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1/17/18 11:27 A

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emoticon LOVE LOVE LOVE emoticon

You don't need a "significant other" to celebrate LOVE.

Whether it's a family member, a friend, a beloved pet...love makes us feel so good and brings out the best parts of human nature: kindness, compassion, selflessness, joy...

Here are some quotes I found that made me smile:
emoticon Sweet


emoticon At First Sight


emoticon Funny


emoticon Friends


emoticon "Your People" (maybe even your SparkFriends?)


emoticon And last, BUT NOT LEAST, YOU!!


emoticon Say it!! To everyone that means something to you, let them know, ESPECIALLY TO YOURSELF!!


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1/16/18 10:52 A

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emoticon DESSERT RECIPES emoticon
I just found these on a website called "KITCHME/The Dish". All happen to be WW recipes, but of course we don't need to be on any set program to eat healthier versions of a treat for Valentine's Day. Here are 2 links to some yummy-looking desserts for V-Day or ANY day.

emoticon "25 Skinny WW Desserts with Points" emoticon
Just check out these Chocolate Cupcake Brownies!


See all 25 here: www.kitchme.com/the-dish/25-skinny-w
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ght-watchers-desserts-with-points/


emoticon "33 Best WW Dessert Recipes with SmartPoints" emoticon
Take a look at these: "Fat Free Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff". So pretty!


See all 33 here: www.kitchme.com/the-dish/33-best-wei
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t-watchers-dessert-recipes-with-smarR>tpoints/


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1/15/18 9:29 A

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emoticon 23 EASY VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS emoticon
(that require no special skills whatsoever)

Some of these are more for kids, but some are pretty cool for adults, too.

I like #11:


And #18


Both would be cute as a gift in a frame.

Also love the bag shown in #16, which you can see in the article at this link:
www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/
01/27/easy
-valentines-day-crafts-for-k
ids_n_
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2/11/16 9:02 A

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emoticon 21 Tips on How to Release Self-Neglect and Love Yourself emoticon

I found this article and I think there are some great ideas. In order for us to be healthy, we need to sincerely make ourselves a priority. Many of us struggle with that for a variety of reasons. Regardless of the "why", here are some tips to help us nurture ourselves. We deserve it.

Examples from the article:
9. Own your potential.
Love yourself enough to believe in the limitless opportunities available to you. Take action and create a beautiful life for yourself.

10. Be patient with yourself.
Let go of urgency and fear. Relax and transform striving into thriving. Trust in yourself, do good work, and you will see results.

11. Live in appreciation.
Train your mind to be grateful. Appreciate your talents, beauty, and brilliance. Love your imperfectly perfect self.


Give yourself the gift of taking 5 minutes to read the full article here:
tinybuddha.com/blog/21-tips-to-relea
se
-self-neglect-and-love-yourself-in-aR>ction/




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2/11/16 8:46 A

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emoticon SHERRY

Thank you so much for your kind words about the new stuff I added. So many people have worked hard on this team, and it's my way of giving back in gratitude for the support I've gotten over years.

I LOVED reading your story about how you and your cherished Keith met. It's one of those great tales that get passed on through the generations. You are so right, you have a forever Valentine. What a blessing to have many years of love and laughter. Hugs, to you, my friend.
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emoticon Great Ideas from Sparkpeople - Are you fabulously Single? Celebrate it! emoticon



Here are a few ideas from the article.
1. Share the love. You might not have a significant other, but you can always send some love someone else's way. Consider sending a nice note to your mother or bringing flowers to a neighbor to brighten his or her day.
8. Read that book you've always wanted to read.
17. Volunteer your time and energy to a local hospital, shelter or food bank. Your heart will be full when your day is done, plus helping others is a great way to share the love.

emoticon Check out the article at this link:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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=25_ways_to_have_a_single_celebratioR>n_on_valentines_day


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2/10/16 12:43 A

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Here's a link to a pic of Keith and I---oldie but goodie-at our Son's wedding TWENTY???...yep twenty years ago, now.....gosh!.....
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_photo_gal
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ry.asp?id=SHERRY528


Welllll...if you click on the link, it'll take you to my gallery-and there you can click on the pic and see it larger:-)...I told you I don't know how to do pics in the messages, New Moon!:-)...I "DO" need to get with you!


Edited by: SHERRY528 at: 2/10/2016 (00:50)
A true Friend is one who reaches for your hand, and touches your heart.



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GUESS how I "DID" "meet my Sweetie" who has now passed on to Heaven---yet I know our love never ends and I still talk to him everyday, these 2 years later???.......I WAS HITCH-HIKING!!! emoticon emoticon ...some 41 years ago.....I didn't have a car-and I'd gone to see my parents who lived 17 miles from me-I "had" gone thru the service station where my Keith worked at the time to get gas in my Mom's car from time to time---so Keith knew of me-and there I was at the freeway entrance, and he was off work at the time, saw me and horrifiedly said "WHAT "ARE" YOU DOING!!???" emoticon He picked me up, took me home, and we began dating from there and married 1 1/2 years later, had 3 sons and 10 grandchildren, and ohhh, he loved-"LOVES" sooooo unconditionally!!! emoticon I was super blessed with a GOOD, CARING MAN for 38 years of marriage, knowing each other for 40 before he was blessed to leave the pain of this life he endured far too long. I love him SOOOO!!! I'm 62 and am so thankful I have a FOREVER VALENTINE!!! emoticon

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FUN STUFF on here, New Moon! I LOVE seeing things like this! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your work finding goodies for us emoticon I love coming in here and looking around. The day is coming WAY FASTER than I knew!!!...Please keep doin' stuff like this to the extent it feels good to you-it's SUCH A NICE addition, New Moon-please know it's appreciated and a fun place to come to-sorry again I'm not adding-I'll get there different times along the way a lil' later in the year;-).....HUGS TO YOU...Hope the week is being good to you......

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2/6/16 5:00 P

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emoticon Valentine's Day Recipes emoticon

emoticon Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries from Eating Well
Per serving: 35 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium
www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chocolate
_s
trawberries.html


emoticon Seared Salmon and Pesto Fettuccine for Two from Eating Well
Per serving: 603 calories; 28 g fat (7 g sat, 16 g mono); 80 mg cholesterol; 45 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g total sugars; 44 g protein; 8 g fiber; 537 mg sodium; 768 mg potassium
www.eatingwell.com/recipes/seared_sa
lm
on_pesto_fettuccine_two.html


Lots more Valentine's Day recipes from Eating Well:
www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/col
le
ctions/healthy_valentines_day_recipes


emoticon Bistro Steak and Roasted Potatoes from Cooking Light
Calories 446, Fat 22.2 g, Carbohydrate 32 g, Fiber 4 g, Cholesterol 75 mg, Sodium 630 mg, Calcium 48 mg
www.myrecipes.com/recipe/bistro-stea
k-
roasted-potatoes


emoticon Single Serving Clean Chocolate Mug Cake from Amy's Healthy Baking
Cal 144, Fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 2.9 mg, Sodium 351 mg, Carbohydrates 30.3 g, Fiber 6 g, Sugars 11.4 g, Protein 6 g
amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/10/0
2/
single-serving-clean-chocolate-mug-cR>ake/


emoticon emoticon Vegetarian Valentine's Day Menu From EatingWell emoticon emoticon

emoticon Brown Rice & Goat Cheese Cakes
250 calories; 14 g fat (3 g sat, 7 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 3 g fiber; 274 mg sodium; 250 mg potassium.
emoticon Mixed Green Salad with Chive Dressing
129 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 308 mg sodium; 480 mg potassium.
emoticon Microwave Chocolate Fondue
345 calories; 19 g fat (10 g sat, 2 g mono); 20 mg cholesterol; 54 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 7 g fiber; 81 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium.
Here's the link to the recipes:
www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/men
us
/vegetarian_valentines_day_menu


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Hi Cindi! Thanks for checking out the post!

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Very cool! Love the yarn hearts!

~~Cindi~~
HOPE~ the joyful expectation of something good!


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Saw these cute craft ideas on Pinterest.


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The instructions for these and 24 more are at this link:
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shaped-diy-crafts-for-valentines-day/


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We all have our personal feelings about Valentine's Day. Society dumps a lot of high expectations on it. Like we need to be part of a couple to celebrate it, or if we are part of a couple we have to spend a ton of money on gifts, dinners, flowers, candy, cards.

I say forget all that and let's just take advantage of celebrating LOVE.


Use this thread to post:
emoticon Photos of who and what you love

emoticon Your love stories (how you met your sweetie, ways you've showed people you love them, things someone has done for you to show you they care, etc.)

emoticon Valentine Craft Ideas

emoticon Healthy Recipes For Valentine's Day

emoticon Ideas For Ways We Can Love Ourselves More

emoticon Anything else you can think of. Let's have fun with this.



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