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close calls

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I had a close call this week-a health related issue of sorts, not the kind of issue you want to go into if you are in your late 40's and already have children in two generations. My buddy on the thread that is my salvation had a close call w/her mother in a car accident. Some of us have had close calls w home improvement issues, child problems and the things that can catch you unawares when life rears its head and show you who is boss. But the friends I have made and the confidence I have gained through Spark has led me to realize that even though there are so many things I cannot control, I do not have to use that as an excuse to NOT control those things that are in my charge. You may not be able to carry the torch for everyone but you very much can do what is necessary to keep your own torch lit. Cool, huh?


Don't burn the bridges you may want to jump off of

Monday, April 03, 2006

There are times we burn our bridges and leave ourselves with no way to get back to where we took a wrong path. I also sometimes am guilty of burning the bridge I would like to jump off of! It is really a funny journey-this whole life, weight loss,learning,growing up,growing old gracefully-or kicking and screaming if need be. There are things I am waiting to find out, but the good or the bad will come and catch me no matter how fast I run. I just have to live with life but I don't have to let it defeat me. Making goals is a hard thing for someone as stubborn as me. I hate to be told what to do, even by myself, so learning to accept instruction and direction is something I have to re-inforce to myself on a daily basis. The only time I will lose is when I quit so I tell myself every morning and every evening "QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION!"


think about this...

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Words are so powerful that God SPOKE the entire world and all that is in it into existence. There are physical scars you can see but the scars left by words are invisible to the naked-eye and can only be seen by the soul. If we spoke to our friends and loved ones w/the same unforgiving spirit most of us speak to ourselves with, we would have no one to call friend and we would not be too well loved. In the same vein as those addicted to drugs and alcohol-but w/a more difficult task, as these things we can live w/out and food we cannot-let's all remember to "just for today":take the time to be kind to ourselves, be as forgiving to our mistakes as we would our friends and believe we are as worthy of support,love and encouragement as anyone else we might take the time to support,love and encourage.


March 31,2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

I have come to the conclusion that months w/thirty-one days in them are evil for me. It seems as if August, December, January, March, and July are toxic to me-May escapes for some reason.......possibly because I am in such a panic mode that school is out for the summer.
It may also be shock that the electric bills are getting ready to hit triple digits as the temperatures do! April...quiet,calm, spiritual little April. Bring it on!


Some favorite motivational quotes

Monday, March 27, 2006

I need all the help I can get, so I am constantly looking for sayings that speak to me.
One of my all time favorites is from Georg Eliot-a female who used a male pseudonym because she knew she would not be able to have her works published as a woman: "It is NEVER too late to be what you might have been."
I think I will add one or two favorites every day- hit me up w/the ones that are most motivating to you.


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