in! The sun actually came out today after being missing in action for quite a few weeks but I didn't see it until almost 4p and by then it was on the way down but those few minutes sure did look good! Keep on pushing and keeping that awesome attitude! Big hugs!

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/17/2014 12:03PM

    Awesome blog! You are absolutely right... Today is a new day! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
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GABY1948 12/17/2014 11:46AM

    Love this! and the last statement is BEST!

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SUNSHINE99999 12/17/2014 9:27AM

  ah peace, now that is a nice thought. emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/17/2014 9:11AM

    Close your eyes and be at peace. Perfect!

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Never go out and meet trouble

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

" Never go out and meet trouble . If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it for you. " Calvin Coolidge

Why do you want to meet trouble? Why would you ever want to sit around idle waiting ? For what ? The fat to settle in new places , your circulation to slow , all your blood to pool away form you head. Go ahead , jus sit there all day .Give it a couple months and trouble will be on the way . In the form of heart disease and diabetes to name a few.

Get up , move around , circulate your blood , help your heart pump harder . help your brain work better . Make your skin look better . Eat healthy , get rid of most sugar and salt and artificial additives from your diet.
Your health is the one time you want to meet trouble head on and stop it in it's tracks . by eating healthy and moving your body. The more active you become the less chance of disease or injury to the body Keep moving and mobile , modify when you need too , but move as much as you can .

Let someone else be the one to get in trouble . You know what to do , you have the resources here . Go ahead meet trouble and kick it to the curb. emoticon
Meet stress head on and kick that and disease right to the curb. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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GABY1948 12/17/2014 11:35AM

    I totally agree and I love your blogs! Thanks!

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    emoticon Great advice with the Holiday Season around the corner!

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    Totally agree. emoticon emoticon

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    Love your blogs! Well said! Thanks for sharing!
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Be the ruler of your life

Monday, December 15, 2014

" The first and final thing you have to do in this world ,is to last in it, and not be smashed by it." Ernest Hemingway

There are two types of people in the world the ones that rule their lives, and the ones that let the world rule them. Let me be clear I am not talking about breaking the law , or not following the commandments .

What am I talking about . ? The complainers verses the doers. The doubting Thomas's verses the Believers . The haters verses the do-gooders .

Which are you .? You got a C on the test because you didn't study as hard as you could or because the teacher was incredibly hard .

You didn't lose weight this week because the world is out to get you , or was it the doughnuts and fries you ate.

You didn't exercise this week because it rained all week , or because you failed to try some indoor activity instead.

Stop complaining , blaming , and comparing . You are the ruler of your life. If the kingdom fails apart You are at fault. You alone hold the keys to the city. You alone steer your ship on a safe course or hit the rocks hard.

Change your words from I can't won't or shouldn't , to I will , I can and I must. Dig deep and you can come out on top . Or hardly try at all and give in and let life smash you around time and time again,

Everyone has their trials , tribulations , and obstacles. Most people have health issues or scares. We all handle things differently. God gave each one of us the tools to survive . Our hearts , our bodies and our souls. Do we honor him and rule our lives . Or do we let the world smash us again and gain.
Sparkers are resilient , positive , strong willed individuals I like to think we all Rule our lives . We all survive and make the world a better place . Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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GOANNA2 12/16/2014 6:48AM

    Thank you Joanne. I have been away the best
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WISHICOULDFLY 12/15/2014 8:34PM

    Once again, Joanne you are spot ON! We all need to take responsibility for our decisions. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/15/2014 6:15PM

    Love your blog! I totally agree with you! I hope you have a fabulous Monday and a wonderful week full of lots of love and happiness!
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GENRE009 12/15/2014 5:15PM

    I really liked your blog! yet I find that many people are just victims of their own bad habits. It may have started out of pain, yet now years later it is very hard to break. our society also adds to this derailing by rewarding us with food. our family and friends gather around food at get together. yes there is more to life than eating constantly, but our society makes it hard. Suggesting that eat must always eat at the movies, in front of the tv, at social functions, when we are sad, when we are happy, for every excuse you can image. It's nice to be in control of your life, and your eating. But you must have a plan to become an overcomer, journal, and a different life style. It's a lot more than control, and exercising. I feel like an addict, and have gotten rid of all my triggers. I just deal with one day at a time now.eva

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WIFE49 12/15/2014 5:12PM

    Yes indeed we are in charge of our lives.

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HOLLYM48 12/15/2014 4:58PM

    Excellent blog!!!!! I agree that we are in charge and if we fail, then we need to take the blame and find out why and get back on the horse. Only I am in charge of what I do, eat, drink etc. You said it just right! emoticon emoticon

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Celebrate your life

Sunday, December 14, 2014

" I've learned the glories of laughter. Don't take things too seriously. Celebrate Life." Luis Haza

I hope today finds you well . I have a habit of sometimes taking things too seriously and ruining all the fun . But I am working on that . I do know how to celebrate life though and part of that is by taking care of me .

The morning for snack I had yogurt , with a tangerine , blueberries, banana and pistachios , and sunflower seeds with cinnamon and honey. Wish you could have seen how happy I was eating this . I was laughing at myself for likening it so much .
I went on a glorious 45 minute walk with the dog. The air was crisp and cool the temp was 35 , but the sun was burning brightly. I was cooped up far to long 18 hours of overtime this week and lousy weather and I only got one other walk in. I stand all day at my job, no wonder I have been having horrendous cramps in my legs the last two nights but hope fully not tonight.

I have a pot of lentils with onions and carrots simmering on the stove. Later tonight I will make my salad for tomorrow that will contain apples , tomatoes mixed greens and everroast chicken breast. I also am hard-boiling a few eggs for breakfast to go with my low sugar oatmeal or cream of wheat.

I am looking forward for a night time walk with my daughter recently returned from college. It will be so serene walking and seeing all the holiday lights . It is a quiet magical time . I hope we don't talk to much and spoil the moment

Later this week we will put up the tree. In which the cat will climb in . Friends will wonder why we named our cat get down smoky. lol
Celebrating life doesn't have to cost a lot or involve a lot . It involves us to be happy for what we have , and thankful . It involves the wisdom to not sweat the small and big stuff of life and find the humor and love to get us through . Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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    Sounds like you've had a lovely day. so nice
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WISHICOULDFLY 12/14/2014 10:11PM

    Sounds like a lovely day. I would be excited about your morning snack too - it sounds delicious! Glad you are getting in a walk with your daughter and will get to see the lights. LMAO about Smoky! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 12/14/2014 8:48PM

    What a beautiful blog! Have a wonderful time tonight walking with your daughter and enjoying the Christmas lights! Thanks for sharing!
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/14/2014 7:20PM

    emoticon Be happy for what we have. We are having the same cold weather, at least in the morning, was 36 here but I still got out there, just love my morning walks.
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HOLLYM48 12/14/2014 5:39PM

    Great blog once again and you are right, life doesn't have to be expensive to find fun things to do. Just being together as a family is so fun to me and this morning it was so warm for MN that hubby and I were able to go for a run outside. I was ecstatic to be outside running. That is a rarity in December here in the North! Have a great week and I hope your legs get some rest! Take care! Hugs!

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Run after your bliss

Saturday, December 13, 2014

" When Joseph Campbell said to follow your bliss, I'm sure he meant : Don't walk after it but run . So be prepared to sweat." Tom Freston


If you do one thing today ,please go out and find some happiness . Go out and meet some friends and spend some time in laughter, and love . Or maybe just cuddle up with family by the fire with hot cocoa and watch movies .

Go out today and maybe volunteer . Making others happy is a great way to make you happy . During the holiday session it is easy to get depressed and miss the ones we have lost . Make some new happy memories by volunteering with children or animals , or help a senior to smile.

Some of us are almost hermits or home bodies , that's okay too. We just need to work a little harder to find our bliss, whether its reading , or knitting or painting, or something else.

Find time today for some blissful exercise , get your body moving . Dance to music .Sing in the shower .

Today I have 8 hours of overtime after working 10 overtime hours already . I am having a healthy breakfast that will involve coffee . I am treating the girls at work to bagels . Our work hands out doughnuts which I pass on during overtime and every time they ask why not bagels . I know they haven't treated me the best in the past. But by treating them I am making me feel good, Lunch includes my favorite tuna and salmon with light mayo and avocado yum. I will try to move as much as I can at work. Also I will try real hard to find my bliss there .

After is a trip to the grocery store where I will buy many healthy treats so I can have a blissful week. Then I will dream of exercising because I love it so and am so sad I am missing it with all this over time . But that will change on Wednesday when I have almost three weeks off. yeah

So whatever you do today make it blissful , and happy . If you can't find your bliss work very hard to find it . Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/14/2014 3:04PM

    I love your blogs! You're such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/13/2014 10:51AM

    Thank you, I did get out for a walk, so happy for the rain we got, sure need boots though. Such a beautiful sunrise too, glad I did not miss it.
Nice of you to share those bagels, sound so good to me right now. Hope you get in many walks on your 3 weeks off too. emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/13/2014 10:11AM

    I will be finding my bliss tonight after I get my TO DO list complete. I think I will watch a movie with my friend who has been having health issues and has not got out much. I'm going to pick up a movie from Redbox when I go out for my shopping today.

Hang in there Joanne. Keep thinking about those THREE WEEKS off!

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HOLLYM48 12/13/2014 9:15AM

    Great advice and you are exactly right! Find happiness no matter how hard you have to try to find it! It is way to much energy to be mad and no fun to be sad so let's find our happy! Good for you for bringing bagels even though your coworkers have not always been very nice, sometimes you have to take the high road to show them what they are missing. Have a good day and I am so happy for you that you have 3 weeks off coming up! Enjoy every minute of it!

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GABY1948 12/13/2014 8:46AM

    Wonderful blog again! Thank you!

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NEW-CAZ 12/13/2014 4:54AM

    I'm off for a walk in a stiff breeze (understatement LOL) and glorious sun- it's a bootiful day here Joanne..........that will bring me joy for sure.
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