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The following is a poem that my mother dedicated to me many years ago. I was 17 then and I didn't quite understand it like I do now. I dedicate it to the many special people I have met here that have blessed my life and I want you all to know I believe in you!


Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

Member Since: 12/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 100

My Goals:
My Goals:
1) To Finish Something
2) To Lose weight
3) To Be More Active
4) To take responsibility for my own life.

My Program:
I have set information on my trackers here. I have joined a gym that is open 24/7. I am working on a workout plan and will join a weight loss challenge through my work.

Personal Information:
I am from Texas and I am currently working as a social worker for the state. I work with a program for Medically Fragile Children.

Other Information:
My favorite things to do are read, write and work on the computer. I would eventually love to reach my weight loss goals. I have always dreamed of being able to go rock wall climbing and hiking. I want to be able to do that before I'm too old! LOL

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  • v GAYLE-G-63
    HI Susie!

    Please forgive my tardiness in getting back to you. With my crazy school schedule, I'm often on a hit an run basis with Spark!

    It is a tough mountain to climb, but it can be done. When I first began my journey, I never ever thought I'd lose such a monumental amount of weight. The most difficult part is getting started. After that, although never completely easy, it does get easier!

    Where in Michigan is your husband from? I live in Oakland County, east of Pontiac.

    Have a really great day! If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.

    2909 days ago
  • v SAC-6582
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    2909 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future,
    and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now."
    Denis Waitley
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Outrageous Kindness." Have a great something kind for yourself, because you're worth it!
    2909 days ago
    Thanks for friending me! Glad I can try to help you on this lifetime journey!
    2911 days ago
  • v JULIERAE41
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! I look forward to getting to know you!
    I wish you success in all you set out to achieve!

    2913 days ago
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