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When Life Gets in the Way

Sunday, August 24, 2008

As with that amazing picture above, our journey often teeters on the edge of success due to the stresses life throws our way. I have been dealing with some health and other issues lately which would have, in the past, thrown me totally off track. I have been dealing with each issue one day at a time; finding my way while looking forward to a new chapter in my life.

At the start of my journey I often wondered why SP offered some of the articles and advice that they do. I now know. It is because of the information and knowledge that I have attained here that I have dealing with my issues as I have. As each curve came, I gave it the attention required and then I moved on. That is not to say I did not rant an rave, throw a fit or two and proclaim about the unfairness of life. I did all of those - for a minute. The amazing thing is that throughout all of this, my journey has continued uninterrupted. My habits for health have become so ingrained that I incorporate them without thought. I find that I still preplan my intake for the day, get in my exercise and the water bottle is forever at hand. It has been a blessing that throughout this time of stress I have been given the tools to cope and move on.

I hope that as each of you meet your daily challenges, you realize that everything you learn here can, and is, all part of the big picture. SP touts a "Lifestyle" and that is what we get. Every article, all the advice, the teams, support and motivation we receive all congeal into a whole for what we need to lead our lives healthily; both physically and mentally.

I am still working on "me", that is unending saga, as it should be. We are never "done" growing and learning, becoming more than we ever thought we could be. I am just thankful that I have been given the tools i.e. information to make the journey in a fun and healthy way.

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8RIGHT2DAY 9/1/2008 4:02PM

    Boy Elle, you have really hit the nail on the head with this one. I am so glad this group is on this journey together. You are a marvelous inspiration to all and I am so glad that you are feeling so much better now. Stay well and happy.



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XTEDDYX 8/26/2008 12:53PM

    Elle, as always your writing is so inspirational. What I love about SP is not only is the information there for us to keep us going in the right direction, but we have the blessing to be there for each others as well. Pleased to be here on this journey with all of you. emoticon

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LUVMYORKIES 8/26/2008 11:14AM

    My Elle, Your writing is so wonderful!! You're so right....we are never ever done when it comes to working on ourselves. I believe I will be doing that for the rest of my life...LOL Together we will get through all the obstacles life throws our way! You are the bestest friend in the world!!! Thank you for always being there!!!

I love You MORE!!!!

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LEELYNN2 8/25/2008 9:31AM

    "We are never "done"" Isn't it great to know that even if we feel great now, we still have more to look forward to?

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CALA2008 8/24/2008 11:26PM

    Elle, are so precise! We are always learning, and here at SP we are given the tools, knowledge that we need to become better people in our own lives.

You are a beautiful and true inspiration, and I love you. Thanks for being you, for teaching me to keep going, and for all the advice, support, friendship, love and .... that you have offered me these last few months.

I believe in you, and I know you believe in me.

Love, hugs and blessings, Celeste emoticon

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LEAHSHEALTH 8/24/2008 10:00PM

    Hi Elle!

You are amazing! Thank you so much for just telling things the way they are. You have a lot of incite to offer others! Hang in there. I think you are right on with your assessments!


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LIFES*2*SHORT 8/24/2008 4:22PM

  Awesome blog... so true!! Keep on going... you can do it!

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CORIEFLASH 8/24/2008 4:21PM

    you're so right about the tools we get here. it has made a world of difference for me. my worst days now are far better than my best days before. that says a lot. thank you so much for keeping us all on task. we definitely need your leadership!

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