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Friday, March 01, 2013

I am not good at blogs. I have only ever written the ones on this site. I enjoy reading blogs from others on SP and I am inspired by so many of them. I figure if I am inspired by theirs then maybe I can inspire someone else.

I am having a tough day. I am working but I am also in prayer for a family that my family has been friends with for years. I found out yesterday afternoon that their home was on fire. Today they are trying to dig through the remains for whatever they can salvage from the life they knew less than 24 hours ago. I have been praying for them and have been very thankful for the life and home that I have with my family. All of the weight and health issues I have seem small compared to what they are dealing with. I am very thankful that they are all safe and no one was hurt. They have a lot of things to deal with now and decisions to make. They will have to piece their lives back together one step at a time. I am learning that that is the best way to deal with any situation. No matter what you are dealing with you need to take it one step at a time and keep your eye on the goal ahead of you. A saying from my childhood was: "How do you eat an elephant" Answer: "one bite at a time" I guess I never really thought of it in the right way growing up. I was always like "why would I want to eat an elephant?" Now I know how to apply it... I will complete my weight loss and health seeking journey just as my friends will rebuild their lives, one step at a time or one bite at a time.

Blessing to all who are on a journey of their own. You can do it!
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BABY_GIRL69 3/1/2013 5:26PM

    That is so dear of you to do....I will keep them in my prayers. God has a plan for them and with friends like you they are well on their way to piecing their lives back together. BUT God is control and His will be done....

God bless & take care!

Dee

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OZARKMARY 3/1/2013 2:08PM

    emoticon Thanks for this blog. I have said a prayer for your friends, too.
How horrible that must be to lose so much but a blessing that they are okay...I'm guessing. Funny how a saying that we just don't understand one day comes to light. When "S*** Happens" was the big thing, I had no clue what that really meant and didn't feel that it sure didn't apply to me. Then, my mom, my best friend, died. I knew then what it meant. The devasting news that I had absolutlely no control over...S*** Happens. Period. Have a wonderful weekend and do whatever you can to help your friends so that you feel better too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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