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#1 of 50 Old 08-05-2010, 01:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anything and everything you could think of that you feel has improved or changed your life. Little things or big things. Examples could be, take a bubble bath, feng shui your bedroom, a saying you tell yourself, etc.

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There will always be something posative out of every situation. I have this weird way of finding the posative in EVERY situation. It helps me get through the really dark times to find something good in any of it. Even if I just tell myself, that which does not kill me will make me stronger.
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That's a good tip. It's very true.

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt

"Our task is not to see the future, but to enable it."
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Good quote!

Mom to angel baby, grew wings at 5 weeks in May '07, William, born Dec '08, and another angel who grew wings at 8w4d (lost at 11w) in Oct '10. Rachel born Feb 2012, Another angel Lost Sept '13. New bean due Nov '14!
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Use extremely reliable birth control unless you are 100% certain that you want a child, your partner wants a child and both would be good parents. Oops is not a good reason to reproduce.
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I totally agree on that one!!

Mom to angel baby, grew wings at 5 weeks in May '07, William, born Dec '08, and another angel who grew wings at 8w4d (lost at 11w) in Oct '10. Rachel born Feb 2012, Another angel Lost Sept '13. New bean due Nov '14!
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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." -Plato
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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia

LOVE this quote!!

"Our task is not to see the future, but to enable it."
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Never date your (guy)friends.

Physical exertion cures sorrow and anger.

Get as much human contact as possible, good, bad, ugly, beautiful, and LEARN from it!

Make people earn your love and loyalty.

Be a brick wall of protection for the people and animals under your care.

Always keep your house clean enough to have guests.

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"Bloom where you're planted."


My husband and I both tend to think, Life will be better when....


Just recently I have adopted this new motto to help me make the most of each situation and be the best I can be NOW.

Heather-- I'm a <>< SAHM of two fabulous boys 8/05 and 2/07
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Accept yourself unconditionally.

If you're suffering, look for whatever it is that you're stuffing out of sight. It's probably something you don't want to think about. Be fearless, bravely think about it!

I used to have a signature that said something like, "how you spend your days is how you spend your years". That isn't the quote exactly, and darn it, I can't find it. Regardless, it's a great concept to keep in mind, especially hear at MDC!!

Someone moved my effing cheese.
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Read well written books.
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"If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on getting what you've always got." - W. L. Bateman

"Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes." - Maggie Kuhn
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Make every effort to get enough sleep.
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These are all powerful quotes to live by. Thanks so much everyone.

Mom to angel baby, grew wings at 5 weeks in May '07, William, born Dec '08, and another angel who grew wings at 8w4d (lost at 11w) in Oct '10. Rachel born Feb 2012, Another angel Lost Sept '13. New bean due Nov '14!
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You are stronger than you think you are.

Sometimes we can think too much. Suck it up. Deal with it. Move on with life.

Keeping busy helps.

It's complicated.
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"Don't sweat the small stuff."

"This, too, shall pass." ~ proverb.

Laura - Mom to ds (10) and dd (7) "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Brian Andreas.

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Do not wait forever for thing to be "just right" to go after what you want. "Just right" rarely happens and you will wait forever.

Have things in your house you find beautiful.

Find a form of activity you love - making time for it will be easier

Spend oodles of time doing fun stuff with your kids.

learn when to let go - on big issues and small.

Do not overdrink or smoke - both are so not worth it.

Embrace nature!
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Every day thank God for being alive.

Keep a gratitude journal. This has been life changing for me. I just jot down little things every day. On the bad days, I go back and look at previous years' journals. Then I know that it's gonna be all right.

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To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.

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Soul searching is great, but too much soul searching is very dangerous!

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You are always one choice away from changing your life.

We gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot.

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Good ones.

Mom to angel baby, grew wings at 5 weeks in May '07, William, born Dec '08, and another angel who grew wings at 8w4d (lost at 11w) in Oct '10. Rachel born Feb 2012, Another angel Lost Sept '13. New bean due Nov '14!
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Will this matter in a day, a week, a year?

That's what I ask myself when I'm trying to keep myself from overreacting. While the incident in question may not matter tomorrow, my reaction to it could linger for years in the memories of my children.

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This is sooo true. ^^
Most of the time if something makes me mad, I feel it would be unfair for me to have to bottle my emotions and act calm. So then I overreact... and then I feel terrible about it later...
Not saying bottling feelings is a good idea. But having some restraint is. lol.

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volunteering and taking my dd along with me. it takes me out of my depressing space, helps me socialise and its a good cause.

do something you are self concious about. i was brought up to be a well behaved girl. everything was frowned upon. and then i read about john lennon's memories of his mom doing goofy things and i became that mom. dd and i crack up till we cant walk from all the goofy things i do in public. i get dirty looks but some actually get it and smile back.

i take myself out on a date. whether alone or with dd. if i am alone i loooove going to my fav. cafe and eating whatever depending on how much money i have and reading a book. i just love doing it on my own.

i love going for movies on my own. and then walking home after the last show on a cool summer evening.

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Maybe I'm weird but I've never understood going to dinner or movies on your own. Ok dinner maybe. You can read and reflect on life. Nice down time. But a movie doesn't seem like it would be fun by myself.

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Be yourself. Unless you suck. -Joss Whedon.

If you can't get out to an activity (singing group, craft group, improv theatre, pottery class) because you have a small baby, start a group yourself at home. It might be more amateur, but it'll be something. I chafed for months and months about not being able to join a choir, and now we have a six-person singing group that meets at my house, and DD can sing all of "Panic Angelicus". I'm thinking of starting another group where my friends all bring their craft projects over and we blitz through them.

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