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Enjoy the beauty . . .

Tuesday, April 09, 2013



There are so many beautiful things for us to enjoy -- the colors of a sunrise or sunset, the sound of the ocean as the waves come onto the beach, the sound of a child's laugh, the smell of blooming flowers, the birds singing in the trees.

I didn't used to be a "stop & smell the roses" kind of girl -- I was too busy. After having cancer, my perspective on life really changed. Life was good before, but it's so much better now that I've learned to stop & enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

Let go of stress -- it's so bad for you anyway!!



Today's challenge: Look for the beauty around you today.




Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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GODS_TEMPLE 4/10/2013 1:28AM

    Don't you just want to jump into that last picture? Thanks.

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KARENLEIGH32 4/9/2013 11:42PM

    I feel the same way! After coming so close to death, I appreciate everything and everybody. I make more of an effort to 'like' everyone, to forgive, and not hold grudges. Life is funny and you have no expiration, so live while you can!

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ANHELIC 4/9/2013 11:16PM

    Beautiful and so true. Look for the positive and not negative thoughts. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 4/9/2013 5:43PM

    Beautiful!!!

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JULIERAE41 4/9/2013 4:17PM

    Found some eauty here today!Thanks, Nilla!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/9/2013 10:19AM

    The birds where awesome this morning!

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NANCYRUBIO 4/9/2013 9:27AM

    Beautiful to view and read.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/9/2013 9:11AM

    Thank you! Beautiful in and of itself!

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    Love this!! emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 4/9/2013 6:12AM

    And this is beautiful!

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MARYJOANNA 4/9/2013 5:27AM

  Beauty is all around us if just stop and take the time to look!

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/9/2013 5:12AM

    I wasn't a stop and smell the roses kind of gal until I raised a special needs child. That experience changed my life's view tremendously. I'm not the same woman I once was. There are so many little things in the world to be grateful for.
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Staying positive.

Monday, April 08, 2013



Sometimes staying positive is difficult when it seems like the world is falling down around your ears. In the midst of difficulties, it's important to find the silver linings in those dark clouds. There are always silver linings -- sometimes you have to search diligently for them.

One of the first things you can do is to smile.



I know that sounds crazy, but there is something so satisfying about smiling even if you don't feel like it. It really helps.



Always look for the light. It is there!!

Give thanks & take nothing for granted.



Living a grateful life is monumental in staying positive.

Live, love, laugh! Laughter is indeed the best medicine.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BDYNAMIC 6/1/2014 3:05PM

    This is great!! ............. Message right on w/ super pics! .............. (I love spot blogging-don't like to see earlier blogs lost in the archives) and we all learn from one another! emoticon

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ANHELIC 4/9/2013 12:22AM

    Wow, I never thought about a smile, but it's amazing what a smile will do for another person. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 4/8/2013 11:04PM

    A simple smile can light up the world for a lonely soul.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/8/2013 10:25PM

    I came in late ......... But better late than never ...... I LOVE your blog and thanks for sharing on your emoticon ............ Very sweet! emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 4/8/2013 8:16PM

    Love your post and emoticon , if not for SP I wouldn't be reading your post!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 4/8/2013 5:41PM

    What a magical way to start my day! Thank you for the precious gift of your words.
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CINDYAST 4/8/2013 3:02PM

    Thanks, if ever I needed to hear about being positive, it's today. Blessings.

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ANZER15 4/8/2013 12:29PM

    Love your muscular fruit man! Thanks for all the motivating words! Have a great week!

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    Beautiful, thank you. I really needed to remember this today. Hope you have a wonderful day. emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/8/2013 9:23AM

    Wonderfully insightful post. Thank you.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/8/2013 9:07AM

    Awesome reminders! Thanks.

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MATTEROFHEART 4/8/2013 8:49AM

    Thank you so much for your inspirational blog this morning. I really needed to hear it today.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/8/2013 6:13AM

    Great post!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/8/2013 6:13AM

    Great post!

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This is great! I hope that many people see this because it's a great addition to the day... Thanks!

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    GREAT blog!!! emoticon

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MOTLORAC 4/8/2013 4:44AM

    emoticon Thanks for the words and smiles. May it brighten everyone's day as it has mine.
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Road trip!!!!

Friday, April 05, 2013



I am so excited!! Brian (hubby) is taking me on a road trip this weekend!! I can hardly wait!!

We're heading to the mountains in North Carolina.



We'll be doing lots of sightseeing.



And possibly some hiking (there are trails near where we'll be staying).



Sooooooo, you may not here from me for a couple of days. I'm going to be having some fun.

I'll be back on SP bright & early Monday morning.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KARENLEIGH32 4/7/2013 9:53PM

    Here's hoping you track a lot of mileage! Have a great time!

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JULIERAE41 4/6/2013 11:54PM

    I loved all the pictures in this blog! Have a grand time! Miss you while you're gone!

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    Have a great time!!

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    emoticon Have an emoticon trip.

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CINDYAST 4/5/2013 5:27PM

    Road trips with the hubby are the best! Enjoy!

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    Enjoy your weekend and have fun. God be with you and bring you back safely. emoticon emoticon

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    Have a wonderful time! I love road trips-- they are the best! emoticon

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MICKEYH 4/5/2013 12:21PM

    Enjoy your road trip!!

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GIRLINMOTION 4/5/2013 9:44AM

    Have an awesome weekend. We will miss your blog, but your time with Brian is important for your healthier lifestyle journey.

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NANCYRUBIO 4/5/2013 9:21AM

    Blessing to you on your mini-vacation. See you on Monday.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/5/2013 9:01AM

    I wish I could go. Enjoy your time outdoors.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 4/5/2013 8:31AM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy!

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TDEMAIO2 4/5/2013 8:14AM

    We are excited for you too : ) Have fun and take pictures :D

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/5/2013 8:12AM

    Woo-hoo, a road trip sounds like a blast. A great way to get out and see something new and do something new. Have fun.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/5/2013 7:54AM

    sounds absolutely wonderful. enjoy!

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MATTEROFHEART 4/5/2013 7:24AM

    Yay!!! Sounds wonderful!! Have a great trip!
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    Have a wonderful time! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/5/2013 7:17AM

    Sounds like a perfect week-end! Enjoy!!!

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    Enjoy!!!!

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    Have fun!

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    emoticon Have a GREAT time!!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/5/2013 5:52AM

    Make the best of it and enjoy all your outdoor activities.

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    have a fantasic time...... :-)

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    Oh have fun!!!

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Do something that makes your heart sing.

Thursday, April 04, 2013



Every day, do something that makes you happy. There are so many things for me to choose from -- the list is practically endless. Find your "heart sing" today.

When I get out of my comfort zone a bit & accomplish something I didn't think I could accomplish, that makes my heart sing.



When I have an amazing workout & push myself a little harder than yesterday, that makes my heart sing.



When I choose veggies over a piece of chocolate, that makes my heart sing.



When I see my hubby's sweet face, my heart sings.



When I hear my favorite song, my heart sings.



Today, find what makes your heart sing. Use that as motivation to head in the direction of your goals & dreams

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    Great blog, thank you for sharing!!

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    My emoticon emoticon .
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CAPECODLIGHT 4/4/2013 5:33PM

    Working in my garden today was a joy, even though it was weeding and clearing out winter debris. I love to muck about in the dirt.

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My hearts singing AND dancing this afternoon! The only problem I have is I get a song stuck in my head and I don't know it well enough to find it on the internet to get it out or sing along! lol! Thanks once again for the great blog!

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    Sing it like ya mean it! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 4/4/2013 9:41AM

    Hearing the bird sing in the morning as I wake up.

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MATTEROFHEART 4/4/2013 9:27AM

    I really love this! Great reminder! I get so focused on my goals, I forget to stop and enjoy my life! I will definitely look for something that makes my heart sing today!!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/4/2013 9:18AM

    Wonderful. I will definitely find those things that make my heart sing.

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NANCYRUBIO 4/4/2013 9:05AM

    Being alive makes my heart sing.

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    I'll find something that makes MY heart sing!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/4/2013 6:45AM

    Awesome! I promise to think on this.

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    Have a most blessed day, Sheila!!

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    Singing in the choir makes my heart sing! emoticon

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    emoticon I will!!!!!!

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Light at the end of the tunnel.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013



We're all going to have some good days & some bad days. That's when it's important to focus on your big WHY (why you want to reach your goal). If you don't have a big WHY, find one today! Don't wait. It's very important for your success. Your big WHY is your light at the end of the tunnel that you want to work towards every day, choice by choice, step by step, workout by workout.



This body is the only one we have & I feel bad that I didn't take better care of it before now. No time to beat myself up though. It's time to learn from my mistakes & move forward to a healthier & better lifestyle.



Try not to look at the big, big picture of how much weight you need to lose or how much training you need to do for your race, etc. Just work your plan in small chunks. That way it isn't so overwhelming. Set those smaller goals along the way toward your big goal to help you get there.



You & I CAN do this -- together!! emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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    Great inspirational blog. This a great one to go back to for a reminder. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRUIDPRINCESS 4/3/2013 4:34PM

    Thank you again for an awesome start to my day! I love your quotations!

Have an awesome end to your week!

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ANZER15 4/3/2013 12:10PM

    "Small chunks" is a good thing to remember--thanks! :)

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    Thankyou!

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    Yes, we can! Thank you so much for sharing! I like the idea of acting as if it is impossible to fail!

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    Awesome morning motivation! Thank you!

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/3/2013 7:49AM

    Wonderful pics and words of encouragement. Yes, we can do this! And we will. Have a great day.

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    Excellent blog!! emoticon

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    You can do it!

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    Amen!!! Failure IS an impossibility!!! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 4/3/2013 5:21AM

  Great quotes! All we can do is one step at a time.

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DUBLINROSE 4/3/2013 4:44AM

    Love your blog and those quotes especially the "if you don't take care of your body.." one!! Very true and something we sometimes forget. Thank you so much for posting.

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