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Blessed

Friday, October 18, 2013

In the last few months all three of my vehicles have been in the shop (one of them twice and it needs to go back in for something else), I've been in the hospital once (just for a day). Yet, I feel extraordinarily blessed. I still have at least one vehicle that goes forwards and backwards and is able to turn left and right. The doctors were able to get my medicine squared away so I no longer have bouts of heart palpitations and my blood pressure is down.

God is good, and I am blessed!

May you have a blessed day!

  
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LINDA! 10/19/2013 11:44PM

    Your positive attitude is so refreshing. Have a great weekend.

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JJ625JONES 10/18/2013 12:58PM

    Love your attitude! emoticon

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A Little Birdie

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

There's a phoebe who visits my office window sill for just a bit each day, but it makes me smile just to watch him for the little while he's here. More than that he reminds me that God watches over little birds and makes sure they have what they need. He reminds me if He takes care of the little birds who are sold so cheaply that He will take care of me.

Maybe a little birdie will visit you today.
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BJPENNY70 5/25/2012 1:06PM

    This is a lovely blog that praises the LORD. Thank you, Hilda!

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JUDITHWITHROW 5/22/2012 10:15PM

    Found half of a tiny blue egg in my garden yesterday. Made me smile.

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IDLETYME 5/22/2012 6:00PM

    That's great! My daughter had a cardinal that looked in her window at work every day. This week, she had to move to a different office and really misses her little bird friend! I really enjoy feeding the birds in my back yard. Have a super week! emoticonNancy

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Conflicted

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I can't say that I had many friends in high school. There were a few of us who hung out togeterh, but over all I was not part of the "in" crowd or any crowd for that matter. Like I said a few of us hung out together.

So, fast forward many years. Now, there are all these people from high school who want to be my friends (on FB). Some of the folks were ok, but do I really need to follow them on Facebook as they tell me about what they did today and what their kid is doing? I haven't talked or seen them in more than 30 years.

The folks I want to keep up with and enjoy hearing about their kids and their days are the ones who are in my heart today. They are the people I call friend. They are the ones who come to me with open arms to offer hugs. They are not the folks who chose to go the other way in the hall when I approached. Perhaps I don't know the whole story. Maybe they felt like I was the stuck up one. Maybe their families were falling apart and they thought I had the perfect family. I know we all had our own concerns during that time.

So, what do I do? Do I "friend" the folks from high school or do I ignore their requests like they did to me so many years ago?

  
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NOMUFFINTOP3 8/11/2011 6:48PM

    I was the shy one in high school. Very quiet. I was outside looking in on what was happening. Facebook just gives me the
opportunity to do what I did in high school.

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AMINDANAO 8/11/2011 5:23AM

  I know exactly what you are talking about since I feel the same way about many of the people who have befriended me on facebook from highschool. I look at it like this, sometimes you have to still be the bigger person and remind yourself that what they did to you or how they treated you in highschool might have come back to them or is going to come back to them. You can't treat people bably because it will surely come back to you. If you reach your hand out to them in kindness maybe they are willing to apaolgize for the way they acted. When we are young we don't realize sometimes how are actions affect people. These people are older now and maybe just maybe they are wiser. I say friend them. It cannot hurt anything. Good luck!

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OFFSEASON

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

"It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters."
~ Paul "Bear" Bryant

"A lifetime of training for just ten seconds."
~ Jesse Owens (on running the 100-meter dash in the Olympics)

"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
~ Stephen King

"I run on the road long before I dance under the lights."
~ Muhammad Ali

"It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Are you prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? Have you thought about how you will handle them?

When my daughter was growing up I spent a lot of time what-if-ing and deciding how I would react should those situations arise. Because of that time spent in contemplation and preparation I was ready for each of those times. And let me tell you, pretty much every situation I what-if-ed about came to pass.

Have you what-if-ed? What if your car breaks down on the way to pick up the kids? What if your husband says he wants a divorce? What if your mother-in-law sticks her noise in your business, AGAIN? What if your kid flunks math, AGAIN? What if the baby is crying and won't stop? What if the doctor has a bad report for you? What will you do? Will you reach for the Twinkie and the Coke or will you choose to sip a glass of ice water while you unravel your feelings and weigh your options. It really does work for the big stuff. Now if I could just figure out how to keep from walking into the kitchen for a cupcake every couple of hours!

Hope you are having a blessed day.

  
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JUDITHWITHROW 8/4/2011 2:23PM

    Somewhere I read a quote, "When you fai to prepare, you prepare to fail."

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To Dance

Friday, July 29, 2011

For me to dance is freedom. It is to let my spirit soar on the wings of a song. It is to no longer be this overweight, aging woman, but to be a fairy or a swan. It is to let my heart run free. It is to become a dancer, graceful, tall and lean. It is to smile or to cry from some place deep inside, never touched by human hands. To dance is more than to pretend, it is to become the dream. It is to live the dream.

And, hey, it's good exercise.

Hoping all of you can one day dance with freedom even if it simply to sway to the music while you sit and become wrapped in the song rather than the problems of life.

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HILDABRAND 7/29/2011 5:37PM

    I won't say I'm any good either! I just love to dance and I'm not particular in which style.



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CAROLJEAN64 7/29/2011 4:11PM

    What a glorious tribute to dance and how it makes you feel.

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TARAFROMTX1 7/29/2011 3:58PM

    I love to dance, I m so not good at it but I don't let that stop me. Now I won't say I do it in front of anyone other than my kiddos and hubby but I still dance. And I agree it is really good exercise!! And so much fun!! I m just praying I loose all this weight and get good at dancing so I can dance with the freedom of not caring who sees!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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