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All grown up with her sidekick. .. Classic Missy

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Little Missy as a puppy. She's darling...

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The way I see it, there is nothing new under the sun. Not being the first to have said that, I have my own take on it. When I was young, I thought "real" life would start in the future somewhere. Didn't seem to be happening in the "present" at least according to me. I longed for the event that would confirm I was living life to the fullest. Looking back, the "cruise ship of life" launched while I was looking somewhere else. Maybe the way you find the "it" factor in life is realizing the best things can slip right past you. There's no time like the present for an attitude adjustment. I've stopped looking for the mythical "new thing" and enjoy what's around me right now.

Even though I'm a good way into my life experience, I feel like this is the first day of the trip. Tomorrow will be the same because it's new all over again. I take as many "deep breaths" as I can because it helps me remember to slow down. Moments by their nature can't be held onto as they race into our "memories". Their fragrance lingers . . . good or bad.

I have no regrets. Experiences have "sculpting" my life and therefore each one has value. If they were negative, I learned to face adversity and felt the regenerating power of healing. If they were positive, my heart was glad and soared as if it had wings. In the mix, I've become who I am and can face my history as well as the "rest of my story" with grace.

Anyway, I'm full of words and this seems like a good venue to spill some out. Expressing some of the "word" weight will be therapeutic. Not holding back because that would defeat the purpose. No denial, because I've found strength in facing hard times. Speaking the truth with love and maintain a pioneering spirit will keep me in check. I'm compelled to overcome challenges. Peace is my reward.

Member Since: 1/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,350

My Goals:
Enjoy the journey no matter what the scale says.

My Program:
Portion control and avoiding hungar.

No skipping meals!!

Lift weights and walk.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in northern Iowa, but have lived in Georgia 26 years.

Stats: Married 43 years, 3 grown children, 9 grandchildren. Can't believe it myself . . . .

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I like this: Courage is not the absence of fear, but the judgement that something else is more important . . . (Ambrose Redmoon)

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    Just wanted to welcome you to Spark and the 50+ Females team. This is a great place for support, information and fun!!!
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    4182 days ago
    Thank you so much for your nice comments on my page and my photos. I really do need to post a newer one, that one is about almost 2 years old. I look much the same just shorter hair. I love your attitude, positive thinking and a willingness to try is so important for this. I have learned that above all I just can't quit. If I don't quit I won't fail and eventually I will succeed!
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    I hope you'll jump right in to our chat thread and maybe check out the challenge threads as well. We're happy to have you join us and I hope that you'll find lots of encouragement and motivation.

    Please let any of the team leaders know if you need anything!
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    4182 days ago
    I have to tell you that you just gave me a HUGE smile. I believe in angels with all my heart and have been needing some around me when you said it felt like one had touched you, I knew they were with me too!

    4183 days ago
    Hi! My name is Ashley. As a 2 year sparker, I like to check out the "newbies" and wish them luck.

    There are a lot of great resources and people on SP and I know you will just love it. There are also a lot of wonderful teams that will help you stay accountable and feel like you belong. I lead a team called THE DAILY SPARKER and I just love it.

    Anyway, I just wanted to wish you luck on your journey. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask!


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