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Sunday, February 16, 2014

I know I haven't done a blog for a long time -- January 27th to be exact. And when you have people who follow your blogs and write to you that they miss them -- then it's time to write another. That's the reason for my "what shall we talk about" title.

Today I read a blog about "What can 1 person do?" and while it's true just one person would normally find it difficult to make much of an impact, unless you happened to be in a position where you had the funds and the power to do things. But even as just one solitary person, you CAN make a difference -- to someone -- to an animal -- or to the environment.

emoticon Make a meal for someone who just went through surgery!
emoticon Pick up the bottle or can laying by the curb.
emoticon When you hear of someone needing help, volunteer yourself.

Think of the impact if 99% of the people followed the above criteria. I say 99% as there is always that 1% who won't do anything.

You know, I recently went through a lot of stress in my life. It seems there is always one of two things that cause a bit of stress, but when suddenly there is more and more a person's body/mind just can't handle it all. It's like expecting your tiny little lawnmower to mow the whole ballpark. Even if you say to yourself 'I think I can' it could be that your mind just blows a fuse or whatever happens. For me, depression is the first indication that I've got too much on my plate (not my literal plate). lol
And I'm not normally one of those people who over-eat when stressed out, probably just the opposite. True, I may gulp down a bowl of ice cream with peanut butter on it, but that's it -- it's not an on-going thing. But for me, stress causes me to gain weight. And then gaining weight causes me stress. Does this look like it's going to have a good ending?

But, happily, sometimes things do work out for the best, and that's what is happening here. Most of the stress has fallen into place. All that is left is the normal day-to-day stuff that keeps you on your toes. My weight is coming down, the building of our home in Yarnell is doing really well -- and they've given me a date of April 1 as a date when painting (inside and out) will take place. After that it's a piece of cake, just stuff I call "finish work" -- hanging cabinets, putting in the appliances, flooring, and I suppose the frames around windows and doors. Not sure about that last thing, as this is my first time to actually build a house.

So I'm a emoticon "happy camper" right now. I'm back in swing, and will soon be boring you with more blogs than you ever wanted.

Be well, my dear friends, and thank you for noticing!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GALINAZ 2/21/2014 2:57PM

    You are so upbeat, I can't imagine how stressful it would be to lose your home as you did. I'm glad to hear they are almost done with re-building, its a lovely area

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OLDERDANDRT 2/17/2014 5:40PM

    I'm so glad you are doing well, my friend!! Also, that your house in Yarnell is coming along!! April will be here before you know it!!
And didn't I read in a status recently that you lost 2 pounds????? Way to go!!! So keep up the great work and stay the emoticon "happy camper"!!! ok???
Send my loves and cuddles to Amber!! (((HUGS)))

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CATLADY52 2/17/2014 4:53PM

    We all notice when you aren't in the mix. emoticon together.

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TRISTAROSE 2/17/2014 5:34AM

    Glad to hear that your home in Yarnell will be completed soon. You must be excited to know that you will be able to enjoy it this coming summer. So happy for you!


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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/17/2014 1:15AM

    nice blog !

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