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A Lesson In Perseverance

Saturday, October 25, 2014

My grand daughter ran in the state elementary school cross country meet this morning. She was in the top 3 finishers at her school so they put her on a bus and sent her 100 miles to the east to compete against a whole bunch of other kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

Yesterday at gymnastics practice she hit her shin against the balance beam and got a pretty nasty bruise, but she ran this morning.

When I talked to her a few minutes ago she was disappointed that she didn't place higher. But she finished. That's what was important to her. She committed to something, started it and completed it and yes............. it was painful and difficult but she crossed the finish line.

We can wax the eloquent all we want about winners and losers and all that garbage.

Successful people know that the small victories that come from finishing what they start and no, there won't always be a ribbon or a trophy but there will always be the knowledge that what we achieved, we earned and it wasn't handed to us just because we were created.

There will always bruises and challenges in our lives. If we're successful people then we will keep going and not stop along side the road because it hurts.

Thats where real winning is born.

  
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JANIEWWJD 10/26/2014 12:29AM

    That's the way we build character!!! Congratulations to your granddaughter!!!
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NASFKAB 10/26/2014 12:10AM

  great job granddaughter she has leaned a lot from grandfather, all the best

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CARTOONB 10/25/2014 10:03PM

    Congratulations to your DGD for finishing!!! That is fantastic!!

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DWSCHUYLER 10/25/2014 8:43PM

    What a great life lesson to learn at such a young lesson. Plus to have such a grandfather. Lucky granddaughter! emoticon

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CHRISTINEBWD 10/25/2014 3:30PM

    That is wonderful for your GD to have finished that race and to have not given up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PUGLOVER1999 10/25/2014 2:38PM

    I agree with
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DRAGON-CHICK 10/25/2014 2:16PM

    emoticon YAY! emoticon

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TRIPLE_EMME 10/25/2014 2:12PM

    Good for her! She is a wise soul.

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DEBRITA01 10/25/2014 2:09PM

    You can see the determination in her face...WTG!

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/25/2014 1:48PM

    emoticon to your granddaughter. She's learning valuable lessons now.

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DEE797 10/25/2014 1:47PM

    Love her attitude! AWESOME! emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 10/25/2014 1:46PM

  Your granddaughter is being raised by two very great parents. She is already a winner in my book. Lessons learned. What a beautiful young lady grandpa. We as adults could learn from her as well.

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IGNITEME101 10/25/2014 1:41PM

    good for her!!! emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHIER-VICKI 10/25/2014 1:41PM

    emoticon emoticon As far as I'm concerned she was still a real winner.

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SANDRALEET 10/25/2014 1:24PM

    One of the hardest lesson to learn is we will not win everything When we did our best that is okay Getting ready for life Main thing to teach kids

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This Is a Novel Approach...........

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I am not sure where I heard or read the following story but I thought it was worth sharing.

There is a community of people in the South Pacific who handle mistakes made by a member by placing them in the center of the circle. Community members then take turns citing all the good and positive things the person has done in their life so they'll forget their mistakes and move on.

Pretty cool, huh?

  
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DEE797 10/25/2014 1:48PM

    What a great idea!

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JANIEWWJD 10/21/2014 12:47AM

    I love that!!!! We should all have our own circle in our homes and in our communities!!!! God bless you and have a great day tomorrow!!!!
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PEGGY11 10/20/2014 8:49PM

    We should be our own circle by looking in a mirror and saying positive things to ourselves so we can put our mistakes behind us and move on.

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LOVINGKATE 10/20/2014 12:31PM

  YES, pretty Darn cool!!! Have a great Monday.

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BAMAJAM2 10/20/2014 11:15AM

  haha--- Yep, pretty cool indeed!
__ And I thought that you were gonna say everyone started throwing rocks at 'em-LOL
Have a Happy Day!

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HEALTHIER-VICKI 10/20/2014 10:06AM

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SANDRALEET 10/20/2014 8:16AM

    Sure is

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NASFKAB 10/20/2014 12:26AM

  what a lovely approach thanks for sharing John

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WORLDSERIES11 10/19/2014 11:47PM

    nice! great idea!!

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REGILIEH 10/19/2014 10:08PM

    WOW!!! How wonderful!

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46SHADOW 10/19/2014 10:05PM

    Yah. that's cool!

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CARTOONB 10/19/2014 9:21PM

    Want to be in a circle? I can tell you how awesome you are!!

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DIASTER 10/19/2014 7:34PM

  Love that idea. Sure would do the whole world some good.

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BA5454 10/19/2014 7:31PM

    What a positive approach!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/19/2014 7:20PM

    Total love it and I have actually had something like this happen to me. I was in the figuratively in the circle and people did just that to me. It was a very humbling experience and helped me to realize that people appreciated the effort I put out on their behalf more than I realized. It was always easy to pass on the empathy.

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EDWARDS1411 10/19/2014 7:09PM

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/19/2014 7:03PM

    I've heard of that; I think it's pretty awesome!

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/19/2014 6:54PM

    VERY cool!

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WATERMELLEN 10/19/2014 6:26PM

    That's a pretty good description of the Spark People community, don't you think? People come here mourning their dietary mistakes and the community members point out all the stuff they're doing right!!! Our circle is the internet . . .

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DRAGON-CHICK 10/19/2014 6:26PM

    Nice!

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I'm Tired of Failure, Aren't You?

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's not what you think.

Every time I open a social media platform any more I am bombarded with pictures, phrases and sayings about over coming my failures, moving on, fighting the good fight........... You get the picture.

Failure, no matter how many ways you choose to slice the whole grain, low fat loaf of bread, is a negative term. We're coerced into believing it's almost some sort of noble virtue. When you suggest I've failed your suggesting a negative, a flaw or a blemish. It's like prefacing a criticism by saying "Don't take this personally.........."

Yeah right. It is all personal when comes to me or to you.

So......... what to do, what to do?

Maybe we remove the word failure and we replace it with the thought that sometimes, just sometimes it takes a bit longer to reach our goals then we'd like. Instead of failing we "learn."

There's a novel concept.

We learn what works best for us and what doesn't and then we integrate the positive stuff into our behavior. The negative or abortive attempts? We steer clear. We know they do not work.

I love cucumbers. They don't love me and if I eat them I am in a moderate degree of misery. I avoid them. They slow me down, cause me to rearrange my schedule as I clutch my stomach and vow not to eat them again.

Will any of you whisper "Oh gosh, he's a failure. He ate cucumbers and he got sick." Of course not.

There is no failure if we choose to learn something, anything form the experiences in our life. When we do then every moment is a success.

Would it not be ever so cool to live that way?

Namaste dear ones

  
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DEE797 10/25/2014 1:49PM

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DRAGON-CHICK 10/19/2014 6:06PM

    Great blog!

Only a quitter is a failure.
I'm on Day One yet again. NOT a failure.
Just not making lots of progress!
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We can do this!!!

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SPARKL3 10/18/2014 10:47AM

    So instead of saying to myself, "You're a failure!", I need to replace that thinking by saying to myself, "I'm a learner! I learned something!" emoticon

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BOHEMIANCAT 10/18/2014 9:06AM

    I like that way of thinking. I don't dwell on failures, but as a way that did not work and try something new.

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JANIEWWJD 10/18/2014 12:47AM

    Don'd dispair; we won't fail if we keep trying!!!! emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/18/2014 12:16AM

  great blog always learning what is good for me & what is not

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AJDOVER1 10/17/2014 11:42PM

    I'm always learning....

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CARTOONB 10/17/2014 10:04PM

    I like the way you think.

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MOBYCARP 10/17/2014 8:05PM

    Yes, those words with connotations are important. I don't know how long I've been bothered by RunKeeper and Garmin reporting "best pace" as something faster than I should be running, when I'm trying to run at a controlled pace. It would be so much nicer if it were programmed to say "fastest pace" instead.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/17/2014 7:09PM

    Wisdom in a blog... what I've come to expect from John! Another winner, Sir! emoticon

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CEHALLA 10/17/2014 1:53PM

    If the world was observing the last year in my life, they would say I'm a failure at weight loss. But I know better! And I will continue learning what NOT to do so I can be successful on a daily basis.
Thanks for making me adjust my attitude.

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LOVINGKATE 10/17/2014 1:36PM

  emoticon Blog John. Thanks so much for sharing great food for thought.
Smile, people wonder what your up too. We must learn in order to grow, mistakes and all.
I like to stay as positive as possible, glass 1/2 full or full. Like to smile a lot and laugh a lot,
play hard and try not to take life to seriously and enjoy as much as my day will allow.
Don't sweat the small stuff and always look up. God gave me this day, celebrate it..
Life is a gift, unwrap it carefully. Listen and learn.
Have a great weekend John.
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HEALTHIER-VICKI 10/17/2014 12:17PM

    You always leave me thinking. emoticon

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SANDRALEET 10/17/2014 12:09PM

    If we live a balanced life Not follow every fad diet to make money for others They change as often as the wind dose Moderation balance and keep of your bum part of the day walk work Hobbes a balanced life We only live once

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/17/2014 11:54AM

    I think failure is a word for pessimists. I'm usually not one of those so I've never seen the word as applying to me in any way. I'm not amazing at some things, like math, but I don's see myself as a failure either. Math is just not my thing. While I excel at many things and am only above average at some I only have a few things I struggle with. I consider myself always capable though and while the math teacher may not impressed with my abilities I know I won't embarrass myself. I will learn the material. My glass won't ever be half empty or empty but always at least half full but mostly full.

You need to get some burp-less cucumbers!! I love cucumbers!

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PUGLOVER1999 10/17/2014 11:17AM

    Preach on, John!

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HIPPICHICK1 10/17/2014 11:11AM

    I like to say that I am "practising." Like one practises meditation I can practise being more healthy; like a doctor practices medicine, I am practising eating well.
Good blog!
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BAMAJAM2 10/17/2014 11:01AM

  Adversity in life, though it can be often painful, can indeed be a great learning experience!
Little failures and big failures can contribute to mature wisdom. . .
I saw this statement recently:
To become old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.---LOL
Happy weekend, John!

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DEBRITA01 10/17/2014 10:49AM

    We don't fail, unless we give up. Each mistake is a learning experience and just a blip in the grand scheme of things. I agree about the level of negativity in society...cheers to maintaining a positive outlook! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 10/17/2014 10:48AM

    Great point of view!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Life Is a Long Journey, Isn't It?: Where I've Been & Why I've Been There

Monday, October 13, 2014

Did you ever accomplish something you were so darned proud of that you just couldn't wait to share it with the world? The hard work, the effort you invested in yourself and your goal just about made you burst at the seams?

Deep inside you heard this voice chirping "I knew I could do this, I knew I could do this." To the world at large it might not have been anything significant but to you it was a culmination of something you always dreamed of. And you wished to share it, if for no other reason then to let the people you cared for and loved, the people you had darned near a 6 year relationship with know how happy and proud you were (And still are, by the way.)

On September 6 I published my first eBook. In 2 subsequent blogs I provided a link to the book, not to encourage you to purchase it, but sorta like the car you always wanted and finally were able to get, you wanted everyone to see it.

And then someone takes a garden hose to your fire pit. I received a nice email from Spark telling me they had edited my blog and removed the links to my "project." BTW: that's how I referred to it. I never called it what is was and is.

Someone had complained.

To be honest with you I came within an eye lash of deleting my account. I was cursing words angry. Please read carefully. I am not mad at Spark People. They were doing their job. Someone complains and they have to decide what action to take. I been there and done that. I was angry about 2 things:

First there are people in this community who openly sell products and services. I wasn't selling just bragging. What differentiates the two? (No I am not going on a witch hunt naming names. I'm glad they have a platform for their services. Good for them!!!)

Second, I wasn't quite sure why someone made me their mission in life to anger and frustrate. (This has happened more than once.)

It took the wisdom of my wife to help me get through this. (It's why I am back.)

She told me that some people just cant stand to see other people happy. She reminded me that a good friend of ours says "Haters will always hate."

So this person I say this: Anger never, ever heals, nor does envy or hatred. The only thing that heals is a deep and abiding love. I hope you find the peace you are looking for and I pray you don't see me as a barrier to your personal fulfillment.



In other news:

My grandson is healed and doing well. The reliance of a 1 year old and his other grandfather is scheduled to come home from rehabilitation later this week.

Love you all

  
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HDHAWK 10/17/2014 8:00PM

    So glad to hear that your grandson and his other grandfather are both doing well. I lost my FIL unexpectedly last Friday which is a reminder that life is short. I'm so very glad you decided to stay on Spark. It wouldn't be the same without you! I don't know why people make it their mission to complain about others, but I do agree with Joan. You have a wise wife. I did get your project and have read some, but as usual am in need or more time to get it all done. emoticon

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DIASTER 10/16/2014 7:04PM

  John, you have such a beautiful way with words. Rather like a tablecloth, candles, polished silver and a fresh flower centerpiece on a dinner party table. Not just paper plates and plastic wear thrown on a card table. Any chance that you could send us an e-mail alert for the name of your book? What a joy it would be to read.

Take care and please keep sparking.

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INBRAZILFORNOW 10/15/2014 7:20PM

    Thank you for not deleting ..... you are truly a go-to guy for me and I'm sure many others.

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JANIEWWJD 10/15/2014 12:33AM

    It's funny how we can never keep everyone happy, and we shouldn't worry about it. You just move forward and be productive and live your life; but most important of all, be happy!!!!
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BAMAJAM2 10/14/2014 5:22PM

  Hi John-- I have enjoyed your blogs and I have told you that you have a "fan club" here!
Why then-- would you even think about allowing any nasty comment to shut out all the rest of us? So--Let's be reasonable, and in this case---- Joan is the reasonable one!
Perhaps we can put a name on this problem: Let's call it the "Nellie Olson" syndrome!
That TV show, "Little House on the Prairie"-- had a young actress who delighted in being the tattle-tale, obnoxious child. Immaturity and jealously were her traits. This silly syndrome should not spoil our happy hearts, or ever rain on our parades---- Ever!----
Congratulations on your success, John!
---- and I am so pleased that your grandson is well, and his other grandpa is better.
Bless you, John, and your family. . .

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PEGGY11 10/14/2014 3:11PM

    These nay sayers are everywhere. In our little town whenever a plant here tries to do something to help the environment, someone starts a protest. Like burning garbage for fuel, something other countries find works for them. The protestors stopped it. Maybe they would be happier if they had a garbage dump in their backyard. They would be happier if it was someone elses backyard. Don't let these people change you. By putting others down they hope to improve their own feelings of self worth which must be pretty low.
Keep being you, John, we love you just like you are.

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TRIPLE_EMME 10/14/2014 12:10PM

    Welcome back, John!

That sucks that you seem to have a hater on your bootie. It is ridiculous that someone keeps complaining about you. I'm glad you're back.

I'm really glad that your grandson is OK. I was so worried about the baby.

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GOAL-WT-MET 10/14/2014 10:47AM

  There was a past sparker here who lost 100 pounds and wrote a book about his life long journey. I missed his blog where he told the name of it but read the blog that he said someone complained and that blog was deleted. I would of loved to have read his book. This has happened to a lot of popular bloggers on here. Just accept that this is the way things work around here.

I do believe you were trying to market your book or you would not have gotten so upset that the link was deleted. Nothing wrong with wanting to market a book and I think all sparkers should be able to do it. It doesn't hurt Sparkpeople or anyone else.

As a business person this is what I would have done knowing how things work around here. I would have sent a sparkmail to my list of sparkfriends. You can do this all at one time. If they are still mutual friends or not gone they will get the e-mail. I would of just said, Cherished Sparkfriends. I wrote my first book and wanted to share this with you. Then I would of given them the name of the book and the link to Amazon. I would then say, if you get a chance to read it which you can do for free and liked it, please give me a good review on Amazon.

Getting your feeling hurt will get a lot of hug emoticons from here but it won't make you a successful business person. Just saying.



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SNOOPYLINKOS 10/14/2014 7:33AM

    Welcome back! I read your "project" and I liked it. I felt like I was sitting out in the sun chit chatting with a friend about our life experiences and how they affected us. It's one of my favorite things to do, to really get to know someone. Sorry someone rained on us! Happy to hear everyone in the family is healing nicely. Blessings to all.

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NASFKAB 10/14/2014 1:28AM

  Dear John so sorry your useful link had to be deleted, so sad that so many of our members here take immense pleasure in hurting others who are different or maybe trying to keep things friendly for everyone missed your wise sayings but could not contact you to inquire about your grandson or his other grandfather lots of hugs & allthe best for both of you &a big THANK YOU to J hat she kept you here

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CARTOONB 10/13/2014 11:19PM

    I'm glad you're back. I missed you. And, in case it matters, I loved your project!! And I'm still very excited for you.

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KABMPH 10/13/2014 7:26PM

    Wow, I'm so sorry that someone keeps raining on your parade. It's true: Haters gonna hate. Can you just block the hater?

I'm glad I got to check out your project before the "takedown."

Keep ya chin up.

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REGILIEH 10/13/2014 7:17PM

    emoticon I was so worried about your grandson as I thought that was why we hadn't heard from you, I am so relieved!

I always have pity for those that do what was done to you, how very miserable they are in their own skin, otherwise they would be so happy for you! I know others that this has happened to, one person was talked into staying but another completely quit. I felt someone was speaking so rude to me because their computer had a problem, I just unfriended her and don't think about her.

Fortunately for me I did get your ebook think it is great! I'm so glad someone did not steal my choice on what I might want to spend my money on and read.

Give your grandson a hug for me!

Anne



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DEBRITA01 10/13/2014 7:12PM

    Your good friend is right, haters will always hate but, I'm glad that didn't keep you from Spark People. Most people here are great and so supportive.Welcome back and congrats on your e-book! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 10/13/2014 6:50PM

    emoticon - sorry that someone tried to steel your thunder - they really didn't though did they!! So glad your grandson is doing well!!!

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PRESBESS 10/13/2014 5:18PM

    I'm glad you're back and congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. Keep on keeping on.
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SANDRALEET 10/13/2014 4:56PM

    The devil destroys and has A LOT OF PEOPLE HELP HIM

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HEALTHIER-VICKI 10/13/2014 4:43PM

    I'm thankful you are back and shame on the person that tried to rain on your parade. It's not fair and I certainly don't blame you for getting mad. You had a right too. But I am glad you're back. Your blogs help to keep me going strong when I'm tempted to chuck it all.
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Oh, and I'm very glad your grandson is doing better., as well as his other grandfather. emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 10/13/2014 3:45PM

    Glad you're back John! I've missed your wisdom, insights, and humor.
Congrats on a wonderful accomplishment!!

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LOVINGKATE 10/13/2014 3:30PM

  WELCOME BACK!!!!!! Happy to be able to read your welcomed blogs. You have such greatness to offer all of us. Listen to your wife and be the better person. I try to say to myself, What would Jesus do or How would Jesus handle this. Seems to make the hurt or what ever go away. I am so proud of you and your ebook, Great Job you should be proud and thanks so much for sharing with all of us who do care. You are loved Mr. John, great to have you back. emoticon emoticon


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TEMPEST272002 10/13/2014 3:18PM

    Sorry you got rained on. Your wife's advice is spot on. Congratulation on writing an ebook! That's an accomplishment.

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AJDOVER1 10/13/2014 3:08PM

    I don't understand why anyone would report you for including a link to your project.
I also don't understand why you'd end your relationship with us over this issue. You were missed and I'm sure you'll get dozens of messages here welcoming you back. You are loved!
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CHRISTINEBWD 10/13/2014 2:13PM

    I noticed your absence but I didn't know why. I missed you, and I am glad you are back with us. John you are the better person and your wife is right.

WELCOME BACK!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/13/2014 2:12PM

    I'm sorry about your negative experience. I have been reported before too but, to be honest, I can't remember now what is was for. It helps to be senile, in ways, but then I might screw up again for the same thing. LOL. I'm certain I must have broken some sparkrule. It's hard not to if you are on here a lot like I am. I don't take it personally and am glad you aren't either.

I would like to think that the person who reported you didn't do it out of malice but that they misunderstood your intent. That is just me though. I don't like to think that someone that reads your blogs wants to do you harm. I find it best to just ignore what I don't like unless it's truly harmful. I reported someone once who was suicidal. I felt I had to as a nurse.

So happy about your grandson and in-laws doing better. Great news!

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SUZMANNIE 10/13/2014 2:10PM

    Congratulations on publishing an ebook. You have reason to be proud and it's only human nature to want to share it. Unfortunately, another part of human nature are those who seek parades to rain on. Listen to your wife and let it go. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/13/2014 2:01PM

    I am so sorry about your experience with sharing the project, John. I like to think that most of us who read your blogs understood completely the pride in completion and the non-marketing disclaimer. But it does make one sad that not everyone did. You were very clear!

Second, so glad to hear the recovery news about your grandson and his other grandpa!



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KESTRYLL 10/13/2014 1:54PM

    I am glad that you came through this with a good attitude. Yes, Some people have nothing better to do than to hurt others and get into everyone's business. Too bad they can't work on their own lives and mind their own business!
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Need Additional Prayers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Just about the time they got all settled at home and my grandson was happy to have both mom and dad home together on a Monday, my daughter-in-law received a phone call that her dad had been in an automobile accident in Indianapolis. He was driving from Louisville to Chicago to pick up his wife who was visiting relatives. He fell asleep while he was driving and cracked 3 ribs and fractured his sternum. Tim is 66 and is not in real good health to begin with.

Your thoughts, prayers and love would be appreciated. Thanks guys

  
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 10/12/2014 9:25AM

    Prayers offered up. XOXO

Looking forward to an update....

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LYNMEINDERS 10/10/2014 11:40PM

    Praying for Tim...
Trust he is ok

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BAMAJAM2 10/10/2014 5:57PM

  Hi John-- I am just catching up on your blogs, and I am so sorry about the accident of your grandson-- and now this with the dad of your daughter-in-law.
My heartfelt prayers for your family--- May God comfort you and provide His healing grace. Bless you. . .

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DRAGON-CHICK 10/8/2014 5:27AM

    Oh no! I hope he's doing better now!
Sending out some healing vibes.

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IMEMINE1 10/8/2014 5:11AM

    emoticon Hope all is well.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/5/2014 5:47PM

    Yikes! Hope he's ok!

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JUMPINJULIE 10/4/2014 4:54PM

    Sending prayers.

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CARTOONB 10/1/2014 10:30PM

    Prayers on the way.

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NASFKAB 10/1/2014 1:55AM

  additional prayers & healing thoughts going your way you are having a tough time

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/30/2014 7:24PM

    More prayers for your family, headed up.

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HDHAWK 9/30/2014 7:07PM

    Oh my goodness. You've had more than your share lately. I hope Tim heals quickly and completely!

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WONDERWISH1 9/30/2014 5:00PM

    Sending more prayers your way. emoticon

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AJDOVER1 9/30/2014 4:48PM

    how tragic. You're all in my prayers.

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YOYONOMORE1 9/30/2014 2:15PM

    So sorry to hear about his accident, prayers that all will be well for him.

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CHRISTINEBWD 9/30/2014 2:13PM

    Prayers sent up for DIL's dad. emoticon

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WORLDSERIES11 9/30/2014 2:07PM

    Your family is having a rough time of it John..so sorry about all this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon

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DIASTER 9/30/2014 1:54PM

  Your entire family is in my prayers John. May peace and God's love surround you all.

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PEGGY11 9/30/2014 12:18PM

    sending prayers, John. Falling asleep for a few seconds is so easy to do especially on a long trip. Things happen in threes John. Hope the third one is not bad.


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HEALTHIER-VICKI 9/30/2014 11:30AM

    Prayers being said. emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 9/30/2014 11:07AM

  Prayers are going out John. God bless all of you.

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TERRIMMIX 9/30/2014 10:47AM

    God bless you all.

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REGILIEH 9/30/2014 10:06AM

    So sorry! Prayers are started immediately!

Anne

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BEATLETOT 9/30/2014 9:42AM

    I hope he is on the mend soon!

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TRISTAROSE 9/30/2014 8:52AM

    So Sorry ... I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/30/2014 8:43AM

    I feel sorry for you family! I will send prayers. I hope he has a full, speedy recovery.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/30/2014 8:26AM

    You got it!

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SANDRALEET 9/30/2014 8:10AM

    Thank God no one else was killed or hurt and he is still alive Gould of been much warse

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SANDRALEET 9/30/2014 8:10AM

    Thank God no one else was killed or hurt and he is still alive Gould of been much warse

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SANDRALEET 9/30/2014 8:10AM

    Thank God no one else was killed or hurt and he is still alive Gould of been much warse

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CHERYLHURT 9/30/2014 7:43AM

  Praying for speedy recovery!

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KEESHA13 9/30/2014 7:40AM

    God bless and hope for speedy recovery

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