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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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emoticon Good morning on this rain raw last visit in March. emoticon

I've hardly been online as my mother's cancer has kept me closer to keeping up on her care and grabbing as much walking as I can in between. The walking is essential and I am so grateful to have pathways and little lakes to tromp around right from my front door.

We all have opportunity to regain an internal centering that makes the pandemic threat a cocoon for our return to basics. Unresolved feelings, experiences of the past and internal haunts can have the space and time to heal.

That is what I return to along with allowing unsavory disquiet inside me to get felt and expressed outwardly. It was good to cry at 4a.m. connecting sadness about the past pain of hardships with the pain of Mom's last part of living.

Anyway, that might be TMI but it feels to me like this thread on our team is the very place where those things are meant to land. Testimonies of our humanness.

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Visited my Mother


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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I had not visited in person, Mom...
Today I took her a few groceries..walked in store and today..lots of people.
It is a miracle how well she is alone.
It is hard to get out..for me..lately arthritis is hurting more..neck, back, foot.
She seems to be anxious for me to leave.
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Just saying emoticon sunny but..Rain coming.. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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I am not present enough. I will go walk although not fast or even moderately.
Mom didn't get an aid here as needed this morning and we don't know when they will begin. She asks for 4 hours five days a wk to start. Meanwhile, I am declaring what I want to be a true commitment.

My scale is up to 157.5 due to my eating... I want to TAKE 10 away from today. I AM SICK OF MY EMPTY PROMISE TO LEAVE THE 150s.

That sun says to me, come gently into this day, for you are of little use inside these walls.

deep breaths.......

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I call my Mom everyday..
Just wanted to say. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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How lovely that you have adopted a little girl and her mom! I bet they are very grateful. That is a big commitment---even if "unofficial"---so great job.
I've been away on a business trip that brought up some of my insecurities and I've come back more determined than ever to be kind and encouraging to myself and stay optimistic. I just don't have enough time left in my life to keep "tearing myself down" over things I didn't do....
Thanks for the chance for thoughtful processing!
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Motivation high but so is inner fog. Little time carved out to process. Picking up 9 yr old Mika (I've unofficially adopted this girl and her mom Erika).

I love you FINE TUNERS! At least I can report that my steps last week totaled over 72,000.
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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emoticon HELLO ! ! ! ! ! ! ! emoticon

Only Positive Vibes

What a window dressing that mantra is.

Like a clean air, crisp AND warm sunlit afternoon.

It's been a whirlwind week and I must see wen I last posted here to pick up this new Monday...
DaLE

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I went to see my Mom..
Took her groceries emoticon emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
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Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Yes...positive vibes emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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I recently saw a pj top that says "Only Positive Vibes." I'm going with that today!

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I think cold is what is giving me a hard time to get going..

emoticon for kind wishes for my mom.

I ordered two cups..one for her..waiting for ups.
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Don't know why every day is a struggle to get going, but it is.
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Still, I'm grateful for some down time, better organization, and some bright spots with young colleagues.
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And the sun is shining so I'll try to catch a wave of optimism...
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Happy 98th, Eliza! That's endurance!!! Give her our best!

I love your switch from t.v. to music, PT! I've been experimenting with that for my mother too with good results. I've still got the old boom box and CDs so it's a bit clunky, but the music is lovely. Tonight she went to sleep to the tunes of "Straight No Chaser."

I was able to get some work done on a big, long-drawn-out project, sitting in a windowless room and refusing to go anywhere until I just absolutely had to.....
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emoticon emoticon Valentines Day to all who want to feel their hearts open!

emoticon Happy 98 to Eliza's MOM emoticon
My Mother's Mom lived that long too, but your Mom seems to be doing better even than she had. It's so impressive to live to extreme ages and still have some acute faculties and independence. I am in awe.

I've been thinking about my own self care and avoidance's, knowing I've never fully treated my life as respectfully and lovingly as I could have..

I'm always doing the best I can and take credit for what I DO do. Yet ever vigilant to admit and process where I am in my own way, which I suppose we all collect, being human.

I overate enough to take my 154.5 readings all the way spiked to 158 today. So very cold and windy with sunshine, I walked dogless, as rapidly as I can muster, to burn a few of those calories and raise my spirit.

Working on remaining mindful, this last week I began playing music in the house in place of my daily addictive tv viewing. Last week this enabled me to move ALL the furniture in my living room into an entirely new configuration. NOW there's an energy flow throughout my living room and for the condo that breathes and flows Very Well.

Improved and enhanced now I have, both indoors and outside, renewed ability to open my heart and breath anew..

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Mom is 98 now...we had a fun visit emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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I am so happy for your improvements Dale..
I just wish winter weather would change...patience is what I am trying..today is cold...rainy..day.
Tomorrow Mom is 98..

I keep busy..did treadmill yesterday..laundry..cleaned floor in kitchen..
Keep up the change..hope to get sleep here too..
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Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
I live in El Paso, TX


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Wonderful! I'm so glad to hear that your world is brighter and better. Isn't it amazing how just a little effort on aesthetics makes all the difference in the world?
Happy times!
p.s. I'm still just LOVING my fragrant soaps. I've got to remember that trick for the next down day....
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emoticon Eliza! I did it!! I took Mary's example of one very good personal day to clear up my environment and did an excellent job of it!!!

I single handedly moved all my furniture around in my living room and created a new floor plan that I love. I did other stuff as well in my bedroom.

There's miles to go before I sleep but for one day I really made a difference.

Playing music instead of watching tv from my first cup of coffee on throughout the day did it. I've been sleeping poorly and waking in the middle of the night often for hours, and this is my spirit saying MOVE IT.

Sure weather now will dip into winter but what great time I had with walking a lot last week.

Fine Tuning is a multi level proposition. emoticon

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No despair..
Cold 29 here.

We had snow..but, it's melting.
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Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
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I want a day as productive and satisfying as Mary took for herself. My office is a mess but so is so much more.

Trying not to despair for more than one day a week. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Ah, humanity.............

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Wow! She sounds amazing!
Big hugs to you both!

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emoticon she made enchiladas too.. emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
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Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Making soup at 97! Now that's impressive!!
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I too cook at home..
Amazing to see m my Mom preparing chicken soup.. emoticon
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I did treadmill everyday for 24 days..stopped only two days..back at it today.. emoticon emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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Good thought to treat yourself well, Dale. I want to do that myself! It's difficult, but I'm getting better at it...
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I walked doubles the last two days even though my fitbit was out of juice to record those from yesterday. And my eating has been more by my own cooking, which resulted in a scale down to 153.5 both days. Now that's what I call satisfying.

And I hear myself talk to me, encouraging me to treat ME like my significant other. Now that's something I have often disconnected with!!

No wonder the 3 of us take FINE TUNING motivation and encouragement so consistently to heart. We have great mother role models. WOW

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH ME
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Oh, my, we've got some longevity genes among us, don't we? Even more reason to keep exercising, lifting weights, and staying POSITIVE!!
Big hugs to you!
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Dale...Fitmary..
My Mother is 97..
Will be 98. Feb.12..
I help her But to get groceries.
I cook some for her, I am blessed..she is strong..independent.
I do not watch much football either emoticon emoticon emoticon


Take time to THINK...It is the source of power.Take Time to READ..It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to PRAY..It is the greatest power on earth. Take Time to LOVE and BE LOVED..It is a God-given privilege.
Be FRIENDLY, It is the road to happiness.. take time to LAUGH..it is the music of the soul.
Take time to Give it is too short a day to be selfish.. Take time to DO CHARITY..
it is the key to heaven.
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1/20/20 12:27 P

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My mom has skin cancer, but she has refused treatment. I'm not normally a football fan, but the last couple games have been great.

Care-giving has taught me a lot, not all things I wanted to know, but still. Back to that lesson about optimism being ESSENTIAL.

I decided that my word for this year would be JOY, which I'm trying to find in the everyday....

Sending hugs your way!
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AAHHH MARY,
I am so glad we don't do this life alone..
My mother may have cancer but she doesn't have anything to do with the world of football viewing so for that I am thankful. Scott is watching it here though, alone. Not my time filler option.

Glad to know you saw this new thread.
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Dale
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Hey, PT and all.
My mom turned 94 on Jan. 16 so we're in sync! She's still in pretty good shape mentally, though she has lost almost all her strength so that makes things difficult. Still trying though! She's a Chiefs fan so we are watching the playoffs at her request today...
What have I learned? Well, optimism is ESSENTIAL.
And we need to keep exercising!
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Happy Birthday to your Mom.
I wish there were more controls over SP. I try to keep my page private but lots of the challenges require that you don't.
Some groups are private though, at least that is something.

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Personal Notes
On Jan 17 Mom turned 91. I miss the presumed privacy of a "private Spark Team" group. Maybe nothing anywhere has any privacy power remaining but the feeling of more personal sharing of who and what we are as real human beings is a nostalgia I yearn to embrace.

Blogging to a private group of older women who are doing their best to remain healthy and happy as they juggle life's oncoming days without the restrictions of living in past shortcomings.

I am a thoughtful human who needs intimacy with self and requests a few like minded witnesses interested in doing the same. Wisdom of the Spirit! This travel through a conscious seeking life.

honor the passionate tiger

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