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clevergirl4U 58F
1461 posts
8/18/2006 12:42 pm

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Try

Wahine recommended [post 470703] by


citizen_five


and I read it a couple of days ago. It's a very thought-provoking post and I highly recommend that you take a look.

I haven't been able to get the idea, or the song, out of my head since then. It was something I needed to hear, so THANK YOU, Citizen

"You can't always get what you want,
You can't always get what you want,
But if you try sometime, you just might find
You get what you need."


I certainly didn't "get" the song when I first heard it in 1969. In fact, it's relevance and simple brilliance is only coming to me now, 37 years later! THIS is an example of not hearing and understanding something until you are ready to hear it

I view my disease as a wake-up call. Life as I was living it has to change....from the way I think, to the way I eat, to the way I love. Whether I heal, or not, is not the point. I will change, and my life will be more balanced. I will teach my son some lessons I have yet to teach him. And if and when I leave, I want to go out TRYING

Old habits die hard.


I pray every night for "strength and courage" to face the battle and do the right thing, which is not a bad prayer. But after I read Citizen's post, my prayer sounded a little whiny to me. There is a part of me that just wants God to take over my body and do this for me. I want God to adjust my attitude

But I know that the whole point of getting well and healing is to adjust my own damn attitude I know the answers to the dilemna. I just have to show up and

TRY


I have to wake up every morning committed to a new way of life. I have to put one foot in front of the other and embrace NEW habits. I have to love myself enough to

TRY


It's work. I used to start my day with coffee and the news. I've done this for THIRTY years. Now I start my day with a soothing herbal tea, journaling, visualization and affirmations on my porch swing, next to one of my fountain gardens.

I've come a long way in a relatively short period of time. I am free of caffeine, wheat gluten and dairy. I became a vegan, except for salmon and sardines, almost overnight.

As I move through my day, I use the affirmation "Every act a loving act" continually, in order to challenge my thoughts and every word that comes out of my mouth. The affirmation is tough and I fall down a LOT (who knew I could be so unloving and unforgiving sometimes?) But I

TRY



clevergirl4U 58F

8/18/2006 4:00 pm

[color blue} Wait a minute ..."IF and when I leave"...WHAT was I thinking? I know I'm going to check out some day, just not planning on it being anytime soon


TzarsAmuseChant 41M
2854 posts
8/18/2006 6:53 pm

Trying is the best anyone can do. Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we succeed, but both are better than doing nothing at all.

I am honored that my post affected you in a positive way. You will be in my thoughts, and I wish you strength and resolve for all that you must try. Forgive yourself when you fail. Use failure to learn and grow stronger, not as a weapon to tear yourself down.

C5


clevergirl4U 58F

8/18/2006 8:49 pm

    Quoting TzarsAmuseChant:
    Trying is the best anyone can do. Sometimes we fail. Sometimes we succeed, but both are better than doing nothing at all.

    I am honored that my post affected you in a positive way. You will be in my thoughts, and I wish you strength and resolve for all that you must try. Forgive yourself when you fail. Use failure to learn and grow stronger, not as a weapon to tear yourself down.

    C5
Good to know that I didn't misrepresent your ideas, which is something I worry about when I link. I was tired when I downloded the photo of "the little engine that could"...and I thought, "Damn, he's going to think I polly-anned his post!" Thanks for not noticing


norprin5 55M

8/19/2006 10:09 am

good post, wise words...

i think it was Woody Allen who said "90% of success is just showing up"

King Nor XVIII


clevergirl4U 58F

8/23/2006 6:23 am

    Quoting norprin5:
    good post, wise words...

    i think it was Woody Allen who said "90% of success is just showing up"
Yup...not much can happen if you don't show up


clevergirl4U 58F

8/23/2006 6:25 am

    Quoting humboldthonni:
    Thinking of you a lot. I hope you know that.

    I start my day, while still in bed, saying all the things I am grateful for. It fills me up with how grateful I really am.
Thanks, honni.

I haven't tried gratitude. Forgiveness (of mostly myself) seems to be the looming issue.


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