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Finish This… Week #4

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1. ruggia0622c   I use my “green thumb” to…  try and keep a few flowers growing from year to year that were my Mother’s… A Red Rose who I call “Booker”… which was the last name of her friend that had given it to her… It has now been 15 years… and some Jonquils that she gave me when we moved to our home… which has now 26 years ago…


2. k13417798The secrets to life are… accepting yourself… Expect from others, only what you are able to do yourself… Give of yourself daily in some way… Love and have respect for your mate… Accept the Grace that the Lord offers… Keep family close!

3. k16327151 I get my money’s worth by… being thrifty in shoppping … planning ahead… being resourceful…

4. cha0008On a scale of 1 to 10, my level of organization is… never 100%… but, I can usually put my hands on most everything… Taking notes and keeping a calendar helps me immensely!

5. k4326467A gentleman always… treats a woman respectfully!

6. k7231294 Handwritten notes are… are the best way to convey thanks, appreciation and thoughtfulness!… It gives the receiver a feeling of being truly appreciated with the time/effort put into them!

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Sunday Grateful- December 1, 2013

I always thought of Sunday as a “day of rest“…

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Times have changed…

and Sunday has become as much a part of the work week as Monday…

Stores, business, restaurants, recreational areas, etc. …

are open pretty much 24 hours a day…k13787412

I also have found that with retirement…

Sunday is like most days that I have…

I actually can rest on any of the days of the week…

Stay in bed if I want…

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Eat a late breakfast…

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Read …

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Watch TV…

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Lay on the couch…

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I don’t know if we can get this pattern we have started

back in gear…

Things have changed so fast…

that even Sunday is just another day in people’s eyes…

I have to say… I think the Lord had it right…

Giving us Sunday for a “day of rest”…

a time to visit Him in a church setting…

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a time to have dinner with loved ones…

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a time to kick off our shoes and just sit and relax…

a time to clear our minds…

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a time to actually be with our kids/families/friends…

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and to have an actual conversation…

I’m thankful for Sundays!k13684818

and I hope to use them in the future the way the Lord intended!

Sunday Gratefuls: August 4, 11, 18, 25… 2013

Days slip slowly away…

Being busy doesn’t mean I’m not grateful

I see things every day and thank my Lord for them…

But, writing them down… sometimes doesn’t happen…

So catch-up time again!

August 4, 2013…

It is a bad week coming… My sister’s husband was going down fast… He had been sick for a long time…

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My sister is my Grateful… She shows such strength in doing her duties as a wife… but, mainly it’s her love that shows through…

Her love for her family… her husband and others…k3593382

Her love of her God… That has kept her going and not giving her more than she could bear…

August 11, 2013…

The day after the funeral of my sister’s husband…

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My grateful for all of the people who came to the funeral home… sent loving wishes… sent beautiful flowers… called… who gave of themselves…

What a blessing to see…

August 18, 2013…

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My grateful for a time to get away… laugh a little… cry a little… talk a lot… A day with my good husband who shows his love every day… and my sister a chance to unwind a little… because reality and every day life will seep back in quickly…

August 25, 2013…

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My grateful for my Little Family…

Visiting… eating together… watching a movie together… our chit-chat… catching up on weeks that had flown by without really seeing each other…

Gives my heart a full dose of love and fills me with thankfulness… that we care enough to want to be together…

So, I might be late in writing them down… but, the gratefuls are in me always!

Memorial Day: “Heart Feelings”

k10848218  “Heart Feelings”  by: Marilyn Griffin

I always begin with…

“I come to You in prayer, Dear Lord“…

My Heart Feelings to You poured.

 

I stand , sit or kneel…

I raise them up, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Men, women and children…

I feel their loss, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Daddys, Mommas, Brothers , Sisters  gone…

Lost in foreign lands, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Memorials for this day…

Flowers, prayers, memories… Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Keep Our Country in your care…

Our Forces safe from harm, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings poured.

 

Feelings of sadness… loss and hurt…

Keep us staying strong, Dear Lord…

My Heart feelings poured.

 

Let us rejoice in Freedom that we have…

Keep us grateful, Dear Lord…

My Heart Feelings to You poured!

 

  

Daily Prompt: Mentor Me

Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

I guess you could say I was a mentor

I was a Teacher Assistant… later called a Paraprofessionalsps0427for 30 + years…

We were to instruct (teach) our Special Needs Students… under the guidance of the Teacher in charge…

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People asked me…”Why don’t you go back to school and become a teacher?”…

“You already know how to do most everything there is to teach”…

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and my answer was, “I like my position!”…

I like implementing the assigned work prepared by the Teacher…

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I like being able to give one on one instruction to our students

I liked following them to classes where they were mainstreamed into classes with the “regular” students…

I liked taking care of their needs… either physical or mental

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I liked the freedom I found with the wonderful teachers I worked with…

I liked the repertoire I had with the kids parents…x10724768

I liked that I was doing a service that all would not like… and even heard others say, “I could never do that!”…”That requires such patience!” vmo0891

I mentored by teaching these special childrenmath, grammar, spelling, reading, science, phys ed, art, geography, writing and training them in situations that they being… “special” … would encounter in their lives…

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The teachers became friends… not just co-workers

My mentors were the fantastic teachers I had the pleasure of working with… They taught me… as I taught the students in their class…

I learned so much!…

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Things I would never had been in touch with if I hadn’t been placed in my position…

I thank the Lord every day for my experiences I was taught at the hands of some very good teachers

and the smaller mentors (the kids I had the pleasure of working with)…

I tell everyone… THEY… these special kids

Taught me… as I was teaching them!…k0662770

They taught me…

self-reliance…

strength…

determination…

caring…

fortitude…

and love…k5113531

and I thank them in my heart every day for the lessons learned!

Surreal

I would have to say my mostsurreal moment was when I went to church one Sunday…

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I was sitting in the pew k3691160 … listening to the sermon… What it was about… I have no idea

We… being my husband and two little boys had been going to this church for a few months… u14290574

My cousin, her husband and little boy had been going too…

I had never actually belonged to a church before…

I had went off and on with friends and such…

As I was sitting there… a feeling of such calmnesscame over me…k12547323

I will never forget that!…

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I heard a voice… Not a voice of someone around me…

I say to this day… “It was the Lord talking”…

Surreal???… Oh, yes it was!

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I found myself listening to this voice as it said, “Give her time”…

I knew the voice was speaking of me…

I sat there and then… what seemed like someone literally lifting me up… almost trance-like… I was getting up and walking… I felt like I was floating

Down the middle of the church aisle that led to the front of the church… k4532912

All I knew… was that I wanted to profess my belief in Jesus

He had entered my heart… I must have finally let the barriers down… letting Him see me and me…  Him

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It was such a transformation!…

Yes, “surreal” is such a good word for this experience

I felt like I was in a dream-like state as I mentioned… and this feeling of pure joy abounded for weeks…

I was in a place of such peacefulnessI knew it was real!…

I had so many ups/downs in the years to come…

A son who was diagnosed with Bi-polar Disorder

A husband home from Viet-Nam with past memories flaring up…

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My job in the public school system with Special Needs children…

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Parents growing older… A dad dying…

A Mother (90) years old)… moving in with us…

A Mother passing away

A Brother passing away…

A Sister passing away…

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My husband’s family leaving us… one by one…

But, ever since that “surreal” happening… I have not been alone

My Lord has been there …

and now I picture my hand in His

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... if ever I need comfort… if ever I need strength… if ever I need love

and it’s so “surreal” …

Putting “My Hand” in “His”

Gift…

“For I am the Lord,  your God, who grasp your right hand.  It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Is 41: 13

through Him with Him in Him… has inspired me!…

Simple thoughts come through her blog… with the Lord’s guidance…

The thought of “My Hand in His”… is such an awesome feeling…

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How could I fail at any endeavors I try…

How could I have any fear…

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How could I not have the courage to go forward with things my heart is telling me to do…

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I hope to be able to tell you of changes that occur within me this coming year… and steps to journeys that have been locked within me…

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I will take His hand and accept His guidance…

Maybe our world will too!

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So SIMPLE!… it was there all along!