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End of your rope = God's doorstep.

Monday, January 28, 2013



Life is truly, truly difficult sometimes. Things happen, people are hurt, people become ill, lives are changed. You can end up in a pit of despair & you can't see any way out of it.



The end of your rope is the beginning of God's doorstep. I have been through so much in my life. Many times, I had to tie a knot in the end of that rope & I was so thankful God was there to catch me when I couldn't hang on any longer. He can do so much more than I can alone & it's so nice to lean on Him & let Him handle it.

For my sanity, I had to put things in His hands & let them go.



Through the tough times in my life, I have become stronger, but I have also been able to show more compassion, sympathy & empathy toward others. We can't control the actions of others. We have to let them be who they are.

We have to forgive -- not just for that other person who may have wronged you, but for YOURSELF. There is freedom in forgiveness.



Lack of forgiveness can be a nasty thing. It can eat at you, affect your relationships, affect your peace of mind. I can cause all kinds of health issues because of that added stress on your body, which can then lead to emotional eating.



Last time I looked we were all human. We all mess up. We all make mistakes.

It takes a strong person to forgive.



Set yourself free!!





Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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HZGLORY 2/4/2013 12:27AM

    This was a very hard blog for me to read right now. I too believe in forgiveness, however I forgave my stepfather for many sins he did, to myself and my sisters as a child. He was never held accountable for his actions, they were just forgiven in my heart. So my husband and I started up a relationship with he and my mother and then not long after I had a baby. As any grandparent would they wanted to babysit him some times, and we complied until we discovered he was being molested by that same forgiven man. Since this happened years ago I have struggled with exactly what forgiveness means and expects. Now I am faced with a younger sister that I cared for in my home when she needed help for her and her boys. Then she many times turned on me and led my other sisters to believe I was a bad person. She did this over a few years and I finally just pulled back from her out of self preservation. I attempted to forgive her and try to reconnect with her last year and she did the same thing all over again. Now she is trying to get me to connect with her by Facebook and it just drags up those same feelings of me doing that with my father and it coming back to hurt me and those I love. When is it the right thing to let go of hurts someone causes but not put yourself out there to be mistreated again?

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/29/2013 12:54AM

    We were talking about this in Bible study tonight. It is so true. Holding a grudge only hurts you.

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JULIERAE41 1/28/2013 10:51PM

    This was lovely. Thank-you!

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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 6:09PM

    Great blog !! Thank you so much for sharing. I really needed to hear this today.
I hope everything is fine with you. Take care.
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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/28/2013 5:21PM

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KARENLEIGH32 1/28/2013 4:51PM

    You just said a whole lot!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/28/2013 4:12PM

    Thank you so much for taking the time to collect the quotes and inspire us as you keep working on your own journey.

HUGS

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SAINTBETH 1/28/2013 2:11PM

    yep

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/28/2013 1:09PM

    Wow- that was awesome. Just what I needed to hear. Thank you.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/28/2013 12:51PM

    Thanks, I needed this!

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MATTEROFHEART 1/28/2013 9:58AM

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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BELLATRAVELLER 1/28/2013 9:39AM

    I really like this inspirational blog posts by you. Keep them coming. Have a GREAT day! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/28/2013 9:20AM

    emoticon Thanks!!!

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KIWIANN 1/28/2013 9:19AM

    Thank you for another dose of beautiful inspirations this morning!! Blessings to YOU!! emoticon

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/28/2013 9:16AM

    This post really spoke to me today. Thanks for sharing, as the power to forgive myself is something that I'm working on.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/28/2013 9:15AM

    Very good!

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Wake up & be awesome!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013



How to be awesome:

Use your mistakes for something else other than to beat yourself up.



Be grateful.



Believe in yourself.



Sprinkle a little love on everything.



Don't lose your sense of humor.



NEVER GIVE UP!!



Today's challenge: work toward your awesome!!

Blessings to you!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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KARENLEIGH32 1/27/2013 9:14PM

    Hey I pushed the number 40 times when I had to call the IRS...just saying I should have logged it as exercise!

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MATTEROFHEART 1/27/2013 9:02PM

    Cute! emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/27/2013 7:10PM

    Awesome

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GRACEZN 1/27/2013 5:18PM

  Great blog - I had to laugh out loud at the last picture! emoticon

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DALID414 1/27/2013 4:51PM

    Love the last photo emoticon

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CINDYAST 1/27/2013 3:59PM

    Love the quote about using your mistakes as stepping stones. Once again, great blog! Hope you're having a blessed Sunday!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/27/2013 2:38PM

    emoticon is as emoticon does!

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JULIERAE41 1/27/2013 1:42PM

    Thanks, Nilla! Great messages.

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TAFODIL24 1/27/2013 9:40AM

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COCK-ROBIN 1/27/2013 9:27AM

    Wonderful pics and message!

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NCSUE0514 1/27/2013 8:48AM

    Great shares - thanks!

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SSUSMITA 1/27/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon the last picture!

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DOOBIE893 1/27/2013 8:23AM

    This is emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/27/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon Thanks for another motivating blog!

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TDEMAIO2 1/27/2013 8:05AM

    GREAT emoticon emoticon

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FCARMICH 1/27/2013 8:05AM

  good ones

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Life is what you make of it.

Saturday, January 26, 2013



I've found that the more you put into something, the more you get out of it, whether it's SparkPeople, your exercise program, your job, or life. If you don't put a lot in, you're not going to get a lot out -- it's that simple.

Choose to live a courageous life!!



Your past is not who you are, it's preparation for what is ahead & who you are to be.



Surround yourself with those who have a positive attitude & will help you achieve your goals & dreams.



If you give nothing, or change nothing, you get nothing.



Remember, your success begins in your mind.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 6:12PM

    I also believe in "cause and effect" like you said it here, more you put into it, you'll get back more. It is so true. Thank you.
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JULIERAE41 1/26/2013 10:50PM

    These are really good! Thanks!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/26/2013 8:34PM

    True!

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BELLATRAVELLER 1/26/2013 4:25PM

    Inspirational! emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 1/26/2013 2:23PM

    I have a dream to be healthy!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/26/2013 12:33PM

    Awesome - you are so motivating

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CAPECODLIGHT 1/26/2013 10:22AM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/26/2013 10:06AM

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COCK-ROBIN 1/26/2013 10:00AM

    Wonderful!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/26/2013 10:00AM

    Wonderful!

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JACKIE542 1/26/2013 9:56AM

    Great blog and all so true. emoticon

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/26/2013 9:15AM

    Love this blog!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LANA2520 1/26/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon love it so true

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KIWIANN 1/26/2013 8:51AM

    Thank you for another great pep-talk. Your words are greatly appreciated!! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/26/2013 8:25AM

    emoticon Very motivational!! THANKS!!!


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1EMMA2011 1/26/2013 8:15AM

    Thank you for this. What an exceptional blog & very motivating!

So True!

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LAC936 1/26/2013 8:06AM

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Laugh until your belly hurts!! :-)

Friday, January 25, 2013



I think we need to laugh more often. Laughter burns calories, boosts your mood & makes you feel good all over. I've seen some "Laughter Yoga" classes springing up. Haven't seen one in my area yet, but it might be fun.

Here we go!!







For all of you ladies out where it's super cold, this one's for you.



You are kind. You are smart. You are important. ~ Paraphrase from Aibileen in "The Help" ~



Today's challenge: Be more active than a tree. emoticon

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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2BDYNAMIC 1/29/2013 9:14AM

    Yes!! ......... More active than a tree ............... for sure ........... I don't want to sprout moss or be so still the birds mistake me for some kind of landing strip! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 1/26/2013 2:38AM

    Proverbs 17:22
The Message

A cheerful disposition is good for your health;
gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.


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HAPPY_TRAVELS 1/26/2013 1:26AM

    Thanks for the laughs. emoticon

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SACHABEE 1/25/2013 11:13PM

    Cute! Thanks for sharing the laughs!!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/25/2013 10:46PM

    I was, did 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill today!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/25/2013 10:41PM

    Thanks so much

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CINDYAST 1/25/2013 7:18PM

    Oh my goodness, chuckle, snort, giggle! emoticon

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JULIERAE41 1/25/2013 6:30PM

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More active than a tree! Love it!

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CRAZY_DIET_MOM 1/25/2013 11:38AM

    I would hope that even on days, like today, when I'm not 100% I can get out there and beat the moss.


Thanks for sharing
Traci

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BIGPAWSUP 1/25/2013 11:08AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/25/2013 10:23AM

    I will not be a tree unless someone needs shade or fruit.

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KIWIANN 1/25/2013 9:41AM

    emoticon I think that I can manage to be more active than a tree, and I hope I find a reason to laugh until my belly hurts today!! emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 1/25/2013 9:38AM

    Loved them all, thanks!

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/25/2013 9:24AM

   
You are kind. You are smart. You are important. ~ Paraphrase from Aibileen in "The Help"
emoticon it, emoticon the movie!

GREAT blog! THANKS!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/25/2013 9:18AM

    Laughter yoga? Hmm, interesting. I am now going to make a point of laughing a little more today.

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MNABOY 1/25/2013 9:16AM

    Thanks for the laughs

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ANASONIC 1/25/2013 9:03AM

    We had a laugh seminar at work...it was pretty hilarious! Ir is good for the soul!

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OTEN36 1/25/2013 8:57AM

    Love the hot flash one lol

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MATTEROFHEART 1/25/2013 8:56AM

    Now that's I challenge I think I can meet!!! LOL
Happy Friday!!!
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COCK-ROBIN 1/25/2013 8:54AM

    That is SO great! Thank you!

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FARRAH511 1/25/2013 8:40AM

    I'm positive that you can achieve your goal. Good luck!

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SNOW! (And I'm feeling better today).

Thursday, January 24, 2013



I live in an area of Virginia where we don't really get all that much snow in the winter. My county as a whole, is quite large & has a lot of back roads that are winding. If our transportation department can't keep up with the weather, these back roads can be quite treacherous. Our school systems close at the drop of a hat.

So the above cartoon clearly depicts what it's like to try & drive with these yahoos when it snows. I really don't like to go out in it. I'm perfectly fine to drive in it -- my car is all wheel drive, but the moron drivers -- they crawl out of the wood work. emoticon For some reason, they think they can still drive 90 miles an hour in it. emoticon I'd just rather not be out there with them.

I'm feeling better today, as opposed to being a little down yesterday. I think it was because I hadn't made it to the gym. Monday was a federal holiday & hubby & I stayed in our jammies & got our tax stuff together.

Tuesday, I had planned to go to the gym, but traffic was so bad that it took a lot longer to get home than we had planned. (I can't exercise that late because then I can't sleep). I'm glad I got a walk in on my lunch break, but I'm used to that heart pumping feel-the-burn kind of workout & I really missed it. I did get some light therapy yesterday (I have a special lamp at my desk) & I increased my Vitamin D for the day (my doctor has me on a Vitamin D regimen on a regular basis) & I made it to the gym last night. It was pure bliss!! emoticon Such a mood booster.

My carpool has just decided not to go in today. Reports are that it's quite slippery under the snow. Three accidents on our main highway. Fun day at home for me today!!! Yay!!

Where ever you are, whatever you are doing today, I hope you have a truly wonderful day!!



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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JULIERAE41 1/25/2013 12:04AM

    SNOW DAY!!!!!! Double yay. Are you sure it wasn't the taxes and not the missed workout? LOL

Have you read the book "The Wettest County in The World"? They based a movie on it about the bootlegging history in Virginia. It was good.

Cheers!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/24/2013 8:35PM

    Glad that you are feeling better. You always have a great blog thanks for sharing

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LIFEISPURRFECT 1/24/2013 8:32PM

    If its any consolation we have those same crazy drivers and I live in Wisconsin were snow is a common occurrence in winter. I love the cartoon. Snow days are the best days. Glad you're able to enjoy them.

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KARENLEIGH32 1/24/2013 7:46PM

    If I didn't know better I would think we live in the same county. I'm in New Kent and people get crazy on the highway. We got a light dusting last night, sure hope we don't get any tomorrow either.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/24/2013 5:34PM

    Love that forecast!

emoticon Your comic about Virginian drivers could be adapted for a few other areas as well.
Maria



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CINDYAST 1/24/2013 4:34PM

    Love your weather forecast poster! How awesome is that?! Glad your feeling better today, enjoy your snow day! When it snows here (which is often) the first few snows people are pretty cautious, it's after a few storms that they get aggressive. They think that because they have a four wheel drive they can go anywhere, and while that is true, the problem is they still can't STOP and that's a huge issue! Have a great day!
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MATTEROFHEART 1/24/2013 10:37AM

    Have a fun snow day! Love the last picture! You are always such an encourager and I feel better every time I read your posts!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/24/2013 9:59AM

    Now that is a forecast I could have everyday.

AS for the snow, most people don't have the proper tires to drive in it. And like you said, many drivers drive faster than the conditions call for.

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DAWN14163 1/24/2013 9:24AM

    I love that forecast too! We've had lying snow for almost 2 weeks now and it's due to thaw this weekend - not a moment too soon!!!
Glad you're feeling better
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KIWIANN 1/24/2013 8:58AM

    I love that weather forecast!!! And I am happy that you are feeling better today! emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 1/24/2013 8:45AM

    Glad you don't have to be out on the slippery roads!!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/24/2013 8:39AM

    Wow. People sure don't know how to drive. Its the same here in the rain. The same people day after day. There's a stretch of the freeway that tends to flood a little and it never fails that some idiot loses control hitting that spot. The newly installed guardrails have been patched up too many times to count in the last year. Pathetic. Enjoy your day and avoid those idiots.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/24/2013 8:14AM

    Good luck avoiding the loony tunes in their cars! Enjoy your day. So happy you are feeling better.

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    Be safe! (amongst the crazy drivers) emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 1/24/2013 5:31AM

    emoticon So GLAD your feeling better ;D

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