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Makes you think..

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

"What a child doesn't receive she can seldom give later."- P.D. James

This quote makes me think not only of the children/young adults I work with everyday but we adults who seem to struggle with relationships and other life issues... could it be simply "we" didn't get what we needed when as children? Compassion? Love? Discipline? Forgiveness? Understanding? The list could be endless... makes me think of how I may have fallen short as a parent..... teacher... wife.... Not beating myself up, as I am and will continue to be a work in progress... just have the need to reflect from time to time!

Have a blessed day!

  
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STHAX10 10/4/2012 11:46AM

    I agree with YOBOELI. There too are the ones, who see "outside the box". They choose to leave behind the chaos in which they are raised. I do not agree with the 2 parent dynamic. My mother taught me, "just because we are poor, does not make us trash!" She was a single parent with 5 children. I had a choice, as does everyone else... Each person's failure to grow, is a choice within themselves.

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IDLETYME 10/3/2012 11:07AM

    My girls are in their forties and still tell me "I remember you telling us that"! Good blog!! emoticon

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 10/3/2012 7:52AM

    This is why I shudder to think of all the children who have not grown up in a strong two parent home with a good marriage and family values. There is too much divorce and abuse in our society. As a consequence everyone has major trust issues and therefore our entire nation is handicapped due to the deterioration of the family.

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YOBOELI 10/3/2012 7:33AM

    In some cases that is true, but there are some that have gotten everything they needed and still they lack the things they need in everyday life. You can give them the tools it is up to them to use them. Aren't we all works in progress LOL Don't be too hard on yourself.

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C. S. Lewis...

Tuesday, October 02, 2012


"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."- C.S. Lewis

I read this on a Spark member's page the other day and it really spoke to me...

Have a wonderful day...

  
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PATSYB7 10/3/2012 6:20AM

    Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great day, too. emoticon

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FEMISLIM 10/2/2012 12:32PM

    Hmm... great words. At times we cling to our doom. Letting go skips us ahead. emoticon

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IDLETYME 10/2/2012 8:34AM

    That's a really good one and something to remember. It's hard to let go sometimes!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 10/2/2012 8:31AM

    Letting go and risking falling is SO hard sometimes. Thank you for this thoughtful quote.

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Russian Proverb...

Monday, October 01, 2012

"A kind word is like a spring day."-Russian proverb

Short, sweet, annd perfect!

Have a great day!

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 10/1/2012 9:46PM

    So true!

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PMFISH 10/1/2012 2:31PM

    Great proverb and we should have many this month! I love the fall weather even in Florida.

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IDLETYME 10/1/2012 11:36AM

    You're right - short and sweet! emoticon

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PRINCESSCHUBBIE 10/1/2012 11:30AM

    Beautiful!

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STHAX10 10/1/2012 10:43AM

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Thought I cheated...but...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yesterday was a great day... filled with plenty of exercise and healthy eating... however as we were preparing to head back to the motel, i spotted an Auntie Anne's Pretzel shop, I have such a weakness for cinnamon pretzels... At first I walked on by... but made the decision to go back... I ordered a container of cinnamon/sugar bites without glaze.... and ate every single one of them... they were delicious and I savored the flavor almost completely guilt free... it wasn't cheating it was living... However I started my morning in the motel gym with a 45 minute workout on the elliptical machine, because it is called living!!! Now we're off to the zoo!!
Everyone have a blessed day!

  
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SAINTBERNARD6 10/3/2012 10:38AM

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PMFISH 9/30/2012 4:25PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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Bike Ride

Saturday, September 29, 2012

It was a beautiful morning for a bike ride this morning; actually it was a bit cool when I started, but as the ride continued I warmed up!!! Ended up doing 16.13 miles in 80 minutes!! I definitely need to get up, get out, and get moving, so it was perfect!

Now off to enjoy the day with my hubby!!!

  
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IDLETYME 9/29/2012 8:01PM

    What a wonderful start to your day. emoticon

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