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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Focus is happening & helping me, too!

I find when I am lonely, which doesn't happen very often, as I enjoy my time with me, I volunteer for something. I just go into the place I want to do something for AND tell them I have an hour or 2, right now, & what can I do to help? They are ALWAYS SO happy for the help. That way I don't have to commit myself to a long term thing. I travel a lot. I've been to senior centers, animal shelters, Boys & Girls clubs, even bell ringers. Wherever I am inspired to help, whatever my hearts desire is for the moment.

Also, this is the time I find out new things about me. A new healthy meal, try clothes on that maybe to big, finally. I learn new dances, etc. I'm learning Gangnan, right now. Easy & fun! I take time to really daydream.... what do I really want IF money were no object. I dayDREAM really BIG! This is the time I find out what I may have missed in my very busy life!

When I'm stressed, I take a bath! I'll add a cup of tea, lovely music & great bath oil. I just relax & let my worries, go. I take very deep breaths & visualize my dreams coming true! I actually stay in the tub, as I drain the water. I see everything I want released, going down with the water. I do this several times a week. I just get off the world & spend time with me!

AND as far as illness, SNOWANGELDEVA, you are SO right! We can ONLY do the best we can & be happy for that! I have been assessing my course, since last year, during Halloween, when my Sweetheart went in for a back operation. Our entire lives have changed. It was our wake up call! He is down 90# & me 43 or so. I can walk a 5K in 70 minutes! This is HUGE for us!

As I have said before, I prayed for an answer to my weight situation. I found Spark People, the next day! My prayers are being answered, daily! I KNOW this is why this program works for me. I never take Spark People for granted. It is such a blessing in all of our lives!

Love & Sparkles,

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Performing with FROSTY (we made him in 1968)

Frosty is a BREAK-A-PART Marionette

PIPPIN (court jester) & I performing for a Senior Center 2003
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    emoticon An answer to my prayers as well.
    When I think of our journey the 'Serenity Prayer' sums up the best perspective for me.
    "God grant me the serenity to acceptt the things that I cannot change." Until I accepted that I was ill I couldn't start on the road to healing.

    I've tried to write this comment a couple of times now, but, these chillun's are high maintenance. Gotta jet and read a whack-load of stories.

    We love the marionettes!

    Excellent work for you and your hubby! Congratulations!
    1899 days ago
    woo hoo! Love Frosty.
    1901 days ago
    Great attitude! Loved reading your blog!
    1901 days ago
    You look sooo adorable in your performing clothes...and your marionettes are absolutely dreamy!

    What fun the seniors must have being entertained by such a pro!

    I always believe that whatever you gain 3x over. I'm praying that your every dream comes true and like you I often day dream about what I'd do if I hit the 'lotto'...I'd use money for what it SHOULD be used and thats to help others.

    The hubs and I would load up a big ole RV...we would travel the country and visit all of our Josh's far flung friends, visit with them for a few days find out what their biggest dreams and desires are...have them give us an action plan as to how they are going to make it happen.

    If it involves it often times does...we'll be there to bankroll the project...that would make me SO happy! emoticon

    The year before last we volunteered at the local soup kitchen handing out food and blankets for our homeless. I just beamed for the entire are so right...volunteering is the BEST gift we GIVE ourselves! emoticon

    We'll be back in Iowa this year...I'd MUCH rather volunteer than spend the day with the in-laws...sorry...but OH so true! emoticon
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    1902 days ago
    emoticon Thank You for sharing your Blog - And Your Journey! - with all of us!! Spark Friends have been such a Blessing on this Journey, and I can't imagine EVER doing without all of my Friends here, no matter where the Journey leads me!!

    emoticon I agree with HMAZIS, the image of 'releasing the Water & your Worrys' is Very Powerful!! I may use it, too!
    1902 days ago
    love love love your marionettes!!
    1902 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    You are so right! Sparkpeople answered my prayers as well. I was looking for something when I came across this site back in June and I have been so happy with it ever since! I am so happy to hear that it is working so well in your life!
    I love the part that you let the water out of the tub and watch in go down like all your worries and stress. What a great mental image! I am going to borrow that.
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    1902 days ago
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