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My life is complicated, I am complicated...I have always been. Life was not handed to me in a neat little package with pretty bows..My life did not come to me with instructions. I often felt that I was just set on the floor and told "this is life." Now you figure it out. Abandoned all alone to navigate this path of life..I never really knew why I felt that.. I had parents, a sister..a family unit..somehow we just never felt like a family. I felt out of place, like I never fit in.. I have spent a lifetime trying to fit in..I felt if I could look a certain way, act a certain way..have the right hairstyle, wear the right clothes..walk and talk a certain way I would be okay.. i would be loved and accepted.Of course I needed to be blonde, clear skinned, and a size eight..The trouble with all of that was.. I had this all wrong..the acceptance i was seeking was not "Out there" It could only be found within myself..Nobody told me..Even when I found God the idea of someone loving me unconditionally was so foreign to seemed impossible..And yet it is true..I have spent a lifetime running from the very thing I should have run to...Yes it has been a long journey one with many twists and turns..and I know I have not always handled things as i should but I know I always did the best I could at any given moment. Everything is life lessons and there no answers in the back at of the book..and everyone's answers won't look the same because everyone's journey is not the same...I know that in the end love is the only thing that matters and that love must first come from within and work its way out to the world around us...Many people have given up on me..that's okay..because the one thing I will not do is count me out and give up on me..because i am worth it..I always have been..

Member Since: 5/18/2015

Fitness Minutes: 79,913

My Goals:
To have a healthy bmi
to be more active in my day
write in my journal daily
try to find the joy in each day

My Program:
Dash-Medi diet
walking daily
strength training

Personal Information:
Married..caring for my husband with dementia in the home as long as I am able.. I am a writer in search of my truth.

Other Information:
I want to learn to be less stressed..

I have learned that..

You can't go back and change an experience.
You can't make it 'unhappen.'

But you can change how you feel in this moment... about that experience.

You can change how you perceive that experience.

You can change what meaning you give that experience and what suffering or joy you create long after the experience has passed.

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  • v SHARON10002
    It's Motivational Monday, and even though this is a week late, the message is still meant to help you through not only this week ,but the rest of the month. I'm wishing you a nurturing , and nourishing November - all for the body, spirit, and soul!

    emoticon N - Nurture yourself to a new and fabulous you!
    emoticon U - Use your mistakes as stepping stones to a new path.
    emoticon R - Replace your fear with gratitude, and your whole world changes.
    emoticon T- The thoughtful heart will find many blessings in almost every hour.
    emoticon U - Unwind in your favorite place each day to reclaim your balance.
    emoticon R - Remind yourself to celebrate your tiniest victories today.
    emoticon I - Invest in “me time” to help keep your determination fresh each day.
    emoticon N- New choices are always a possibility.
    emoticon G - Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life.

    emoticon N - Nurture and instill the practice of family values every day.
    emoticon O - Our most significant growth happens when we least expect it.
    emoticon V - Victory lies in every choice you make. Be wise.
    emoticon E - Every experience, good or bad, is a lesson for you.
    emoticon M - Make time for something you enjoy doing today!
    emoticon B - Be grateful for what you have.
    emoticon E - Expect abundance at every level to meet your every need.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved for just being you.
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    You can do it!

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  • v JUDITH316
    Afternoon Hello

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    And wish you a Blessed Day ahead...
    And Say Thank you for your Friendship & Support emoticon

    1 day ago
  • v --DEBY--

    emoticon ~ ~ Waving Hello ~ ~ Welcome to a MARVeLous ~ New ~ Day ~&~ Week ~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~ Deby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    "As we express our gratitude,
    we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
    but to live by them."
    – John F. Kennedy~

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    "May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
    but as the opportunity to do what is right."
    - Peter Marshall ~
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    A simple thank you has magic, it changes moods,
    opens doors and warms cold hearts.
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