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  • Watch Where You Are Going!

    4/1/2020 10:12:49 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • Show and Tell

    3/31/2020 10:45:58 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A Kindergarten teacher gave her class a "show and tell" assignment. Each student was instructed to bring an object that represented their religion to share with the class. The first student got up in front of the class and said, "My name is Benjamin and I am Jewish and this is a Star of Dav... Read more

  • More On Social Distancing

    3/31/2020 9:36:40 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • The Usher

    3/30/2020 5:55:16 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. "Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely. "The front row, please," she answered. "You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "T... Read more

  • Uniqueness

    3/30/2020 10:37:13 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “I’ve found somebody just like me. I thought I was the only one of them.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • The Picnic (Hoping for another smile)

    3/30/2020 12:20:44 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. Old friends, they began their usual banter. "This baked ham is really delicious," the Priest teased the rabbi. "You really ought to try it. I know it's against your religion, but I can't understand why such ... Read more

  • On Social Distancing

    3/29/2020 10:49:32 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • Why Go To Church (A Bit Of Lightness At A Time When We Need It)

    3/28/2020 6:33:55 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for Church to which he replied, "I'm not going." "Why not?" she asked. "I'll give you two good reasons," he said. "One, they don't like me, and two, I don't like them." His mother replied, "... Read more

  • Good Friends...............

    3/27/2020 11:04:24 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Good friends are like quilts-----they age with you, yet never lose their warmth. This is so true...……………. 26... Read more

  • Size Matters

    3/27/2020 10:31:55 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • How Sad....................

    3/26/2020 11:45:33 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I received an email today from a friend in Madison who warned me about the following: Apparently this is more of a problem in rural areas because there is less chance of being seen in a more secluded setting. Three well-dressed men in suits and displaying paperwork that has a Government Let... Read more

  • A Long Life

    3/26/2020 10:45:51 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • What Can We Do To Help???

    3/25/2020 11:38:22 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    One of the first things most people think of when a disaster takes place is "What can I do to help?" Due to the fact that we are supposed to stay home and not interact with others except from a very safe distance, we are somewhat limited in what we can do. With safety in mind, my phone, my ... Read more

  • Keep Your Friends Close

    3/25/2020 9:28:45 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “It is always useful to know where a friend-and-relation is, whether you want him or whether you don’t.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • Nola Is A Teacher

    3/25/2020 12:01:39 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    For those of you who don't know, Nola is our 7 year-old Grand-daughter. She LOVES school and is very disappointed to be missing it. Today, she decided to take matters in her own hands and lined up all of her dolls with little chalk boards and desks and tablets and she taught school. She had al... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/24/2020 9:25:25 PM, by JUSTA123

    Just checking in , we’re okay here. Started homeschooling the little one ,the big ones e-school starts next week. Weather here is very warm so we’re able to get in the pool, shelves were stocked so were ok. Hope everyone here is doing ok❤️💕... Read more

  • 2nd Blog.......Ever!!

    3/24/2020 11:50:07 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you! MESSAGE TO ALL TEAM MEMBERS During this time of turmoil i... Read more

  • Cheer Up!

    3/24/2020 9:34:18 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” Winnie the Pooh ... Read more

  • Escape To The Country

    3/24/2020 12:08:41 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I have been watching a show called Escape To The Country on a Channel called DABL. It is on twice a day...………...at 4 PM and again at 10:30 PM. A Real Estate Agent shows country properties for sale in England, Ireland, and Scotland. After watching this show daily for over 3 months, I have decid... Read more

  • On Being Me

    3/23/2020 10:13:44 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    The things that make me different are the things that make me. ~ Winnie the Pooh... Read more

  • Feeling A Bit Sad............

    3/23/2020 12:28:15 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Our oldest son called this morning to tell us that our Grand-daughters will NOT be staying with us for the foreseeable future. We are in the age group that it is proving dangerous to be in re: COVID-19. My DH contracts pneumonia very easily and I have A-Fib, so we would be very susceptible to n... Read more

  • Closing doors, opening doors

    3/22/2020 11:40:46 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Squirrels Love Our Social Distancing...............

    3/21/2020 11:51:41 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    My brother called me today and after we had talked for a few minutes, he started to laugh and said that he had something to tell me that would make me smile and maybe even laugh out loud. He has a very good neighbor and through the years, they have shoveled each other's sidewalks while one o... Read more

  • Reason for Failure

    3/21/2020 10:58:21 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Stress Releasers..........

    3/21/2020 12:30:11 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    If you have a pet or pets, I am sure that you have had occasions where you turned to them for comfort in stressful times. I remember being in stressful times over the years, but this experience with COVID-19 has really affected me because I feel so helpless. I am concerned about my children... Read more

  • On Selling Yourself

    3/20/2020 9:52:53 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Spark Friends

    3/20/2020 7:26:47 AM, by HUNGRYWOMAN2

    First, I would like to thank my Spark friends, and teams for taking the time to send birthday wishes. It really does make a difference to be remembered. I am glad I found this site approximately 12 years ago. Unfortunately, health issues have kept me away for far too long. I am not certain wh... Read more

  • Spring...........

    3/19/2020 11:36:10 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Happy First Day of Spring. "Spring breathes new life into the world around us." Unknown We had rain (lots of it) during the day today and will have thunderstorms tonight, hopefully followed by a bit of sunshine tomorrow. Spring has always been a sign of Hope to me. My... Read more

  • Eliminate the Negative

    3/19/2020 9:37:33 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • A Few More Lexophiles To Hopefully Help You Smile................

    3/18/2020 11:57:25 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three-year-old was resisting a rest. Eid you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He's all right now. A bicycle can't stand alone; it's just two tired. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine last w... Read more

  • The Most Important Factor

    3/18/2020 9:42:02 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Your attitude towards problems, difficulties, and adversities is the most important factor in overcoming them. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • So True.................

    3/18/2020 12:17:42 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    "You are not built to shrink down to less but to blossom into more." Oprah Winfrey... Read more

  • St Paddy's Day

    3/17/2020 9:36:39 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Faith and begorrah! ‘Tis a fine day indeed for the wearin’ of the Green! May the sun shine always on your face, May the wind be always at your back, May the rains fall gently on your fields May the road rise up to meet your feet, and May ye be in Heaven for an hour afore the devil kn... Read more

  • Monday

    3/16/2020 11:25:29 PM, by JUSTA123

    Prayers for all, and extra ones for all our health care workers.... Read more

  • Nothing is but that thinking makes it so!

    3/16/2020 10:36:59 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    You have absolute control over just one thing, your thoughts. This divine gift is the sole means by which you may control your destiny. If you fail to control your mind, you will control nothing else. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Lexophiles

    3/16/2020 12:20:05 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    On the lighter side (which I think we all need right now), I will share a couple of my favorite Lexophiles. I changed my iPod's name to Titanic----------It's syncing now. England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool. When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A. ... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/15/2020 2:00:37 PM, by JUSTA123

    Well, it's a beautiful Sunday here, we will be in the pool chlorine a great germ killer211 , and we'll barbecue, kids are all set to be off for the extra week,and some sites have been posted for free school work, unfortunately things like dance competition and the weekend at resort are cancelled, bu... Read more

  • Fail and Fail Again

    3/15/2020 10:42:36 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    If you try and fail, make another effort, and still another...until you succeed. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • I Hate It When.................

    3/15/2020 12:22:49 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I hate it when I see some older person and then...…………. realize we went to High School together. 24... Read more

  • Tests

    3/14/2020 6:38:12 PM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • stay safe

    3/14/2020 2:00:04 PM, by JUSTA123

    Hope everyone is doing well, a little inconvenient , right now, but if it gives the CDC time too get thing rolling perhaps we won't get hit as badly as other countries. To my friends stay safe... Read more

  • Walking A Mile In My Shoes.............

    3/13/2020 11:59:24 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Don't bother walking a mile in my shoes, that would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head, that'll freak you right out!!! 40... Read more

  • Belief vs Adversity

    3/13/2020 9:29:17 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    If you have a strong belief in yourself, in what you are doing and what you want to do, no adversity is too difficult to overcome. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • I Don't Mean To...............

    3/12/2020 11:52:42 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I don't mean to interrupt people...……… I just randomly remember things...……… and get really excited. And, I know that if I don't say them when I think of them...……………. They could be lost again for who knows how long!!!!! ... Read more

  • Thursday!

    3/12/2020 9:50:40 PM, by JUSTA123

    Well, spring break starts tomorrow, just found out Disney and all their resorts are closing till the end of month. Little one has a dance competition on the 20th so far that is still a go, so we'll see. Crazy happenings for sure. Hope everyone is doing well!... Read more

  • Self-Fulfilling Prophesies

    3/12/2020 8:58:52 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Whatever you think today becomes what you are tomorrow. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Being An Adult

    3/11/2020 11:58:55 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    So...……...it turns out that being an adult is mostly just googling how to do stuff. I love the speed and availability of Google. 345... Read more

  • middle of the week.

    3/11/2020 12:03:52 PM, by JUSTA123

    So it's Wednesday, hope everyone is okay , sister is having a colonoscopy on the 28 after talking to the Dr. she has relaxed a bit, which is good, So we'll know then. Little one is on a school trip today they went to Lego land, DD is chaperoning made sure she had hand sanitizer with them , jus... Read more

  • Focus!

    3/11/2020 9:37:13 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Keep your mind focused on what you want and act accordingly. You will achieve success! Napoleon Hill... Read more

  • It Is Difficult...............

    3/10/2020 11:20:26 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    It is difficult to make a comeback, when you haven't been anywhere. It is time to challenge ourselves and to see how good it feels to do well at something that we didn't think we could do. 381 if we just 386... Read more

  • On Being Tested

    3/10/2020 9:28:30 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Some Days...........

    3/10/2020 12:37:57 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Some days, you're the Top Dog, Some days you're the Hydrant. 24... Read more

  • musings

    3/9/2020 10:55:01 AM, by JUSTA123

    Only 4 days of school this week, spring break starts here, to think when I was young it was always Easter week now it's whenever, 246 Last day of meds today thank goodness, not so tired however the other side effect seems to have taken hold , positive won't have to worry about that pizza I ate yest... Read more

  • Accentuate the Positive - Redux

    3/9/2020 9:39:52 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    In case you missed it yesterday A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • My Wild Oats..........

    3/9/2020 12:06:30 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    My Wild Oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. 211... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/8/2020 9:55:14 PM, by JUSTA123

    Beautiful day today, added surprise all DD kids were here unexpected so we had a pizza party, nice to see them laughing and having fun. 2 days left of this medication cycle thank goodness.Have a good night all,... Read more

  • Accentuate the Positive

    3/8/2020 11:38:42 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • If..........

    3/8/2020 12:26:42 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?????? 40... Read more

  • Still here.

    3/7/2020 11:33:51 AM, by JUSTA123

    Haven't been blogging , because the medication is making me very sleepy so I try to move when I feel like it, a couple more days and I'll be finished with it and hopefully back to normal. Hope everyone is well! Didn't realize that you need to get shingles shot once a year, now I know.... Read more

  • Opportunity

    3/7/2020 8:52:44 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Only Once

    3/6/2020 11:38:34 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    You pass this way only once so enjoy it while you can. Live a lot, Laugh a lot and Love a lot. I wish you Happiness and a great weekend. We are getting summer temperatures on Sunday! 26... Read more

  • The Easiest Thing

    3/6/2020 9:29:12 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.” ― Leo Buscaglia... Read more

  • Senior Wedding At The Villages

    3/5/2020 11:55:45 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Two very active seniors (Jacob, age 92, and Mariam, age 89), living in 'The Villages' in Florida, are all excited about their decision to get Married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore and decide to go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the c... Read more

  • Thoughts and Statements

    3/5/2020 8:39:13 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can't. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Holding Onto Anger

    3/4/2020 11:45:34 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned. Buddha... Read more

  • Riches

    3/4/2020 4:13:29 PM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    If you are one of those people who believe that hard work and honesty alone will bring riches-perish the thought; because it's not true. Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of hard work. Riches come if they come at all, in response to definite demands, based upon the appl... Read more

  • The New Supermarket

    3/3/2020 11:52:10 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A new supermarket opened near my house. It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. 27 When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and experience the scent of fresh ... Read more

  • Good and Bad

    3/3/2020 12:45:41 PM, by JUSTA123

    Back from Dr seems I have shingles, I've had them before in my eye, I now have them in my head causing numbness and eye pressure, well thank goodness for drugd, and while shingles is bad it's not as bad as some things could have been, Took the first piull going to re4st for awhile , hope you have a ... Read more

  • Dominating Thoughts

    3/3/2020 10:33:53 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Every man is what he is, because of the DOMINATING THOUGHTS which he permits to occupy his mind. Napoleon Hill ... Read more

  • Doctor To An Older Patient.............

    3/2/2020 11:27:13 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    "You've got Gall Stones, Kidney Stones and Bladder Stones...……. Welcome to the Stone Age." 24... Read more