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The art of living.

Thursday, February 21, 2013



You are destined for greatness. You may never become President or King or Queen or Prime Minister, or hold some other lofty position, but you are destined for greatness where you are -- in your homes, among your families and friends.

Don't just "settle."



Be mindful of the doors you open & close.



Take care of your body, it's the only one you have.



"Greatness" is not just for the chosen few.



Today, go out & live -- go out & be great. I know you can do it.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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REMEMBER2BME 2/22/2013 2:51PM

    Killer blog. I especially like - The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

It sure makes me think.

HUGS 2 U!

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JULIERAE41 2/22/2013 12:22AM

    Thanks, Nilla!

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MATTEROFHEART 2/21/2013 10:15AM

    Thank you for inspiring us to greatness!
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    AWESOME!

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    As usual a great blog. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 2/21/2013 5:19AM

    GREAT blog! THANKS!!

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    You rock! A great blog

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A walk in the park with photos

Wednesday, February 20, 2013



On Monday hubby (Brian) & I went for a walk in a fairly new park that is close to our home.

The park is built on what used to be a sandstone quarry. Sandstone from the quarry provided stone for buildings, tombstones, houses and churches in Virginia and Washington, DC, including the Whitehouse, the Capitol Building, Gunston Hall, Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, Mount Airy in Richmond County, Virginia, and Aquia Church, in Stafford, Virginia, as well as steps and walkways at George Washington's Mount Vernon.

It was a bit chilly, but a beautiful walk. I look forward to going again when there are leaves on the trees (spring or summer) and in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.





A good portion of the trail is handicap accessible.





Brian:









A second bridge. There was a "no fishing" admonition posted at the front of the trail along with a bunch of other rules, but a man & his two children were fishing near this bridge. The two times that we walked over the bridge, they had caught a fish.



Me:



Me again:



Overlooking Aquia Creek. The white images are birds:





Stones from the quarry:





Up close, you can actually see tool marks on this large section of rock. I took an up-close photo but it didn't turn out. Next time . . . .



On the trail:









More stones & boulders:





Lots of downed trees from recent storms:



A little woodpecker was having so much fun pecking the heck out of this tree:



Last one:



Thank you for reading my blog today!! Go do something fun today that doesn't feel like exercise. emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/20/2013 11:26PM

    Looks like a lovely walk. Thanks for taking us along.

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ANHELIC 2/20/2013 9:59PM

    Looks like a beautiful park to walk through especially in the spring and summer. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Joan

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KARENLEIGH32 2/20/2013 8:59PM

    Love the pictures, where is this park? I looks like a nice walk!

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CINDYAST 2/20/2013 5:53PM

    Nice photos, thanks for sharing!
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MATTEROFHEART 2/20/2013 3:22PM

    What a great place to walk! You are looking great!!!

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JULIERAE41 2/20/2013 3:02PM

    Great walk! Thanks for taking us along!

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SUNSET09 2/20/2013 11:44AM

  Sometimes, it's amazing what we can find in our own back yards! Thanx for sharing and look forward to the changing of the season pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/20/2013 9:32AM

    Nice. Reminds me that the girls and I are well overdue for a good nature walk.

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GIRLINMOTION 2/20/2013 9:29AM

    What a great way to spend time with DH and get some exercise in too along with an extra dose of nature (best medicine ever).

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BIGPAWSUP 2/20/2013 9:10AM

    That is beautiful! Makes me want to go to the Dunes!

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NANCYRUBIO 2/20/2013 8:23AM

    Hi Brian~~
What a rewarding walk. So beautiful and nice that it is handicap assessable

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/20/2013 8:11AM

  I'd LOVE to go on that kind of walk. Reminds me of Kings Mountain Battle Ground. emoticon emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/20/2013 8:11AM

    Really nice place to walk! Thanks for sharing.

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PLPSAVAGE 2/20/2013 7:54AM

    Think I'll try getting out before the storm today. Thanks for the inspiration!

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LIFEISPURRFECT 2/20/2013 7:35AM

    What a beautiful park. I love the advice you gave about doing something fun. I just realized that we have some fresh fallen snow and I have a pair of snowshoes just itching to get used.

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MLH148 2/20/2013 7:17AM

    You are so wise! "Do something fun that doesn't feel like exercise"

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COCK-ROBIN 2/20/2013 6:25AM

    A great walk!

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MARYJOANNA 2/20/2013 5:32AM

  What lovely photos and how fortunate you are to live near this great park. It is an inspiration to go walk!

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    What fun!!! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us! emoticon

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Be nice to yourself.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013



I had another blog planned for today & spent about 15 minutes putting it together, & when I went to post, I got an error message. emoticon So I'll have to save it for tomorrow. I don't have time to put it together again before I go to work. Sooooo, I guess this is the blog that was meant to be for today. emoticon

We aren't always nice enough to ourselves, are we? We shouldn't compare ourselves to others.



Be your unique self:



Use positivity:



Instead of negativity:



Forgive yourself when you mess up:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon



  
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JULIERAE41 2/20/2013 2:29PM

    Putting these togehter does take some time. Thanks for doing it. I always enjoy your blogs! Have a great day!

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KARENLEIGH32 2/19/2013 11:08PM

    Just read 3 days of you blogs, as usual I enjoyed them all! I love the way you speak to us using the cartoons!

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    Well said!

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    Wow, this is great!

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    Great reminders!! Thanks for sharing!
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GIRLINMOTION 2/19/2013 9:58AM

    You're amazing!

You are truly gifted. You should be a blogger outside of SparkPeople.

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    Awesome! Perfect way for me to start the day and really what I needed to hear. Thanks!

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/19/2013 8:30AM

    I think this is exactly what I need to hear today. Thank you.

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NANCYRUBIO 2/19/2013 7:11AM

    And blessing unto you for all your meaningful blogs,

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Are you being true to yourself?

Monday, February 18, 2013



Think about that quote for a minute. As I read it, I realize that if I know I should be eating healthier foods & I don't, I am not being true to myself. If I know I should exercise & I don't, I'm not being true to myself. That brings my integrity into question, especially regarding myself. If integrity is a big deal to you & you practice it with everyone else, but not yourself, it's time for some reevaluation.

Maybe a leap of faith there, but certainly something that crossed my mind this morning. This was a little heavy, so now for some funnies!!! Yay!!! emoticon







Blessings to you!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    Ha ha - one piece of dustbin lid pizza for me please! :-)

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    Being true ourselves with our eating and exercise is being true to God. We are looking after the temple of the Holy Spirit. emoticon

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    emoticon . Love the funnies.

Great twist on integrity. You've given us something to think about. Thanks.

Maria

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    Great blog & quote. Gives me something to think about. Loved the cartoons too, especially the pizza one.
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BIGPAWSUP 2/18/2013 2:53PM

    Wonderful!

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STEVIEBEE569 2/18/2013 1:06PM

    We have to be honest with ourselves. We have a tendency of really deceiving ourselves, especially when it comes to the weight loss journey or self-esteem. To know thyself is vital! Thanks for sharing your blog!

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NANCYRUBIO 2/18/2013 9:30AM

    Jokes were great but bringing "integrity" into question. I succeed in some places not all.

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REMEMBER2BME 2/18/2013 9:25AM

    Outstanding blog. This is a great way to look at doing what I am supposed to do. HUGS to you!

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You have to start if you want to get there.

Sunday, February 17, 2013



You can think about getting there all day long, but that doesn't get you anywhere.

Get moving!!



Sometimes, you have to jump to get started & that's ok.



On the hard days, you may need to build a door. That's ok, too -- it proves that you are dedicated & determined.



And the most important lesson of all:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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GIRLINMOTION 2/18/2013 10:29AM

    The M.H. McKee quote is quite profound.

I do so look forward to your blogs everyday. I get blogged out then I see your name on my email list and it automatically puts a smile on my face. Thank you for my smiles.

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    LOVE THEM!!! Thank you for these words of wisdom. They have really helped me start my week with a positive push!
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    Awesome!

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    Wonderful blog! I enjoyed it.

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    Thank you!

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    Great motivation. I read that even if you move slowly, you are moving faster than someone who is standing still. emoticon

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    Great motivational blog!!!

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    Great blog. Great graphics. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great Sunday.

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NANCYRUBIO 2/17/2013 8:15AM

    As usual you are very inspiring. Mind if I borrow one for my homepage?

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