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Karen Walker

"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
female
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

                            
                             Blue Heart Campaign



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.
    Thank you.






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"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 


                 


 
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Joined Apr 12, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Hometown CA 
Homepage http://sbcglobal.net  
Birthday June 15  
Languages Learning Spanish, English  
About Me 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.

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  Lifestyle
Pets 1 dog - Mighty Max the Wonder Dog. Max  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritual  
Eating Habits eat small amounts more often, no meat, chocolate, 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.
My Philosophy 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, rude drivers, Political Abuse of Power, ignorance  
Passions books for children, education, my grandchildren, my spirituality  
Inspirations each new day, finding my path in this world, good teachers, children  
What Scares Me Ignorance, Large groups of people, Blindness to global warming, politicians  
  Favorites
Role Models Oprah Winfrey, Eleanor Roosevelt  
Quotation 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."
Interests Wildlife, Internet, Meditation, Mind/Body/Spirit, Books - Author, Pets, Photography, Humor, learning Spanish  
Books Joseph Campbell, The Golden Compass, Jodi Picoult, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, James Patterson, Carolyn Myss, books by John Grisham, Books by Tony Hillerman, Anything by Michael Connelly  
Music Light jazz, certain spiritual music  
Movies Harry Potter (all), The Green Mile, To Kill a Mockingbird, What the Bleep do we Know, Pay it Forward, Whale Rider  
TV Shows Dogs in the City, Person of Intrest, Touch, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, NCIS-love Gibbs and Abby, CSI (all of them), Bones  
Favorite Foods Ice cream, vegetables and fruits, Vegie pizza, Vegetable lasagna, good salad, fresh fruit  
Favorite Places Yosimite, The valley here in California, East Coast Florida beaches, Whidby Island, WA  
Can't Live Without my faith, my family which includes my children and, Max, my sense of humor, the things that sustain life (water, air, food, etc.)  
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    Sep 9, 2014 12:11 PM

    Jocelyn K. (92)
    Love you

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    Aug 31, 2014 11:19 AM

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    You  Deserve a sparkling Celebration on this
    special day..Happy Labor day........luv linda
    Aug 30, 2014 1:14 PM

    Jocelyn K. (92)
    Think of you ALWAYS.
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    Aug 17, 2014 11:59 AM

    Jocelyn K. (92)
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    Karen you are ALWAYS in my heart. Hugs Lyn.

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    Jul 19, 2014 11:29 PM

    Michelle D. (96)
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    I hope your weekend
    is off to a great start!
    ~hugs, Michelle

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    Jul 16, 2014 1:29 PM

    Jocelyn K. (92)
    Love you & thinking of you too. Hugs.

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    Jun 28, 2014 3:45 PM

    Michelle D. (96)
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    Hi my friend!
    I hope you have
    a wonderful weekend!!
    ~hugs, Michelle

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    Jun 20, 2014 6:03 AM

    Krista S. (189)
    have a beautiful day glitter  butterflies
    Jun 18, 2014 3:52 PM

    Sue L. (67)
    Happy Belated Birthday Karen!  I hope that you had a wonderful celebration.

                        

    Jun 15, 2014 12:26 PM

    Pamylle G. (461)
    Happy Birthday !
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    Jun 15, 2014 1:26 AM

    Lynn G. (199)

    Dearest Karen, wishing you love, laughter, peace of mind and wishes come true on your birthday. Much Love, Lynn


    Jun 14, 2014 4:08 PM

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    Karen, I hope your birthday will be wonderful!

    Alison

    Jun 14, 2014 7:49 AM

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    Wishing You Joyous 
    Celebrations Of Life
    On Your Special Day

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          Today ~ Always & Forever
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    Jun 14, 2014 7:10 AM

    Jocelyn K. (92)
    You are my friend & I LOVE YOU. I couldn't find Dragon Flies. Sorry.

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    Jun 10, 2014 2:53 PM

    Pami W. (206)

    Just wanted to stop by and send a birthday wish to you.


       Hope you enjoy your special day and the year ahead.


     

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