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    Thanks for your comment and for the encouragement!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    2788 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Kids are great, my son encourages me often & it means the WORLD to me. He is the healthiest family member w/o much effort, but when he notices how hard we are working he is very supportive.

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    2789 days ago
    You might enjoy this. I received it via email. Unknown author.

    This is AWESOME ... something we should all remember.

    A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

    His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.

    As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

    I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

    Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.'

    'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied.
    Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.
    Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it.

    'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.
    Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life.

    Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in.

    So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!

    Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.

    I am still depositing.

    'Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
    1. Free your heart from hatred.
    2. Free your mind from worries.
    3. Live simply.
    4. Give more.
    5. Expect less.
    So send it right now!
    Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.

    2790 days ago
    I try to be mindful in my food choices..sometimes I blow it. I didn't even blog about the next day after the things I did tell about!!! But Monday, I got back on track. You must be doing something right since you have lost twice as much as me on SP! (Actually, I have gained and relost weight...ugh).

    Anyway, I try to make conscious choices. Some days I just don't care or can't seem to keep things under control..but I try never to let that become a regular attitude. After all, My life and the quality of my life depends upon each choice I make. YOURS, TOO. You can do it!!
    2790 days ago
    We've been missing you at the BuGS Red group! We hope you'll join us again soon. emoticon
    2798 days ago
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