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Gina B.

"To be who you are at all cost...."

Poplar Bluff, MO, USA
female, age 55
Speaks: English
Joined May 30, 2005

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To know me is to know I love people. My life has unfolded in such a way that I had two choices. Between the insurmountable issues in my family, and the multitude of physical problems I live with---I could have gotten bitter and blamed everyone around me, including God. Thankfully, from having incredible friendships and wonderful blessings along the way--I have been given the strength to not just exist, but find joy in my life.
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Joined May 30, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Acoustic Coffee House, What we can do to stop Global Warming
Hometown Poplar Bluff, Mo. 
Birthday June 21, 1962  
Languages English  
About Me I am a "outside the box" kind of thinker...I don't always go with the "norm", I find it boring. As much as I love people ....I need time alone to re-energize. I spent 13 years in metropolitan cities and being back in "hometown--USA" has really been difficult. I cannot say I particularly like it, however at this time, I am not in a position to change it. I am at the place where my parents need looking after, and being the only daughter, I try to do as much as I can. They gave me their all, so now it is time for me to return the favor.
I spent 10 yrs as a substance abuse counselor but now I am disabled. Filling my time is sometimes hard.
I enjoy all people, have (I think) a great sense of humor, love movies, camping, music, reading and lots of other things.
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Pets My Dog "Lucky"  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Radical Grace  
Eating Habits Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me I had rather be alone than be in a relationship with a man who is incapable of being open about his feelings, true to one woman, believe in something greater than himself, or incapable of having an open mind.
My Philosophy One of the greatest pleasures in life is to have the ability to put aside your difficulties and be 'present' for a friend in a time of need. I also love to do things for people when they least expect it, and go out of my way to do something nice/helpful for strangers. I don't always feel like it, but I try to at least smile at people that make eye contact. We never know what that person or persons may be going threw in their life--we may very well be the only kind face they've seen in a while. I believe in stretching myself, I am an introvert that has had to learn to be extroverted. If I just stay comfortable in my life---I will miss much that God has in store for me.
What Gives Me Hope My Bible, prayer, and recognizing/acknowledging life's everyday miracles/blessings . I am not a 'religious person in the dogmatic sense of the word--but I have had so many things happen in my life that I know that my Creator is ultimately guiding me towards my destiny.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would make Health Care free, or at least affordable/excessable to everyone. With our country being the one of the richest in the world it seems like the least we could do. I would then begin work on reducing the number of government workers/salaries. their budgets alone could take care of thousands of either cut or eliminated programs for the low income families. I would raise the minimum wage to actually meet todays cost of living....I could go on but I don't want to strain anyone's eyes who really chooses to read this.
What/who changed my life and why Man's Search for Viktor Frankel (not sure I spelled right. He managed to find meaning enough to survive in Auschwitz, one of the worst Nazi war camps, and went on to tell his story. It was a very spiritual book despite the fact that there was intense suffering. It helps me gain perspective (as well as the death and resurrection of Christ) when I find myself all caught up in whatever problems I may be faced with. There is no way anything could ever compare.
What Bugs Me MY EGO  
Passions cooking for those I love, making a difference, learning, Having a family one day, Writing  
Inspirations Radical GRACE, Jesus Christ, GOD  
What Scares Me People that do not have abundant Love  
Role Models Jesus Christ, father, grandmother, single mothers, Theodore Roosevelt  
Quotation "Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Marianne Williamson
Interests Intuitive Counseling, Disabilities / Challenged, teaching, Cosmetics, Counseling, Psychology, Forensics, Spirituality/Philosophy, Humor, Internet, Music, Mythology / Folklore, Movies, Mind/Body/Spirit, Psychology, Social Work, Spirituality/Philosophy, Travel/Adventure, Gen  
Music John Cougar Mellencamp, Delbert McClinton, Susan Tedeschi, Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban, Blues, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, R and B, Latamore, Older Rock--ie, Zeplin, Doors, a few others. I like Tracy Chapman, Melissa Etheridge, older stuff by the Indigo Girls..some cl  
Movies the notebook, A Beautiful Mind, Schindler's List, Bridges of Madison County, Always, The Ring, Schawshank Redemption, U.S. Marshalls, The Alien combo, Blade 1 2 &amp, amp, 3, Panic Room, Seven, Monte Python (anything), Pink Panther movies, my brain hurts!  
TV Shows Friends re-runs, Y & R, Nova(PBS), Criminal Minds, Will and Grace, Law and order CI, Alias!!!, CSI, The First 48, Cold Case File's, Investigative Reports, Animal Cops, Medium, Intervention, The Closer, X-Files, What's my Line?  
Favorite Foods coffee, veggies, rice, strawberries, salad, Ice Cream, my cooking!  
Favorite Places Midland Church!, in front of a fire, on a beach, in the kitchen  
Can't Live Without God and my Faith, love of course!, MUSIC!, books, hope, freedom, good food, laughter, peace, sunshine, coffee, computer, FAITH!!!, My parents, Maskara, cell phone (kidding), friends  
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