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12/16/08 4:38 A

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You know there is always a downside to every upside. We are all aware that there is a downside but is so much more fun concentrating on the upside. Remember that song when we were kids. The Grand Old Duke of York he had 10,000 men he marched them up to the top of the hill and he marched them down again. And when they are up they are up and when they are down they are down and when they are only half way up there neither up nor down. So it so much more fun to be up don't you think. Strange how that just came to me. Well if you get it you will and if you don't it doesn't matter. Smile. Bye for now.

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12/7/08 10:26 P

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Wow Karen that's a great one, thanks for sharing that!!

Anybody else got an example of a change in Perception?

I used to HATE veggies, forced to finish my plate as a child, constantly scolded on how I need to eat them, not being allowed desert unless they were gone. Such a mental block I actually GAGged on some more green varieties.

Now that I have read so much material about anti oxidants, polyphlavonoids and free radicals, cancers and disease...food for healing, fiber and fecal decomp...eeewwww....I love broccoli and spinach and made a ongoing medium goal to see how many green veggies I can figure out how to tastefully cook.

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Progress-little to do with speed-much to do with direction.
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12/7/08 9:40 P

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I remember the importance of different perspectives after I heard a song about it. It included people in a train where young children were running around and making a lot of noise. The mother sat there and never said a word to reign her kids in. How rude, what spoiled kids! And the song continues that the kids had been couped up and made to be quiet in the hospital for many hours. The woman lost her husband and the kids father, but the kids were too young to understand. My feelings changed instantly from aggravation to sympathy, from impatience to wanting to entertain the children and give the mother a little time.



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12/7/08 2:14 P

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Perspective...what change have you experienced that can explain seeing the glass half empty or changed to see the glass half full?



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12/7/08 12:14 A

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Great perspective and an even better idea :) Thank you Carolyn

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Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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12/7/08 12:04 A

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Perspective IS a very interesting thing. I cant say thats the best example. ROFL sorry LOL I cant say the following is all that much better. I challenge everybody to come up with a change in perspective too.

Imagine having a job that you dont really like the other people who work there. YOu are not fond of the drive comute either.
Now imaging being locked in a room for a couple weeks straight, no phone but yes a TV, no computer either. Meals brought to you and a bathroom ajoins it. No spouce, no kids, no friends, no family of any kind...for 14 whole days.
Now think about how you would feel about that drive or those people you work with when being returned to normalcy.

Perspective...what change have you experienced that can explain seeing the glass half empty or changed to see the glass half full?

Failure- a stone on a path not the last one called success.
Planless gaol=a wish
Faithless dream=fleeting & amiss.
Progress-little to do with speed-much to do with direction.
Wiser to replace with better choices than to deny human nature-small smarter choice substitutions.
Purposely choose your thoughts-what you believe-you achieve-Be careful what you think
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12/6/08 11:48 P

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The Diaper Full Cycle
by Dr. Mark Shaffer

It's amazing how time distorts perspective. Emotions change as time transpires. Take the diaper. At first the excitement and anticipation we experience when we first wrap the silky smooth skin of our newborn in the first of an infinite pile of disposable gem catchers. Because after all, our treasures can only create gems.

They're so cute and soft and loving. So defenseless and dependent, a bundle of dreams, hopes and unfulfilled expectations. We are at their beck and call, all day, every day. Their cries are angelical, their odors pungent but heavenly, their regurgitations a long awaited sign that we have patted them long enough to resume their feeding. How effortless the
otherwise daunting tasks, always finding eagerly awaiting family and friends who trample over themselves in the hopes we would allow them the honor of changing their full diaper. How we cling to that fleeting period when our heirs are hopelessly clinging to our every blink. We are sadly joyful when they stumble away from their potty and graduate sigma cumlaude.

Fast forward eighty years. All accomplishments behind us. Our future is measured not in years but by the sweeping second hand.

How ironic. The diaper is the same but different. No one standing in line to change it. No longer are the contents cute. We will no longer hear rushing footsteps eager to clean the soiled wrapper. The skin no longer soft. The rashes no longer soothed. The cries no longer heard.

The anticipation is no longer for the first step but for the last breath.

The diaper full cycle. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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