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Happy to serve others

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One of my greatest joys in life is being able to help others through teaching.
Every time I take time to really teach (not just going through the motions), I learn a lot.
The more I give, the richer I become.
I am happy to serve!
Living a life of both giveing and receiving brings us to summit experiences in life!

  
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NELLIEH1 10/22/2014 4:49PM

    absolutely true and wonderful! Thanks for the photo, too!

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FERRETLOVER1 10/22/2014 7:34AM

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It's so amazing how much you can learn yourself when you teach.

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JANIEWWJD 10/22/2014 12:43AM

    Helping others gives us such a wonderful feeling!!! That's what teaching did for me too!!!
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NASFKAB 10/21/2014 11:58PM

  you are so great, am so lucky that I came to Spark & got the chance to meet you

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SIOL55 10/21/2014 10:51PM

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REGILIEH 10/21/2014 10:50PM

    You are a special person and I am glad I met you on Sparkpeople and that you are a friend.

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GRAMMYEAC 10/21/2014 7:40PM

    I agree!

One of the best gifts you can receive is the joy in knowing you've given something important and meaningful to someone else.

This should be every teacher's mantra.

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/21/2014 6:26PM

    You teach in so many ways, the best is by example!

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COOP9002 10/21/2014 5:09PM

    well said.

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WIFE48 10/21/2014 1:42PM

    So true. Teaching is a wonderful way to help others grow.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2014 1:38PM

    Yes! The more you give the more you get in return!

HUGS and smiles

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Focus on the good and positive

Monday, October 20, 2014

Some days are a struggle.
Some days people are not pleased with our decisions.
Some days we just have to look up. and know that tomorrow will bring good and positive things.

Transitions can be hard, but worth going through!
Focus on the good and the positive!

  
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ADIRONDACKMOM 10/21/2014 6:56AM

    GOOD REMINDER-- THANKS!

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NELLIEH1 10/21/2014 5:58AM

    Thanks for sharing this, Jackie. it is a good reminder of how to be in difficult itmes.

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JANIEWWJD 10/21/2014 12:50AM

    Sometimes we need to focus on ourselves and our needs, and stop worrying about what others think!!! Have a good day tomorrow and God bless you!!!
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NASFKAB 10/20/2014 11:22PM

  great words thanks for sharing

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SUEARNOLD1 10/20/2014 10:50PM

    Thanks for reminding us!

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68ANNE 10/20/2014 8:49PM

    The good and positive should be foremost in our minds! Thanks

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KONRAD695 10/20/2014 7:29PM

    emoticon always worth it in the long run.

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/20/2014 6:11PM

    Nothing like being outside to put things in perspective. (even if outside only in spirit!)

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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 5:01PM

    Transitions and changes . . . painful @ times, as is the growth that goes along with transitions and change BUT it's more painful to be stuck where you don't want to be. It is always worthwhile, though!

HUGS and blessings.

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School Daze

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I hope that all my friends are doing well. My commitments at school have kept me from blogging, but I have continued to hike and eat healthy. School responsibilities have increased, but now it is leveling out. Here is a shot from last weekend on Mt. Chocorua.

  
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KONRAD695 10/20/2014 7:28PM

    I think I might have to come out and let you take me hiking. Never done any rocks before.

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GRAMMYEAC 10/19/2014 9:26PM

    School responsibilities mean time for children. A result more worthy than blogging.

So glad you're doing well and making wise choices about what you can eliminate from the daily routine to maintain your life balance.

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NELLIEH1 10/19/2014 4:24PM

    oh great!...love the photo of you on your climb! Maybe we should try Mt. Chocorua.

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NASFKAB 10/19/2014 11:56AM

  thanks for sharing

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/19/2014 10:57AM

    It is much better to get out and take care of yourself than it is to blog! (but I love your blogs and your pictures!)

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/19/2014 10:40AM

    Pretty

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RD03875 10/19/2014 9:55AM

    Keeping busy makes the time go faster.

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SWEETNEEY 10/19/2014 9:33AM

    Nice to hear things are fine with you.

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PATSYB7 10/19/2014 9:06AM

    Good to hear from you! Things are fine here in western MA. Have a great day!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/19/2014 8:45AM

    You have your priorities right where they need to be. Just keep yourself on that list, too!

HUGS

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MSLZZY 10/19/2014 8:01AM

    School comes first. I know how hectic that can be. Just go with the flow. HUGS!

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Delicious Autumn!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
George Eliot

Painting by Linda Dessaint

  
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CAPECODLIGHT 10/11/2014 3:15PM

    So beautiful and emblematic of how stunning the fall foliage is in NH.

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    That is such a beautiful painting; so peaceful! emoticon

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GRAMMYEAC 10/5/2014 9:43PM

    Colors have been gorgeous this autumn! Thanks for the validation...

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SUEARNOLD1 10/5/2014 3:54PM

    How wonderful!

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NELLIEH1 10/5/2014 3:12PM

    oh...I love it!! thanks for sharing this quote and painting!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon let's be birds!

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DESERT_DARCY 10/5/2014 1:38PM

    Beautiful painting!!

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REGILIEH 10/5/2014 1:26PM

    Beautiful!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/5/2014 11:39AM

    Autum is the prettiest season here. (Unless you really like winter, which I do) The colors are just spectacular!

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KONRAD695 10/5/2014 10:57AM

    I am with you 100% on this. Now is when I come alive.

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MSLZZY 10/5/2014 7:54AM

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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FERRETLOVER1 10/5/2014 7:42AM

    Love both the painting and the quote!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2014 7:27AM

    Beautiful!

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68ANNE 10/5/2014 7:26AM

    very gorgeous and energizing time of year

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NASFKAB 10/5/2014 6:41AM

  this is so lovely thanks

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PATSYB7 10/5/2014 6:12AM

    Gorgeous! I love autumn in New England. Have a fabulous day!

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Thinking of you

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Dear Spark Friends,
Just thinking of you makes me smile
And you’ve been on my mind for quite a while!
Every day when I arise,
Every night as the sun dies,
I thank God that you and I are friends,
The good things in life never end!!
So today as I blog, I think of you more,
And the wonderful things God has in store!

  
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/5/2014 8:30PM

    Beautiful blog! Thanks for being a wonderful Sparkfiend!

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    Wonderful!!! God bless you and have a great Sunday!!! emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/4/2014 6:22PM

    emoticon That is sooo sweet! I think of you a lot too!

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ARRREAGLES 10/4/2014 3:01PM

    I love the simplicity of this message. sometimes, the crisp and concise are more powerful than the long and drawn out. Thanks.

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    Thanks for sharing!! You are very talented poet!! We emoticon you too!!!

Have a lovely weekend!!!

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REGILIEH 10/4/2014 10:22AM

    Lovely! Ditto back to you! emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/4/2014 8:57AM

  beautiful & reciprocating your lovely thoughts

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GRAMMYEAC 10/4/2014 8:21AM

    Beautiful poem, Jackie!

Beautiful sentiments, and returning the love and friendship.

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NELLIEH1 10/4/2014 8:03AM

    Such a good expression, Jackie, of where we are all at with emoticon s!
Thanks for sharing this at 3:21 AM...Hey, where are you two off to at such an hour this weekend? Enjoy even in the fog, misty and rain!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 10/4/2014 7:59AM

    Thank YOU for your sharings and wonderful pics!!

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    Wonderful!
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RASPBERRY56 10/4/2014 6:01AM

    Here's to a great day ahead!

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ARNETTELEE 10/4/2014 5:45AM

  Happy sparking!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/4/2014 4:29AM

    Beautiful blog !

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68ANNE 10/4/2014 4:19AM

    wonderful!

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