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7/31/14 3:48 P

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Today's Meditation: Promptings

If we are listening, we will hear promptings from the inner voice. Often they are suggestions for small acts of kindness and love. Sometimes they are urging to do a difficult deed in order to correct a wrong or apologize for making a mistake. Whatever the prompting, we are free to ignore or act on it.

Often ignoring the prompting would appear to be the easier course. Why should we go out of our way to help someone else, particularly if that person is a stranger? Apologizes are frequently embarrassing and deflate our pride. Reaching out to someone with love makes us vulnerable for rejection, and we fear exposure.

In the long run, to ignore the promptings or our inner voice is to commit spiritual suicide. These promptings are indeed for our growth. Our Higher Power leads us to do many things which we would prefer to avoid but which insure our recovery.

*~*Amy*~*

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7/28/13 7:17 P

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Each time I say "no" to a food I am saying a big "YES" to a healthier, trimmer me. emoticon



Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.


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7/24/13 2:28 P

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Something I have learned since becoming a vegan that makes it easier to say no:

"I CAN have it, but I DON'T want it."

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7/18/13 8:42 P

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I have a really hard time saying no, and my husband sometimes is a food pusher. He was really good with it for a while, but when I started losing weight and had nicer looking clothes that looked good on me, he started getting a little insecure. I have gained some weight back, and he feels more secure, but I know I need to do this for me and avoid surgery, that has been looming in the shadows. He is getting better about it now. I had an aunt, too, Amy, that used to offer all kinds of goodies, and I learned that I had every right to say "no thank you, I am so full, but your food is sooooo good." As long as I complimented her, she seemed to be happy with it. hee hee I love to cook, and I love different herbs, and I found a link for lemon balm. I hope this helps. www.yummly.com/recipes/lemon-balm

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7/12/13 1:21 A

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It is hard sometimes. I have an aunt, she's very sweet, but is a great at baking and loves to offer all kinds of cookies and sweets when I see her. Sometimes I am afraid I will hurt her feelings if I say no, but really, it is my right to say no. Sometimes I just tell people I'm on a weight loss program and I'm really sticking to it, although I believe moderation works too. Holly, I'm not familiar with lemon balm. Is that an herb used in tea at all?

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"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old." -Ralph Waldo Emerson



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7/10/13 2:10 A

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That is my biggest problem learning to say 'No thank you' when offered food I can do without.

I am learning to say 'No' but there are still times that accept then afterwards think 'Now why did I do that?' the answer is usually the simple fact it is an old habit that I sometimes fall into again.

I am putting up a sign sayings 'IT'S OK TO SAY NO' in the kitchen so I can see it from the living room. Being as the kitchen and living room is open plan I can see the kitchen from the sofa. That way when DH offers me something in the evening I can look up see the sign and remind myself to say No.

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7/7/13 4:53 P

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Each day I struggle with trying to get veggies in my diet. When I want a certain food I am out or if I do have it, it is not what I want that day. I have a lot of fresh veggies go to waste because it is only me. I do have leftovers. I am going to try putting fresh herbs from my garden in my dishes now that they are getting big enough to harvest -- cilantro, chives, oregano, tyme, rosemary, basil and sage. Any one got ideas for lemon balm?

Slow but will get there!


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7/6/13 9:07 P

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That is very true!

Keep moving whenever you can!

The more movement the more pounds come off!

Today only comes once! Make it count!

One thing that is never regrettable - a workout!


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7/5/13 5:45 P

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This is so true in life!



Slow but will get there!


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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY's Photo BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY Posts: 1,263
7/1/13 7:14 P

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This is from my daily food meditations book:

"Saying No"

There are times when all of us find it difficult to say no. Even though we realize that intellectually we can not have and do everything, we have trouble saying "no" to the foods, activities, and people that are not good for us.

Abstaining means saying "no thank you" when offered something that is not on our food plan. We may think that we are afraid of hurting someone else's feelings by our refusal, but sometimes it can be our own compulsive desire that prevents us from getting a firm no. Our sanity and health are more important than pleasing whoever is offering what we don't feel right having.

As we work our program, we become more aware of the people and activities that use up our energies unecessarily. Avoiding them gives us more time for strength for what means most to us. Learning when and how to say no is a very important part of our journey. Most often, the person we may need to say no to is ourselves.

*~*Amy*~*

Proud to be a Sunny Gal!

"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old." -Ralph Waldo Emerson



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