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My word for 2019 is LISTEN
Empathic listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and trust.

*Listening is hard when the sounds around us grow mean and ugly.
**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: 105,056

My Goals:
2019 GOAL:
Eat healthy food! Become much more active! Get to goal weight!
Add to the “JOY JAR” from my granddaughter which is on my bedside table.
Add to my “Blessings Jar” (from my best friend) who is a true blessing.

My Program:
Track nutrition and fitness every day.
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 78 years old, live in the country 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. and sitting on the front porch with a good book!
My joys also include traveling and coffee “talks” with very good friends!

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    When you said that you would walk to the abbey and to Santa Claus Land to ride the roller coasters, did you mean doing it virtually, the way I spoke of in my blog, or are you going to actually do this?
    2418 days ago
    Good morning, MawMaw!
    Thank you for the info abut the 5K walking plan. When I went to the SparkTeams and entered a search for it, I stumbled across a team that is tailor made for me. I wrote a new blog about it.

    Armed with this new motivational tool, I may have found the key to realizing my dreams of running races someday. I am so stinking EXCITED!

    I hope that you have a wonderful day. I'm praying for your friend this morning. My sister was released last night and is resting at home today. Thank you for your prayers. The LORD is SO good!

    OK...gotta go. It's time to get this party started. emoticon
    2418 days ago
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    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    2420 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2013 11:27:25 AM
    Thanks so much for the goodie, I appreciate your support on my feed! How is the weather up there? Hope it is beginning to warm up a bit! emoticon
    2425 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog Phyllis. I have used the Appointments and Journal before but not much and not for awhile. Maybe I'll tackle it again since you are finding it useful!

    Every now and then we are home for 5-6 days but not lately it seems. We've had a couple of long weekends in Florida though. emoticon
    Would enjoy meeting you. emoticon


    2426 days ago