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  • Goodbye all!

    8/1/2021 7:56:22 PM, by BIRDLOVER-CJ

    When I started trying to lose weight seriously one year ago, I really thought pounds would drop off faster than they did, but it didn't take long for me to change my goal from weight loss to simply getting stronger and more healthy. Then I kept going with daily exercise and wanted to see how l... Read more

  • Goodbye all!

    8/1/2021 7:36:42 PM, by BIRDLOVER-CJ

    When I started trying to lose weight seriously one year ago, I really thought pounds would drop off faster than they did, but it didn't take long for me to change my goal from weight loss to simply getting stronger and more healthy. Then I kept going with daily exercise and wanted to see how l... Read more

  • 50th Anniversary Party

    7/29/2021 10:41:45 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    While I was in Detroit, I got to celebrate with my sister, Sharon, and her husband, Gary. They celebrated their 50th anniversary. They are the only couple I know that made it that far. The cranky neighbor next door called the police twice because of the "noise" - at 9 pm on a Saturday. Come on..... Read more

  • Stand By Me

    7/25/2021 10:03:45 AM, by CANICE

    Stand By Me https://youtu.be/Us-TVg40ExM... Read more

  • DON'T do it

    7/18/2021 8:56:22 AM, by MINI-ME2BE

    We've all read this many times over.......Whatever you do DON'T buy or keep snacks, candy, ice cream, cookies, etc. DON'T keep any of this in your freezer/pantry. DON'T allow yourself to fall for it. Buy all means, DON'T give in. There are reasons for these words. I did great for months until ... Read more

  • National Give Something Away Day

    7/15/2021 3:46:55 PM, by CATLOVER110

    This is our assignment for the Aspire and Inspire sparkteam: Most of us have the benefit of having more than we need to live. National Give Something Away Day on July 15th offers us an opportunity to share some of our bounties. Choose something to give away. Tell us about what you gave away ... Read more

  • 7-year-old

    7/15/2021 10:32:59 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    When I think about it, Spark People is a journal about my granddaughter, Helena. She turned 7 on June 27 and is almost as tall as I am. I love my babies so much.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    7/13/2021 7:03:34 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 13, 2021 LEFT WITH WANTING MORE We can’t help it. We live in a society that teaches us more is better. We want more time. We want more money. We want more things in our homes. We want more options to entertain us. We have gotten so off-track with this “more” mindset that nothing seems to s... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, July 12, 2021

    7/12/2021 6:47:56 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 12, 2021 WORLDLY NOISE TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and many other types of media can pull us away from paying attention to what really matters. We choose what we want to listen to whether it be Netflix, Fox News, Hallmark, the Home Network or You Tube. We have that freedom to lis... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, July 11, 2021

    7/11/2021 7:12:49 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 11, 2021 QUIT QUITTING Many of us are quitters. We find reasons not to finish what we started. We lack the follow through we need. We give up due to our emotions or based on what others say or do. We have the freedom to give up if we wish to; however, we will miss out greatly if we choose ... Read more

  • Mt Girls

    7/10/2021 10:41:32 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    Sherry and Helena will be leaving to go home this afternoon. Helena and I are already missing each other as I don't go home until the 19th. I always get sad when Helena isn't around.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, July 10, 2021

    7/10/2021 7:36:47 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 10, 2021 FIRST THINGS FIRST Because we have a great deal of freedoms in our lives, we have a lot of choices. We want to enjoy everything in life but there is just not enough time in the day to do it all. When we try to do it all, we get overwhelmed. Sometimes overwhelm can stop us in our t... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, July 9, 2021

    7/9/2021 7:00:38 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 9, 2021 MISTAKEN THINKIN’ If we were really honest with ourselves, we would ask what things in our minds are actually true and what are not true. What things do we conjure up in our minds that are blown out of proportion to what really is happening? If we were honest, we would find some th... Read more

  • VACATION/BIRTHDAY

    7/8/2021 11:18:47 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    We are all "up north" in Detroit doing our yearly trip to visit with relatives and celebrate Helena's 7th birthday. I am having a great time not doing much of anything.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, July 8, 2021

    7/8/2021 6:38:36 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 8, 2021 SAVED FROM THE LAW It seems like every year there is a new law put into place that we must obey. The laws are constantly updated and changed making it hard to keep up. And when we don’t obey them, there are usually fines or other consequences. We are all bound by the law to do what... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, July 7, 2021

    7/7/2021 6:42:15 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 7, 2021 ARE WE TRULY LIVING? So many days feel as if we are just going through the motions. We get up. We get ready. We do our usual tasks, talk to the same people, and go to bed. Over and over. Is that what life is really about? If we have ever lost a loved one, we know that losing someon... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    7/6/2021 6:41:00 AM, by SUGARPIE33

    July 6, 2021 FREEDOM TO ACT Sometimes it doesn’t matter what we do but that we just do something. We all get what we deserve based on our actions…not the actions of others. We aren’t responsible for what others do nor can we change them. However, we are responsible for what we do and we can cha... Read more