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Celebrating the Small Stuff
Thursday, May 28, 2020      9 comments

I get elated when my scale announces that I have lost a pound. I feel successful and all the emotions that go with that. However, when my scale tells me that I have lost only 4 ounces, I wonder why I didn't eat that piece of angel food cake. ... Read more
Just Do It
Saturday, May 23, 2020      7 comments

I have avoided taking long walks because my legs aren't strong. I was afraid of walking too far and not being able to sit down or to return without falling. Finally, I decided that I was being cowardly, so I bought a walker with a seat and set... Read more
Good Intentions
Sunday, April 12, 2020      6 comments

I'm getting back into Spark People after many months. I just reread a blog I wrote a couple of years ago. I said that I was going to clear away the excess stuff in my home and pretend that I would be moving in two years. Life has a way of hap... Read more
A Year from Now
Sunday, June 30, 2019      10 comments

Yesterday I saw two pictures on SparkPeople that made me really think. They were the same lovely girl taken one year apart, but wow, the difference was stunning. I have often heard the phrase, " A year from now you will be glad you started tod... Read more
Reevaluating Stuff
Monday, November 05, 2018      13 comments

After getting my Mom's house ready to sell, I came back home and declared war on the extra stuff at my own home. I am not going to put my kids through what I went through. My Mom was neat but had drawers of beautiful antique dishes that she ne... Read more
Some Lessons I've Learned
Monday, October 01, 2018      9 comments

This past Saturday our younger son got married. This was a very, very happy day for us at many levels. His first wife had died after a long illness when he was only in his mid 30's. We worried about him for years because of the stress he was ... Read more
Wasted Opportunities
Monday, May 28, 2018      13 comments

How many times have we heard the expressions "Every Day is a New Day" or "This is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life" or similar statements that the future is ours to mold as we choose? How many times have we wasted that precious opportunit... Read more
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      6 comments

Habits. That's my word for 2018. I need to get rid of some behaviors that are sabotaging me but first I need to find satisfying substitutions. It's a lesson we all learned when we were around little children. You can't take away something dan... Read more
The 2016 Never Quit Pledge
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      7 comments

Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop bei... Read more
The Importance of a Schedule
Thursday, September 24, 2015      4 comments

I have had to accept that my exercise schedule is non-existent. I exercise when I have the time and, of course, that means that exercise is often skipped entirely. I know that I have to schedule it into my day as a top priority in order for it... Read more
The Power of Words
Sunday, July 05, 2015      13 comments

Many years ago I heard a dynamic motivational speaker named Clifford Baird. The point that he was making in his speech at that conference was that we limit ourselves as adults because of the thoughtless or insensitive comments made by significa... Read more