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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am into my second week loving myself with the 50 lb weight loss challenge. This has not been an easy month for me. My mother died many years ago during this month and I always feel a little sad around that time. Also, my cousin who is like a sister to me is dying and this also makes me very sad. This week I have been taking care of me by being around my wonderful family and my wonderful Spark friends who are so supportive and also make me laugh. I have so much support all around me which is also a part of treating myself kindly. Tomorrow my daughter and I are going to the Olive Garden for lunch(one of my favorite places) and my granddaughter will be home for the week-end so I look forward to seeing Michelle. It is beautiful here today, the sun is shining and it is 70 degrees and I am so reminded of this beautiful world that I am so fortunate to live in at this time of my life.
I am also reminded how fragile life can be and how I must celebrate each day and also
celebrate the wonderful child of God I am by taking care of myself and treating myself with kindness. Value your life and those around you who are so precious. Enjoy your day!
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    June, This blog is beautiful! I read about your cousin on our team and I am so very sorry. I hope that you enjoy your weekend with your daughter and granddaughter. I know that it will be bittersweet for you. emoticon
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    It's wonderful that you are focused on loving yourself and surrounding yourself with support and love. I think we all need to practice this more!
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    June, my dear friend, you are such a tenderhearted kind spirit. YOU deserve the best. YOU always show compassion and care for your friends and family. NOW treat yourself to the same. Have a wonderful time with Michelle. AND, woo hoo, OLIVE GARDEN. I used to love to eat there. There salad and breadstick combo is unbeatable. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon
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  • SHARON10002
    I am sorry to read that this is such a difficult time for you. I hope that your granddaughter will spread her emoticon all over you while she is here this weekend.

    For a little spirit lifter, I invite you to read my latest blog, Love Yourself for Goodness Sake. It really helped me the day I wrote it.

    "People often say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves." ~Salma Hayek

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    Loving ourselves is so very hard to do. After all, the nurturing nature God gave to women makes us do for everyone else before we do for ourselves. Good for you! Enjoy the Olive Garden with your daughter and enjoy seeing your granddaughter this weekend.

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    Well it does sound like you've been good to yourself. And you deserve that. Have a great dinner..I love Olive Garden, too. I LOVE the salad and the soups. I also like the angel hair with meat sauce. I guess now I'd have to get marinara, but then there wouldn't be enough protein to keep me filled. Anyway...enjoy! emoticon
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    Ummmmm! Olive Garden, I love that restaurant! That will be definitely treating yourself "kindly"! Remember just how important you are to everyone! Especially how important you are to you!!!!!

    Enjoy and smile!!!! Share that smile with everyone you meet!

    Your SP Friend,
    Paula emoticon
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  • MISSM66
    I agree with you there,you is number one and you have to take care of your self if you don't do it no one will,so continue to take care of your self. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • -POOKIE-

    I hope you enjoy your day and it brings a smile.
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    Take good care of yourself, dear friend. You have a lot going on and you deserve the very best of care right now more than any other time. emoticon
    3509 days ago
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