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WHY I WON'T BE AROUND MUCH

Monday, July 02, 2012

TO ALL OF MY SPARK FRIENDS

What a busy and delightful time for me. emoticon
I am jumping for joy with all of the things that are happening in my life.
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Saturday
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Sunday
A couple who had pastored a church in Louisiana and I visited them each year but had not seen them for 5 years were to be in the neighboring town ministering so I played hooky from my church to go where they were ministering. emoticon
I left someone teaching my Spanish Sunday School class and notified the pastor and went with his blessing. I have always said everyone else takes a vacation but me, I am always there so I took a one day vacation. I so enjoyed the day and had lunch with the pastors of the church and my friends.

Saturday night I could not sleep as I had heard bad news from a great inspirational emoticon but prayed for him and God also spoke to me. Usually I don't remember the next day what God speaks but this I did remember.

Today I am expecting a friend to come in from out of town who will leave Wednesday. Am expecting a great time. emoticon

Then Wednesday p.m. my house cleaner comes.

Just wanted everyone to know I am still on the emoticon and have not abandoned anyone.

God bless you. Have a great 4th. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Irene

  
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DIDMIS 7/6/2012 10:37AM

    I am back everyone. Company left Wednesday afternoon.

Everyone who knows Monty please pray for him.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 7/6/2012 10:35AM

  emoticon emoticonThis sounds like so much fun and life is meant to be enjoyed and celebrated especially with people that you love and care for. emoticon emoticonSo, enjoy having fun. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CUSH1932 7/4/2012 6:46PM

    Enjoy and I hope you had a great time!!!! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 7/3/2012 11:57PM

    What a wonderful time spending time with friends! Enjoy!

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NDTEACHER1 7/3/2012 11:43PM

    Enjoy your time with your friends and take care of yourself, Irene.

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JUDITHANNIE 7/3/2012 7:33AM

    enjoy, you deserve it, hope you continue to enjoy life to the fullest emoticon

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YJNANA 7/2/2012 10:46PM

    You indeed do deserve a vacation, your always there for Everyone, and we all apprecidate it :)

Have fun

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MONTY68 7/2/2012 10:27PM

    emoticon what a great blog Irene, You have a wonderful way of explaining and informing us of things coming up in life. I am excited for you and the events coming up.

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MJ7DM33 7/2/2012 10:18PM

  Happy 4th!!!

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LKWQUILTER 7/2/2012 9:24PM

    Have a good time Irene and this will just be a little "vacation" for you even if it is mainly at home with friends. (((HUGS)))

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RAWHIDE64 7/2/2012 7:24PM

    Enjoy yourself Irene. You deserve it.

Lew

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JUDITHWITHROW 7/2/2012 6:21PM

    Sounds like a great time.

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MNNSAIDE 7/2/2012 5:42PM

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NEW-CAZ 7/2/2012 5:31PM

    Have a wonderful time Irene! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 7/2/2012 5:14PM

    You have yourself a good time. We will all be here when you get time.
Living and laughing is what you should be doing, we love yea Irene.

Hugs Mary

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LMMIMI 7/2/2012 5:08PM

    We will be heere when you come back. - Have a wonderful coming days. emoticon emoticon

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DEPAULGIRL09 7/2/2012 5:02PM

    Have a wonderful week Irene!

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PICKIE98 7/2/2012 4:55PM

    You were led to go there, it was His plan for you,, keep going on HIS path!!!

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CAROLYNVIL 7/2/2012 4:01PM

    Have a great 4th of July!

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HEALTHYSLIM2 7/2/2012 3:48PM

    Irene - I LOVE your outlook, and the always great reminder that when we need some support, all we have to do is call on God. :-) Through Him we find our peace and our joy.
Have a terrific week with your friends, and congratulations on taking that day off from Sunday School! It is important that as servants we don't lose sight of the other things in life, like taking a much-deserved day of rest for ourselves. Sometimes it is easy to let serving take over, and that is not good either.
Happy 4th! May God shower you with His blessings!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/2/2012 3:41PM

    May your week be filled with blessings as you have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!!


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CROWLEY123 7/2/2012 3:11PM

    So great to hear of happy times. You have a great week, and a wonderful holiday, and enjoy your time with all your friends!! TTFN!

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HAPPYMOM8 7/2/2012 2:22PM

    IF ANYONE EVER NEEDED A MINI VACATION, IT IS YOU, IRENE. ENJOY YOUR WHOLE WEEK AND A LITTLE INDEPENDENCE OF YOUR OWN MAKING!
WE LOVE YOU AND WILL BE WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU WHEN YOU GET BACK.
HUGS, PAT

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JSALERNO 7/2/2012 2:15PM

    HAVE A GREAT 4TH

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SLENDERELLA61 7/2/2012 1:46PM

    Just great, Irene! You live your life and come back to Sparks when you have time. Always put your real life first. Take care, Marsha

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 7/2/2012 1:43PM

    Have a happy and fulfilling week Irene. Happy 4th of July! God Bless You!

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DIDMIS 7/2/2012 1:30PM

    Martha, if I don't post I have a lot of people worrying about me.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.

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NUTINFANCY 7/2/2012 1:25PM

  Just wishing you a happy holiday and week with your friends! Everyone needs time off without having to explain it but I'm glad to know you are doing so well.
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HAPPYSOUL91 7/2/2012 1:02PM

    Enjoy your week

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SPARKFRAN514 7/2/2012 12:59PM

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Enjoy the your fun filled week

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 7/2/2012 12:47PM

    have an awesome great week, you beautiful lady, your friends are as much blessed with your presence as you are with them, God is so good
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TEXASFILLY 7/2/2012 12:43PM

    I love hearing how your life is so rich and full and blessed! *hugs* Happy 4th to y'all, dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWANATOPIA 7/2/2012 12:41PM

    God bless you Irene and have a safe Holiday!



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GLORYB2014 7/2/2012 12:22PM

    Whew, you do have a busy life and seems it is extra busy right now Irene.
Thanks for letting us know that you won't be around much this week, we worry when we don't see you.

I know you're in direct contact with Monty's son and hope you will keep us posted on how Monty is, he has been such a great friend and always willing to help anyone. He's always faithful and true.

I pray the word you received from God was a good one, beautiful that you remembered what it was!

Have one big, great time with your friend from now till Wednesday . . . you deserve this time!
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DON'T GET CAUGHT IN THIS SCAM

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just in case you get a call like this BEWARE. I hope everyone reads this.

The other day my house cleaner came. We always greet each other with a
"How are you". She said I am very sad and she was weepy.

She had been saving money for something special. Wednesday (July the 4th) is her birthday. After asking her what happened she said she received a phone call. This woman asked her if she would like a box of really nice clothes and said they only cost $440.00. Then she told me they were things like a lot of t-shirts and summer pants. LOL you can get a lot of clothes like that for $440.00 a lot of places. She talked to her husband and he was in agreement. LOL so when she talked to the lady again she told her to send them and she sent the money sight unseen.

When the box arrived it was a box of ugly smelling perfumes she said so she called the lady and she said if you send $440.00 more I will send you the clothes.

Well this time she said she would pay after they arrived. The UPS arrived and he had a little tiny box. She said it was supposed to be a large box of clothes. He said mam there is nothing in this box and let her lift it. They shook it and nothing at all was in it so she refused it . Now she is out $440.00.

I said "How many houses do you have to clean to make that much money". I felt so sorry for her and she said she learned an expensive lesson.

Today I started cleaning out my closet, which I wanted to do anyway. I had already given her 2 blouses sometime ago and she uses them with pants as a uniform as she is tall and the blouses were too long for me but just right for her.



  
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/30/2012 4:27PM

  Some people love money more then people.

I wish I had the money I would give it back to her in a way she could not refuse to take it with some brand new clothes she could wear to make her feel happier.

I hope she isn;t too sad over this tragic mistake she made.

We all live and learn. No one was born knowing how to live and what to be careful of as it takes time and living and experience.

It just hurts my heart to see people get hurt over someone else's love of money and not caring who they hurt to get it.

thanks for sharing this Irene.

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JUDITHANNIE 6/29/2012 7:55AM

    People can be so ruthless. It's sad someone would take advantage of someone like tat. Thanks for letting us know and how nice of you for giving her clothes you no longer use or need. Wish her a happy birthday and tell her to try to enjoy anyway........ emoticon

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REDBUD1 6/28/2012 10:18PM

    It's sad to think someone could do this. I'm sure she appreciated your sharing blouses, etc. with her. She learned an expensive lesson. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 6/28/2012 9:41PM

    bless her heart. Some of us are too trusting and naive. I lost $4000. in jewelery and coins and suspect it was my former housekeeper. So I guess it works both ways. I am sad for her and bless you for sharing the blouses.

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MJ7DM33 6/28/2012 9:05PM

  emoticon Thanks for the heads up!!!

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HAPPYMOM8 6/28/2012 7:38PM

    Sad story!
It is hard to believe people are that trusting of strangers . Just from watching the news we should all know of the low life out there .
Hopefully the lesson was learned, the hard way!
Pat

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SUGARPUNK52 6/28/2012 5:53PM

  Sorry to hear about your cleaning lady.It's sad that the world has so many willing to take advantage of others.GOD bless.

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NDTEACHER1 6/28/2012 5:52PM

    That's terrible. What is wrong with people to be this dishonest? I keep getting offers to loan me $1,000. They are not professional looking emails and every day I get at least 5-10 from different people. It says I can click on a link to unsubscribe but I am scared to click on anything then send me. I contacted my internet company and the I.T. told me to do this but I got the feeling he didn't care if it infected my computer so I just keep deleting them and hope they stop.

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NUTINFANCY 6/28/2012 5:34PM

  Scammers look for older people, like we are all gullible????
Three times in one week younger guys in trucks would stop and ask if we would like asphalt they had left over from another job, no way! This is an old scam, the price is probably high, the asphalt is probably inferior and they just might not have enough to finish the job but we'll be right back. YEAH!

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RAINBOWMF 6/28/2012 5:30PM

    Irene, I am sorry, I read stuff like this not believing anyone can be taken for money in such a scam--- I guess I have seen too much in my life time, I trust no one.

Never would I pay for something I did not have in my hands.

Did your house keeper report this scam? I hope so.

Irene see if you could do a little collection of clothing from your church for her.

Hugsssss Mary

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MOM4407 6/28/2012 5:14PM

    These scammers are smart. They know who to call and what to say to get them to give up the money. Does your cleaning lady have a place to sell used clothes?

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KINEPS 6/28/2012 4:48PM

    How sad. Some people are just such jerks . . . taking advantage of others. I hope she can manage to have a happy birthday in spite of this incident.



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SLENDERELLA61 6/28/2012 3:45PM

    Thanks for the warning. So sorry.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/28/2012 3:39PM

    There's too many people out there nowadays ready to scam people. It's like the people that try to hire someone to fix something on there house. ... they pay half up front and then when the person comes to do the job they say they need more money and then more and then more and the job never gets completed but the people are out thousands of dollars. I had an estimate done recently by a guy. LOL he never called me back with the estimate because he knew that I knew he was out to scam me. He had said that he would want half up front because he needed gas to drive around. The half up front is supposed to be for parts.

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NELLIEC 6/28/2012 3:36PM

    I tend to distrust all phone calls wanting money!

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DIDMIS 6/28/2012 3:13PM

    Gloria and all she told me she would never do that and thought everyone was like her.

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JSALERNO 6/28/2012 2:39PM

    I HATE HEARING STORIES LIKE THAT. I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE FEEL THE RIGHT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS.

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GLORYB2014 6/28/2012 1:51PM

    It is really sad that people are taken advantage of Irene, your cleaning woman has a trustful heart to send money to someone she doesn't know for things that she hasn't seen!
I agree that if it seems too good to be true then it usually isn't true!

It's kind of you to give her some of your clothes. You are a very kind hearted person!
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LKWQUILTER 6/28/2012 1:44PM

    I see those things on the computer too and delete them as scams. Also we get phone calls for gas money to go "home" or to "fix" their car and then you see them eating at local restaurant. Do I give them anything--"no." I have offered food but do not give money. Sorry she got scammed. ((HUGS))

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MNNICE 6/28/2012 1:31PM

    The "grandchild in trouble" seems to be rampant everywhere and so many have been victim of it. THere are so many scams, so many who steal identities, credit card numbers, etc. It's sad that it has come to that we can't trust anyone anymore.

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SCOTMAMA 6/28/2012 1:21PM

    I can't imagine anyone being so naive as to pay $440 for a box of used clothes. There are stores all over offering "Designer Used Clothing" so you can pick and choose what is appropriate for YOU. And everyone knows used clothing is not worth much. It has also occurred to me, like TERRIMMIX said, where she hoped you might reach in your pocket and give her a few extra dollars or some of your own clothing.

It is easy to see you are a very compassionate person, and it's hard to see a friend taken advantage of. It's natural instinct to reach out and try to make it better. But if it has taught her a lesson, then it wasn't for nothing.

Send up a prayer for her to not be tempted by offers (especially over the phone).
God Bless You!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/28/2012 12:58PM

    That is so sad, Ifeel so much for her,

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DEPAULGIRL09 6/28/2012 12:45PM

    It's so sad that people take advantage of others that way. I'm sorry she went through that.

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CAROLYNVIL 6/28/2012 12:44PM

    so sorry for your friends loss. I receive scams all the time in my email, I just delete them.if it's too good to be true it isn't.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/28/2012 12:27PM

    It is sad that there are people in this world who would take advantage of others.

I always say that if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

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DIDMIS 6/28/2012 12:14PM

    TERRIMMIX and all I have known this girl for years and I have been wanting to clean out my closet for a long time and am only giving her things I can't or don't want to wear. I am afraid most of them are not shorts or t-shirts and most of them were given to me by a friend when she and I were both losing weight and I was still a little ahead of her.
I have had a lot of scam messages on the computer which I don't answer as I know they are scam.
Irene

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TERRIMMIX 6/28/2012 12:05PM

    Maybe it's just my suspicious nature but it's also possible that you being such a nice lady and she knows you have nice things that you could give her if she was in a tight spot (like being ripped off by someone else).

It just seems odd to me that someone would agree to pay $440 for clothes when they're cleaning houses and pinching pennies and especially that her husband would agree. When I had a husband, he would gripe at $40 bucks for clothes much less $440.

Be careful just in case and don't give her anything but old clothes that you truly don't need any longer. Also, let her know about any second hand clothing stores in your area. There was a time I did all my shopping there and probably dressed as well as I do now truth be told. :-)

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/28/2012 11:59AM

    I have become much less naive about scams after learning some hard lessons. Last week I received a text message saying that I had been randomly selected to win a free IPAD touch. I knew it had to be a scam so I did not pursue it. Then a few minutes later my husband got the exact same text. LOL. We of course ignored his text as well. It is just so hard to believe that people are out there deliberately coming up with scams all the time. What a waste of time. Their hearts must be filled with evil to prey on so many innocent, trusting people. My heart goes out to your friend.

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TEXASFILLY 6/28/2012 11:50AM

    I'm so sorry about your friend's loss, Irene. I hope she's learned her expensive lesson. Hopefully she will seek to file criminal charges against this charlatan. Thank you for notifying us about yet another scam. God bless~ *hugs* BB~

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GRACEISENUF 6/28/2012 11:10AM

    What a sad scam to pull on someone. That person as you well know did not get away with anything because God saw it and vengeance is the Lords.

How kind of you to go through your closet to bless her.

* I had a dear elderly friend of mine call the other day from Florida and she told me she received a phone call from a male voice on the other end that said, "Grandma, I really need your help, I need you to send me some money". She immediately knew it was a scam as she only has a few grandchildren and distinctly knows their voices. She said I am going to report you and the caller abruptly hung up. I am so glad she recognized the scam.

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BBONET 6/28/2012 11:09AM

    Bless your heart for helping her out!! It might seem funny but to many people get scam and don't even realize it! I sure hope everyone reads this, thanks for sharing!

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LINDAKAY228 6/28/2012 11:08AM

    How sad. There are just so many scams out there. I feel so bad for her!

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HUGS DO A WORLD OF GOOD

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HUGS
My mother gave me this years ago. I love it and when I was going through some papers I found it.
She used to come down to visit me 3 or 4 months a year during the winter and we enjoyed each other so much.
Her favorite thing to do down here was to go to the farmer's market. She bought fruit and veggies and took some to a neighbor. This is what she did when we were kids and we grew a garden. Her only outing was to go down the road to a neighbor's
to take them produce.
My mother didn't give many hugs until she got older but she did give a lot of love.
One day she told me "You never hug me". That was when I was grown and she was in a nursing home. I told her I was not brought up to hug. I started hugging her each time I went North. I love hugs.
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Now here is the poem she gave me on emoticon

It's wondrous what a hug can do. A hug can cheer you when you're blue.
A hug can say "I love you so" or "Gee I hate to see you go."
A hug is "Welcome back again!" and "Great to see you! or "Where've you been?"
A hug can sooth a small child's pain, and bring a rainbow after rain.
The Hug! There's just no doubt about it, we scarcely could live without it.
A hug delights and warms and charms, it must be why God gave us arms.
Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, sweet for sisters, swell for brothers
And chances are some favorite aunts love them more than potted plants.
Kittens crave them. Puppies love them, Heads of state are not above them.
A hug can break the language barrier and make the dullest day seem merrier.
No need to fret about the store of 'em, the more you give, the more there are of 'em.
So stretch those arms without delay and give someone a hug today.

Author unknown.

I send my Spark friends lots of
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CVRONEK 6/28/2012 7:42PM

    Not raised a hugger either, but started with my children and then as an Amway distributor. What a wonderful group.

Hugs are wonderful and here is on for you! (((( emoticon)))))

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JUNEBUG150 6/28/2012 11:44AM

    A similar thing happened to me. I wasn't raised to hug or give kisses, but I married into a family of huggers and became one myself which I passed back to my mom, dad and siblings and now most of them (well, my mom and dad are in heaven now) are huggers too! Thanks for sharing.

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LMMIMI 6/27/2012 11:07PM

    Irene, thanks for sharing. I am a hugger much to some people's dismay. but have even managed to turn some of my none huggers into huggers. There is a long story that goes with that and maybe someday I will share it with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 6/27/2012 9:47PM

  Very, very true!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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MOM2GEO_JR 6/27/2012 9:06PM

    That is so true. A hug doesn't cost anything, but it reaps a lot of rewards. Thanks for sharing this Irene.
Marsha
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JUDITHANNIE 6/27/2012 7:54AM

    So vey true. My parents provided for us but didn't hug until after I was married and my Dad saw us hugging my in-laws and said where is mine? From then on we hugged lots. Thanks for bringing back such a great memory. Judy emoticon

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MOM4407 6/26/2012 11:17PM

    You are so right to hug is a gift that keeps on giving.

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/26/2012 7:49PM

    Great blog! I'm a "hugger" and it shows when I go to church, meet up with friends and family, and visit people I'm just getting to know. Love the poem and great memories your mama provokes. Blessings to you, Irene! Hug, Hug!



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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/26/2012 5:23PM

  Yes, we need physical hugs and we need to be touched and they have proven that in certain studies with babies who thrived with hugs and physical contact compared to others that had none.

Just like plants that thrive and grow when talked to with positive thoughts and peaceful voices of love.

Physical hugs and spiritual hugs keep us thriving and walking in love at all times.

Irene this is such a great blog and I really appreciate this because this is a reminder to take time to hug. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NUTINFANCY 6/26/2012 4:05PM

  All I can give you is a virtual hug! You are such a sweet lady
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NELLIEC 6/26/2012 2:36PM

    My oldest son who is a high functioning autistic, but brilliant really likes hugs. I guess that is the way he feels he is actually relating to people!

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JUDITHWITHROW 6/26/2012 1:35PM

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MITECU 6/26/2012 12:55PM

    They certainly do!
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LKWQUILTER 6/26/2012 12:44PM

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Thanks Irene and what a wonderful poem.

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Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your story and poem so much.

Carmine

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GMFAY33 6/26/2012 11:54AM

    Beautiful poem! Seems like there is nothing bad you can say about hugs
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When she was small, my GD, Amanda, gave me a sign I have always liked, stating:
"A hug is a great gift
One size fits all
And it is easy to exchange"

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GRACEISENUF 6/26/2012 11:54AM

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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/26/2012 11:05AM

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/26/2012 10:49AM

    Thanks for the poem Irene! I went and hugged all four of my children as soon as I read it. My mother and I are very close and make sure to give each other a big hug every time we see each other. I have also told my husband that his hug in the morning and hug when he gets home and hug before bed are my very favorite times of day. Hugs heal the soul in a way that words just can't. I think it has to do with the personal contact. Touch is so important! Hugs to you Irene!

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RAINBOWMF 6/26/2012 9:57AM

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Love Mary

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“It takes 4 hugs a day to survive, 8 hugs a day to maintain, and 12 hugs a day to grow and thrive.“ ~Virgina Satir

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GLORYB2014 6/26/2012 9:39AM

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I'm a "huggy" person Irene, am sending you a bundle of hugs!
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AN URGENT READ

Saturday, June 23, 2012

From Max Lucado

It’s estimated our bodies are 80% fluid. Apart from brains, bones, and a few organs, we’re walking water balloons!

Stop drinking water and see what happens. Coherent thoughts vanish. Skin gets clammy, and vital organs wrinkle.

Eyes need fluid to cry. Your mouth needs moisture to swallow and your joints need fluid to stay lubricated. Your body needs water the same way tires need air!

God wired you with thirst–a “low-fluid indicator.” Let your fluid level grow low, and watch the signals flare. Dry mouth. Achy head. Weak knees. Deprive your body of fluid and your body will tell you. Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and your soul will tell you.

Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages: Snarling tempers. Waves of worry.

Jesus said, “if anyone thirsts let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water! John 4:14″

From Come Thirsty

  
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JUNEBUG150 6/28/2012 11:45AM

    So very true! Thanks for sharing.

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JUDITHANNIE 6/27/2012 7:49AM

    so very true

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MOMMA48 6/26/2012 7:54PM

    Totally lovely share, Irene! emoticonfor sharing with us and for being YOU!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/26/2012 5:18PM

  Wow, this is just excellent I love it. Keep our spirits well watered with the Word of life.

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SMARGED 6/26/2012 12:13AM

    Thanks for sharing, Irene! I really liked this... I have a hard time making myself drink those 8 glasses of water... and this renews my motivation!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/25/2012 5:15PM

    Thanks for this reminder Irene. I drink about a gallon of water a day and can't live without it. I started this when I began breastfeeding my first child 12 years ago and I am so grateful. It really changed my life.

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NDTEACHER1 6/24/2012 11:35PM

    I liked how you tied the Word in with this information. Nice job, Irene.

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MOM4407 6/24/2012 1:01PM

    Words and wisdom to live by

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GRACEISENUF 6/24/2012 12:33PM

    Nothing beats "living water".



Great blog!


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MRSJERRYBUSH 6/24/2012 11:53AM

    Very interesting!

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RAINBOWMF 6/24/2012 7:53AM

    Drink that water.
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LMMIMI 6/23/2012 11:54PM

    As always your messages are good and right to the point. Thank You! emoticon emoticon

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MNNICE 6/23/2012 9:33PM

    Very inspiring thoughts!

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CVRONEK 6/23/2012 5:51PM

    Love to quench both kinds of thirst and yes, I suffer the consequences when I don't get enough of either. emoticon

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_LINDA 6/23/2012 5:08PM

    Drinking water has never been a problem for me -its my number one beverage, in fact its pretty much all I drink -get some 20 cups a day on average -you need more if you workout as hard as I do. I recently heard on the radio and read an article saying you didn't even need the eight cups a day -that you get all your fluid from everything you eat and drink, so all that coffee and pop were okay!! Unfortunately, my brother, who drinks NOTHING but diet Coke, heard that article on the radio and is now smirking he gets enough fluids -he drinks his precious pop by the gallons a day. Was a very damaging article, thanks Australia, for putting that out there :(
Nothing is more thirst quenching and refreshing then water!!
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Thanks for the information!

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MONTY68 6/23/2012 4:22PM

    Thank you Irene,
A great way to remind us of the need to drink water
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SLENDERELLA61 6/23/2012 1:36PM

    Good reminder about the importance of water.

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AVANELL 6/23/2012 1:10PM

    So true! We need to take care of both the spirit man and the physical man! Drink from the living water that Jesus provides and you will never thirst again, spiritually. Keep drinking water that your physical body needs and you will flourish!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/23/2012 12:42PM

    amen so true very very true!!!

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TEXASFILLY 6/23/2012 12:39PM

    Amen! *hugs* BB~ emoticon

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JSALERNO 6/23/2012 12:35PM

    I'M GOING FOR WATER RIGHT NOW.

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LINDAKAY228 6/23/2012 12:00PM

    So true on both points, both out body's need for lots of water and also our spiritual need for the Living Water.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

DIET FACTS

A diet is a weigh of life.

It's not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it's the seconds.

It's something most of us do religiously: We eat what we want and pray we don't gain weight.

The problem with curbing our appetites is that most of us do it at the drive in window of McDonalds.

The most fattening thing you can put in an ice cream sundae is a spoon.

The biggest drawback to fasting for seven days is that it makes on weak.

Sweets are the destiny that shapes our ends.

Diets are for people who are thick and tired of it.

The toughest part of a diet isn't watching what you eat. It's watching what other people eat.

Diets are for women who not only kept their girlish figure but doubled it.

(Something else found among my papers but don't know where I got it from)

Hope you have a good emoticonand can emoticonall day long.

Have a good weak, I mean week, end all.

I love the play on words.

Irene

  
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JUNEBUG150 6/28/2012 11:53AM

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 6/26/2012 5:16PM

  I love the play on words also and it really is so true and cute at the same time, thanks Irene

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RAINBOWMF 6/24/2012 7:51AM

    True giggles.

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HAPPYMOM8 6/23/2012 10:36PM

    Too much truth in those giggles!
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JUDITHWITHROW 6/23/2012 4:02PM

    Very cute.

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    emoticon Gave me the giggles again Irene!
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MONTY68 6/23/2012 10:54AM

   

Irene
thank you for sharing these. They are funny

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LKWQUILTER 6/23/2012 10:30AM

    Thanks for the laughs Irene.

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