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(Re-blog) A Day Of Appreciation! — Rethinking Scripture

I have lots of family and a few friends that work in health care and I worry about them always, especially now.

I have had my share of a stay in the hospital. There is one thing that made the stay endurable was the nurses on staff. I marveled how they did their work, hour by hour, patient by patient. They did the heavy lifting. Yes, the doctors gave the orders, but, it was the nurses that saw to it to have those orders filled.

A Day Of Appreciation! — Rethinking Scripture
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Stop Making Excuses And Just Go For It!

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“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”

–Oliver Goldsmith

Be stronger than your strongest excuse


I have two sayings that have been on my mind lately. Starting at the beginning of January I started heading to the gym twice a week. I do 40-45 minutes cardio with 15-20 minute strength or core training afterwards. This was extremely hard for me to commit to because of my anxiety of people and being in new places and around people I don’t know and trying new things and sweating LOL

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I messaged the number and received a kind and caring response from a woman named Ivy. I was so nervous to go but I showed up and I had so much fun with her and the others. I went back again and again and I’m still going. It’s only been a month but this is something that I want to continue and even though it’s something I love I still find that I’m making excuses and trying to convince myself that I’m too busy to go or that I have other things that need my attention.

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She makes everyone feel so welcome and is so encouraging! If I’m going to achieve the success I’m looking for, this is the place! So why am I still trying to sabotage myself? Maybe I’m still fighting that old belief that I’m not good enough?

The last thing I keep saying to myself is probably the one mantra that has made the most difference and has got me out that door.

Stop making excuses and just go for it!


Is there anything that you really enjoy doing but have a hard time convincing yourself to do it?

I also just want to add a big thank you here to Allan at for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m so honored to have the opportunity to participate! I also want to say a huge thank you to Caz at for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I would love for you to head over and visit both of them and say hello!


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Dislocations and Twisted Ligaments

A sign to slow it down? Or perhaps a reason to do more… I shouldn’t be falling apart so bad, I’m only 39 (and a half) 😀

My knee was dislocated at work just after Christmas, that hasn’t happened in 10 years. It hurt just as much as I remember lol. The twisted ligaments in my arm happened a long while ago and every time they seem to be getting better I do something silly that makes them yell at me again. Three years ago I twisted the ligaments in my ankle and that injury still haunts me. I had to laugh though when the doctor told me I needed to stay off of it for 2 weeks. Like that could ever happen for a mom of 3 who is home with the kids alone for 13 hours a day. So he said to wear an ankle brace…hmmm, didn’t help.

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Her “shuffle” is the best I’ve seen

So I just take it easy, walk around like Joan-Margaret (Millicent Martin) on the show Grace and Frankie and try to massage the swelling frequently. The cold weather affects all my joints and if my feet get cold, I’m doomed. That reminds me, I should invest in a new pair of comfy slippers. Do you tend to stay indoors when it gets cold? Perhaps you like to spend time outdoors if you have a ski-doo or quad. Maybe go out tobogganing if you have kids around?