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Split Team Challenge Bonus Blog for Nov. 4, 2014

Monday, November 04, 2013

The other night I was dreaming of a wonderful elderly gentleman in my neighborhood when I was a preteen. He was always polite and gracious to me and he was involved in some neighborhood organizations. Ben Puleo would always ask after me and my family. He recommended me to some position in a teen group. I never did look into that. He always ended our conversations reminding me that he wanted to be invited to my wedding. The years went by and eventually I did have a wedding. My husband was very puzzled about why one of the very limited seats should go to this non-family, non-close friend. I couldn't articulate it then but I knew he belonged there for a reason. As a teacher, we know that it is important to ask children if the are going to plan on college and what college they would like to go to. We know that it is important for the child to realize that there is the possibility of achieving much more in their lifetime. It forces them to consider and more likely accept the possibility of getting a degree. In an age where a large percent of babies are born out of wedlock, was one who encouraged the teens to believe that they would be going into married relationships. This was a matter of fact way of letting me know that this is what would be expected. It was a subtle "Push" in the right direction. Something so simple, yet so profound. Our words have the power of life and death. It is a reminder to us to speak life into other's lives, especially those who are struggling. A second part of the bonus challenge was to write about someone who held us back in some way. The teacher who wouldn't accept my application into a humanities class because it was written in green ink held me back from enjoying a taste of a humanities course in high school. Conversely, it inspired me to pursue a degree in Philosophy. Take the negatives and turn them into hurdles that make us stronger. I was privileged to watch a butterfly coming out of its cocoon once. Mrs. Velez was so excited and called those still in the building afterschool hours to come watch the birth of the butterfly. She explained that we couldn't help in any way because the struggle strengthened the wings so that it would be strong enough to fly. May our struggles help turn us into. eagles that soar

  
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NANCYPAT1 11/6/2013 9:16PM

    Wonderful blog and one that touched my very soul because I AM a teacher and I love to see the butterflies spread their wings and fly.

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DEBI60X60 11/5/2013 5:59PM

    What a beautiful post Lorraine. Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 11/4/2013 3:14PM

    emoticon emoticon It amazing how one person can have such a profound impact on our lives. We all need to be like Mr. Puleo and spread "hope" to others!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 11/4/2013 3:13PM

    What a heartfelt blog. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. I could really feel and see the old man and the butterfly. I love butterflies because they signify transformation and rebirth from a caterpillar that crawls on the ground into a lovely butterfly that opens its wings and soars, feeling the freedom to leave the ground and see a whole new world.

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Soldier's Pledge

Sunday, July 07, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/embed/rKsW6c_CgFY?f
eature=player_detailpage

  
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MSKRIS7 7/9/2013 10:21AM

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SUNSET09 7/8/2013 5:50AM

  Thanx for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/7/2013 4:59PM

    Great link. thanks for sharing.

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ZOE13O 7/7/2013 4:17PM

    Thank you for sharing this! Its a wonderful video!

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Almost 400 pounds lost

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I wonder how he's doing now? It's great to hear of folks succeeding so well.
www.hlntv.com/video/2012/09/28/x-fac
tor-surprise-no-one-saw-coming?cluster
Id=167#videoplayer

  
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HAWTGRANNY2014 6/25/2013 7:45PM

    That was so awesome and motivating. If he can do it...we can too. I wish him all the luck in the world. Thanks for sharing with us.

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MARYALICE61 6/13/2013 2:27PM

    Thank you for sharing!

I would like to follow your journey - please add me as a friend! If you look at my Spark page - you'll notice that I have quite a journey as well.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/12/2013 1:43PM

  This really touched my heart to see so many people who care about others who are doing something to better their own personal challenges.

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IAM_HIS 6/12/2013 8:29AM

    This was very touching...thank you!!

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WILDKAT781 6/12/2013 7:45AM

    interesting video. thanks for posting emoticon

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LOVEAZ 6/12/2013 12:13AM

    I would love to hear about how things are now. I hope the weight wasn't all regained - I know I've regained weight over and over!

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.DUSTY. 6/11/2013 11:28PM

    "In 2010, Freddie and his wife Kay appeared in a TLC special titled "Ton of Love." A year later, the couple came back and appeared in "Heavily Ever After: The Big Climb" which chronicled Freddie's ballooning weight, and the challenges he faced to overcome his size."

At that time he wasn't that nice to his wife and I also remember he just wanted to be able to sing in church. It was a really good special.

Maybe TLC will rerun the Ton of Love show again.

Thanks for posting the link!

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$.99 a day 250 pounds weight loss

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

health.yahoo.net/experts/yourbestfit
ness/99-cent-diet-could-it-work-you

  
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DHINDS2 6/5/2013 6:04PM

    interesting reading.

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LJCANNON 6/5/2013 5:37PM

    emoticon I actually heard about this on the radio this morning. It just goes to show you that you CAN achieve your Goals if you look for Ways to do it rather than looking at the Obstacles!!


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PATTISTAMPS 6/5/2013 1:30PM

    Wow! That is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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LOSER05 6/5/2013 9:39AM

    thank you

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MSKRIS7 6/5/2013 8:50AM

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 6/5/2013 8:25AM

    Interesting!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 6/5/2013 8:24AM

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This is a very interesting article.It sounds like it could be a plan. I guess the main thing would be to be sure that you had all the nutrients in the items that you bought.

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RUKIDDINGME123 6/5/2013 4:24AM

    Thank you for sharing this is a great story.

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NUTS

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This article had lots of information about nuts.
www.caring.com/articles/more-nuts-wi
th-super-healing-powers

  
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LOSER05 6/5/2013 9:40AM

    great

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PHATPAT18 5/30/2013 9:51AM

    thanks

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SHAMROCKY2K 5/30/2013 2:12AM

    They are a great food to bring along on a road trip. Great information!

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CARMRUN 5/29/2013 10:07PM

    I love nuts, I just wish they were not loaded with calories.
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TXTOAD9970 5/29/2013 3:54PM

    things that make you go "hmmmm..."
thanks for sharing! I love me some nuts!
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BARBARASDIET 5/29/2013 3:42PM

    thanks

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JANELMARIESTAR 5/29/2013 3:39PM

    Interesting!!

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