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With Love and Gratitude On Memorial Day 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Just had to drop by and say
That I don't need a special day
To celebrate those we lost
Who gave their lives - such a cost!
No, I don't need a special day
To thank them all in many ways.
Not one day that I am free
That I don't thank God for thee
Who gave so much it makes me cry
I hope there's a reward on high
As I don't know if I could be
That kind of hero that we see
In history books who fought and died
I love you all, thank God, I sighed.

  
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JCORYCMA 6/2/2011 5:37PM

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post!

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NATPLUMMER 5/30/2011 8:44AM

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SAFETYSUE 5/30/2011 2:39AM

    Great words to live by, we never forget those who have and are serving. Most of all the ones who gave their lives.
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STUFFNEARTABOR 5/30/2011 12:38AM

    Very very nice.

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Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Wishing all my friends a wonderful Mother's Day. Enjoy!

  
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TRACYZABELLE 5/10/2011 2:42AM

    I hope yours was wonderful too

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/9/2011 4:08AM

    Happy Mother's Day!

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NATPLUMMER 5/8/2011 10:53AM

    Happy Mother's Day!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 5/8/2011 10:18AM

    Thanks Jesse. I'm a mom to three cats and a bird. Does that count? :)


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LIBBYFITZ 5/8/2011 4:37AM

    Same to you emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/8/2011 3:53AM

    Have a great day today!

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MARLINDA5 5/8/2011 12:51AM

    Happy Mother's Day :)

I love the pictures of the cats -

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Thoughts & Prayers for Tornado Victims

Thursday, April 28, 2011

To all of those who've been impacted by the amazingly awful tornadoes, my deepest sympathy is felt in these tough times. It's such a helpless feeling to not be able to do anything after the ravages of mother nature.

Take care and prayers are with you.

  
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NANCY- 5/2/2011 7:51AM

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/29/2011 11:10AM

    I agree

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/29/2011 8:47AM

    I agree....

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NATPLUMMER 4/28/2011 2:30PM

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KWHITEHEAD9 4/28/2011 1:11PM

    I share you sentiments. Prayers to everyone! It is all so sad!

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Happy Easter and Keep Hopping Down that Bunny Trail

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just wanted to give my sparkpeeps a shout-out wishing all a happy Easter.

And remember to keep moving... even if it's just hop, hop, hopping.

  
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MILLISMA 4/24/2011 8:39PM

    Happy Easter to you too! emoticon

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MARTY19 4/24/2011 8:07PM

    Happy Easter! I hope it was fantastic.

Marty

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IAM_HIS2 4/24/2011 5:11PM

    Happy Easter Jesse!!

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NATPLUMMER 4/24/2011 9:58AM

    Happy Easter!!
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JLITT62 4/24/2011 5:42AM

    A good reminder! Happy Easter to you, too - enjoy the day!

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SAFETYSUE 4/24/2011 1:40AM

    WOO HOO! HAPPY EASTER AGAIN, HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

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Reminders from Animals of The Lightness of Being & Quote I Found

Monday, April 18, 2011

This weekend I exercised my hiney off. In the wonderful sunshine, in a field surrounded by nature. A couple of people had their dogs out and as I walked the long loop, I watched these beautiful creatures run and fetch. Reminded me of how I've always liked to move and be active, but how I've stalled out with all the recent losses. It's time to start my engine again.

One dog suddenly just flopped on the ground and rolled around with happiness. I laughed aloud at such a delightful display of joy and unabashed enjoyment of life. It really was fun to watch.

Of course, there are my own furry little brothers - Prince William and Harry - who are puppies in cat bodies. They are rascally dudes who are just in love with life - plain and simple. They remind me that I can (and WILL) reclaim the joy that was usually in my heart before all the deaths of loved ones (10 in the last 3.5 years).

And a quote I found that I would like to share...

A 16th Century monk named Fra Giovanni once said, 'The gloom of the world is but a shadow, behind it, yet within our grasp is joy. Take joy.'

  
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LIBBYFITZ 4/20/2011 11:19PM

    A big hello from Me! i really enjoyed reading your blog, it brought a smile to my face! emoticon

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RYDERB 4/19/2011 4:29PM

    We can learn a lot from our animals. I'm so sorry about all the loss you've had in your life. Today I met a woman in my Boot Camp class that had recently lost her husband. She said that at first she just couldn't even get out of bed, but that she realized by waisting a whole day feeling sorry for herself, she was not honoring her husband's life, or the life they had together. It sounds like, You're on your way to finding your joy again, and to honoring the lives of your lost loved ones. Good luck! emoticon

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JLITT62 4/19/2011 5:09AM

    Love the quote! Yes, the animals make me laugh every day - I say it's their job. When I'm not yelling or angry at them, of course.

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/18/2011 8:58PM

    I'm still looking forward to better weather here. Soon I'm sure. Enjoy

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SHOOTIN4STARS 4/18/2011 8:36PM

    I love that quote! I had a major meltdown this weekend. I felt so down Saturday, and I can even explain why. I think it was hormonal. Anyway, I could have used that quote then! Thanks for sharing-- Lisa


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/18/2011 8:13PM

    Great quote!!! I'm delighted you had such a fun day watching the dogs while you were walking.

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NATPLUMMER 4/18/2011 6:34PM

    I'm glad the animals were there to help you remember joy. It's a reminder we all need.
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JOYATLAST 4/18/2011 5:39PM

    Hi Jesse, I've been away quite a bit. Loved reading your blog. You painted a picture I enjoyed sharing. Grasping JOY with you!!!!

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