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You never know how much your words can mean to another person.

(thank you all for your words over the years)

What can I do for myself today?

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Just do one kind thing for someone else, friend, neighbor, or stranger. You never know how much it may help them or cheer them

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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I love that guy. Great quote!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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Ditto, Morticia! Life-long struggle with my own mom about my hair, clothing, etc. "Where did you come from?" was often her lament about me. I can laugh about it now.

Minnie - I love the quote you shared! It's so true and oft forgotten.

Everyone else - that's as far back as I scrolled, trying to ease back in to as many threads as I can so I will be resubscribed without having to go thru the other resubscription process. LOL

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It actually never was my style but it always was mom's style. She was one of the prissiest women on the planet and expected me to be the same. She was always in tears because I didn't want to be "pretty". LOL.

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Reminds me of rules when I was young. In my area we couldn't wear white in the winter. We wore hats and gloves for Easter and always got an Easter dress with matching shoes and purse. Everything was color coordinated and foofoo. Some years were pink, some blue, some purple. I didn't wear yellow as mom didn't care for it. Lots of lace. I wince when I see the pictures now. The church was very colorful on Easter. So much fuss.

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Excellent advice.

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Walk in the light of love and joy.

Treat people with respect, always. You never know what the other person is going through.

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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I really hope I have done that.

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Be somebody nobody thought you could be.

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I remind myself, as always, that "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people." - Orson Welles

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emoticon Enjoy your meals! emoticon

Enjoy:
the anticipation of eating
the creative process of making meals attractive
the aroma of the different foods
the awareness of the different flavors by savoring each bite
the knowledge of their healing effects on your body
knowing that you soon get to repeat this cycle

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Kay

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.


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There are still 24 minutes left to my morning, and I intend to use them!



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A quote from last Sunday's sermon:

No one can be content today if we’re mostly worried about tomorrow. In fact, the gift of this moment is lost if we’re always planning ahead.

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And that, my friends, is why we need to trust that everything will be okay. emoticon

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I received this devotion as a newsletter from Unfolding Light at http://unfoldinglight.net. I thought it was appropriate to share here.


Lives That Matter


Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.


Mary sat at the Lord’s feet
and listened to what he was saying.
—Luke 10.39

Where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.
—Luke 12.34


What matters to us is what we pay attention to.
When nobody pays attention to people,
when they are not heard,
they get the message that their life does not matter.
If their lives matter they must first matter to you.
Today you will encounter someone
who’s gotten the message their life doesn’t matter.

You can show otherwise by listening to them.
You can hear their story, hear their heart,
listen to what they are saying.

And if it really matters to you,
speak up for them that they may be heard,
give them the microphone,
that they may bear that treasure into the world.

Until they are heard
their lives matter
only to God.


Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve
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write to me at unfoldinglight(at) gmail.com

Source: http://unfoldinglight.net/?p=3649


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TALLYFL -- True. I don't need to understand everything. It can just be.

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Well, I guess this might be unreadable for folks. I'll type it out:

"Put your hand on your heart,"
the old man said.
"Inside you, there is a power,
there are ideas,
thoughts that no one has ever thought of,
there is the strength to love,
purely and intensely,
and to have someone love you back --
there is the power to make people happy,
and to make people laugh --
it's full compliments,
and the power to change lives and futures.
Don't forget that power,
and don't ever give up on it."


I'm not sure what they meant when they said "...it's full compliments..." That part is either misspelled or something because I can't make heads or tails out of it.

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"The person you need to love most–who most needs your love–is YOU. Loving and caring for yourself first isn’t selfish, it’s self-full."

~ CJScarlet

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What a great message! Thanks for sharing that, Minnie!

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I found this devotion from Upper Room Daily Reflections in my inbox this morning and I thought it was appropriate to share here because it describes how our need to know that I Matter can be squelched and needs to be nurtured. The devotion can be found here:

http://daily.upperroom.org/?p=6319&u
tm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=em
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%2FTdHk+%28Upper+Room+Daily+Reflections%29

But in case the link doesn't work, I'll copy/paste it below.
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"Rainbow Eggs"

MY FATHER’S TWO MOST COMMON PARENTING PHRASES were, “You should be seen and not heard,” and “Put your hands in your pockets, and keep your mouth shut.” These pieces of advice helped me navigate times when I found myself in adult company or someone’s home filled with expensive items. But as a way of life, following his advice seemed impossibly restrictive. I remember feeling that there was no way for me not to be a pest, an annoyance, and a source of embarrassment to my father. ….

I see now that my father had his own tensions and troubles that prevented him from finding delight in parenting me. As a chattering, curious, irrepressible child, I only added to his stress. I tried to keep myself quiet, but that was like trying to settle a soda bottle that had been shaken and opened. When I spoke, my thoughts bubbling over, his angry words humiliated me, put me in my place as quickly as possible, and effectively silenced me. While Dad got relief from my chatter, I began to believe that I was, at the core of my being, an annoyance. This belief took its toll on me over time.

Not surprisingly, I recall with clarity and gratitude the time an adult asked me a question and listened with interest and appreciation to what I had to say. One of the ladies at church asked me if I had dyed Easter eggs. I told her I had tried to make a rainbow egg by mixing the colors together. I said, “I thought it would make a rainbow, but the colors got too mixed, and it made more of a mud swamp color.” When she laughed, I braced myself for criticism, thinking this was yet another time I had been an annoyance to an adult.

Instead she responded, “That is such a wonderful description!” And then she repeated my words back to me.” ‘A mud swamp color!’ What a way with words!”

Her complimentary observation was living water to me. Through this simple exchange, I realized I could be delightful, that I had good ideas to share, and that others would want to share their ideas with me as well. Decades later, I still cherish this memory and replay it when I need a source of hope and joy. I held onto that memory and locked it away in my heart so I could take it out when needed – whenever I got thirsty – to remember that I matter. This encounter gave me the fresh perspective I needed for a different view of myself and eventually for a different view of my father as a person with his own struggles and feelings.

– Jane Herring
One Day I Wrote Back: Interacting With Scripture Through Creative Writing
copyright 2015 by Upper Room Books


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TALLYFL -- Yes. emoticon

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

(this is how I feel about my friends here on I Matter)

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I like that, Elizabeth! emoticon

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When it is all said and done, will you have said more - or done more?

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