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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Been getting a little cheerier these last few days. I went to a really great Christmas concert featuring a few of our clients from the shop. It was really good and managed to lift my spirits. Also my Mom and I sponsored a few families for
Christmas this year, and last night we spent shopping for those families and it was a lot of fun. I think this is going to be a new tradition for me. It seemed to mean so much more buying for children that I know aren't getting truckloads of stuff already.

I saw this online today, and I just have to share, makes me chuckle, and think, so true, so true!

Lately I've been really searching myself to try and find who I really am, and how I fit into this big, wide world. I came accross this, and it seems to fit right where I am now.

All my soul searching has lead to an inner peace that seems to spring forth even in hard times. I've had to test this recently, since I found out yesterday that Tim is going to loose another job. I can't even count how many jobs that is in the last 5 years. It's been so many, that it doesn't even phase me anymore. This time it's for really complicated reasons, stemming from him telling the truth, so I am not upset. It is what it is, there is nothing we could do about it. But I have to admit my faith has been tested, and tested again. But, all in all, I choose love, peace, freedom from stress and worry and guilt and fear. I beleive that as long as I am alive, everything will work out the way it is supposed to. It may not be what I want, or expect, but it will be what God has planned, and ultimately what I need. It's hard to look at some of our struggles these last years, and admit that it was all a learning leasson that we needed to go through, but it is true. Every trial we have had has made us stronger, wiser and more in love with eachother. So, I say, bring it on. I'm not going to whine and cry and say "why us, why now, why????" I am going to say, OK, we'll get through this, like we got through the last trial, and God will show us what it is all about when we are ready and have the ears to hear.

On a cool note, I found out that the local pool has year round, daily lap swim. I bought two new swimsuits and plan on starting lap swim very soon. I can't wait! I was a lifegaurd and swimming instructor in High School and ever since then I have LOVED swimming. It is my favorite way to exercise, so hopefully I'll be at it really soon.

If I can consistently put into practice all the great things I've learned from SP I'll really be on a roll!!! I'm excited about the new year and think that 2013 should be wonderful. Have a lovely Christmastime. Hope the season is bringing great things your way.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIAJOEB 12/21/2012 10:30AM

    Keep on inspiring me..

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ME_HERE_NOW 12/15/2012 3:02PM

    happy swimming, sorry to hear about the job situation. your attitude is amazing, please send some over this way :)

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HIPPICHICK1 12/13/2012 10:04AM

    Too bad about Tim losing his job.
You will get thru it like you said.
Re: swimming...race ya!!
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 12/13/2012 6:42AM


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LEXIE63 12/13/2012 5:19AM

    Great blog. :-)

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RIDMYCOCOON 12/12/2012 11:03PM

    Big Fuzzy Loving Bun-bunny Hugz to you! Great attitude, faith and peace.
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BIGPAWSUP 12/12/2012 9:16PM

    emoticon Cool! Have fun at the pool,

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ARTFIT1 12/12/2012 8:37PM

  Great attitude. Great plan for lap swimming especially since it was a passion for you in the past.

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BLUE42DOWN 12/12/2012 7:43PM


That first one is definitely cute.

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