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Learning the hard way February 10, 2006 1:43 PM

One of the things I've had to learn in the last few years was not to be too secure in what I have. I had to learn (of course the hard way) that I was clinging to things that wouldn't make me happy. Within a short period of time God removed everything I held onto. (friends, my health etc.) It's as if he said. "Lean on me or fall" Unfortunately, I had to hit the bottom first before God got the message across.

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Thank you for posting... February 19, 2006 9:11 AM

Thank you for posting these lovely words of encouragement. I bid you peace and am glad you have found your way here. peace & blessings---ginger  [ send green star]
 
 February 24, 2006 5:22 PM

Thank you. I'm glad you took my words to heart.  [ send green star]
 
Amalthea March 09, 2006 2:51 AM

I have to let my kids learn by themselves too cause I tend to protect them all the time. They always tell me that I should let them make mistakes.

I have done homeopathy to understand life and it has helped me alot cause its a holistic healing.

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LEARNING THE HARD WAY... March 15, 2006 6:04 PM

For about a year, while my son was in college, he hardly talked to me about school...and when he would answer my queries of "How's school?",   it'd be..."Just fine, just fine." Because of that, I assumed he was fine and didn't need my help. Then, one night, before the beginning of the next term, he said he wasn't going back. I was stunned. After an agonizing hour of "teeth-pulling", I got the whole story out: he'd lost his financial aid temporarily because he failed the same class 3 times. "Why didn't you come to me?" I demanded. His answer told volumes..."I wanted to do it myself, Mom. If I passed it would be me, and if I didn't... and got put on this temporary suspension (he had to clear up the one class)...it would be just me."

What's the old saying about learning to let go? I'm learning.

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 March 16, 2006 5:01 PM

I used to be very active in my young years...  always traveling somewhere...  exercising...  going to parties...  swimming... AND - at the same time - having a full time job!  I took all of that energy for granted. 

Then, I started to develop some serious health problems: breast cancer, acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor of the ear), osteoporosis, reflux, etc.  That's when I learned that good health is the most important thing in life!  How can I face difficult times, solve problems, and go through little daily difficulties if I simply don't have the physical and emotional strenght to do it? 

I learned the hard way that I should take better care of myself and live by the day.  Treasure your good health, my friends...  It's a priceless gift.

Love and happiness,

Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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 March 18, 2006 2:16 PM

Giuliana and all - I was so very healthy for many years and took it for granted. I then suffered a stroke in l997 - got away from my mariage as quickly and as safely as I could in 1998 - I blamed him and the stress he had me under. The doctors told me one day he could kill me - I was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and had to relearn a lot of things - I then had breast cancer in 2003 - a thyroid problem in the same year - and was diagnosed as a diabetic2 - all in the same year - then in 2004 I had another minor stroke and some female problems. I am now on my way back from everything and guard my health as much as I can ... I lost all my ambition to go places and do things - I work three days a week and know that I could not work anymore than that - So please take care of yourselves - your health is the most important thing in life.

 

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Treasure the moment May 02, 2006 9:14 AM

(Tuesday while you're sleeping)

At two minutes

And three seconds

After 1:00 A.M.
In the morning,

The time and date

Will be

01:02:03 04/05/06.
That won't ever

Happen again.
You may now return

To your normal stuff.

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