Certainly you know them...

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Certainly you know them...
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 6:53am

People that wake up everyday to sunshine regardless of the actual weather, whose lives look peachy perfect b/c of their demeanor, whose energies and smiles motivate you or make you want to strangle them... 

Or do you? 

 


 


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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 10:28am
"Empowering are also pink rallies and a doctor patient that dances before her own surgery."------ To a few people maybe. It is mostly inspiring to people who do not have breast cancer.
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 10:50am

jamblessedthree wrote:
  Baffled?  By what?  So the scar project has a way of helping an enormous amount of women deal, Empowering are also pink rallies and a doctor patient that dances before her own surgery.</p><p>Different strokes. </p>

Silly, only Mops has suffered adversity in this life.  You...just...can't...understand. Wink

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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 12:29pm

I can't imagine not trying to live each day any other way.

Me neither.

 


 


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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 1:59pm
I don't consider myself either an optimist or a pessimist, but rather a realist. I'm pretty pragmatic by nature. "This, too, shall pass" is one of my anchors, in both good times and bad.
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 1:59pm
"I can't imagine not trying to live each day any other way." Why would you want to try to live any other way?
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 3:22pm

bordwithyou wrote:
I don't consider myself either an optimist or a pessimist, but rather a realist. I'm pretty pragmatic by nature. "This, too, shall pass" is one of my anchors, in both good times and bad.

I consider myself a pretty practical person but I am also an optomist. 

I had a friend tell me about a trial her college son was going through, she not only used that slogan but told him to make this gratitude list which lifted his spirits, That was pretty clever and she's a wonderful parent. 

 

 

 


 


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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 3:25pm
Aren't gratitude lists a pretty standard thing this time of year? At least 3/4 of my fb friends do them every November, it seems. I often do, too. I did a bit of a shortcut this year. Here's my status update from a few days ago, edited to remove a name or two; "Coffee, cats, friends, church, books, beaches, travel, surprises like Sukoshi (the dog we didn't need but now can't imagine life without), Facebook, indoor plumbing, central heating, gel pens, comfortable shoes that don't look bad, either, Honeycrisp apples, vanilla yoghurt, good cheese, Spacefest, the sharp wit of Older Son, the wonder that is Younger Son, good colleagues and great staff in Read Hall, stimulating grad students, a husband who puts up with me and mostly seems to like it, extended family in town, flowers, parakeets, a safe neighborhood to walk in, toddlers and small children who make me laugh, art, music, the ability to laugh at myself, access to health care, eyeglasses, old photos..OK, that's my thirty days of Thankfulness for November. Ain't nobody got time for this every single day."
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 3:55pm

No, that mom didn't just say that, It was from a couple of months ago, She's a 1/2 full kind of woman anyway so it's really not surprising... And no, I don't post what I'm thankful for but I do see a lot of that in my newsfeed, Tis the season,  I did find a neat "thankful" pic and this is my third year using it as my avatar, That's about the extent of what I do there, Lol. 

 


 


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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 3:55pm
Well, my point was, aren't most people grateful for the good things I their lives? Maybe sometimes it is necessary and useful to remind our kids how good they really have it, but I don't see what your friend did as some kind of a breakthrough in Proper Parenting, although I hoe that it got her the results she was after with her son. It is hard, though sometimes necessary, to watch our kids struggle.
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 8:20pm

I didn't call it a parent break through but it was clever, You see that regularly or something bord?  I don't know what results she hoped for or she expected but it did lift his spirits which proves what positive energy and empowering can do for someone when they most need it, like her son did. 

 


 


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