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Thankful Again - this time for Buddies.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yesterday was a day for celebration - my neighbor who is 20 years younger than I am is on the way to healthy.
Since I started walking she has joined me. When she started we had to go slow and she shuffled her feet. Then she started moving faster. Then when I missed walking - by golly she didn't. She walks everyday now. The best news is: she is in control of her Type 2 Diabetes. Her A1c is better than mine now, she has lost 25 pounds, and her cholesterol is 1 point away form the best.
So I guess now I know - she really just wanted to believe in herself and she does!
We walked yesterday and celebrated. Now for her celebration she is joining me for Tai Chi on Mondays. I love it - and I can't take any credit - she is just wonderful all by herself. She is an inspiration to me now. When I am slacking she comes to get me for a walk.
How funny - buddies are the best.
People are put in your life for a reason - listen and wait - you will find out why. emoticon

  
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GATOR12 11/10/2010 11:09AM

    It's how SparkGuy started!! Doing his own thing and that influenced others to be all they could be. When we concentrate on our healthy lifestyle, others may be encouraged to work on theirs. We don't know how we are influencing others!! And now look how she influences you!! Way to go both of you!!

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AMYC0128 11/10/2010 10:30AM

    That is fantastic that she is in control of her diabetes. What an inspiration you both are :)
I loved the last line of this blog it is so true.

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Coldweather Thankfulness

Friday, November 05, 2010

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Ok, so I am working on this one. It's only November 5th and I am really working the thankfulness for cold weather. I grew up in the Southern most part of Texas and we only saw snow 1 time in 10 years. So I was used to rain, wind, storms, lightening, and some cooler temperatures. Not the "white stuff" that falls all over the place like it does here!
So far this year it has been like South TX except for the last 2 days. Now it's starting to be like brrrrrr out.
I start to put on my coat and hat to walk - stop - not out - too cold. I turn on the computer and find a walking video for 2 miles. I got my exercise didn't I? Don't look now but there are 4 brown eyes looking at me because I was the only one done.
Hat back on, coat, gloves, boots (no snow yet just cold bones). I get outside, the wind is brisk, the air is a little moist, the sky is gray. The dogs are happy, the neighbors wave as they leave for work. OK, I'm happy to be out. It could be 10 inches of snow (which by the way would make me very happy as long as it is not on the sidewalks or road).
When it comes I'll think of home - funny how you get to like the first snow, the clean clear white world. Crisping your toes and fingers just a little when you make a snowball to toss at one of the neighbor kids. Yep that's me starting the snowball fight - not the kids.
So add that - I'm thankful that I have the trust of children in winter that I won't really hurt anyone. It's a snowball of affection - I know they love to know someone is paying attention.

So November 5th turns out that it is a Thankful Day. Thank you God for the opportunity to have the cold and find enjoyment in it. I know who makes it possible and I still like You anyway. emoticon

  
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SEAWAVE 11/8/2010 7:08AM

    I love the look of the first snow but also dread it for some reason. Maybe because it always feels like it's too early. Once it's done, though, I love to be outside - snow or no snow. I've been known to walk a couple of miles in hip-deep snow. It's fun as long as you're bundled up!

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CHRYS13 11/5/2010 9:37PM

    Beautifully said.....
Blessings to you!

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ROSEWCI 11/5/2010 8:30PM

    NOT a big fan of the cold & snow, I must say for myself...but I'm glad you're finding your joy in the cold weather!

Enjoy! emoticon

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JOCALAT 11/5/2010 5:44PM

    Amen...well said!!

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Graditude is all in the eye of the beholder

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Funny that I am thankful most of the time for the pleasures in life - but sometimes I feel a little like one of the other folks on Spark. She was ranting about how she hated certain things and you know what? Sometimes I do too. When I do I use as much energy hating it as I would working it off but at the moment I'm discouraged and down I can't see that.
I had to learn to stop burning all that energy. It doesn't really do anything to complain but it does make you feel like you are doing something.
So today I'm grateful for Spark Friends that complain, they make stop and look at what is really important and hopefully this will happen for them also. I sent a goodie and a few words. Hope they helped her, they helped me anyway.
Hugs to all the other complainers out there just like me. Hope your day is wonderful tomorrow! emoticon

  
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ROSEWCI 11/5/2010 8:32PM

    I say don't waste time fussing over the small things...life is too short! Get out & find your joy!!!

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SLIMTHICK2 11/5/2010 8:40AM

    Complaining is an art. I have learned that most people prefer to complain that to get up and do something about the thing that bugs them. And then there are others who can't do anything about the situation but choose to complain anyway. I found myself in that category and had to put a brake on myself and just release that thing that bugs me to God because along with the complaining comes the worrying and your emotions just get all complicated. I am learning to let things go and move on changing the things that I can. So sending that goodie and those words were the best thing that you can do. I hope they help too. All the best enjoy your weekend. emoticon

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WHISPERING-PINE 11/4/2010 8:50PM

  When we wake up in the morning .......we have two choices......(l) to be happy that we woke up and we can make our day the best day ever. .......(2) or that everything is going to tick us off. You are absolutely right that it takes just as much energy to do one or the other. Which way would you like to start your day??? I would rather choose #1.

Keep smiling and thinking those positive thoughts my friend.

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AMYC0128 11/4/2010 8:28PM

    :) hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow as well

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Today's Attitude or ajustment of one

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Today I am thankful for small pleasures. Sometimes when you plan to find happiness it doesn't find you - so stop and enjoy the daily pleasures that you get. A hug from a child, adoration from a pet, a smile from a stranger. All of these are serendipity pleasures - small surprises that you aren't expecting.
Today will be enjoyed and I will count how many of these I get thanking God for the small pleasures and treasures that the day will bring.
Happy Day of Small Treasures to You All!

  
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CHRYS13 11/4/2010 12:15AM

    Love those serendipitous pleasures! Thank-you for your uplifting post! emoticon

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JOCALAT 11/3/2010 5:48PM

    Couldn't have said it better myself!! Thanks!!

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AMARILYNH 11/3/2010 5:32PM

    So true - an attitude of gratitude makes the day so much brighter!

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SAGITTARIUS69 11/3/2010 3:59PM

    Beautifully written!

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AMYC0128 11/3/2010 2:52PM

    Thank you Glomer for reminding me about the small pleasures life has to offer us. Makes the big picture not as bad. Thank you for makig me smile.

Amy

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November Attitude

Monday, November 01, 2010

Attitude Graditude - that's my motto this month. Happy that I am alive, happy that I can walk, talk, eat, breath. Happy that I have healthy children and grandchildren. Happy I can have pets, warm clothes, a car, gas to put in it, a church to worship in, the ability to worship as I please. There is just so much to be thankful for. Each day in November I will try to pick one thing and see how much I appreciate it.

Today is: I'm thankful that I can vote in elections. I have the freedom to be able to voice my opinion in a safe place. I can vote out the stinker I don't want - if I don't vote then I live with the stinker.
I can drive to the voting precinct and talk to the very nice volunteers that make this possible. I can give to the party/ies that I want to or refuse to give if I don't like what they say.

I think this is a very good way to start November.

Happy November everyone.

  
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WATERWEEZE 11/1/2010 8:37PM

    It's a priviledge many people don't take as a blessing, but it certainly is. You certainly expressed your gratitude in wonderful terms..

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CHRYS13 11/1/2010 7:56PM

    I love your attitude of gratitude!
Blessings to you!

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MISSM66 11/1/2010 6:00PM

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CRROCKERGIRL 11/1/2010 1:58PM

    You have a great outlook! :)

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MADMADMOM 11/1/2010 1:52PM

    Very Positive Attitude! emoticon

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