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The ‘I’s have it!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      13 comments

I found a wonderful website for ideas on words for my alphabet blogs www.crosswordsolver.org/
definition/I , but was surprised to find many ‘negative’ I words: ill, imperfect, inactive, inconsistent, infirm … ... Read more
I's - Inspiration
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      11 comments

Encarta defines inspiration as “stimulation to creative work or somebody or something that inspires”. Synonyms are motivation, stimulation, encouragement and muse. Motivation is one of those words all Sparkers deal with – giving us a “reaso... Read more
Hs – Have a little Happiness
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      8 comments

As I noted yesterday, WHO expanded the definition of health beyond illness and infirmity into wellbeing. Synonyms for wellbeing (in addition to health) include happiness, comfort, security, safety and welfare. Happiness is “a mental state o... Read more
Hs – Here's to our Health
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      8 comments

In 1946, WHO (the World Health Organization) defined Health as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. In 1974, the Lalonde report heapro.oxfordjournals.or... Read more
Gs – Germination and Gradual Growing
Friday, June 24, 2011      9 comments

Since it’s officially summertime, I started thinking about Growing and Germination. emoticon Germination is a ... Read more
Gs – Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude
Thursday, June 23, 2011      11 comments

Where do I start (or more importantly, where do I end)? Gratitude is defined by Encarta as “a feeling of being thankful”; synonyms are thankfulness, appreciation and gratefulness. I am a FIRM believer in not only ‘feeling’ thankful, bu... Read more
F's - Forward Progress and Plateaus
Friday, June 17, 2011      11 comments

Forward – Encarta defines the core meaning as “toward a position or direction”. Synonyms are onward, advance, progress. I’ve been reading several blogs where friends are disheartened by plateaus. They were experiencing spectacular or steady... Read more
F's – The Dreaded Four Letter ‘F’ Word
Thursday, June 16, 2011      4 comments

It’s amazing how much power we give words… FOOD – think about what it ‘means’ to you. How many ‘F’ words do you associate with FOOD; fare, fodder, feast, famine, fast or even fat? ... Read more
Es – Energy was here in the beginning, is now and ever shall be
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      11 comments

Ancient Greek: energeia = activity, operation The Greeks and Jewish Kabbalahists discovered the dimensions of ‘modern’ string theory and understood energy defines every aspect of our universe. • In physics, E = mc^2 and cannot be created ... Read more
Es – Exercise defined as Working In
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

Another definition for Exercise is “a series of actions, movements, or tasks performed repeatedly or regularly as a way of practicing and improving a skill” (Encarta) AKA Working In. In one week, I celebrate my SparkVersary and entering a n... Read more
Es – Exercise defined as Working Out
Monday, June 13, 2011      8 comments

Exercise is defined as “physical activity and movement, especially when intended to keep a person fit and healthy” (Encarta) AKA ‘working-out’. As a FORMER – NEVER TO BE AGAIN ‘confirmed couch-potato’ (amazing what self-talk does…), I a... Read more
Ds – Discovery/Determination > Decision = DO or DoNOT
Friday, June 10, 2011      10 comments

ONEKIDSMOM posted a wonderful blog about Decisions www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4284148 and NEW_PARADIGM's status declares she is Determined As I think about how I arrive at decisi... Read more
Ds – Death
Thursday, June 09, 2011      13 comments

I did not think I would start the ‘D’s discussing death, but my dear colleague’s dad died yesterday. She sent me a marvelous e-mail thanking me for allowing her the time and freedom to see him complete his journey. I am certain she would no... Read more
Cs - Commitment = time and energy
Thursday, June 02, 2011      11 comments

Commitment – “something that takes up time or energy” (Encarta) How nicely does that sum up the word? ... Read more
Memorial Day and our Military Families
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      5 comments

I was going to continue with ‘C’ words on Monday, but what words are appropriate for the American ‘celebration’ of Memorial Day; Carry, Courage, Compensation, Culmination, Cost? James Martin Davis wrote his 31st op-ed piece for the Omaha Wo... Read more

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