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Fitness protection program

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



emoticon I thought this was a riot!! If we had an emoticon for ROFL, I'd be using it.

I can't say that I've always loved exercise, but I've never really hated it (except when I was in high school). I think I hated it so much back then because: (1) I always had gym class right after lunch (ugh! I won't go into details) & (2) I had exercise induced asthma & didn't know it. After the coach would make us run a mile, I couldn't breathe well for a couple of hours. I was not officially diagnosed until about 5 years ago.

Exercise is my stress relief & mood booster. I joke around that it keeps me from killing people (which I'd NEVER do -- kill people, that is), but I always get a good laugh when I say that. emoticon

The other cool thing about going to the gym is:



Oh yeah, Baby!! Torch those calories.

Yesterday was a bad, bad day for me. As soon as my alarm went off, I was up & at 'em, but just when I was getting ready to hit the "go" button on my coffee pot, the power went out. ::sigh:: Thankfully, the power came back on 1/2 an hour later & I was able to get my morning cup of java. But then I showed up to the carpool lot to meet my carpool . . . & none of my folks showed up!!! I called & called, but they didn't answer their cellphones. Power out? Overslept? Who knows? But I had driven the day before & wasn't expecting to drive, so I had no gasoline in my car. ::double sigh::

So, I go get gas & make my way to work. Can't ride in the carpool lane because I don't have enough people, so I was late for work. ::triple sigh:: So, what do you do when you're late for work? Leave early!!! emoticon

I really wanted to go to the gym, so it wasn't a huge sacrifice for me to take an hour of leave so I could still go. I took all my frustrations out on the machines & had an awesome workout. By the time I got home, I was in a fantastic mood & I had burned a bunch of calories. Not a bad deal.

So, don't enter the fitness protection program. emoticon You'll feel so much better if you "Just Do It!" ~ Nike ~ (Exercise, that is).

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon



  
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KARENLEIGH32 12/15/2012 1:52PM

    Let's go burn some fat!

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KONRAD695 12/13/2012 12:47AM

    exercise, the (2nd) best bad mood buster emoticon

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CINDYAST 12/12/2012 5:25PM

    Love your positive attitude though everything! emoticon Good job!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/12/2012 9:46AM

    This is awesome! You had a bad start to the day but you didn't let it stop you. Congrats on you self dedication and determination!

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GIRLINMOTION 12/12/2012 9:42AM

    Way to go on finding your way to a great ending to your day! Exercise does conquer all and saves lives.

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KBRADFORD88 12/12/2012 9:27AM

    man lots of excuses to not do it...way to go for sticking in and working out

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PAANDRUS 12/12/2012 9:09AM

    Hate those kinda days.....:-P.

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LISAN0415 12/12/2012 8:37AM

    This was a great blog!

Thanks for the smile today! You are doing great!
Lisa

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LIFEISPURRFECT 12/12/2012 8:08AM

    What a way to overcome a bad day! You rock!!! Way to go on maintaining a positive attitude.

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NCSUE0514 12/12/2012 7:43AM

    Cute!

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LEVELPATHS 12/12/2012 7:11AM

    Well done for getting to the gym after all that. I like your attitude!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/12/2012 6:28AM

    Sounds like a bad day all around, but you always make it sound like fun. emoticon.

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KOOKYKATHIE 12/12/2012 5:40AM

    emoticon Loved this BLOG! Keep on encouraging us emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/12/2012 5:17AM

    And you CAN do it. And did! I'm proud of you.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/12/2012 5:17AM

    And you CAN do it. And did! I'm proud of you.

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Let's stick together -- like snowflakes. :-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



We can do a lot on our own, but when we rely on the support of each other, we can do great things!!

On Saturday our mustang club did a Toys for Tots event. We had 2 other car clubs join us. We had 45 vehicles total.

We met at Toys R Us at 10:00 and as a huge group, we bombarded Toys R Us to buy new unwrapped toys. After the shopping we had a police escort to where we were going to drop off the toys. Each of us on our own would have made a small difference, but as a big group, we filled the back of a rental van about 2/3 full. There were even 2 bicycles!

This is our mustang:



I got a new pink hat just for the occasion:



Handsome hubby:



Lots of mustangs:



Police escort was fun -- we got to run all the red lights:



Line of cars in front of us:





Line of cars behind us:



After the event, I got to go see my niece:





Today, let's stick together like snowflakes & support & encourage each other.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/12/2012 3:33AM

    What a wonderful way to spend a day.
Great words of encouragement for us all.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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1EMMA2011 12/11/2012 9:53PM

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ERINMARIE424 12/11/2012 9:25PM

    What a great way to spend a Saturday! And the quote at the top is one of my favorites - I have it framed on my desk at work!

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FALLNTENN 12/11/2012 8:32PM

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A great way to spend a Saturday.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/11/2012 11:47AM

    Wonderful pics! Thank you.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/11/2012 10:59AM

    That is absolutely awesome! How wonderful!

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KOOKYKATHIE 12/11/2012 10:35AM

    Such a great event and then fun with the little niece afterwards!

A very fulfilling day I would say. emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 12/11/2012 10:11AM

    What a great club activity.

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OTEN36 12/11/2012 9:25AM

    That was fantastic!
I love the cars and the reason you guys were on the move. We also do a toys for tots drive where I work. It does better and better each year. I think this is our 4th year.
Good Job...and the baby is so cute.
Dee emoticon

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PAANDRUS 12/11/2012 8:44AM

    Good job on all those toys!! Thanks for the blog!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/11/2012 7:25AM

    emoticon , great job. Even famalies don't stick together anymore. The worlds loss and most of us don't realize it yet.

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LEVELPATHS 12/11/2012 6:51AM

    Good blog. Nice mustang! :-)

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MARYJOANNA 12/11/2012 5:32AM

  Great photos and good job well done helping others!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/11/2012 5:28AM

    I dream of owning one of those beautiful cars one day... Love Love your post and pics. You have a beautiful smile!!

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Positive self-talk.

Monday, December 10, 2012



I cringe when I hear people say "I am so stupid" or "I just can't do anything right." As an adult, I have learned that positive self-talk is key to winning the battle of the bulge & many other challenges.

Be kind to yourself. We are all human & we all make mistakes. Instead of beating yourself up, just acknowledge that you messed up & let the past be the past. Move forward, taking with you the lessons that you learned.

When I was a teenager, I had a youth director at my church who used to say: "God don't make no junk!" I know there's a double negative in there, but I know what she meant & I truly believe that God doesn't make junk.

Today, let's create a better us & ditch the negative self-talk. If you catch yourself being to hard on yourself, immediately correct it by saying: "I am beautiful. I believe in me."



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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COCK-ROBIN 12/11/2012 11:47AM

    You are right on target! And I really like this blog.

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KALANTHA 12/10/2012 11:42PM

    As usual, you're right on target!

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1EMMA2011 12/10/2012 8:27PM

    Thank you so much for this reminder to be positive!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/10/2012 12:53PM

    Very cool! Great Blog!

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KONRAD695 12/10/2012 12:40PM

    I think you are completely right. There is a saying I read "You must believe to achieve". If someone doesn't think they are beautiful, then they never will be.

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SAINTBETH 12/10/2012 11:33AM

    good advice

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/10/2012 8:08AM

    Thank you.

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    Nice! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2012 7:22AM

    You are such a blessing! Thanks for your blog.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2012 7:22AM

    You are such a blessing! Thanks for your blog.

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NANCYRUBIO 12/10/2012 6:29AM

    You hit it out of the park again. I hate to hear to hear a person put another down, I learned this when I was young. I finally realized I didn't have to listen when people did it to me but it took a lot longer. "God don't make no garbage"--how many times have I told people that!!

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VON_1962 12/10/2012 6:13AM

    Love it! Have a great day!

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I agree....thank you
Dee

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MARYJOANNA 12/10/2012 5:36AM

  Positive self-talk is essential. What we think comes out when we speak. Think positive and you will talk positive.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/10/2012 5:24AM

    Very true and something I work on every day!

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Believe in yourself.

Sunday, December 09, 2012



Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe you can really do this weigh loss thing for the last time? Whatever you believe -- whether you can do it, or can't do it, you are correct!!

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. ~ Henry Ford ~

The truth is:



Let's make a pact!! No more excuses!! Did you get that? NO MORE EXCUSES!! emoticon Let's get this weight loss gig done once & for all!! Let's work together, support each other, encourage each other. Let's get Sparking!! emoticon

Make your motivation picture collages (photos of you looking slim & trim) & post them EVERYWHERE (especially on your refrigerator). If you don't have any slim photos of yourself, find before & after photos of other people who have lost a lot of weight. Also include on your collage reasons why you want to lose this weight. Post them where you can see them every day. I even have photos of them on my cell phone as my background. Every time I go to make a call or read a txt message, I see my collage.

We CAN do this!!



Every time you pass a mirror today, I want you to say to your reflection:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


  
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COCK-ROBIN 12/9/2012 10:54PM

    Yes, I believe in myself, and I believe in you as well.

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Thank you
Hugs Dee
xoxox

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1EMMA2011 12/9/2012 3:54PM

    I loved how you said for the last time. Yes here's to the Last Time! I just want to get to the place where I can think about other things other than losing weight! LOL Here's to moving on to MAINTAINING!!!

Thank you for such a positive blog!! You are amazing!!

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KARENLEIGH32 12/9/2012 3:47PM

    I CAN do it! We CAN do it! emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 12/9/2012 2:18PM

    Believe!

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JACKIE542 12/9/2012 12:58PM

    Very good post, thank you. emoticon

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MSGO72 12/9/2012 12:53PM

  Great post!

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SAINTBETH 12/9/2012 12:35PM

    Good pep talk!

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NJCRONK 12/9/2012 10:45AM

  Thank you for this positive, uplifting message. I can do this, and so can you!

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PAANDRUS 12/9/2012 9:53AM

    Nice reminder...thanks!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/9/2012 9:48AM

    emoticon In it it win it here! I'm with you 100%!

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DEBLYNN323 12/9/2012 8:40AM

    great post!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/9/2012 8:34AM

    What a wonderful posting. I would love to copy it in whole. You did it in total! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 12/9/2012 8:20AM

    your so right. need to believe in myself.

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Attitude of Gratitude.

Saturday, December 08, 2012











I am so much happier if I count my blessings every day.

Have a fantastic day!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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SERASARA 1/5/2013 11:42PM

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CM_GARDNER78 1/1/2013 2:30AM

    We are all so rich!! :-) We need to remember to be thankful and grateful for even the simple things in life! :-) Great blog - and great sayings!!

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/31/2012 8:47PM

  Love the message and the pics! Stay focused on the blessings.

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IMEMINE1 12/30/2012 8:15AM

    Amen. Love the blog.

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HYATTI1 12/14/2012 10:17AM

    I think we would all be a lot happier if we took the time daily to just thinking about our blessings.

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MARYJEANSL 12/12/2012 7:41PM

  I am totally with you on this. I try very hard to cultivate an attitude of gratitude always.

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PENOWOK 12/12/2012 9:07AM

    LOVELY!! Thank you!

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FARIS71 12/10/2012 10:20AM

    That is so true. I am grateful for your reminder today!!

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NEWMOM20121 12/10/2012 8:52AM

    perfect way to start the day. Thank you

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/9/2012 10:56PM

    Wonderful post...thank you for sharing such inspiring words! :)

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HZGLORY 12/9/2012 10:32PM

    Absolutely right !!!

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JAMER123 12/9/2012 10:28PM

    emoticon emoticon I count my blessings every day!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/9/2012 10:05PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ALIDOSHA 12/9/2012 5:28PM

    emoticon and blessings to you too!

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DIANNEMT 12/9/2012 4:38PM

    Absolutely an attitude!!

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    Thank you! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/9/2012 3:21PM

    Love the pictures on your blog. Thanks for sharing and reminding us how great it is to be grateful.

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AMANDACOETZER 12/9/2012 12:50PM

    I am too!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/9/2012 12:30PM

  So well said.......... emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/9/2012 11:40AM

    Count your blessings instead of sheep.

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CICELY360 12/9/2012 11:15AM

  good blog

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MIMIDOT 12/9/2012 10:53AM

    Amen! I"m with you. Count your blessings.

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REGILIEH 12/9/2012 10:17AM

    AMEN!!! Absolutely my philosophy!

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MOMMY445 12/9/2012 9:29AM

    you made my day,too!

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JANEMARIE77 12/9/2012 9:04AM

    right there with you

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/9/2012 8:43AM

    Love it.

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TONYVAND1 12/9/2012 8:26AM

  Count your blessings name them one by one and see all the great things that God has done.

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DJSHIP46 12/9/2012 8:21AM

    Positively gratitude SPARKS!!!

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DNRAE1 12/9/2012 8:18AM

    Being thankful and joyful in life are paths to happiness.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/9/2012 8:17AM

    amen

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LIFETIMER54 12/9/2012 7:49AM

  Your truly inspirational.... emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 12/9/2012 6:53AM

    Lovely!

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

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NCSUE0514 12/9/2012 6:34AM

    Thank you for this. I hope you don't mind me sharing a quote I love:

"Suppose for a moment that God began taking from us the many things for which we have failed to give thanks. Which of our limbs and faculties would be left? Would I still have my hands and my mind? And what about loved ones? If God were to take from me all those persons and things for which I have not given thanks, what would be left of me?" - Patrick Henry Reardon.

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/9/2012 6:00AM

  Thank you for sharing! Love the gratitude sayings. I try to remember to be thankful for the day - every day I get out of bed - "this is the day the Lord has made, let us me glad and rejoice in it!"
I also work on looking for the good in every day (good deeds, blessings, etc).

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SANDYCRANE 12/9/2012 5:38AM

    You are so right on, thanks for the reminder.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/9/2012 2:55AM

    Definatley something to remember!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/8/2012 9:28PM

    Wonderful quotes on gratitude!

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MATTEROFHEART 12/8/2012 5:14PM

    Absolutely! It makes all the difference!
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