Me the Perfectionist!
Everyone on Sparkpeople that know, thaI have served 17 years in the US Army. But to keep it real, I am a perfectionist. I used to think there was something wrong with others, but after being diagnosed with Tuberculosis 2 years ago. I realized I ... Read more
Every Man, Woman, Mother, Father, Loved One ...that Supported a Soldier!
I, Elizabeth, Thank you for always crying a tear, when one of us is injured. For every shoe box, every tin of baked cookies from grandmother, that the whole platoon ate, and you didn't know. Thank you grandmother! Every care package filled with ... Read more
Picture Yourself in a positive Light!
Recently, I have seen several blogs or post of negative affirmations of one's self. Please do not misunderstand me. I am no where near where I want to be and will be.
I... Read more
A Mother's Love!
Truly happy, my daughter's father has recently returned safely from 6 years overseas from rotating back and forth from Afghanistan to Germany.
She has not seen him in 6 years. So I decided to let her go stay with him in Florida for her last... Read more
Learning To Let Go!
Letting go doesn't mean the end. It means the beginning of possibilities. Sometimes you have to encourage a person by showing them they are no good for you.
I felt stuck, unsure of myself, and what step to take next. Removing yourself emot... Read more
How Do You Bring Out The Best In Others!
How do you know if you are bringing out the best in others? Family, friends are a given, but what about others.
I recall one day many years ago, recently divorced from my first marriage and I had maybe $2 to name. As I was waiting to catch... Read more
If You Could Start Over, What Would You Do Differently!
I sit here thinking of my failures and my accomplishments. Wondering if I could start over would I do anything differently?
Would you go back to college?
Wait to have children?
Not take that job transfer?
Never get married for the 2nd... Read more
My Love Sick Child!
That cry in the middle of the night, is like the call of the Iditarod that the race have begun.
She moves about swiftly, looking for cold compresses, thermometers, extra blankets, and medication.
Thinking to herself; how could I have do... Read more
Things I Can't Live Without! Or Things that Make Me Happy
(inspired by CBSPECIAL)
The Holy Bible
Brain, Sight, Hearing, Limbs, Taste, Touch
Thoughts & feelings
My daughter's smile
Spending time with family... Read more
My Pet Peeves
People who use their cell phones while in the line at the store
Being put on speakerphone without warning
People they display their undergarments, especially in restaurants and church
Drivers that make a Right/Left turn without using the t... Read more
Why is a compliment almost as hard to take as an insult?
Dictionaries describe compliments as a form of praise, a noun phrase. Too many do not know how to accept a compliment, but readily accept a criticism.
I am one of these people. As a child growing, compliments was not expected nor given. As ... Read more
NSDQ007 Inspirational Blog
At times when I feel like this I need to calm myself down and ...
Great achievements involve great risk...just live your dream.
When you lose, don't lose th... Read more
Learning to Forgive Yourself!
It isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
As parents we often perceive that our children behavior is a reflection of ourselves.
I was recently reminded that as parents we are g... Read more