2BMYOWN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2BMYOWN 2BMYOWN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434018 One of my very old friends sent me an email today that is circulating all around. It is basically an email that speaks of the issue of race. It is meant to supposedly portray things from a **caucasian** perspective, in this regard, which I found ultimately disappointing, overall, given that I highly respect the person who sent it to me. She sometimes sends me things merely for feedback, which may have been why I got it, I don't know. But you know I can never resist giving feedback to is... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:55:00 EST Ladders, Mirrors, and Imprints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404898 I caught myself thinking today that life is a lot like a ladder that we know we have to climb in order to get to wherever we are going.....but it is like a ladder in a dense, dense fog. Only one, or maybe a few, steps are visible at any given moment. <BR> <BR> I don't know about anyone else, but I have a serious fear of heights. I don't know when I acquired that. My favorite pastime as a child was climbing to the top of a huge pine tree that grew by the corner of my childhood home. I ... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:50:33 EST Ashes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4187404 Here it is, another Easter season, celebrating new beginnings, renewal......new life. The end of the old, the beginning of the new....it's a lesson worth pondering. <BR> <BR> Anyone who grew up in the country is familiar with the old practice of the farmers' 'planned burns'. As deadly as fire is, it can also be a means of creating new life, and new beginnings. Farmers would intentionally set fire to parts of their fields, to burn the old growth down to the dirt. The residue that remain... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 14:25:27 EST Secret wishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2004887 Having grown up in the country, I have to admit that I have always been a bit of a nature freak. To my first mother's dismay, my usual pastime as a child was finding bugs, or critters, or some other wonder, and then tucking them in my pockets to bring home. This included bats, baby rabbits, baby o'possums, squirrels, and uh.....baby copperheads, which didn't amuse her in the least, since she had an absolute snake phobia. She much preferred the arrowheads or fossilized rocks I'd find in the... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 11:10:27 EST Doubtful--the miracle kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1981793 First of all, apologies to those who read this the first time around....I deleted it a long time ago from my other spark page, and then had a sparky friend tell me that she was sorry I'd done that 'cause she had wanted to keep it, so apologies to Irishsunsets, here it is again, and I'll leave it up this time! <BR> <BR> Have been talking of faith this week in one of my sparky groups, and have to admit, that's a subject very close to my heart. Has also been a subject I've struggled with alo... Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:09:11 EST