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3/26/13 9:34 P

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I'm with you, BeeKayBee. I've had to give myself permission to slack off; it's taken all the energy I have to do the non-negotiable things like work. I'm trying to come to some sort of sustainable balance, and I'm for sure not there yet.

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2/28/13 1:43 P

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Dear Friends,
It would seem that one of the things I did to be gentler with myself was to not participate in SP teams -- and only marginally in SP overall. I am still the administrator here -- would others care to join me? Thanks to Kakipopup and Dottiebell for all their care of this team. I find myself to be quite busy with my service to Friends in New York Yearly Meeting, which leaves less time for my virtual presence here. However, I've put my body back on my to do list so I am back at Spark People.

Best, BeeKayBee

-- BeeKay

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12/18/12 8:45 A

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Beyond myself, I believe that I try hard to have a gentle attitude toward others. I am far to critical of myself. Too often, Raging at me for those things I haven't accomplished. I would not ever do that to a friend so I am constantly questioning why I do so to myself. Then I stopped take some deep breaths and ask myself, "Is that how the Lord feels about me?" He calls me unique and wonderfully made. He inspires me to look outward, not inward. He tells me thro His Holy Word, to think on the good things. He tells me,"If there be first a willing mind..." and I ought follow His Lead and His Light. Even through I catch myself in my own failings and frailities, my friend Jesus is there to show me the better Way. To view myself through His Eyes and His Heart, being showered with His Abundunt Grace, and knowing that He is as close as my willingness to pray and simply ask for His Help or His Hand.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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12/14/12 8:11 A

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I would that I had found these words myself...but alas, I was led by the Light into the path of a similiar soul...

Be Ever Blessed, dear friends....

"May I be overwhelmed by the Wonderous Grace of God
rather than by the cares of my life."

It is good to share both LOVE that is GOD,...and KINDNESS that is His Command.

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12/31/11 4:45 P

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I'm looking over old posts. I'd say I'm a better at this than I used to be. My spiritual director helps me notice where I'm not gentle with myself as I would be with others.

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11/18/10 8:41 A

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I find that I am pushing myself too hard, in too many areas of my life. Is that gentle on myself? No. Something needs to give, so I'm going to add a discernment process to see what I can release from my life.

-- BeeKay

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9/17/10 4:15 P

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I try to be, but all too often I focus on what I'm not doing, either at all or as well as I feel I "should" be doing.

Sometimes I wish I could treat myself the way I treat others....I'm working on it.

Edited by: KAKIPOPUP at: 10/20/2010 (18:09)
Be gentle towards all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves --Rilke

It's never too late to be or do what you might have been or done!

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different---MEZZOANGEL

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9/17/10 9:10 A

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Are we gentle with ourselves in our process of becoming healthier?

-- BeeKay

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