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The Meaningful Blog
Friday, February 20, 2015      3 comments

I love the written word. Well, more accurately, I love words, all words. The spoken word, printed word, words in my thoughts. When I run across an unfamiliar word, I often look in a dictionary to see its origin, its various meanings, and its pro... Read more
Struggling with Understanding the Violence
Thursday, February 19, 2015      3 comments

Just heard a news report on the mother who was killed by a young man in her neighborhood in a road rage incident. No matter how I try, I can not understand the thinking, or failure in thinking, that can lead to the taking of a life over somethin... Read more
Neither Up Nor Down
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      2 comments

Neither up nor down today. Inevitably, I caught the cold my family has been suffering from for over a week now. So far, I have a mild version and don't feel too bad, but don't feel good either. How fortunate I am to be retired and thus able to s... Read more
What I Know To Be True
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      4 comments

Sometimes I surprise myself by not realizing something that, when I finally do, seems so obvious. Today my spouse and I were out and about town taking care of some important family business, paying off an auto loan, paying, our internet/c... Read more
Who I Am
Monday, February 16, 2015      3 comments

With today being a national holiday, I have taken the opportunity to relax and just be. I have been able to keep my goals of eating healthy foods and drinking my eight glasses of water. Nice to think I have made those goals part of who I am ever... Read more
The Goodness in All Our Fellow Humans
Sunday, February 15, 2015      3 comments

I just watched a movie about Richard Nixon which showed his rise in politics, his setbacks, and ultimately his resignation from the Presidency. I had seen bits and pieces of the movie before and remember thinking how clearly the movie demonstrat... Read more
A day of joy and grieving
Saturday, February 14, 2015      4 comments

I've been delaying the writing of my blog entry for today. Can't say exactly why that is, but feel it is because I have mixed feelings about this holiday. On the one hand, what could be better than celebrating a day set aside for telling o... Read more
Sweet Memories
Friday, February 13, 2015      2 comments

Reading a blog by another SparkPeople member about having to put her dog to sleep brought back memories of my own sweet fur baby who we had to put to sleep over a year ago. The memories from the last 3 months of her life still are painful, but t... Read more
"End of the road. Nothing to do, and no hope of things getting better." Eyeore
Thursday, February 12, 2015      2 comments

When I woke up this morning, I felt like being grumpy. Can you imagine? I actually felt like being grumpy. And, it made perfect sense to me that I had every reason to be grumpy. Until I read an article about someone who suffered a tragedy and fo... Read more
Motivation and Support -- Priceless!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday I had tummy trouble and know it was a result of my poor food choices the day before. Lesson learned, although I may need to learn it again one day. The good wishes and motivation that I received after my blog yesterday have given... Read more
Recognizing My Body's Messages
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      2 comments

I'm having a bit of tummy trouble today and am wondering what could be causing it, especially since I ate the same foods for breakfast that I have been eating for a few weeks now. I wonder if my poor eating yesterday is the reason for problems t... Read more
Joy in Simple Pleasures
Monday, February 09, 2015      0 comments

I just finished watching the video of Teddy Bear, the porcupine, eating a miniature pumpkin. The sweet little sounds he is making and his speed in eating clearly show that what he feels is pure joy! I smiled and laughed through the whole video a... Read more
All Things Possible!!
Sunday, February 08, 2015      1 comments

My family members are out and about taking care of business, so I am home by myself relaxing and watching movies. One of my sisters sent me several old movies for Christmas. Most of them are from a period before my time, but some are from when I... Read more
Each and Every Day
Saturday, February 07, 2015      0 comments

Each and every day! That's my goal for using Spark to motivate me in reaching my health and weight goals. ... Read more
Thoughts and Prayers
Friday, February 06, 2015      0 comments

My heart goes out to the parents, family and friends of the young American woman who is reported to have been killed in an air strike by Jordanian pilots in retaliation for the execution of one of their pilots by ISIS. The report of her death ca... Read more

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