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Each Life Has It's Place

Saturday, April 03, 2010

We cannot always know which of our actions will help us to fulfill our purpose for being on this planet. All that we can do is to do our best. We can try to remain aware and to affect the lives of others in a positive way, by smiling more often and sending good energy out to those we encounter in our daily lives. Through it all, maybe we just need simply to trust the words, "Each life has its place." Trust this. YOUR life has its place. May you make that discovery with joy.

The rest of this article may be found here: www.artofloving.com/heartandsoul/lif
eplace.htm

  
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PUDDLE_JUMPER 4/6/2010 8:50PM

    It is so good to be kind to others but we must also be kind to ourselves. Life can be very unforgiving and it is not wrong to take care of ourselves. Love is to be given though and as often and as much as possible as far as I know but I have also learned to be careful. Blessings and Peace.

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ANOPTIMIST 4/6/2010 11:08AM

    I loved that, such a good "life reminder"...thanks for sharing!!

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TRUELOU 4/4/2010 3:16PM

    Thanks, that's touching.

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RAINBOWFALLS 4/4/2010 4:38AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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WRITERGIRLMEL 4/4/2010 2:36AM

    Lovely sentiment. Definitely worthy of a reminder.

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BETRME100 4/3/2010 10:50PM

    Great blog, Willow...sometimes it's difficult to remember that lesson, but I'm going to be more conscious of it...

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L*I*T*A* 4/3/2010 8:05PM

    wonderful...........thanks so much for sharing......
wishing you all the blessings of Easter.....
blessings and hugs...............lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/3/2010 4:52PM

    Nice thanks Willow.

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SLCB1023 4/3/2010 12:29PM

    Wonderful article... thanks for sharing it with us. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/3/2010 11:29AM

    i did a bad thing the other day. i think i'm going to hell for it. seriously. i was standing in line to get my son a gift card. the lady in front of me had a difficult problem. she turned around twice to apologize to me. i smiled and said no problem.
the longer i stood the more my knee ached. a little old lady stepped up behind me. i smiled at her and said hi and she grunted and looked the other way. then she left the line and went and stood at the other register at the customer service desk. i thought hmm...whats that about. she looked at me and literally sneered. finally, after close to 15 mins, the lady in front of me was done. she once again apologized to me and i said no problem!! and happily limped to the register. the girl looks at me and says I will be with you in just a moment..this other woman was first. and heads toward ms grouch. I said "OH NO SHE WASN'T!!!" the cashier stopped and looked at me..i said ma'am i've been here for 15 minutes..i was here when you STARTED with the customer before me!!
i looked at the grouchy lady and said Ma'm...am i wrong? were you here first? and the lady literally GROWLED at me and looked the other way. the casheir came back, took the gift card, charged it, and i handed her the exact amount of cash for the card. took less than a minute for my entire transaction. and i felt like crap.
I should have let the old lady go. never mind that i was in a hurry to get home and see my son that i havent seen in months. see he was making his way here from a long ways away and i didnt want him to come to an empty house. Never mind that my sig other who is on his 4th go with cancer was sitting in the car waiting for me.....and thats really uncomfortable for him but i combine trips to save on gas and truly didnt think it would take me that long. Never mind that the man behind me said good for you..i was just behind her and SAW what she did. and never mind that i am in so much pain with this leg that large doses of heavy duty narcotic pain relievers are the only reason i can be upright. I should have let her go.
I feel awful. my whole point in telling you this is that your blog hit home with me. I wasnt nice. I wasnt wrong, but i could and should have shut up and not said a word and let the grouchy old lady go ahead of me. Who knows what HER story is? maybe she is in pain..maybe she has had a tough life. she was there to get a lottery ticket. she had a card in her hand to cash in...thats how i know. maybe she spends her SS on that in hopes she can get dinner. i dont know..but thats the point..I DONT KNOW. i could have been the bigger person..and i wish i had been. I think by being kind to others we find our place..and i wasnt on Thursday. I will strive to do better....

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DAYANAND1 4/3/2010 11:19AM

    One thing I know for certain, that is we are here to Love, Serve and remember who we are.

Namaste'
Be Well
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Welcome Spring!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday, March 20, at approximately midnight is the official first day of spring for 2010 in the Northern Hemisphere (Vernal Equinox).

No one is more happy than I am to see Spring arrive! 68F for us yesterday and today! Saw my first robin yesterday. Yes, Spring is here!










  
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JESSICA_0029 3/24/2010 11:33PM

    Happy Spring Willow emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 3/24/2010 9:09PM

    It's 6:07 p.m. here in SoCal and the birds are still CHIRPING!! Yes, Spring is indeed here. HAPPY SPRING to you!!
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GRAMTOTWO 3/23/2010 10:31AM

    Couldn't resist helping you see your second Robin! Happy Spring my Spark Friend.

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BIJOUX7 3/21/2010 8:46AM

  Love your graphics. Enjoy. I woke up to snow yesterday. It is gone this am, but currently a chilly 42.

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TRUELOU 3/20/2010 11:47PM

    Welcome Spring!
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TRAVELNISTA 3/20/2010 11:19PM

    I love Spring I think the best of all of the seasons.

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/20/2010 10:43PM

    Wooohooooooooooo. I am so stoked for Spring to be here as well.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/20/2010 4:23PM

    is snowing here!!! but we have robins too..lol happy vernal equinox!!

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L*I*T*A* 3/20/2010 12:09PM

    happy spring to you !!!
love the graffics !!!
blessings and hugs................lita

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/20/2010 11:44AM

    Ah! Spring! Finally! There are people who have had a lot worse winters than what we experienced here, but even in NC, it was a longer, colder winter than what we're used to. I'm so glad to see the sun again, to feel a bit of warmth in the air, and to see the forsythia blooming, the cherry trees flowering, and the daffodils coming up ~ and, yes, the first robin! All ever-constant reminders of renewal!

I hope you enjoy a beautiful spring weekend!
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WRITERGIRLMEL 3/20/2010 11:27AM

    Today is also my grandma's 89th birthday! Unfortunately, I can't be there to celebrate with her, but I think I'll call her to wish her a happy birthday (again, since I called her yesterday because she may not actually be home today) and a happy first day of spring. I might also take a break from unpacking to plant a few flowers and send her a picture of them.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/20/2010 11:24AM

    It actually feels like spring. (out in the sunlight)

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DIETSAFARI 3/20/2010 12:50AM

    We in the southern hemisphere are heading for winter. Do like autumn, don't love winter.
You enjoy yours!
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ERIECANALGAL 3/20/2010 12:44AM

    Yeah for Spring!

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The Awakening

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A time comes in your life when you finally get it...

When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you
stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice
inside your head cries out - ENOUGH!

Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on.
And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum,
your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or
twice, you blink back your tears and through a
mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world
through new eyes.

This is your awakening...

Read the rest here: www.artofloving.com/love/awakening.h
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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/3/2010 11:02AM

    One of the most powerful things I've read lately...I can see in just how many areas I need to grow wiser and in just how many ways I need to accept myself and listen to my own inner wisdom. Thank you for this!
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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 3/21/2010 4:49PM

    Thank you!

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BIJOUX7 3/21/2010 8:48AM

  Lovely post. Serves as a reminder to listen to that little voice that says "enough".

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LINDA! 3/20/2010 12:36AM

    Thank you!!!

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KASS72 3/19/2010 7:46PM

    Thanks for sharing that!
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RAINBOWFALLS 3/19/2010 1:58PM

    Thankfully, I found it a month ago and I'm still going strong!

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SM-ARTGIRL 3/19/2010 1:41PM

    WOW! emoticon

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/19/2010 9:22AM

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 3/18/2010 10:41PM

    I really needed to hear that. It was amongst the best things I have read lately. The woman really touched my heart with her story and her wisdom and experience. I have saved the article. I believe it will come in handy. Thank you, Willow.

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L*I*T*A* 3/18/2010 7:43PM

    great share..................thanks......
....blessings and hugs................lita

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CATTIANN 3/18/2010 6:30PM

    Just amazing and inspirational. Thank you!
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DAWNO64 3/18/2010 5:59PM

    Fantastic!

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    emoticon Loved that!

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    emoticon Loved that!

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St. Patrick's Day (questions)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Are you Irish? Even just a wee bit?
Not an ounce of Irish blood in me, but I'm Irish today!


Will you be wearing green?
Yes


Do you wear pins or shirts with funny sayings? If so, what's the saying?
Hmm, maybe I should find my son's pin that says "Kiss me, I'm Irish"...lol


Green Beer, Guinness or Jameson?
I'll leave the beer for someone else


Do you believe in "The Luck of The Irish"?
Most definitely!


Will you be cooking a traditional Irish feast?
no, but am going out at lunch for it


What's your most favorite green food or drink?
broccoli


Have you ever tried to find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
no


If someone you know isn't wearing green will they be getting a pinch from you?
no


Have you ever seen a Leprechaun?
but of course!


(I borrowed this from "Dusty"...thanks! Copy and paste into a new blog and fill in your answers!)

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/18/2010 1:53AM

    Cute!
And I loved it!

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/17/2010 10:52PM

    Cute questionaire.

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 3/17/2010 7:12PM

    May the luck of the Irish be with you now and always! Hugs, Karen emoticon

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AMETHYST0809 3/17/2010 12:01PM

    Yes...we're all Irish today! I am wearing green, making a traditional ham/cabbage boiled dinner tonight, and if I have enough energy left, might move my feet a bit to the beat of the Riverdance CD! Happy Saint Pat's Day everyone! emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 3/17/2010 11:50AM

    Happy St. Patrick's Day Willow! Have a great lunch
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RAINBOWFALLS 3/17/2010 11:24AM

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy some green vegetables today!

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TRUELOU 3/17/2010 10:47AM

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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L*I*T*A* 3/17/2010 10:19AM

    Happy St Patrick's Day to you..................all the luck of the Irish to you !!!
blessings and hugs...............lita

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PINKZIAB 3/17/2010 10:02AM

    Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's day!

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! (Blessings of St. Patrick's day upon you).

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Just a friendly reminder!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's that time again! I don't know about you, but I look forward to this every year! More daylight! WooHoo!!!









  
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V_ON_THE_VERGE 3/18/2010 4:06PM

    Totally love it too! To get home from work and it's still light out - what a great feeling of COMING BACK TO LIFE. Over-dramatic...? No, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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JESSICA_0029 3/17/2010 12:07AM

    LOVE SPRING TIME!!!!!

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ANOPTIMIST 3/16/2010 7:51PM

    Thanks for the reminder...I absolutely love this time of year, it's so nice to just get outside and enjoy the sunshine and warmth!!!

Hope all is well! :)

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/14/2010 1:39PM

    lol not me..i love winter and fall...but i can sure be happy for YOU!!

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 3/14/2010 10:15AM

    I am SO totally with you on this! I vote for Daylight Savings Time year-round!
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NANCYRUBIO 3/14/2010 7:36AM

    I live in AZ and we don't change our clocks. We just have a remember what time zone we are in every 6 months.

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 3/14/2010 12:27AM

    Already? OOPS -- I did forget! Thanks!

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 3/14/2010 12:06AM

    Got it! Thanks!

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L*I*T*A* 3/14/2010 12:04AM

    great reminder..........thanks so much..........blessings and hugs.............lita

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/13/2010 11:14PM

    Thank you. Just reset my clocks.

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LINDA25427 3/13/2010 10:23PM

    Thanks just told my hubby to not forget about sitting the clocks up .

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SHASTA11 3/13/2010 8:59PM

    More light yeah. Even though my daughter is 37 and knows to change the clocks I still remind her. It's a joke, but one year I didn't remind her and she got upset.

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TRUELOU 3/13/2010 8:12PM

    Woo-hoo!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/13/2010 7:53PM

    emoticon Gotta love it...Spring is in the air!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 3/13/2010 7:49PM

    Got it!
And thanks!

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JENNYMC7 3/13/2010 7:30PM

  Thanks for the reminder. Spring is in the air.

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DEBMORSE1 3/13/2010 7:26PM

    I LOVE Daylight Savings Time!!! WooHoo for Spring!!!

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RFH417 3/13/2010 7:21PM

    Me TOO!!!

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