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Old Greeting Cards

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ever have one of those days or even weeks where you feel so inadequate? This weekend has been difficult for me because someone questioned my integrity and ethics. I am 55 years old and I cannot remember a time when my integrity and/or ethics were questioned. I'm the one who won't run a yellow light! I've never even received a traffic ticket!! I worked for the Justice Department...passing all the integrity/ethics questions with flying colors!! To read "her" words was so hard for me.

I was going through a pile of papers, cards, etc. earlier and stopped to read several of the cards. They were to me. They were from family and friends and some business acquaintances. WOW...talk about lifting my spirits! Their words were so encouraging and loving. It made me "snap" out of my sadness and reply to "her" with loving words to express my thoughts about what "she" said to me. Yes, I feel better.

You know, in the past, I would've reached for my "comfort" foods to wallow in my sadness, but this time, I chose to reach for the "comforting" words of people who really know me. I'm actually very proud of my choice not to indulge in past practices. I think getting reconnected to SparkPeople has helped me make this better choice!

If you're ever feeling sad or blue, pull out some of those old greeting cards that people sent to you and read them...they are sure to lift your mood!
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CEB2007 2/29/2012 7:55AM

    I also enjoy old cards. While going through my mother's stuff I have many old cards she kept which have been a blessing for me.

I am proud of you for handling a situation which could have been a stumbling block for you in such a way that it became a stepping stone instead. Good job.

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BARBIECAT 2/26/2012 6:08PM

    One of my friends keeps a pile of cards that people have sent her on her nightstand so she can read them when she feels "blue" That sounds a lot like what you did. good for you.
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CAM2438 2/26/2012 5:48PM

    Good for you. You should be so please with yourself. emoticon

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