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      Sunday, a member of our church gave the sermon. Ten years ago, during one horrendous year, he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, lost his job, and had his wife ask him for a divorce. A truly awful year for him. He got his life back together, and while he cannot walk now, says that quite frankly, he feels better, more healthy, than do a lot of friends who are in the same age group as he is (he’s now in his sixties). During the course of the talk, he made this comment about his “attitude”: “You cannot change the wind, but you CAN adjust the sails.” For those of you unfamiliar with sailing, what that means is that you can continue to make progress, to get where you want to go, by making adjustments. I really took that phrase to heart.

      Wishing all a good day.


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        Carnation Milk

        Carnation Milk is the bast in the land;
        Here I sit with a can in my hand-

        No tits to pull, no hay to pitch
        You just punch a hole in the son of a bitch

        Anonymous poet

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          I was just going though my notes for September so I could file my monthly
          reports and found this little pearl of wisdom. We have a tendance to get
          folks mad sometimes even though we do not intend to. It is a perception
          thing. I thought I would pass this on.

          “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them

          -Carl W. Buchner

          We need to keep that in mind.


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            It has been a while since I have shared some of the Native American writings that I enjoy–I know that some of you enjoy them also, because you have written and told me so. The following is from a writer named Julia White–“Nemaste” is her Native American Name. I just thought that it was sort of appropriate right about now. Here it is:

            I have a strong belief that education = knowledge;
            that knowledge = understanding, and that true understanding
            alters our perceptions and our awareness of our selves,
            our belief systems and our world.

            All things on earth are alive,
            and all things have a spirit, a message, and value.
            Before we judge a culture, or a race, or an ethnic group,
            or even a stand of trees,
            we owe it to ourselves to learn all we can
            so that we may understand the spirit
            and the value of the thing being considered.

            I guess that reading this made me realize that we just need to stop and think about where the other person is coming from when we read something and want to reply. I guess it is pretty much like a “walk a mile in another brave’s mocassins” sort of thing. These thoughts are more for me than anyone, but I find that when I share them, they always seem to find someone out there that they mean something to.

            Mitakuye Oyasin

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              Val Hon,
              Keep posting those beautiful words of our native fathers. I do so enjoy hearing them!

              Grandfather’s Blessings,

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                PACE yourself!

                Positive Attitude Changes Everything (PACE)

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                  A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human
                  blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from
                  his illness,

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                    I don’t know how many of you go to the main page of Support Group.Com, but they always have a quote on there. Today’s was so profound, I wanted to share it with all of you:

                    “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ~ Samuel Ullman

                    I know that at 52 my skin is beginning to wrinkle and I don’t look even half as good as I did a few years ago, but my soul is alive and well, and a lot of that is because of all of you. I would not have made it through this past year without all of you. It was a year last week that I was diagnosed and I thought when I heard it I was hearing a death knell. What I was hearing was the joyous cry of friends and loved ones saying: “Don’t give up–we’ll always be here for you!” You all mean the world to me.

                    It took an episode where I was very near death with a heart rate well over 200 to make me realize that my life is so rich and full and I am in no way ready for it to be over!

                    Thank all of you for being there for me. And Jan and Jake and Nancy: “You da best kids!”

                    May Grandfather Spirit always be at your side as you walk the trails of this life and may you realize this so that you may walk into the next life with him.

                    Mitakuye Oyasin

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                      Just found a file full of old scribbles. Thought this described here well! <S>

                      The imagination knows no boundaries, but true friendship reaches
                      far beyond the imaginations dreams.


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