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4/25/10 10:03 A

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Of course we have moments where we wish we were better off, but luckily , the wallowing doesn't last long.You're right, it's only Self Defeating,and robs you of any true joy you may get out of life.Yeah, Your Profile name is very Appropriate!

To be happy and healthy in body, mind and spirit ,and set the best example for them, so that my children will be too. That's what I aspire to., to be the best ME I can be!


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4/24/10 6:54 P

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emoticon emoticon I also like Avon. I use to sell it several yrs. ago.

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4/24/10 9:48 A

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thanks sweet tooth i was brought up with the attitude,no matter how bad life seems there is always someone out there who is worse off than you and we should be thankful for small mercies.and you know what if you look hard enough beneath the surface you will find that person worse than you and if you can you should try to help them.what goes around comes around.i hope that my children will also have this same attitude as it can make your life a lot easier when things get rough.to always be seeing what you havenīt got instead of appreciating all the things you have will end up distroying all that you have and your enjoyment of life.i am not saying that there arenīt moments when i do have a wallow but luckily i soon realise it doesnīt get me anywhere except maybe depressed and i can snap myself out of it.guess you can see why i picked my profile name,hey?

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4/24/10 9:37 A

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You said it VERY well EVER-HOPEFUL!Also, A LOT of people live well beyond their means in an effort to keep up with their neighbors have.Though I DON'T truly know my neighbor's net worth, I know there are those who are better off, And those who ARE worse off.STUFF DOESN'T make us truly happy. Family , friends, togetherness, that's the stuff dreams are made of!I've realized this more as we have had our own struggles with getting by.I Scrimp and save, and don't get a lot for myself, so my kids can have what they need, and some of what they want. WE DON'T HAVE to have the latest in technology, I don't have to go to the salon, and get my hair done, or nails,or have designer clothes. You do the best with what you have, and are resourceful, repurpose things, shop at the dollar store, whatever.I ENJOY bargain hunting, and being frugal, it's a thrill really. Growing up poor taught me these things, and I'm doing my best NOW to instill these values in my children.Life is not fair, or even, SOME have more, SOME A lot less.It's NOT about the stuff you have , but the kind of person you are on the inside,(are you a good person, grateful for what you DO have?) that counts, NO matter what OTHERS may say.

Edited by: SWEETTOOTH10 at: 4/24/2010 (09:43)
To be happy and healthy in body, mind and spirit ,and set the best example for them, so that my children will be too. That's what I aspire to., to be the best ME I can be!


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4/24/10 9:14 A

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Welcome to the team!

Interesting thread title! It got me thinking about neighborhoods. I like mine. I don't have any idea if my neighbors are richer or poorer than me.

Mostly I'm happy I don't live in the slums and we have no cockroaches.

I hope your neighbors don't make you feel badly because you have less than they do. That's not very neighborly.

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4/24/10 8:16 A

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i think it depends on your definition of poor.even though my husband is out of work at the moment and even though i officially have a job but canīt work at the moment because of the kids medical conditions,money is knap but i am rich in a lot of other ways.i have a husband who loves me and who i love,i have three beautiful kids who though they have health issues they are happy and always a source of joy and inspiration to me.we have a roof over our heads and even if we have to budget we still manage to have enough food.(i make everything from scratch which though it takes time is a lot cheaper.)i sometimes look at other people who seem to have everything money can buy and ask myself are they really that happy.money isnīt everything and by not having everything delivered into there lap at the drop of the hat we learn to apreciate the things we do have.we donīt take as many things for granted as other people do and we have something to strife and work for.i personally concider myself very rich even though in the eyes of the state and other people my children are living beneath the proverty line.hope this puts another light on your situation.

karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)

if at first you donīīt succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
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if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love mo


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4/24/10 7:46 A

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Good attitude!Though you're struggling, You are trying your best, and are determined to make your situation better.Seems like you have a good work ethic.

Edited by: SWEETTOOTH10 at: 4/24/2010 (07:46)
To be happy and healthy in body, mind and spirit ,and set the best example for them, so that my children will be too. That's what I aspire to., to be the best ME I can be!


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4/24/10 6:50 A

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The willingness it takes to keep going until thing improve and that they will someday by george!



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