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07/16/2010 09:42PM
I just got back from a funeral. A good friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. They never complained. But they asked that each day we should count our blessings. And we should. So every day for them, please take a look around and see how good we have things. And take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
 
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07/16/2010 09:55PM
so sorry to read that pat. every morning i wake up is a plus. i never take a day for granted anymore.
Basspro69
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07/16/2010 10:17PM
Im sorry for you loss, each day is a gift, and we decide whether or not to appreciate that gift.
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07/16/2010 10:27PM
quote izzy: "...They never complained. But they asked that each day we should count our blessings. And we should. So every day for them, please take a look around and see how good we have things. And take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
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I agree with you Izz and I'm so sorry for your loss - it's so sad. As I get ready for this upcoming trip I will remember this and remind my trip partners.

Thank you for sharing this and reminding us.

Talk to you in a week :)


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07/17/2010 12:21AM
I agree, count your blessings. I've been to a few funerals of people close to me in the last few years, and boy does it change your perspective.

It's appreciating the little things and having the little diversions that help you go on.

I stumbled upon BWCA.COM during such a time. It's been a nice diversion since - it brings me to my happy place.
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07/17/2010 08:16AM
Thanks for the reminder izzy.
07/17/2010 10:09AM
Take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
Thanks! good reminder.
07/17/2010 08:14PM
Hey Izzy,
My Dad used to have a tin plate hangin in his office...here is what it said"
"And when the one Great Scorer Comes to Score against your name...It
matters not that you won or lost, but how you played the game"
We all go through life pretty much under the "same rules" It's tought to lose friends or wife's of friends, but the in the end when we meet the almighty it pretty much matters how we played the game.
Thinkin of U,
SunCatcher
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07/17/2010 09:45PM
quote izzy: "I just got back from a funeral. A good friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. They never complained. But they asked that each day we should count our blessings. And we should. So every day for them, please take a look around and see how good we have things. And take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
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AMEN!!!
mooseplums
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07/17/2010 11:35PM
Try to remember the real, and good purposes of life, it ain't found on television.
It isn't important what you do for a living, what's important is HOW you live.
Live Life

Sorry Iz for your loss.
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07/18/2010 02:43PM
Sorry to hear about your friend's wife, Pat. Your message is well received and very appropriate. Thanks for the reminder to cherish life everyday. It can't be said enough.
mc2mens
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07/18/2010 04:51PM
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln
BWPaddler
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07/18/2010 07:28PM
Thanks for the reminder and so sorry for your friend's loss.
Jeriatric
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07/18/2010 07:42PM
I love that Lincoln quote.
mooseplums
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07/18/2010 08:29PM
quote mc2mens: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln
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Mae West had a somewhat similar quote:
"It's not the men in your life that count, it's the life in your men"

......Ok well kinda sorta similar
 
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