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Obstacles or opportunities . . . you choose!

Sunday, May 12, 2013



One of the things I've been learning on my journey is that I can look at things as obstacles or opportunities. I get to choose!!



There may be times when I'm having a bad day & turn it into a pity party, but more often than not, I want to choose to see things as opportunities. Who is with me? emoticon

Obstacles or opportunities . . . you choose!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:44PM

    It's true! It's all up to us! We have to opportunity to choose!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 5/13/2013 6:17PM

    ... and we can only hit obstacles if we're MOVING FORWARD! So be proud and excited about your obstacles, as they make you stronger and more determined!
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MICKEYH 5/12/2013 11:23PM

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 5/12/2013 10:47PM

    As we say at work we have Opportunities

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ANHELIC 5/12/2013 10:39PM

    Great inspiration!!! emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 5/12/2013 9:46PM

    Opportunities!

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MARYJOANNA 5/12/2013 2:35PM

  Opportunities are the best choice!

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FELINEBETTER 5/12/2013 2:05PM

    Inspiring and thoughtful blog as usual! I have read that in the Chinese characters, the symbol for
crisis is the same symbol used for "opportunity." Cool eh?

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CIRANDELLA 5/12/2013 11:51AM

    WTG!

There ya go!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/12/2013 11:18AM

    Awesome! And something that we all need to remember.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 5/12/2013 10:13AM

    Opportunity!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/12/2013 9:57AM

    Obstacles are just the doors to opportunities.

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door”
― Milton Berle

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
― Winston Churchill

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MATTEROFHEART 5/12/2013 9:40AM

    I choose opportunities! Thanks for the morning inspiration!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/12/2013 9:34AM

    Wonderful!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/12/2013 8:58AM

    I see it as Obstacles that once overcome become opportunities.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/12/2013 8:53AM

    emoticon Have a most blessed day, dear friend.

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Worry doesn't fix anything.

Saturday, May 11, 2013



I have found that worrying doesn't do any good. It just stresses me out & ruins my day, week, or month (or longer) . . . IF I let it.

I have found action to be the best combatant against worry.



Exercise in particular helps keep the worrying at bay. Try it!! emoticon

Worry can ruin your life . . . don't let it!!



This really puts things into persepctive:



Wow!!!

I know it's hard, but my advice to you is:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:43PM

    Worry is so bad for our health. We should just give things to God and let go. Thanks, I needed this reminder!

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ANHELIC 5/11/2013 9:43PM

    I'm learning to stop worrying and leave things up to God. Praise Him. He is an awesome God.
Happy Mother's Day.

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GODS_TEMPLE 5/11/2013 8:51PM

    I stopped worrying years ago. If something happens, I just give it to God...His shoulders are much bigger than mine! emoticon = emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 5/11/2013 3:08PM

    Love the quote by Janis Joplin!

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CIRANDELLA 5/11/2013 11:02AM

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MICKEYH 5/11/2013 10:26AM

    So true. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MLH148 5/11/2013 10:23AM

    Love the worry chart. Worry I won't remember it emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 5/11/2013 10:06AM

    I spent way too much of my life worrying! I'm over it!!! Most of us don't realize we have a choice, but we do!!! Great blog!

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GIRLINMOTION 5/11/2013 9:55AM

    Great advice!


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COCK-ROBIN 5/11/2013 9:52AM

    Great! Thanks for posting!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/11/2013 9:32AM

    Ah, if only we could learn to live worry free. Would make life a lot of easier.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/11/2013 9:22AM

    Have a very HAPPY day, my friend!!

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MESEATURTLE 5/11/2013 9:14AM

    thank u!!!

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HELEN_BRU 5/11/2013 8:52AM

    Good advice! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/11/2013 8:42AM

    Awesome. This is so very true.

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NANCYPAT1 5/11/2013 8:24AM

    Great blog - thanks for sharing it with us.

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CONCHA77 5/11/2013 8:09AM

    Nice blog, I have always been known as the worrier. Still trying to work on that! You are right, worry doesn't get you anywhere.

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GOLFGMA 5/11/2013 7:57AM

    I was once told by a friend that to worry was against God's command . If we truly believe, we know that He is in control and will look after us just as He does the lillies of the field and the sparrows and I believe. Human nature will kick in sometimes and I remember this scripture and my friend's advice. Thanks for the quotes! emoticon

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JAVAJENN 5/11/2013 7:49AM

    wonderful! I loved reading this blog! Thank you. emoticon emoticon

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Find a way, or make one . . .

Friday, May 10, 2013



I have always heard that:



It's true, isn't it? It's so easy to find an excuse if it's really something you don't want to do, right? I've been there & done that & even gotten the t-shirt! emoticon emoticon

Think about your healthy lifestyle a minute. How badly do you really want that? How badly do you want to feel better & look better? How badly do you want a healthy body? Unfortunately for me it took a pretty big health scare to get my attention. I could have done something about my weight many years ago, but it wasn't important to me & I put it off until later. Later just happened to have the "cancer" word attached to it. Yikes!! Wake-up call!! Ring Ring!!!

I beg you . . . don't wait until a health scare to do this healthy lifestyle thing. Please learn from my mistakes & start now . . . TODAY!! Don't wait another second longer!!

Yes, we're going to meet up with some obstacles:



But:



If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. ~Frank Banks~

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:41PM

    So true!

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HELEN_BRU 5/10/2013 11:59PM

    Those excuses will kill you!

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ANHELIC 5/10/2013 4:22PM

    Great inspiration emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 5/10/2013 3:18PM

    Excellent blog and advice! I'm sorry you had the wake-up call you did, but glad that you answered it. How else would we have met otherwise? hehehe Seriously though -- I'm glad you are doing so well and are open to sharing your wisdom and experience. emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/10/2013 12:58PM

    Thank you for your push! emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 5/10/2013 9:43AM

    Excuses are easier, we need to challenge ourselves to outsmart the excuses.

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REMEMBER2BME 5/10/2013 8:51AM

    Killer blog. thank you!

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/10/2013 8:40AM

    Inspirational!!! emoticon

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CIRANDELLA 5/10/2013 8:15AM

    Words of wisdom, NILLA! First 'n' foremost, I wishyou an abundance of good health - now and forever. I've had health scares and health crises, and I've been overweight and normal-weight when they happened. There's much less stress to cope with, it seems, when the anxiety of worrying about my weight is no longer there. That frees up my energy to deal with what's on the table, so to speak... emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 5/10/2013 7:43AM

    We all live like tomorrow is never going to come and then one day life has passed us by and it is late. Live in the now, make each day count.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/10/2013 7:34AM

    Awesome! Thank you for posting this.

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MATTEROFHEART 5/10/2013 7:17AM

    It took a health scare for me too! Great blog! Thank you for sharing!

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 5/10/2013 6:55AM

    Needed this today, thanks for sharing! I "borrowed" the Frank Banks quote for my FB wall!

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COCK-ROBIN 5/10/2013 6:19AM

    Good for you!

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GIA_ROSY 5/10/2013 5:58AM

    It's never too late, today is new emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon blog..thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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Enjoy the little things . . .

Thursday, May 09, 2013



Life is uncertain & we are not promised tomorrow. Get off the sofa & start living. There are so many wonderful things to enjoy while we're here.

Hug your family & friends . . . often. Tell them how much they mean to you . . . often. Tell them you love them . . . often.

Tomorrow, a couple that hubby & I know have to bury their youngest daughter who was only 19 years old. She was a vibrant young lady -- always smiling, always joking & so full of life. She was living life -- not sitting on the sofa.

Remember:



Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault ~

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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:38PM

    That is so sad to hear! Thanks for the reminder that tomorrow is not a guarantee.

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CINDYAST 5/9/2013 10:06PM

    Oh! I am so sorry for you and your friends. So tragic. Prayers for your friends as well as for you to know how to best support them through this terrible loss.
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ANHELIC 5/9/2013 9:13PM

    Great inspirations. I need to really follow these. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 5/9/2013 8:07PM

    Even though we know Jody is already with Jesus, she still leaves a hole in the lives of her family and friends.

Praying for God's healing in your Church family. emoticon emoticon

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BAMAJAM 5/9/2013 12:02PM

  How heartbreaking about this young woman's death. I am so sorry. . .

That Brault quote I love too-- I have a photo album with that quote on the cover.
(As a senior, I know that this quote is TRUE)

Thanks for this wonderful message---

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MICKEYH 5/9/2013 11:15AM

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GIRLINMOTION 5/9/2013 10:04AM

    HUGS

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GIA_ROSY 5/9/2013 8:54AM

    I can only imagine the pain of losing a child. It's not supposed to happen that way. She is in the arms of the angels now......God Bless.
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NANCYRUBIO 5/9/2013 8:22AM

    Wow--simple yet powerful!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/9/2013 8:21AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. emoticon

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MLH148 5/9/2013 6:46AM

    One of my favorite quotes by Brault.
Hope the day passes as easily possible. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/9/2013 6:32AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sheila, you and your church family remain in my prayers. Such a beautiful blog reminding of us how precious life is.

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MARYJOANNA 5/9/2013 5:43AM

  Things d not make us happy. Only the Holy Spirit living in us does.

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NUOVAELLE 5/9/2013 5:17AM

    It's really odd how some tragic events can help us realize the real meanings in life.
My heart goes out for this girl's family. May she rest in peace.
Thank you for your daily thought-provoking blogs.
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COCK-ROBIN 5/9/2013 4:58AM

    Wonderful! Thanks for the blog.

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Why you shouldn't give up.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013



Did you mess up yesterday? No problem!!! Just learn from your mistake & move on because:



You are not your mistakes. We are all human & we all mess up:



After I've had a bad eating day, the next 3 days or so, I eat at the lower end of my calorie range & step up the exercise a bit. No big deal. Besides:



Don't quit!



Don't quit! (Yes, I said that twice for effect). emoticon



Keep going!!



You might be close to the diamonds (you are the diamond in the rough -- through this journey, you're trying to find the real you). emoticon



I meant to put this photo in twice -- again for effect. emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KALEWINE 5/12/2013 8:49PM

    I love the pic you used twice! It's such a great visual!

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RFJSJ50 5/8/2013 10:46PM

    Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom!
Sheila

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 5/8/2013 10:26PM

    I loved it was great. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/8/2013 9:49PM

    Thanks for this blog. We should never give up!! Just keep going !! emoticon

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ANHELIC 5/8/2013 9:44PM

    Great inspiring Blog. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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LJR4HEALTH 5/8/2013 7:33PM

    emoticon and so true we are not our mistakes we have made in the pass ! Thanks for posting this

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CIRANDELLA 5/8/2013 10:05AM

    Nilla, I haven't messed up with my eating, but I sure needed to hear this message today. Thanks!

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NANCYRUBIO 5/8/2013 9:53AM

    I don't ever want to find the real me. I would settle for the one I have just found.
Your posts are awesome.

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NANCYRUBIO 5/8/2013 9:52AM

    I don't ever want to find the real me. I would settle for the one I have just found.
Your posts are awesome.

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GIRLINMOTION 5/8/2013 9:52AM

    We can do it!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/8/2013 9:45AM

    Awesome blog and oh so true!

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RANGERFX 5/8/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon Great job!

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WORDGIRL830 5/8/2013 9:23AM

    I'm not sure if you know how much I needed this today. Thanks.

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COCK-ROBIN 5/8/2013 8:58AM

    Thanks for the encouraging post.

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COCK-ROBIN 5/8/2013 8:58AM

    Thanks for the encouraging post.

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MLH148 5/8/2013 8:49AM

    Another great start to MY day. Thanks.

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FELINEBETTER 5/8/2013 8:02AM

    You're bang on again, Girl! I had to LOL as your "narrate" your blog with little notes like "that's on purpose for effect!" lol You sure can tell you walk the walk as well!
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GIA_ROSY 5/8/2013 7:46AM

    Very entertaining...... emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 5/8/2013 7:29AM

    Haha! Love your "effects"! I really loved this one (I think I say that every time)! But really, I do! You are so motivational and positive! Thank you!

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WELLNESSME09 5/8/2013 6:50AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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MESEATURTLE 5/8/2013 6:40AM

    Thank u !!!!!

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ROX525 5/8/2013 5:34AM

    Great blog... Thank you.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/8/2013 5:17AM

    The twice used pic ... I LOVE it!!! It's one of my favs. Haven't seen it for a while, but what a message! Thanks for using it ... twice even! emoticon blog!!

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