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10/14/10 2:32 P

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Be consistent.

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10/11/10 4:00 P

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THE SERENITY PRAYER

"Accept the things you cannot change,
change the things you can,
have the wisdom to know the difference."


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10/11/10 1:03 P

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The greatest piece of advice in my life came from a philosophy course I took in college. Marcus Aureliue said, "The shortest life & the longest life are equal to each other." An exam question required us to explain how that was true. The correct answer is that...all of have only the moment in which we are now living. Other moments do not exist; they have either vanished into history or have not come yet. So, make the most of the moment in which you are living!

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10/10/10 5:31 P

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No one can make you feel anything unless you let them...

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" Eleanor Roosevelt

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10/9/10 9:10 P

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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The turtle only makes progress when it sticks its neck out. -James Bryant Conant

It's easier to hit your target when you know what you are aiming at.


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9/7/10 11:10 P

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Keep moving forward!

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Eastern Time Zone

"Be not afraid of moving slowly; be afraid only of standing still." -Chinese Proverb

"You have a choice to make. You can throw in the towel, or use it to wipe the sweat off your face." - Gatorade

"Unless you puke, faint or die, keep moving" - Jillian Michaels

"Eat Right, Work Hard and Expect Success."
- Tom Venuto

"No amount of exercise will reshape your body without appropriate nutrition." - Tosca Reno (The Eat Clean Die


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9/6/10 6:39 P

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The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
~Anna Quindlen

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
~Robin Williams


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9/1/10 7:18 P

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I had a hard time deciding which advice was da best so I chose 2: U need 2 truly luv urself in order 2 truly luv sum1 else. Everything is either black or white (right or wrong) bcuz when u go in2 gray areas u end up spending 2 much energy n time making it right!

Dragons Rule!


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8/30/10 1:59 P

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It is a small world so you better behave wherever you are.

I'm Healthy, I'm Happy, I'm Fit!

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Work In - Work Out!
Motivated to keep moving!


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8/30/10 12:29 P

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Ahhh! ...I think sometimes basic concepts bear repeating and we can benefit from being reminded of what we believe in.

Don't give up what you want most for what you want now!

I'm Pending... A Work in Progress!

I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended where I needed to be. Douglas Adams


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8/28/10 6:36 P

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Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Tammy

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I'll keep working at it. I'm worth it. You're worth it too.

Every day is a new day. Gotta keep on keepin' on, no matter what!

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8/28/10 3:05 P

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from my Dad... do what you love and it isn't work, it's fun and you get paid to do it!

Beth, Georgia Eastern Time Zone
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"Make one healthy choice then make another."
"Faith in myself, Love of family, Hope for the future"


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8/28/10 2:06 P

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"Love thy neighbor as thyself!"

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RICHERYL Posts: 1,061
8/28/10 1:44 P

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My father instilled in me the idea that if you do whatever you have to do, from an important job task all the way down to a menial job, do it to the best of your ability, you will never have regrets, because you can be proud of what you accomplished.

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8/28/10 1:20 P

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Thanks. I do, too. My grandmother was a wise woman. Her saying reminds me to make the most of life regardless of my current circumstances. I credit my grandmother with instilling in me a positive outlook on life.

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8/28/10 11:23 A

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Love that DOWN2SEXY! emoticon

I kinda like the Serenity Prayer...

"Accept the things you cannot change,
change the things you can,
have the wisdom to know the difference."

Far as SP goes I kinda like the 'tag line'...

Make Your Life An Adventure!

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Don't worry...be happy!

If at first you don't succeed...try, try, again!
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8/28/10 8:31 A

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From my grandmother:

Bloom where you are planted.

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8/28/10 7:07 A

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you only can do it for yourself,no one else
can do the workout for you.

and

believe in yourself

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8/28/10 4:38 A

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2 in one really HAVE SELF PRIDE. and ALWAYS BE YOURSELF. Ree

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8/28/10 1:11 A

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Never give up!

"Mountains DO move...One stone at a time." ~Rick Beneteau
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden, Hall of Fame college basketball coach
With exercise, doing some is always better than doing none. - Spark article
MAKE THE BEST FOOD CHOICES YOU CAN TODAY - and then, try it again tomorrow!- Dr. John La Puma, M.D.


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8/27/10 10:19 P

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Do what you got to do until you know what you got to know



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8/27/10 10:16 P

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Don't eat yellow snow...

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8/27/10 8:07 P

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A wise friend once told me, never compare your inside to somebody else's outside.

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8/27/10 7:04 P

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Mine came from a sermon...it is "God knows the other 1/2 of the story"...for me that means that my "sight" is so limited that I can't see the "rest" of what is happening...so I need to trust Him and let Him work through me..

~~~ CINDY ~~~

You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have...

Trust in God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding...in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight...

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BUTTRFLI26's Photo BUTTRFLI26 Posts: 4,278
8/27/10 6:31 P

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Be the very best person you can possibly be...

Still striving to keep myself focused on healthy alternatives..

Barb in Florida


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8/27/10 6:24 P

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Edgar Cayce--glad to know someone else in interested in him.
It wasn't advice it was giving of one's self. When I went back to CA and talked to my teen sons about leaving them with their father. They both accepted me with open arms.

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8/27/10 6:13 P

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My mother told me to always remember that I am God's child. Believe in Him and He will protect and guide me.

The will of God will not take you where the Grace of God cannot protect you.

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,

Give me the grace to see a joke,

To get some humor out of life,

And pass it on to other folk!


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8/27/10 5:56 P

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"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
- Robert Frost

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
-James Allen


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8/27/10 5:31 P

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Always have a Plan B. That way you don't ever fail.

Linda Wright
There's a cat in my lap so I can't get up!


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8/27/10 5:17 P

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An old friend of mine (now dead) told me to live each day like it was my last because it very well could be.


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8/27/10 4:57 P

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Don't try to store information in my brain that I can find elsewhere.Save space in my mind available for new ideas.

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Laugh Your Shorts Off, available at Amazon.com

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"Work like you don�t need the money. Love like you�ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody�s watching. "


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My parents taught me - that no matter what you look like (I was always very overweight) - always stand tall, be proud of yourself and trust your instincts.
I have lived by that advice for 66yrs so far!!

Everyone smiles in the same language.

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8/27/10 4:50 P

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Yup. same idea! :)

Don't give up what you want most for what you want now!

I'm Pending... A Work in Progress!

I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended where I needed to be. Douglas Adams


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8/27/10 4:46 P

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the best advice i ever got was from my dad. he said..live your life at every moment the way you would if someone you respected was watching you.

It has never, ever failed me..

Holly
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8/27/10 4:44 P

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Am new here and wasn't sure how and where to "comment" on the question posed, "What is the greatest advice you were given?"

Edgar Cayce's grandson once said that, "It isn't the big momentous decisions that lead a person to succeed.It is the minute to minute everyday choices, either for good, or against good, that forms us."

The comment has a truth inherent that applies to every occasion and problem whether simple or complex. It has stayed with me to become my guideline. I wish I could say that I apply it always...I don't. But it has become, the criteria for most of my non-spontaneous decisions.

Do I throw the kleenex out the car window...or not. Do I help my "bastar-" neighbor get his cat out of the tree ...or not. Do I lobby my Government...or not. And most recently, "Do I eat the cake...or not!"

We have thousands of choices each day that we act on, even more decisions that we just think. I think who we are and who we can become is based on the simple choice, "Will this be truly good, or will it in fact work against what is good."

Edited by: GUNI50 at: 8/27/2010 (16:46)
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now!

I'm Pending... A Work in Progress!

I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended where I needed to be. Douglas Adams


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