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Sometimes we are better than we think

Thursday, June 21, 2012

We all do what comes natural in life.We laugh,cry,complain,vent,and just act silly.There are a rare few that think of others and dont complain.My point is that yesterday as i was taking my walk,a wheelchair bound veteran came flying past me,no legs but a charming can do it he yelled giving me thumbs up!!To be honest,I was feeling like throwing in the towel when my back started hurting but,his constant cheering for me had me determined!!Just as I was headed up a hill,huffing and out of breath,here comes mr.wheelchair!Are you thinking of stopping?he asked,No,i grumbled why?Because,he answered you have your legs and you are awesome!!Laughing,I said Why are you here? to frustrate me or cheer me on?Both he yelled over his shoulder and sped off and i went home.I returned today and mr.wheelchair was nowhere in sight.I warmed up and took off with a good stride.Out of the corner of my eye I spotted the little bugger coming straight for me...holding out his hand he said hello,im Bryan..I took his hand and said im Susan!We traveled quietly for a few minutes when his flood gates opened and he told me about his life.I felt good to concentrate my thoughts on a friends problems and not think of my pain.We are "walking" together as a comeback team as he has alot of pain too.Funny how life comes around!His coach hangs around the trail keeping his eye on Bryan.He said That Bryan's attitude has changed and im glad... emoticonSusan

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MARTHASPARKS 6/23/2012 1:05PM

    You are a kind, loving person.

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FRAN0426 6/22/2012 7:48PM

    Motovational story, so glad you shared it with us. Everytime I think I must stop, will think of the two of you. One is the wheelchair and on walking getting your exercise in with another, pushing each other to continue the journey for the day.

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    Thank you so much for sharing this!

10k leader

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ANASONIC 6/22/2012 8:16AM

    Wow... You found a guardian angel. They show up when we least expect them and need them most. Sounds like Brian found his too. You are both challenging each other to be a better you. Awesome. emoticon

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DIBANANA 6/22/2012 6:33AM

  What an awesome story. How nice that you have each other to talk and "walk" with.

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GAELA-I-CAN 6/21/2012 10:55PM

    What a moving story. I'm so scared to excersize because of pain It seems like I work one day and need to rest the next day in order to work the day after. Now even with rest I'm in pain all the time. Sometimes I think I can't take it anymore. I shall try to follow your example and turn things around .. Maybe my cup will fill up....

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because I am woman,i am not stupid

Monday, June 18, 2012

I was at my wits end with our old car!It left my DH stranded at work,we picked him up and had the car towed to a Dodge dealer at home.Of course he is gone before 4 each morning and im here to deal with the car.It's the fuel pump and its going to cost more than we thought.I was staring wide eyed and open mouthed at the man before me!895*^%$#@ dollars to repair it and the car wont get us but $300 at the junk yard???The smirk and smug look that man gave me made me want to become ninja and slap him bald headed!I called my DD,she has a boyfriend that worked with a 20 year veteran mechanic.He called me and said they would repair the car for $100 plus cost of the part at Auto Zone($192.43 with tax)So,my future son in law drives a tow truck and i arranged for him to pick up my car....Oh mam says the smug serviceman,I dont suggest you have a shadetree mechanic do the job...we have trained mechanics and I worry for your,he worries about me after I almost had a heart attack..I walked right past him,paid for the diagnostics and left!!One day later,$292.43 bill and im driving my car!!!!Just because we are women,dont mean we are stupid.I was almost taken advantage of and after I called around learned that the most it costed for a replaced fuel pump repair was $632...What do ya'll think? emoticonSUSAN

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MARTHASPARKS 6/21/2012 8:54PM

    Shame on him and good for you.

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JANDK156 6/18/2012 5:40PM

    Just because we have breasts doesn't mean our brains are dysfunctional! I actually think for some men, our breasts render THEIR brains dysfunctional! Good for you knowing manure when you smelled it and looking for other options! Dealerships are notoriously overpriced for labor and even parts around Long Island. Be sure to thank your daughter's boyfriend! emoticon

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LVMAMAW 6/18/2012 4:53PM

    AMEN!! emoticon emoticon

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BLEGNER1 6/18/2012 3:51PM

I figured up yesterday that if Jeff and I had not done the fence it would have been way over 2k as it was with the help of my son and an 11year old grandson it ran about $500. The only thing we haven't done to it is stain it and Jeff does not want me to do that.

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TXGRANDMA 6/18/2012 2:57PM

    Yes, Susan! I definitely think that repairman thought he had you over a barrel! Thank goodness, my husband repairs most anything that goes wrong on our vehicles, and if he can't, we have found an HONEST repairman in town who we take all our vehicles too, if they are beyond my husband's ability to repair!

Good for you, finding an alternative! I salute you! emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 6/18/2012 2:56PM

    Unfortunately this type of thing happens all of the time. I learned that I have to be stone-faced and cool when dealing with these types of guys. If you're too nice they will try to sell you over the moon. Its such a shame.

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loving me for who i am

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Im a wife,mom,grammy,sister,aunt,niece,cousin and FRIEND!I have many roles that i love and am very proud of each one.I looked at my extra weight and did not cringe.I just vowed to get myself back to where I was before and am doing great!I LOVE myself first that way I can love everyone else.Im only losing like 2 pounds per week but,it adds up!you all take care and remember LOVE YOURSELF FIRST!! emoticonSUSAN

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/20/2012 2:41PM

    Oh I wish I was losing 2lbs a week, but it takes more than wishing!

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MARTHASPARKS 6/16/2012 10:05PM

    Your attitude will make you succeed. Way to go Susan!

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ANASONIC 6/14/2012 4:46PM

    Your an inspiration! emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 6/14/2012 12:17AM

    Wow! You're off to a good start! I wish that my weight loss were that good, but I haven't committed to exercise yet until I get clearance.

Best of luck on your health quest! emoticon

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LISACNM 6/13/2012 11:18PM

    Thanks for sharing this, I am learning to love my body as it is and to take better care of it, and not "cringing" is one of my challenges. By the way, I love your background, my page has a similar background of flowers!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/13/2012 8:42PM

    2lbs/wk sure does add up ~ Fantastic work!
Wonderful reminder to love ourselves.

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NSTARSMITH 6/13/2012 8:10PM

    I admire that you did not CRINGE when you confronted your extra weight. I gotta confess I CRINGED big time and still do sometimes when I think about how many times I regained weight lost in "diets". I know for sure the whole issue of shame is what that cringing is about and behind that is a struggle with loving myself no matter what ... so your blog message is 100% meaningful to me: Gotta love me first! Currently I am losing maybe half a pound a week - and ya know, that is fine with me! I have 14.5 pounds to go to goal and I do not want to hurry as I am practicing for maintenance. Maintenance is what I have never managed before so I need a lot of practice! Thanks so much for writing about our need to love ourselves first!

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ARLENE_MOVES 6/13/2012 7:49PM

    emoticon Super advice! And 2 lbs a week is awesome...

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Its not always easy being a volunteer

Thursday, June 07, 2012

I have been a volunteer at numerous places,none as rewarding as feeding the poor or the nursing home.My oldies are so grateful but,I feel great love from them.Watching them grow older and pass away after years of knowing them kills me!Octavia,a beautiful black lady would follow me around telling me about her life.Ronald,a 98 year old always had a sweet attitude.Genie 85,was so lovely!She had 17 kids,47 grands,and 108 great grands!!We had a coming home to Jesus party for them today.What a great time for memories.I sat polishing Ruby's toenails.She looked at me thoughtfully and smiled.Ya know honey she said patting my hand,you make life grand!!With tears I hugged her and said I have enjoyed all of you folks!I want to make thier lives more happy if i can,and im not the only one!Anyone out there that wants to make a nursing home residents day,Give it a try,it will enrich your life!! emoticonSUSAN


graduation update

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Kayla stood there before me about to graduate high school.I hugged her and went to turn away.Mom!wait!! she yelled over hundreds of voices.She came over,took my hands,looked me in the eyes and said,you are the reason im standing here today..MOM,I love you,Thanks so much for all the big things and little things you have done to get me here!I tried to pull away and she said no mom are my angel!!I was swallowing back tears,my eyes were red and I looked like Rudolph(red nose)She wrapped her arms around me and held me tight and ran off into the crowds...All i could say was WOW!!!
We screamed,yelled,laughed,hugged and applauded loudly as she walked up and accepted her diploma...hundreds of pics later we went and had dh's birthday dinner and graduation celebration!She said she'd rather hang out with us since her parents got her busy and she got her diploma!It was a great day and im sitting here with tears threatening to spill over just remembering it...... emoticonYa'll be sweet!!SUSAN

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FRAN0426 6/7/2012 10:54PM

    You have a wonderful and grateful young lady that gruduated and will start on her way to the rest of her life. Congrats to you for being there for her.

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LASKIE2 6/6/2012 9:51PM

    Those were beautiful words of appreciation. emoticon

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PANNSTRICK 6/6/2012 8:35PM

    Memories to cherish forever.

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NSTARSMITH 6/6/2012 8:05PM

    Oh, hey, what a wonderful graduation thank you your daughter gave you! Lasting and meaningful! No wonder you get tearful recalling it! Your pride in her is well deserved.

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