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You can't be a Tough Mudder...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(...and, you know I'm not just talking about the sport, right?)

...unless you practice WHOLEHEARTEDNESS!

The following quote touched me deeply today...

"Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find the path that has heart and then walk it impeccably....It's like someone laughing in your ear, challenging you to figure out what to do when you don't know what to do. It humbles you. It opens your heart."
PEMA CHöDRöN

The Wisdom of No Escape
www.amazon.ca/Wisdom-No-
Escape-Loving-Kindness/dp/
1570628726/ref=sr_1_10?ie=
UTF8&qid=1347464670&sr=8-10


The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times
www.amazon.ca/Places-tha
t-Scare-You-Fearlessness/d
p/1570629218/ref=sr_1_3?ie
=UTF8&qid=1347464670&sr=8-3





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I have many friends who are struggling in a variety of ways these days, and I feel so helpless in the face of it all. All I can really do is keep holding each one of you up, and offer to you here (in my own best wholehearted way) what and where my prayers and pondering take me.

I hope today's journey nourishes your hungry heart and informs your journey beyond this place of struggle!

May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May you be overwhelmed by the grace of God as it simply "overtakes" you moment by moment... rather than being overwhelmed by the cares of life!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
Ramona


P.S. Click the links below each of the pictures above for bigger views!

Very Special P.S. I'd like to introduce you to a wee girl, and her family, who have touched me deeply, and who are living the very definition of WHOLEHEARTEDNESS... meet Pearl Joy Brown:

www.washingtontimes.com/
news/2012/sep/4/hicks-give
n-a-fighting-chance-little
-pearl-thrives/?page=all


life-edited.blogspot.ca/
(their blog)





...Because you are one WHOLEHEARTED tough mudder!

JUST DO IT.

UNTIL.






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'BEFORE' Pictures (May 31, 2009 - September, 2011) & Continuing PROGRESS (February 2012)! Next pictures OCTOBER 1, 2012!
(I should have known better than to have set a September 1st deadline... I don't have time for posing and snapping... too many other things need immediate attention to get our Fall off and RUNNING, LOL!)
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=2108514

(I'm now keeping these right under my nose... in addition to being part of every blog I post, they are printed off and taped to my bedroom mirror)


Measurements, Musings & Motivation to MOVE!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
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(UPDATED/rewritten: JUNE, 2012)


I've Reached My Goal Weight!!!!!!!
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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NOTE: My weight tracker is NOT a truthful representation of my weight. Instead, I am using it as a tool to help me visualize my goal as though it's already been achieved!
(Tom Venuto)


UNTIL. (My 'Just Do It' blog)
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=3541059



DONE Girl Love...
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=3694266

(the footsteps into which I place my own feet)


Leaving NORMAL... In Pursuit of Happiness
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=2232914



Why I'm STILL here... my SparkJourney Saga
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=1656330







Words CAN Be Enough... page 3
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4932741



Paleo... Do you really know what you're talking about?
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4964697



Breakfast is Served! (RECIPES)
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5018597





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IAM_HIS2 9/23/2012 8:18AM

    Wow, another heart and soul touching blog. God bless you! And thank you for blessing me!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/21/2012 9:49AM

    Thank you for the neat shares. emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 9/13/2012 11:38AM

    Thanks for posting so much uplifting information.

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GODIVADSG 9/13/2012 8:59AM

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IMREITE 9/12/2012 10:26PM

    a lot to think about.

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JUNEAU2010 9/12/2012 8:41PM

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(as always)

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GROKGRANNY 9/12/2012 4:16PM

    You are a beautiful human being, inside and out.

Your transformation is stunning.

LOVED the picture of you and your little girl ... adorable.

And you quoted one of my all time favorite people...C.S. Lewis.

God bless you for your gentle heart and spirit, Ramona. I am so thankful for you!! emoticon

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SLUNDQUIS 9/12/2012 3:48PM

    Nice!

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BERRY4 9/12/2012 3:33PM

    Oh my! Such wonderful, challenging, up-building quotes! Several of those are definite KEEPERS!

And I have read (w/ tears) and shared w/ friends the amazing life of Pearl. Thank you for discovering that story--showing how little we grasp the significance of LIFE.

May your day as well be filled to overflowing with the knowledge that you are LOVED.

God is bigger than all our fears and He wants us to grab hold when we stumble. Think of the little kid who keeps saying: I can do it. But God says you can SHINE if you grab hold of Me and we do it together! You were designed to work in tandem with Me! Because when you "can't," I CAN!

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LIBELULITA 9/12/2012 3:17PM

    What a very moving story...it touches you profoundly to read about Pearl, and also the very special people that are her parents. Thankyou for sharing this story and for such a very beautiful thoughtful blog.I hope you're doing well yourself emoticon emoticon

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