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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that's rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.Ē
Maya Angelou

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
Have a wonderful &Blessed week.

  
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GRANNY1972 2/25/2010 9:10AM

    Wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing.

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SHIITAKE 2/25/2010 2:18AM

   

This is a wonderful article, Donna.......we must be able to forgive, in order to begin to heal !
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LESSOFMOORE 2/24/2010 8:37PM

    A beautiful bouquet and blog. Thanks for sharing!

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POOH_BEAR_69 2/24/2010 11:08AM

    Thanks so much for sharing, Donna! It is VERY true. I think that it's strange sometimes too that it is so easy for us to forgive the faults of others and penalize ourselves for those same deficiencies.

It is always refreshing to be reminded of these things from wise women... You and Maya!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/24/2010 12:10AM

    Thank you for sharing this Donna at such a wonderful time for me!!! You are always on the ball and seem to know just what I need, my friend.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen
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FREDDY1232 2/23/2010 9:23PM

    Thank You so much for this blog. It was very timely for me. I have been suffering for years now over something I said to a loved one.. He won't forgive me but I just figured it out last week that I have to forgive myself so I can move on.
Thank You.

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SUNNYH99 2/23/2010 8:25PM

    Thanks for sharing that,and what a lovely bouquet! BTW, I just wanted to share a book I am reading, "Senior Fitness: The Diet and Exercise Program For Maximum Health and Longevity," by Ruth Heidrick, link here: http://www.amazon.com/Senior-Fitnes
s-Exercise-Program-Longevity/dp
/1590560744#noop
She is a BC survivor (got it in her mid-40's), and is 70 now and runs marathons! I thought the book might be a useful resource for you, Donna.
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PINK-SOLDIER 2/23/2010 5:19PM

    I really enjoyed that, and with some difficulties me and my hubby face, it helps to think about forgiveness for both of us and me. Love you, Inga emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/23/2010 3:57PM

    Thank you for sharing that.
Sandi

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WILLOW49 2/23/2010 2:59PM

    Thanks for sharing, Donna :) I'm a big fan of Maya Angelou!

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PJSTIME 2/23/2010 2:49PM

    Thank you for posting this is one thing I have a problem with but I am working on it. PJ

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GLORIA68 2/23/2010 1:51PM

    Oh yeah, I second that.
I love to read Maya Angelou

Thank you for posting this.

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Valentines Poems for SP Friends

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines Poems
By Joanna Fuchs
www.poemsource.com


A Friend Is Like A Valentine

A friend is like a Valentine
Heartwarming, bringing pleasure.
Connected to good feelings,
With memories to treasure.
Seeing a special Valentine
Brings happiness to stay;
And thatís what you do, friend.
You brighten every day!


Valentine Smile

On Valentine's Day we think of those
Who make our lives worthwhile,
Those gracious, friendly people who
We think of with a smile.
I am fortunate to know you,
That's why I want to say,
To a rare and special person:
Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine Treasures

Valentine treasures are people who
have often crossed your mind,
family, friends and others, too,
who in your life have shined
the warmth of love or a spark of light
that makes you remember them;
no matter how long since youíve actually met,
each one is a luminous gem,
who gleams and glows in your memory,
bringing special pleasures,
and thatís why this Valentine comes to you:
Youíre one of those sparkling treasures!




Special People

On Valentineís Day, we think of people
who have cheered and encouraged us,
who go out of their way
to be kind and caring,
who have enriched our lives
just by being themselves.
You are such a person.
Iím so happy youíre my SparkPeople Friends!!!

Happy Valentines Day to You !!!
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SAVINGHANNAH 2/21/2010 6:12PM

    I enjoyed these, thanks for sharing, S. Sis.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/12/2010 11:59PM

    Oh Donna,
These are absolutely beautiful...just like you!!! A Very Happy Valentine's Day to you and Jack.
Blessings and hugs, my dear friend,
Helen
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POOH_BEAR_69 2/12/2010 11:14PM

    Thanks so much for sharing these with us!!!

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SHIITAKE 2/12/2010 11:09PM

   

Thank you for the wonderful Valentine's poems, Donna.....they must have been written for
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PJSTIME 2/12/2010 4:50PM

    Donna thanks for the beautiful poems I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day to my friend. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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MRSAKINS2005 2/12/2010 5:33AM

    Thank you for sharing. Love the poetry. Love you my spark sister/

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JANLEEW 2/11/2010 11:50PM

    Lovely, thanks!

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CHRYS13 2/11/2010 7:27PM

    Beautiful poems! Thanks so much, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/11/2010 3:52PM

    Thank you for sharing those lovely poems with us. Did you write those Donna? If so you ae very talented. Happy Valentine's Day to you! emoticon

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    Nice poems for the occasion! Have a happy, healthy HEART DAY! emoticon emoticon

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Sharing..A sweet story with a simple message.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I received this email and it really made me think of SparkPeople. The wonderful gifts we receive each day we log on. How there is really a true melding of souls. With one goal in mind.We are all traveling different paths some fast some slow but all heading in the same direction. Each leaving a little part of ourselves with every person we are lucky to meet.

Hope you like this as much as I did. Feel free to copy and pass it on.


A sweet story with a simple message.

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every
now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made
breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and
extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see
if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at
my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I
told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and
jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget
what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he
really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
"Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And
besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

Life is full of imperfect things....and imperfect people. I'm not the
best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just
like everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that
learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each
others differences - is one of the most important keys to creating a
healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the
good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet
of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give
you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is at
the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or a
friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it
in your own."

God Bless You..... Now, and Always.....

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine!!!
And
PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life..... I
just did!

  
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POOH_BEAR_69 2/8/2010 8:30AM

    Beautiful story... So very true and with such an important message. Thanks for sharing!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/7/2010 10:55PM

    What a terrific blog, Donna. As usual you knew just what I needed to read!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Blessings, love and hugs,
Helen
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CHRYS13 2/5/2010 9:11PM

    Donna,
Thanks for sharing this beautiful message.
Life is so full of quiet gifts, including burned biscuits!


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LESSOFMOORE 2/5/2010 8:33PM

    Donna,

Your imperfect friend enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing!

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PJSTIME 2/5/2010 2:37PM

    Thanks Donna I'll take a burnt biscuit made by a loved one anyday. Onward and Downward in 2010. PJ

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DAISYBELL6 2/5/2010 8:06AM

    Thanks for the uplifting blog! It's just what I needed today!



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My Declaration of Self-Esteem by V.Satir

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Just wanted to share this poem. it really gave me something to think about.Hope you enjoy it.
Have a beautiful and Peaceful day.
God Bless you
hugs
Donna

My Declaration of Self-Esteem
by Virginia Satir

I AM ME

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me
Everything that comes out of me is authentically me
Because I alone chose it - I own everything about me
My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions,
Whether they be to others or to myself - I own my fantasies,
My dreams, my hopes, my fears - I own all my triumphs and
Successes, all my failures and mistakes Because I own all of
Me, I can become intimately acquainted with me - by so doing
I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts - I know
There are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other
Aspects that I do not know - but as long as I am
Friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously
And hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles
And for ways to find out more about me - However I
Look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever
I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically
Me - If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought
And felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is
Unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that
Which I discarded - I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do
I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be
Productive to make sense and order out of the world of
People and things outside of me - I own me, and
therefore I can engineer me - I am me and

I AM OKAY

© Virginia Satir, 1975.

Found in Virginia Satir, Self Esteem, Celestial Arts: California, 1975.


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POOH_BEAR_69 1/30/2010 7:24AM

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for sharing...

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CHRYS13 1/29/2010 11:15PM

    You always have the best words to share! Thanks....and have a wonderful weekend!

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CAOMAGIC 1/27/2010 1:19PM

    Thank you for sharing that poem!!!

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SHIITAKE 1/27/2010 12:55PM

   

This is a great poem, Donna.....right up our alley, especially here at SP ! I am copying it for
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/27/2010 11:48AM

    Oh Donna, I really needed to read this today!! It is truly AWESOME!!! I have copied it and will be reading it often as well as sharing it with others.
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Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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PJSTIME 1/27/2010 10:41AM

    Great poem and so fitting for us sparkers. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. PJ

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MSWEEZER 1/27/2010 5:52AM

    Thanks Donna. This came at a good time for ME. Have a great day!

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WILLOW49 1/26/2010 8:23PM

    Another great poem, Donna :) Thanks!

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SAVINGHANNAH 1/26/2010 6:33PM

    I love it, thanks for sharing. It's was really eye-opening for me.
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TIME4AFITME 1/26/2010 3:43PM

    Great poem thx for sharing!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/26/2010 3:17PM

    Another great poem, Donna. Thanks for sharing!

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FREDDY1232 1/26/2010 2:02PM

    I really enjoyed your poem. Thanks for sharing.

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LINDAKAY228 1/26/2010 2:00PM

    That's a really good poem! I think I'm going to save it and read it to remind myself. Thanks!

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Poem to Share

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Found this and it reminded me of Sparkpeople and all we can achieve with Hope, Courage, Determination and friendship. Feel fee to share it if you like.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs
Donna

What hope means

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day

Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough
hope is seeking more when others think u had enough

What hope means

Hope is dreaming of tomorrow
Hope is simmering under sorrow

Hope is sparkles when tears in our eyes
Hope is a beautiful thing & beautiful things never dies

What hope means

Hope is as light as a feather
Hope keeps all of us together

Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost
hope is the last thing ever lost.....

~Vineet Bansal

  
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POOH_BEAR_69 1/24/2010 8:13PM

    Wonderful words of wisdom!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/24/2010 3:33PM

    Donna, Thank you for sharing this great poem with us. Hope is one thing that makes life worth living and exploring!!! You are a great inspiration for me!!
Blessings and hugs, my friend,
Helen

BTW: Hope is what feeds our spark and keeps us moving...

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SHIITAKE 1/23/2010 8:02PM

   

This is a beautiful poem, Donna......it certainly does remind us of SP; for without hope, it
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GRANNY1972 1/23/2010 7:19PM

    Wonderful poem! Thanks so much for sharing.

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WILLOW49 1/23/2010 6:31PM

    Great poem, Donna :) Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Hugs,
Willow

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PJSTIME 1/23/2010 5:17PM

    Donna thanks so much for sharing this with us. It does sound like our spark friends and program. We all have hope when we help each other and believe. pJ

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