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Starting my morning on a positive note...



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How I start my day is important...I would say I start it off with a diet Mountain Dew, however, I have gone cold turkey. No more "dew" for me! So my next "start" is grabbing a cup of ice tea or coffee! This is just a personal "starter" after that alarm rings.

I know that if things are orderly and planned out that my mornings go much smoother!

Even those nights that I am so tired...I get "ready" what I can for the morning. So then I can give more attention to my kid's breakfast. Even those days that we have cereal or toast, it is important to me that I include fruit or another healthy side with protein and vitamins.


I would love to say that I always serve a "healthy" breakfast but that just isn't so but planning ahead gives me a much better success rate than no planning at all. I try hard not to fall into the "Mommy guilt" but when my kids are short "changed" on breakfast I feel bad. So I try to get up at least 20 minutes before them to get myself ready and then able to "attack" the day with my kids starting at the breakfast table.

How do you start your day on "positive" note?

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111 comments:

  1. I try to thank the Lord, for another day. And usually, on my morning run...I just try to think of what my day has ahead, and let some of the stress go...early!

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  2. I tell myself over and over again that today will be a great day! (sometimes it works and sometimes not so much). LOL! I also try to think what my day will be like and tell my girls what to expect from the day (school, after school, etc) so surprises are kept to a minimum and life runs a little more smoothly. (at least most days).

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  3. Some mornings, my positive note is a run on the treadmill before the kids are up. Which means I'm up too early--but the endorphins and sweat are like medicine to my soul!
    beana619 at gmail.com

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  4. Well, I always talk to God about my troubles and my blessings. Then, Brittany gives me a call each morning, which always puts a smile on my face. After we're done, I hop in the treadmill and go for a run...helps me to de-stress!

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  5. In the first moments as I wake I try to think of what I'm grateful for.
    adrianecoros(st)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Eating a good breakfast starts my day off on a positive note :)

    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Morning is my favorite time of day. I rise early, full of creative energy, grab a cup of coffee and head out the door to enjoy the quiet, glad to be able to hear nature around me before the rest of the neighborhood comes to life.

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  8. I have a cup of coffee and Special K cereal!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.
    adennispac@yahoo.com

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  9. I always lay in the bed for an extra five minutes and get my thoughts together and listen to my kids moving around and joking and that always brightens my day
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  10. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/25172799789
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  11. I don't enjoy waking up but I usually don't until the kids come in my room. But then I'll take my younger two and get some yummy snuggle time in. It helps get my day started right.

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  12. I start out by getting up an hour earlier than the kids and getting their stuff ready for school. Then I sit down to breakfast with them and talk about the day's events before giving them a big hug and getting them on the school bus.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  13. We get as much stuff prepped the night before as we can [backpack and snack packed, clothes laid out] so that the morning goes more smoothly. It's still no picnic, but it helps!

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  14. I try to be nice and speak softly in the mornings. It sets the tone for the day for me and my wife and kids.

    Scott

    covereddish@centurytel.net

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  15. I wake up thirty minutes early so I can have some time to myself before kids wake up!

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  16. I pray in my car every morning on the way to work--can't get much more positive than that!!!

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  17. http://twitter.com/fostertam/status/25247352617

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  18. Most mornings I do my best not to nag my daughter to hurry up and get ready...we try waking up about 15 minutes earlier so we have plenty of time to relax and get ready to go.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  19. I am a morning person so I am up before anyone else and have my bowl of cereal in peace and quiet. I can look forward to each new day and the joys and challenges it will bring

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  20. I have two small boys, so there is no possible way to ENSURE that the day starts off on a positive note. Little boys are prone to be unreasonable about the silliest things (I didn't want ketchup on my sandwich today, or a fight to brush their teeth). I try to stay on our tight schedule - not leaving much room for negotiation. Get them up and out the door quickly and efficiently. Avoid conflict. Never try to make any important decisions (like if a they can have a playdate this weekend) during our morning routine. Most important of all, we start with a kiss and hug!

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  21. A positve note to start the day-I get everyone's clothes out the night before, and my hubby is the one to get the coffee going (...that is my positive note!). I MUST have coffee to start the day, or I feel like I am in a fog!

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  22. I try to avoid listening to the news other than the weather first thing in the morning to start on a positive note.

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  23. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/25276889517

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  24. I start off with prayer and then I have breakfast with my daughter and we chat about having great expectations for the day!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  25. tweet
    http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/25283556106
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  26. I start by trying to be quiet in the morning to meditate!
    kmassman gmail

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  27. Coffee. It almost washes away all the negativity.
    shutterboo at gmail dot com

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  28. Do as much as possible the night before… clothes laid out, papers signed, bookbag ready, lunch or lunch money ready, etc. etc.

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  29. Well, first off, I try to get up before they do so I'm more awake when they leap from the bed, ready to take on the world. Then, I read to The Kids at breakfast. We have a short devotional (from this book called the “Did You Know…Devotions for Kids”that is AWESOME!) and then I read a chapter from whatever book we’re going through at the time. Currently, it’s the Great Illustrated Classics version of Around the World in 80 Days.

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  30. I wake up and do stretches I figured getting the blood flowing and the body ready for the days strenuous activities :) I try to wake up early to avoid the mad stressful morning rush to get ready hehe :)

    abitnerdygirl *at* gmail dot com

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  31. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/abitnerdy/status/25322611023 :)

    abitnerdygirl *at* gmail dot com

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  32. It's a secret how I start the day off on a positive note!
    bikeohio(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. http://twitter.com/bikeohio/status/25323424284
    Tweeted!

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  34. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/25345364609

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  35. I walk 2.5 miles, shower, eat a protein enriched breakfeast and no caffine

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  36. tweet http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/25353281322

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  37. i check my favorite coupon and samples site and sign up for some samples :D
    songyueyu at gmail

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  38. i tweeted http://twitter.com/syytta/status/25360689465

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  39. coffee or i'm a bear!
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  40. Having enough sleep the night before makes my mornings so much better,

    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

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  41. My day goes smoothly when I start in prayer. I need to do it more!

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  42. http://twitter.com/leahforlove/status/25373651193

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  43. I could eat a box of cereal every day. Instead, I try to limit myself to 1 bowl and some fruit. Coffee is always involved.

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  44. I like to start my day out with a protein packed breakfast of 1/2 c. cottage cheese, fruit and cereal. Then it's off to the gym for me!

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  45. I don't start work until 1:00 in the afternoon, so I love sleeping in until 10:00 or so, then enjoying lots of leisurely time over coffee and breakfast.

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  46. I start my morning on a positive note by petting my cats as soon as I wake up! Then it's on to Diet Pepsi, although like you, I've gone cold turkey too!

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  47. Strarting the day on a positive note requires being organized, having a checklist of things that have to be done, and having it all done the night before if possible.
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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  48. I posted about this on my blog!
    http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/p/kelloggs-moms-breakfast-club.html
    HobartsMama {at} aol.com

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  49. I try to wake up early enough that we don't have to rush too much in the morning. We all get cranky if we are in a hurry!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  50. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/25458080727
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  51. we start our day off with cereal with fruit in it. days are getting busy in the mornings with a kindergartener around, but its fun!!
    kgierlack@gmail.com

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  52. We always share a hug, kiss, and a stretch! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I try to get out of bed at least an hour before my children usually do and take time to prepare myself for the day.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  54. I always get the kids clothes and backpack ready the night before so I don't have to mess with it early in the mornings. That actually makes a huge difference in running a smooth day. I make a simple, but healthy breakfast on school days while kids get dressed. Then they eat, brush teeth, get kisses and hugs, and off to school! Another great day marked down!

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  55. tweeted with url
    http://twitter.com/mandmvaught/status/25480291472

    mandmvaught@centurylink.net

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  56. I get up 1/2 before my children to get myself dressed and get breakfast ready. I don't like to be rushed so I like that extra time. I also eat a healthy breakfast to start the day.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  57. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/25535038966

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  58. I have had a pretty negative outlook on my OWN life due to illness in the past years, but I try every day to be SUNNY even though I dont feel like it on the inside. Kids do need to have positive outlooks and I try to just be as much that way in conversation and tone as possible in the mornings, as they all head out. It is chaotic in the mornings with everyone heading out, but i always, ALWAYS say have a great day and I love you's to all the kids and hubby. I know if makes them feel secure and loved and THAT is the best thing you can feed your children at any age...at any time of life!

    thanks!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  59. i tweeted this promotion too!

    http://twitter.com/2sic2mooov/status/25537060338

    thanks!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  60. I try to make sure I give my hubby a kiss before I leave the house. angiewith3 at live dot com

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  61. RT'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/25537325318
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  62. To make sure my day starts right - A smiling baby, a kiss from my hubby, a small prayer and a huge cup of coffee!

    Melanie
    mel2266@gmail.com

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  63. I get up 2 hours before I have to leave so I can wake up and enjoy beakfast and just chill before I have to leave.
    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  64. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/marybug2/status/25546577180
    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  65. I start the day off with some oatmeal for me and a egg for my Little Bit from his Nana’s farm!

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  66. I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/25550802813

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

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  67. i start out on a positive note by having a cup of coffee

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  68. I TRY TO REMIND MYSELF OF HOW LUCKY AND GRATEFUL I AM WHEN COMPARED TO THOSE LIVING ON THE STREET OR IN POVERTY kytah00@yahoo.com

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  69. ALSO TWITTERED http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/25556051937 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  70. Definitely have to have that cup of coffee and a bite to eat, lately I've been on a piece of whole grain toast with peanut butter.

    I also try to think of positive things or something funny that will put a smile on my face

    vlbsweeps at gmail dot com

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  71. tweet http://twitter.com/vlbsweeps/status/25566682382
    vlbsweeps at gmail dot com

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  72. I do my best to wake up in the morning with a thankful attitude. Thankful for being alive for another day, thankful for what I have, and what the Lord has provided for me. Staying positive.

    Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

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  73. Just love these Kellogg's Giveaways!!!!!!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  74. Tweeted for you!!!!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com
    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/25590676349

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  75. I never let anybody leave the house without a kiss and a hug.

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  76. I never let anybody leave the house without a kiss and a hug.

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  77. I go for a walk first thing in the morning - it makes the whole day seem better.


    bsw529 at gmail dot com

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  78. I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/25602630589

    bsw529 at gmail dot com

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  79. Coffee for me, breakfast for the kiddos, and a written note from me in their lunchbag :)

    Thanks!
    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  80. I tweeted the giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/25605330047

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  81. Saying good morning with a smile and eating a delicious and healthy breakfast such as oatmeal or cereal with fruit :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  82. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/25606572364

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  83. I take some time for myself to curl my hands around a warm cup of coffee with milk and take a few good sips.

    Thanks!

    friendliestghost at gmail dot com

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  84. I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/?status=.%3A+Starting+my+morning+on+a+positive+note...+http%3A%2F%2Fshellinyourpocketreviews.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F09%2Fstarting-my-morning-on-positive-note.html%3Fspref%3Dtw#!/doppeldeer/status/25613477171

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  85. There is very little positive about morning for the most part. However, a nice hot cup strong black tea with milk in my favorite cup does seem to really help make the mornings more bearable.

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  86. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/swisspotluck/status/25625499549

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  87. Tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/25628273515
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. We always say I love you before leaving the house to start out on a positive note!

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  89. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/25634830328

    Thanks!

    :-D

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  90. coffee is the way to morning enlightenment! :-)

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  91. I start off my day on a positive note by having a warm cup of coffee and reading my newspaper.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  92. http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/25637713762

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  93. After having kids, I started really enjoying getting up before the rest of the family. It's so peaceful. I get a load of clothes in the washer, savor a cup of coffee and check the email.
    tjandbcd at optonline.net

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  94. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/bettycd/status/25646196057

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  95. To start my morning out right, I do some stretches and deep breathing before my feet even hit the floor, then drink lots of green tea and listen to NPR!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  96. Tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/glasscastle/status/25654750141
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  97. I start my kids off with a healthy breakfast and an I Love you. uheeter at comcast.net

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  98. I start off my day by laying in bed and decompressing before letting my feet actually hit the floor. My 2 year old watches TV in his room (quietly) so I am able to get 15 minutes of me time in the morning!

    newmommyin08 AT yahoo DOT com

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  99. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/royaldixie/status/25683784658

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  100. Breakfast is always served; music is always listened to or sung; and everyone is told just how fantastic they are.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  101. Snooze button, coffee and patience! In that order.

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  102. http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/25689603939

    Thank you!

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  103. My family starts their day off with a bowl of rice krispies or corn flakes and some sort of fruit--That's a perfect way to begin each day!! :)

    marci
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  104. I start off the day by thanking God for being alive
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  105. http://twitter.com/rsmc1/status/25703136126
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  106. I enjoy sitting in my favorite chair & having the sunlight shining in the window while I soak in the word from the Son of God...my personal devotions help to start my day right!

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  107. http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/25718362936

    tweet

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  108. i try to start each morning off well aleast 10 mins of me just to think and relax because i woke up the kids

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  109. i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/25735754141

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  110. I am not much of a morning person so a Dew to start my day makes it much more positive.

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  111. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjudy04/status/25740460157

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