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Please check out all these groups... I hope you will come join us and share with us.


Please pass on, even if you are not interested, please forward, someone close to you may be in need!


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Women With Out Mothers



Join us to heal, to share, to laugh, to cry, and to honor..... Ask any woman whose mother has died ... and she will tell you that her life is irrevocably altered; that this one fact forever changes who she is and who she will be. Gone is the caregiver, teacher, adversary, role-model, and guide to being a woman.
This is a closed Women's support group!




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This group is for adoptee's searching for thier birthfamilies. We hope to share resources and helpful tools to aid in your search. Along with building bonds of friendship and family! Birthparents and siblings welcome to join and post as well!


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Stop Domestic/ Child Abuse http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/SDCA


This group is a safe haven to those that have been or currently are in an abusive relationship, and or wish to help Stop Domestic/ Child Abuse! Society's Disease will continue to grow in the darkness and not die until it is brought into the light!
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Love & Starting Over Again



Is your love healthy? Letting go of the old and loving the new!



PLEASE COME JOIN US!!!


Is love knocking at your door again? Can you let go of the past to accept a new love into your life? Is the baggage of old standing in your way? Is your current relationship suffering? Or Do you have the wisdom to share and spread a healing word? Together maybe we can find a peace and healing that will make it possible for us to have happy. healthy relationships!!!
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SPOTLIGHTING CULTS & HATE GROUPS IN AMERICA



We're here to shine the light on the darkness of Cults & Hategroups in America. Hate isn't just about Race, Religion, or Sexual Preference, Violence against Women & Children are also Hate Crimes! How do we as a nation smother out hatred?


CULTS & HATE GROUPS HIDE BEHIND THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND SPEECH LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY. WE ARE HERE TO EXPOSE THEM FOR WHAT THEY REALLY ARE... RINGS OF TERROR! 


Hatred In America. As I am researching for this group, I have found way too many hate groups in America. I felt sadness and even shame, for that is not what America is suppose to be about! The hatred around the world, for America runs just as deep. On Sept, 11, 2001 the hatred for us as a Nation, came crashing in on us! I found a really nice poem written by a Canadian woman. I'd like to share it with you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Candle Of Hope by Mysteria ------- As destruction's dust settled on today's horrific tragedy, It blanketed not only one nation, But all of humanity in a black, dusty, mourning shroud. Hearts break worldwide over losses, But fill with a new found love of family. Sad that it takes a catastrophe to make us Value the treasures we already have. Life, and our love of family Become our most valued treasures. Please join us as we light a candle in the window. We will stand as one family, united and strong, Illuminating our wish for peace and healing for all. A light of hope from our hearts for a safe world. Our little candle burning brightly, Added to millions, will hopefully send healing energy to today's victims, and a message That we stand united as one in hopes of peace. God Bless You All In America And Keep You Safe


http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/CULTSANDHATEGROUPS


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Suicide And Depression (S.A.D) Group



This is a group invite to the S.A.D. Group. It is a place for those who want help, support, or just somewhere to feel safe and welcome.


We are not here to judge, only to share understanding, compassion, friendship, and resources.
Please pass on, it may help a friend in need!


http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/sad


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Cannabis... Fact and Fiction and Beyond



WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA! Marijuana aided many people with the coping of terminal diseases. The use of medicinal marijuana has allowed many with no hope, to enjoy life more fully and lead rather decent life-styles!


If marijuana has no medical value, why would someone with a serious
medical problem decline to use legal medicines that would be covered
by their insurance and insist on something that could subject them to arrest?
If marijuana has no medical value, what is the appropriate jail term
for a sick, dying or disabled person who uses it?
If marijuana has no medical value, what is the appropriate jail term
for a doctor who prescribes it when he finds that no legal medication works as well?
If marijuana has no medical value, why is it used in cancer and spinal
cord injury wards through out the country?
If marijuana has no medical value, why is the government providing
it for free to eight people?
If marijuana has no medical value, why is its principle active
ingredient, THC, legally available by prescription?
If marijuana has no medical value, why was it called "One of the
safest therapeutically active substances known...." by the Drug
Enforcement Administration's own Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young, in 1988.
If marijuana is so dangerous, where are the actuarial statistics
about its victims? Where are the bodies?



We Hope you will come and join us!
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Supporting Our Military Folks Abroad And At Home



A caring, supportive group of people who support our military members and their families who make sacrifices daily for each of us. You don't have to agree with the war, just support our people who are there or making sacrifices here at home.



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LEO'S ANGEL'S FOR HIV/AIDS ADVOCACY; KEEPING A BROTHERS DREAM ALIVE 


THIS GROUP IS FOR ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE HIV CAUSE, WHO HAS A LOVED ONE WHO IS INFECTED, THOSE WHO ARE CAREGIVERS, THOSE WHO WORK IN THE FIELD, OR IN SOME WAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC. GOAL-LOVE, ADVOCACY, COMPASSION, EDUCATION...
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Love, Hope & Light


~Barb~ 
 



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Posted: May 30, 2007 9:49am
Apr 10, 2007

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She
said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves
you and would love to spend some time with you."

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years,
but the demands of my work and my three children had
made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to invite her to go out for
dinner and a movie.

"What's wrong, are you well," she asked?

My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
of bad news.

"I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some
time with you," I responded.. "Just the two of us."

She thought about it for a moment, and then said,
"I would like that very much."

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick
her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her
house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
about our date.. She waited in the door with her coat
on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the
dress that she had worn to celebrate her last
wedding anniversary.


She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
angel's. "I told my friends that I was going to go
out with my son, and they were impressed," she said,
as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear
about our meeting."

We went to a restaurant that, although not
elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my
arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat
down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
read large print. Half way through the entrees, I
lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at
me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I
who used to have to read the menu when you were
small," she said. "Then it's time that you relax and
let me return the favor," I responded.

During the dinner, we had an agreeable
conversation- -nothing extraordinary but catching up
on recent events of each other's life. We talked so
much that we missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll
go out with you again, but only if you let me invite
you." I agreed.

"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I
got home. "Very nice. Much more so than I could
have imagined," I answered.

Shortly after that, my mother died of a massive
heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't
have a chance to do anything for her.

Some time later, I received an envelope with a
copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
mother and I had dined.. An attached note said: "I
paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I
could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
plates - one for you and the other for your wife.

You will never know what that night meant for me. I
love you, son.."

At that moment, I understood the importance of
saying in time: "I LOVE YOU" and to give e our
loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is
more important than your family. Give them the time
they deserve, because these things cannot be put off
till "some other time.."

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back
to normal after you've had a baby..... somebody
doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is
history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by
instinct .... somebody never took a three-year-old
shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring ....
somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager
with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a
"good" mother, your child will "turn out
good"....somebody thinks a child comes with
directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their
voices ... somebody never came out the back k door
just in time to see her child hit a golf ball
through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a
mother.... somebody never helped a fourth grader
with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the second child as
much as you love the first ... somebody doesn't
have two children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to
her child-rearing questions in the books....
somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose
or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother
is labor and delivery....somebody never watched her
"baby" get on the bus for the first day of
kindergarten .... or on a plane headed for military
"boot camp."

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her
eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back
somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies
to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her
child gets married....somebody doesn't know that
marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a
mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last
child leaves home....somebody never had
grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so
you don't need to tell her..... somebody isn't a
mother.

Pass this along to all the "mothers" in your life
and to everyone who ever had a mother. This isn't
just about being a mother; it's about appreciating
the people in your life while you have them....no
matter who that person is...


 

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