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Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      0 comments

Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.- Kenyan proverb I think I live a low-impact type of life. I'm not a big consumer -- with the exception of food, much of what we purchase is u... Read more
If it is to be, it is up to me.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      0 comments

If it is to be, it is up to me. - Author Unknown This one is a no-brainer. I learned a long time ago that no one is going to do things for me. That doesn't keep me from procrastinating. It just keeps me from thinking that someone else is go... Read more
They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
Monday, February 02, 2009      1 comments

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. - Hindu Proverb When I was living in poverty, I thought I had nothing to give. I finally realized all I had was time. It was a relief to learn that I could share experience, stre... Read more
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
Sunday, February 01, 2009      0 comments

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough I was alone, stumbling in the dark for a long time. It took me a long time to admit I needed help and evern more time to learn to ask ... Read more
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compar
Saturday, January 31, 2009      0 comments

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. - Helen Keller I don't think pai... Read more
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
Friday, January 30, 2009      1 comments

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. - Flora Whittemore, author We have choices every day, but I believe the pattern of choices determins our path. It's not the issue of each little choice, if I eat a cookie instead... Read more
I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.
Thursday, January 29, 2009      2 comments

I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast. - Evelyn Ashford, American athlete I was just thinking back -- When did it stop feeling good to run? Maybe after I had children. Running for me is different than it used to ... Read more
starting again
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      1 comments

I've gained back the weight I lost and I'm starting over again. My calorie range is good, I just haven't kept up with the exercises. I've got to get back into the groove. Wish me luck!... Read more
If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009      0 comments

If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. - Unknown I may be a little below average, but I don't really keep score. I probably fail more than most people, but that doesn't stop me from trying again. I went though so many ... Read more
The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors aff
Monday, January 26, 2009      0 comments

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others. - Sharon Anthony Bower, author That sounds simple, doesn't it. But it doesn't take into account liv... Read more
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
Sunday, January 25, 2009      1 comments

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. - Thomas Fuller, English clergyman & historian Often I find myself feeling jealous of people who have life-long friends -- friends they've known since childhood. My life has been suc... Read more
A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness.
Saturday, January 24, 2009      0 comments

A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness. - Bernard de Fontanelle, French writer I think this is one of the main points of disagreements I had with my therapist. She was constantly talking about happiness as if it were s... Read more
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Friday, January 23, 2009      0 comments

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby, comedian Simple, but true. I haven't been a true people-pleaser, meaning I don't try to please everyone, but I've often tried to please the ... Read more
Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is wh
Thursday, January 22, 2009      1 comments

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it. - Anna Robertson Brown, author I'm far less frustrated than I used to be about time. It's not that I have more time ... Read more
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      0 comments

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. - Epictetus, philosopher There have been long periods in my life when I spoke very little and the world didn't seem to suffer as a result. I come into contact... Read more

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