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The day temptation went out the door

Monday, June 16, 2014

On Sunday I packed a shopping bag with two boxes of cookies and a one pound box of a famous brand chocolate truffles, and left for church. I enjoyed the service and afterwards I headed off for my morning coffee and Sunday paper, minus the box of chocolates. I had regifted them to a nice lady at church who was celebrating her birthday next week. But I was still stuck with two boxes of bakery cookies, and there was no way they way they were coming back home with me. after I picked up my paper, I continued on to Wendy's for one of their great Apple Pecan salads and went to a favorite spot near the lake to enjoy in lunch in the beautiful fresh air. On the way I had passed a drug rehab center and saw a couple of residents sitting outside. So after I finished my lunch I drove back to the center and pulled up at the gate. I offered the bag with the cookies to the gate people, explaining that I couldn't have sugar, so couldn't eat them. I wished them a happy Father's Day and drove off. I don't know who was happier, them or me. I think ME. I was SO HAPPY to be finally rid of these "gifts" that I had received from well-meaning friends for my upcoming birthday. My thank you notes just said how sweet it was that they thought of me, and how I appreciated that! emoticon emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NANCYPAT1 6/17/2014 8:09AM

    What a lovely way to deal with temptations

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SUNRISE141 6/17/2014 6:36AM

    emoticon I AM SO PROUD OF YOU and have been praying for you on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! He is working in your life because you are letting him. I am here for you my friend anytime. You are in my prayers daily ! emoticon

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JILL313 6/16/2014 11:19PM

    It's so true when we give from our Heart to others, especially those less fortunate, I think we benefit even more than they do. It was a very kind of you & also helped keep temptation away. I'm very proud of you my dear friend. Sounds like you had a wonderful day taking in the fresh air with a healthy Wendy's salad to enjoy. Your a Blessing to those around you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 6/16/2014 10:03PM

Our over flow is someone else blessing

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TIMOTHY53 6/16/2014 8:12PM

    Always gotta be careful of what you regift to whom. I gave my sister bac something she gave to me. "No, Pat! I liked it so much I thought you shpould have one too." She didn't buy that.

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/16/2014 7:09PM

    Patty, that is a wonderful way to "get rid" of things that are just too much of a temptation. It's also a great lesson for me. Although I don't buy things like that, occasionally they find their way in the house via someone else. Giving it away will be my plan in the future, even if it is over the objection of my DH. He doesn't need them either!! Good job!! emoticon

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