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  1. The ability to learn is one of the most overlooked of God's great gifts. So, use it wisely and use it profoundly! D. Reiss

    1. Gillian Sanger

      Gillian Sanger

      Hi rainbow! Nice to see an update from you. I hope you have been keeping well during these strange times.

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  3. I am sad, because the pandemic got what it wanted...it is keeping people from seeing and relating to one another in a healthy manner. I hurt for those that live alone.
  4. okay now... my daughter, my wife and the way she says "I Love You", coaching basketball, garden flowers and vegetables, bumblebees.
  5. Thank you (all). I am thinking that death does not mean the end of a relationship, it is now just different and that is okay.
  6. Relapse is one of the most painful, destructive and heartbreaking afflictions one can go through. Further, it affects others, as well and that can leave one in a debilitated and "stuck" state. I have been so reluctant and ashamed to admit my feelings of shame regarding addiction and relapse that moving forward is difficult. Recovery, which is loving yousef is sometimes not easy, yet it is necessary.
  7. Well, is apocalyptic too much of a stretch? There seems to be compliance or flat out (anger) resistance, be it covid19 or racism and from what I can gather despite lots of talk there is no foreseeable solution to either. Anyway, mourning the death of my wife from many years ago and my parents, as well. Life is always precious, but now it seems to be more "in our faces" and it most assuredly a time to make the best of each friendship, family member and acknowledge the blessings God has given us.
  8. Being/living who you are. I think the greatest obstacle in front of contentment is the desire and ultimately fruitless effort to live in a fantasy of what we should (not a very helpful word or way of thinking)be....as opposed to who we are meant to be. "It seems to me that in the cultivation of our own nature, it is our duty to respect its peculiarities, that we should not attempt to become like everybody or anybody else." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Of all the darn things. My heart is so oriented to the well-being of others, yet, I have to work so hard to alleviate the harm (ie: regret, lack of self-worth) I do to myself. Having said that, I see life as so beautiful and such a glorious gift. Sometimes the dichotomy is tough to swallow. Kindness to ourselves is where the beginning of love flows, be self-compassionate, any demonstration of love is worthwhile. I think of a flower that blooms...it didn't have to do it for me, but it did and I smile. Maybe we can look in the mirror and just acknowledge "you're beautiful, too."
  10. Aloha, this not easy for me, yet, stepping out of myself is good for me. Fear(?) I don't want anyone to know that I have fragile pieces within me.
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