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Margaret Shope

"Helping and Encouraging one person at a time"

Elmendorf, TX, USA
female, age 52
married
Speaks: English, some Spanish, Igpay Atinlay
Joined Jun 22, 2007
What I Want to Do: Allow God to work through me


 
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Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.     Mother Theresa

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If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears one destroys. Chief Dan George

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Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. Kalil Gabran

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I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vexed the dim sea: I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honoured of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
As though to breathe were life. Life piled on life
Were all too little, and of one to me
Little remains: but every hour is saved
From that eternal silence, something more,
A bringer of new things; and vile it were
For some three suns to store and hoard myself,
And this grey spirit yearning in desire
To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
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It is quite simple: if you do not smile at people, but frown at them, they respond similarly, don't they? If you deal with other people in a very sincere, open way, they behave similarly. Every body wants to have friends and does not want enemies. The proper way to create friends is to have a warm heart, not simply money or power. The friend of power and the friend of money are something different: These are not true friends. True friends should be real friends of heart, shouldn't they? I am always telling people that those friends who come around when you have money and power are not truly your friends, but friends of money and power, because as soon as the money and power disappear, those friends are also ready to leave. They are not reliable.

Genuine, human friends stand by whether you are successful or unlucky and always share your sorrow and burdens. The way to make such friends is not by being angry, nor by having good education or intelligence, but by having a good heart.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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Hometown San Antonio, TX 
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Birthday April 20, 1961  
Languages English, some Spanish, Igpay Atinlay  
About Me An extrovert who enjoys traveling and talking to people. A "power" greeter and serial "hugger." With a tiny bit of encouragement I can talk your ears off! I have been blessed to be happily married to Dan for 15 years.
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  Lifestyle
Pets Gryphon Muphyncups Shope AKA "Giffy", dog child  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions non-denominational evangelical  
Eating Habits A waist is a terrible thing to mind  
Wild Fact About Me I was 31 when I married Dan at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas...15 years ago..he was 21...we'd only known each other 9 days and knew we were "IT!"
My Philosophy Make a difference to someone today. You may be the only Jesus they see.
What Gives Me Hope My belief that the Lord guides my steps and I am not alone.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Shake hands firmly, look your neighbor in the eye and introduce yourself! That is the law...you can't learn to love your neighbor like yourself when you don't know their name!!
What/who changed my life and why My mom, Theresa Lopez encouraged me to let go of toxic feelings and pray for those who hurt me. Two events changed my life: the realization that I didn't need a priest to talk to God and my Dad's sudden death. Both gave me hope for life after death. It will be wonderful!
What Bugs Me People who neglect their pets, bad parenting, selfish people, stiff hugs, Limp handshakes, People who won't look you in the eye  
Passions shining brighter everyday, staying connected to my care2 friends, saying something kind to everyone, cheering someone up, seeking out someone who needs a hug, LAUGHING EVEN MORE, Enjoying what I'm doing NOW, eating good food with my sister, laughing with my sist  
Inspirations Jesus, Kindness of strangers, Mary and Doug Chace, My husband, My sister, Mom and Dad, Titus and Timothy, Mother Theresa  
What Scares Me cruelty, apathy, chaos, Lack of discipline, Ignorance  
  Favorites
Role Models Jesus Christ, Mom and Dad, Mother Theresa  
Quotation What would Jesus do? And Mom's eternal,"Don't let it get to you, it's poison!"
Interests encouraging others, cheering someone up, Making a sourpuss smile, watching for potential "hug-ees", meeting new people, pets, books, travel  
Books Military History, Spirituality, Non Fiction, Autobiographies, Bible  
Music all kinds  
Movies Military history, period pieces, True stories  
TV Shows National Geographic, Animal Planet, TLC, History Channel, Discovery channel  
Favorite Foods Tex Mex  
Favorite Places Villa del Carmen cemetary, Salisbury Plain, Sicily, South Texas  
Can't Live Without GOD, broadband access, enthusiasm, fellowship  
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    Nov 26, 2009 11:23 PM

    Catman P. (923)
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     Happy Thanksgiving

    Apr 21, 2009 4:57 AM

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    Catman P. (923)
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    On Your Special Day

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          Today ~ Always & Forever
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    Apr 13, 2009 10:56 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    May your day be as special as you are my friend. May your dreams come true & may U achieve all that U aspire for on this your special day. May you be blessed with joy, love, peace & good health now and forever!
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    Apr 12, 2009 1:17 PM

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    I sure do miss you in group.  God Bless!


    Dec 24, 2008 8:16 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
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    Nov 27, 2008 9:37 PM

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    Oct 30, 2008 6:20 PM

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    May God keep you and yours safe this holiday!


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    Jul 12, 2008 3:02 AM

    Jeanette G. (162)

        
         Remembering you in prayer and missing you!


    Jul 2, 2008 5:08 PM

    Jeanette G. (162)

    May the Lord keep you and yours safe during this busy holiday and always.


    Jun 7, 2008 3:49 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
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    May joy, peace, happiness & good health reign in your heart forever!
    Be happy always!
    Love & hugs - ivy

    May 23, 2008 7:39 PM

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    Thanks for being such a lovely friend! Have a gorgeous weekend! Be happy always!
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    Apr 20, 2008 7:31 PM

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    Have a BLESSED BIRTHDAY.Not wishing you Only 100 more years, since you ALREADY Got ETERNAL LIFE when YOU TRUSTED IN JESUS...hugs
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    Margaret Happy Birthday
    My the Lord bless you many more birthdays.

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    Apr 20, 2008 4:58 AM

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    May all the blessings of heaven be yours on your Special Day and every day. 


    Apr 14, 2008 12:29 PM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    May your special day be as special as U are my friend. May it be the most memorable one ever! May all your dreams come true. My...
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    May you be blessed with joy, peace, good health & prosperity. Happy Birthday! Have a nice day!
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