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Thursday, January 05, 2012

How many people would trade places with another? Not for a day or a week, or a year, but actually switcheroo for life. I know the answer for everybody: NONE OF US!!

'Isn't that the simplest thing? No matter how bad I have it, there is not another I would trade places with forever. I may be poor, may be fat, may not have the ideal life, family is poster fodder for dysfunction, BUT I have shoveled out a little niche` to survive, be somewhat content in my skin, in my home, in my job, ,church, neighborhood, family. I do NOT have cancer, I do NOT live in a wheelchair or my bed, I can see, hear, feel, smell(sorta), walk, talk.
I am not in a war, can decide things for myself, am not in a prison, starving or unable to practice any religion or other freedoms others do not have...

I do not have legal problems, overexposure to the media, hounded by greedy people for my money, I REALLY do not have anybody jealous of me!!! LOL!

The above are MY things, my reasons for not wanting to trade, BUT, and this is a BIG BUT,,,
the main reason is that my God has put me here in this saggy, baggy, wrinkly old body, with this mind, home, job, family, health,etc.. for His purpose, ,, I am a gift to SOMEBODY or SOMETHING(God help them) for some reason.. HE moves the strings, I merely test the waters. HE gives me what I need, I merely have to figure out if I need it or just want it..

We are all on this wild ride called life, a short nano-second in HIS timetable, so I am buckled in my roller coaster seat, ready for the high hills, but kind of nervous about those deep dips on that big coaster,, they take my breath away, make me queasy, but I scream like a girl and zoom up and down, always landing on my feet, as HE plans. How amazing and awesome is this?? I am still working on the part where I put my arms up in the air as I do this zooming, but I am getting braver!!
This does not mean I am not a big coward and do not stumble a lot or make God scratch His head and say,"What was she thinking?"..
The big wonder for me is: If I am made in His image, I hope He either changes MY looks or His before I see HIM!!
( I think HE was still practicing with the molds when HE made me.)

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:43PM

    Very insightful, Lin. Definitely food for thought. . .

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CLVRL8Y 1/9/2012 8:42AM

    Very inspirational!!

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DEBGIL 1/6/2012 7:18PM

    Girl, you are such an amazing inspiration. Love you to bits! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/5/2012 10:01PM

    Amen to that Sister!!!
Great blog, Lin

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OCTOBER2842 1/5/2012 8:49PM

    You are wise beyond your time, I loved the post

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NORASPAT 1/5/2012 3:54PM

    Food for thought Linda, really food for thought. I too will undoubtedly read or think about this in the future. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonPat in Maine. emoticon

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LYNNIE2DOGS 1/5/2012 2:55PM

    Oh, yes! I will be reading this blog again later this week. Thanks pickie! emoticon

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ADJQUILTER 1/5/2012 2:51PM

    Very wise posting. God made us, and it is our job to become the best person that we can be, in His honor!

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Big news: cold, windy, cold, windy, cold...

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NORASPAT 1/5/2012 3:50PM

    Still doing better than Wednesday, it is forecast for no snow, but I do keep seeing white flakes drifting by the window. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/4/2012 7:20PM

    stay warm and healthy. bundle up good.

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KILLERANGEL47 1/4/2012 4:32PM

    BBBRRRRR!! I HATE the cold! Down here it was 34 degress C a couple days ago and it was GREAT! But now it's like winter again! emoticon

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BREW99 1/4/2012 2:15PM

    We just got sunshine today - hopefully it made it to you too! Happy Wednesday! emoticon

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Wowser it is cold!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I am really using my heated seats in the car! I never thought I would, but apparently a fat butt does not mean an insulated one. How do cows stay warm if those leather seats are so cold in my garage????

I feel that this year is going to be better for me, I have decided that it WILL be,, so many wonderful people in my life that helps me realize I am so blessed.

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:40PM

    I love my "bun warmers" as my mom called them!

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NORASPAT 1/5/2012 3:47PM

    Heated seats oh how CUSHY!!! that must be really good for the TUSHY.
I bet I would love those for the winter months.
We too have it cold but now it is Thursday and we are warming up. We have no snow on the ground and it is a Balmy 21 degrees right now.
I hope work is getting back to routine for you and the hand is much better by now. Thanks LINDA for being my friend. Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 1/4/2012 4:30PM

    Yeah! It does make you wonder how they cope with the cold! emoticon

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TEJANABENA 1/4/2012 9:46AM

    It's so strange. It was starting to get cold, and then we had some weird kind of front move up here in Seattle. It was almost 60 yesterday.

I suspect we will end up with a colder February and March than we did December and January.

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OCTOBER2842 1/3/2012 7:13PM

    Winter is just starting emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/3/2012 3:09PM

    I cn see you run out in your jammies and robe and turn on the heated seats run back in get dressed for work grab your lunch and head out and oooooooooohh and ahhhhhhhhhh as you melt into those warm seats. Wish the darn leather sofa was heated like your car seat.

How do you rate your home since it's been insulated do you feel it's warmer?

Hugs and enjoy the day.

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I-CHOOSE 1/3/2012 3:05PM

    Too funny! emoticon

I love that you have decided it will be a better year.

Stay warm & cozy!

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MYBULLDOGS 1/3/2012 12:04PM

    thats why i moved to florida. by the time i get in the car the seats are warm.

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no snow, no sun either

Monday, January 02, 2012

Thank goodness we have lots of clocks and watches here: cannot tell if it is night or day,, no sun at all since last Saturday for about an hour..
No snow either,, freezing rain..
Since this is a leap year, I am going to look forward to little things, try to work harder for a new thing ,,, maybe a different workout..
I am also continuing on making a pointed effort to say something nice to ten people a day,, strangers if at all possible.

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SHARON10002 1/19/2012 4:38PM

    This should be a cinch for you - if you can remember emoticon! I know I can't. I don't have senior moments - I have senior daze!

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NORASPAT 1/5/2012 3:43PM

    Hi there, I am back. I missed your first few blogs I was in Plattsburgh NY then we went to Bridgton Maine to visit a spark friend. Home by Tuesday and Oh my Wednesday was zero.
It is a bit warmer today but I will be walking indoors.
Belated Happy New year to you HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxox emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKALACK 1/5/2012 7:22AM

    Thank you for your comments on my blog :)
I know this MI weather can be a drag during Jan and February. I'm trying not to let it get to me! Saying nice to 10 people a day sounds like a great way to do it! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 1/3/2012 7:11PM

    You always say the niucest things, I can't imagine you being mean

Have a good one emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 1/3/2012 5:06AM

    That's awesome! I don't think either one would be any trouble for your coz 1) you are always busy doing lots of interesting things and 2) saying nice thhings to 10 people a day would came naturally coz you are such a nice, friendly person yourself! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/2/2012 9:01PM

    Only 10 people? don't forget the fur babies you see on the street as well. That's terrific goal I shoulod try that.

It sounds pretty cold up there.

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I-CHOOSE 1/2/2012 3:19PM

    Well count me as one of the strangers you've been kind to. Thanks for being the first person to notice my blog.
I love your idea to say something nice to 10 people a day. That's amazing! Have a Happy New Year!

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What's in store?

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Not one of us knows what is in store for us this year. Will we be left here next December or leave for our better life, as assured us at our birth? Living "as if" is the only way to do it.

AS IF I will never see a person again.
AS IF I will lose my eyesight, hearing, or senses of touch, smell and taste tomorrow.
AS IF I have only today to tell others what they mean to me.
AS IF I do not have the luxury of making my wrongs," right".

Each person is given 24 hours a day, one at a time. If they allow others to control their feelings, actions or everyday life, they have just given that other person THEIR 24 hours ! When I read about people that are emotionally or verbally abused by another person, I see that one guy got 48, the other zip!!
If we are allowed to exist another 364 more days, we have that much time to make that many choices, all of this is our gift; what we CHOOSE to do with it, is our reward or punishment for our choices!! Cannot get any easier than that..

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BRATS4 1/2/2012 3:11PM

    great thoughts

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OCTOBER2842 1/1/2012 9:33PM

    Good thoughts, Happy New Year

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