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Count your blessings . . .

Sunday, November 25, 2012

name them one by one. ~ Johnson Oatman, Jr. ~



There are so many things we can take for granted on any given day -- the sun that comes up each morning, the breaths we take, the roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet. How about the blessings that you can't touch, like love, good health, or a kindness shown by another?



The adults in my family stopped exchanging Christmas gifts years ago. Instead, we spend time together. We have everything we could ever possibly need or want & time is so precious.

Today, count your blessings & think of ways you can spend time with those you love. Time is so short on this earth.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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DRUIDPRINCESS 11/26/2012 4:45PM

    Reading your blog always brightens my mornings! Thank you so much for your insightful words.

I read on your page that you love to travel.... And saw your holiday photos at the beach... If you're ever heading my way (Canberra, Australia) you and your loved ones are always welcome to stay with us.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/25/2012 11:04PM

    Your blogs always move me~

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/25/2012 9:30PM

    Count your many blessings...
each and every day.
It's so each to go through a day and forget to give thanks for the host of blessings we receive from the big ones right to the littlest blessings. Good reminder to me that I need to practice thankfulness each and every day.
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MICKEYH 11/25/2012 5:15PM

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder. We really should appreciate the things or person we have in our life. We tend to be forget appreciation and tend to be complain the thing we don't have. Love this blog.(and any others of yours.) Thanks again and take care for now.

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KONRAD695 11/25/2012 3:31PM

    Totally agree. People ask me what I would like for birthday/Christmas presents- My response, no gifts. The best thing that happened on my birthday was the entire family eating dinner and conversing together. emoticon

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RSSSLHB 11/25/2012 2:07PM

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1EMMA2011 11/25/2012 1:56PM

    This is the most important thing. To spend time with those you love. You are amazing!

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NKOUAMI26 11/25/2012 12:58PM

    Thank you so much for this! emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 11/25/2012 11:44AM

    Time with loved ones is the most important and precious gift in the world.

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SUNSETBREEZE05 11/25/2012 10:52AM

    Amen!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/25/2012 9:52AM

    And we are blessed.

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HORSESX4 11/25/2012 9:28AM

    Thans for taking the time to blog... emoticon

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NCSUE0514 11/25/2012 9:18AM

    Helen Keller's ability to see beauty should teach us much

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MLH148 11/25/2012 9:13AM

    I agree. I see the people frantically BUYING this weekend and wonder why.

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TDEMAIO2 11/25/2012 8:54AM

    AMEN : ) Blessing are the greatest gift- Thank you : )

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LABRATIAM 11/25/2012 8:32AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing this and reminding us all to count our blessings!

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Letting things go.

Saturday, November 24, 2012



What are you hanging on to that you need to let go of? Your past? Bad habits? Anger? Bitterness? Frustration? Stress?

Sometimes letting go of those things that you have been holding on to for so long can help lighten your burden and stress level.

Exercise has helped boost my mood & keep my stress level very low. I have also noticed that because my diet is healthier, I have felt much better. When stressful things do come along, I am better equipped to handle them now.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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BRAVEONE92 11/25/2012 8:54PM

    emoticon Blog! Thanks for sharing

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/25/2012 6:16AM

  Good point! Forgive and forget...



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TDEMAIO2 11/25/2012 6:15AM

    emoticon emoticon well said Thank you

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NANCYRUBIO 11/25/2012 12:02AM

    My childhood, found out my sister felt this way also.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/24/2012 7:31PM

    Awesome! Time for some releasing here.

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DRUIDPRINCESS 11/24/2012 5:57PM

    I always love reading your blogs. They make me pause and think.

And with my post-chemo brain this can be quite challenging at times!

In the last few days I read a story (it could even have been on SP...) about a wise old monk and an eager new one. The old monk carried a rich old woman across a muddy stream/street but all she did was rant and bitch and berate him. The young monk was appalled, but the old monk seemed peaceful. Hours later the young monk was still angry at the woman's unappreciative behaviour and asked the old monk how he could stand people like that. He replied that he had relieved himself of the burden of her hours ago, and yet the young monk was still carrying the burden of the rude woman and had not learned to release himself from such weighty and negative influences!

Several years ago a friend told me "Don't rub it in, rub it out" - you are right to challenge us - what burdens ARE we unnecessarily carrying?
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COCK-ROBIN 11/24/2012 11:44AM

    This is something I need to work on. Thanks for the blog.

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MLH148 11/24/2012 11:32AM

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MICKEYH 11/24/2012 11:03AM

    I agree with you on this one . So time it is so hard to letting things go.. But this is the way to go !! Have a good day. emoticon emoticon

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PAANDRUS 11/24/2012 9:54AM

    Learning to do this...I tend to analize some situations.

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CAT609 11/24/2012 9:09AM

    To true!

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CONCHA77 11/24/2012 9:08AM

    I agree, "Let it Go!" the faster, the better. emoticon

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Get your smile on. :-)

Friday, November 23, 2012




~ Zig Ziglar ~



I hope you are smiling!

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MICKEYH 11/24/2012 8:21AM

    Thank you for sharing your smiles :) Have a nice day !!

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1EMMA2011 11/23/2012 11:50PM

    Beautiful!! Thank you!! Very Positive!!! emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 11/23/2012 11:41PM

    A smile never leaves you, it is always returned~~


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COCK-ROBIN 11/23/2012 11:32PM

    You just made me smile! emoticon

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MOWINELADY 11/23/2012 3:58PM

    Great blog. It is surprising what such a simple thing as a smile can make a difference in someone's life. emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 11/23/2012 11:53AM

    Woo Hoo emoticon

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CINDYAST 11/23/2012 10:57AM

    Big cheesey grin here! emoticon

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MIDROAD 11/23/2012 9:34AM

    Thank you for the smiles!

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Be Thankful.

Thursday, November 22, 2012



Be Thankful

Be thankful that you donít already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you donít know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when youíre tired and weary
Because it means youíve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

~ Author Unknown ~

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NANCYRUBIO 11/23/2012 7:23AM

    They can also become your strengths!

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/22/2012 2:25PM

  Happy Thanksgiving!

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MICKEYH 11/22/2012 1:46PM

    This poem is right on time. Happy Thanksgiving !! emoticon emoticon

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MOWINELADY 11/22/2012 10:22AM

    What a wonderful poem. It is so true.

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BIGPAWSUP 11/22/2012 9:21AM

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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OTEN36 11/22/2012 8:55AM

    happy Tday sparkfriend

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MLH148 11/22/2012 8:30AM

    emoticon
Happy Thanksgiving!

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PAANDRUS 11/22/2012 8:27AM

    Thanks for the gentle reminder! We do have alot to be Thankful for.....

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TDEMAIO2 11/22/2012 8:25AM

    LOVE this : ) Thank you emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 11/22/2012 8:15AM

    Very good. Thanks for sharing.

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/22/2012 7:28AM

  Well said, Thank you!

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Success takes work.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012



Don't know about you, but I'm not a hen. emoticon

Success at living a healthier & more active life takes some work.

Let's do this together!!

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NASFKAB 1/6/2013 5:55AM

  terrific way to put it thanks

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634MEG 12/2/2012 10:14AM

    cute!

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HEALTHYLADY12 11/24/2012 6:12PM

    cute

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MARYJEANSL 11/24/2012 4:25PM

  Love it! Thanks for the smile. ;-)

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DJSHIP46 11/24/2012 7:50AM

    For sure emoticon

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    Happy Thanksgiving ... It does take a lot of work but emoticon

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CHRIS3874 11/22/2012 9:51PM

    very apt

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PCASEY7 11/22/2012 6:26PM

    Very true!

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JAMER123 11/22/2012 4:11PM

    Love it and it is so true!!! You go girl!!
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JIBBIE49 11/22/2012 2:46PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.
Happy Turkey Day. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 11/22/2012 2:39PM

    Great blog!

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/22/2012 1:19PM

  HA HA, something gets results sitting around on it's tush.

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DIANNEMT 11/22/2012 12:50PM

    I am working and it is showing!!

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PATRICIAANN46 11/22/2012 11:06AM

  Very Inspiring Blog!!!!! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/22/2012 11:05AM

    LOL. Love it!

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MOMMY445 11/22/2012 10:12AM

    what a great blog! have a terrific day!

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CICELY360 11/22/2012 10:06AM

  good blog

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KIPPER15 11/22/2012 9:56AM

    emoticon So very true!! emoticon

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MIMIDOT 11/22/2012 8:20AM

    Great blog! Now lets get to work! Happy Thanksgiving!

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KARRENLYNN 11/22/2012 8:11AM

    Well said! teamwork and support are the best! Have a great holiday!

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JANEMARIE77 11/22/2012 7:30AM

    on it thank you

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NCSUE0514 11/22/2012 7:10AM

    Great quote.

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SUNNYLIFE72 11/22/2012 6:13AM

  Agreed - it does take work! But we can make work fun! =)

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NEWCHINELO 11/22/2012 5:38AM

    Great!

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NANCYRUBIO 11/22/2012 3:17AM

    Great response from you.

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PUNKADOO 11/22/2012 1:23AM

    Great saying! I'm sure I will be stealing it soon! ;-)

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DRUIDPRINCESS 11/21/2012 5:24PM

    I love your mini-poster - thank you!

Have a wonderful day, and I hope you have awesome plans for the weekend ahead!

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COCK-ROBIN 11/21/2012 1:19PM

    And we will. The hard work is worth it!

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NEWVINE 11/21/2012 12:33PM

   
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NEWVINE 11/21/2012 12:31PM

   

Things we work hard to get last along time. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 11/21/2012 12:10PM

    Woo hoo - awesome! This is terrific.

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CLWALDRO 11/21/2012 10:48AM

    Yes it does take making wise food and activity choices to have long lasting success.
I wish you all the best on your journey to better health

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    Thank you. emoticon emoticon

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