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7/17/12 4:38 P

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Thank you so much for sharing. It's true there is the over doers and the underdoers, it takes time and pain to teach us moderation.

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7/17/12 12:22 P

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Many years ago, my thing was the church, and school. I did the shopping for the teachers, I had a Sunday School class, I headed the Ladies group, and chauffered everyone around. I was always to busy. My days were flying by, never home, always busy helping someone else. Until my grandfather got sick, I was helping an elderly woman moved, and didn't make it home for the 3 hr drive because I was busy. I lost my grandfather. After that, I made sure I took time for family and myself.

I felt badly at first, it took time, I still did somethings, but let others do what I didn't have time for.

"Staying Strong"


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9/11/11 2:54 A

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I wondered how everyone was doing. I have a job as a nanny and love it. I still work 3 overnights a week. Hubby is lonely but stepping up and I am still losing!

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7/28/11 6:01 P

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Accomplished the grocery shopping trip and we have the church pantry completely restocked! It was fun to go grocery shopping with someone else and we even went out to lunch emoticon

Dance as though no one is watching you, love as though you have never been hurt, sing as though no one can hear you and live as though heaven is on earth.


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7/28/11 5:00 P

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It isn't easy but it sounds as you are very well balanced and can set limits.

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7/28/11 11:00 A

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Today I am going major grocery shopping for the church pantry but I enlisted the help of another lady from church who has a van. I hope to get enough food to keep the pantry stocked for a full month so I don't have to go shopping for awhile!
I tried to have a day off for myself yesterday but the phone kept ringing! I did not answer and let the answering machine get the calls and sure enough, one of them was from the church asking me to visit with an elderly couple who I know and care about. I just have to make time in my busy schedule to vist them. The husband fell and broke his hip and had to have a hip replacement and the wife has the early stages of Alzheimers. They are like grandparents to me and I did not have an extended family while I was growing up and the church has become my extended family now.
I find it so hard to scale back when there are so many things to do and people to visit. We belong to a Memorial church and that means that most of the people are older but it is a great little church with lots of hugging and love for everyone!!!
I will make the time to go visit this couple next week!!!

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7/28/11 12:58 A

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You're making the right choice to scale back. It's something I'm working on, too. Good luck with it.

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7/26/11 6:45 P

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Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

- Anna Robertson Brown, author



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7/26/11 6:38 P

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And your works as well. It is better to love the jobs you do and share it with others, than to feel resentment and have others see that as your gift to God!!

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7/26/11 6:26 P

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Thank you and I really do think it is a healthier thing for me to do for myself, my husband, family and friends as well!!!

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7/26/11 6:12 P

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I have always done that. I have no boundries and although I love to be needed, eventually came to resent it. But I won't let go. I see that you are. How healthy is that!! I admire that!!

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Since I no longer work, I thought that I would have time to do lots of volunteer work and I do! The trouble is I think I am too busy doing volunteer work and don't have enough time to do the things I want/should do at home and in my life. I am the assistant to the manager at the Mission Thrift Shop at our church, head of the food pantry, Sunday School teacher, count offerings once a month after the services and now I got on a party committee! I did turn down being in charge of a bulletin board this past week and am going to get out of the party planning as well. I feel like I have a full time job with all the things I do and need more time for ME! I am going to cut back and have time to stop and smell the roses from now on!!!

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