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HOW BLESSED WE ARE


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Many times I am emoticon emoticon about my situations.
Why should I?
I am 84, my doc says I look good for 84 and am in good health for 84. emoticon
Seven years ago I was so heavy, was a caregiver and took care of my husband more than myself.
As you can see by my before and after pictures there is quite a difference.
My blood sugar was better, cholesterol better, blood pressure better everything better after losing a lot of weight.
Then I hurt my knee. And guess where? At the gym emoticon
In March of this year I had a TKR and have just a thin white line showing where I had it.
Now I was supposed to have the other one done in August and they had to postpone it. I waited and waited and felt emoticon for myself. This doctor is so good he has a lot of patients. I wouldn't want one who got you in the same day you wanted it. emoticon

TODAY I SAW PEOPLE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN ME AND ALL YOUNGER THAN I.
First my pastor's wife in Mexico needs prayer, her son who I met at the border begged me to pray for him and his family. All of these were like my kids and grandkids.

THEN I WENT TO EAT and I saw a lady who looked like she might be in her thirties. I noticed she was limping and noticed she had an artificial leg.
I felt like emoticon not for me and my selfishness but for her and those so much younger than I.

The realization came to me I should practise what I preach. Live a positive emoticon life. Keep a emoticon on my face and emoticon
for those less fortunate than I.

God has me here for a purpose. May I fulfill that purpose and be led by His
Spirit and be patient with His timing.

Irene
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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/23/2013 3:28AM

    You said it so well, Irene!
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And this week, I was stuck in my own complaining spirit, so these words were perfect for me.
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LKWQUILTER 9/18/2013 7:23PM

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/18/2013 6:09PM

    Great attitude!

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RENIESSPARKIN 9/15/2013 4:27PM

    Oh, Irene, You and I have the same ideals. So, more than our names. When I have something happen, it's amazing how many visit, send flowers and emails. I'm overwhelmed at the love I can feel. Love is what really makes the world go 'round.

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{{Irene}}

Luvies,>Irene (Renie)

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/14/2013 9:04PM

    Sometimes it's hard to stay positive, then we see someone worse off and it's a good reminder of how blessed we are!

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MNNSAIDE 9/14/2013 8:36PM

    Beautiful Attitude!!!

Keep your chin up ---

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SOPHIEDO13 9/14/2013 12:16PM

    Keep up the great outlook on life !!

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LADY_KATHY 9/14/2013 11:00AM

    To God be the glory!

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LIFE-FAITH 9/14/2013 11:00AM

    emoticon Irene! You are such an inspiration!
Thank you so much for posting.
Continue to take care of you and keeping a positive outlook!
God Bless you!
Jean

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DIDMIS 9/14/2013 10:41AM

    emoticon emoticon 's for commenting on this blog.
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PURPLELVR7 9/14/2013 9:31AM

    You are so right, thanks for the reminder. We are all blessed, no matter what challenges we go through. Things could be worse - but we have God.

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/13/2013 9:39PM

    God bless you! Even through all our trials, there are great so many great positives to be thankful for. Your cup of joy runneth over. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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NANA-B-FITZ 9/13/2013 12:36PM

    Great post Irene

For the short time I have been reading your post I can tell you are a kind, generous and faithful lady.

WE are human and we do fall. Weather it be selfishness, ungratefulness or just plain being in need of attention. But then a wonderful thing happens our mind remembers the lessons . The things our parents and our church leaders have instilled in us.

That's when we become grateful for all the good things God has placed in our lives.

God Bless All Of Us


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SADIEDOLORES 9/13/2013 12:07PM

    A GREAT BIG AMEN IRENE.
SADIE

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FLYER99 9/13/2013 11:22AM

    Irene, may I say that this is a wonderful blog. As you know, when we travel through life we have our good and bad times, but we should be able to see the positives in everything. It's like your mention of the lady with the artificial leg. So lucky are we that God has blessed us. Have a wonderful, blessed day! Bob.
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MRSJERRYBUSH 9/13/2013 11:16AM

    "Count your blessings, name them one by one......" Guess we need to sing that every now and then. Thanks, Irene.

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L*I*T*A* 9/13/2013 10:27AM

    we do need to see how fortunate we are.........
in order to appreciate what we have............
great reminder..........
blessings and hugs......lita

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L*I*T*A* 9/13/2013 10:27AM

    we do need to see how fortunate we are.........
in order to appreciate what we have............
great reminder..........
blessings and hugs......lita

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L*I*T*A* 9/13/2013 10:27AM

    we do need to see how fortunate we are.........
in order to appreciate what we have............
great reminder..........
blessings and hugs......lita

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L*I*T*A* 9/13/2013 10:27AM

    we do need to see how fortunate we are.........
in order to appreciate what we have............
great reminder..........
blessings and hugs......lita

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SANDRALEET 9/13/2013 8:45AM

    Yes we are here for a purpose not ours put Gods

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PATTYKLAVER 9/13/2013 8:20AM

    I love your attitude! Hang in there!

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MOM2GEO_JR 9/13/2013 7:58AM

    Yes, Irene, So true, we just have to look around us and we can count our blessings. We all are apt to forget, but thanks for the reminder. Love you. God Bless

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MAMISHELI53 9/13/2013 6:18AM

    You are so right - when we start feeling sorry for ourselves it's time to count the blessings. Shel

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RAINBOWMF 9/13/2013 1:05AM

    One of the very best blogs you have wrote.

We Always need to count our blessings there are many people who would love to be in our shoes.

Everyday, I am thankful for my blessings .

Love Mary

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NELLIEC 9/13/2013 12:49AM

    Amen! I am in prayer for you and for the Mexican family. As for the lady with the artificial leg, it may be a case of a blessing for her since otherwise she might not be alive.

A bunch of years ago, a good friend of mine had twin girls. The second one born had deformed legs and ended up with both little stubs being amputated and she had to learn to walk with two artificial legs. My friend said that while they were sad for her, they were glad she was alive since the doctor said that she came very close to dying while being born.

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/13/2013 12:48AM

  Doesn't that even make one feel better.. having such an attitude.

There are plenty that complain and are not grateful. We need cheerful people like you! emoticon

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SUNSET09 9/13/2013 12:36AM

  We are truly blessed and I am thankful! Yes and amen! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLEMIDG 9/13/2013 12:29AM

    You are so right. We should all stop and think of others. I have been thinking that same thing lately. I never would have guessed you are 84 from your picture. You look great.

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ALICIA214 9/13/2013 12:19AM

 


Amen to that.

You do look good .. emoticon

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