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8/9/19 2:05 P

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Hi I'm Laura. New to this team but not new to spark. I'm hoping this team helps to remind me not to take the little things for granted and enjoy my life and what God has given me.

Laura. Mio, Michigan

Lord help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle together.

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6/2/19 1:50 P

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Hello all! I'm Shana, and am not new but have been inactive. I believe beginning the day with a grateful heart helps me to manage stress and increase happiness.
Very grateful to be back! emoticon

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Hi, I am jae. I have been a member of this team before..then life got hectic and I dropped out. Not that my life is not hectic now but I want to focus on me and taking care of me.. Gratitude is so important and I like the format of the team. So here I am....I live with my husband who has dementia. I am his car giver. I have two grown children with families of their own. five grandchildren and one great grandchild... I love writing, art journals, music, being outside..especially near an ocean..I am landlocked in Kansas right now but hope to move back to the ocean someday..That is where I feel most at home


Just a daily reminder: smile and laugh...a lot, look for positive traits in people, compliment yourself and others, focus on feeling good, reach out to people in need and focus on the present and the 24 hours in front of you.


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10/29/18 1:13 P

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Hello. I am also from the Wiregrass area....in a small town called Blakely, GA. I am a high school art teacher, in my last year of teaching. I will retire at the end of this school year. I have been married for almost 44 years, have three daughters and 11 grandchildren.
I have been a Sparker since 2012, with seasons of success and seasons of backsliding. I am on my third round of getting healthy. I am now 50 pounds lighter than I was a year ago. I have maybe 10-15 more pounds to go.

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7/20/18 9:11 A

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Hello. My name is Pat and I live in Enterprise a small city in the wire grass area of south Alabama. I am married and we have two adult sons. My oldest son is married and we have two grand kids. My younger son lives with us.

Pat ~ Central Time Zone ~ Small Goals Day by Day. I am on the road just gotta keep walking.

"Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now." Roy T. Bennett

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time Thomas A. Edison


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7/5/18 7:28 A

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Hello New Spark friends~~~ My name is Bonnie, They all me deerlady cause I have a herd of Deer in my Large yard((78 acres)) and other wild friends which I am beyond grateful for! I also have 4o 🐝🌾bee hives and I am So grateful for with out them we would be in Big trouble! I
I have a lot of Arthritis so that is a challenge in its self! I had one knee replacement in 2016 and maybe the other one done this Fall!
In my Free time I volunteer @ our Garden called GODS GARDEN At our church, ST.Marys of the Woods we grow produce for 4 -6 local pantries 3000 # of produce last year.
I also volunteer at the local pantry and make the lunch for about 5o every Friday and help on Tuesday also! At home I love flowers and have a huge flower garden which I love and it is so Peaceful there.My aorable back porch is like my Outdoor She Shed!
I am Grateful for so much having GOD in my Life, Having Spark friends, All my Pantry friends they don't have a lot but they are Grateful for me and they bring so much joy in my Life! I love them so much and they in return help me get it all done and just being my Friends
That's about it ~*~*~*Grateful every day~*~*~*~* emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2/16/18 12:02 A

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Hi my name is Paula and I live in Brisbane Queensland Australia.

I'm 51 years old and weigh currently at 56 kilo's or 123 pounds aiming to get my weight down to 52 kilo's.

Suffer from Osteoarthritis in both hips doctors and specialists wanted to do 2 hip replacements on me 6 years ago. I don't believe that is the answer and have been managing it myself naturally now for 6 years.

I've managed it thus far with the help of orthotic shoes and innersoles and many natural health supplements as worked out in conjuction with my healthfood store naturopath and my brother in law and his partner whom are also naturopaths.

I have many interests some of which include:

Sewing / Quilting (just a beginner) , Gardening, Partylite Candles, Doterra Essential Oils, Computers, Reading, Intermittent Fasting,Food combining, Lectins in foods, Eating Right 4 my Blood Type, Affirmations and Vision Boards, Qi-Gong / Tai Chi, natural health and natural health remedies.

My Program:

I will only being eating according to my Blood Type.

I will eat clean most or all of the time.

I will track food on the Spark Nutrition Tracker.

I make sure I eat the correct portion sizes (something I need to work on)

I will read all food labels nutritional panel and ingredients list and anything I am not sure what it is I will google it and make up my own mind whether or not I want to eat that particular food or not.

I will only drink filtered water (where possible) from my reverse osmosis water filter.

Aiming to get 8 hours solid sleep per night.

You can also find out more about me in my latest blog just posted yesterday.

Thank you for letting me join your team. I hope to be an active member.

Take care,

Paula emoticon


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9/29/17 11:10 P

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Hi l'm Cheryl. I live in central Florida. September was a rough month, we are still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Irma. Looking to get back on track and work on seeing the good things that surround me everyday.

Cheryl
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8/13/17 3:52 P

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Hello my name is Judy.I live in Vermont. Been on Sparks for 8 years and need to find the positives.

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6/12/17 8:54 A

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Hello --
Happy Monday. I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Mel and I live in London. I'm grateful to have rejoined Spark People after 8 years away. Looking for the positives so I'm also grateful for this group.

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5/22/17 1:07 P

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emoticon I am Kat, I am 57 years young and live in Cyprus!
I have a lot to be grateful for- I am a 6 year breast cancer survivor and I am married with two great kids, 3 cats, a dozen fish and 3 canaries! I work in the local hospital as a radiographer, hubby is a nurse, and life is good!
God bless! emoticon


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5/13/17 11:00 A

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Hey howdy hey! Happy to find this team. Living in La-La Land with my fiancé and DD who is off to college in the fall, and our tuxedo tabby cat with a perfect black handlebar mustache, tho she's a girl. Life is good and I'd like to be more grateful for it!

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5/13/17 9:52 A

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Good Morning, I am Julie and like in Salt Lake City UT, originally from California. Turned 55 years old this year and live with my husband and son, he's 20. I work from home and get lonely and depressed sometimes. Thinking this might be a good thing to push me through these times.

Everything is permissible -- but not everything is beneficial. 1 Corinthians 10:23

People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. ~Faith Resnick

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It's Needed!

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OSHEONA's Photo OSHEONA Posts: 4,152
5/13/17 9:23 A

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Hello, Everyone! I live in Portland, Oregon with my cat and the rain. We love drinking from puddles and watching Doctor Who, but not at the same time, because that would be silly!

My name is Oceana, pronounced (O-SHE-ON-UH).

Arise, shine; for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

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5/13/17 8:12 A

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I'm in right in the middle of Ohio although I have lived in NY, OR, CA and MA over my 60 years.
Recently I started the Awakening Joy course with teacher James Baraz and have been exchanging "gratitude emails" with 2 other class members. We just send 3 gratitudes a day.
Seems like this challenge would be a natural continuation of that start, so here I am!
Gratitude seems to set my heart towards happiness rather than grumpiness and I am lovin' it!


We're on the path together!


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5/8/17 8:05 A

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Hi everyone!, I'm Shana and I live in northern California. Being mindful of what I'm grateful for has been so helpful for me to keep a positive attitude. So glad to have found this group!

Shana, CA (PST)
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5/8/17 6:33 A

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Hi There! I'm Patti and I live in Ohio and gratitude is awesome and gets me through! We can do it!!



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5/7/17 9:05 A

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Hi,
My name is Donna, we live in Bernville, Pa since 2013 and we are originally from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton , Pa area.
I love the thought of being grateful each day.



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5/6/17 2:47 P

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My name is Latisha and I live in Detroit, MI. I love SPARK PEOPLE! I just joined this team and I look forward to learning new ways to appreciate live!



Latisha - Detroit, MI - Eastern Standard Time

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4/23/17 9:33 P

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My name is Janet and I live in northern NJ. I am a grammy and thankful that I found this group!

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4/18/17 6:28 A

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emoticon Hi, Theresa here! Just joined this team yesterday, when I woke, feeling grateful that Easter was lovely,.my kids & 3 grandsons healthy, and for having slept 6 hours, and the 1st post I saw when I went on to SPARK was for this team! Took it as a sign - I needed to be on this Gratitude Team!
I am 68 years old, married 43 years this week.My husband is from Virginia. I am from, & we live in Pennsylvania. Have 2 grown daughters, oldest one lives in PA, about 2 hrs. away, married & Mom to our 3 Grandsons.
Younger daughter lives in Tennessee.
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3/19/17 12:18 P

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Sara, that's just 20 miles or so from us. :)

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation" Isaiah 12:2 KJV

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3/19/17 9:14 A

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I am Nell. I live in Virginia, but try to spend as much time in Tennessee on the family farm as I can. I am 60, with a husband of 37 years, one son and one granddaughter. I am sometimes chastised for always seeing the sunny side. But that is who I am, so deal with it! emoticon
I love gardening for the butterflies and my favorite exercise is canoeing. I am blessed to have a little river running behind my home. I also crochet and quilt.

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3/19/17 8:50 A

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Karen, my husband is from N. Tonawanda. Is that near you?

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I'm Karen, a wife, mom, and nana, 67 years old. I live in a small town near Buffalo, NY. Crocheting, reading (mostly on my Kindle), fitness walking, and taking day trips with my retired hubby are a few things I enjoy doing. I was glad to see this gratitude group pop up in the community feed today - seems like there's so much anger and hate in the world lately, it can be hard to remember to focus on the good. So thanks, Sara, for doing this!

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation" Isaiah 12:2 KJV

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My name is Sara. I am a vegan, gluten free, homeschooling mom of 2 boys. I am going to school to become a certified clinical aromatherapist. I would also love to become a certified health and life coach at some point. I love camping and hiking, kayaking, the mountains, photography, learning new things, meeting new people, and just experiencing life the best way I possibly can.
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3/18/17 12:56 P

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So glad you are here!
Please introduce yourself below.
If you are just joining us, you can jump in anytime.
Under DAILY GRATITUDE, find DAY 1 and start there.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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Please reach out if you have any questions! emoticon

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