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Power of Words


Friday, February 01, 2013

The impact of words are be remarkable.

When I was younger, it was a boy tearing me down because my low esteem was an easy target. Today, it was a spark friend saying the right words. This friend and I stay in contact through email. Part of her email her said: Be kind to yourself. This is great advice on any day, really. But today it was really insightful to who I am and what I was going through.

Basically, my Grandma has been in the hospital for the last week and half she has been in the hospital. It started because she had an aneurism in her heart and recently turned for the worse. The worse was her heart stopped twice and was in a coma. This morning she passed away when she was taken off life support. It was a shock to the system.

With that said, it would have been easy to binge on comforts foods such as pizza, ice cream and chocolate cakes. But, I keep remembering Barb's words that I should be kind to myself. I didn't do perfect but I did alright. Hope I can remember her words for the rest of the week.

So, if someone is going through something - there are alot of somethings out there - remember you can help them through the world wide web with the power of words.
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PATRICIAANN46 2/2/2013 10:11PM

  Hi Savannah........
My Grandma was my best friend. Even though she died several years ago, I still miss her. Whenever I am with Elizabeth, I hope that I am being as good a grandmother to her as my Grandma was to me. She certainly set the bar high!!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong and remember that she will ALWAYS be with you in your memories of her.
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KANOE10 2/2/2013 11:37AM

    emoticon I am sorry about your grandma. Your good friend was right. Try to be kind to yourself during this hard time.

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RUNNER12COM 2/2/2013 10:02AM

    "Be kind to yourself."

Such wise words.

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JPGSMOM 2/2/2013 9:54AM

    My heart is with you Savannah, and am feeling your pain.
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NATPLUMMER 2/2/2013 9:07AM

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KITT52 2/2/2013 8:50AM

    sorry for your loss....
find other things that comfort you about your grandmother, a favorite picture, card ....and find a family memeber to hug and hold durning these sad times.....

and of course be kind to yourself

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/2/2013 7:47AM

    May you hear and remember all the positive words to get you through the tough times. My mother went in for a simple surgery, suffered a stroke, lapsed into a coma and died. It was 2 years ago Thursday.
Take care of yourself.

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TORTISE110 2/2/2013 7:35AM

    No matter how expected, I think losing someone close to us is what you say, "a shock." What an important time to say the BEST words to yourself. Sending thoughts and a hug. I hope this is a gentle time for you, as well as a sad one.

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SHELL_G 2/2/2013 1:45AM

    It is so hard to lose a Grandparent. My deepest sympathies emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/1/2013 9:58PM

    Awwww, Savannah. I am glad that my words could help you. There are just so many times when we can't handle it on our own. And I've had plenty of those times in my life for sure.

This is a tough time for you and allow yourself to grieve. Don't be afraid to talk about it. Remember the wonderful times you had with your Grandma. They're treasures.

HUGS

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SHERYLDS 2/1/2013 9:44PM

    thinking of you Savannah....stay strong my friend emoticon

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MYLADY4 2/1/2013 9:40PM

    So true, words can be very powerful, both good and bad.

Hang in there through this tough time.

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