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  1. The OB

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    Wondering? Wondering?
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    Heh heh heh:)
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    Computer Dating. :D



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    Hilarious !!! Still grinning.
    Still grinning 2 days later,,

    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
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    I had so many choices about where to post this! Inspiritatioal, Mother Earth Language, What Are You Doing Right Now.....and more. I could even have chosen " Facts are Fun " because this is a fact, this is not a myth, it is not wishful thinking, it is the TRUTH! You might wonder how I can be so sure of that? I am absolutely sure of this because this is how I have lived since I was about 7 yrs old. Every year I learned to believe in it more and more. Really after reading this, how are you going to choose to live? You have a decision to make, choose or react. :);). :);). :);)
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    - THEN CHOOSE.

    John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!'

    He was a natural motivator.

    If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

    Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it!

    You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?'

    He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood

    I choose to be in a good mood.'

    Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

    Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

    'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.


    'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.


    You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'


    I reflected on what he said. Soon thereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.


    Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.


    After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.


    I saw him about six months after the accident.


    When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins.. Wanna see my scars?'


    I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.


    'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied. 'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.'


    'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?' I asked


    He continued, '...the paramedics were great.


    They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'


    'What did you do?' I asked.


    'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John. 'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity''


    Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'


    He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.


    Attitude, after all, is everything.


    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.' Matthew 6:34.


    After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.


    You have two choices now:


    01. Delete this.


    02. Forward it to the people you care about.


    (You know the choice I made.)







    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
    - Mother Teresa.
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    PS the reason I decided to preface this mail about all the choices I had of where to post it.....is because THAT will let EVERYONE know just how wonderful and uplifting this form is! A tribute to all of the staff who make it possible for someone like me to look forward to visit and participate here everyday. THANK YOU ALL.
     
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  5. J. A.

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    That's such a great message! Thank you!

    Do you really manage to live like John the whole time? I try to look at the good sides of life, but it doesn't work every day.
     
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    that is a great message Diane! Thank you!

    I myself try not to worry about things, as worrying won't change anything that will be and only serves to make me and those around me feel bad!

    I don't always manage it but my hubby is like John and a great tonic! ;)
     
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    Much wisdom in that Diane. A great heads up for today's living, and a great read! Thank you:)
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    Yes, I was very emotionally sensitive since I can remember. I had eczema when I was born. Very bad case! My mom said she would come to my crib each morning and my sheet and clothes would be covered in blood. They put woolen, cotton and other types mittens on my hands to stop me from scratching. WOW, I just got a really strong memory of scraping skin and scabs off my body ( in the crib! ) and the relief I felt when the blood starting flowing. It was like my blood was too hot! I think if I had been older I would have been able to ask for cool, damp cloth's to put on one I had scratched it. The blood would flow onto intact skin because it was so hot I would be driven to scratch the good skin raw because it was so toxic.
    They ended up with me in a straight jacket! Can you imagine being itchy all the time, feel like your skin was on fire and being in a straight jacket? It was all over my face and was worse on the inside of my elbows and behind my knees; which of course is where it would be warmest.
    The Dr.s said it went so deep I would be scarred for life. I remember, to this very day, spending my 3rd birthday in the hospital because I had been infected by the staphylococcus's virus and it went septic. ( sp? ).
    One day I was at my aunt's house, I was just out of hospital, and some man came over to repair something or other, took one look at me and said, " OH, that POOR girl! What wrong with her? " My aunt replied," She has eczema." This man said " Take her to a chiropractor! "
    So my aunt told my parents. My parents had already spent thousands of dollars ( no health care until I was 2-3 ) - they figured what can it hurt?
    So I went to him and on the way home I laid down on the seat, said to my mom, " Oh, mommy I feel SO good.. Lay my head down and went to sleep. My mom was in disbelief because I was never comfortable enough to really sleep. We got home, I bounce out of the car and told my mom " I'M going to tell DADDY!"
    I got on my tricycle and tore over to the cow barn and went racing around corners looking for my dad! I didn't know this story until I was 19, it was Christmas Day and I had just walked into the kitchen to hear my dad say, " She came roaring around a corner with a big smile, ear to ear.." At that point when I was 19 I saw tears well up in my dad's eyes as he remembered. I wasn't just in hell, both my parent's were too! I cried and screamed, never slept. And FINALLY it was OVER!
    Somewhere in their I began to learn the baby steps towards choosing a day in heaven or hell.
    When I was in elementary school if something went awry at breakfast, I can remember consciously thinking to myself and we walked 1/4 mi. to catch the school bus. Well, I AM going TO HAVE A GREAT DAY FOR SURE, because the bad stuff is behind me!
    As I grew older I grew more conscious of having the choice to see the glass half full or half empty !!
    I hope that answers your question Johanna?


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
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    It would drive me mad, I suppose.
     
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    I'm still writing! My cat sent it before I was ready!


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
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    She seems to think you've written enough. :D
     
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    I'm sure I had, but I wanted you to understand how I got there, to a place of choice rather than knee jerk reactions to what was going on in MY life! It wasn't easy, getting there! But life sure got easier the more I practiced it!


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
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    I think I got it. :)
     
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    After ALL THAT, there is NO way our smarty pants did NOT GET IT??? You are playing with me now!!! Hoping I will be to tired to notice!


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
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    Johanna, did you know that the word " CHOICE " is the only word in the English language that reads the same way when you look at it in a mirror?
    I picked up that little tid bit either from " Another Roadside Attraction " or " The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.".


    :) Peace begins with a smile :)
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