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The 4th & funnies go together.

Thursday, July 04, 2013



Happy 4th!! Today, just spending a quiet day with hubby. When I finish my blog, I'll go see how badly Jillian Michaels can hurt me. emoticon

I'm getting together with my family on Saturday (the 6th) at my parents' house. We're getting a bushel of crabs & having a cookout. I'm so excited because all of my siblings will be there. That doesn't happen often. I adore my family!! We are so close & we always enjoy our time together. I'm so incredibly blessed.

Sooo . . . for some funnies!! emoticon

Wanna melt some fat?



Have you tried the swiss cheese diet? emoticon



Ohhhh! Great idea!!



Beware of the buns of steel!!



Have a wonderful & safe 4th, SparkFriends!!

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Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JAMER123 7/4/2013 9:43PM

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Happy 4th to you as well. We are enjoying the fireworks on TV this year (Again)!!
Don't like all the traffic!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/4/2013 4:57PM

    Those are fun!!!

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/4/2013 3:32PM

    Ha ha ha ha ! Thanks for the funnies ! emoticon
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BONNIEMARGAY 7/4/2013 3:19PM

    Fun!

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KARENLEIGH32 7/4/2013 1:14PM

    You are doing great, emoticon ! Happy 4th to you!

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I was doing okay until the buns of steel . .
now i'm laughing so hard, i'm wiping tears from my eyes . . .

Thanks for the chuckle!

Happy 4th! Sounds like a relaxing day fo ryou.

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ANHELIC 7/4/2013 12:20PM

    emoticon emoticon Have a Blessed 4th.

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    happy 4th

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MICKEYH 7/4/2013 10:32AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy 4th !!

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MLH148 7/4/2013 10:21AM

    Have a great cookout!

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CINDYAST 7/4/2013 10:10AM

    emoticon Happy fourth! emoticon Enjoy your time with your family!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/4/2013 9:25AM

    emoticon Happy Independence Day, Sheila! May it be a wonderfully healthy day for you!!

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HELEN_BRU 7/4/2013 9:22AM

    Enjoy the day!!!

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NANCYTUNBERG64 7/4/2013 9:03AM

    Happy 4th!!!



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REGILIEH 7/4/2013 8:57AM

    Ditto to you! Have a wonderful time with your family! The crabs sound delicious!

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    Happy 4th and thanks for the funnies! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon Happy 4TH of July emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 7/4/2013 8:28AM

    Thanks for the funnies!!!

Happy July 4th to you too!! Have a great time with you family!!! emoticon

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    Yum! Enjoy! emoticon

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    LOL!

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In the scheme of things, I am blessed!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013



Yesterday was a long, long, bad, bad day!! It was my last day in the office until Monday, so I was buried under work & more or less chained to my desk. It was a stressful day. There's a whole lot of other stuff that went on as well that I won't go into. It'll just make me angry all over again.

But . . . I am so proud of myself!! There were TWO birthday celebrations in my office yesterday. I will usually have a 2-bite piece of cake & skip my snack, but I abstained yesterday from both parties. I was soooo close to losing another pound & I didn't want to mess that up.

After having a super-duper stressful day, I had one of the best workouts at the gym last night. That's the hardest I've worked out in a long, long time & anger fueled it. My shoulders are so sore this morning.

Sooooo . . . when I got up this morning, I had lost that pound. One more to go & I'll hit the "25 pounds lost" mark.

So are you having a good day? Maybe you're having a bad day. How about a so-so day? Has someone made you so angry you want to spit? Maybe you're upset. No matter what is going on, every day is a good day to work out!!





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PEZCATHY 7/4/2013 11:02AM

    YAY!! Good job all around: abstaining from cake, great workout, and another pound lost!!! So proud of you, I am!
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BYGRAD 7/4/2013 2:12AM

    Well done! Congrats on losing one pound! I liked the quotes; thanks for sharing.

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MATTEROFHEART 7/4/2013 12:27AM

    Woohoo, girl!!! Great job on getting one more stubborn pound off! So proud of you! Sorry you had a bad stressful day. Maybe now, you can relax and enjoy your holiday weekend!

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/4/2013 12:16AM

    Glad you got some of that stress out of your system. Congrats on the 1 pound loss!!! Woohoo!

I too am blessed. We've had so many close calls recently while driving. I had to go to town yesterday, so I went early. Glad I did . . . otherwise I could have been the person who was airlifted to hospital after a head-on collision just a couple miles from my house. It was one of my FB friends. When her car was hit, it exploded in flames and she was trapped. Thank God for our firefighters and medics who got her out. So, the quote "I have seen better days . . ." is really appropriate for me today. Thanks for the reminder.

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ANHELIC 7/3/2013 11:46PM

    Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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HOLLYM48 7/3/2013 9:14PM

    emoticon on the lb lost! Hope your week is better next week! Great job on skipping the birthday treats. I always talk myself out of eating treats too since I think about how long I would need to work out if I eat it and it never looks THAT good!
Keep up the great work!

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JAMER123 7/3/2013 9:09PM

    I'm sorry you had such a stressful day yesterday but you were able to work it out AND lose that pound you were going for!! Yes, that makes for a good day. I think that if I wake in the morning, it is already a good day and won't let anything make it stressful!!
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GODS_TEMPLE 7/3/2013 9:04PM

    Well, anger is good for something! So glad you have the rest of the week off, and can recoup from yesterday.

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DARLY55 7/3/2013 8:56PM

    Great going, exercising the stress out of you! Congrats on the pound loss!

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CINDYAST 7/3/2013 8:42PM

    Congrats on that hard one pound loss! You earned it! Celebrate! emoticon
And yes, I have been so mad I could spit! It's been awhile, but I remember! lol! I agree that a hard workout helps! Who knew?! Hope you have a wonderful fourth and a nice stress free break from work.

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JAXMOMMY 7/3/2013 4:59PM

    Way to put your anger and stress to a good use!! Awesome!

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 7/3/2013 2:21PM

    emoticon Celebrate your wonderful self!

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FELINEBETTER 7/3/2013 9:27AM

    emoticon Girl! Way to chanel that anger in a positive way!!!

Congratulations on your fantastic progress! emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 7/3/2013 8:48AM

    emoticon Fantastic way to channel that frustration in your favor!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/3/2013 8:45AM

    Wonderful!

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MICKEYH 7/3/2013 8:42AM

    emoticon on your pound lost. emoticon

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AMANDANCES 7/3/2013 8:36AM

    Great job! And wow -- 25 pounds! Congratulations!!!

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GEORGE815 7/3/2013 8:36AM

    Thanks. Try to work out everyday.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/3/2013 8:19AM

    Awesome! When you can funnel the office frustrations into a great workout it is such a huge WIN - emoticon

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LIFEISPURRFECT 7/3/2013 8:16AM

    Some of my best runs have been when I come home from a very stressful day at work! emoticon for sticking to your goal of losing that one pound and staying away from the b-day celebrations.

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/3/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon on a GREAT day and an emoticon weighin!!! You're doing a super job taking good care of you!!!
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Carpe diem - seize the day!!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013



For what are you exchanging a day of your life? For me, it used to be sitting in my easy chair eating unhealthy/processed/fast foods.

These days, I exchange a day of my life for exercise, frequent movement & healthy foods. It's a much better deal. emoticon I feel so much better!! I can't even describe to you how much better my body "runs" when I give it the correct fuel. I feel stronger, have more energy, I'm happier & it's pretty rare these days that I get sick, thankfully.

So I have a question for you: "Why crawl when you can fly?"



Crawling to me is eating junk & then feeling like junk. Flying is eating great-for-you foods & getting your body moving. I didn't see that before, but after changing my habits, I can clearly see it now.

There are so much better things ahead for you & me if we take care of our bodies now.



Never lose hope! We CAN do this!!! Even when it gets hard . . . we can do this!!



So . . . who wants to go on a journey with me? emoticon emoticon

For those of you who accepted my challenge, WAY.TO.GO!!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JAMER123 7/2/2013 10:48PM

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    Excellent blog! Loved it! :)
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CINDYAST 7/2/2013 9:22PM

    I'll take that trip! It's gonna be amazing! Great blog, again! emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 7/2/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon I'm in!!! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/2/2013 8:22PM

    I love that C.S. Lewis quote. Great blog! emoticon

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 7/2/2013 6:54PM

    I'm still in! Thanks for the encouragement.

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SPOONGIRLDEB 7/2/2013 5:32PM

    Love all the inspiring quotes!

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/2/2013 4:57PM

    I'm on it!!!! Let's go . . . .
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CATHYGETSFIT 7/2/2013 3:57PM

    emoticon I'm flying right there alongside of you! emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 7/2/2013 3:12PM

    I'm with you, sistah!
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LIVINGFREE19 7/2/2013 1:35PM

    Love the quotes!

That is a great idea to keep in your head, Seize the day! Making every day count is so important.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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ANHELIC 7/2/2013 1:25PM

    Great inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing.

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FELINEBETTER 7/2/2013 12:22PM

    Fantastic blog! I just love your perspective! You are very, very inspiring. I'll have to remember that question..... "Is this worth exchanging a day of life for?" emoticon emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 7/2/2013 11:46AM

    Carpe' Diem ~ my favorite expression!

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MLH148 7/2/2013 10:36AM

    but if I fly, will my pedometer give me those 10,000 steps I need?? emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/2/2013 8:50AM

    emoticon I want to fly too!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 7/2/2013 8:48AM

    I'm in!

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MARYJOANNA 7/2/2013 6:03AM

  Good thoughts! I have a sweat shirt that says carpe diem.

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DEEDEE1102 7/2/2013 5:10AM

    Okay, so my new question is: Is this worth exchanging a day of my life for?


That's a great perspective! Thanks for starting my day in such a positive way!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/2/2013 4:58AM

    NEVER losing hope!! :) I am sooooo seizing THIS day!! emoticon for a GREAT blog!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/2/2013 4:50AM

    Beautiful!

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Do you accept the challenge?

Monday, July 01, 2013



You can eat an elephant - one bite at a time. ~Unknown~

How can you reach your goals? One healthy choice at a time, one workout at a time.

It's an overwhelming task when you think about the big picture, but break it down into smaller goals to reach, along the way to your large goal.

It's so easy to sit back & do nothing, but anyone can do that, right? Let's be different. emoticon



Just keep moving -- keep stepping -- keep trying.



You CAN do this! I CAN do this! Yes, it will take some work. Which path are you going to take? The path to your dream? Or the path of least resistance?



Today's challenge: Eat at least 4 veggie servings & 2 fruit servings. Exercise for at least 20 minutes (break it into two 10-minute segments if you need to). If you have a pedometer or a way to track your steps, shoot for 8000-10000 steps today.

Do you accept the challenge?

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 7/1/2013 10:51PM

    Great challenge! I may not be able to do the 8-10 thousand steps, but the rest is done!

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JAMER123 7/1/2013 10:26PM

    Couldn't accept your challenges but I continue to work at my pace of one step at a time.
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KARENLEIGH32 7/1/2013 8:23PM

    I have already accepted 2 challenges for this week, what the hell what's 1 more! P.S. I got cold chills thinking about eating that elephant!

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DARLY55 7/1/2013 8:09PM

    Sounds like a good challenge, today I did it!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/1/2013 8:02PM

    Yeah ........ So glad I got those things done ......... and have been juicing all day ...... w/ tons of veggies, and good things .......... emoticon ........... it always brings the best feeling when you make those steps daily .............. emoticon

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ANHELIC 7/1/2013 7:57PM

    Great suggestions.!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/1/2013 3:37PM

    Wonderful!

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PEZCATHY 7/1/2013 1:50PM

    I will definitely try! Taking my dogs out at least 6 times a day, tackling my street which is a small mountain (not a joke), I bet I get in that many each day! I made it to the top of the street today! Woohoo! Fruit is easy, vegies are harder, but already half way there!

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CHANGING-TURTLE 7/1/2013 11:17AM

    Challenge accepted emoticon

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CRAZY_DIET_MOM 7/1/2013 10:56AM

    I'm in. The exercise might be tough... NO! I will exercise for 20 minutes, even if it is modified to account for my leg issues. Same with the steps, they're tough right now but I WILL push through. Thank you for the motivation this morning!!

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HELEN_BRU 7/1/2013 10:11AM

    The more you do, the more you want to do! Hey, that's my new motto! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 7/1/2013 9:33AM

    I'm in! You got it!

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CAT-IN-CJ 7/1/2013 9:20AM

    How about a partial? I will definitely do the 2 x 10 minutes and the freggies . . . .
not sure I'll be able to get in the steps, however . . . .

Love the 'one step at a time' motivator . . . . I really needed that today.

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COCK-ROBIN 7/1/2013 8:20AM

    Challenge accepted! Great pics!

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MICKEYH 7/1/2013 8:00AM

    I'm with yo for today's challenge. Let's go !! emoticon

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ROX525 7/1/2013 7:39AM

    I do....

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RANGERFX 7/1/2013 7:36AM

    Step by Step! emoticon

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EMMACORY 7/1/2013 7:06AM

    Yes,I will eat veggies and fruit. I do the 10K challenge every day. Hope to get to the pool for exercise. Blessings on your journey! emoticon

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MLH148 7/1/2013 6:52AM

    Challenge accepted! Veggies are a huge challenge for me.
Happy July

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MOTHEPRO 7/1/2013 6:17AM

    I accept!

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    I do! emoticon

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    I am soooooo doing my plan today!! emoticon

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Living well

Sunday, June 30, 2013



Make today memorable so that when you come to the end of your life, you will have had a memorable life by stringing together all those memorable days.



Remember . . . we grow old because we stop playing.



Today, do something fun & memorable.

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ANHELIC 6/30/2013 11:01PM

    Great Blog. Have a great day. emoticon

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JAMER123 6/30/2013 9:19PM

    Once today is gone, you don't have a chance to have a redo!! Make the best of each minute!!
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REGILIEH 6/30/2013 8:58PM

    Good advice!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 6/30/2013 7:37PM

    Thank you for your words of joy, delight and peace.

I will carry this feeling with me today and into the future.

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    So true! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 6/30/2013 4:58PM

    Your blog fits wonderfully with the new Team goals I'm posting for July and August!...

Thanks. I'm trying to make every day as memorable...and as fun, as possible.

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KARENLEIGH32 6/30/2013 3:58PM

    Today's post was so delightful! Thank you!

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GEORGE815 6/30/2013 1:14PM

    Great sentiment. Something eventually makes us welcome death. Not there yet, but my Dad recently faced that.

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MATTEROFHEART 6/30/2013 12:19PM

    Great blog! I will make today memorable!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/30/2013 10:29AM

    Very good!

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PEZCATHY 6/30/2013 10:16AM

    I would have loved to meet Benjamin Franklin. Such a wise man.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/30/2013 9:35AM

    You are fantastic - love the blog!!

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    Love your attitude! emoticon

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    Have a most blessed day, sweet friend. emoticon

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CRAZY_DIET_MOM 6/30/2013 8:41AM

    Some great thoughts to start the week. Thanks for sharing.

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