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Whats Your "Feel Good" Today?

Monday, April 21, 2014

People ask me where I get the ideas for my blogs. Half of them are floating around inside of my head and half of them come from you guys. See even if I dont always comment on your blogs, trust me I read them, and I gain motivation and inspiration from them and of course, as any ethical writer will, I cite my source. No plagiarism here, LOL

A few minutes ago I read a blog by new Sparker KAMMYJO3. She talked about all of her successes in her first month or so and I started to feel that ray of sunshine emanate from my soul. You see a lot of things she wrote about, a lot of her small victories were "Feel Good's"

We need feel goods. We need those small victories that keep pushing us forward each and every day towards our long term goals.

They should be celebrated - Maybe with a high-five, or a happy dance - but you should celebrate them.

Somedays ya gotta dig deep to find them but nestled in the corner of your amazing soul is a feel good.

Connect with it!!

So here's my question: What's Your Feel Good for today?

Heres the link to KAMMYJO3's blog

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676651

  
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LYNMEINDERS 4/23/2014 11:27PM

    Amen John....thats so true

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HDHAWK 4/22/2014 7:26PM

    I did my kettlebell routine which I've been meaning to "get around too" for way too long!

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NASFKAB 4/22/2014 12:13PM

  doing my exercise

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/22/2014 6:21AM

    My feel good is that I'm still here and I'm still working--perseverance.

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/21/2014 8:43PM

    ran some errands for my Mom

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WONDERWISH1 4/21/2014 7:39PM

    The weather has been my feel-good today emoticon emoticon

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CARTOONB 4/21/2014 5:29PM

    I'm going to be in my calorie range today. First time in a week or more.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 4/21/2014 5:29PM

    emoticon Reading the responses to your blog , is my " feel-good "
for today !

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CHRISTINEBWD 4/21/2014 4:59PM

    My feel good for today is having enough time to get in my 10,000 steps! emoticon and I love spring weather!

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GINILEE4 4/21/2014 4:39PM

    Well John. I want to thank you for this blog. I have been sitting still for the last hour, hurting. I have some kind of pain in my knee that is keeping me awake at night. I thought at first, I DO NOT feel good but then remembered I went out with BFF today and spent 2 hours walking around an appliance store while she chose 3 new appliances. My feel good is the walking, as I do not get enough of that. I did have at least 1 feel good and if I concentrate, I bet there are others too. You made my day!!!


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BAMAJAM2 4/21/2014 4:35PM

  My feel good for today-- is the lingering glow from our family Easter gathering! It was a time all our family was together. Our grown children have reached the maturity level where they genuinely love one another--Wow, what harmony we have now! God's blessings are many indeed.... Thanks for this question, John.

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AJDOVER1 4/21/2014 4:32PM

    I'm just looking to brighten someone's day today emoticon


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KAMMYJO3 4/21/2014 3:46PM

    WOW! Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for commenting on it in your blog! I feel very honored and this all came at a perfect time!! The darn jelly beans that were sitting on my desk kept calling my name. I had one, then two more, then a handful. I then thought I will take a quick break, get on Sparkpeople and look for some motivation to get me through this moment.....here I am at your blog, reading your comment about my "feel goods" and the ray of sunshine that emanated from your soul and BAM, that ray of sunshine jolted through my arm and I grabbed the jelly beans and I threw them all away!!! Thanks for helping me during a weak moment..it has passed and I am feeling positive and motivated again......you do not know how much I appreciate it!!!
THANKS!!!!

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LOVINGKATE 4/21/2014 2:18PM

  My feel good today is having my husband home one more day. emoticon

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BLUEROSE73 4/21/2014 1:23PM

    I need to find my feel good. I'm lost right now.

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NANCYPAT1 4/21/2014 1:00PM

    My feel good is not having any specific demands on my time today

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/21/2014 11:27AM

    Right now I'm not having much of a feel good day. Hubby is in a crappy mood and I let it get to me. emoticon

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GAL7288 4/21/2014 11:15AM

    My feel good is that it's a beautiful day today and it promises a workout later today which always makes me feel even better afterwards.

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MARCYNA 4/21/2014 10:50AM

    Normally, walking 20 min, and reading my best friends' blogs make me happy.
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PEGGY11 4/21/2014 10:49AM

    My feel good today is that the weather is conducive to getting outside to walk with my rolling walker and in a few days I will be able to dig in the flower beds and plant all the bulbs I dug up in the fall. Right now the tulips and daffodils are up and will soon bloom, as will the snowdrops.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/21/2014 10:33AM

    My feed good for today is that I lost weight over the holiday.

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SANDRALEET 4/21/2014 10:14AM

    I feel like time is coming to bring Spring Warmer today Love spring

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Easter Wishes

Sunday, April 20, 2014



Hope each of you has an amazing day

  
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LYNMEINDERS 4/23/2014 11:30PM

    Trust your Easter was awesome....
Mine was an awesome break and a real refreshing time....

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LOVINGKATE 4/21/2014 2:16PM

  Christ has Risen!! Let us all shout and sing praises for Christ has Risen.
HAPPY EASTER!!!

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MARCYNA 4/21/2014 10:50AM

    emoticon GREAT!!!Thanks emoticon

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NASFKAB 4/21/2014 1:41AM

  all the best to all of you

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AJDOVER1 4/20/2014 6:17PM

    Cherish this day!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/20/2014 1:40PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/20/2014 1:04PM

    Have a great Easter!

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EDWARDS1411 4/20/2014 12:41PM

    Happy Easter!!!

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 12:29PM

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/20/2014 12:01PM

    HAPPY EASTER John. emoticon

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CHRISTINEBWD 4/20/2014 10:18AM

    *♥*..
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*♥*
Have An AWESOME Easter Day!


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-BLESSINGS- 4/20/2014 8:46AM

    Wishing you an EGGsellent Easter
BLESSings ALLways ~Deby

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SANDRALEET 4/20/2014 7:43AM

    God helps those who believe accept and follow his way

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REGILIEH 4/20/2014 7:36AM

    HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOURS!

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TRISTAROSE 4/20/2014 7:36AM

    Hope you and your family have an amazing day also!

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/20/2014 7:26AM

    And you as well.

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EVIE4NOW 4/20/2014 7:19AM

  A wonderful and blessed Easter to you too.

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WISLNDR 4/20/2014 7:18AM

    emoticon emoticon Happy Easter!

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The Promise of Easter

Saturday, April 19, 2014

So here we are. It's the evening before Easter Sunday.

I was sitting on the porch this morning and I began to think about this day, wedged between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, largely overlooked and discounted.

But today? That sorta "bridge day."

We find ourselves distracted and rushed. Meal preparation, getting clothes from the cleaners, Easter Egg hunts and the like. We don't take this day to simply pause and reflect.

So I hearkened back to that first bridge day. We often forget that this is the first day Jesus closest friends were without him. After 3 long years, after many sermons, exhortations and warnings that he would suffer and die it had happened. Yeah he said he'd rise again n the third day and all but really?

Right now I expect the apostles were a bit numb. His mother might have sat quietly wanting to believe yet grieving the loss of her child. The ship was without a rudder and from where they sat the sharks were circling the boat.

Were they next? Would a brigade of Roman soldiers round them up and make quick work of them? And what about Judas? Holy cow the dude threw Jesus under the bus, bada-bing-bada-boom! I imagine no one was taking consolation in the wolf and the lamb lying down.

I have to smile because today, 2000 years later, you and I knew what happened the next morning. The promise was fulfilled.Then everything started to make sense.

Somewhere this evening there are people so much like the apostles on that very first bridge day - the day between death and life. They peer over the edge and its all dark and murky and they cant see the promise of tomorrow because there have been so many promises and so many tomorrows and so much pain and heart ache. Is it really true.

Jesus stands smiling and reassuring and beckons us forward. Those tomorrows are filled with life and health even when we dont believe or see.

That is the most wonderful Easter gift God can give. The knowledge that there is always hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks for letting me share this with you

I love you all.

  
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BAMAJAM2 4/21/2014 4:18PM

  Thank you so much, John, for this very wonderful blog!
Easter is indeed our HOPE, and we rejoice in this holy celebration--
It is Easter Monday, and I send best wishes to you and family this Easter season!
Blessings to all-- Rejoice!

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LOVINGKATE 4/21/2014 2:13PM

  Beautiful John. Thanks so much for sharing. God is our Hope. HAPPY EASTER to you and to your family. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 4/21/2014 2:13PM

  Beautiful John. Thanks so much for sharing. God is our Hope. HAPPY EASTER to you and to your family. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARCYNA 4/21/2014 10:52AM

    Hope Is All. Happy Easter!!!!

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon Beautiful.

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PEGGY11 4/20/2014 8:33AM

    Happy Easter, John. There is so much hope in our lives in so many ways, thanks to our Lord.

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WISLNDR 4/20/2014 7:18AM

    Wonderful writing, John! In all my years, I had never once thought of that very first "bridge day."' Thanks for sharing that with me. Have a Blessed Easter!

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TRIPLE_EMME 4/20/2014 7:11AM

    Happy Easter!

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NANCYPAT1 4/20/2014 5:58AM

    So true - but TODAY is THE DAY - when He rose again from the dead and we know now, gave us the hope for everlasting life. Thank you for sharing this meaningful message.

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TRISTAROSE 4/20/2014 5:31AM

    Happy Easter!

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NASFKAB 4/20/2014 1:46AM

  all the best to Joan, you & the family

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AJDOVER1 4/19/2014 11:49PM

    I wish you all the best on this day of reflection....

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EDWARDS1411 4/19/2014 9:55PM

    Happy Easter!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/19/2014 9:32PM

    Have a wonderful Easter!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/19/2014 9:29PM

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REGILIEH 4/19/2014 9:08PM

    AMEN!!!

Have a joyful Easter!

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SANDRALEET 4/19/2014 8:36PM

    His death and rising are the story We all killed him by our sins He saved us all tho undeserving we are

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The Best 12 Step Program I've Seen

Monday, April 14, 2014

A friend posted this on Facebook and it impressed me to the point that I'd thought I'd share it with you.

I had a busy week last week and today is my catching up day AKA laundry day

Hope you enjoy as much as I did

Much Love

John

  
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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 12:32PM

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AJDOVER1 4/15/2014 12:08PM

    I like that!

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NASFKAB 4/15/2014 10:35AM

  thanks John for another inspirational blog its great

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NASFKAB 4/15/2014 10:35AM

  thanks John for another inspirational blog its great

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/15/2014 7:16AM

    Thank you. This is lovely.


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SANDRALEET 4/14/2014 8:40PM

    Love yourself

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KRICKET4 4/14/2014 6:34PM

    Love it!
Thanks for sharing.

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WISLNDR 4/14/2014 6:13PM

    Excellent! emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 4/14/2014 6:09PM

    Thanks John ... This is a keeper!

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LYNMEINDERS 4/14/2014 5:42PM

    Brillint John...thankyou

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KOHINOOR2 4/14/2014 4:52PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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CHRISTINEBWD 4/14/2014 4:36PM

    This is a keeper! I saved it!

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DR8561 4/14/2014 1:53PM

    Great list. Thanks for sharing!

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REGILIEH 4/14/2014 1:47PM

    PERFECT!

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/14/2014 12:49PM

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/14/2014 12:22PM

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/14/2014 12:06PM

   
super! thanks

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EDWARDS1411 4/14/2014 12:04PM

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LOVINGKATE 4/14/2014 11:40AM

  Thanks for sharing John. Very good steps. Have a great Monday. emoticon

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STEVEN_D 4/14/2014 11:11AM

    Yes, very nice steps!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/14/2014 11:04AM

    Great steps!!

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A Quick Update

Friday, April 11, 2014

I havent blogged this week very much because of illness. What I thought was a stomach virus - dizziness, nausea, the whole 9 yards ended up being a really nasty inner ear infection. Suffice to say I been out of commission.

But I'm back and headed north for a wedding

Have a blessed weekend.

  
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LYNMEINDERS 4/14/2014 5:51AM

    Sorry to hear you haven't been well....
Ear infections can be \nasty...

Enjoy the wedding

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TRIPLE_EMME 4/12/2014 7:14AM

    Glad you're feeling better! Have fun at the wedding.

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/12/2014 4:04AM

    Glad you are feeling better! Enjoy the wedding.

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NASFKAB 4/12/2014 1:10AM

  feel better soon

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KOHINOOR2 4/11/2014 10:36PM

    emoticon Have a great weekend.

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HDHAWK 4/11/2014 8:23PM

    I noticed you were headed to WI. Not too far from me. I hope your ear is better so you can enjoy the weekend!

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AJDOVER1 4/11/2014 5:58PM

    good to hear from you!
Feel better and enjoy the wedding!

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JENNY888 4/11/2014 4:29PM

    Hope you get well soon.

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LOVINGKATE 4/11/2014 1:32PM

  Sorry you have been under the weather. Happy to hear you are feeling better an off to a wedding. Enjoy your selves and safe travels. God bless.

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CHRISTINEBWD 4/11/2014 1:17PM

    Sorry you got so ill! Glad you are feeling better. Have a safe trip!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 4/11/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon Feel better soon.

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/11/2014 9:20AM

    Inner ear infections can really put you down. Glad you're doing better. Enjoy the wedding and have a great weekend. emoticon

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CARTOONB 4/11/2014 9:07AM

    Welcome back to the land of the healthy. Enjoy the wedding and the after-wedding. Travel safely.

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PEGGY11 4/11/2014 8:28AM

    So glad you are feeling better. Enjoy the wedding.

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SWEETNEEY 4/11/2014 8:18AM

    It's important to feel good for the fun occasion.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/11/2014 8:08AM

    Glad you are better. Those can be quite nasty.

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/11/2014 7:44AM

    emoticon The fact that you're posting a blog says you must be on the mend, at least somewhat!

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EMTFF376 4/11/2014 7:41AM

    Feel better soon!

Big West Virgnia hugs,
Janette

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SANDRALEET 4/11/2014 7:30AM

    Keep safe

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INBRAZILFORNOW 4/11/2014 7:27AM

    Safe travels!

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DR8561 4/11/2014 7:22AM

    Glad you're feeling better.

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SLIMLEAF 4/11/2014 7:19AM

    Sorry to hear you've been unwell, John.

I hope you soon feel fully better and that you have a great trip and happy Easter.

I'm off to Scotland for a week of mountain walking/ getting rained and snowed on this afternoon so won't be able to visit SparkLand until Easter Sunday.

God bless
Lindsay

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