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10-12-08


Sunday, October 12, 2008


What's wrong with this picture? We are assaulted with contradictions and temptations like this every moment of our lives. Is it any wonder that we are increasing in weight and decreasing in health and moral strength/will power?

Anyway, that's from my "For what it's worth" department. I ran across some quotes today that I thought I'd pass on to those of us struggling with growth in whatever form. From an e-mail I received from a friend, entitled: A Woman Should Have:

...one friend who always makes her laugh...and one who lets her cry. If they both come in the same individual, that is a real lifetime treasure.

...a feeling of control over her destiny. God is in ultimate control, but knowing Him gives us true confidence in our direction, because we can see Him when we can't see the direction.

...knowledge of how to love without losing herself.

...knowledge of when to try harder, and when to walk away.

...a youth she's able and content to leave behind.

...knowledge that though her childhood may not have been perfect, it's over.

...knowledge of what she should and shouldn't do for love...or anything else, for that matter.

...knowledge of how to live alone without being lonely.

...knowledge of who she can trust, who she can't, and why she needn't take it personally.

...knowledge of what she can and can't accomplish in a day, a month, and a year.

That last one brings me to a question I was asked by a Sparkfriend recently...why I don't blog more frequently? I'd love to, but with the CFIDS, I have learned to pace myself carefully and pay attention only to what I absolutely have to do...most of the time, anyway. My "normal" fatigue level doesn't allow me to do all that I'd like. But having each of you to interact with is a great gift to me. I don't take it lightly! You each bring encouragement and inspiration into my life as I read your blogs and comments around the site.

So for all of us imperfect people, here's my closing thought...also lifted from an e-mail. (I'm completely w/out originality today...)

"Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light!" Go shine some light on your world through your best efforts...no matter how imperfect!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THREEWHALES 3/19/2009 10:37AM

    Thank you for your words. They came as a blessing to me this morning.
I would love to read your article "The God of Tiny Things."
Blessings...
threewhales

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SAYRAH-M 11/11/2008 9:21AM

    Thanks so much!

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STARTSPARKING 10/16/2008 1:13AM

    What a picture... It makes me think of another photo of contradictions:

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"...knowledge of what she can and can't accomplish in a day, a month, and a year." That's an important one for me also. I need to recognize that there is finite amount of time in a day, and there is only so much I can do. Therefore, I need to prioritize and not get overwhelmed.

Thanks for another brilliant blog post, my friend! emoticon

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KATHYLM51 10/14/2008 9:06PM

    thanks, loved your blog. You may write less than some but you say more.
I have to use the cracked thing in the quotes on my page....to keep "me" in line. Take care of yourself. Kathy

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KATHYLM51 10/14/2008 9:06PM

    thanks, loved your blog. You may write less than some but you say more.
I have to use the cracked thing in the quotes on my page....to keep "me" in line. Take care of yourself. Kathy

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LUCRECE 10/14/2008 7:29PM

    blessed are the cracked...heehee

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DOTSLADY 10/13/2008 10:18AM

    Sometimes I think I let in toooo much light I'm so cracked. :0P

I'm SPing less, and paying more attention to my health. There are few people who inspire me, but you're one. I treasure whatever you give and appreciate you!
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(Love today's pic, too!)

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ANNIESADVENTURE 10/13/2008 1:47AM

    Our local WW is in a strip mall, with Coney Island on one side and there used to be a Baskin Robbins ice cream on the other side. Look at this way: they may have planted the WW where it was most needed! As a very wise person once said, "Only the sick need a doctor."
But I do agree with your point.

You have to do what's best for you. We enjoy your company and insightful comments on our blogs. You are a faithful encourager, and we are honored to know you.
Annie



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ROYALETBONE 10/13/2008 1:37AM

    Dang woman, so nice.
I feel like most of your blogs are very special- like having a perfect sunset. I don't ask why so few- I'm happy I get them when they come.
Thank you so much for being you.

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QUILTEDCAT52 10/13/2008 1:04AM

    Thank you for the day brightener! emoticon

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