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Exactly what I needed.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Money has been a bit tight.
My husband gave me nothing for Christmas.
He gave me nothing for Valentine’s Day.
Today I received nothing for my birthday from him.

How does this make me feel?
I feel loved. He has kept a roof over my head and my car in good repair. He withdrew (and paid a stiff penalty for) several thousand dollars from his 401K to cover medical expenses that I incurred this past year. He helped me cover my credit card debt while I was off work to recover from surgeries. He has given me everything I need.

This morning he kissed me on the top of my head and softly said
“Happy Birthday Baby.” Best gift ever.
I am a lucky woman. I am truly am blessed.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NOTGIVINGUP49 4/15/2014 10:55PM

    Sorry I missed your Birthday Belinda! Glad you got what you needed and are grateful!

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KASEYCOFF 3/8/2014 3:11AM

    Now that's funny - my husband gave me the exact same gifts for Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, our anniversary... and (well, except for the surgery) his behavior and actions mean so much more than any cards or material goods ever could. I share your feelings of blessedness!
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GRATEFUL_DAWN 3/5/2014 10:19PM

    What a wonderful hubby you have.
Roof over head and car that works - wonderful.
Getting out of debt - wonderful.
Appreciation - wonderful.
Health problems and medical expenses - opportunities to grow and to overcome.

It looks like you have to tools to get healthy, and to grow, and to overcome. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.

You show gratitude and appreciation. I know that good things will continue to happen in your life.

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Just 'met' you. Hope that you have a great birthday, too.

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PRINCESS1309 2/28/2014 7:12PM

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What a beautiful love story. My eyes are misty. Happy belated birthday. My older daughter's birthday is the 18th

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COPEMA 2/21/2014 12:38PM

    Oh darn it, I missed it! Happy Birthday, sweet B! I loved reading your blog and hearing you say you had a happy birthday! I'm glad the hubs stepped up when it was needed the most! The kiss and the "I love you baby" means more than any present! I'm glad to be back , so we can keep in touch better!
Happy Birthday from your dopey friend,
Hugs,
Marsha

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_KATHY_ 2/20/2014 1:17AM

    Very sweet! You are indeed blessed. Happy Birthday B !
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NICOLERZ 2/18/2014 7:04PM

    Aw, material goods are just that. Material goods. Love and kindness are much more valuable.

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BAMAJAM 2/18/2014 2:55PM

  Oh Happy Birthday--- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Your blog has been the best part of my day!! Goodness, you are a rare gem, and you and your husband are both lucky indeed--- There is so much "materialism" that your message was so very refreshing. So many marriages are about "taking" and not about genuine giving of the heart. True love shines and needs no gift wrapping because IT is the gift!

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ALICIA214 2/18/2014 12:28AM

 

I am a firm believer in the saying "Actions speak louder than words"
You are a very lucky Lady, and I also think your hubby is very lucky too because you
appreciate him and the lovely things he does for you you treasure the love not the
materialism.

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I beat the craving!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Yesterday I made the statement that a rarely add sugar to anything anymore.
Today I had to eat my words. I was craving sweets terribly, and running through a mental check list of what foods I had in the house that might satisfy the craving. Luckily for me there was no ice cream in the freezer, because I would have eaten it all, the way I was feeling.
I decided to just try straight up sugar. I put a quarter of a teaspoon of sugar on my tongue. After a few seconds, I was amazed to find that it stopped the craving dead in it’s tracks.
I logged the sugar on my Spark food tracker:
4 calories, 1 carb, 0 fat, 0 sodium.
I can live with that.
Now I feel like I need to brush my teeth!


  
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NATALIEMICHAELE 2/12/2014 11:20PM

    I sometimes do that with a small square of my raw, organic chocolate bar. I don't keep sugar in the house so usually if I'm craving something sweet, a banana has to suffice. LOL Really interesting that a bit of sugar stopped the craving! Good thinking!

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NICOLERZ 2/7/2014 7:02PM

    Well done! I never would have thought to do that.

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/7/2014 12:09AM

    emoticon with Georgia, what a great idea! Well done, lady.

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GEORGIA_KAY 2/6/2014 11:59PM

    YAY for a potential binge averted! By indulging (moderately and sanely) in what you craved, you circumvented all that resentment and binging that almost always follows denying yourself something you badly want.
WELL DONE!!
hugs--Georgia

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I beat the craving!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Yesterday I made the statement that a rarely add sugar to anything anymore.
Today I had to eat my words. I was craving sweets terribly, and running through a mental check list of what foods I had in the house that might satisfy the craving. Luckily for me there was no ice cream in the freezer, because I would have eaten it all, the way I was feeling.
I decided to just try straight up sugar. I put a quarter of a teaspoon of sugar on my tongue. After a few seconds, I was amazed to find that it stopped the craving dead in it’s tracks.
I logged the sugar on my Spark food tracker:
4 calories, 1 carb, 0 fat, 0 sodium.
I can live with that.
Now I feel like I need to brush my teeth!


  


We should all feel this way

Thursday, January 30, 2014

This video is about a news anchor and how she responds when a viewer feels the need to let her know how fat she is.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp
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Happiness Experiment

Sunday, January 26, 2014

This wonderful video put out by Sparkpeople will warm your heart.
You may even want to try it!

(A couple of you mentioned it made you cry. I must admit it got to me too! Hugs, B)

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp
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Belinda

  
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DARBYGAL 3/6/2014 6:12PM

    That was fabulous!


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PATRISNA 1/29/2014 3:12PM

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RENLLY 1/28/2014 1:28PM

    Thanks for sharing - sniff sniff

I also love that little virtual hug - cute

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NICOLERZ 1/26/2014 4:24PM

    It made me cry, too. Thank you so much for sharing that!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/26/2014 3:31PM

    Would you believe that made me cry? Looking at the video, particularly of the phone calls! Thanks for publicizing it!

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