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At times our own light goes out...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      12 comments

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~Albert Schweitzer... Read more
We all make mistakes...
Thursday, November 07, 2013      20 comments

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future. - Steve Maraboli... Read more
When something bad happens...
Saturday, November 02, 2013      10 comments

When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. ~Unknown... Read more
I would rather be...
Friday, October 04, 2013      11 comments

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze than it be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The functio... Read more
How long should you try?
Thursday, September 26, 2013      13 comments

How long should you try? Until. -- Jim Rohn... Read more
Why does fall/autumn have 2 names?
Sunday, September 22, 2013      11 comments

Ambivalence over the name of the third season of the year reflects its status as a relatively new concept. As natural as it seems today, people haven't always thought of ... Read more
International Peace Day
Saturday, September 21, 2013      11 comments

September 21, 2013 is International Peace Day. "It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusi... Read more
Always end the day...
Thursday, September 19, 2013      10 comments

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Sunday, September 15, 2013      11 comments

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. ~Unknown... Read more
Sunday, September 15, 2013      14 comments

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be th... Read more
Friday, August 23, 2013      8 comments

Today is the birthday of one of my best Spark friends, TRUELOU! She joined SP just days after I did, and we've been friends ever since! Please stop by her page and wish her a happy birthday! Side by side or miles apart True friends are... Read more
Prayers Requested! --- UPDATE
Thursday, June 13, 2013      30 comments

Surgery went very well! It ended up being much longer than expected as 1/2 of my thyroid had to be removed also. I was discharged at 6:15 the next morning! They sure didn't waste any time! It's good to be home with my kitties :) I'm ext... Read more
Prayers Requested!
Monday, June 10, 2013      23 comments

As some of you know, I've been dealing with high calcium for several years. No doctor figured out the problem until this past February. I have hyperparathyroidism, and at least 1 of my parathyroid glands need to be removed. I will underg... Read more
Sunday, February 17, 2013      18 comments

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to oth... Read more
National Hug Day!
Monday, January 21, 2013      16 comments

National Hug Day was created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986. This day has since been celebrated annually and continues to grow internationally, it is observed this Monday, Jan. 21. Zaborney wanted to help people show their emotions in public and... Read more

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