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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

THE SECRET IS OUT!!

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Don't keep it to your self anymore...share, spread, live and love "The Secret."
Watch as your life, and those around you, make such dramatic changes. Don't get up another day wondering if you are going to be happy, or wake up trying to be happy....JUST WAKE UP HAPPY. We can teach you how.
I suffered for 4 years with a debilitating mental disorder (agoraphobia) a prisoner of my own mind, until one day I saw the members of "The Secret" the movie, on Oprah. My life changed almost immediately and here I am 5 years later with a story to tell the world, of how I quit smoking, lost 47 lbs and stopped daily drinking.

WHAT WILL YOUR DASH BE?

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What will be your dash? Mine will be that I loved, as hard as I could, "everyone I met."
My friend, Beverly, right now, is experiencing a fork in the road. Her husband is ill, and even though many in their life that have met her husband Charlie, never understood how they remained married for 40 plus years; I understand why.
Beverly works as a CNA in a nursing home, she cares for people who have had to go to a nursing home for additional care, that hospitals cannot give them. Every year she is awarded a cash prize for being the number 1 CNA in the chain of nursing homes. She is loved, respected, and admired for what she does. And now, she may have to choose that for her husband. Funny thing is, I know that she would never choose to send Charlie to a nursing home, she would take care of him on her own. The doctors and nurses at the hospital, joke with her about how grateful they are when she comes to sit with him because it is the only time he is not cursing or yelling at someone. He is at peace only when she is there. What they don't realize is that she is also at peace, when she sits with him. She misses him at night when she goes to sleep alone, she misses him when she comes home to her empty house, greeted by her cat "Lightening." She misses him and his cursing and yelling because she knows that he is a wonderful man who would do the same thing for her. That is why they have been together for 40 plus years.
So, say a prayer for Charlie to get well, but if he cannot, pray for his love to give her the strength to go on without him.

Friday, September 26, 2008

THEY ALL NEED TO KNOW, SO TELL THEM!

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TELL CONGRESS AMERICA NEEDS A SECOND ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE!

The House and Senate are considering a second economic stimulus package to help jump start the economy in light of the financial crisis facing our nation. Included in the legislation are important anti-hunger programs that will help food banks meet the rising need for food assistance and increased cost of doing business. Additional funding for critical programs such as the Emergency Food Program (TEFAP) and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) as well as a temporary increase in Food Stamps will help those families struggling to make ends meet during these difficult economic times. Tell your legislators that they need to pass this important legislation now!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

WATCH WHAT YOU WEAR TO VOTE

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DO NOT WEAR OBAMA SHIRTS, STICKERS, HATS, ETC.WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE

Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are voting for) shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS YEAR!!!!!

They are banking that if you are turned away, you will not go home and change your clothes and return to the polls to vote. Please just don't wear ANY gear of any sorts to the polls! Please share this information with as many people as you can. If you are already aware of this, please don't take it as insulting your intelligence.

Have a great day and see you at the polls on November 4th.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

WELCOME TO THE MEANING OF LIFE

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FAILURE IS THE DOOR TO SUCCESS. Make your failures the key, not the lock.

It is 2 ½ days until I hit a milestone birthday, and as I sit here watching the movie, “Coco Chanel,” the threaded conversations in my mind have pulled me away to record my thoughts. What a remarkable woman she was. Living to the age of 88 years, she found, early in life, that being yourself at whatever risk, is the meaning of life.

I answered a question the other day, in response to a statement, “God does not want science to be a tool to a longer life.” The absurdity of the statement sent me into a flailing rage of expression. I realized that I was in a classroom situation and held back, re-worded my response to comply with the rules of the University, but in doing so, I did find a gentle way to express myself. The secret, I find, is in how it is expressed, not in what is expressed. Anything can be expressed in the proper mind set. Had I responded in anger, I would have failed to make my opinion count. That is the meaning of life. The cliché, “live life to the fullest,” and the idea that God does not want us to live as long as we possibly can is so redundant. He sacrificed his own child so we could have life and “free will,” and we would deny him respect and gratitude, by not trying to live longer, richer and happier lives? By finding joy, compassion, abundance and generosity in everything we do? How dare we? Well, the truth is that “the secret to life” is in knowing how absurd that statement really is.

If one wakes up everyday feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, unloved, underachieved…or even under the bed, it does not at all matter, because it is not life. Life is waking up everyday, loving life, being joyous, feeling loved, and over achieving in everything we do, anything less, is not God’s will. I know there is going to be a world of people that will find these statements sacrilegious, imperfect, untrue, but those will be the people that do not believe that God wants us to have amazingly beautiful, fulfilled and joyous lives, filled with the abundance of everything we desire. Welcome to MEANING OF LIFE.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

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