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12/29/09 11:55 P

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CATHYCOOK4 - what does 49 feel like (lol) I don't remember if we had any day above zero (C) over the past month..........

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12/28/09 11:28 P

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I am very sorry for your loss!I've lost both my parents and the holidays are the worst times but you do seem to get through them. Good luck and God bless! lucie641

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12/28/09 1:40 P

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Thanks...

Happy New Year, Everyone!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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12/27/09 2:01 P

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Thank you everyone for your kind words.
I.M. Magic-Your words are so true. I love to read your posts.
TANNERSMOM7-My father died 15 years ago and I can still smell him. Scent is very strong in times of trouble or need.
I love my Sparks family. Thank you!!! emoticon

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12/27/09 1:05 P

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The best thing so far today is looking outside & seeing the sun for the first time in days. Also, a temperature of 49.

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12/27/09 12:01 P

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I think all of us have fond memories of our parents and loved ones who have gone on before us. They are especially near during the Holidays, when we sit and reflect.

Happy New Year Blessings to One & All!

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12/27/09 10:09 A

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Today would have been my mom's 88th birthday. I can still sense her sometimes. There's a certain scent that we all know is hers. We could smell it through Christmas time and again today. The other day for Christmas Eve dessert, I baked a pumpkin spice angel food cake from scratch that was something she always baked every Thanksgiving and Christmas. We could smell her scent right through the pumpkin and spice! I thought it was just me, but my older daughter (29) said, "I can smell Grammy in with the spices!!!"

I guess that's both the best and worst of the day today. The worst is that she is physically gone and we can't kiss her or hold her anymore. The best is knowing she is somehow still with us. We're not imagining things. If it had just been me and my own nose, I'd have wondered, but others have smelled her, too.

I hope everyone finds ways to know their loved ones are still somehow with us. The spirit never dies.



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12/27/09 9:35 A

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sorry for your lost

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12/27/09 8:25 A

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I lost my dad three years ago and my mom and step mom way before that. I have the memories and still get sad when some things remind me of them. But then I also remember the happy times. It never goes away, just easier.
May the coming year be a better one for all.

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It's during the holidays that sorrow hits the hardest, I think...

...I lost my brother and my mom a few years ago, and it feels like yesterday sometimes... and the good memories are the thing that makes it bearable. I almost lost my sister a bit after that. She had knee surgery that caused a coronary and pulmonary embolism, and barely survived. She can't work any more but she's still with us, and we are all SO grateful!

Life really is a roller-coaster ride, huh...

You know, I think we might not appreciate what we have if it were too easy all the time... and even with the sadness, it's a beautiful world and we're all in it to learn and grow and have joy.

All the best dear friends, we've got it right here!

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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12/26/09 8:43 P

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Vicki, I am so glad you will join me. WE need each other's strengths and encouragement to make it. emoticon

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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12/26/09 7:18 P

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Consider it done, Nancy. I've got to get with the program. I've lost confidence, self esteem and strength by not "getting it done".

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12/26/09 3:06 P

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Flutter - We will make it better in 2010!

Everyone join me in making 2010 Great!

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12/26/09 2:47 P

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my hubby went out in june at his job got his disabilty in september... he has very back problems... but he living one day at a time with it..

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I think learning is a lifetime experience, and some of the time we think we're not keeping up with the class. Isn't it great that our minds are still open to all the new and exciting things in this world. Remember the days before computers? No Spark People, and no new friends daily.

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My wish to those who have had loss this year is that you are able to find peace and remember all the great times.

I hope in the coming year to make it a good one.

I have had many bests in my life this last year. There has been lots of growth/learning in my family.

My own worst is that I have not used everything I have learned. Such a bummer when that happens. I feel like such a slow learner.

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So very sorry to hear of your losses. No matter how good our world is going, it is always vulnerable to the trials and tribulations of life. Having lost both parents, 2 children, and 1 of my brothers I know all too well that this too will pass and leave behind good memories to ease the pain. God bless you.

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BEST - I feel renewed and ready to take control again!

WORST - I felt I needed to join another site to get that renewal, but I'm very very happy about my decision.

Live your dreams and live them well for we have the promise of this moment only.


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Joan, sorry to hear of your loss. Let's hope next year is better. I am so thankful for my SP family.

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I am sorry for the sadness in your life this year. Life has twists and turns and continues to go on, despite our efforts. We will get through this as a family that cares.

Love & Prayers, Nan

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Ooohhhh.... I know how you feel! We've had 2 deaths in the family this past month. I've had enough , too. 2009 was not a "best" year either. I'm trying to have a positive outlook and keep trying to make things better. That's all I can do.


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I had my hip surgery and it was a success. Came home from rehab on Tuesday. Sitting in my parking lot, waiting for my sister to bring me my walker. The phone rings. It's my mom. She says, "Your brother's dead". I said not a funny joke, Mom. She said no joke. He died in his sleep, heart attack, only 54 years old! I and my family are just devastated. I can't believe I have lost my big brother. This is the second death in 2 months. We have had enough.
So, this is my best year because I have now had both hips replaced, surgeries went great, and I can start my life over. This is the worst year because my sister lost her husband and I have lost my big brother. Dear Lord, please give my family the strength to get through this. My SP family always supports me so am thanking you in advance.

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