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If you're going to be a people pleaser... who should you please?

Monday, August 20, 2012

The old song says, "You can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself!"

But I have to say a close second was seeing the grin on my doctor's face... two years ago, and again last year, when we had our annual visit.

Since last year, my medical history has changed... I now have a sister who is a cancer survivor... at last's year's appointment I was still saying no family history of cancer. And this year we discovered my allergy to penicillin... which was humorous even while being very uncomfy and put my training plans back a ways.

BUT the important thing is that we got past that. I'm really pleased that I got past that side track, back in the training swing and finished what I set as goals for myself. Recovery from illness or injury is one of the great lessons of life. We have to get up at the end and keep going, and keep being patient with our bodies through reality.

I'm looking forward to fulfilling the rest of the year's planned events, too, and especially that big trip in November to run ... in Florida ... with Marsha.

Of course, she's had a side-track, too, with a foot injury. So it is my hope and prayer that she is able to recover from that and come back to train. And Marsha, even if we WALK each step of the way, we WILL finish. Recovery comes first. Achievement of goals follows.

So, have I done it? Pleased myself? Yeah, I'd have to say that I have.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 8/22/2012 1:25AM

    In pleasing yourself, you have inadvertently pleased others -your loved ones will be pleased that you are doing everything possible to hang around longer on this Earth :))
Keep on being amazing!

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ANDI571 8/21/2012 9:26PM

    Do you ever get tired of hearing how awesome you are. When I get down, I always think of what you have accomplished. emoticon

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DEBRA0818 8/21/2012 6:04AM

    Way to go, Barb! I'm guessing your doc doesn't get to see many like you in the course of the day. You're probably an inspiration to him too!


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KARIDIAN1 8/20/2012 10:53PM

    Sure is a good feeling when your doctor is happy with your checkup. i know mine has been.

You are so generous to be willing to take a slower pace for your friend Marsha if she isn't 100% for your run in Florida. Plus you will have the fun of doing it together all the way.

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LEANJEAN6 8/20/2012 9:19PM

    You are SO SO good to see that blog----horrible when the big desktop quits----I love yer photos--so nice----Lynda emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/20/2012 8:57PM

    Thanks, Barb. Not totally healed, but making progress. We will make it!!! -Marsha

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SUNNY332 8/20/2012 8:28PM

    You have a lot to look forward to, Barb.

Hope Marsha heals and is back to her training soon.


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LJCANNON 8/20/2012 7:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You have Pleased Yourself alrighty, but along the way you have Inspired so Many Others, and led the way to Us Pleasing Ourselves, too!!
So glad that you are My Friend!!

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WILMASOTO 8/20/2012 3:03PM

    Love your blog as alaways! So motivating! Way to go on pleasing yourself!! I love that!! You are an amazing example to all of us and just to let you know you please me aswell. Each victory you have convinces me that if I try hard enough I can accomplish all my goals.

Continue enjoy your life!! You are truely amazing!

Wilma emoticon

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RONNIEHUEY 8/20/2012 1:02PM

    Please your self! Who cares about the rest of the world emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2012 11:51AM

    Great song! Rich Nelson (a real heart throb then!) "Garden Party". So true, too.

You rock! Keep on reaching for the stars.

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MSLZZY 8/20/2012 11:39AM

    Just as it should be-please yourself. You have come a
long way! HUGS!

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MARIO432 8/20/2012 10:58AM

    Well put

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KALIGIRL 8/20/2012 8:47AM

    Sorry about the allergic reaction, but glad you're OK - love the photo background - especially the end to the swim!

Here's to LIVING life - whatever it hands us!
Namaste my friend.

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EBEAMS 8/20/2012 8:46AM

    You go, girl ... Attitude is EVERYTHING! emoticon

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PROFMOM4 8/20/2012 8:22AM

    Good for you! What a great feeling!

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