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Burdened Down

Saturday, June 09, 2012

How is it after a big event of happiness and joy that I often find myself on the opposite end of the mood pendulum? Just after my big marathon walk seems things unraveled a little in my life and left me swinging. To top off my sad days, my old dog of twelve years passed away this week. Ironically the day just before I received a book that I had ordered months ago in the mail. Seems it went around the world before it found my house. The title of the book - Great Day, Every Day.


Blackie 2000-2012

It was like a little breathe of fresh air. I'm breathing again and biking again and working on facing each day again one at a time. Life is work and seems if we want to live well we must work at it each and every day!

This morning I left my piles of laundry and stacks of dishes and went to get my hair done and eyebrows. Feel like a new woman and will work to keep the happy thoughts rolling.

Take care and have a good week all!

p.s. Since my big walk I have been trich free - this week makes three! I had been pulling and picking some during May fretting over something.
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INBRAZILFORNOW 6/11/2012 5:38PM

    Oh Michelle, I'm so sorry about your pup. What a great photo tribute to him. I know he will be missed tremendously. Now he's up in Heaven with my pups - running, playing, and getting belly rubs. It doesn't make it much easier I know.

I really like Runningoma's advice about mini goals. I needed that advice too-thank you as always for sharing. You're in my thoughts and prayers!

Michele

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SLASALLE 6/11/2012 2:15PM

    So sorry about your loss of Blackie - my kitties are part of my family, so the losses run very deep! You sound the same.

I think it is TOTALLY normal as you're going through the grieving process that your emotions go from one extreme to another. It's all part of the process.

Hang in there. You are in my thoughts!!!

Stephanie

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RGEETING 6/11/2012 12:51PM

    You're in good company... your experience kind of reminds me of Elijah... who had just out-run the king's chariots after the victory at Mount Carmel - and then he hit the depth of depression... "It is enough, O God take away life!" I'm sure you're already familiar with his story.

We were not meant to live off highs and lows in our emotions... but to be steadfast... I've had to study this concept in Scripture on a regular basis, it seems. It helps me to not base my happiness of temporary goals or accomplishments -

I agree with both the ladies who have commented. And I add my sympathy for you in the loss of a loved pet... May I also congratulate you for these amazing accomplishments!

God ministered to Elijah in the midst of his "low" - by sending a ministering angel to feed him and by giving him rest. May God minister to your needs in His great wisdom, knowing exactly what you need!


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GIRLINBRAZIL 6/11/2012 8:47AM

    Thank you both! Starting a fresh new week. Will have to set my thoughts on a new happy goal to reach for!

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RUNNINGOMA 6/11/2012 6:58AM

    I am sorry for your loss.
I kind of felt that let down after my 1st 5K. I realized I needed another goal. So, if I make some mini goals, it helps with my outlook.
Nice to get your hair done. Sometimes those are the things we need to do to just take a breather before getting back to the daily grind.

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KIMMARIE11 6/9/2012 10:13AM

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your long-time companion. We wonder at times like these if it is worth it to give love only to suffer pain, but then looking back and reliving the memories brings us to the realization that absolutely, it is worth it. You have some beautiful memories of Blackie. He was quite handsome. (forgive me if I err on gender).

Congratulations on your 26.2 walk! What an accomplishment. And biking. Sounds like you are living.
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