"To live my life in faith, to share love and understanding wherever I can, to help others whenever I can and to be a good friend to those I meet here."
Modesto, CA, USA
divorced, 2 children
Speaks: Learning Spanish, English
Joined Apr 12, 2005
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This is Max, my best friend and companion. He's telling me he wants to play!
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Mark Twain
“Behind every ‘bad situation’ lies concealed a deeper good, which reveals itself to you through inner acceptance of what is.” ~Eckart Tolle
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." ~Dennis Wholey
If you want me to be your friend ........
PLEASE send me an introduction!!
I take my friendships seriously. I am
involved with several groups and my
time on the computer is very limited.
If you think we share interests, causes
etc. and are serious about being a
friend please send me an introduction.
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." ~Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
PLEASE! DO NOT FORWARD CHAIN LETTERS OF ANY KIND! I HAVE NO TIME OR PATIENCE FOR THEM. I CAN ONLY SPEND A SHORT TIME ON THE COMPUTER AT A TIME, AND I DO NOT WANT TO USE IT DELETING CHAIN LETTERS. ..NOT INTERESTED!!!! DO NOT SEND THEM! A TRUE FRIEND OF MINE WILL NOT SEND THEM TO ME! THANK-YOU FOR RESPECTING THIS REQUEST....
After awhile you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes open.
With the grace of a woman,
not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn
that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul.
Instead of waiting
for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong.
That you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn...
With every goodbye you learn.
by Veronica A. Shoffstall
||Apr 12, 2005
||Meeting Friends, Support a Cause, Other
|Group Host of
'' GARDEN OF FRIENDSHIP '', Graphics Galore, Off the Beaten Path
||I am a retired school teacher with 35 years experience in the field of elementary education specializing in doing everything I could to assist children in learning. In the past 15 years I have become interested in all things spiritual. I feel like an empty spot is now filling up. I enjoy meeting people, and making new friends.
PLEASE SEND ME AN INTRODUCTION BEFORE REQUESTING FRIENDSHIP.
||Introduce yourself to Karen
1 dog - Mighty Max the Wonder Dog. Max
eat small amounts more often,
Aspiring healthy eater
|Wild Fact About Me
||I once went for a flight in a hot-air balloon. It was such a wonderful experience. Not only did I overcome a fear, but learned so much about people who are hooked on flying in hot air balloons.
||I have realized that I am not in control. Life happens. My choices have to do with how I deal with the changes. Just because I'm often in pain, I don't have to be one!
|What Gives Me Hope
||My faith that all is well and is proceeding according to divine plan, my family, friends, my daughters and grandchildren and the people on Care2
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||I would insist on positive changes in the educational system, and that every parent be truly involved in the education of their children.
|What/who changed my life and why
||Roz Campbell because she came into my life at the exact time I was ready to learn and grow. She is my spiritual mentor.
|What Bugs Me
cruel or arrogant people,
Political Abuse of Power,
books for children,
each new day,
finding my path in this world,
|What Scares Me
Large groups of people,
Blindness to global warming,
||Eleanor Roosevelt: "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
Books - Author,
The Golden Compass,
Clarissa Pinkola Estes,
books by John Grisham,
Books by Tony Hillerman,
Anything by Michael Connelly
certain spiritual music
Harry Potter (all),
The Green Mile,
To Kill a Mockingbird,
What the Bleep do we Know,
Pay it Forward,
Dogs in the City,
Person of Intrest,
The Good Wife,
NCIS-love Gibbs and Abby,
CSI (all of them),
vegetables and fruits,
The valley here in California,
East Coast Florida beaches,
|Can't Live Without
my family which includes my children and,
my sense of humor,
the things that sustain life (water,
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