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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Sunday, April 20, 2014

" You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home ,so it's all right. " Maya Angelou


Today is Easter . A day for celebrating with families . A day to follow traditions and make new ones.

Today we think about sacrifice, renewal ,and resurrection . It's a time of new beginnings ,fresh starts , and celebrating new life in spring. We know we can never go back. We rival in the memories of yesterday. We begin our path for tomorrow.

Each second of every day is new and exciting a chance for change and growth , and promise. May this most Holy Day of Easter give you a feeling of promise and happiness for the future. Hugs, ,Happiness and Healthy Living.

  
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SIEGRID 4/20/2014 8:05PM

    Happy Easter to you too!!

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RACEWELLWON 4/20/2014 6:55PM

    Happy Easter Jo - your right as DH retuned home today - Hugs K

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HOLLYM48 4/20/2014 5:33PM

    I spent a wonderful Easter day with family and celebrated another year of a long family tradition of Easter ham and all the fixings but took small portions of a little of everything. I still feel a little to full from all the food but compared to other years, I know I stuck to my limits of how much I wanted to eat.
I hope you are having a wonderful day with family and celebrating another beautiful Easter! We are so lucky to have so much!
Have a great day!

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    Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Easter! Enjoy your day! xoxo
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Foolishly Happy

Saturday, April 19, 2014

" When in doubt make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell leap." Cynthia Heimel

I recently bought p90x3 a very high intensity workout routine. When my daughter found out she said you can't do that. You will make a fool out of yourself.

Well she was right. I do look a fool as I hold on to the wall or chair to try to hold a very hard yoga move. I am sure I look silly trying to hop around the room like a twenty year old. I must look hilarious when the actors on the tape can touch their toes and I can barely touch my knees.

But this here fool is feeling stronger , more flexible and younger by the minute. This fool is happy that she tried to get creative with her workouts. This fool will be more likely to try something new and harder next time .

Every now and then it is a good thing to act the fool, it broadens your horizons. Have a foolishly happy weekend everyone . Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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SIEGRID 4/20/2014 8:11PM

    Never say never!! Good for you that you are proving your daughter wrong!!!!
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WAY2GOCAT 4/19/2014 11:19AM

    Here's to the fool in You! You have way more courage than me! Have a blessed day! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/19/2014 11:13AM

    What a great blog! Well said girlfriend! Way to go!
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HOLLYM48 4/19/2014 7:55AM

    Awesome for you! I agree that is one of the hardest workouts I have seen and not for the feint of heart! Wow, the fact that you can do it is outstanding! If there is one thing I will say about Spark people is never tell us we can't do something because we will prove you wrong! emoticon

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Trying new things to reach your goals is always a good thing no matter how foolish we may look.

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GOANNA2 4/19/2014 6:47AM

    That is fantastic Joanne. You will be really
flexible and stronger and then you'll be laughing.
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NEW-CAZ 4/19/2014 6:24AM

    Hey Joanne, if you don't keep trying you don't grow.
DH laughs at some of my antics...but I'm the victor too; more supple, more energy, more stamina..........................wh
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I Can't Hear You

Friday, April 18, 2014

" Never pay attention to what critics say. Remember a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic." Jean Sibelius


People say mean things because they don't think or they don't care, Some do it because they are having a bad day and want to make sure you do right along with them. They don't like themselves .

We don't have to listen or believe them. Know deep down in your heart you are a good person. You are special and should be treated well. So never listen or take it to heart. Half the time they don't even know what they are talking about. Don't listen and walk away if you need to . Breathe , smile and say out loud sorry you feel that way . Inside say Jerk.

Everyone gets picked on now and then we don't have to like it or listen . Let's have a happy healthy Aloha Friday instead. Let's spread good cheer and sunshine . Who knows maybe the haters of the world will join in.

happy Aloha Friday , grab a Happy wave . Hugs Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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SIEGRID 4/18/2014 5:00PM

    I work as a cashier and I have come up on some really rude people. Basically I tell them what a pleasure it was to serve them, but...my mouth and my face don't always say the same thing. They usually get the message and often the clients following are laughing at them. I have very expressive eyes, it seems, so you can imagine what the face says emoticon

Have a beautiful Easter weekend!!!!
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    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing! Sending you lots of hugs!
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JACKIE542 4/18/2014 10:27AM

    Thanks for this, I try and smile and carry on, or I turn my music on and hopefully get a happy song and sing along, than I feel better, Have a happy and wonderful day. emoticon emoticon

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    Aloha Friday to you too my friend. emoticon
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HOLLYM48 4/18/2014 7:59AM

    You know, just this morning I was thinking along these very same lines and thinking that happiness is a choice and I am going to tell a person that one of these days because she is so negative. Life is to short to spend it going around being unhappy and negative, but as I said it is a choice! I choose to be happy and build other people up! Thanks for another great blog. Have a healthy and happy day and weekend!
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SLIMMERJESSE 4/18/2014 7:56AM

    Have a happy day, Jo.

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ROX525 4/18/2014 6:40AM

    Wow...love your blog. Everything is so true. I like the walking away and inside saying "Jerk" also. Have a lovely weekend.

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NEW-CAZ 4/18/2014 5:37AM

    If I'm ever on the receiving end of an ill comment I try to remember that person may well be having a bad day............but plain rudeness is a bug bear of mine I'm afraid.
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Home Run !!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

" There is only one way to become a hitter. Go up to the plate and get mad. Get mad at yourself and mad at the pitcher." Ted Williams

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Why? Because I got mad enough to really do something about my weight. emoticon

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I am exercising more. I am modifying a lot . I do not sit and watch I modify and move. I am doing p90x3 and I am getting stronger every workout. emoticon emoticon


I can do this .I will do this . Why? I got mad.!!!! I will not just sit here anymore . I will do. I will move more and eat less . I will be happy, many times throughout the day. emoticon I will be happy for what I can do and forget what I can't. I will be happy to try .I am happy for the body I have and what it can do. I am very Happy I got mad enough to try. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon 2 pounds gone. Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living.

  
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HOLLYM48 4/19/2014 7:57AM

    Way to go! I missed this one the other day! Congrats on kicking those 2 lbs out the door. Keep up the great work.

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    Great idea...I am mad about my weight right now! emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/17/2014 11:08PM

    Good thinking joanne. Way to go!
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SIEGRID 4/17/2014 6:33PM

    Aha, so anger is some cases is a good thing!!! emoticon

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I kinda got in the same boat..... got mad, and my retaliation is ...
trying to eat less!!!
On day 2 :)

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    emoticon on the weight loss!! And for being Pro-Active ......... this proves you R A PRO!! emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/17/2014 10:51AM

    Awesome blog! Congratulations on losing 2 pounds! Way to go girl! Let's do the happy dance!
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RACEWELLWON 4/17/2014 10:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so Happy for you !! Hugs Karen - Happy Dance !! emoticon emoticon OMG Hockey Playoffs Started - need to watch with caution - I get too involved !! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/17/2014 10:30AM

    Great job, Jo! Congrats.

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  That's right!

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Untroubled

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

" The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are." Marcus Aurelius


To be happy you need to know that all things are temporary . Almost all things are fixable. Things that can't be fixed can be made better.

As long as you have your family and your health there should be a way to happiness. Happiness comes from you it doesn't come to you. When we are grateful for the little things life opens up to more sunshine and a better outlook .

Tomorrow is a new day to be happy .One second from now you can be happy . Just smile ,even when you don't feel like it. Smile anyway. Keep it there . You will feel happier in no time. Hugs Happiness and Healthy Living

  
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    Thanks for sharing! Well said! Sending you lots of hugs!
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SIEGRID 4/16/2014 3:12PM

    Hmmm, I am sitting here with something that might not be fixable, I find out I think next week. At the moment I am living kind of in limbo, but that doesn't mean that I don't have moments of happiness. You just have to look for it and you can find it!!!

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    emoticon don't sweat on the small stuff, there is a solution out there.

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