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20/20 Vision
Vision Board - Creating a sacred space that displays what I love.
Vision - Small home with things I love.

*Eat Less
*Move More
*Sleep Well
*Laugh Often
*Hug (Virtual hugs!)

My word for 2019 was LISTEN
Empathic listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and trust.
**The Set-aside Prayer: from (DJBTOO— Donna)
Help me set aside everything I know, and everything I think I know, for an open mind and new experiences.

My word for 2018 was JOY!
Finding Joy in the journey. It was a very joyful year!

My word for 2017 was HOPE
I have hope in my heart for all good things personally and spiritually. I have hope for a world at peace.

My word for the year 2016 was ADVENTURE !
It was a good word and forced me to step out of my comfort zone many times. Some adventures were with friends, some with family, some alone and many that I will always cherish.

From: Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal. Therapists and friends can help you along the way, but the healing--the genuine healing, the actual real-deal, down-on-your-knees-in-the-mud change--is entirely and absolutely up to you.

This is part of Fra Giovanni's Christmas Prayer
"I salute you! There is nothing I can give you which you have not; but there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take Heaven.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in the present moment. Take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach is joy. Take Joy!"

Member Since: 12/28/2012

Fitness Minutes: 117,093

My Goals:
2020 GOAL:
Eat healthy food! Become much more active!
Get to goal weight with Spark teams.
Add to the “JOY JAR” from my granddaughter.

My Program:
Track nutrition and fitness every day. (Lower carbs & bicycle)
I can not say it enough~ Procrastination is the thief of time. Stop waiting for another day to start over. Every choice counts, so start RIGHT NOW.

Personal Information:
My name is Phyllis but I have been called MawMaw for lots of years now.
I am now 79 years old, live in southwest Indiana and have an awesome life!

Other Information:
My joys, besides my large beautiful family, are any type of sewing, knitting, quilting, etc.
My joys also include traveling and coffee “talks” with very good friends!

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    Thank you for commenting on my blog and adding me as a friend. I added you back. Have a great weekend!
    2669 days ago
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    Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog! My family struggled when I was a kid, and my poor mom must have suffered sometimes trying to figure out what to put on the table, and how to get us to eat it all - not knowing what the next meal would be. She never let on to us kids about the family's problems, & I know her intention was the best; but we kids absorbed some wrong ideas as a result of those lean times. Ha - lean times produced a fat child! How is that for irony! Anyway, I hope you have a lovely day!
    2669 days ago
    Thanks for the add - emoticon
    2674 days ago
  • v no profile image 123ELAINE456
    Thank You for adding Me to Your list of Friends. I have added You to My List of Friends too. I hope this finds You doing Well. Hope that You are enjoying the nice Weather, Sunshine and Fresh Air. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2675 days ago
  • v no profile image 123ELAINE456
    Thank You for sending Me the Spark Garden Gnome from Noraspat. How do You know it was meant for Me? I have not contacted Pat in regards to this yet. I Love the Little Gnome. It is very Cute.
    I appreciate You sending it on Her behalf. I wish there was a way that You could send her Note that was meant for Me so I would know what she said. If You can't do worry about it. Thank You Again. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2675 days ago