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           Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps.  -  Helmut Schmidt                                                            A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.  -  Unknown                                                            You will never be happier than you expect.  To change your happiness,  change your expectation.  -                              Bette Davis                                                            Beauty is only skin deep,  ugly goes to the bone.  -  Unknown                                                            Develop success from failures.  Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.                               Dale Carnegie                                                            If you can’t laugh at yourself,  you might be missing the joke of the century.  -  Anonymous                                                            Realize that true happiness lies within you.  Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.  Remember that  there is no happiness in having or in getting,  but only in giving.  Reach out.  Share.  Smile.  Hug.  Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.  -  OG  MANDINO                                                               Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  -  T.S. Eliot                                                             Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that,  but the really great make you feel that you,  too,  can become great.  -  Mark Twain                                                            Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - a sense of humor.  -  Unknown                                                            Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;  nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.  -  Thomas Jefferson                                                            Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not,  and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.  -  Anonymous                                                            Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.  -  SIVANANDA                                                             The brain is like a parachute - it works best open.  -  Unknown                                                            Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.  -  Henry Van Dyke                                                            A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances,  but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.  -  Hugh Downs                                                            The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.  -  Michel De Montaigne                                                            If we did all the things we are capable of doing,  we would literally astonish ourselves.  -  Thomas Edison                                                            Happiness… is not a destination:  it is a manner of traveling.  Happiness is not an end in itself.  It is a by-product of working,  playing,  loving and living.  -  Unknown                                                            Never fear shadows.  They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.  - Unknown                              Real success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection.  In fact,  success represents 1% of your work that results from the 99% that is called failure.  -  SOICHIRO HONDA                                                             Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;  ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go and do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.  -  Harold Whitman                                                            One should eat to live,  not live to eat.  -  Franklin                                                            Kiss often.  Lips never wear out!  -  Unknown                                                            If opportunity doesn’t knock,  build a door.  -  MILTON BERLE                                                            You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.  -  Plato                                                            The rock that is an obstacle in the path of one person becomes a stepping-stone in the path of another.  -                                Unknown                                                            Tell the truth.  There’s less to remember.  -  Unknown                                                            When it comes to doing things for others,  some people stop at nothing.  -  Anonymous                                                            What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.  -  Abraham Maslow                                                            Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.  -  Truman Capote                                                            We cannot change anything until we accept it.  -  Carl Jung                                                            The starting point of all achievement is desire.  Keep this constantly in mind.  Weak desires bring weak results.  -  Napoleon Hill                                                            There’s always room for improvement.  It’s the biggest room in the house!  -  Anonymous                                                            Destiny is not a matter of chance;  but a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for.  It is a thing to be achieved.  -  William Jennings Bryant                                                            Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.                                                            A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.  -  English proverb                                                            A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul;  a sick body is a prison.  -  Francis Bacon                                                            Courage is not the lack of fear.  It is acting in spite of it.  -  Mark Twain                                                            Happiness is not in having or being - it is in doing.  -  Lillian Watson                                                            The people who get on in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want and,  if they can’t find them,  make them.  -  George Bernard Shaw                                                            Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  -                               Muriel Strode                                                            Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle.  And the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.  -  Buddha                                                            I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.  -  Paul Harvey                              The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort,  but where he stands in time of challenge and controversy.  -  Martin Luther King Jr.                                                            Happiness is when your mind is thinking through your heart.  -   Judi Singleton                                                            Iron rusts from disuse;  water loses its purity from stagnation…even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.  -  LEONARDO  DA  VINCI                                                            Luck is a dividend of sweat.  The more you sweat,  the luckier you get.  -  Ray Kroc,  McDonald’s founder                                                            People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well,  neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.  -  ZIG ZIGLAR                                                             Knowledge is the food of the soul.  -  Plato                                                            Be who you are and say what you feel,  because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  -  Dr.  Seuss                                                            The secret is to become wise before you get old!  -  Unknown                                                            Undertake something that is difficult;  it will do you good.  Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,  you will never grow.  -  Ronald E. Osborn                                                            Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.  Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny,  inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.  -  Foster C. McClellan                                                            The important thing is this:  to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.  -                              CHARLES  DU BOS                                                             Happiness is something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.  -                               ALDOUS HUXLEY                                                            Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.  -  Helen Keller                                                            It is no disgrace to start all over.  It is usually an opportunity.  -  George Matthew Adams                                                            I love being married.  It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.                                Rita Rudner                                                            The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in not giving up.  -  TOMMY LASORDA                                                            Whoever is happy will make others happy,  too.  -  Mark Twain                                                            Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.  -  Robert F. Kennedy                                                            Once you say you’re going to settle for second,  that’s what happens to you in life,  I find.  -                                John F. Kennedy                                                            The reason Angels can fly is because they take themselves so lightly.  -  Unknown                                                            Among the blind,  the one eyed is king.  -  Anonymous                                                            The best motivation is self-motivation.  The guy says,  I wish someone would come by and turn me on.  What if they don’t show up?  You’ve got to have a better plan for your life than that.  -  JIM ROHN                                                             Do what you can,  with what you have,  where you are.  -  Theodore Roosevelt                                                            You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.  -                              Arthur Ashe                                                            Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.  -  Katherine Hepburn                                                            Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities,  but to make them.  -  Colton                                                            Who said it could not be done?  And tell me what great victories does he have to his credit which qualifies him to judge what can and can’t be accomplished.  -  Napoleon Hill                                                            Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.  -  George S. Patton                                                            Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;  it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.  -  Margaret Thatcher                                                            Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.  Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  -                              Winston Churchill                                                            A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.  -  Harry Truman                                                            Look at your past.  Your past has determined where you are at this moment.  What you do today will determine where you are tomorrow.  Are you moving forward or standing still?  -  Tom Hopkins                                                            Being defeated is often a temporary condition.  Giving up is what makes it permanent.  -  Unknown                                                             Everyone has his burden.  What counts is how you carry it.  -  Merle Miller                                                            The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.  We need men who can dream of things that never were.  -  John F. Kennedy                                                            Beauty is how you feel inside,  and it reflects in your eyes.  It is not something physical.  -  Sophia Loren                                                            Wherever we look upon this earth,  opportunities take shape within the problems.  -  Nelson Rockefeller                                                            Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  -  Oprah Winfrey                                                            Tell me who admires you and loves you,  and I will tell you who you are.  - CHARLES AUGUSTIN SAINTE-BEUVE                                                            Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful.  -  Sophia Loren                                                            Hard work often leads to success.  No work seldom does.  -  Harvey Mackay                                                            We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence,  then,  is not an act,  but a habit.  -  Aristotle                                                            Even if you’re on the right track,  you’ll get run over if you just sit there.  -  Will Rogers                                                            We understand why children are afraid of the darkness,  but why are men afraid of the light?  -  Plato                                                                                          To understand the heart and mind of a person,  look not at what he has already achieved,  but at what he aspires to.  - KHALIL GIBRAN                                                            Life is a journey,  not a destination.  -  Unknown                                                            Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.  -  Winston Churchill                                                            Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.  -                              Thomas Edison                                                            There will be a time when loud-mouthed,  incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you.  When that happens,  you only have to be patient and wait for them to self-destruct.  It never fails.  -                                RICHARD RYBOLT                                                            Champions aren’t made in gyms.  Champions are made from something they have deep inside them:  a desire,  a dream,  a vision.  They have to have the skill and the will.  But the will must be stronger than the skill.  -  Muhammad Ali                                                            Every morning in Africa,  a gazelle wakes up.  It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.  Every Morning in Africa,  a lion wakes up.  It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle,  or it will starve.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up,  you’d better be running.   -  Unknown                                                             Thinking is the hardest work there is,  which is probably the reason so few engage in it.  -  Henry Ford                                                            Here’s to the crazy ones.  The misfits.  The rebels.  The trouble-makers.  The round pegs in the square holes.  The ones who see things differently.  They’re not fond of rules,  and they have no respect for the status quo.  You can quote them,  disagree with them,  glorify,  or vilify them.  But the only thing  you can’t do is ignore them.  Because they change things.  They push the human race forward.  And while some may see them as the crazy ones,  we see genius.  Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,  are the ones who do.  -  Apple Computers                                                            We will either find a way or make one.  -  Hannibal                                                            Believe in who you are,  believe in what you feel,  your power will come from that.  -  Melissa Etheridge                                                            You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.  -  Garth Brooks                                                            The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.  -  Dennis Green                                                            Honor isn’t about making the right choices.  It’s about dealing with the consequences.  -  Midori Koto                                                            We cannot truly face life until we face the fact that it will be taken away from us.  -  Billy Graham                                                            Motivation is simple.  You eliminate those who are not motivated.  -  Lou Holtz                                                            To handle yourself,  use your head;  to handle others,  use your heart.  -  Donald Laird                                                            If you judge people,  you have no time to love them.  -  Mother Teresa                                                            Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,  for that determines our success or failure.  -                              Norman Vincent Peale                                                            It’s not whether you get knocked down;  it’s whether you get back up.  -  Vince Lombardi                                                            What does not kill me makes me stronger.  -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe                                                            Don’t let the learning from your own experiences take too long.  If you have been doing it wrong for the last ten years,  I would suggest that’s long enough.  -  JIM ROHN                                                            Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.  The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:  could have,  might have,  and should have.  -  Louis E.  Boone                                                            Failure is an opinion.  It is either an educational tool for starting over or an excuse breeding tool for saying it’s over.  -  Doug Firebaugh                                                            A beautiful young woman is an accident of nature,  but a beautiful old woman is a work of art!  -  Unknown                                                            The bigger a man’s head gets,  the easier it is to fill his shoes.  -  Anonymous                                                            True happiness is not attained through self-gratification,  but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.  -                              Helen Keller                                                            The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.  -  BLAISE PASCALL                                                            Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.  -  Jim Ryan                                                            A life without cause is a life without effect.  -  BARBARELLA                                                            A community is like a ship;  everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.  -  HENRIK  IBSEN                                                            Behold the turtle.  He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.  -  James Bryant Conant                                                            The secret of success is consistency of purpose.  -  Benjamin Disraeli                                                            When you know what you want,  and you want it badly enough,  you’ll find a way to get it.  -  JIM  ROHN                                                            What we see depends mainly on what we look for.  -  Sir John Lubbock                                                            People spend a lifetime searching for happiness;  looking for peace.  They chase idle dreams,  addictions,  religions,  even other people,  hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them.  The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.  -  Romano L. Anderson                                                            Yes,  risk-taking is inherently failure-prone.  Otherwise,  it would be called sure-thing-taking.  -                              Tim McMahon                                                            No one knows what he can do until he tries.  -  PUBLILIUS  SYRUS                                                            There are always flowers for those who want to see them.  -  Henri Matisse                                                            Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  -                              John Quincy Adams                                                            Always do what you are afraid to do.  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                            Who dares,  wins.  -  Anonymous                                                            Seek first to understand,  then to be understood.  -  Stephen Covey                                                            Losers visualize the penalties of failure and winners visualize the rewards of success.  -  Rod Gilbert                                                            The greater the obstacle,  the more glory in overcoming it.  -  Moliere                                                            If you have built castles in the air,  your work need not be lost;  that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.  -  Henry David Thoreau                                                            I like thinking big.  If you’re going to be thinking anything,  you might as well think big.  -                              Donald Trump                                                            We are each of us angels,  with only one wing.  We can only fly by embracing each other.  -                                LUCIANO  DE  CRESCENZO                                                            Speak  when you’re angry,  and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.  -  Robin Sharma                                                            The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.  -                              Ellen Hubbard                                                            We must become the change we want to see.  -  Mahatma Gandhi                                                            It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.  -  Walt Disney                                                            It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.  -  ARTHUR  CALWELL                                                            Neither fire nor wind,  birth nor death can erase our good deeds.  -  Buddha                                                            Not everything that is faced can be changed,  but nothing can be changed until it is faced.  -  James Baldwin                                                            The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.  -                              Arthur C. Clarke                                                            Always do right;  this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.  -  Mark Twain                                                            One of the greatest discoveries a man makes,  one of his great surprises,  is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.  -  Henry Ford                                                            Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great.  -  Kenny Rogers                                                            Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear but around in awareness.  -  James Thurber                                                            Obstacles don’t have to stop you.  If you run into a wall,  don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it,  go through it,  or work around it.  -  Michael Jordan                                                            You may be disappointed if you fail,  but you are doomed if you don’t try.  -  Beverly Sills                                                            We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.  -  Anonymous                                                            Your talent is God’s gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift back to God.  -  LEO BUSCAGLIA                                                            Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.  -                              ART  LINKLETTER                                                            Wherever you go,  go with all your heart.  -  Confucius                                                            You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.  -  Les Brown                                                            A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;  an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  -                              Sir Winston Churchill                                                            All things are difficult before they are easy.  -  Thomas Fuller                                                            Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.  -  Henry Ford                                                            I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time,  somehow things will work out in the end.  -                              Larry Bird                                                            Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss,  you’ll land among the stars.  -  Les Brown                                                            Most of our obstacles would melt away if,  instead of cowering before them,  we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.  -  ORISON  SWETT  MARDEN                                                            Diligence is the mother of good luck.  -  Benjamin Franklin                                                            Never give up,  for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  -  Harriet Beecher-Stowe                                                            Action springs not from thought,  but from a readiness for responsibility.  -  DIETRICH  BONHOEFFER                                                            Be like a postage stamp.  Stick to one thing until you get there.  -  Josh Billings                                                            Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.  -  Richard Bach                                                            If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.  -  Cher                                                            There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  -  Edith Wharton                                                            Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.  -                              Marion Wright Edelman                                                            Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.  -  SHIGENORI  KAMEOKA                                                            Be a good listener.  Your ears will never get you in trouble.  -  FRANK  TYGER                                                            And life is what we make it.  Always has been,  always will be.  -  Grandma Moses                                                            Fear less,  hope more;  Whine less,  breathe more;  Talk less,  say more;  Hate less,  love more;  And all good things are yours.  -  Anonymous                                                            Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.  -  LAUREN  BACALL                                                            If we wait for the moment when everything,  absolutely everything is ready,  we shall never begin.  -                              Ivan Turgenev                                                            The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.  The hard part is doing it.  -                              General H. Norman Schwarzkopf                                                            There is no greatness where there is no simplicity,  goodness and truth.  -  Leo Tolstoy                                                            People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,  but when the darkness sets in,  their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.  -  Unknown                                                            People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.  -  Abraham Lincoln                                                            Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?  -  Marcel Marceau                                                            One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.                                  Gail Godwin                                                            When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors;  and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.  -  Joseph Campbell                                                            Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.  -  Ed Cunningham                                                            When you come to the edge of all the light you know,  and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,  faith is knowing one of two things will happen:  There will be something solid to stand on,  or you will be taught how to fly.  -  Barbara J. Winter                                                            People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.  -  Earl Nightingale                                                            The harder you fall,  the higher you bounce.  -  Anonymous                                                            How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.  -  Coco Chanel                                                            Out of clutter,  find Simplicity.  From discord,  find Harmony.  In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.                                Albert Einstein                                                            It is never too late to be what you might have been.  -  George Eliot                                                            Let your heart guide you.  It whispers,  so listen closely.  -  Anonymous                                                            You can complain because roses have thorns,  or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.  -  Unknown                                                            Our greatest blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains,  losses and disappointments;  but let us have patience,  and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.  -  Joseph Addison                                                            Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.  -  Jonathan Swift                                                            Life isn’t a matter of milestones,  but of moments.  -  Rose Kennedy                                                            You have to find it.  No one else can find it for you.  -  Bjorn Borg                                                            Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.  -  Sir Thomas Browne                                                            A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night,  and in between he does what he wants to do.  - Bob Dylan                                                            People only see what they are prepared to see.  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                            One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.  -  Helen Keller                                                            Even from a dark night songs of beauty can be born.  -  Unknown                                                            Little things affect little minds.  -  Benjamin Disraeli                                                            If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else,  you will have succeeded.  -  Maya Angelou                                                            I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand.  -  Confucius                                                            Not knowing when the dawn will come,  I open every door.  -  Emily Dickinson                                                            Knowledge without action is useless.  -  Edgar Cayce                                                            It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.  -  EVANDER HOLYFIELD                                                            Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart.  The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.  -  David Hare                                                            If you don’t do what’s best for your body,  you’re the one who comes up on the short end.  -  Julius Erving                                                            Some cause happiness wherever they go;  others whenever they go.  -  Oscar Wilde                                                            The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.  -  Victor Hugo                                                            Love one another and you will be happy.  It’s as simple and as difficult as that.  -  MICHAEL  LEUNIG                                                            Love is a promise,  love is a souvenir,  once given never forgotten,  never let it disappear.  -  John Lennon                                                            Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity.  The soul must see through these eyes alone,  and if they are dim,  the whole world is clouded.  -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe                                                            I have never yet met a healthy person who worried very much about his health,  or a really good person who worried much about his own soul.  -  John B. S. Haldane                                                            It is with true love as it is with ghosts;  everyone talks about it,  but few have seen it.  -                              FRANCOIS  DE  LA  ROCHEFOUCAULD                                                            We’ve got this gift of love,  but love is like a precious plant.  You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself.  You’ve got to keep watering it.  You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.  -  John Lennon                                                            Within your heart,  keep one still,  secret spot where dreams may go.  -  Louise Driscoll                                                            The less you open your heart to others,  the more your heart suffers.  -  Deepak Chopra                                                            You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your own.  -  Source Unknown                                                            Joy is not in things;  it is in us.  -  John Wagner                                                            There is no happiness  for people at the expense of other people.  -  ANWAR  EL-SADAT                                                            The good life,  as I conceive it,  is a happy life.  I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy;  I mean that if you are happy you will be good.  -  Bertrand Russell                                                            Since the things we do determine the character of life,  no blessed person can become unhappy.  For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.  -  Aristotle                                                            See to do good,  and you will find that happiness will run after you.  -  James Freeman Clarke                                                            Love makes everything that is heavy light.  -  Unknown                                                            Darkness can not drive out darkness;  only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate;  only love can do that.  -  Martin Luther King Jr.                                                            When one door to happiness closes,  another opens.  But often we look so long at the closed door we do not see the one which has been opened to us.  -  Helen Keller                                                            The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself.  -                              Benjamin Franklin                                                            There never was any heart truly great and generous,  that was not also tender and compassionate.  -                              Robert Frost                                                            If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.  If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.  If you want happiness for a month - get married.  If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.  If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else.  -  Chinese Proverb                                                            To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.  -                              Francis Bowen                                                            To insure good health:  Eat lightly,  breathe deeply,  live moderately,  cultivate cheerfulness,  and maintain an interest in life.  -  William London                                                            Health is a state of complete physical,  mental and social well-being,  and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  -  Heave                                                            What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.  -  Hugh Blair                                                            Nobody really cares if you’re miserable,  so you might as well be happy.  -  CYNTHIA  NELMS                                                            The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,  Instead of what you don’t have.  -                              Woody Allen                                                            To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.  -  Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz                                                            Love doesn’t make the world go round.  Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.  -  Franklin P. Jones                                                            Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.  -  R. D. Laing                                                            Love doesn’t sit there like a stone,  it has to be made,  like bread:  remade all the time,  made new.  -                              OG  MANDINO                                                            A good  heart is better than all the heads in the world.  -  Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton                                                            A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself,  may,  after all,  be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.  -  Nathaniel Hawthorne                                                            The healthy,  the strong individual,  is the one who asks for help when he needs it.  Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.  -  Rona Barrett                                                            You have to stay in shape.  My grandmother,  she started walking five miles a day when she was 60.  She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.  -  ELLEN  DEGENERES                                                            You can set yourself up to be sick,  or you can choose to stay well.  -  Wayne Dyer                                                            Health is the greatest gift,  contentment the greatest wealth,  faithfulness the best relationship.  -  Buddha                                                                                          Money is the most envied,  but the least enjoyed.  Health is the most enjoyed,  but the least envied.  -                              Charles Caleb Colton                                                            The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.  -  Helen Keller                                                            Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top.  They climb the mountain one step at a time,  they have no use for helicopters!  - Judi Adler                                                            If you want something done,  ask a busy person to do it.  The more things you do,  the more you can do.  -                              Lucille Ball                                                            It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love.  This is how the whole scheme of things works.  All good things are difficult to achieve;  and bad things are very easy to get.  -  MORARJI  DESAI                                                            The struggle alone pleases us,  not the victory.  -  BLAISE  PASCAL                                                            There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.  -                              Theodore Roosevelt                                                            You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.  -  Eleanor Roosevelt                                                            You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.  -  DAVID  VISCOTT                                                            It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.  And once that belief becomes a deep conviction,  things begin to happen.  -  Claude M. Bristol                                                            Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                            To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                            The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.                                Napoleon Hill                                                            One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas.  That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.  -  ETTY  HILSUM                                                            I figured that if I said it enough,  I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.  -                              Muhammad Ali                                                            Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.  -  Robert Collier                                                            Always make a total effort,  even when the odds are against you.  -  Arnold Palmer                                                            If a job’s worth doing,  it’s worth doing well.  -  Proverb                                                            You will be a failure,  until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success.  This is done by making an affirmation which  “clicks”.  -  FLORENCE  SCOVEL  SHINN                                                            It is easier to go down a hill than up,  but the view is from the top.  -  Arnold Bennett                                                            Begin somewhere.  You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.  -  Henry Ford                                                            A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.  -  ZADOK  RABINWITZ                                                            To handle yourself,  use your head;  to handle others,  use your heart.  -  Donald Laird                                                            Either do not attempt at all,  or go through with it.  -  Ovid                                                            As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us,  we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.  -  Andre Norton                                                            I wasn’t afraid to fail.  Something good always comes out of failure.  -  Anne Baxter                                                            Don’t go through life,  grow through life.  -  Eric Butterworth                                                            Happiness is when what you think,  what you say,  and what you do are in harmony.  -  Mahatma Gandhi                                                            Decide what you want,  decide what you are willing to exchange for it.  Establish your priorities and go to work.  -  H. L. Hunt                                                            Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself.  Go forward and make your dreams come true.  -                                Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                            If you have made mistakes,  even serious ones,  there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down,  but the staying down.  -  Mary Pickford                                                            Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.  -  George Herman  “Babe”  Ruth                                                            Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again,  this time more intelligently.  -  Henry Ford                                                            I used to say, “I sure hope things will change.”  Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.  -  JIM  ROHN                                                            Nothing is difficult to those who have the will.  -  Dutch Poet’s Society                                                            As long as you keep a person down,  some part of you has to be down there to hold him down,  so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.  - Marian Anderson                                                            Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.  -  Dale Carnegie                                                            If we don’t change the direction we are going,  we are likely to end up where we are heading.  -  Unknown                                                            Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.  -  ANTHONY  J.  D’ANGELO                                                            When you have exhausted all possibilities,  remember this:  “You haven’t!”  -  Thomas Edison                                                            You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.  -  LEWIS  B.  SMEDES                                                            The word impossible is not in my dictionary.  -  Napoleon Bonaparte                                                            Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.  -                              Thomas Edison                                                            Man must search for what is right;  and let happiness come on its own.  -  Johann Pestalozzi                                                            You can’t have everything,  where would you put it?  -  Steven Wright                                                            We love in another’s soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it;  the greater the deposit,  the greater the love.  -  Irving Layton                                                            We all live with the objective of being happy;  our lives are all different and yet the same.  -  Anne Frank                                                            A closed mind is a dying mind.  -  Edna Ferber                                                            Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,  you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.  -  Eleanor Roosevelt                                                            We make a living by what we get,  but we make a life by what we give.  -  Sir Winston Churchill                                                            Follow your instincts.  That is where true wisdom manifests itself.  -  Oprah Winfrey                                                            Never part without loving words to think of during your absence.  It may be that you will not meet again in this life.  -  Jean Paul Richter                                                            No good deed goes unpunished.  -  CLARE  BOOTHE  LUCE                                                            Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things,  but just look what they can do when they stick together.                                Vista M. Kelly                                                            Don’t be afraid your life will end;  be afraid that it will never begin.  -  Grace Hansen                                                            Service is what life is all about.  -  Marian Wright Edelman                                                            The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.  -  Harper Lee                                                            Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting,  and of all relationships.  -  Jodie Foster                                                            Learn to listen.  Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.  -  FRANK  TYGER                                                            Take heed:  you do not find what you do not seek.  -  English Proverb                                                            What we do today,  right now,  will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.  -                                Alexandra Stoddard                                                            There is a transcendent power in example.  We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly.  -                              ANNE-SOPHIE  SWETCHINE                                                            Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself:  and the wife smiles,  and lets it go at that.  -  Sir James M. Barrie                                                            It’s no use saying,  “We are doing our best.”  You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.  -                              Sir Winston Churchill                                                            If your efforts are sometimes greeted with indifference,  don’t lose heart.  The sun puts on a wonderful show at daybreak,  yet most of the people in the audience go on sleeping.  -  ADA  TEIXEIRA                                                            The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above average effort.  -                              Colin Powell                                                            Not the maker of plans and promises,  but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters.  This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.  -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe                                                            Great things are not done by impulse,  but by a series of small things brought together.  -                               Vincent Van Gough                                                            Love is the flower of life,  and blossoms unexpectedly and without law,  and must be plucked where it is found,  and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.  -  D. H. Lawrence                                                            Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.  -                                SISTER  CORITA  KENT                                                            I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.  -  Martin Luther King Jr.                                                            Love is as much of an object as an obsession,  everybody wants it,  everybody seeks it,  but few ever achieve it,  those who do will cherish it,  be lost in it,  and among all,  never …. never forget it.  -                              CURTIS  JUDALET                                                            There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.  -                              RRANCOIS  DE  LA  ROCHEFOUCAULD                                                            Do all things with love.  -  OG  MANDINO                                                            Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,  and the word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.  -  Carl Jung                                                            Love gives itself;  it is not bought.  -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow                                                            Go to the truth beyond the mind.  Love is the bridge.  -  Stephen  Levine                                                            An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds,  for love is measured by fullness,  not by reception.  -  HAROLD  LOKES                                                            There are two things to aim at in life:  first,  to get what you want;  and,  after that,  to enjoy it.  Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.  -  Logan Pearsall Smith                                                            Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.  -  Anonymous                                                            Happiness is the highest good,  being a realization and perfect practice of virtue,  which some can attain,  while others have little or none of it.  -  Aristotle                                                            The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.  -  Erasmus                                                            The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought,  word,  and behavior affects our greater health and well-being.  And we,  in turn,  are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.  -  Greg Anderson                                                            I don’t eat junk food and I don’t think junk thoughts.  -  Peace Pilgrim                                                            All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.  -  Meister Eckhart                                                            Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.  -  Albert Einstein                                                            People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit.  Most men succeed because they are determined to.  -  George Allen                                                            Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.  -  Bruce Barton                                                            So what do we do?  Anything,  something,  so long as we just don’t sit there.  If we screw it up,  start over.  Try something else.  If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties,  it may be too late.  -                                Lee Iacocca                                                            At the moment of commitment,  the universe conspires to assist you.  -  Goethe                                                            There would be nothing to fear if you chose not to be afraid.  -  Unknown                                                            She soars on her own wings.  -  Socrates                                                            The first and best victory is to conquer oneself.  -  DEWEY  SIM                                                            Give it all you’ve got because you never know if there’s going to be a next time.  -  DANIELLE  INGRUM                                                            Desire nothing for yourself,  which you do not desire for others.  -  Spinoza                                                            You can if you think you can.  -  George Reeves                                                            Do all the good you can,  by all the means you can,  in all the ways you can,  as long as ever you can.  -                                John Wesley                                                            You don’t just stumble into the future.  You create your own future.  -  Roger Smith                                                            Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.  Where there’s love and inspiration,  I don’t think you can go wrong.  -  Ella Fitzgerald                                                            Confidence,  like art,  never comes from having all the answers;  it comes from being open to all the questions.  -  Earl Gray Stevens                                                            Experience is not what happens to a man.  It is what a man does with what happens to him.  -                              ALDOUS  HUXLEY                                                            Always hold your head up,  but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.  -  Max L. Forman                                                            Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.  -  VICTOR  BORGE                                                            Don’t spool yourself….unwind.  -  Val Snead                                                            Never think you can’t achieve.  After all,  it only took one acorn.  -  Bobby MacKinnon                                                            Integrity is shown when no one is looking.  -  Anonymous                                                            Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.  -  C.  Archie Danielson                                                            Patience is the companion of wisdom.  -  Augustine                                                            One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.  -  Anonymous                                                            Never give up on anybody.  -  Hubert H. Humphrey                                                            Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.  -  Albert Einstein                                                            All of us do not have equal talent,  but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.  -                              John F. Kennedy                                                            For myself,  I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.  -                                Sir Winston Churchill                                                            Take a chance!  All life is a chance.  The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.   The  ’sure thing’  boat never gets far from shore.  -  Dale Carnegie                                                            It is never too late to be what you might have been.  -  George Elliot                                                            There are only two options regarding commitment;  you’re either in or you’re out.  There’s no such thing as life in-between.  -  Pat Riley                                                            The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch,  get started,  take action,  move.  -  John Wooden                                                            There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation,  hard work and learning from failures.  -                              Colin Powell                                                            You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die.  Or when.  You can only decide how you’re going to live.  Now.  -  Joan Baez                                                            Believe it can be done.  When you believe something can be done,  really believe,  your mind will find the ways to do it.  -  Dr. David Schwartz                                                             Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life,  the whole aim and end of human existence.  -                              Aristotle                                                            Happiness is contagious…when you reflect happiness,  then all others around you catch the happy bug and          

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You will need:
              Rice cakes
              Peanut butter
              Cream cheese

Spread peanut butter or cream cheese on rice cake and add raisins to decorate.  Enjoy!


You will need:
         1    Banana
         ½   Cup Berries  (Blueberries,  raspberries,  strawberries etc.)
         ¼   Cup milk
         ½   Cup orange juice
         ½   Cup vanilla yogurt
          2   Ice cubes

Cut banana in slices and  put in blender.  Add rest of ingredients and blend until smooth.  Pour into cups and add straws.  Ready!


You will need:
        ½    Cup vanilla yogurt
        2     Teaspoons grape nuts cereal or  low-fat granola
        ¼     Banana
        ¼     Cup berries

Layer yogurt,  banana and berries in a cup.  Sprinkle with grape nuts cereal or granola.  Substitute with other fruit  (oranges,  peaches,  grapes etc.)  as desired.


You will need:
               Pancake mix  (regular or whole wheat)
         1    Apple

Fix pancakes according to directions,  pour dough into skillet  (one big for face and two small ones for ears),  slice apple very thin,  and put on dough,  flip and serve when ready!  (Instead of apple,  you can mash 1 medium banana and add to mixture).



You will need:
         1    Sugar free jell-o  (any flavor)
         1    Can fruit cocktail  (in light syrup)

Fix jell-o according to directions,  add fruit cocktail  (drain syrup).  Pour in shallow baking dish and chill.  Substitute fruit cocktail with other fruit  (like sliced banana and apple)  as desired.


You will need:
         1   Cantaloupe or honeydew melon
         1   Orange or lime flavor jell-o

Cut fruit in half,  cut out seeded center.  Fix jell-o according to instruction and pour into hole in center.  Chill until jell-o is firm.  To serve,  slice fruit with jell-o and serve cold.


You will need:
        1     Apple
               Cinnamon spice

Cut apple in four pieces,  sprinkle with cinnamon,  put in microwave for about two minutes  (or more) and ready to serve!


You will need:
         ½   English  muffin
               Spaghetti  sauce
               Low-fat shredded cheese
               Sliced pepperoni

Place muffin on foil,  put spaghetti sauce,  pepperoni and cheese on muffin,  bake in oven at  350 F  until cheese melts.  Eat and enjoy!


You will  need:
               Taco shells
               Ground turkey or ground chicken
         1    Package taco seasoning
               Shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
               Shredded lettuce
         1    Tomato,  cut in pieces

Brown ground turkey or ground chicken,  add taco seasoning.  Put in taco shells,  add lettuce,  tomatoes and low-fat cheese.  Ready to serve!


You will need:
        1    Can garbanzo beans
        1    Teaspoon  (virgin)  olive oil
        1    Teaspoon lemon juice
              Tortilla chips

Drain garbanzo beans,  put in zip-lock plastic bag,  add olive oil and lemon juice,  close bag  (secure with extra tape if necessary).  Put bag on table and have kids smash beans with hands until smooth.  Pour in dish and serve with tortilla chips!


You will need:
              Canola oil cooking spray
       ¼    Cup whole-wheat flour
       ½    Cup sliced almonds
       ½    Teaspoon garlic powder
      1½   Teaspoons paprika
       ½    Teaspoon dry mustard
       ¼    Teaspoon salt
       ¼    Teaspoon ground pepper
     1½    Teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
        4    Egg whites
        1    Pound chicken tenders

1.  Preheat oven to 475F.  Set a wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.
2.  Place almonds,  flour,  paprika,  garlic powder,  dry mustard,  salt and pepper in a food
     processor;  process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, 
     about 1 minute.With the motor running,  drizzle in oil;  process until combined.  Transfer the
     mixture to a shallow dish.
3.  Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish.  Add chicken tenders and turn to coat.  Transfer each
     tender to the almond mixture:  turn to coat evenly.  Place tenders on the prepared rack and coat
     with cooking spray;  turn and spray the other side.
4.  Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown,  crispy and no longer pink in the center,  20 to 25

Serve with barbeque or honey mustard sauce and vegetables,  like broccoli,  carrots,  beans.


You will need:
         2    Cups chilled orange juice
       1½   Cups fresh strawberries
         1    Teaspoon  sugar  (or to taste)
       1½   Cups chilled ginger ale

Combine orange juice,  strawberries and sugar in a blender;  blend until the berries are pureed.  Place the berry puree in a large pitcher.  Add ginger ale,  stir to combine.  Serve over ice.


You will need:
         ½   Cup milk
          2   Teaspoons instant pudding  (any flavor)

Pour milk into zip-lock  plastic bag.  Add 2 teaspoons pudding to milk.  Get out as much air as possible before sealing the bag.  (secure with extra tape,  if necessary).  Squeeze the bag gently until the pudding mixes well and appears to thicken.  Gently squeeze the pudding to the zipper.  Take scissors and snip one of the opposite corners.   Squeeze pudding into your mouth and enjoy!


You will need:
        ½    Ounce cubed roasted deli turkey
        ½    Ounce cubed cheddar cheese
        ¼    Cup grapes
         6    Dried apricots

Thread turkey,  cheese,  grapes and apricots onto a wooden skewer.  Quick,  fancy and healthy!


You will need:
         2    Tablespoons peanut butter  (crunchy)
         1    Teaspoon  honey
         1    Red Delicious apple,  sliced
        1/3  Cup low-fat granola  (or crushed corn flakes)

Mix peanut butter and honey in small bowl.  Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on cut sides of each apple wedge.  Roll wedges in granola,  pressing gently to adhere granola to peanut butter layer.  Tastes great!


You will need:
        1/3  Cup cider vinegar
          1   Tablespoon coarse-grained mustard
          1   Teaspoon canola oil
          3   Tablespoons light corn syrup
         ½   Teaspoon salt
               Freshly ground pepper to taste
          1   Small red onion, diced
          1   15-ounce can black-eyed peas or chickpeas,  rinsed
          1   Pound green beans,  trimmed and cut
          1   10-ounce package frozen baby lima beans
          2   Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1.  Put a large saucepan  of lightly salted water on to boil.  Fill a large bowl half full with cold water.
2.  Whisk vinegar,  corn syrup,  mustard,  oil,  salt and pepper in a large bowl until blended.  Add
     onion and black-eyed peas  (or chickpeas);  toss to coat.
3.  Cook lima beans in the boiling water until tender,  about 5 minutes.  Remove with a slotted spoon
     and refresh in the cold water.  Pat dry and add to the onion mixture.
4.  Cook green beans in the boiling water until just tender,  3 to 6 minutes.  Drain and refresh in the
      cold water.  Pat dry and add to the salad along with parsley,  toss well.  Season with salt and


You will need:
         1   Cup chocolate milk
         1   Banana
         1   Tablespoon peanut butter
         1   Cup ice

Blend all ingredients to reach smooth consistency and serve.


You will need:
         1   Cup milk
        ¼   Cup peanut butter
         1   Banana
         2   Teaspoons granulated sugar
         4   Ice cubes

Combine all ingredients,  except ice cubes,  in blender and blend until smooth.  Add ice and blend just until ice is crushed.  Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.


You will need:
               Sliced carrot
               Sliced celery
               Sliced onion
               Sliced mushrooms
               Left over meat,  diced  (optional)
               Ramen noodles

Sautee vegetables.  Add leftover meat,  if desired.  Stir in seasoning packet.  Soften noodles for 3 minutes in boiling hot water,  then drain.  Put noodles in a soup dish,  then top with vegetables.  Ready to serve!


You will need:
         1    Wheat tortilla
         2    Slices turkey
         2    Slices low-fat American cheese
         1    Cup chopped lettuce
        ½    Cup chopped tomato,  broccoli or pepper  (optional)
         1    Tablespoon ranch salad dressing

Warm tortilla in skillet over medium heat until light brown and puffed.  Remove to plate and layer cheese,  turkey,  lettuce and optional vegetables on top.  Spread salad dressing over vegetables.  Roll tightly and cut in half or into 1-inch pieces.


You will need:
         6    Tablespoons margarine
       1½   Teaspoons seasoning salt
         ¾   Teaspoon garlic powder
         ½   Teaspoon onion powder
         2    Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
         3    Cups corn chex
         3    Cups wheat chex
         3    Cups rice chex
         1    Cup pretzels
         1    Cup crackers

Turn on roaster to 250F.  Melt margarine in roaster,  add seasonings and stir.  Add cereal,  pretzels,  and cheese crackers.  Stir every 15 minutes.  After 1 hour,  spread on a tray to cool.  Great for kids’ party!


You will need:
         2    Cups strawberries  (or chopped honeydew,  melon,  cantaloupe,  pineapple or raspberries)
         1    Cup cold water
       1/3   Cup granulated sugar
        ¼    Cup lemon juice from concentrate
       10    3-ounce paper cups
       10    Wooden sticks

Place strawberries,  water,  sugar and lemon juice from concentrate in blender and blend until smooth.  Pour mixture into cups,  filling until almost full.  Place cups on tray and freeze 30 minutes or until just firm.  Place sticks in the middle of each cup.  Freeze until solid.  Remove from cups and serve.


You will need:
         1    Can tuna
        ½    Cup chopped celery
         1    Tablespoon lemon juice
        ¼    Cup  (light)  mayonnaise
               Salt and pepper to taste
         2    Eggs,  slightly beaten
        ½    Teaspoon salt
        ½    Teaspoon milk
         8    Slices wheat bread

Combine tuna,  celery,  mayonnaise,  lemon juice,  salt and pepper.   Spread mixture on 4 slices of bread.  Cut sandwich in half diagonally.

In a shallow dish,  combine eggs,  salt and milk and stir until well blended.  Have a griddle or frying pan greased and heating on the stove.  Dip sandwich halves,  one at a time,  in egg mixture,  turning to coat both sides.  Allow egg to drip off slightly.  Place on hot griddle  (or in pan).  Repeat until griddle is full.  Gently fry until brown,  turning sandwich once.  Enjoy!


You will need:
         5    Peeled oranges
         2    Cups pineapple juice
         2    Cups granulated sugar
         5    Bananas
               Juice of 2 lemons 
         1    12-ounce can frozen orange juice

Place oranges,  pineapple juice and sugar in a blender.  Blend until oranges are thoroughly chopped.   In a bowl,  mash bananas and add the lemon juice.  Add the contents of the blender and stir well.  In a pitcher,  mix the frozen orange juice with water as directed on the outside of the can.  Pour this juice into the bowl and blend well with the banana and orange mixture.  Fill paper cups or popsicle containers with this mixture and freeze.


You will need:
         2    Medium-size mangoes,  halved,  peeled,  pitted and cubed  (about 2 cups)
               (you can substitute with 4 ripe kiwis,  peeled and cubed,  or 2 cups blueberries)
         2    Tablespoons frozen fruit juice concentrate,  any flavor
         2    Cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
         8    3-ounce paper cups
         8    Foil squares

Combine mango and juice concentrate in blender.  Whirl until smooth.  Stir together  puree with yogurt in bowl.  Add sugar to taste if mixture is too tart.  Divide mixture evenly among paper cups.  Cover cups with foil squares.  Pierce foil with paring knife to make slit small enough to hold the popsicle stick upright.  Carefully insert stick through top of foil into yogurt mixture.  Freeze overnight or until solid.


You will need:
         1    Pound boneless,  skinless chicken breast,  trimmed of fat
       1½   Tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate,  thawed
       1½   Tablespoons Dijon mustard
       1½   Tablespoons  honey
         1    Teaspoon sesame oil
         ½   Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
                Salt to taste

Cut chicken into ¾-inch-wide strips.  Whisk together mustard,  orange-juice concentrate,  honey,  sesame oil and pepper in a bowl until smooth.  Add the chicken and toss to combine.  Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile,  preheat grill or broiler.  Lightly oil rack or coat with nonstick cooking spray.  Remove the chicken strips from the marinade,  discarding remaining marinade.  Grill or broil until no longer pink in the center,  2 to 3 minutes per side.  Season with salt and serve.

TIP:  Serve with carrot sticks and dip and this is truly a finger dish.  Kids will love it!


You will need:
         1    Package whole grain waffles
               Fresh fruit  (blueberries,  raspberries,  strawberries,  peaches,  grapes)

This is a healthy alternative to regular waffles.  Fix whole grain waffles according to directions on package and add any fresh fruit.  Ready!


You will need:
         6    Large baking apples
         ½   Cup raisins
         ½   Teaspoon  cinnamon
         ¼   Teaspoon  nutmeg
         ¾   Cup brown sugar
          1   Tablespoon butter

Wash and core apples,  then remove a 1 inch strip of peel;  around the middle of each apple;  place in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

Combine sugar, raisins,  cinnamon,  nutmeg and brown sugar in a small bowl;  fill the center of each apple and dot with ½ teaspoon of the butter.  Add just enough water to baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish;  bake,  uncovered,  at  350F for about 30 minutes,  or until apples are tender.

Baste with juices occasionally.  Serve warm  (with light whip cream).


You will need:
         1    Pound lean ground beef
         1    Chopped onion
        ½    Cup ketchup
         3    Tablespoons vinegar
         2    Tablespoons water
         1    Tablespoon brown sugar
         1    Tablespoon dry mustard
         1    Tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
        ¼    Teaspoon salt

Brown beef,  add rest of ingredients and cook over medium heat,  stirring occasionally,  for about 15 minutes.  Serve on toasted wheat buns.


You will need:
         1   Cup instant long grain rice,  uncooked
         1   Garlic clove  (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
         1   Cup water
         1   Cup frozen combination peas and carrots
         8   Ounces chicken breast,  cut into  ½ -inch thick cubes
         6   Green onions
         ½  Cup fresh bean sprouts or 1 can  (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts,  drained
         1   Tablespoon soy sauce

Bring water to a boil and press garlic into water with garlic press  (or add garlic powder).  Stir in rice and peas and carrots.  Remove from heat and cover with lid.  Let stand 5 minutes.   Cut chicken into  ½-inch cubes  (about 1½ cups).  Cut root end off green onions and thinly slice to make about  ½ cup.  Stir chicken,  green onions,  bean sprouts and soy sauce into rice mixture.  Return skillet to heat.  Cook,  uncovered,  over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until thoroughly heated,  stirring occasionally.  Serve with additional soy sauce,  if desired.

TIP:  Instead of chicken,  use 5 ounces frozen cooked large salad shrimp,  thawed,  or 8 ounces deli roast pork,  cut into  ½-inch thick pieces.


You will need:
         1   Cup vanilla soy milk  (light)
         ½  Cup apple juice  (no sugar added)
         ½  Cup orange juice (light)
         5   Ounces frozen  (organic)  strawberries,  or  (organic)  tropical fruit mix

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.  Serve immediately.  Add 1 scoop protein powder to ingredients,  if desired.



You will need:
         1   Package spice cake mix
         1   Large can pumpkin puree
         2   Teaspoons water
         1   Egg,  slightly beaten

Add all ingredients in bowl;  mix thoroughly.  Put in greased muffin pan  (or use paper cups).  Bake at 400F until top springs back at touch,  about 25 minutes.  If desired,  top with frosting.


You will need:
         2   Thick pork chops  (or more)
         ½  Cup plain yogurt
         2   Tablespoons apricot preserves  (sugar free)
         1   Teaspoon marjoram

Brown pork chops in pan.  Mix ingredients and put on browned chops.  Bake uncovered at 375F for about 40 minutes.


You will need:
         2   Cups raisins
         2   Cups water
         1   Cup applesauce  (no sugar added)
         2   Eggs
         4   Teaspoons sweetener   (Splenda or equivalent)
         ¾  Cup olive oil
         1   Teaspoon baking soda
         2   Cups flour
         1¼ Teaspoon ground cinnamon
         ½   Teaspoon nutmeg
         ¼   Teaspoon salt

Cook raisins in water.  Drain.  Add applesauce,  eggs,  sweetener,  and oil.  Mix dry ingredients,  blend into raisin mixture.  Bake in greased  12x9x2 pan at 350F for 45 minutes.


You will need:
         1   Tablespoon brown sugar
         ¼  Cup quick-cooking tapioca
         2½Cup orange juice
         1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
                Dash salt
          2   Teaspoons Graham Cracker crumbs

In 2-quart pan mix orange juice,  tapioca,  brown sugar,  cinnamon,  salt.  Let stand for 5 minutes over medium heat;  then heat mixture to boiling,  stirring frequently.  Remove,  let stand for 20 minutes,  stir.  Spoon into 6 small dessert cups,  refrigerate for several hours.  To serve,  top each with Graham Cracker crumbs.  This dessert has only 80 calories per serving!


You will need:
         1   Pound lean ground beef
         1   Onion,  chopped
         1   Large can tomato sauce
        ¼   Package of egg noodles
              Shredded cheese

Boil noodles until partially done.  Meanwhile,  brown meat and onion in olive oil.  Layer meat,  noodles in four layers,  starting with noodles.  Pour tomato sauce over mixture,  using a spoon to work it into layers.  Top with shredded cheese.  Bake at 350F for about 35 minutes,  or until lightly brown.  Serve with green salad and crackers,  if desired. 

TIP:  Add  ½ cup peas or mixed vegetables,  chopped celery,  sliced mushrooms,  if desired.
         Increase sauce if mixture is too dry.  It should be very moist.


You will need:
         ½  Cup peanut butter
         ½  Cup honey
         ¾  Cup non-fat dried milk
         ½  Cup rice crispies
         ½  Cup raisins

Put all ingredients into bowl.  Mix well.  Roll into small balls.  Chill for 1 hour.  Makes about 20 treats.


You will need:
         1   Jar applesauce   (or pineapple sauce),  preferably organic and unsweetened
         1   Container Cool Whip topping

Pour fruit in pan,  spread topping over top,  cover and freeze.  Cut frozen squares into any shape  (will cut better if allowed to warm up for few minutes.


You will need:
         1   Cup bananas,  sliced
         1   Cup fruit cocktail,  drained
         1   Cup mini marshmallows
         1   Cup crushed pineapple,  drained
         1   Cup sour cream or plain yogurt  (fat-free)

Mix all ingredients well.  Chill for 1 hour or longer.  Serve cold.


You will need:
         7   Large bananas,  peeled and cut crosswise in half
         2   Cups Golden Graham cereal,  finely crushed
         2   Containers  (6 ounces each) strawberry yogurt  (fat-free)
        14  Wooden sticks  (for icecream)  with rounded ends

Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Place yogurt in shallow bowl.  Carefully insert wooden stick into cut end of each banana half.  Roll each banana in yogurt,  then sprinkle with cereal.  Place on cookie sheet.  Freeze about 2 hours or until firm.  Cover tightly and keep frozen.  Makes 14 treats.


You will need:
         8   Pieces fresh pineapple  (about  3x1 inch),  (or  ½ slice of canned pineapple)
         ¼  Cup pineapple juice or orange juice
         ¾  Cup shredded coconut,  toasted
         8   Wooden skewers

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Insert wooden skewer into narrow end of each piece of pineapple.  Dip pineapple into juice,  then roll in coconut,  coating completely.  Place on cookie sheet.  Cover and freeze 1 to 2 hours or until firm.  Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.  (You can prepare and freeze the pineapple up to one week ahead of time.  For an interesting display,  poke pineapple skewers in an orange).

TIP:  To toast coconut,  bake uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan in a 350F oven 5 to 7 minutes,
         stirring occasionally,  until golden brown.



You will need:
         1   Pound ground turkey
         1   Package taco seasoning mix
         1   Jar  (16 oz)  salsa
         8   Flour tortillas  (6 to 7 inches)
         2   Cups  (8 oz) shredded cheese,  skim,  any kind
         1   Green onion  (sliced)
         4   Cups shredded iceberg lettuce
        ½   Cup sour cream,  low-fat or fat-free

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray bottom and side of glass baking dish with vegetable oil.  Place ground turkey in frying pan,  cook and stir over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink,  breaking turkey into small crumbles.  Add taco mix and amount of water directed on package.  Continue cooking according to package directions.  Remove pan from heat.  Stir in 1 cup of the salsa.

Arrange 4 tortillas in bottom and up side of glass baking dish  (tortillas will overlap on bottom of dish,  but not all of the area on the side of the dish will be covered).  Spoon turkey mixture evenly over tortillas.  Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese.  Slice green onion and sprinkle half of the onion over cheese.  Top with remaining 4 tortillas,  overlapping tortillas slightly to create a scalloped edge effect.  Press tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese and onion.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove dish from oven and let stand for about 5 minutes.  Cut into wedges.  Serve taco wedges over shredded lettuce and top with sour cream.


You will need:
         1   Package pita bread  (whole grain)
         1   Jar pizza or spaghetti sauce
              Toppings as desired  (pepperoni,  peppers,  mushrooms,  spinach etc.)
         1   Package shredded mozzarella cheese,  low-fat

Top pita bread with sauce and your choice of toppings and  shredded cheese.  Bake in oven or toaster oven until cheese melts.


You will need:
         2   Tablespoons finely chopped green or red bell pepper  (or combination of both)
         1   Package  (7½ to 8½ oz) corn muffin mix  (plus ingredients to make muffins)
         ½  Cup thawed frozen corn or canned corn,  drained

Preheat oven to 350F.  Place paper liners in cups of mini-muffin pan or spray cups with nonstick cooking spray.   Finely chop peppers.   In medium bowl,  prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions.  Stir in bell pepper and corn.  Fill muffin cups with mixture about  ¾ full.  Bake 12 to 13 minutes  (do not overbake).  Remove muffin pan from oven and put muffins on cooling rack.  Serve warm.


You will need:
         ½   Cup quinoa,  rinsed
          1   Cup water
          1   Can black beans  (15 oz)
          4   Large corn or flour tortillas
          ¾  Cup grated Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese

Measure the quinoa and water into a small saucepan.  Bring the quinoa to a boil.  Reduce to a slow simmer,  cover,  and cook for 15 minutes until the water is fully absorbed.  Set the pan aside.  In a separate saucepan,  warm up black beans over low-medium heat.  Warm a cast-iron skillet over high heat.

Place a tortilla in the skillet until barely warm,  then flip.  Spoon about  ¼ of the cooked quinoa and black beans over half the tortilla.  Sprinkle about  ¼ of the cheese over the black beans.  Fold the top of the tortilla down.  Cook for about 1 minute on one side.  Flip and cook for another minute.  Repeat with remaining tortillas  Serve with green salad,  if desired.     





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