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#415: From Unhappy to Happy Land
Monday, November 01, 2010      18 comments

This is a story about people who lived in Unhappy Land and were very unhappy. emoticon Their unhappiness domina... Read more
#414: Do We Fear Great Challenges?
Friday, October 29, 2010      18 comments

If you were asked to walk a plank that sat on the ground, you wouldn't have any trouble doing so, would you? But what if that plank was raised five or 10 or 15 feet off the ground? Different story, isn't it? How about going to a pond or lak... Read more
#413: Ungrateful or Dissatisfied?
Thursday, October 28, 2010      26 comments

A few minutes ago I posted this friend feed: "IUHRYTR just watched the movie "The American" set in Italy. Now I have wanderlust and want more than ever to get away from Orlando. Sadly, don't see it happening. Oh, well." It truly reflec... Read more
#412: We WILL Reach Our Mountain
Sunday, October 24, 2010      21 comments

For many of us, our weight ballooned slowly over time and, being the impatient people we tend to be, we want to lose it NOW! But I remember when I was younger traveling with the family across the deserts and through the mountains and then l... Read more
#411: Be Like the Ocean Depths
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      23 comments

I enjoy reading about the amazing wonders of the rain forests, deserts, and oceans. I recently learned of the deepest depths of the seas that are never affected by the occasional turmoil that whips the upper water into an angry froth, typically ... Read more
#410: Are We Too Sensitive?
Sunday, October 17, 2010      23 comments

When someone does us a favor in person, we typically offer a heartfelt thank you. But what is the accepted norm when we receive SP goodies, profile page comments or blog replies? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to respond to every one of these? O... Read more
#409: Breathe Like a Billionaire
Sunday, October 10, 2010      23 comments

Sometimes we lose focus and perspective and need someone or something to help us get back on track. Recently, on The Apprentice television show, a contestant was given the opportunity to meet with one of the country's most successful entrep... Read more
#408: The Lesson of the Shoelaces
Sunday, October 03, 2010      22 comments

This week I bought a few things I've been holding off getting -- a new ironing board cover, new mattress pad and new shoe laces for my tennis shoes. Of those purchases, the shoe laces have made me the happiest because I had to retie the old... Read more
#407: One is the Loneliest Number
Monday, September 27, 2010      22 comments

If you were to think of all of the devastating illnesses facing the world, all of the poverty, all of the hunger, unemployment and the other ills facing people today, what would you consider the worst affliction affecting us? How about lone... Read more
#406: I Asked For Help and Got It
Friday, September 24, 2010      26 comments

I am thankful a health insurance company nurse referred me to SparkPeople last year. My knowledge of nutrition and exercise has increased dramatically by reading the articles the site offers. But after 15 months I still needed help with my ... Read more
#405: Happy Versus Unhappy
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      19 comments

I read a member's blog the other day that has had me thinking about happiness. The question it raised in my mind was why some people are inherently happy despite how dire their circumstances and why other people are not happy even when life is f... Read more
#404: Don't Cocoon During Tough Times
Saturday, September 11, 2010      22 comments

Arrggghhh! The site just wiped out my blog! Drat. Darn. The point of it was that we need to not allow ourselves to cocoon during tough times, something that is so easy to do when we are faced with difficulties. I have learned this less... Read more
#403: Lessons Learned From My Pets
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      14 comments

Pets can teach us so many valuable lessons about life. As I watched my dogs and cats tonight I realized several things. They are: 1. Fiercely loyal, like we should be with our family an friends. 2. Quick to forgive us when we snap... Read more
#402: A Simple Comment Opened My Eyes
Saturday, September 04, 2010      15 comments

Yesterday a simple comment on my activity feed made me realize I wasn't being as grateful as I could be. On the feed I wrote "Going to do laundry and clean some house." A friend, Lynne, TINKERBELL200, wrote in reply, "Praise God you are able." ... Read more
#401: It Can be Lonely Without Friends
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      13 comments

I'm feeling melancholy and a little alone tonight emoticon thinking that loneliness is not fun. We all need interact... Read more

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